“When you’re Max Lucado, everyone asks you to pray. At church. At parties. At sporting events and birthdays and reunions and open houses. If you lead a church, you know the feeling. Most people think of prayer as a solitary act, but for you, it’s much more. It involves standing before others and addressing God on their behalf. It means giving voice to the needs and desires of an entire community. In his latest book, Before Amen (Nelson) Lucado shares his thoughts on the “power of a simple prayer.” We wanted to know what he’s learned about praying in public and leading others in prayer.
What does a good prayer do?
A prayer is simply an honest conversation with God. A good prayer creates a sense of communion between the one who prays and the One who hears the prayer. At our core we’re afraid of being left alone. Ever since Adam and Eve hid in the bush, we’ve all battled with this sense of distance between us and God. So a good prayer reestablishes a sense of communion with God. We know we’re not alone…” Read more>>
Source : Christianity Today
“Millions of Christians worldwide are being persecuted for their faith. Every day believers face torture, imprisonment or loss of their lives simply because they are Christians.
What would it be like to walk in their shoes? Hebrews 13:3 tells us to “remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”
Thousands of young people from countries around the world will participate in SHOCKWAVE this weekend to support suffering believers…” Read More>>
Source : Christian News Wire
A Prayer for Guidance
O eternal and everlasting God, I presume to present myself this morning before thy Divine majesty, beseeching thee to accept of my humble and hearty thanks, that it hath pleased thy great goodness to keep and preserve me the night past from all the dangers poor mortals are subject to, and has given me sweet and pleasant sleep, whereby I find my body refreshed and comforted for performing the duties of this day, in which I beseech thee to defend me from all perils of body and soul…. Read more
Source : BeliefNet