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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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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
Dan R. Crawford's blog post was featured

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
Dan R. Crawford's blog post was featured

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
Dan R. Crawford posted a blog post

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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Teaching from a Prayer Bench

I first saw one in a friend’s “Prayer Room” (a middle bedroom of his house), then I saw another one in a colleague’s office. How unique, I thought.  So, I searched until I found my own Prayer Bench and fit it into my Seminary office. I had long believed, and then taught, the discipline of place, in private prayer.  After all, Jesus repeatedly went to specific places to pray (Mark 1:35; Luke 22:39-40). Among other subjects, I kept my class seating charts on the bench, and knelt there to pray for…See More
Mar 7
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How to Know When a Pastor is Tired and Needs Prayer

As I was reading through a stack of pastoral resumes at a church where I was Interim Pastor, I was reminded that Pastors do get tired, but often they are working so hard, they fail to realize it. So perhaps it is time to share a list of some collected ways to know how a pastor is tired. (Not sure where I got all of these. Some might even be original with me.) Pastor-types will recognize a few of these and might even add a few more. Non-pastors need to realize some of these, to help them better…See More
Feb 26
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Prayer Lacking? Try Listening

For the first ten years of my life, I was an only child. I guess my parents didn’t believe in baby-sitters or perhaps couldn’t afford them, I just remember accompanying my parents to a lot of adult events. At each, I was told to “be seen and not heard.” So, I grew up being rather quiet, and reserved. That lifestyle carried over into my prayer life. In fact, I remember wondering in church, why some people prayed such long, wordy prayers, and why in the worship service, we spent so much time…See More
Jan 24
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New Methods for New Circumstances

Times have changed. People are staying home from church services in record numbers – and blaming the COVID virus. History has shown when we are forced by circumstances to change, we eventually get comfortable with the change, and even prefer the new methods to the old. John Cage, an American composer, artist, and philosopher, confessed, “I can’t understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I’m frightened of old ones.” Most churches I know have recovered approximately half of their…See More
Dec 28, 2020
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A Prayer for COVID Thanksgiving

It's unclear if on that first Thanksgiving, the colonists and Native Americans ate turkey at their feast. More likely, they indulged in other interesting foods like lobster, and seal. What is certain is that a tradition developed that called for the U.S. President to declare Thanksgiving as a holiday anew each year, until Thomas Jefferson refused. He strongly believed in the separation of church and state. Thanksgiving involved prayer, and in his opinion, making it a holiday would violate the…See More
Nov 23, 2020
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Pastors and Gifts

This is Pastor Appreciation Month. I will take my Pastor to lunch this week. It is a small, but meaningful gift. We will talk as we eat – about the church, about sports, about theology, about families, about common friends (and a few uncommon friends). Mostly, I will come away from the time together with more specific ways to pray for him. It is the best gift I can offer to him during this pastor appreciation month. After Jesus ascended back to heaven, He gave spiritual gifts to the church. One…See More
Oct 26, 2020

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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…

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Posted on July 19, 2021 at 9:33am

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…

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Posted on June 28, 2021 at 9:52am — 1 Comment

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…

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Posted on May 23, 2021 at 9:43am — 1 Comment

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…

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Posted on April 3, 2021 at 11:56am

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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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