Author Archives: Michael Summers

About Michael Summers

Michael Waymon Summers has preached in twenty-seven of the United States as well as seven other countries. Michael earned a Master of Theology degree. He also has done graduate work in international studies. Michael likes to run, loves to sing, and reads voraciously.

A Prayer on Pentecost

“You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, … Continue reading

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Our Eyes Are On You

I’m excited to tell you about a book about prayers in the Bible that has just been published. Nathan Ward, D. Min., is a Biblical Studies faculty member at Florida College, where my mother once was a student. He also … Continue reading

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Praying the Day after the Crucifixion

Lord, For three years you mentored your disciples. You answered their questions. You prayed for them, and when they could not find you, when they found you, they found you praying. You taught them to pray. You talked with them … Continue reading

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Call for Fire Seminar’s Tenth Anniversary: Learning to Pray

Ten years ago on March 26, 2013, I posted the first entry for this blog. You may find and read that first post here. In that post, I wrote about the need for situational awareness and faithfulness when praying. We … Continue reading

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Thinking, Praying, and Acting in Response to Darkness

The prayer from Psalm 119:105-112 resonates with us. Amy Grant sang its message in a popular Contemporary Christian anthem, a song that I often have sung as a prayer while I ran or walked for exercise. The words of this … Continue reading

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Prayer from a Song about Signs

When I was a teenager and a preacher’s son in Weirton, West Virginia, one of my favorite popular songs was “Signs,” originally recorded by the Five Man Electrical Band. The song protests the limitations imposed by signs. Several examples of … Continue reading

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Women, Chemistry, and Prayer

Lessons in Chemistry is an engaging overcoming-obstacles novel about a female chemist’s campaign for professional credibility and for women’s rights in general during the middle of the Twentieth Century. Along the way she also grows as a parent and learns … Continue reading

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Singing, Praying, and Serving Work Best Together

“It takes no effort to sing.” I saw that quote shared with approval recently. It is a false statement. With the understanding that Christians should live our faith in the public square, singing is part and parcel of that experience. … Continue reading

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Memorable Gifts and Prayers of Thanks

What is the most memorable gift you have received? When I was in my twenties, my younger brother Mark, to whom I referred in a recent post about my earliest memory, gave me a Christmas present that impressed me from … Continue reading

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Prayer About Meditation on God’s Word

Originally posted on Call for Fire Seminar:
Prayer and meditation on God’s message in the Bible builds spiritual strength. Psalm 119:97-104 describes the equipping power of the Word of God as a psalmist prays to the Lord. He begins, “O…

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