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Where to Turn? (Sept 21)

King Hezekiah was confronted by the threat of a huge army with a ruthless reputation. Assyria’s Field Commander (the Rabshakeh) brought a warning in which he mocked God and warned of great devastation. What is a King to do?  Continue reading

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Seeking the Blessing of God (Aug 9)

uilding the temple—it brought him to his knees. They needed “some reviving to set up the house of God, to repair its ruins…” (9:10 ESV). God had been faithful to bless, but the continued hand of the Lord was needed. Continue reading

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The Agony and the Ecstasy (July 26)

o you know the agony and ecstasy of being an intercessor? Paul did. He clearly understood that intercession was at the heart of the work God had called him to. Yes, it was often a struggle to “pray through” as he stood in the gap for those he ministered to. He knew the agony of intercession—but he also knew its joys. Continue reading

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God is the Strength of My Heart (July 15)

Some questions just can’t be answered to the heart’s satisfaction. Questions like: “Why do the wicked prosper?” Continue reading

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Psalms, Worship and Prayer (July 6)

One of the reasons I love to read the Psalms before I pray, is that they prime the pump of worship. They help us to focus on the goodness and greatness of God. As we are awestruck by his glory, we are ready to praise and worship. With wide-eyed wonder we are then ready to pray. Worship and praise affects my praying in every way—it provides right perspective, it prompts faith, it helps us focus and refocus our requests. As we worship, we realize the joy of his presence and we are changed. Continue reading

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Waiting and Watching (June 10)

The watchman spent the night in the tower on the city wall watching and waiting. Of course, he was looking for any sign of danger. Yet ultimately, he was looking for the morning to come–hoping for another peaceful night awakened by a beautiful sunrise. Continue reading

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One Accord (June 3)

Armin Gesswein often said, “When Jesus built a church, he first built a prayer meeting.” Acts chapter 1 is the record of that truth.  The New Testament church was birthed out of a prayer meeting where “with one accord,” they were “devoting themselves to prayer.” Continue reading

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He Bears Our Burdens (May 11)

We do not carry our burdens alone. We have a God and Savior who is there to help us bear our burdens daily. We have someone to turn to each and every day. Continue reading

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Every Promise (Apr 21)

“Not one word of his promise has failed–they have all been fulfilled.” With these words, Joshua reminds the people of Israel of the faithfulness of God. God has been with them. He has fought for them. He has given them the land he promised. Continue reading

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Become the Answer to Your Prayers (Apr 2)

Jesus calls us to follow him and to join him in his mission to go and proclaim the kingdom of God.  What is your response? Continue reading

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