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National Day of Prayer Observance

Although the Coronavirus may keep us apart, it cannot keep us from PRAYER! If ever we needed a day of prayer for the nation, it’s now. “If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust swarms to eat up all of your crops, or if I send an epidemic among you, then if my people will humble themselves and pray, and search for me, and turn from their wicked ways, I will... read more

A Prayer Guide: National Day of Prayer for the Coronavirus Pandemic

In light of the Coronavirus global pandemic, President Trump has declared today a National Day of Prayer. He stated in a tweet, “It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer. We are a country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these….” As he said, we are a country that as a people have looked to God... read more

Praying After You Have Received Your Promise

What personal promises has God given you? Perhaps He has given you promises for your children, your marriage, your health, your career, your ministry—and He has asked you to respond in faith and believe Him to do what He promised. Do you believe that in such an instance, prayer is out of line? Do you feel that you would be acting in unbelief if you now prayed about it? Or do you think that your only... read more

Bite-Size Encouragements to Being a Person of Prayer

Do you want your life to count for God? Then become a person of prayer! As Billy Graham says, “Every man or woman whose life has ever counted for God has been a person of prayer.” May the following quotes and scriptures encourage and motivate you to become a person of prayer. Quotes About Prayer “Every man or woman whose life has ever counted for God has been a person of prayer. A... read more

Training to Pray With Great Power

Do you see great men and women of prayer and long to be that kind of prayer warrior? Do you want your prayer life to produce the same quantity and quality of fruit that theirs does? It doesn’t come easy or without persistence or dedication. It takes training to become a powerful prayer warrior. Our prayer “muscles” require exercise and growth through constant practice. Perseverance is... read more

Everything in Us That Will Not Seek the Lord

I believe God has a word from us from 2 Chronicles 14 and 15, especially as we seek Him in prayer and fasting. So let’s dive right in. At first, a little background…. Background: Asa’s Reforms 2 Chronicles 14 and 15 talks about Asa, the third king of Judah following the separation of Judah and Israel. As we will see, he led Judah in sweeping reforms, most notably the removal of... read more

I Will Run to You: A Prayer of Pursuit

God put you and I on the earth at this time in history, in the exact places where we live—so that we might seek Him! And He promised that when we seek Him with our whole heart, we will find Him! (Jer. 29:13) It is no accident that you and I are alive today in an age when there is such a thing as the internet, when we can join together in prayer and fasting. God custom designed the details so that... read more

Perfect Solitude: Following Our Master’s Steps

Prayer is one of the most noted characteristics of Jesus’ life. Prayer marked His beginning — at His baptism it was “while He prayed” that “heaven opened” and the Holy Spirit descended (Lu.3:21-22). And prayer marked the end as well: As He took His final breaths in flesh, Jesus continued praying (Mt. 27:46; Lu 23:34,36). Prayer was a constant throughout his ministry. As the Gospels tell... read more

Resources to Encourage You in Prayer: Sermons, Webcast, and Prayer Journal Apps

How is your prayer life? Are you disciplined in carving out a time and place for prayer every day? Or have you slacked off since Pursuit 21 ended? Do you make it to your prayer closet only once every few days, at the most? It has been eleven weeks since Pursuit 21 ended. I have prayed for you daily since we concluded our fast, asking God to help you maintain your heart for prayer and your commitment to... read more

The Mind-Blowing Mystery and Privilege of Prayer: Francis Chan Sermon

Are you excited about the mind-blowing mystery and privilege of prayer? Is it something you take advantage of daily? We recently completed Pursuit 21, twenty-one days of fasting and prayer. But we are to pray more than only three weeks out of the year. Prayer should remain a priority in our lives each day! To remind us of this, and encourage us to continue to prioritize the secret place with... read more