Mobilising, training and equipping Christians for prayer
It is important for parents to pray for the schools their children attend, and for pupils also to pray for their schools. However, it is just as vital for churches and prayer groups to add schools to their prayer responsibility.
The 24-7 Prayer Movement initiated the spread of interactive prayer rooms. Nowadays, prayer rooms are decorated and “prayer stations” are created by utilising the walls and floor space.
The skill in discerning God’s will for everyday circumstances is cultivated over time. To know God’s will is not a one-off thing! It is accompanied by much patience, perseverance and faith.
How do we manage to give thanks to God after a year filled with seemingly unending challenges? G.K. Chesterton said: “When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted, or you take them with gratitude”.
When we read the Bible we tend to focus on the promises of Jesus, but not always that much on His commandments. Here are 25 of Jesus’ commandments to make part of your everyday life.
Growing in the fruit of the Holy Spirit is how the character of Christ is formed in, and shown through, us! This is an invitation to pray through Galatians 5:22-26. Consider seriously praying this Scripture every morning over your life and the lives of your family members.
Poverty is a growing problem. It has been part of mankind for thousands of years and will be with us until the end of time. The point is we must do something about it! The most effective thing to do is to pray, but praying alone is not enough.
Christ’s messages to the churches of Asia Minor in the first century can be found in Revelation 2-3. These messages speak to churches throughout the ages. By praying through these chapters, you can plead with God to bring revival and change to your church.
Loss and grief are an inevitable part of every person’s journey through life. In the Bible we read that Job’s peaceful and prosperous life was changed from one day to the next. Although Job wrestled with God, he eventually saw that God was still sovereign, still in control and still knew what He was doing.
Christians are in danger of allowing things and people to become more important, to receive a greater priority in their lives, than God. In 1 John 5:21, the apostle John warns believers to keep themselves from idols. We need to deal with these in order to experience revival in our lives.
Revival comes through Divine intervention from God. To be granted revival calls for believers to seek God in faith and with prayers that are saturated with the Word of God.
In Nehemiah 1, Jerusalem was in ruins, and God’s name and glory were at stake. In calling on God to restore Jerusalem, Nehemiah quotes from Deuteronomy. In the same way there are Scriptural reasons why God should grant genuine revival to His church.