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January 2016 Blog Posts (19)

Pray.Network Spotlight: Jennifer Kennedy Dean

Jennifer Kennedy Dean joined Pray.Network in July 2010.  She is a featured speaker at prayer conferences and is the founder and Executive Director of Praying Life Foundation.  Pray.Network recently caught up with Jennifer for a quick interview.


PN: What is the heart of the Praying Life Foundation's ministry?

JKD:  My passion is to see the body of…


Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on January 31, 2016 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Two Unique Valentine Ideas for your Grandchildren

Valentine’s Day is an excellent time to communicate to your grandchildren that you love them and pray for them regularly.

Send a Valentine card to your grandchildren.

Write this prayer or your own prayer in a card.

Dear God, give ________ a good heart:…


Added by Lillian A. Penner on January 28, 2016 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Morning Songs

I coordinate a group of friends who read a Bible chapter each day and comment on a private Facebook group. Last week, as we were reading through the Psalms, the subject of awakening with a song came up again. I’ve written on this before, but it attracted my attention again as I thought about this week’s Manna. My mother woke-up with a hymn or praise song on her mind every morning, and she prayed often that God would give me her song. He did. I don’t sing it very well, but “I will sing unto…


Added by Dan R. Crawford on January 28, 2016 at 12:04pm — No Comments


Have you ever realized too late that you missed an opportunity to witness? Most of us have done that. What do you do about it? I suggest that you pray.

Of course, the enemy of our souls is doing everything he can to debilitate you with guilt feelings. You need to confess that as sin. Agree with God and thank Him for His forgiveness. Then ask Him to help you be alert for the next opportunity. The enemy may be telling you that God will never trust you again. But Satan is a liar. In…


Added by David Young on January 26, 2016 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Your passionate, powerful, privilege

Your passionate, powerful, privilege

You are not letting your passionate, powerful, privilege go to waste are you? Please stay tuned for a minute and I will explain this question. In this brief space we will review Jesus’ passion and power in prayer. It should whet your appetite for private and public prayer participation which will in turn have a similar effect on your friends.

Jesus’ private prayer practices and his answers caused his disciples to ask their great teacher…


Added by john hoelzel on January 23, 2016 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Abiding but not Thriving

There are two questions every believer must deal with in their Christian life. The first is: "Why aren't I bearing more fruit for the Kingdom of God?" The second is more troublesome: "Why does a good God allow evil and suffering in the world?" 

As He sits by the sea one day, Jesus…


Added by Deborah Perkins on January 22, 2016 at 4:50pm — No Comments

PTAP: Taken Captive by the Devil

The devil has been taking people captive to do his will (2 Timothy 2:26) since the fall of man. The land and kingdoms of this earth are controlled by him (Matthew 4:8-9). As we think about advancing the Kingdom of God we know that there is a fight between two kingdoms. There are places in the Arabian Peninsula that have been controlled for years by the devil. Pray that the AP will be freed from the devil and his…

Added by Merton J. Hershberger on January 20, 2016 at 2:59pm — No Comments

The Motivation of Prayer

There are many legitimate motives for praying. But it is important for us to remember that the ultimate purpose of prayer is the purpose of life for a believer. I have written before on Psalm 27:4. It has been a powerful encouragement in my life. This is one of the Scriptures that shines light on the purpose of prayer. It reads,

"One thing have I asked of the Lord. That will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon…


Added by David Young on January 19, 2016 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Explosive Faith

By Jennifer Kennedy Dean

From The One Year Praying the Promises of God

Fear flees when faith is activated. No matter how intimidating your circumstances appear, you don’t have to succumb to fear. You can exercise explosive faith.


The LORD said to Joshua, “I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its strong warriors.” Joshua 6: 2


As God was speaking these words,…


Added by Jennifer Kennedy Dean on January 19, 2016 at 11:43am — 2 Comments

Do Not Worry!

Above my writing desk in my tiny office at home is a wall-art stencil, a quotation that my husband gave me last Christmas. It reads: “Pray about everything. Worry about nothing.”  

Like many women – mothers especially…


Added by Deborah Perkins on January 17, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Pray.Network Spotlight: Church Prayer Leaders Network

The Church Prayer Leaders Network (CPLN) is an organization devoted to helping prayer leaders grow their churches in prayer.  Led by Jon Graf (who also publishes Prayer Connect), CPLN provides a number of resources for prayer leaders - whether on a church staff or volunteers - and also for other leaders interested in growing prayer.  An excerpt from their website explains their purpose:…


Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on January 16, 2016 at 6:02pm — No Comments

In Battle with Black Magic

Black magic is a reality on the Arabian Peninsula.  Although orthodox Islam forbids magic of any kind, local women still resort to it in order to gain power and influence in societies where they have little power.  Those who practice magic seek different things such as getting pregnant, harming a woman whom she is jealous of, and seeking favor for their children.  Currently, in one city which is in the heartland of black magic…

Added by Merton J. Hershberger on January 15, 2016 at 8:58am — No Comments


I remember hearing Roy Fish, Evangelism Professor at Southwestern Seminary, speak at an Evangelism Conference. In the middle of his message he said something that struck home for many of us in a way we had not really thought about before. He said, "One of the most powerful witnesses you can ever give to someone is giving them a good book to read.”

Have you ever thought about books as a tool for preparing people to receive a witness of the gospel? In one of the essays in his book, God…


Added by David Young on January 12, 2016 at 12:58am — 2 Comments

Something New Emerging for Praying Grandparents in 2016

I am the National Prayer Director for Christian Grandparenting Network and I have a dream to form a movement of A Million Praying Grandparents who will commit to pray intentionally and regularly for their grandchildren and their parents. I want to share my dream/passion with you because I believe you too, share my concern for our grandchildren growing up in the broken…


Added by Lillian A. Penner on January 11, 2016 at 12:45pm — 5 Comments

PrayNetwork Spotlight: Joshua Project

"This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."  -- Matthew 24:14, NIV

If you're looking for a way to impact the spread of the kingdom worldwide on a daily basis, then regular prayer for the unreached peoples is the most strategic difference you can make.  And there's probably no more comprehensive resource on praying for the unreached…


Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on January 11, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

Give your Worries and Cares to God

When you give your worries and cares to God it frees you up to enjoy life. You can sit back and relax knowing that God is always going to take care of you!

Added by Norma Morillo Lagyap on January 10, 2016 at 10:50pm — No Comments


At the beginning of a new year it is worthwhile to consider God's perspective of time. While we indeed pray to the God who cares about you every day and every moment, we also pray to God who holds all of history in his hands.

In Isaiah 46:10,11 God says, "I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish my purpose. . .  I have…


Added by David Young on January 5, 2016 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Government and Its People- Why the Church should Participate in Government Book and Study Guide

I have just completed a book called, "Government and Its People -Why the Church should participate in Government." I have also created a study guide for it. Right now I have it up on Amazon and working to get it in a Kindle format. …


Added by Mary Salamon on January 4, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

PrayNetwork Spotlight: Pray the Word

If you're like me, the new year is a time when you evaluate your life, including your spiritual disciplines.  I often change up spiritual disciplines a bit at the beginning of the year in order to keep my time with God fresh.

If you're looking for a different way to start the year in prayer, you might want to consider Pray the Word, by Tiece King.  Published by Prayer Shop…


Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on January 3, 2016 at 12:17am — No Comments

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