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By Sing Oldham

Phil Miglioratti opened the winter leadership meeting of PrayerLink asking whether Southern Baptists are more interested in developing prayer guides (booklets and other resources about prayer) or prayer guides (individuals in congregations who help guide church members to be prayer warriors in the house of God).

Drawing his lesson from the purification of Jesus recorded in Luke 2, Miglioratti pointed to two individuals in Scripture who serve as prayer guides for twenty-first century believers—Anna and Simeon.

These two relatively obscure characters in the overall narrative of Scripture were “led by the Spirit to step up at just the right moment to announce God’s redemptive moment,” Miglioratti, prayer consultant for the Illinois Baptist State Association and national coordinator of Loving Our Communities to Christ, said.

Noting that we know nothing about them beyond this single instance, Miglioratti observed that Anna and Simeon both frequented the house of God and were devoted to the Lord in prayer.

“It is interesting to note that Luke 2:40 follows Luke 2:22–39,” he added.

Luke 2:40 states that Jesus grew up and became strong, filled with wisdom, and God’s grace was on Him.

“We cannot underestimate the power of prayer on people’s lives,” Miglioratti noted, urging the PrayerLink leadership team to focus its ministry objectives on creating “Luke 2:40 followers of Jesus”—those who grow strong in the Lord, who are filled with the Spirit, and who reflect the grace of God in how they live their lives.


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How Should A Prayer Leader Build Their Pastor Into a Prayer Champion?Members of the "Prayer Leaders" forum on Pray.Network have ben asked to respond to this question.Their replies, indicating their insights, experiences, lessons learned, are…Continue

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A question has been raised by a friend of mine, who is also a member of Pray!Network.  Are there any who are active in prayer walking and praying for Tuscon, Az?If you know of some involved in prayer for Tuscon, please let us know.  I will pass that…Continue

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I am always looking for ways to "prime" our prayer group to pray "big picture" prayers.   There is a new little book (99 cents, Kindle edition) which is very helpful to this end.  It consists of 777 short "prayer points" picked directly from…Continue

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Comment by Pam Johnson on April 17, 2014 at 3:24am
Thank you so much for your prayer support. Satan did indeed try to thwart what God wanted to do through our last volunteer team but your prayers made him powerless and the team had a wonderful week serving at the Baptist Primary School in Longido, Tanzania. They were able to do a vacation Bible school and sting 400 meters of a 3 strand barbed wire fence.
Comment by Pam Johnson on March 25, 2014 at 2:45am

I was reminded that it has been a while since I have shared what God is doing in our ministry. We have been very busy in 2014 with volunteers coming every month. We are getting ready for the next group coming April 5th. 

With the volunteers we have seen an increase in opposition from Satan. We would greatly appreciate your prayers and the prayers of those you lead as we continue to serve among the Maasai and that the forces of evil would be vanquished.

Please follow our blog to get more information about what God is doing.



Comment by Phil Miglioratti on February 27, 2014 at 11:39am
Prayer & Awakening
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What is the relationship between our prayers and God's work in revival? This theme provides useful insights on this issue from people who have seen God at work firsthand. The interview with Ben Patterson urges church leaders to make prayer their primary task and encourages them to hope for God to work mightily through his body, the church. Practical articles give tools to help ministry leaders start a prayer ministry, create an environment for corporate (and individual) repentance, and cultivate discernment to hear God's voice.

This Resource contains all of the following:

Making Prayer Our Central Work  
If we believe prayer is essential, how do we act on that belief?
Heart Check  
10 key questions for assessing our devotional life.
Questions about Devotions  
Evaluating the four factors that determine all we do.
5 Reasons We May Hesitate to Pray  
What keeps us from coming closer to God?
Tension over Revival?  
The supernatural may attract; not planning the natural may distract.
Jump-Starting Church Prayer  
Could they revitalize the congregation's prayer life?
Do You Really Want to Hear God Speak?  
Understanding the risks of listening to God's voice.
How to Motivate People to Pray  
Inviting God to your church.
Listening to the Voice of God  
6 distinguishing marks of divine discourse.
Vectoring Prayer  
Add depth and strength to group prayer with this simple approach.
A Solemn Assembly  
Many churches are holding special gatherings of repentance and healing. Here's how to develop one for your congregation.
Comment by Michelle Morrison on September 7, 2013 at 4:55am

