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"God Save EVERYone" Prayers Are Misguided

#ItSeemsToMe...

"God save everyone" is a well intended prayer that is guaranteed not to be answered. 

This is how God loved the world - God gave his one-and-only (Jesus) to die for everyone. Anyone who believes will be saved.

My "God save everyone" prayer is a fine sentiment but unbiblical. It makes us…

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Added by Phil Miglioratti on December 3, 2020 at 11:59am — No Comments

How Big is your God?

As our countries face many difficult issues, amidst the riots, the uncertainly with the COVID 19 pandemic. It's easy to get discouraged, especially when thinking of the world our grandchildren are living in today. However, we have a big God bigger than the challenges and struggles we experience at this time and our grandchildren's …

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on November 12, 2020 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

Praying in the Night Watches

I haven’t been sleeping well lately. I wake up in the night and am unable to get back to sleep. I’m sure it is partly due to the physical, since I am facing major surgery in the next few days. I am also sure it is partly spiritual, since this was happening, to a lesser extent, long before the need for surgery. Sometimes, when I wake up, I do so with scripture on my mind. Often the scripture comes in the form of a song or hymn. I remember many years ago, confessing this rather unusual habit…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on September 26, 2020 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Politicized Prayers. Don't Bother.

#ItSeemsToMe... it is way too easy for Christians to unintentionally offer prayers that are actually more Republican than righteous; sound more like a Democrat than a disciple. When our political preferences infect our intercessory petitions, we have shifted from empowering the Spirit to employing the Spirit. No one of us is immune from this politicized syncretism.…

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Added by Phil Miglioratti on August 12, 2020 at 11:04am — 11 Comments

GROWING NEARER

Are you growing nearer to God in prayer?

We are familiar with John 15 that says our Lord is the vine and we are His branches. Jesus applies that wonderful picture in the verses that follow.

“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

John…

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Added by David Young on July 23, 2020 at 12:11pm — 1 Comment

CONFLICT

http://markmirza.com/conflict/

There are a lot of ideas on how to address our problematic issues in the USA, namely:

  • Racial Fairness
  • Political Tension
  • Employment Disparities
  • Etc.

From my little perch in Midtown Atlanta, GA, I see the numerous arguments, and the emotional intensity on opposite sides of each issue! They are evident in both the world and the church.

May I…

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Added by Mark S Mirza on July 13, 2020 at 10:52am — 1 Comment

My Entry Into What Became Pray.Network

The Web of Prayer

 

Phil Miglioratti (MA ’74)

Spring 2001 TEDS Bridge magazine

 

I think five or six of us showed up that June 1990.

 

We placed our chairs in a small circle and introduced ourselves: “Hi, I’m Al from Palatine…I’m Joe from Arlington Heights…John from Lake Zurich…Gary from Schaumburg.” They had come to my office…

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Added by Phil Miglioratti on June 20, 2020 at 5:18pm — 1 Comment

Launch a Spirit-Led, Scripture-Fed Journey to #ReimaginePRAYER...

Connect with Others Who are Applying Romans 12:2

To Both Personal & Corporate Praying



Don’t be conformed nor confined by the status quo...

Let God transform…

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Added by Phil Miglioratti on July 4, 2020 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Pray in Color



A year's worth of blog entries!

Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God combines memoir with theology. Step-by step instructions introduce the practice of praying in color as a way to do intercessory prayer.

Posted by Phil Miglioratti

Added by Phil Miglioratti on February 6, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Hey Pastor . . .

Ask Church Leaders wants to know …

by Phil Miglioratti

Can you answer this…

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Added by Phil Miglioratti on October 4, 2012 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Phil's Podcasts: Prayer, Cities, Evangelism, Beach Boys

[audio] Voyage Radio interviews Phil Miglioratti

Voyage Radio host David McLaughlin, interviews Phil Miglioratti about the state of prayer in

our nation



[other] Phil Miglioratti Speaks at Pastor's conference Nov…
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Added by Phil Miglioratti on July 8, 2010 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Pandemic Prayer

In the early days of the Coronavirus quarantine, I was extremely restless and frustrated. Even in retirement, I’ve been running close to full speed. Sitting in my den recliner I was reading my Bible, and praying, and asking God what I was to “do” since my travel was now limited and cancellations had caused more Liquid Paper than ink on my calendar. Having just read James 1:22, “Be doers of the word,” I looked up and saw on the fireplace mantle, my wife’s display of all the books I had…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on June 27, 2020 at 11:37am — No Comments

The LORD is...

God is at work From Sally McClung's blog https://floydandsally.com/blog/2020/5/22/he-is-at-work

  1. The Lord is my strength and my song. Exodus 15:2, Psalm 118:14
  2. The Lord is a warrior. Exodus 15:
  3. The Lord is greater than all other gods. Exodus 18:11
  4. The Lord is slow to anger…
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Added by Malva Birch on May 22, 2020 at 7:59pm — 1 Comment

Becoming a House of Prayer, pt. 5

Yesterday we concluded our group study of Paul Miller's "A Praying Life".  We've been meeting online for the last 6 sessions, and we did lose quite a few people along the way.  We've been following the outline of the book loosely and bringing in other materials and topics for the class.

We ended our study by looking at community prayer, that is, praying effectively in a group setting.  This was one of the items identified at the beginning as an item that the group wanted to discuss,…

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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on May 4, 2020 at 9:20pm — 2 Comments

PTAP: Ramadan under Lockdown

Praying for and during Ramadan
 
Ramadan is starting on April 23, 2020 (or April 24, 2020) this year. During the month of Ramadan, billions of Muslims will be fasting, praying, and reading the Quran as a community. Lockdowns, curfews, and restrictions on public gatherings across most countries due to COVID-19 have dampened Ramadan preparations this year. 
As our Muslim cousins shelter in place, we want to…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on April 22, 2020 at 7:08am — No Comments

SELAH







Selah is not translated in our English Bibles. We just have the transliteration of the Hebrew word. But if you follow its usage, you can get a good grip on its meaning. It is used at the end of each stanza of Psalm 46. I have italicized it for you.



“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.…
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Added by David Young on March 18, 2020 at 5:45pm — 1 Comment

How to Pray in a Crisis

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on March 18, 2020 at 7:12am — 1 Comment

Becoming a House of Prayer, pt. 4

Yesterday we held our third session in our prayer class themed around Paul Miller's book, "A Praying Life".  We continue to have very consistent attendance - evidence that God has placed a hunger for deeper prayer lives in our congregation.  It's exciting to think about what he might do with that hunger!

This week we covered chapters 6-8 of the book, and I divided the session into three main topics based on those chapters:

  • Letting helplessness drive us to…
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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on February 24, 2020 at 8:45am — 1 Comment

THE ANCHOR OF THE SOUL

(Adapted from HOPE, The Anchor of The Soul)

The Anchor of Perspective

Understanding that Jesus really rose from the dead has transformed the lives of people who have followed Him down through the ages. They could minister in the midst of plagues at the risk of their lives. They gladly died to help their neighbors, and loved ones, and people they didn’t even know. They were willing to stand for the Bible and the truth of the gospel even…

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Added by David Young on February 21, 2020 at 9:09pm — 1 Comment

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