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Powerful prayer: The power of student & parent prayer groups
Sep19

Powerful prayer: The power of student & parent prayer groups

In praying for students, revival history provides some encouraging lessons. The Second Great Awakening in America owed some of its beginning to students’ prayer groups. Though, at the time, college campuses were intensely anti-Christian. Small groups of students began to gather in prayer for a move of God. In some churches, godly pastors and parents were gathering to pray for spiritual awakening in their youth. Consequently, in the...

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Powerful prayer: A covenant to pray for the lost
Mar10

Powerful prayer: A covenant to pray for the lost

In every believer’s life, the most urgent prayer is that which focuses on the lost and backslidden. Yet it is vital for believers to understand not all prayers are equal. Many saints live with a burden of praying for friends or relatives but are seeing no answers. Though there are no magic prayers, the Bible does say “The effective, fervent prayer of the righteous avails much” (James 5:16b). To help interested believers pray more...

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Powerful prayer: A covenant for a God-seeking 2019
Dec16

Powerful prayer: A covenant for a God-seeking 2019

As we approach the end of 2018 and enter 2019, what is it that God seeks most from His people? Two things we know for sure are to love Him with all our hearts and seek first His kingdom and righteousness (Matt. 6:33, 22:37; Rev. 2:1). But what could cause 2019 to truly be a year of sweeping personal, family and church renewal? How could the coming year be a turning point in our relationship with God? Throughout history, powerful moves...

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Powerful prayer: The greatest pastor appreciation gift
Sep23

Powerful prayer: The greatest pastor appreciation gift

On Oct. 14, many churches observe Pastor Appreciation Sunday. Today’s leaders face spiritual attacks and pressures like few previous generations. If ever there were a time church leaders needed encouragement and prayerful support, that time is now! No doubt, a most crucial way to encourage and support leaders is to pray for them. Yet, it is vital that we go deeper than the occasional “bless them” prayers that characterize far too...

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Powerful prayer: Breakthrough prayer for family & friends
Jun10

Powerful prayer: Breakthrough prayer for family & friends

The biblical practice of united prayer is one of the most powerful principles for spiritual breakthrough. Sadly, this awesome power is often neglected by individuals and couples. Yet there is good news in the fact united prayer is not out of reach for any believer, group or family. A process I call the “united prayer blitz” combines several biblical principles in one dynamic process (A more detailed description is in the resource,...

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