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Giving Ourselves to Prayer: An Acts 6:4 Primer for Ministry

Eighty brief chapters by eighty different authors.  Great resourse book on prayer.

Started Jan 18, 2011

The Prayer-Shaped Disciple
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After teaching a course on prayer at the Seminary level for many years, lecture notes were turned into a textbook.  This is it.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan R. Crawford Mar 29, 2011.

 

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A Prayer Passage for my Pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. As I pray for my Pastor this month, I am led to Paul’s second letter to the church at Thessalonica, where he prays that “God will consider you worthy of His calling” (2 Thessalonians 1:11, HCSB). This “calling” began at conversion (according to 1 Thessalonians 4:7) and continued through a life of service. The “calling” was the first link in a chain that terminated in glory, thus it is used to denote the whole Christian life. Within this “calling,” some are…See More
Oct 10
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A Prayer Passage for my Pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. As I pray for my Pastor this month, I am led to Paul’s second letter to the church at Thessalonica, where he prays that “God will consider you worthy of His calling” (2 Thessalonians 1:11, HCSB). This “calling” began at conversion (according to 1 Thessalonians 4:7) and continued through a life of service. The “calling” was the first link in a chain that terminated in glory, thus it is used to denote the whole Christian life. Within this “calling,” some are…See More
Oct 10
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A Benediction for Today

According to Wikipedia, a benediction “is a short invocation for divine help, blessing, and guidance.” From the earliest, Christians adopted benedictions into their worship, particularly at the end of a service. Such benedictions have been regularly practiced ever since. Perhaps the best known biblical benediction is the one at the end of the tiny book of Jude, “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,…See More
Sep 12
Dan R. Crawford's blog post was featured

A Benediction for Today

According to Wikipedia, a benediction “is a short invocation for divine help, blessing, and guidance.” From the earliest, Christians adopted benedictions into their worship, particularly at the end of a service. Such benedictions have been regularly practiced ever since. Perhaps the best known biblical benediction is the one at the end of the tiny book of Jude, “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,…See More
Sep 12
Phil Miglioratti commented on Dan R. Crawford's blog post The Aftereffects of Sin
"Dr. Dan, May I post this (or you could) as a comment to this article? http://discipleshipnetwork.ning.com/forum/topics/reimaginedisipleship-my-confession-about-confession Phil"
Aug 31
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The Aftereffects of Sin

After he confessed a sin in which he had been caught, the student seated across my desk, shrugged his shoulders, and with a sigh, exclaimed, “Oh well, God has forgiven me!” While I could not disagree with him, in regard to the possibility of God’s forgiveness, I could assure him that, even though forgiven, he must now live with the consequences of the sin. I have a Bible Reading Group on Facebook with a little over three hundred members. We read one chapter in the Bible per week and comment…See More
Aug 31
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Asking God to Hear Our Prayer

Do we have to ask God to hear our prayer, or does He automatically hear? When Nehemiah was preparing to go before the King to request permission to go to Jerusalem and rebuild the walls of the city, he prayed, “O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant” (Nehemiah 1:11). Furthermore, Daniel prayed, “Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications” (Daniel 9:17). Finally, David prayed, “Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech”…See More
Jul 19
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Asking God to Hear Our Prayer

Do we have to ask God to hear our prayer, or does He automatically hear? When Nehemiah was preparing to go before the King to request permission to go to Jerusalem and rebuild the walls of the city, he prayed, “O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant” (Nehemiah 1:11). Furthermore, Daniel prayed, “Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications” (Daniel 9:17). Finally, David prayed, “Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech”…See More
Jul 19
Malva Birch commented on Dan R. Crawford's blog post Preaching and Praying through Another Surgery
"Heavenly Father, We pray for Dan, his surgeon and assistant, that all will go well. Let there be no more of these surgeries necessary, please. We pray for rapid and complete recovery. Thank You Lord. We also pray for Dan's wife. Give her peace…"
Jun 29
Phil Miglioratti commented on Dan R. Crawford's blog post New Methods for New Circumstances
"Hurrah! You have stated the case well; why we need to #ReimagineCHURCH...  Please share more insights with as, Dr. Dan! Phil Curator"
Jun 29
Phil Miglioratti commented on Dan R. Crawford's blog post Teaching from a Prayer Bench
"Dan, I also posted this as a comment here: https://praynetwork.ning.com/forum/topics/pandemic-prayer-meetings-anytime-anywhere-anyone-anything?xg_source=activity Always grateful for your insights into prayer, Phil"
Jun 29
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Preaching and Praying through Another Surgery

