TWO WOMEN SHARE A CANDLE

A CERTAIN WOMAN, A CERTAIN TIME. Her beauty couldn’t protect her from the gossip. If the men fell silent when she walked into town (and followed her with their eyes until she was out of sight), it would only have caused their wives to be more vicious behind her back. How many times did they […]

WHAT IF…

God is in the practice of interrupting ordinary time and ordinary events to do extraordinary things. It was an ordinary Sabbath when Zacharias went into the temple to burn incense. It was significant for him because it would have been his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to offer incense representing the prayers of God’s people, but it was […]

COLLEGIATE DAY OF PRAYER

The Missionary Church is blessed to have one of the best universities in the country, training people in a Christian environment to do ministry in a variety of fields of study. Their focus on discipleship and their concern for the spiritual growth and well-being of students is worth celebrating. The founders of Bethel College (now […]

21 DAYS OF PRAYER

In 2 Chronicles 16:9, we read that “the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him” (ESV).  Several years ago, I read this verse and thought, what if we could be THAT people? What if, when God’s eyes come […]

SEEK GOD FOR THE CITY

Daniel Henderson, founder and president of Strategic Renewal ministries, reminded us at the Prayer Awakening conference that we should “seek His face before we seek His hand.” Using the pattern of the Lord’s prayer, we always begin with praise — “Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.” Regardless of our circumstances, God […]

THE ACTUAL REASON THAT DAVID FOUGHT GOLIATH

When I was having my devotions recently, the Spirit of God seemed to direct my mind to a question that seemed at first to have an obvious answer. But I have learned that if the Lord asks me what seems to be an obvious question, there is some new wisdom (which up until that point […]

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

I love hearing stories of how God is working in many parts of the world in spite of government, religious, and cultural opposition.  I recently read an article about a woman from Saudi Arabia who came to Christ because she had a “Jesus dream”. She told of more than 30 of her friends who had […]

English Camp 2020

Spain July 3-25, 2020 What: Teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to Spanish children in a VBS format, and to adults in small group conversation practice. Volunteers are needed to lead and assist in sports and games, craft time, music, snack time, and the English lesson. Volunteers are also needed to monitor smaller groups […]

CITIES AT PRAYER

The latest issue of PRAYER CONNECT, which is published by the Church Prayer Leaders Network (https://www.prayerleader.com), is focused on cities at prayer. Brian Alarid “explains the strategy for America Prays, which is cropping up in cities such as Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Bellingham, Washington — and is now spreading across 14 states and eight nations.” […]

SHOULD WE REPENT OF PRAYING THE PRAYER OF JABEZ?

One of the most popular “discoveries” in Scripture of all time has been the prayer that Jabez prayed in the fourth chapter of the Old Testament book of I Chronicles. His prayer request was obviously noteworthy, or the Holy Spirit would not have included it in the Old Testament. But for what reason was it […]