American Religious Heritage Under Attack

I am a pastor and attorney here in NYC and I want to urge you to watch the videos below. OUR RELIGIOUS HERITAGE IS UNDER ATTACK.  The clips are not long.  We have an educational  program on Sat Sept 14th in NYC and I am encourage everyone to forward the first 2 videos and post them on social media to get the word out.
Pleas pray for me and our task force as we seek to educate the Body of Christ on these issues!
Michelle Morrison
Introduction about the task force and Sept 14th
 A must watch!!   Pastor Bill Devlin speaks on recent development with SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE under attack
Comment by Virtuous Lady on May 16, 2013 at 7:08pm

Comment by Phil Miglioratti on January 24, 2013 at 6:20pm

National Prayer Committee tours Hollywood to Pray for the Entertainment Industry

By Michael Ireland
Special Reporter, ASSIST News Service

HOLLYWOOD, CA (ANS) -- Fifty-eight prayer leaders will gather together to learn about Christian ministries in Los Angeles and offer prayer for the entertainment industry next week, when the National Prayer Committee partners with Hollywood Prayer Network for a "Hollywood Day" Thursday, January 31, 2013.

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According to a media release from the Hollywood Prayer Network, the day will begin with a bus tour of Hollywood hotspots such as the Hollywood Sign, Pantages Theatre, Grauman's Chinese Theatre and Paramount Pictures Studios, followed by a worship service at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood.

The committee will also listen to a panel of Christian industry professionals including DeVon Franklin, Senior Vice President of Production at Colombia Studios, Dean Batali, Executive Producer of That 70s Show, and Actress Nancy Stafford from Matlock. After the panel, the prayer leaders will view a screening of the film 42, followed by a discussion led by Professor Robert Johnston of Fuller Theological Seminary. 

Karen Covell, Documentary Producer and Founder of the Hollywood Prayer Network, said: "This is a rare and exciting day, to have the Nation's top prayer leaders all gathering in Hollywood to spend time with and pray for the entertainment professionals who are shaping our culture."

Covell hopes that committee members will leave Los Angeles with a better sense of how to pray specifically for Hollywood as "the world's most influential mission field."

Hollywood Prayer Network is a Christian nonprofit ministry for the purpose of praying for the people, projects and powerful influence of the entertainment industry.

HPN invites individuals, churches, and para-church organizations to commit to pray for all aspects of the media, including film, television, music, internet and news. The group challenges beleivers to embrace artists and creative professionals in our culture and support them through prayer.

For additional information on the National Prayer Committee's "Hollywood Day," contact Lisa Petersen

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Comment by Linda Bemis on September 3, 2012 at 9:56pm

What Is Orality?!

It is far more than 'storytelling' with children or those who cannot read. Check out the upcoming ION Annual Conference - 10th Anniversary. Orality is using oral strategies with those who choose to get their information by other ways than print-format. That includes those who can read but choose not to by using audio, internet or digital means.

See the newly added event on Pray! Network at:

Plan to come check out the newest discipleship & evangelism tool that can impact every part of your church or ministry to reach those who will only receive the good news if you give it to them in a form they can understand.

Comment by Jonathan Graf on August 13, 2012 at 2:39pm

Prayer for our nation is building. I am amazed at all the ministries that are being led to encourage prayer for 40 days prior to the elections. Many of them non-partisan. You can see fifteen different ones and what they are doing at Many are using the prayer guide Desperate for Change: 40 Days of Prayer for America. 

Comment by Phil Miglioratti on June 7, 2012 at 10:37am



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Comment by Linda Bemis on May 21, 2012 at 2:28pm

Do you or your prayer teams have a plan for GDOP? If not, you might share with them the following info. The Persecution Watch is a great group.

The facilitator, Blaine Scoggin has been around for several years.

Invitation to join the 12 hour Prayer Conference Call for GDOP12%20Hr%20ConCall%20GDOP%2027May2012.pdf
27 May 2012 GDOP ConCall .pdf

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