A Scripture Prayer based on Psalm 120

As the pilgrims ascended for worship in Your city, the city of peace, where you and your glory dwells, they longed to encounter You there. We too long to have a fresh encounter with You. We long for the day when the final door will open and we will ascend and pass into your glory … Continue reading A Scripture Prayer based on Psalm 120

Praying for the Women in Your Church – A Simple Guide

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION FROM PROVERBS 31 1. Make them women of noble character (31:10— ‘An excellent wife, who can find? For her  worth is far above jewels.’) Make our women virtuous and morally excellent. May they hate sin and love Jesus more each day. 2. Develop our women into diligent workers (v.17— ‘She girds herself … Continue reading Praying for the Women in Your Church – A Simple Guide

John Murray’s Counsel to Church Leaders

"Spend at least fifteen minutes every day meditating on some word of God connected with His promises to His church -- and then plead with Him for its fulfillment."   A great place to start might be Jesus' promise in Matthew 16:18b: I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail … Continue reading John Murray’s Counsel to Church Leaders

With what would you be satisfied?

Here’s a question I have asked myself on occasion while raising my children in terms of my desires, hopes and dreams for them. It comes from Susan Hunt in her book Your Home: A Place of Grace: “Would you be satisfied with children who are well behaved, who avoid drugs, who graduate from college, marry … Continue reading With what would you be satisfied?

Priming the Pump to Pray for Your Church – Acts 24-26

Pray that someone you know would be confronted with the reality of the resurrected Christ and that Jesus would change the whole direction of his/her life. Pray that we would become a church who daily repents and turns to God and performs deeds in keeping with repentance - honesty, integrity, purity, generosity, hospitality, etc. Pray … Continue reading Priming the Pump to Pray for Your Church – Acts 24-26

If You Ever Wonder What To Pray for Our Church

Here's a bullet point list of things we prayed for our church at this week's vespers service. Paul’s words to the Sanhedrin in Acts 23:1 remind us that a “clean conscience” is available to even the worst sinner who trusts in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins and the cleansing of his conscience. Pray that … Continue reading If You Ever Wonder What To Pray for Our Church

9/11 and the Imprecatory Psalms: Two Opinions

Here's a list of the Lament Psalms known as Imprecatory (Psalm 7, 35, 52, 54, 55, 58, 59, 79, 83, 94, 129, 137, and 140). Claus Westermann claims that these imprecatory Psalms “have once and for all been taken away from Christ’s congregation.”[1] Some of them[2] appear rather bloodthirsty, pre-Christian and inappropriate for believers to … Continue reading 9/11 and the Imprecatory Psalms: Two Opinions