The “Call for Fire” seminar improves one’s prayer life by studying prayers recorded in the Bible. While preaching at a church in Maryland in the 1980’s, I examined the prayers in the Bible.I noticed numerous prayers by men and women of faith in both Old and New Testaments, prayers that reflect not only the situation encountered by the speaker (or writer) of the prayer, but also his or her faith and the history of their faith community. “Call for Fire” resulted from that study, the title derived from prayer’s place in the Christian’s armor in Ephesians 6: 10-18, my military experience, and Elijah’s prayer that is recorded in 1 Kings 18. Because prayer is the only component of the believer’s armor that does not have an apparent military metaphor in that passage, I searched for one that would explain how prayer forms a vital part of Christian armament for spiritual warfare. A military “Call for Fire” often includes a warning order, target location, target description, method of engagement, method of fire, instruction as to timing of fire, and the command to fire. Our prayers also do. “Call for Fire” has been presented in Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, and Tennessee in the United States and also in Afghanistan to American and Coalition military and civilian personnel. I retain copyright privileges for original material presented on these pages, except for posts by a guest blogger.

18 Responses to About

  1. Valarie says:

    Thank you for stopping by and liking my blog. I pray it was a blessing to your heart! God Bless you and what you do!

  2. chosenrebel says:

    Love your content brother. May God give you great impact for the King. One comment of advice if I could.

    Give your readers a hand. Break up your posts into shorter paragraphs. The eye of your reader needs a break. You will get more people reading all the way to the end and more of them benefiting and sharing what they have read. God bless.

  3. I very much appreciate your ministry in Christ. Have been recently attempting to post concerning the praying The Psalms at Intercessoryministry.net.

  4. Ivegotconfidence says:

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my blog and the latest post. Feel free to stop by any time and thanks for following God’s call on your life and sharing your gifts with the world of blogging. God Bless!

  5. Thank you for your service!

  6. Thanks so much for stopping by at my blog and for liking my post ”DISCIPLESHIP”. May the Lord richly bless you in the name of Jesus Christ.

  7. I really like your blog. My parents both graduated from Freed Hardeman. I couldn’t tell you what year, but they both liked it. Keep up the good posts. My prayer life has needed a lot of these posts!

  8. A new retreat center has opened in Fauquier County for Wounded Warriors. Is there a place for you there? https://www.facebook.com/BoulderCrestRetreat

  9. Thank you for your service. Shot, over.

  10. Tim Shey says:

    Just thought you would like to read this:

    “Paga (Intercession)”

  11. thank you for the like, Michael. Most appreciated!

  12. Elouise says:

    Michael, thanks for the like today. I just read and liked your post on laments. I find them painfully true–and sometimes pray them as though I were some other tormented person feeling all is lost. Sometimes that’s all I can do. Show up in God’s face on their behalf. Do for them what they’re incapable of doing for themselves. Thanks for the chance to comment (here!) on your post.

  13. George says:

    Thank you for visiting and liking my blog. May the Lord bless you.


  14. Stan Adams says:

    I read your statement for Veterans Day yesterday and it was quite good as well as the prayer, keep up the good work Michael.

  15. Cameron Lee says:

    Thanks for the “like” over at Squinting Through Fog. May God bless your ministry of helping his people pray!

  16. Wow! So glad you commented on Speaking of Lies. I really like what you’re doing here.

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