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FACING DEATH IN HOPE

The 4th chapter of 2 Timothy is Paul's final declaration of faith before he was executed by Nero. When he pinned these words he was in prison and fairly certain of his imminent death.



I suppose that my situation is somewhat similar to Paul's, although Paul's physical condition was much more severe than mine. But my doctors tell me I am going to die before too long.



I have communicated with several people in the last few months that had a much…

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Added by David Young on August 9, 2018 at 7:35pm — 2 Comments

Praying for Missionaries, Pastors and Church Leaders

As I post this, my heart is heavy over the apparent moral failings of a high-profile pastor and seeming mishandling by the leadership of one the pioneer ministries or our day that continues to make headlines in the major newspapers. 

This post will not address any of the issues or problems in particular. Instead, as I share with the Prayer Network, I…

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Added by Kevin Cunningham on August 10, 2018 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

How’s Your Prayer Life? Need Help?

Along with words to encourage you or help you to encourage others, I try to provide resources or training to help us live out our faith.  This is the first in a series on helps for our personal prayer life.  Coming tomorrow, helpful resources to pray for all the relationships in life, then for missionaries and pastors.  Today’s focus will be on a helpful pattern for prayer and using the Bible to help pray for friends who already know God and for…

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Added by Kevin Cunningham on August 5, 2018 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Praying for mid-term elections (pt. 1)

The Presidential Prayer Team daily prayer page today mentions that it's 100 days to the mid-term elections.  With division in our country running so high and questions still surrounding alleged attempts to interfere with the 2016 elections, we need God's intervention both to protect our election process and to put in place leaders who will honor him.  How should we then pray?  This is the first of a series of posts with thoughts on how to pray for our upcoming…

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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on July 29, 2018 at 9:04am — 1 Comment

Morning by Morning, July 26 - Kind and Powerful Words

Morning by Morning, July 26 - Kind and Powerful Words
 
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Master, Savior, Lord and King, as best as I can and all by Your grace, I yield my will to Your will to begin my day walking with You.  ... 
 
"Kind words are like honey -- sweet to the soul and healthy for the body" (Proverbs 16:24 NLT). 
 
Anoint…
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Added by Tommy Hays on July 26, 2018 at 9:05am — 1 Comment

P.N Tip: Try Google Chrome!

If you're in the habit of pasting information and prayer requests here at Pray.Network (as I am), here's a tip:  Use Google Chrome rather than Internet Explorer or Edge browsers.  I have found that with IE/Edge, pasted copy often gets cut off on the right-hand side, reformatted in ways I don't expect, and pictures often don't come out well.

I've noticed since switching over to Chrome that none of these problems are present in that browser.  Chrome does do a little reformatting, but…

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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on July 17, 2018 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Facing A Life-Storm? Don't Give Up Hope!

Are you going through a storm right now? Something so difficult or traumatic that you aren't sure you'll make it to tomorrow?

Don't give up hope. It often takes a storm to get our minds off our own plans and ways and onto God's greater plan—to realize there's a purpose for…

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Added by John I Snyder on July 16, 2018 at 5:35am — No Comments

WRITING FORCEFULLY

I am not sure forceful writing is something all of us strive for. But I do believe many of us would like to know how to add impetus to the words we write.

How do we write with overwhelming influence on our readers, on our culture? I have thought a great deal about this and I think I have some things to say about writing forcefully. However, before I begin I suppose I should grant you a disclaimer. My books are not,…

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Added by David Young on July 5, 2018 at 12:02pm — 5 Comments

GOD IS WILLING

Many of us have been greatly encouraged in our prayers for lost friends with the words from 2 Peter 3: 9, “God is not willing that any should perish.”

