Instead of Complaining, Pray

I was with some friends in a restaurant, and the waiter seemed in a grumpy mood. When I commented about this, one of my friends said, "Then we need to pray for him." Her comment made me realize how many times I am quick to complain (even silently) about the way someone is behaving toward … Continue reading Instead of Complaining, Pray

Intercessors: Don’t Forget to Cleanse

Have you ever gone through an intense time of intercession? How did you feel when it was over? Intercessors often tell me they feel “black and blue,” as if they have been in a battle. Or they feel heavy or drained after praying for someone. Intercessors often take people home with them spiritually, mentally, and … Continue reading Intercessors: Don’t Forget to Cleanse

Praying the Bible with Gratitude

Life is hard. Sometimes we go through seasons where everything feels so discouraging and futile. During those times (and at all times) it is important to have the support of a community who can remind you who you are and whose you are. I don't recommend that anyone try to go on this journey of … Continue reading Praying the Bible with Gratitude

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

The Power of Blooming Where You Are Planted as an Intercessor

I am blessed with great friends who are intercessors. Each one is planted in a different environment for the purpose of changing the environment. I am always amazed when I hear their stories of how God moves them in prayer during their workday. Several of my intercessor friends work in corporate environments. The situations, pressures, … Continue reading The Power of Blooming Where You Are Planted as an Intercessor

Pray Through It

Have you ever taken on a new challenge where you weren't really sure you could do it? I think we all have - probably many times. It's in those experiences where we learn how to pray from a deeper level of dependence on God. What a great opportunity to grow in prayer and relationship with … Continue reading Pray Through It

Centering Prayer

Centering prayer is one of my favorite ways to spend time with God. It's a time to just sit and be still in the presence of God. Not talking or listening. Just being. We seldom spend enough time just sitting quietly. Every part of us needs that stillness - body, soul, spirit. Even more so, … Continue reading Centering Prayer

Three Voices – Yours, the Enemy’s, and God’s

Years ago, a little girl took one of my prayer classes. She heard from God easily and had a great relationship with Him. But she didn’t realize at first that not every voice in her mind was God’s. She had a big decision to make, and she told her mother God told her what to … Continue reading Three Voices – Yours, the Enemy’s, and God’s

What Blocks Your Hearing from God?

“Do you have cotton in your ears?” I remember my grandmother saying this whenever she thought we kids weren’t listening. Sometimes I feel that way with God – that He knows I’m missing most of what He says. Why? What Blocked Our Listening When We Were Kids? Think about what it was like as a … Continue reading What Blocks Your Hearing from God?

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