Private Prayer Is Powerful

Not all prayers are public.  Most of our praying is behind closed doors, in quiet.  There are times to pray aloud and pray together, but private, personal conversation with God is a necessity. My blog is not my journal – my journal is.  Many of my prayers are written in my journal and not available to read.  It’s easy to post … Read more

My Morning Ritual

For a day to start off right and go well – here are four things I want to do each morning.  It requires time and there are sacrifices, but it’s worth it.  On my best, most disciplined days, each of these four things happen: 1)  Read.  I read Scripture.  I read a little bit of more of … Read more

A Great Prayer for Leaders to Pray

Here are five powerful points from Ephesians 3 for you to pray – for your family, for your leadership team, for your church.  I pray… 1) That out of Christ’s glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 2) That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. 3) That you … Read more

12 Ways To Delegate Prayer

Jesus invited people to pray for him.  He invited people to pray for workers in the harvest field.  He invited his disciples to pray for him in the garden.  And he invited people to be in constant prayer.  He expected his disciples to pray. ‘Delegate’ may not be the best word, since it implies not … Read more

Four Reasons Fasting Is Linked To Prayer

Our church worship team and staff started off the year with the Daniel Fast. Here are some thoughts about why fasting is powerful and why it’s linked to powerful prayer in scripture: 1)     DEPENDANCE: It’s a physical reminder of where we place our dependence. 2)     DISCIPLINE: It’s a framework for discipline in a tangible way.  … Read more

Ministry Prayer Plan

I was inspired by Greg Groves at The Well Seminars this fall.  He has a very structured, intentional and expectant personal prayer ministry model. As a ministry leader, one of our big jobs is to pray for our people.  I have adopted a similar model since then.  My current ministry prayer plan looks like this: On … Read more