Contributed by John Hamby on Aug 6, 2002
Alan Redpath sums up how many feel even when they have prayed, “When we have finished our praying we can scarcely bring ourselves to believe that our feeble words can have been heard, or that they can have made a difference in the things concerning which we have been praying. We’ve said our prayers
Just this week I read of the story of a Danish noblewoman, namely Baroness Blixen whose character was made known in the movie Out Of Africa. She lived in Kenya as the owner of a large Coffee plantation. There was a tribe known as the Kikuyu tribe that Blixen had grown to love. Some of the Kikuyu
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Sep 20, 2002
A man in Dundee, Sctoland, was confined to bed for forty years, having broken his neck in a fall at age fifteen.
But his spirit remained unbroken, and his cheer and courage so inspired people that he enjoyed a constant stream of guests.
One day a visitor asked him, “Doesn’t Satan
“Why Should leaders (Christians) Pray?"
Blackaby answers this question with 6 reasons why spiritual leaders need to pray. Spiritual Leadership page 153:
1. Prayer is an essential leadership (Christian) activity.
2. Prayer brings the Spirit’s filling.
3. Prayer brings God’s
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 23, 2002
There was once a pastor who had a little five-year-old daughter. Now the little girl notice that every time her dad stood behind the pulpit, and was getting ready to preach he would bow his head for moment before he began to preach. The little girl noticed that he did this every time.
So one day
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Oct 30, 2002
· The movie “Blank Check” tells the story of a young boy who finds a blank check complete with the signature! His imagination begins to run wild. He thinks about cashing the check for $1,000 then $10,000. He finally decides to make the check out for $1 million dollars. The boy takes the check
Contributed by Kent Lenard on Nov 4, 2002
LAKE MOSES WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1985. 1:OO AM
I rolled and tossed in bed, feeling uneasy about our son John and his family who are missionaries in South Africa. PRAY! the command I sensed was urgent.
Now I am wide awake sending passionate pleas to heaven. Please Lord, help John and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 5, 2002
HOPE AND A PRAYER
50 Christian truckers got together to pray to pray that somehow the sniper terrorizing the Washington, DC area would be caught. Ron Lantz would be retiring as a driver in a few days and didn’t even live in the area, but he felt sure that God would answer their prayers. In
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Nov 23, 2002
“...Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons—but they are
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Nov 23, 2002
Andrew Murray said, “God’s child can conquer everything by prayer. Is it any wonder that Satan does his utmost to snatch that weapon from the Christian or hinder him from the use of it” (Sammy Tippit,
Contributed by Dana Chau on Jan 6, 2003
WHAT GOD CAN DO
"When we depend upon organizations, we get what organizations can do; when we depend upon education, we get what education can do; when we depend upon man, we get what man can do; but
Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Jan 27, 2003
Richard Dehaan tells of a soldier who was doing sentry duty on the front line in WWI. After being relieved of duty, as a Christian, he wanted to pray, to thank God for protecting him and to ask specifically for his continued protection. But the enemy lines were very close and he couldn’t go far, so
Contributed by Steve Malone on Feb 4, 2003
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German hung by Nazi’s at the age of 35) in his book life together has a chapter on confession – it is one of the most powerful discussions on biblical confession that I have ever read…. Bonhoeffer writes
Why is that it is often easier for us to confess our sins to God
Contributed by Guy Caley on May 5, 2003
PRAYING IN THE HAY
Armin Gesswein learned about praying God’s promises in a hayloft. Armin was a longtime Pastor, interdenominational prayer organizer and founder of the "Revival Prayer fellowship." When he began as a young Lutheran pastor trying to establish a church on Long Island and
Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jun 26, 2003
A car traveling on a super highway needs to have proper and balanced inflation in all four tires to travel safely. No one would venture to drive any distance with the left front tire inflated at 32 PSI, the right front at 28 PSI, the left rear at 36PSI, and the right rear at 10 PSI. That would be
Contributed by James Chandler on Jun 27, 2003
It started as a slip up during a prayer before a church softball game. The minister was leading everyone in prayer. As he closed in prayer he accidently said, "In Jesus’ name we play." That phrase caught on and
Contributed by Pat Cook on Jul 23, 2003
- Without time for prayer, nothing can be accomplished. - Scroggie
- He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find Him the rest of the day. - John Bunyan
- When asked how much time he spent in prayer, George Mueller’s reply was, “Hours every day. But I live in the spirit of prayer. I
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2004
PRESCRIBING PRAYER FOR HEALTH CARE
To treat her arthritis and her thyroid condition, 63-year-old Elizabeth Allendorf sees her doctor every few months, but she prays everyday.
"Without faith, without meditation, without God, I am telling you, it wouldn’t be," says Allendorf. "It would be just
Contributed by Dan Steadman on Jun 11, 2004
"A young man was apprenticed to a master artist who produced the most beautiful stained glass windows anywhere. The apprentice could not approach the master’s genius, so he borrowed his master’s tools, thinking that was the answer. After several weeks, the young man said to his teacher, ’I’m not
Contributed by Bruce Ball on Jul 23, 2004
There is the story of a young man who applied at a logging company and asked for a job. The foreman asked him if he could fell a tree with an ax. The young man walked over to a tree and felled it like an old pro. The foreman hired him.
On Monday, the young man outdid everyone else on the crew.