Intercession Takes Time

Intercessors don't often get to hear the answers to their prayers for people. Often, people move on with their lives and forget to update. Or prayer requests are passed along so many times that we pray for someone we don't know and can't contact. Sometimes the answer itself takes time. That can be the hardest … Continue reading Intercession Takes Time

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

Group Prayer – Feel the Difference

When I arrived home tonight, I felt amazing. For me, lately, that's unusual. It's been a rough stretch. But I felt well and truly amazing. That's when I realized I had been praying, together with other people, all day. I got together with a group of folks in the morning and we prayed. What an awesome time … Continue reading Group Prayer – Feel the Difference

Community Prayer Starts with You

Prayers for a community are powerful. Ideally, you want your whole community covered in prayer. Even better, you want your whole community praying. It takes time. And lots of prayer. If community prayer is your heart, then it starts with you. Our community is blessed to have many prayer groups, some who have been active … Continue reading Community Prayer Starts with You

Why I Felt Compelled to Steal a Car

I’ve never stolen in my life. Imagine my surprise when the urge overcame me to steal a car. My ministry friends and I were staying at a bed and breakfast while attending a conference out of state. I took a walk after breakfast, enjoying the peaceful morning and small town atmosphere. On one street, I … Continue reading Why I Felt Compelled to Steal a Car

Why Every Intercessor Needs a Cover

Meet my friend Sally. She’s an intercessor. Every time she prays through a battle zone, she emerges feeling as if she is covered with black and blue marks. “That’s just part of being an intercessor,” she says. Wrong. Intercessors should not walk around with targets on their backs. It isn’t necessary for intercessors to wear … Continue reading Why Every Intercessor Needs a Cover

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