The Inner Storm

Jesus calmed the storm! And with the resulting tranquil sea, the disciples must have been in the midst of mentally processing His challenge to their faith as they quietly arrived on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee. The specific region was settled by gentiles, called Gadarenes, and was near Gadara, the capital of…

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Do you need open heart surgery?

The problem in prayer is not the unwillingness of Christ to hear. It is often some “little sin” that damages and spoils our prayer life. In addition to those above, there are other hindrances that block our access to grace. Ten heart blockages: Doubt and Unbelief Self Having a judgmental attitude Unresolved Inner Conflict A…

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Hindrances to Prayer

D.L. Moody once said, “Next to the wonder of seeing my Savior will be, I think, the wonder that I made so little use of the power of prayer.” Dr. John R. Rice often spoke of the hindrances to prayer. Below is a list of seven. Personal sin in the believer’s life. Strained known relationships…

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God Answers Prayer

From Genesis to Revelation, the God of the Bible answers prayer. And that is quite extraordinary – an accessible God, a caring God, an action God, a responsive and loving God. Survey the religions of the world and you find this God to be utterly unique. But answers to prayer are not a panacea. God…

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Praying for Non-Believers

Lord, we, Your people, have become so accustomed to being prayed for. Prayer lines are common. We flock to mighty men of God looking for a miracle. And yet, You called us to give the gift of prayer. We confess that we find it hard to pray for lambs. You want us to pray for…

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Prayer Evangelism Ideas

The fourth dimension to a local church prayer ministry is prayer evangelism. The energy of prayer needs to be turned outward, toward the community and the world. This is prayer evangelism. Avenues to heighten prayer evangelism: Adopt the Moravian principle, “No one works, unless someone prays.” Make prayer the essential to every effort. Anything not…

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The Call to Intercession

The third prayer concentration of your prayer effort is the force of intercession and mobilized intercessors. Every believer is called to intercession. And yet, there are those who have a special burden for the role, even a special anointing to do the work of intercession. Most churches have never identified those people. Tragically, intercessors are…

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