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COINCIDENCE?

I have had several striking coincidences this week. I am reminded of something I recently read, and you have read or heard many times. A hard-bitten detective in a mystery novel said, “I don't believe in coincidences.” Accidental coincidences are an unlikely explanation of many things that take place.

This week I wrote a pastor friend whom I have not seen in several years. I said I was praying for God to do more in…

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Added by David Young on December 2, 2019 at 11:25pm — No Comments

Pray Attention, Church!

Good praying often requires preparation. For example, Jesus commanded His followers with the words "watch and pray."

Also, Paul challenged all believers when he wrote, under the Holy Spirit's influence, "continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving." (Col. 4:2)

Apparently, watching has a vital role in our prayer activities!

The Greek word for "watch" is "gregoreo", which means, basically, "to be awake or vigilant." Webster's defines "watch" as "keeping…

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Added by Jerry McCullah on December 2, 2019 at 2:07pm — 1 Comment

PRAYING TOGETHER IN MARRIAGE

The Scripture I want to look at in this blog actually addresses only men. However, I believe ladies can read over our shoulders and get a firm grasp on some things that we need God to do in our marriages. My experience is that ladies are much better at doing that than men.

The verse is 1 Peter 3:7.

“Likewise, husbands, live with your…

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Added by David Young on November 25, 2019 at 9:29pm — No Comments

HOPE IN A WORLD OF EVIL

HOPE IN A WORLD OF EVIL

“We know that we are from God, 

and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.”

1 John 5:19



I don't think we should need the Bible to tell us that we…

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Added by David Young on November 19, 2019 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Finding Joy in Praying for my Grandchildren

What a joy it is to have that precious little grandchild come running into your arms with hugs and kisses. The six-year-old calling to tell you she lost her first tooth or your seven-year-old grandson excited about making his first goal in his soccer game.

In addition to senior discounts, grandchildren are one of the rewards of growing older. Mary H.…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on November 14, 2019 at 8:58pm — No Comments

THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS

THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, 

who is Christ the Lord.”

Luke 2:11

Do remember the thrilling anticipation you experienced…

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Added by David Young on November 12, 2019 at 12:22pm — No Comments

The Revised & Expanded Grandparenting with a Purpose has arrived

Today, there are over 70 million grandparents in the United States plus many more around the world. Grandparents represent one-third of the population with 1.7 million new grandparents added to the ranks every year in the U.S. Grandparents lead 37% of all U.S. households in this country — that’s 44 million households nationwide. (Google)u

How GRANDPARENTS CAN IMPACT THE WORLD?It is estimated that there are over 30 million Christian…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on November 6, 2019 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Praying for Your Pastor This Month

I took my pastor to lunch recently, celebrating Pastor Appreciation Month. In the course of the conversation, I asked him how he felt the specific call of God to be a pastor, since he had previously been a Student Minister and a Church Starter. His answer was similar to mine – an early call to vocational ministry, made specific in time. I had taken a “Pastor Appreciation” survey on social media, assuming that pastors would want their church members to pray for them. I asked, "What should be…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on October 26, 2019 at 3:49pm — No Comments

I SAW the LORD!

"In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was…

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Added by Jerry McCullah on October 25, 2019 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

#ReimaginePRAYER ~ Thoughts on Repentance

  • Repentance is more concerned with what changes inside than outside:
    • Begins with a response to the Holy Spirit (often sensed by feeling sorrow or grief over our sin)
    • But must be ore than that emotional response; our sadness must produce a cleansed, pure "heart"
    • ...and that must produce a change of mind (think differently; Romans 12:2)
  • If we confess our sins is more than saying "sorry"
    1. We must…
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Added by Phil Miglioratti on October 24, 2019 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Our College Campuses Need Prayers

Many of our grandchildren are attending college and universities, some are Christian, and some are secular colleges.  The grandchildren attending secular universities are taught a secular worldview and probably navigating ungodly influences. We need to pray for our grandchildren’s deep spiritual needs, the needs of their souls.

Barna…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on October 17, 2019 at 2:16pm — 1 Comment

#Reimagine The Evangelical Operating System

Added by Phil Miglioratti on October 18, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Deeply Rooted in the Shepherd's Love

Regardless of how we look on the outside, the size and scope of our ministry or the crowds of people surrounding us, each of us may struggle at some point in life with damaged love receptors. Our archenemy Satan is keenly aware that if he can distance us from the love of God, we will be unsuccessful at loving ourselves or others, causing us to lose heart. No doubt, that's why Paul prayed for the Ephesian believers:

When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to…

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Added by Kay Horner on October 8, 2019 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment

Report on my Guest Interview on Prayer Surge NOW!

What an encouraging prayer call today! (Saturday, September 28)
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Added by Pray.Network Coordinator on September 29, 2019 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment

LISTENING IN PRAYER

This is the third in a series of blogs on developing faith by listening to God, adapted from my upcoming book, Faith, The Infinite, Ultimate Love of God.

We sometimes think of prayer as a monologue where we tell God what is on our hearts. But prayer is far more than that. Prayer is crucial among the ways that we hear the voice of God.

We listen to…

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Added by David Young on September 22, 2019 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Books on Prayer

It had been awhile since I had counted, but the recent purchase of more books from a used book dealer, sent me back to the shelves to count how many books I possess on the subject of prayer. The new count is 481. A bit excessive for the normal minister/seminary professor, but not for one who for many years occupied one of only two fully endowed chairs of prayer in theological education in the world. Do I agree with everything in these books? Absolutely, not. Am I a better professor/person…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on September 22, 2019 at 12:50pm — No Comments

#ReimaginePRAYER ... for a Ministry Leader

My prayer template for a ministry colleague:
   • Stay holy - set apart to God
   • Live pure - undivided motivation  
   • Be kind - to all you meet and lead 

Added by Pray.Network Coordinator on September 15, 2019 at 6:52pm — 1 Comment

Why #Reimagine?

To reimagine is not to change what we believe but how we think.

If we are unable to differentiate between our beliefs (theology, doctrines) and thoughts (ideas, applications, systems, best practices), then we will ultimately be unable to defend our values and discern the foundations of social change and political preferences.

To reimagine, is to rethink, review and revise, prompted by a Holy Spirit revealed fresh-for-our-times application of the unchanging truth of Scripture.…

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Added by Pray.Network Coordinator on September 11, 2019 at 11:25am — No Comments

PRAYING IN A WORSHIP SERVICE

Last week I shared a prayer that I invited people to pray every Sunday when we come together. "Lord, let me hear your voice." I actually began that by suggesting that people pray, "God, speak to me." Then I realized that God always speaks when His word is read and preached. That would be like asking Jesus to be present in a worship service. He told us in Matthew 18:20, that He is aready there.…

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Added by David Young on August 26, 2019 at 11:12pm — No Comments

How Many Prayer-Partners Do I Need?

I sat around a rectangular table with seven other men, all focused on an eighth man at the head of the table. That eighth man had been named to a prominent and powerful position. The seven were there to pray for the eighth. How many intercessors does it take to reach maximum effectiveness in prayer? Could one intercessor have been just as effective as seven? Would ten or twenty or a hundred intercessors been more effective than the seven present at the table? Jesus took three disciples with…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on August 24, 2019 at 10:29am — No Comments

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