But I think it is important to note that there are a couple of ways in which this verse can be misinterpreted. The two that I have in mind both interpret the will of God here as immutable. But that is not the word used in the original language. The word is…

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Added by David Young on July 1, 2018 at 11:48am — No Comments

Why? (Praying in Crisis, pt. 2)

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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on July 1, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Learn How to Pray Effectively for your Grandchildren



If you are a grandparent who would like to pray more effectively or intentionally for your grandchildren, you will want to purchase and read the book, Grandparenting with a Purpose: Effective Ways to Pray for your Grandchildren. The book provides specific examples to help you pray, such as alphabet prayers, prayers based on Scriptures, Suggestions to pray for School children and prayers for holidays.

 

Check out the book…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on June 21, 2018 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Lord, Don't You Care? (Praying in Crisis, pt. 1)

The wind and the waves threatened to capsize the fishing boat. Though seasoned on the water, the men…

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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on June 20, 2018 at 9:29pm — No Comments

PTAP: Witness during Ramadan; Prayer for Healing

Prayer Requests - June 17, 2018
 
Dylan (pseudonym) asked when the "night of power," a particular night at the end of Ramadan in which it is thought more clout is earned with Allah for praying through the night, was to a few young Gulf men. This question led to a sharing of thought in which three young Gulf men heard about…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on June 17, 2018 at 12:51pm — No Comments

THE TRAINING OF GRACE

I fear many Christians have the notion that we are saved by grace, but we are trained for righteousness by legalism. This is a serious mistake for Christians and it misses one of the most wonderful truths of scripture. In Titus Chapter 2 Paul tells us the grace of God trains us for Godly living. Look with me at these verses.

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing…

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Added by David Young on June 12, 2018 at 12:53pm — No Comments

The Ripple Effect of a Praying Grandparent

During the summer, many grandparents vacation with their grandchildren. It is an excellent opportunity to spend extra time with the possibility of quality interaction. Now imagine you are camping with your grandchildren in the mountains. You have cooked your campfire stew for dinner, and you are relaxing around the campfire beside a big lake. It is perfectly still; there is no wind. The lake is a mirror reflecting a beautiful sunset. Sticky-fingered grandchildren delight in s’mores…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on June 4, 2018 at 7:12pm — No Comments

BRIGHT SPARKS OF HOPE

When our daughter was barely a teenager she came down with a rare life-threatening disease. That was a terrible time for us. We spent many months in and out of Children's Hospital in Seattle. We longed for a word from God that her life would be spared. But God was silent. That is not quite true. That was a very hot time of God speaking to us, showing us things in Scripture, and ministering to our lives. But we were desperate for a word of assurance about our…

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Added by David Young on June 4, 2018 at 8:29pm — No Comments

The Ripple Effect of a Praying Grandparent

During the summer, many grandparents vacation with their grandchildren. It is an excellent opportunity to spend extra time with the possibility of quality interaction. Now imagine you are camping with your grandchildren in the mountains. You have cooked your campfire stew for dinner, and you are relaxing around the campfire beside a big lake. It is perfectly still; there is no wind. The lake is a mirror reflecting a beautiful sunset. Sticky-fingered grandchildren delight in s’mores…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on June 4, 2018 at 7:29pm — No Comments

It's God's Fault: Avoiding the Blame Game

Why me?

Life seems to offer us many opportunities for resentment, bitterness, disillusionment, or anger designed to turn us quickly self-centered as we compare…

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Added by John I Snyder on May 30, 2018 at 3:06pm — No Comments

P.N tip: Encourage responses to your blog posts!

Did you know that in the Privacy settings of your profile, there are options for determining how people can respond to your blog posts?  You can set your blog to immediately publish responses from other members of Pray.Network, or to wait for your approval before publishing each response.  

Use the "publish immediately" setting if you want to encourage discussion on your blog and are not concerned about moderating the discussion.  Use the "wait for my approval" option if you want to…

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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on May 28, 2018 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

PTAP: Ramadan Prayers for the Children of the Arabian Peninsula

 
Children are a gift from the Lord and parents want the best for their children. Thankfully, the wealth of the oil-rich countries in the Arabian Peninsula has helped children not to be in want. Unfortunately, it has also created a generation of boys and girls who struggle with health issues due to unhealthy fast foods and a sedentary lifestyle. Childhood…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on May 23, 2018 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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