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October 2016 Blog Posts (23)


In this and many elections I have been a one issue voter because I feel so strongly about abortion. My stomach rolls when I think of an innocent baby being torn apart in the womb. I see our nation standing before the Lord and hearing Him say, “Whatever you did or did not do for the least of these.”

However, there is more to the problem of abortion than its legality. My first concern is our society's attitudes toward sex. I don't know how…


Added by David Young on October 31, 2016 at 3:10pm — 4 Comments

Indignation or Intercession?

Reflections on a message given by Dave Butts at Worthington Christian Church on Sunday, October 23, 2016 (a follow-up message from the Midwest Prayer Conference).

Nearly every believer (and probably most non-believers) in America would agree that the country is in crisis today.  Crisis from the outside at the hands of Islamic terrorists, rogue states like North Korea and reinvigorated rivals like Russia; crisis from the inside on fronts like the economy, social…


Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on October 30, 2016 at 10:55am — No Comments


#Cast an Eternal Vote

Luke 1:32-33, "He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end." NAS

   I have received several emails asking when I planned to blog about the election. Since LOVE2020 is a prayer and evangelism ministry, not a politically focused organization, I had not planned on a blog to…


Added by Kathy Branzell on October 29, 2016 at 9:01am — No Comments

Prayer for Healing & Hope

A lady from a VIP family has had many spiritual conversations with Christian women over time. She has read the Bible and gained information about the faith through various Christian materials but has made no known profession of faith. Please pray for the Lord to confirm the truth to her heart, and that…

Added by Merton J. Hershberger on October 26, 2016 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Pray.Network Spotlight: 2016 Midwest Prayer Conference (pt. 1)

Worthington Christian Church on the north end of Columbus, Ohio was the setting for this year's Midwest Prayer Conference sponsored by Harvest Prayer Ministries and the Church Prayer Leaders Network.  This year's edition included a "pre-conference" on Friday focused on transforming churches into Houses of Prayer.  Participants were treated to great times of worship, multiple learning opportunities, and several times of praying together.  In this edition of Spotlight, we'll…


Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on October 26, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Scriptures to Pray for Teenage Grandchildren

Dear Father, I pray (Insert your child’s name)

1.  Resist Temptations

You will give ________wisdom and strength to withstand temptation. I Corinthians 10:13

2.  Protection

You will strengthen and protect ________from the evil one. II Thessalonians 3:3

3.  Self-control

______ will be…


Added by Lillian A. Penner on October 24, 2016 at 6:14pm — No Comments


In John 12:27,28, one of my favorite Scripture passages, Jesus questioned how He should pray in a particular situation. Do you think about what you should be praying?
"Now is my heart troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name!" Then a voice came from heaven: "I…

Added by David Young on October 24, 2016 at 2:48pm — 1 Comment

May the Word of God Run!

For years the Bible, New Testaments, other Christian literature, Jesus Films, radio and TV broadcasts have gone out across the Arabian Peninsula. Pray for these powerful communication tools to produce salvation and righteousness in the hearts of those in the Gulf. Pray that Jesus would be honored, worshiped and known as the life giving Son. Pray that Bibles and other Christian…

Added by Merton J. Hershberger on October 24, 2016 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Do a "Mini" Prayer Retreat & Create a Spiritual Action Plan!

Many of you in our community responded positively to last week’s post, which included a reminder of God’s promise to bless those who set aside time for Him. You may remember that part of the specific promise the Lord gave was…


Added by Deborah Perkins on October 21, 2016 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Prepare to Share

Prepare to Share

1 Peter 3:15, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,” NAS

Greetings Neighbors,

   I continue to thank Jesus for you and all that you are doing to show your love for Him and your “neighbors.” I had the joy of attending the Imagine conference last week. Imagine was a Pastors…


Added by Kathy Branzell on October 21, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Join an Army of Creative, Anointed Worshipers! Special Word for Artists, Writers, and Kingdom Creatives

