Contributed on Jan 18, 2015
The church's top priority is to pray for people's salvation: that they come to know the Father through Jesus, the Son; and that they find freedom through Jesus, the Savior.
Several years ago, because of all the tornados in the area, a developer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, offered an optional tornado-safe room in the new homes he was selling. Nine of the first ten buyers opted to pay the extra $2,500 for the room, which can also be used as a closet, bathroom, or vault when not ...read more
Contributed on Jan 21, 2015
If you want God to answer your prayer listen to Him first; then ask for things in accordance with his character and with a humble confidence in Him
In the movie, Bruce Almighty, Bruce (Jim Carey) is a reporter who made a fool of himself on national television, lost his job, was attacked on the street, and had an emotional blow-up with his girlfriend, Grace (Jennifer Aniston). With his world falling apart, Bruce takes a midnight ride to clear ...read more
Contributed on Jan 27, 2015
If you want to lay hold of God’s willingness in prayer, just keep on asking God to keep His Word, counting on Him to work in unusual and unstoppable ways.
Mark Ashton, in his book, A Voice in the Wilderness, talks about a small boy who was writing a letter to God. Christmas was approaching and he wanted to ask God for certain Christmas presents he badly wanted. He began his letter with these words: “I've been good for six months now.” ...read more
Contributed on Feb 3, 2015
If you want your prayers to really make a difference, then remind God that His interests are at stake and ask God to remember His people, His purposes, and His promises.
There was once a small town which had no liquor stores. Eventually, though, someone built a nightclub right on the main street through town. This so upset the members in one of the churches that they conducted several all-night prayer meetings. They asked the Lord to “burn down that den of ...read more
Contributed on Feb 11, 2015
Talk to God like your Best Friend and the Best Father there ever was, putting His interests above your own.
Bob was trying to teach his daughter, Jenny, how to pray before meals. After a few weeks of coaching, Bob decided Jenny was ready to pray all by herself. Jenny started out fine, thanking God for her mommy and daddy and brother and sister and for the rolls and the salad. Then she ended with a ...read more
Contributed on Feb 18, 2015
If we want to experience revival in our land, we must cry out to God, praise His name, confess our sins, claim His promises, and commit to serving Him.
Before the opening day of duck season, two hunters bought a bird dog. They had heard that such a dog would make their hunting experience much more enjoyable and profitable. So when the big day came, they were up bright and early. They hunted all day, but as the sun began to set, they hadn’t ...read more