A Pastoral Prayer for Mothers on Mother’s Day

Mother's Day can be a day of great rejoicing and great sadness. For pastors and worship leaders, it demands great sensitivity and wisdom as you plan on how to honor mothers corporately. I have found that the best way is to pray for them. Here is one attempt at praying for moms who are at … Continue reading A Pastoral Prayer for Mothers on Mother’s Day

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

Is Beauty the Beast? What does the Bible say?

Key Verses: Proverbs 11:16, 22; 30:18-20; 31:30 In the hearts of women and men, there is a God-given longing to be seen and enjoyed as beautiful or handsome without being used. However, ever since the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive (Genesis 6:2) and came into them (v.4), physical beauty … Continue reading Is Beauty the Beast? What does the Bible say?

One Dad’s Counsel to a Young Man Dating His Daughter

As my daughters were growing up, they frequently reminded me that they thought that I had control issues when it came to their relationships with young men. It was probably true due to remembering well my own gorilla-like heart as a young man. You may have heard the analogy that Chuck Swindoll uses when giving … Continue reading One Dad’s Counsel to a Young Man Dating His Daughter

A Wise Woman: A rare find, the fixed center, and focused commitments,

Most ancient and modern cultures demean and treat women as inferior to men…objects to be used, not people to genuinely love and cherish. Not so with Jesus and not so with the wisdom writer of Proverbs. Jesus treated women with courtesy and honor and allowed women into his most intimate group of followers. In fact, … Continue reading A Wise Woman: A rare find, the fixed center, and focused commitments,

Husbands: What’s the best gift you can give your wife today?

There are lots of wonderful gifts that you can give, but the best gift you can give her is to regularly pray for her and tell her what you are praying for her. This is especially crucial if you've experienced a recent conflict. It is very hard to stay angry at someone for whom you … Continue reading Husbands: What’s the best gift you can give your wife today?