Most of my “Monday Morning Manna” columns are written on the weekend or week preceding their posting. Such is this one. If you read this on Monday, you will be reading it on the day of my ninth MOHS surgery for skin cancer. I once asked my surgeon why I had so many skin cancers. His reply was twofold: “You are fair-skinned and live in Texas.” I tried to blame my mother by asking the same Surgeon, “Is it because my mother kept sending me outside to play in the summer heat?” His reply got my…See More
Jun 28
Malva Birch commented on Dan R. Crawford's blog post A Prayer that Hasn’t Changed
"Lord, please help us to persevere in prayer that will glorify You and build Your kingdom. Thank You. In the Name of Jesus Christ, amen."
May 25
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A Prayer that Hasn’t Changed

I have been compiling a collection of prayer quotes from lesser-known authors. As I was preparing to donate my collection of five hundred books on prayer to the Southwestern Baptist Seminary Library, I got to wondering who all these authors were. A few were recognizable, but most were unknown, at least to me. I decided to scan all the books before releasing them, to see what I, or some previous owner, had underlined or highlighted, thus my collection of quotes. One of my favorite quotes is from…See More
May 24
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Just Listen

I know of people who don’t pray because they say they don’t know how. They fear saying the wrong things to God. While I do not have that specific problem in prayer, I do understand, and I have some advice. It comes from the minor prophet, Zephaniah. “Be silent in the presence of the Lord GOD; for the day of the Lord is at hand” (Zephaniah 1:7). Rather than say you can’t pray, why not simply acknowledge God’s presence and then listen. Admit that prayer is not just you talking to God, but rather…See More
Apr 4
Dan R. Crawford's blog post was featured

Just Listen

I know of people who don’t pray because they say they don’t know how. They fear saying the wrong things to God. While I do not have that specific problem in prayer, I do understand, and I have some advice. It comes from the minor prophet, Zephaniah. “Be silent in the presence of the Lord GOD; for the day of the Lord is at hand” (Zephaniah 1:7). Rather than say you can’t pray, why not simply acknowledge God’s presence and then listen. Admit that prayer is not just you talking to God, but rather…See More
Apr 3

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A Prayer Passage for my Pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. As I pray for my Pastor this month, I am led to Paul’s second letter to the church at Thessalonica, where he prays that “God will consider you worthy of His calling” (2 Thessalonians 1:11, HCSB). This “calling” began at conversion (according to 1 Thessalonians 4:7) and continued through a life of service. The “calling” was the first link in a chain that terminated in glory, thus it is used to denote the whole Christian life. Within this “calling,” some…

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Posted on October 9, 2021 at 11:13am

A Benediction for Today

According to Wikipedia, a benediction “is a short invocation for divine help, blessing, and guidance.” From the earliest, Christians adopted benedictions into their worship, particularly at the end of a service. Such benedictions have been regularly practiced ever since. Perhaps the best known biblical benediction is the one at the end of the tiny book of Jude, “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding…

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Posted on September 12, 2021 at 9:39am

The Aftereffects of Sin

After he confessed a sin in which he had been caught, the student seated across my desk, shrugged his shoulders, and with a sigh, exclaimed, “Oh well, God has forgiven me!” While I could not disagree with him, in regard to the possibility of God’s forgiveness, I could assure him that, even though forgiven, he must now live with the consequences of the sin. I have a Bible Reading Group on Facebook with a little over three hundred members. We read one chapter in the Bible per week and comment…

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Posted on August 28, 2021 at 1:02pm — 1 Comment

Asking God to Hear Our Prayer

Do we have to ask God to hear our prayer, or does He automatically hear? When Nehemiah was preparing to go before the King to request permission to go to Jerusalem and rebuild the walls of the city, he prayed, “O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant” (Nehemiah 1:11). Furthermore, Daniel prayed, “Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications” (Daniel 9:17). Finally, David prayed, “Incline Your ear to me, and hear my…

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Posted on July 19, 2021 at 9:33am

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At 8:18am on October 18, 2010, Judy Bricker said…
I don't know. Bricker is my ex-husand's name and his mother married John Bricker and he adoped him. Are you refering to someone in Salem, Ohio.
At 4:37pm on September 1, 2010, David L. Fortenbury said…
Always glad to hear of a prayer need or have a place to deposit one. Blessing on your Northern mission field.
At 10:17am on August 12, 2010, Eddie Smith said…
Thanks for the clarification! Six weeks...still sounds heavenly. :-)
At 9:47pm on August 11, 2010, Eddie Smith said…
Dr Dan, heard about you're upcoming move. I know you're excited about it. It was in that part of the world that I saw my first pine tree. I actually thought these scrawny saplings in my front yard with the pine cones were pine trees. What a beautiful area to live in. God bless you with great happiness there!

Eddie and Alice
At 9:02pm on August 11, 2010, Elaine Helms said…
Hi Dan,
Thanks for being a friend I can count on and trust to pray when you say you will.
Blessings,
Elaine
 
 
 

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