A Prayer for Every Day

Posted by on 4.23.07 in Devotional, Prayer

Currently Marlene and I are reading through Isaiah together. Our practice is that one of us reads a chapter and the other prays. Today Marlene read Isaiah 42 and I prayed. As she read the chapter, verse 8 caught my attenion. “I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not give my glory to anyone else.” There are many simi …

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Father Mychal’s Prayer

Posted by on 2.1.07 in Prayer

This morning President Bush spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. You can read the text of his remarks here. During his brief comments, the president mentioned Father Mychal Judge, a chaplain with the New York Fire Department who lost his life when the World Trade Center collapsed on 9/11. Father Mychal had …

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Uncommon Prayer—The Twelve Stations of Love

Posted by on 11.20.06 in Prayer

Phil Miglioratti of the National Pastors Prayer Network took last week’s sermon on The Agape Factor and turned it into a unique concept called Uncommon Prayer—The Twelve Stations of Love.. This is an excellent example of how preaching and corporate prayer can complement each other. By the way, recently Phil was inter …

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Pastors and the Struggle of Prayer

Posted by on 10.18.06 in Pastors, Prayer

Phil Miglioratti has just posted an interview I did with him on Pastors and the Struggle of Prayer. Here is the heart of the interview:All of us as pastors struggle with prayer. And that struggle itself is not sinful. It is a reminder that we are made of flesh and that something in us will fight against prayer because praye …

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Urgent Prayer Request

Posted by on 10.12.06 in Prayer

12:17 PM CDT I just received the following request for prayer:Please pray for a brother on an Asian island who is facing eternity in the next few hours for his faith. For security reasons, I cannot give more details but there is no doubt that this is true. When I asked my contact how we should pray, this was the answer I wa …

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One-Sentence Prayers

Posted by on 8.23.06 in Prayer

Recently I have been thinking about the prayers I pray, especially the one-sentence prayers that come so often to mind. These are “arrow prayers” that shoot from earth to heaven and reach the heart of God. If it seems odd to pray one-sentence prayers, I remind you that the Lord’s Prayer is essentially six short petiti …

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Posted by on 4.28.04 in Prayer

7:05 PM I met a student named Daniel who told me he comes from Timbuktu, in the country of Mali, in Africa. 5:46 PM “The twenty-first Century has begun with the shattering realization that there is no safe place on earth.” John Piper 5:34 PM I’ve met several students at the BI whose parents asked them to say hello, incl…

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Saturday, March 13, 2004

Posted by on 3.13.04 in Pastors, Prayer

9:23 AM Here’s a brand-new sermon called Show Me Your Glory, based on the words of Moses in Exodus 33:18. I preached this sermon last Monday at Word of Life Florida. 9:16 AM When I arrived at the church a few minutes after seven this morning, I saw some sleepy teenagers in the parking lot. Turns out they were the last ones …

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Thursday, March 4, 2004

Posted by on 3.4.04 in Prayer

1:21 PM Click here to see the latest pictures from the renovation project. The first page contains pictures from Groundbreaking Sunday under the big tent in late June. The second page has recent pictures of the construction… . Today the workers are installing a large screen in the gym so we can simulcast the sermon w…

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Sunday, December 21, 2003

Posted by on 12.21.03 in Prayer

7:08 AM When I got to my office, I found a bag on my desk with two of my books inside—The God You Can Trust and He’s God and We’re Not. There was a note attached from someone in the congregation asking if I would sign them for her nephew: “Jeff, my niece’s husband & my new nephew, will be going to Iraq in Jan. We ho…

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