Contributed by Mark Armstrong on Apr 26, 2009
E.M. Bounds in his majestic book on prayer says, ‘To pray is the greatest thing we can do, and to do it well, there
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Jun 4, 2009
Verse 14 (where the psalmist calls God awesome and says he needs to fall down to the ground in adoration of God) is often misunderstood, though. There is a scene in a very cynical, satirical movie that applies to the world’s misunderstanding of praise. It is a scene from a Python film called "The
Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Aug 28, 2009
DADDY’S EMPTY CHAIR
A man’s daughter had asked the local minister to come and pray with her father. When the minister arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows.
An empty chair sat beside his bed. The minister assumed that the old fellow had been
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Feb 16, 2010
Look at the verse-by-verse progression in Psalm 103!
Praise him because:
A. He is a pardoner,verse 3. He forgives all my iniquities
B. He is a physician, verse 3. He heals all my diseases
C. He is a redeemer, verse 4. He redeems my life from destruction
D. He is a benefactor, verse 5. He
A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE HURTS!
Several years ago, there was a song on Christian radio that said, "We bring a sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord." It had a happy, upbeat tune. Listening to it, I had the feeling that the singers were intrigued by the words but had not personally
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Queen Mary of Scotland, (known in History as ‘Bloodly Mary’) once commented that she feared the Prayers of John Knox as much of the combined Armies of Scotland. That is a Powerful statement concerning one of the fathers of the Reformation. John Knox
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
I’ve never lifted a barn, but Herman Ostry, a farmer in Bruno, Nebraska has. Shortly after buying a piece of land and a barn, a nearby creek rose, and the barn was under twenty nine inches of water. He half-jokingly said to his family, ‘I bet if we had enough people, we could pick up that barn and
"You are familiar with Albrecht Durer’s famous painting "The Praying Hands," but do you know the story behind it? The painting was inspired by the sacrificial, loving acts of a friend. Durer and an older friend were struggling to make a go as artists. Recognizing Durer’s talent, the older man took
Contributed by Wesley Eader on Sep 25, 2002
S.D. Gordon -
The greatest thing anyone can do for God and man is pray. It is not the only thing, but it is the chief thing. The great people of earth are the people who pray. I do not mean those who talk about prayer; nor those who say they believe in prayer; nor yet those who can explain about
“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 25, 2002
Before refrigerators, people used icehouses to preserve their food. Icehouses had thick walls, no windows, and a tightly fitted door. In winter, when streams and lakes were frozen, large blocks of ice were cut, hauled to the icehouses, and covered with sawdust. Often the ice would
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 Sermoncentral on Oct 31, 2002
Always looking for inspiring stories to demonstrate the power of prayer,
The Presidential Prayer Team shares this amazing story in the news
today. Please pass it on to inspire others.
50 Christian truckers got together to pray to pray that somehow the
sniper terrorizing the Washington, DC
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 Robert Leroe on Nov 26, 2002
“The power of prayer is not in the one praying but in the One who hears our
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 3, 2002
At a meeting of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Bobby Richardson, former New York Yankee second baseman, offered a prayer that is a classic in brevity and poignancy:
Contributed by Gary Macdonald on Dec 13, 2002
This prayer was found in the clothing of a dead child at Ravensbruck concentration camp.
O Lord, remember not only the men and woman of good will, but also those of ill will. But do not remember all of the suffering they have inflicted upon us:
Instead remember the fruits we have borne
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 23, 2002
U2 singer Bono, in a private meeting in June 2001 on the Hill in Washington, D.C., said, “I believe that the Kingdom of Heaven is taken by force. God doesn’t mind if we bang on the door to heaven sometimes, asking him to listen to what we have to say.”
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 Sermoncentral on Jan 7, 2003
A PRAYER AND HAPPINESS
In his book Living Life on Purpose, Greg Anderson shares the story of one man’s journey to joy: ... his wife had left him and he was completely depressed. He had lost faith in himself, in other people, in God—he found no joy in living.
One rainy morning this man went to