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Missionary Conference--Prayer based

On March 11, 2018, my church had a Missionary Conference, which was coordinated by our church's Missions Committee. I am on that committee, and can say that everyone working made this conference possible. The whole committee worked very hard. The conference was a blessing to the whole church.

I believe that the following was extremely important to the success of this Missionary Conference:  One member of the committee was not able to…

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Added by Lewis Turner on March 12, 2018 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Pastoral Search Committees

Recently, my church’s pastor resigned, putting us into the position of having to search for a new pastor to lead the church. A pulpit committee has been formed, and it is following the pattern of the Tennessee Baptist group that recommends having a Pray Chairman. Prayer is an important part of the duties of the Pulpit Search Committee, and the Prayer Chairman is responsible for keeping prayer at the forefront, and also before the Church…

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Added by Lewis Turner on February 22, 2018 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Pastoral Search Committees- Prayer -Prayer Questions for Candidates

Recently, my church has started searching for a pastor and has set up a Pastoral Search Committee. We are currently in the administrative part of our duties-developing candidate questions. Since our committee is quite diverse—a number of different focuses/talents/functions in the body—the questions will undoubtedly be diverse. We are working on format of the questions—I.E.—Initial interview, Written Questions to follow-ups, and a second Interview.

Being the Prayer Chairman of the…

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Added by Lewis Turner on February 22, 2018 at 11:58am — No Comments

A Good Friday Meditation

Some thoughts on the Day of the Crucifixion of Jesus

 

Psalm 31:5: Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.

 

This Psalms prophetically contains the words that Christ spoke on…

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Added by Lewis Turner on April 1, 2017 at 7:49am — No Comments

Decision America--Visit to Maryland State Capitol Oct 11 2016 --Annapolis, Md

Oct 11, 2016  Approximately 3600 people gathered in Annapolis MD to pray together and be challenged by Franklin Graham.  This is the 48th stop on his Decision America Tour of the State Capitols.  It was a blessing to be able to be a part of this event, which is so important in our state and our country.

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Added by Lewis Turner on October 12, 2016 at 12:35pm — 2 Comments

Are Heart issues hindering a House of Prayer in our Churches???

Just wondering—Three reasons why many churches are not houses of prayer.

--One is the lack of Seminary Training in prayer and prayer ministry.…

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Added by Lewis Turner on September 3, 2015 at 2:55pm — 16 Comments

A Thanksgiving Prayer

Father, Thank You for urging us to the work of Christ that was done for us, because You loved us. You are EL ELYON, Most High God   עליון   לְאֵ֥ל, In Jesus’ Name we bring this Thanksgiving to you. Amen

Added by Lewis Turner on November 27, 2014 at 7:34am — No Comments

Heart Responsed--how do they affecdt our concept of God?

Heart Considerations –do they affect our responses with others?

 

Tonight, my wife and I watched an episode of the Walton’s.  It was an interesting story.  The father was offered a very nice price for their land and the story showed him looking at all…

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Added by Lewis Turner on September 29, 2014 at 7:38pm — No Comments

What Should We Repent Of As a Nation?

 

The work of Wheatland Ministries involves research in learning how to best pray and be involved in intercessory prayer.



I am currently reading the book the Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn. In it he identifies 3 spirits affecting our nation, which are the spirits of Defiance, Pride, and Arrogance. I mention them, because we seen many saying we need to repent--and that is in scripture--but there is a question--do we know what we are repenting of?--especially as a nation.…

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Added by Lewis Turner on July 4, 2014 at 10:02am — 3 Comments

Patriot Praying or Kingdom Praying

Patriot Praying or Kingdom Praying

 

Recently, I came across an article in the Connector, published by Intercessors for America.  It was titled ‘A Warning from Macedonia’.  Some of you, who have are on the Intercessors for America mailing list, may have seen it.

