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A Prayer on Mother’s Day

Originally posted on Call for Fire Seminar:
Isaiah the prophet said that God said concerning his people, “As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. You shall see, and your heart…

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A Prayer During the Storm

I enjoyed an intense time of study and fellowship this past week. I spent most days (all day) in an intensive residence period with a small group of preachers from across the country examining the Exposition of Luke. Preachers from … Continue reading

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Remember to Pray “Thank You”

“When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the Harassed and Helpless

“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of … Continue reading

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A Prayer on Mother’s Day

Isaiah the prophet said that God said concerning his people, “As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice; your bodies shall flourish like … Continue reading

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Prayerful Leadership and Samuel’s Farewell

The transition from prophet and judge Samuel to King Saul was an awkward moment. Moses had warned centuries earlier what would happen if Israel decided to enthrone a human monarch. Now, after decades of what they will admit was just … Continue reading

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Prayer’s Role in Christian Leadership

How do church leaders include prayer in their decision making process? The next time you attend a meeting where decisions will be made or leaders of a group will function, observe what part prayer plays.  Ask yourself, “Is this how … Continue reading

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A Prayer By Jesus for You and Me

The prayer begins with a note of finality: “Father, the time has come.” Jesus will face severe challenges to faith and mission within the next twenty-four hours. He will suffer. His followers, or at least most of them, will vanish … Continue reading

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Surviving the Sifting of Our Faith

Christian leaders pray for their followers. Jesus set the pace for this principle. After the disciples argue concerning who will be the greatest in the kingdom, Jesus teaches them that the one who rules among them must be like one … Continue reading

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Prayerful Preparation for Christ’s Return

Paul’s prayers for the Thessalonians identify faith, hope, love and habitual prayer as essential means of preparing for the return of Christ. After saying that he always thanked God’s for the Thessalonians’ faith, hope and love, he prays, “How can … Continue reading

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