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Powerful Prayer: For students and teachers
Aug20

Powerful Prayer: For students and teachers

As we move into a new school year, it has never been more crucial to bathe students and teachers in powerful biblical prayer. Several years ago, a speaker at a Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma staff day shared something that made an indelible impression on us all.  He showed part of a movie where American troops were in the steel flat boats approaching the shores at Normandy Beach. As the ship doors dropped down, many young...

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Powerful Prayer: The dynamic of praying Scripture
Sep15

Powerful Prayer: The dynamic of praying Scripture

One of the most powerful spiritual principles is the pattern of praying Scripture. Yet sadly, this great spiritual dynamic is neglected in many modern saints. While praying Scripture can sound challenging, it is not out of reach for any believer. Scripture-based praying can be verbatim or in our own normal words that flow from particular verses. Once believers understand the simplicity of praying God’s Word, it can revolutionize both...

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40 days of seeking God, Sept. 25-Nov.6
Jul25

40 days of seeking God, Sept. 25-Nov.6

There are times in every believer, minister and writer’s life when an assignment from God is so clear, disobedience or neglect would be profoundly serious. (Luke 12:47-48) In my own ministry, the book, Forty Days of Seeking God—Praying for Revival, Elections and Key Leaders is one of those assignments. Though I wrote the original book in 2012, it has since been much revised and expanded. While I am far in the process of releasing...

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Powerful Prayer: The covenant to seek God’s face
Jul19

Powerful Prayer: The covenant to seek God’s face

After 40 years of nationwide emphasis on prayer for revival and spiritual awakening, today’s worsening conditions pose an urgent question. Why over decades of emphases have many conditions worsened dramatically? While small numbers have experienced revival, and some people have indeed been led to Christ, general trends are alarming. Though there are a variety of factors, this article addresses one of the more foundational. It is the...

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Powerful Prayer: Revival, national elections
May17

Powerful Prayer: Revival, national elections

Few would argue that another historic spiritual awakening is the nation’s greatest need. While the Lord commands believers to pray for those who rule over us, the greater focus is always the spiritual condition of the nation. As America enters a most crucial time of decision, it is important God’s people pray and repent as never before. A major election is a critical time for churches to seek God’s face and cry out for His mercy. (1...

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