SEEK GOD FOR THE CITY

One of the ways to encourage people to pray is by providing resources that will assist them in praying beyond their personal needs. It is also helpful to give them a focus and even a time frame for that focus. Seek God for the City provides a focus and a time frame for people to […]

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“JUST DO IT” in the New Year!

We are all familiar with this famous Nike slogan – “Just Do it!” That was my first reaction to a question someone recently posed about what advice I would give to a believer regarding prayer. Prayer is not complicated. Just do it! We have this invitation from our heavenly Father to come boldly to the […]

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ADVENT – SEASON OF HOPE

In just a few weeks, churches will be singing Christmas carols, lighting Advent candles, presenting Christmas cantatas and, in a myriad of creative ways, celebrating the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Pastors will seek the Lord for fresh ways to tell the old familiar story – to tell it in a way that gives people […]

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THANKS-GIVING

In classical antiquity, the cornucopia, also called the horn of plenty, was a symbol of abundance and nourishment. Originally it was a curved, hollow goat’s horn (or horn-shaped receptacle) overflowing with produce, flowers or nuts. We see them everywhere during the Thanksgiving season. They serve as a reminder of the stories of the first Thanksgiving – […]

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

According to at least one news agency, persecution of Christians is greater than at any other time in history. The top 5 countries where there is extreme persecution include North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, and Pakistan. However, there is significant persecution of Christians in other parts of the world as well. We should not be […]

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WHERE IS YOUR PRAYER SUPPORT?

Many years ago one of my parents’ favorite pastors felt called to serve as a missionary to Brazil. For years we had regularly updated pictures and prayer cards from these missionaries and our family prayed for them. That missionary couple is now with the Lord but I still remember their prayer cards. Through the years […]

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

According to at least one news agency, persecution of Christians is greater than at any other time in history. The top 5 countries where there is extreme persecution include North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, and Pakistan. However, there is significant persecution of Christians in other parts of the world as well. We should not be […]

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WHAT DOES YOUR WEBSITE SAY?

Websites are designed for a variety of reasons. According to Forbes some are created to sell products and services. Others are designed to generate leads – to create a broader “customer” base. A third kind of web site is to establish credentials – to let visitors to the site know who you are – your […]

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It is a Prayer Awakening

I had the privilege of attending the Tuesday night prayer meeting at the Brooklyn Tabernacle a few years ago with some friends. We arrived around noon and was served lunch by some of the staff. We spent most of the afternoon asking questions about the prayer ministry of this great church. The prayer meeting was […]

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THE FAMILY ALTAR

As I wrote that title, it occurred to me that there would be those who have no idea what a “family altar” is. It was a common term when I was still living at home. It had different meanings and images for different families but most know that a “family altar” meant that there was […]

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