Pray Them Home: Prayers for Prodigal Children

I once was that prodigal child — lost, angry, and struggling to find my identity. Hardened on the outside, but deeply hurting within. The pain of my choices was not only destroying me, but creating heartache within our family and severing my relationships with the people who loved me most. By God’s grace, my parents did not give up on me — despite how tempting it must have been at times. Instead, they entrusted my life to God, prayed for my brokenness, and fought for me in prayers that God eventually answered. Parents, if you are raising a seemingly hard-hearted, rebellious … Continue reading Pray Them Home: Prayers for Prodigal Children

Pray Big Things for Your Little Ones

How do we pray for our children when our words seem to run dry? How do we faithfully lift them before the Lord with confidence that our prayers match hisdesires for them? When we’re not sure of how to pray, God’s word enables us to stand with him and lift our children before his throne with confidence. As a parent, I long to pray for my kids more faithfully. I long to stand in agreement with my Savior, and pray bold and powerful prayers for my kids. But sometimes I get stuck. Sometimes I can’t find the words. Paul’s words to … Continue reading Pray Big Things for Your Little Ones

Criminal Charges Filed Against Anglican Priest for Praying Outside Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic

Father James Linton was arrested last month outside the San Bernardino Planned Parenthood for offering to pray with women entering the abortion facility. Police held him for six hours and later charged him with criminal trespass. If convicted, Father Linton … Continue reading Criminal Charges Filed Against Anglican Priest for Praying Outside Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic

NANCY PELOSI INVOKES ‘THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD’ AT NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST

IMAGE CREDITS: TALKRADIONEWS / FLICKR. Congressmen, President Barack Obama and faith leaders from around the country met for the annual prayer breakfast in Washington, D.C. Thursday. At the breakfast, House Minority Leader Democrat Nancy Pelosi took the opportunity to invoke “the prophet Muhammad.” Before reading from the Gospel of John, Pelosi talked about the similarity of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. “In the Gospel of John we see the golden rule that stands at the heart of the gospel, and as we hear these words from John 13, 15, and 17, we know that this message, this command of love is not … Continue reading NANCY PELOSI INVOKES ‘THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD’ AT NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST

Washington School District Places Football Coach on Leave Until He Stops Praying on Field

BREMERTON, Wash. — A school district in Washington has placed a Christian football coach on paid leave for continuing to pray on the 50-yard line at the conclusion of the game, which he did last Friday when both teams and members of the community joined him in a show of support. The Bremerton School District released a four-page letter on Wednesday night explaining its reasons for placing Joe Kennedy, the assistant head coach for the varsity team at Bremerton High School and the head coach for the junior varsity team, on leave. “Kennedy’s conduct poses a genuine risk that the district will be … Continue reading Washington School District Places Football Coach on Leave Until He Stops Praying on Field

What God Can Do in Five Seconds

God can do more in five seconds than we can do in five hours or months or years. This is one reason the habit of prayer is wise. Sometimes we do not get the five-second breakthrough because we do not ask. To be sure, God ordains to do many good things through hours or months or years of labor. Prayer is not meant to replace toil. For example, God wills that a chapter be read, or a meal prepared, or a friend visited in the space of hours not seconds. He wills that a house be built in months not … Continue reading What God Can Do in Five Seconds

Praying for a Breakthrough

A breakthrough is a military concept. When one army is able to weaken its enemy’s forces to the point of collapse, a breakthrough occurs allowing that army to invade and take its enemy’s territory. But in war a breakthrough only really matters if it occurs at a strategic location. And the evidence that a location is strategic is almost always revealed by the amount of enemy forces amassed to protect it. An enemy led by skilled generals plans to ferociously protect what it prizes highly. This means that an invading army can expect its attempt to achieve a breakthrough to … Continue reading Praying for a Breakthrough

Four Prayers for Bible Reading

When we open our Bibles to read, we’re never alone. The Holy Spirit hovers over and in the words of God, ready to stir our hearts, illumine our minds, and redirect our lives, all for the glory of Christ (John [16:14]). The Spirit is the X factor in Bible reading, making an otherwise ordinary routine supernatural — and making it utterly foolish to read and study without praying for our eyes, minds, and hearts. Prayer is a conversation, but not one we start. God speaks first. His voice sounds in the Scriptures and climactically in the person and work of his … Continue reading Four Prayers for Bible Reading

This Is the Only Weapon We Have Left to Fight Against the Coming Jade Helm Tyranny

When it comes to overcoming an injury or emotional trauma, the guiding principles of healing are remarkably similar. In general, the better the health, both physical and emotional, prior to the crisis, the better the predicted outcome will be. Along … Continue reading This Is the Only Weapon We Have Left to Fight Against the Coming Jade Helm Tyranny