A Prayer Away - Child PrayingPrayer and ministry are deep wells. There are at least five main ways of praying for healing (or any other concern): petitioning prayer, prevailing prayer, rebuking prayer, commanding prayer and submitting prayer (see our website for a run-down on all five).

Please keep in mind that there is no such thing as a “formula” for prayer, guaranteed to work every time. Prayer is above all else your own faith-based conversation with God. Therefore, what matters most is your honesty and openness to God, as well as your trust in Him–just as it would with any earthly doctor you might visit. May these articles give you fresh insights into praying for yourself and for others.

Waiting in Line

Waiting for Someone to Get Tired

We hate waiting, especially waiting in lines, don’t we? I’m always looking ahead to see who might hold the line up and why. Yesterday, I read the signs right and escaped a dead-end line at the store just in time to get into one that whisked me through. It doesn’t go like that every time. Here’s a line I can’t avoid. The “prayer lines” we wait in, hoping for changes our loved ones need, can suffer long delays (somebody say amen). Today,…

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5 Biblical Ways To Pray

Pray for Healing Using All 5 Biblical Ways

Did you know that there are at least five Biblical ways to pray for healing and other concerns? My guess is that many of us are missing out. The examples are in scripture right before our eyes, but maybe we haven’t connected the dots. Or perhaps, we have (mistakenly) believed that prayers like these aren’t intended for regular folks like us. I can’t promise you that praying all five will always get the outcomes you want. That’s not realistic. However, I can…

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Mastering Emotions: Fruit and Roots

2 Strategies for Mastering Emotions: Fruit and Roots

What do you do when stuff happens? Do you get stressed or depressed? Do your emotions take over? How hard is it to get free of the negative ones? What is your strategy for mastering your emotions and returning to the river of peace Jesus provides? Many Christians are held captive by their emotional life. If this is you, there is hope, but you will have to learn how to fight for your freedom. Be forewarned, I don’t mean fighting…

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Stuck in Quicksand

Stuck in Quicksand!

I had a vision of a living prayer chain. First the background: dear friends were telling me about a situation very much like one going on in our own lives. Someone they love has a grown child who is entangled in a desperately painful situation that child shouldn’t be in in the first place. Perhaps you have close ties to someone who is “in a relationship with” an alcoholic, or a crack addict, or someone who is abusing them—the list is…

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