As I prayed recently, I saw in the Spirit a sleeping army, like an army of dry bones in the valley (Ezekiel 37:1-14). I believe I heard the Lord say, “It is time to wake…


Added by Deborah Perkins on October 17, 2016 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Tithe Your Time! (Includes Prophecy)

Malachi 3 contains a wonderful promise of abundant blessing for those who "bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house." (…


Added by Deborah Perkins on October 17, 2016 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Pastor Appreciation Month – Again About Prayer

I’ve written at least once each year about appreciating pastors, usually during October, which is Pastor Appreciation Month. Because God called, “Some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers” (Ephesians 4:11), they deserve a special time of appreciation. For the first time in over twenty years, I have a new pastor. When his name was shared with our church, I did not know him, but within a few days I discovered that I knew people who knew him: a former…


Added by Dan R. Crawford on October 17, 2016 at 11:38am — 1 Comment


In a prayer time that I was leading shortly after September 11, 2001 a six-year-old boy spoke up. “We need to pray for the terrorists!” I answered without thinking. “Pray that they will be caught and killed.”

That incident and the real danger of enemies on our door step plunged me into a serious quandary of how to love them. In Luke chapter 6 Jesus gave us a list of specific applications. And while I need to say these directives are personal…


Added by David Young on October 17, 2016 at 1:17am — No Comments

Labor of Love

Labor of Love

1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 “We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” NIV

Greetings Neighbor!

   Although the verses above were the greeting from Paul, Silas and Timothy to the church in Thessalonica; I do thank God for all of you and I…


Added by Kathy Branzell on October 15, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Pursuing Jesus when you are discouraged emotionally

About a week ago I was in a hit and run car accident with my daughter in the back seat. We both are fine, but my car was totaled. Having gone through the process of dealing with the insurance and the like we are now moving ahead. Due to the nature of my ministry it is time to find a used car to replace the last one. 

For some people the idea of shopping for a car would be fun. I am not even close to…


Added by Kevin Senapatiratne on October 13, 2016 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Please pray for a woman who is interested in meeting with a Christian worker to learn more about Jesus following a conversation over the Eid holidays about the meaning of sacrifice and Jesus. Please …

Please pray for a woman who is interested in meeting with a Christian worker to learn more about Jesus following a conversation over the Eid holidays about the meaning of sacrifice and Jesus. Please pray that His Spirit will open her eyes to the One True Sacrifice.  Pray, too, for her husband and children. Her husband travels frequently to the West, even though Leila always…

Added by Merton J. Hershberger on October 12, 2016 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Decision America--Visit to Maryland State Capitol Oct 11 2016 --Annapolis, Md

Oct 11, 2016  Approximately 3600 people gathered in Annapolis MD to pray together and be challenged by Franklin Graham.  This is the 48th stop on his Decision America Tour of the State Capitols.  It was a blessing to be able to be a part of this event, which is so important in our state and our country.

Lewis Turner …


Added by Lewis Turner on October 12, 2016 at 1:35pm — 2 Comments


For all the years I have suffered with my cancer my pain has been surprisingly minimal. But for the past week I have had some severe pain. I just left my doctor's office. To his surprise and my delight, it is evidently not caused by my cancer. But it still hurts.

In his book, The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis calls pain, God's megaphone.

"God whispers to us in our pleasures, He speaks to us in…


Added by David Young on October 10, 2016 at 4:26pm — 2 Comments

Prayer for victims of Hurricane Matthew

Father, we exalt you as Lord over all creation and all of nature.  And at the same time, we praise you for your concern for "the least of these" - in this case, the thousands who have been impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

Please reign over rebuilding efforts in Haiti.  If any people are still missing, please lead others to them quickly to bring them aid.  Grant peace to families who have lost loved ones, and provide materially for those who have lost homes, businesses, and jobs.  Give…


Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on October 7, 2016 at 8:35am — 1 Comment

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