In 1758, Charles Wesley published his collection of 40 Intercession Hymns. These hymns are examples of intercessory prayers set to music. Music is a good way to remember words, and singing helps people have words of prayer and scripture on their hearts and tongues throughout the day. Although Wesley’s collection of Intercession Hymns represents an … Continue reading Did You Know Charles Wesley Wrote Prayers to Sing? A Prayerful Look at Intercession Hymn #1 “For All Mankind”
Category: Church Prayer
Is Your Church Hurting for Money? 12 Ideas that Might Help
Many churches and ministries struggle to make ends meet. I know what it’s like for a ministry that lacks resources to pay the bills. And I’ve worked for a church as a full-time, unpaid staff member. Over the years I’ve spent time in prayer and in the Bible trying to understand how to live in … Continue reading Is Your Church Hurting for Money? 12 Ideas that Might Help
Praying the Apostle’s Creed
Depending on your church tradition, you may or may not be familiar with the words of the Apostle's Creed. I grew up in a church where we memorized the words in Sunday school at a very young age. Our teachers taught us what the words meant and why we stood and said these words each … Continue reading Praying the Apostle’s Creed
Praying for Students Entering College
If you feel called to pray for your community and/or your church, one of the best ways you can pray right now is for young people who are entering college. Our community prayer group is currently praying for: Students still in high school but starting dual enrollment classes in college this semester. College freshmen returning … Continue reading Praying for Students Entering College
Praying the Psalms in Communion Liturgy
Currently, I am involved in a non-denominational church. Yet I grew up and at one point served in the United Methodist Church, whose prayer roots I continue to learn about. As a seminary student and prayer missionary, I am interested in learning about prayer traditions of the many branches of the Christian Church. It's fascinating … Continue reading Praying the Psalms in Communion Liturgy
Why Aren’t We Desperate?
I was talking yesterday with a friend who just returned from Uganda. She spent several weeks with a neighborhood ministry that had requested inner healing prayer. As she shared about the desperate situation and the hunger in the people's hearts, she also lamented that she seldom finds that kind of hunger here at home. We … Continue reading Why Aren’t We Desperate?
What Are Prayer Cloths?
Prayer cloths are a wonderful way to share healing prayers with your loved ones. A prayer cloth is a tiny piece of fabric that you pray over, and then you give it to someone in need of healing. They can carry it with them in their pocket. It is a constant comfort and reminder to … Continue reading What Are Prayer Cloths?
Have You Consecrated Your Land?
Sunday was a beautiful day out in the countryside as I participated in the consecration of a friend's pasture where her animals graze. I've enjoyed many such land consecrations and they are always amazing. Praying in repentance for ungodly acts that have taken place on the land ... inviting God's forgiveness and healing ... pouring … Continue reading Have You Consecrated Your Land?
Season Your Church Ministries with Intercessory Prayer
When intercessory prayer is woven into the fabric of your church, your ministries can stand strong and do exactly what God calls them to do. Every ministry of your church, from worship to hospitality, from nursery to seniors, from Bible study to softball, has the opportunity to incorporate intercessory prayer. Not only does this help … Continue reading Season Your Church Ministries with Intercessory Prayer
Why Every Intercessor Needs Inner Healing
Imagine you're on a battlefield. Your sword is broken. Your armor has holes. Your knees are weak. You keep tripping over the ground. Your enemy taunts you, and those taunts become a torment so loud you can't hear your heart pounding. This is what it's like to be an intercessor without inner healing. Inner healing … Continue reading Why Every Intercessor Needs Inner Healing