Prayers of the Broken Hearted

Before Nehemiah prayed about rebuilding the broken walls, he first prayed for a healing of the broken people - including himself. Are you more concerned about the “nation” or about the people? About events or about lives? Is the burden in your prayers more about the church building and numbers or about the individuals and… Continue reading Prayers of the Broken Hearted

Two Minute Tuesday – A Simple Challenge

The city was in chaos. The people had no real leadership. Confusion and brokenness and they had forgotten God and we’re living in shame. This is how they described Jerusalem to Nehemiah. He didn’t complain. He didn’t whine and act all superior. He didn’t get on a high horse and post on Facebook or Twitter.… Continue reading Two Minute Tuesday – A Simple Challenge

The Victory before the Victory – Friday, Holy Week Minute 5

Easter. Where sin was defeated on the cross. Where death was defeated with an empty tomb. The victory that changes everything. But there was another victory. A victory that should not be overlooked. The setting - a garden. The time - in the darkest hours of early morning. The battlefield - prayer. The battle -… Continue reading The Victory before the Victory – Friday, Holy Week Minute 5

Forget Playing It Safe – Let’s Get Dangerous

Often my prayers are safe and mild. They can be comforting little ramblings that insanely fall into a routine. They can be like a football team going to their bread and butter plays of hike, run, repeat. But those prayers don’t tap into of the greatness of God, the power of the presence of the… Continue reading Forget Playing It Safe – Let’s Get Dangerous

A Simple Prayer … adapted from Jonathan Edwards

When I go through difficulties and trials, remind me of the pains of hell from which you have already delivered me. Place people in my path who need my help, and give me a compassionate and generous spirit. Fill my heart with such love that I would never do anything out of a spirit of… Continue reading A Simple Prayer … adapted from Jonathan Edwards