Sunday, June 29, 2008

Challenge Students to Pray for Their Campus

Praying for Our Campus... Does It Matter?
by Chuck Klein


Download this article



* Type keywords in the "Search This Blog" box above
* Coaching? Teaching? Preaching? on prayer - Contact Phil@nppn.org
* Pastor Phil's ministry schedule: http://nppn.org/Schedule.htm
* Join the Church Prayer Leaders Network @ http://www.PrayerLeader.com

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Summertime Prayer with Children

.
Summer means more time for kids to pray!


Summer means a break from school and more time for fun activities - why not encourage kids to spend some of that extra time in prayer? Check out these kids' prayer cards from PrayKids!, designed just for them.

Praying for My Neighborhood
by Arlyn Lawrence

When God works in a community, He doesn't just use adults. He uses the prayers of kids! Praying for My Neighborhood includes prayers that children can pray to invite God to make a difference in their neighborhoods. Sold in packs of 20 cards.

Here's what one customer had to say about them:

These cards are not just for children. Although the pictures are designed with children in mind, these prayers are also excellent reminders for adults to pray for those God has put us near in our neighborhoods.



* Type keywords in the "Search This Blog" box above
* Coaching? Teaching? Preaching? on prayer - Contact Phil@nppn.org
* Pastor Phil's ministry schedule: http://nppn.org/Schedule.htm
* Join the Church Prayer Leaders Network @ http://www.PrayerLeader.com

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Prayer Station Warning!

.
NOT a good idea when you are holding a
"Free Lemonade; Free Prayer" station...!

The Kool-Aid Stand

Carl A. Boyle, a sales representative, was driving home when he saw a
group of young children selling Kool-Aid on a corner in his
neighborhood. They had posted the typical hand scrawled sign over
their stand: "Kool-Aid, 10 cents." Carl was intrigued. He pulled over
to the curb. A young man approached and asked if he would like
strawberry or grape Kool-Aid. Carl placed his order and handed the
boy a quarter. After much deliberation, the children determined he
had some change coming and rifled through their cigar box until they
finally came up with the correct amount. The boy returned with the
change, then stood by the side of the car. He asked if Carl was
finished drinking. "Just about," said Carl. "Why?" "That's the only
cup we have, "answered the boy, "and we need it back to stay in
business."

From http://www.sermons.com/
======
By way of the Sermon Fodder list. For a regular dose of Christian Humor and a modern-day parable go to www.sermonfodder.com and click the icon at the bottom to be added to our merry group.

* Type keywords in the "Search This Blog" box above
* Coaching? Teaching? Preaching? on prayer - Contact Phil@nppn.org
* Pastor Phil's ministry schedule: http://nppn.org/Schedule.htm
* Join the Church Prayer Leaders Network @ http://www.PrayerLeader.com

Friday, June 13, 2008

"Can we pray about this?"

NOTE >>> One of our faithful prayer supporters forwarded this to us . . .

PRAYING TOGETHER

by Gail Rogers

It was an interesting sight. Here we sat with the three owners discussing the future of their company. After going over some important decisions they had to make, one man asked, "Can we pray about this?" They reached out and took our hands. As the five of us held hands around the desk we committed to God the things we had just discussed. I was surprised at such openness to spiritual things... even in this business arena.

I knew this was what God must have meant for us when He said in the Bible,

"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests" (Ephesians 6:18).

The next day a lady and I dropped our husbands off at the airport. She was nervous and upset. Encouraged by the prayer the day before, I asked if we could stop there at the top of the escalator and pray. We clasped hands and committed our husbands to God.

I am freshly reminded that this is exactly what God tells us to do "on all occasions". So often we listen to one another, share the concerns on our hearts and we go away, promising to pray for each other. And that is good.

But God is showing me, with a fresh reality, that to stop and pray as the situation is shared, is to declare His power in the spiritual realm. It is a declaration of trust in our God. It is raising the expectation of seeing the "God of Hope" work in a particular situation. And it raises the level of glory to Him when the answer comes and you can point back to the time of prayer.

Ask God for courage today to pray with someone. When a need is shared ask simply, "Can I say a prayer for that right now?" It need not be long and eloquent, just a simple plea for the help of the God of Hope.

If praying out loud with someone seems too much of a stretch for you just yet, tell them you will pray for them.

Raise the level of prayer in your life. Reach out and share prayer. Look for the "on all occasions with all kinds of prayers" in your day today. Watch God work and watch as your own heart is encouraged!

~Father God,
I want to raise the level of prayer in my life. Please help me today to share the privilege of bringing all kinds of requests to you on all occasions throughout my day. May my words be guided by Your Holy Spirit and may I be quick to respond to opportunities to introduce prayer into my conversations. Thank you for inviting us to come to You in prayer. I ask this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Questions: What does God mean when He tells us to pray at all times? How can we become more sensitive to situations that need prayer?

About the Author: http://talk.thelife.com/experience/devotionalforwomen/authors/gail-rodgers/

Comment on the devotional blog. Interact with others who are reading today's devotional. Visit http://thelife.com/blogs/experience/devotionalforwomen/2008/06/12/praying-together/#comments

Copyright
This devotional is protected by copyright laws and may not be reprinted or posted to a site without permission from TruthMedia Internet Group. All readers are welcome to forward the devotional to a friend or link to it. If you would like to seek permission to reprint the devotional in full, please see our guidelines: http://tmdevotionals.com/women/reprint-permission/

Feel free to forward this devotional to a friend. If you received it from a friend and would like to subscribe, visit http://www.tmdevotionals.com/subscribe and fill in the required information.


* Type keywords in the "Search This Blog" box above
* Coaching? Teaching? Preaching? on prayer - Contact Phil@nppn.org
* Pastor Phil's ministry schedule: http://nppn.org/Schedule.htm
* Join the Church Prayer Leaders Network @ http://www.PrayerLeader.com

Connecting the Generations in Prayer

ENDEAVOR LOGO


The Mission
Pray21 is your church’s chance to put your faith in action in a whole new way as you help youth recognize and respond to God’s call on their life. It is more than a prayer campaign; it is the beginning of a paradigm shift to produce youth in ministry. As a result, your church will change its future, and young people will change the world.


The Way Pray21 Works
Pray21 is an easy, flexible ministry initiative that can fit the needs of every church, no matter its size, schedule, or format. Your church’s involvement can be as simple as having adults and students pray together for five minutes during four consecutive weekend worship services or as sophisticated as you want to make it without making it complicated. Just connect young people and adults in a prayer partnership over a period of 21-days. It changes lives!

* Accept the mission and sign up today to get downloadable materials about Pray21.
* Share the decision to do Pray21 with the youth - your church’s greatest agenda.
* Decide who will lead the Pray21 campaign and determine what material you will need.
* Set a date to kick-off the campaign with a Pray21 Sunday for everyone to experience.
* Pray together! Watch as God helps youth and adults discover their mission in the world!


===>Click headline to access website . . .

* Type keywords in the "Search This Blog" box above
* Coaching? Teaching? Preaching? on prayer - Contact Phil@nppn.org
* Pastor Phil's ministry schedule: http://nppn.org/Schedule.htm
* Join the Church Prayer Leaders Network @ http://www.PrayerLeader.com

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Quote; Unquote . . .

"We are 'functionally Unitarian' if we only recognize the agenda of one person of the trinity."

Ray Bakke


* Type keywords in the "Search This Blog" box above
* Coaching? Teaching? Preaching? on prayer - Contact Phil@nppn.org
* Pastor Phil's ministry schedule: http://nppn.org/Schedule.htm
* Join the Church Prayer Leaders Network @ http://www.PrayerLeader.com