Family Prayer Box

Here is one way to help your family become a praying family: Keep a prayer box in your home. Keep little pieces of paper and pens next to it. When someone in your family needs prayer, they can write their prayer requests on the pieces of paper and place these in the prayer box. Family … Continue reading Family Prayer Box

Praying for Families in Your Church

One of my favorite prayer times is going through the church directory and praying for families. If you would enjoy praying this way, here is a simple way to get started. Open your church directory and ask God to draw your attention to a family's name. Or go alphabetically, one at a time. Start with … Continue reading Praying for Families in Your Church

Praying God’s Best for Your Loved Ones

It breaks your heart when someone you love believes lies - about themselves, about others, about God. How do you pray for them? Always remember when praying for others that you want to pray God's best for them ... His will (not yours) ... by His power and Spirit (not yours) ... and that God … Continue reading Praying God’s Best for Your Loved Ones

When God Shows Up

I was with a group of high school students on a mission trip. We had a rough few days with a group of children at a recreation center in an impoverished neighborhood. The enemy kept messing things up and the students were frustrated. That day, I felt like God wanted to change things. I told … Continue reading When God Shows Up

Jail Prayer Vigil

Here is a 24/7 prayer vigil calendar, created prayerfully with the help of two friends of mine who were incarcerated. They know what the prayer needs are at every hour of the day and night. They have personalized this prayer vigil to those specific needs. When you click on the prayer vigil link below, you will … Continue reading Jail Prayer Vigil

Abba, Hear Us!

During our Harp and Bowl worship service tonight, the Lord helped me to feel with the shattered heart of those who are crying out for help and can't find their way to Him. The darkness, the cold, the loneliness, the desperation, the panic, the fear that all is lost forever. It was devastating ... until … Continue reading Abba, Hear Us!

God’s Words to Us as Children

I pray for kids a lot. Many of them have had a tough time in their young lives. I also pray for "big kids" who had a tough childhood. (I did too.) As I was praying this morning, I felt that the Lord was showing me how much He is there for each child, how … Continue reading God’s Words to Us as Children