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Praying for Government Leaders (Part 1): A Prayer for the President

It’s fitting that at this time, we pray for the president, for our leaders in government, and for the nation. Pursuit 21 participants represent at least forty countries on six continents. If you’re joining us from another country today, the prayer guides in this and ensuing posts can be used to pray for the government leaders in your country as well. Government as a Priority in Prayer The... read more

Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem

This year, Purim falls on March 4th-5th. It is a day of celebration commemorating Queen Esther’s faith and courage and the deliverance of the Jewish people. What a perfect time for us to be mindful of the call to pray—and to be diligently engaged in intercession—for the peace of Jerusalem and the nation of Israel. The Problem Facing Esther Esther was a young, single woman living in the land... read more

Rani’s Amazing Story: From Heartache to Trinity Hope

Are you experiencing horrific, emotional pain or loss? Rani was. What she did might surprise you. And God’s response will no doubt inspire you! Rani shared her story with me from South Africa. She writes: Greetings Natalie, I find myself spiritually embraced by your website. You are an amazing woman whom God has used to touch the hearts of a nation. God has spoken to me in so many different ways... read more

Andrew Murray on Prayerlessness and God’s Holiness

Does it seem you can never find time to pray? In our busy, always-plugged-in world, it can be hard to pull aside for prayer. What’s more, the constant barrage of media, tweets, texts, emails, news, and entertainment—and the attention deficit disorder it has given us—is causing us to be unable to tolerate solitude. Difficulty Separating Ourselves for Prayer In a recent study, participants... read more

National Day of Prayer (Part Two): United With One Voice

“So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:6 Today, May 1st, is the National Day of Prayer. Below are the theme, scripture, and prayer for this year’s observance—as well a link to the page where you can watch it live. National Day of Prayer Theme and Scripture The theme for the National Day of Prayer this year is One Voice,... read more

National Day of Prayer (Part One): 5 Reasons to Pray

Today is the National Day of Prayer. Why is it vital that we observe this special day and agree with others in prayer? There are multiple reasons, but today I’d like to consider five: 1. We Are One Nation Under God The National Day of Prayer website features “Still…Under God,” an article by John Bornschein, the Task Force Vice Chairman. Regarding the history of the phrase... read more

Five Ways to Use the Praise Series (The Names and Attributes of God Series)

The fasting content this year has been peppered with posts about acknowledging and praising God for who He is. I felt led to focus our attention on God—not on ourselves or our causes for fasting.  Why? God allows needs to enter our lives so that we will come to Him for the supply. He allows our needs in order to draw us closer to Himself—and reveal Himself to us in the process.  If we spend... read more

The I Am For Your Every Need (3): Action Point

At some point, the circumstances of life will render each of us drained, wounded, and in great need. But there is good news! Every need we have—and could ever have—has been met in Christ. I’d like to share an exercise with you that I found life-changing when life rendered me utterly broken and in great need. Gaze Turned Upward to God It was the first Sunday of the month—my Sunday... read more

The I Am for Your Every Need (2): Praise Party

“I AM” in Hebrew is closely related to God’s personal name, Jehovah or Yahweh or YHWH (Exo. 6:3), which occurs more than 6000 times in the Old Testament. It suggests the timelessness of God, the very foundation of all existence. Revelation 1:4 also may suggest this, “from Him who is, and who was, and who is to come.” Jesus probably alluded to this in John 8:58,... read more

The I Am for Your Every Need (1): In Christ Is…

Do you need something desperately? Are you becoming anxious as your situation moves from concern to crisis? Your need, whatever it is today, has been met in Christ Jesus. It has been met in Him just as the Israelites’ needs were when God was leading them through the wilderness. At The Red Sea When God led the Israelites to the Red Sea, they were shut in with the sea in front, the mountains on both... read more