Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Let Freedom Ring

When we confess our sins and accept Christ's sacrifice on our behalf, we become children of God. As children, we inherit certain privileges. We have the right to call the sovereign God of the universe 'Our Heavenly Father'. We have ready access to God's presence where we can bring all our concerns.

On July 4th, as you celebrate the freedom of our great nation, celebrate also, your freedom to enter God's presence in prayer.

Prayer Focus - Leaders in Government

Praises - Freedom to Worship

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Place of Prayer

They went back to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives...They all continued in prayer together. Acts 1:12, 14

Do you desire power for your life?...It will come as you pray. For ten days the disciples prayed. Ten days of prayer plus a few minutes of preaching led to three thousand saved souls.

In our typical "revival", we tend to invert the numbers. We're more prone to pray for a few minutes and preach for ten days! Not the apostles. They lingered in the presence of Christ, never leaving the place of prayer, yet look at the fruit of their work.

Better said, look at the fruit of God's spirit in them.

We can only wonder what would happen today if we, who still struggle, did what they did: wait on the Lord in the place of prayer.
~Max Lucado from Come Thirsty