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January 2013 Blog Posts (44)

Seek God for the City: Fulfill-it prayers!

From Steve Hawthorne--

In these crazy days I want to urge you to continue praying with full-hearted confidence that God will act in the midst of our communities and families in ways that glorify His Son.

The only way I’ve seen people live and pray in such confidence is when their hope is shaped by God’s word and fixated on the life-giving power of the…

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Added by Stephanie Tucker on January 16, 2013 at 6:23pm — No Comments

CHECHNYA - THE LONG-SUFFERING LAND

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 193 | Wed 16 Jan 2013



CHECHNYA: THE LONG-SUFFERING LAND



by Anneta Vyssotskaia



Chechnya (or Chechen Republic) is part of the Southern Federal District of the Russian Federation. It is located in the Northern Caucasus mountains and borders several other Russian republics and regions: Ingushetia, Northern Ossetia, Dagestan and Stavropolskii. It borders Georgia on the south. The population of Chechnya…

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Added by Ron Clough on January 16, 2013 at 2:05am — No Comments

Is the NFL America's Fastest Growing Religion?

Every Sunday football's faithful

robed in sacred color schemes…

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Added by Greg Asimakoupoulos on January 12, 2013 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Do Effective Leaders Need More Than Bible Knowledge?

If you’re frustrated today in your attempts to win lost people to Christ or lead believers into a deeper relationship with Him, remember this one indispensable key: People must want what you have. If they don’t want to be like you, you’re wasting your time in trying to get them to respond to your message. 

 

This principle brings up memories of Bill Green, someone I haven’t seen in over 35 years.…

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Added by Jim Buchan on January 12, 2013 at 8:18am — No Comments

The Power of Group Prayer

It turned out that Jimmy was suicidal.

Our youth staff team met with him after he had attended an outreach event we hosted at his high school. He later came to Christ, but his emotional, mental, and spiritual challenges were frankly, overwhelming to us at times.

I remember that on one occasion we all entered into a time of focused prayer for Jimmy. We listened to each other pray for him and in that concentrated time we also listened to what the Holy Spirit was…

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Added by Alon Banks on January 11, 2013 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

What is a "Grandparents @ Prayer" Group?

Why is there a Grandparents @ Prayer Mo vement (G@P)? We are living in challenging times both morally and spiritually, especially for our grandchildren. A media-driven culture has desensitized our grandchildren and pushed the boundaries of a Christ-like lifestyle.

 It is crucial for grandparents to unite in prayer for the hearts and minds of our grandchildren to…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on January 10, 2013 at 7:07pm — 2 Comments

BURMA (MYANMAR) JUNTA ESCALATES WAR AGAINST CHRISTIAN KACHIN

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 192 | Wed 09 Jan 2013



BURMA (MYANMAR): JUNTA ESCALATES WAR AGAINST CHRISTIAN KACHIN

by Elizabeth Kendal



Kachin State in Burma's far north has a profoundly Christian culture as the ethnic Kachin are overwhelmingly, devoutly Christian. The fact that Kachin State, which borders China, is rich in jade, timber and water for hydro-electricity is of more interest to Burma's Burman-Buddhist supremacist regime. The regime,…

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Added by Ron Clough on January 9, 2013 at 5:52am — No Comments

Reconciliation – A Missing Link!?

By Eddie and Alice Smith

U.S. Prayer Center, Houston, Texas

 

Sadly, as we enter 2013 we can’t help but notice that much of the twenty-first century church is in disarray.

 

Despite Paul’s 2,000-year-old admonition against division…

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Added by Eddie Smith on January 8, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Unite in Prayer for your Grandchildren in 2013

I am the National Prayer Coordinator for Christian Grand parenting Network. I would like to share my thoughts with you as a grandparent about my concern for my twelve grandchildren.

Recently I read an excellent grandparenting book, Grandparenting Through Obstacles. The authors, Renee Gray Wilburn and Dianne E. Butts write about the role of grandparenting, which I would like to share with you. Read more…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on January 7, 2013 at 1:19pm — No Comments

VIBRANT PRAYER

The book, Vibrant Prayer, edited by John Mark Read is a book of many articles, notes, brochures and other resources -- a variety of thoughts by a variety of people, all documented sources. It is a book that any church can customize for their own people. The Post Road Christian Church in Indianapolis IN did just that. Order the book from Amazon.com and take a look. If you want to write your own Foreword, Introduction and back cover information it is easily done. Drop me a note if this…

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Added by John Mark Read on January 7, 2013 at 11:18am — No Comments

Feeling Spiritually Restless? This May Be the Reason

I once inherited a bed that was too short. Ordinarily, it’s not a big problem if you have a short bed, because you can always dangle your feet over the edge. But this bed came with a troublesome railing that prevented me from exceeding its length.

 

So every night I huddled in an uncomfortable, contorted position, unable to fully stretch out or extend myself. This wasn’t quite a fetal position, but it had pretty much the same effect.

 

I wonder if I might be a few…

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Added by Jim Buchan on January 7, 2013 at 4:46am — 2 Comments

Prayer for Renewanation

Melvin Adams, Renewanation President will be meeting with Tom Phillips, VP of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Tuesday, January 8 to discuss and explore ministry opportunities to children. Prayer for clarity in conversation and direction of the spirit.

Added by Renee Thomas on January 6, 2013 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Free Download of Prayer Connect

Prayer Connect magazine is now offering its best-selling issue, "Solid Foundation: The Power of Praying Scripture" as a free download. If you have not seen this exciting new prayer resource, check it out at http://www.prayerconnect.net/profile/sample.

Prayer…

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Added by Jonathan Graf on January 5, 2013 at 7:25pm — No Comments

2 Timothy 2 Prayers

Dear Pray! Network Friends,

Please pray that I would "be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus" (see 2 Timothy 2:1)



I need God's grace today like never before! And I need to believe that all the grace that I will ever need is in my Lord Jesus Christ. Pray that I would "be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus."



Please pray that I would commit what I have heard from the Bible to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

(see 2 Timothy…

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Added by Scott Kelly on January 4, 2013 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Praying Toward a More Holier Faith in 2013

Due to the work we're doing through Ethnic Embrace USA, this comment from Roger E. Olson's blog caught my attention this morning:

"when evangelical Christians from other, non-Westernized, cultures come to us they…

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Added by Brian Considine on January 4, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

12 Ways to Pray Biblically for Unreached People Groups

"Unreached" is a missiological term that means that less than 2% of an ethno-linguistic people group are Evangelical Christians, and less than 5% other Christian population. (For more about these definition click here). What this means is that there is insufficient Gospel presence for a Church Planting Movement to begin that will transform a people for Christ. Reaching every people group with the Gospel of the Kingdom is…

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Added by Brian Considine on January 3, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

GOT PEACE?

                                    GOT PEACE?

 

         There is only one path to this that works completely.

 

                                             Jesus

                                      Prince of Peace

 

         In all of human history there is only one person who has been able to make one day for world peace. That day is his birth.

                                      Christmas…

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Added by Rebecca Tatum on January 3, 2013 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Mobilizing People Who Want to Pray, But Don’t!

Mobilizing People Who Want to Pray, But Don’t!

By Gary Kinnaman

How to Launch and Sustain a Prayer Ministry in Your Church

(A few years ago this article appeared in Pray magazine and War Cry, the magazine of the Salvation Army).

Prolonged and painful.  That’s how I described our annual church budget deliberations.  Once our executive pastor, Chris, blurted out, “How we spend our money is our…

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Added by Phil Miglioratti on January 3, 2013 at 8:47am — No Comments

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