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A Grandparent’s Challenge

I received the special gift of grandparenting as I approached my midlife season. It was exciting to become a grandparent! However, I learned that along with this gift came a sacred trust to imprint another generation with the message of God’s faithfulness. Reflecting on my new responsibility, I realized my prayers were too general and vague and I became frustrated with how I was praying for my grandchildren.…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on March 21, 2019 at 11:50am — No Comments

Prayers God Loves to Answer: Praying for the Church (pt. 2)

A civil worker in Kentucky loses her job for refusal to issue a license for a gay marriage due to her religious convictions.  A baker on Colorado is sued for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding, again due to religious convictions.  Celebrities who are believers get criticized for positions taken by their pastors on controversial topics.  Long-standing mottos like "In God We Trust" get challenged.

 

All around us, the church is challenged and squeezed by a culture that…

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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on March 19, 2019 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Boiling Prayers

We face two dangers whenever we talk about prayer. We can make prayer seem so difficult that only the “super-Christians” can pray effectively while the rest of us just muddle along. Sometimes the stories we tell about saints who spent hours on their knees crying out to God end up discouraging us because we’re busy and tired and the kids are wearing us out and our job is a hassle and life feels like a burden, so even if Luther prayed two hours every morning,…

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Added by Ray Pritchard on February 28, 2019 at 2:41pm — No Comments

A DRINK OFFERING

In 2 Timothy Paul gives us a marvelous example of integral hope in his life. Paul's life even at that difficult end was still buoyed by a higher purpose. 2 Timothy 4:1,2 reads,

“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete…

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Added by David Young on February 25, 2019 at 5:28pm — 1 Comment

Don't Say Amen!

I have a confession. Growing up, it seemed the preachers always used at least one Hebrew or Greek word in every sermon to help clarify or explain the biblical text. This was good. It was helpful. I appreciated it. But I also assumed if I didn’t understand a word or phrase in the worship service, it must be Hebrew or Greek. So, my youthful observation led me to assume the word “Amen” was either Hebrew or Greek for “Sit down.” Every time someone ended a prayer with the word “Amen” we all sat…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on February 24, 2019 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Prayers God Loves to Answer: Praying for the Church (pt. 1)

According to Christianity Today, the United Methodist Church's General Session this weekend will be determining the church's stance on LGBT/gender issues.  At stake are questions like whether to ordain LGBT ministers, whether to perform gay marriages, etc. (1)

 

The stakes are high in all of this, and there are believers on many sides in this issue.  Words like "love" and "grace" get tossed around a lot, with definitions being assumed and never really spelled out (if you don't…

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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on February 24, 2019 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Become an ABC Prayer Champion

Become an ABC Prayer Champion

Always Be Creative

When we are introduced to God in Genesis, God is creating something awesome and beautiful with a creative potential of its own.

When we gather people to worship God's attributes or wonder about God's word, to work with God…

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Added by Phil Miglioratti on February 24, 2019 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Observations on Three Mega-Firings

Observations on Three Mega-Firings

 

For me, this past year has been the best of times and the worst of times.

 

The best? I’m a Great Commission-meets-Great Commandment guy who is radically blessed by a collaboration of nearly one thousand…

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Added by Phil Miglioratti on February 22, 2019 at 11:07am — 1 Comment

Listening prayer: Asking God questions

Determining core values needs to be a Spirit-led process. Although we borrow strategies and exercises from the secular world or businesses, we must never forget that we are part of the Kingdom of God. As such, God is leading, not us. We need to listen with an open heart and a spirit of sensitivity.…

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Added by Robert Logan on January 30, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Prayed-Up Pastors and Interceding People

When your Pastor stands to proclaim God’s Word is there the appearance of being “prayed up?” You may or may not be able to discern this, but don’t assume that this is the case. Vance Havner borrowed an anonymous quote to describe the possibility that a pastor may not be up to date in his prayer life. "The devil is in constant conspiracy against a preacher who really prays, for it has been said that what a minister is in his prayer closet is what he is, no more, no less." Granted, it is…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on January 19, 2019 at 5:45pm — 1 Comment

Questions to pinpoint prayer for diaspora people

Over 258 million people live in a different country from their birth country. Another 20 million are refugees, 3 million are asylum seekers and 10 million are stateless. There are many other "people on the move" who are not counted in those statistics -- tourists, seafarers, diplomats, flight crews and so on.

Here are a few questions to help you know how to pray for diaspora people -- whether your neighbor, the person next to you on the bus, another church member or someone you see on…

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Added by Katherine Lorance on January 1, 2019 at 6:56pm — No Comments

HOPE WHEN YOUR HEART IS BREAKING

How do you exercise hope when you are grieving in the depth of your soul? In the 12th chapter of John Jesus showed us something about this spiritual discipline. Listen to His voice as his heart bleeds with sorrow in verses 27,28.

“Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven:…

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Added by David Young on December 30, 2018 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Pray Christmas - Day 4

Praying 25 Days of Christmas

December 4

  • Background to today’s prayer

    • Do you pray for revival?

    • Have you ever thought about how it might come to us…especially here in the USA?

    • Friends, it will…

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Added by Mark S Mirza on December 4, 2018 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Pray Christmas - Day 1

Praying 25 Days of Christmas



December 1

  • Background to today’s prayer

    • There is an underlying foundation to these prayers, and it is the same now, as it was when I wrote these a few years ago.

    • And that foundation…

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Added by Mark S Mirza on December 1, 2018 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

Should You Analyze Your Prayers?

Phil,

Is it a good idea to analyze or study one's own prayers to become more effective?

I have gotten different feedback from my Christian friends most of them negative.

From your point of view, Is this a worthy endeavor?"

It seems To Me . . .

  • Evaluating your own prayers in order to congratulate yourself ("I give myself a 9 out of 10!") or to review and edit them so they sound eloquent or…
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Added by Phil Miglioratti on November 20, 2018 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

Dick Eastman latest guest on the Christ Connection podcast

It is good to have Dick Eastman of Every Home For Christ and America's National Prayer Committee as my latest guest on the podcast. We talk practical prayer and some of the exciting things that God is doing around the world. You can check it out under "Christ Connection" where you listen to podcast or here is a link to the show- https://wp.me/p1Mbsb-CH ;

Added by Kevin Senapatiratne on November 19, 2018 at 3:16pm — 1 Comment

From Grumbling to Glory

“. . . I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth” (Psalm 34:1 NASB)

Why do you suppose we most often refer to David as the “psalmist”? It’s true 73 of the “songs” are attributed to him, but that’s less than half. Maybe we consider him the author of Psalms because we identify with his personal challenges and…

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Added by Kay Horner on November 19, 2018 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Praying for the sphere of Family in January 2019

Dear friends in Christ, 

The National Prayer Strategy is one of the largest prayer network for the spheres of influence nationally and internationally. During the month of January 2019, we are praying for the sphere of Family and Marriage. Should you wish to send us your prayer requests or you know someone who wish to do that please send us all prayer requests before the 10th of December 2018.

 

God bless you

 

Lilian…

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Added by Lilian Marie Schmid on November 17, 2018 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Morning by Morning, November 14 - Life Lessons along "The Long Way"

Morning by Morning, November 14 - Life Lessons along "The Long Way"
 
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Speak to my…
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Added by Tommy Hays on November 14, 2018 at 9:05am — 1 Comment

PTAP: International Day of Prayer for Yemen

He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of His people. - Psalm 113: 7,8

November 10, 2018
 
Dear Praying…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on November 7, 2018 at 11:52am — No Comments

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