Your Prayers Bring God’s Harvest

One night in 1958, New York policemen responded to complaints of a man disturbing the peace at 2:00 a.m. At the scene of the disturbance, they found Dick Simmons praying on the banks of the Hudson River. Simmons was loudly crying out to God to send laborers into the slums, gangs, and drug zones...

How to Mold my Heart

Where am I struggling to obey clear commands of scripture? In the power of God’s Spirit, what can I do to mold (align) my heart better in this area? What are some areas where I have made good progress in molding (aligning) my heart to the model of Jesus? What can I learn from...

How to Pray for the Persecuted Church

Around the world, many believers are persecuted — imprisoned, even killed — for their faith. Since Jesus laid down His life, 43 million Christians have become martyrs. Right now 200 million people face persecution for believing in Jesus and 60% of those people are children, according to Christians in Crisis International Ministry, a prayer...

A Faith That Multiplies

When I got married to my wife Katie, I would have to say that about the farthest thing from my mind was having children. But something strange begins to happen after you’ve been married for a year or two. Out of your love relationship with your husband or wife, you begin to think increasingly...

The Example Of Our Lord

The connection between the prayer life and the Spirit life is close and indissoluble. It is not merely that we receive the Spirit through prayer, but the Spirit life requires, as an indispensable thing, a continuous prayer life. I can be led continually by the Spirit only as I continually give myself to prayer....

How to pray?

How much do you dream about the future? You probably give thought to your loved ones and your career. You pray for your family and your church, and maybe offer up a prayer for the whole world on occasion. But how often do you pause to pray about the future of the whole world?...

3G: A Way of Life

What are you doing in your life to develop the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ? In 1 Corinthians 11:3 the Apostle Paul asks, “But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” According...

Born in Prayer

I remember the days of old. I ponder all Your great works and think about what You have done. Psalm 143:5 (NLT) In the summer of 1948 I graduated from college and by summer’s end was headed to Southern California for a visit with my brother. But most of my thoughts about the trip...

Why does a Canadian truck driver care about students in Israel?

The short answer is I have no idea. The long answer is that today the Digital Day of Prayer allowed Christians everywhere to engage in praying for missional gaps they care about. My dad, a long-distance truck driver based in Canada, called today to chat and one of the first things he asked me about was the digital day...

Focusing On Your Missionary

Why Do Missionaries Need So Much Prayer? Did you know that more Christians have been persecuted in this century than all centuries combined? No doubt the enemy of darkness is not pleased with the present effort to get the Gospel to every tongue, people and tribe. The light and hope that Jesus is bringing...