Posts Tagged ‘prayer’

A Great Vision and Call to Pray By Diane Strack

A Great Vision Produces Remarkable Synergy The seed of a great vision can  take root in some of the most unexpected places. For me, it began with a firm grip across the table and a heavy ask – “Gather the women of America to pray, Diane, it is the only hope for our nation,” pleaded…

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Prayer for Steward Leaders and Boards By R. Scott Rodin

An Exercise of Prayer for Steward Leaders and Steward Boards I grew up in a high liturgical church and I still love the planned intentionality of moving through the rituals of prayer, reading, and response. I love liturgy. We wrote a liturgy to support our Steward Declaration and I hope you will consider using it…

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The Most Important Prayer By Jim Stern

 Most Important Prayer for Every Circumstance “The model prayer of our Lord, called familiarly ‘The Lord’s Prayer,’ is the universal prayer, because it is peculiarly adapted to all men everywhere in all circumstances in all times of need.” E.M. Bounds[1] Edward McKendree (E.M.) Bounds (1835–1913) was a Methodist minister and Civil War chaplain. He considered…

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Living on the Other Side of Anxious By Mark L. Vincent

Learning to Become Anxious for Nothing Being non anxious is a pretty handy gift during Pandemic Time! I’ve been teased as a person who never gets riled – and more than once given the nickname Yoda by people who don’t even know each other. I don’t think that never riled is accurate, because when anger…

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National Day of Prayer In Such a Time as This

Thursday, May 7, 2020 is the official National Day of Prayer The National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to pray for the nation and its leaders. This year, God’s people will find new ways to gather and pray. HISTORY In 1775 the Continental Congress allocated a…

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A Prayer of Trust and Commitment By Ed McDowell

A Prayer and Commitment to Trust God In God, we trust. Today Christian Leadership Alliance launches the Outcomes Conference Digital Experience 2020. We open this event in prayer and voice our full and complete trust in God.  We are grateful for the beautiful prayer submitted by Ed McDowell. It expresses well the heart and desire…

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Prayer is a Gift from God By Howard Rich

Prayer is a Gift The Father Gives to Each of Us Prayer is a gift from our Father that allows us to hear and see His heart for relationship with us.  As He works through us to make His name known, He wants to communicate with us personally.  What an amazing privilege we have in…

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Pray for People by Dr. Gary G. Hoag

You Unlock Kingdom Outcomes When You Pray for People At the inception of Christian mission, we find a very important insight from Jesus that relates to apostolic ministry in modern times and people. By apostolic, I simply mean work that seeks to take the gospel of Jesus Christ into new territory. He told them, “The…

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Prayer: The Practice of Stewardship By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

 How is prayer a practice of stewardship? When thinking about cultivating a deeper commitment to stewardship in life, often the practice of generosity directs growth and forward movement. Generosity does cultivate stewardship. Yet, the practice of generosity and selflessness is not enough. There is more for a steward’s daily life and practice. Generosity and hospitality…

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Prayers for Fundraising By Ron Frey

Learn to Pray Great Fundraising Prayers What is the role of prayer in fundraising? Over the course of my career, I’ve danced around the issue. While I respect ministries that employ the philosophy of “all prayer and no ask,” I’ve always believed that asking givers to respond to ministry opportunities and meet a need is…

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