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  Today I had a revelation in my prayer time.   I kept drifting off topic. Roaming around my invisible prayer list and touching each person or need like a toddler playing with toys strewn across the floor. And moving from praying to just thinking! Forgetting altogether that I was having a conversation with God about these people and these needs. Then Satan chimed in, “You’re terrible at prayer.  You don’t love… Read More

Ever gone to make a call and found your cell battery has died?   It’s happened to me several times. Murphy’s Law dictates that I never have a charger cord with me when I absolutely need it most. That never happens to us as believers. The Holy Spirit is always there, the paraclete, the Comforter Jesus promised. One of the greatest ministries He performs for us is His intercession in prayer. I… Read More

  Is there anything better than finding a simple solution to a difficult problem? We all have them, difficult problems that is. The frequent frustrations and battle fatigue that come with raising small children. The lonely corners of a marriage, and every marriage, even a really good one, has them. Politics at work, disillusionment at church, financial strains or physical maladies—it seems like there’s always something conspiring to lick the frosting off… Read More

What is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Prayer!   This is Pastor John. He’s a Christian pastor among the Fulani in northern Ghana.  He is soft spoken and seems very kind and patient.  I visited his village and ministered to the women and children while I was there a few months ago.. Pastor John and his flock keep… Read More

  Today I spoke my mind—and heart to God.   I’ve been reading Job and I liked how he just told God, straight out, how he felt.   “Oh that I might have my request,     and that God would fulfill my hope, that it would please God to crush me,     that he would let loose his hand and cut me off! This would be my comfort;     I would even exult in pain unsparing,     for I… Read More

Are your thoughts like these crates when you start to pray? There’s a little order, a few coherent sentences, but then they start tumbling down into your To Do List, or what someone said about your new hair cut, or what to make for dinner. Prayer is conversation with God; listening to Him as we read His word, or as the Spirit speaks in the stillness of our own hearts and then… Read More

There’s an old gospel song entitled All Prayed Up. That’s a great motto for a Christian. One day when the disciples couldn’t cast out a demon, they asked Jesus why. He told them that type could only be dealt with by prayer and fasting. In other words, they weren’t ALL PRAYED UP. We don’t know what we might encounter on any given day, but I know we’d be better prepared spiritually to… Read More

  There is a powerhouse passage on prayer. You’ll find it tucked neatly in amongst a bunch of verses about church discipline and forgiving another christian. Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. Matthew 18:19-20 One definition… Read More

Easter Sunday sermon snippet still on my mind! Both thieves crucified with Jesus had a prayer request. Both wanted to be saved. Do you want your prayers answered? Compare the two requests from Luke 23:39-43. Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under… Read More

What’s your greatest need, desire, or hope? What do you want to ask from Jesus? While he walked the earth ‘he went about doing good’. He met the needs, granted the desires, and fulfilled the hopes of people who came to ASK. In the secular world those who want to do good, like fundraisers for medical research and disaster relief organizations,  get training on MAKING THE ASK. What is your ASK? Jesus… Read More