 

It raises an interesting question—are we trying to view control—possibly by encouraging adherence to our particular belief by a political candidate or party as the answer to our…

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Added by Lewis Turner on June 18, 2014 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

Praying Into Another Person’s Vision-an act of Love and Friendship



Praying Into Another Person’s Vision-an act of Love and Friendship

 

We live in a highly individualistic society—which carries over into our prayer life—many of us pray alone—and we justify that by showing in the Bible various occasions where Christ went and prayed alone.—We also look at the prayer closet (Matthew 6: 6)—as reason to pray alone.…

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Added by Lewis Turner on April 22, 2014 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Praying Into Another Person’s Vision

Praying into another person’s vision

 

We live in a highly individualistic society—which carries over into our prayer life—many of us pray alone—and we justify that by showing in the Bible various occasions where Christ went and prayed alone.—We also look at the prayer closet (Matthew 6: 6)—as reason to pray alone.  Even with these times mentioned in the Bible when…

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Added by Lewis Turner on January 12, 2014 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Praying Together in the Christmas Season

Praying Together in the Christmas Season--
This Thought was presented two years ago on the…
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Added by Lewis Turner on December 15, 2013 at 8:37am — 1 Comment

A Function of God's Family Which Relates to Prayer

A Function of God’s Family Which Relates to Prayer

 

A Study of the Words ‘Plead’ and ‘Cause’ in Psalms 119:154…

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Added by Lewis Turner on August 3, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Praying Over Past Family Issues--both Good Issues and Bad Issues

Last March, I went on a prayer journey to my parents home county, and prayed over areas where my family had connection.  It was both a prayer of repentance and also about good things that I knew.  When you confess sin, prayer is not easy.--Important point.  One place I prayed, had been the house of a Lady of Prayer, which was on the property of a former school that my Great great Grandfather had written the charter to.  Prayer at that place was the easiest.

 

Now what is…

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Added by Lewis Turner on January 21, 2013 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

Immanuel

Immanuel

עִמָּנוּאֵל‎ (H6005 Strong's Number)

A close look at meanings of the letters of Immanuel utilizing both the Hebrew Alphabet and the Alphabet used in Abraham's time, shows that the name Immanuel, which is often interpreted "God with us" has a…

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Added by Lewis Turner on December 19, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments

Praying Together Course - Update and Praying for Government and Prayer for the Nation

The Syllabus for the Praying Together Course is posted here for those not in the course, who may wish to take the course.

 

Praying-Together Course

Syllabus

 

Lesson Plans

 

     Module 1 Praying Together         

          Lesson 1  Class Purpose, Prayer Basics, and…

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Added by Lewis Turner on August 7, 2012 at 4:46pm — 4 Comments

Seeking the Lord, Humbling Ourselves, Praying for our Nation

A few years ago, the Lord had me involved in a prayer assignment, of great magnitude.  Much prayer had already gone up over a major issues that affected us locally.  I was one of the principle prayer leaders and needed God's Wisdom on encouraging others how to pray.

I came to the point where I had to seek the Lord and ask Him what was on His Heart that would show me how to pray.  I did not get silence from the Lord.  Soon the Lord led me to scripture…

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Added by Lewis Turner on July 3, 2012 at 10:29pm — 21 Comments

VBS Lessons on Teaching Prayer

I am looking for VBS lessons that teach prayer to children.  I have found some helpful material, but am looking for actual VBS lessons that teach prayer to our children.  My research has come up empty handed so far--with the exception of some supportive material that can help build a lessonThe VBS director at my church has requested me to help, and wants 4 short lessons on prayer (5 minutes) then the prayer activity is for each child to place a prayer on a prayer wall for…

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Added by Lewis Turner on January 21, 2012 at 7:18am — 5 Comments

Possible Meaning of the Word Humble from examination of the Hebrew Letters in the Word

Defining the Word Humble found in II Chronicles 7 vs 14

Hebrew Strong's Number: 3665

Hebrew Word:כָּנַע‎

Transliteration: kānaʿ

Phonetic Pronunciation:kaw-nah'

Root: a primitive root

Cross Reference: TWOT -…

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Added by Lewis Turner on November 6, 2011 at 4:29pm — 2 Comments

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