What a Way to Go!

If you knew you would die within the next hour how would you spend the next 60 minutes? Yesterday I read about a college president (the author didn’t give the name) who was told that he would die within thirty minutes. He said, “Then take me out of bed and put me on my knees, […]

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Praying for Revival

“I don’t think the world has ever been in a greater sense of turmoil than it is in this moment. I don’t think our nation has. Whatever we shall say about revival we have to recognize this: There are three things about natural life: conception, gestation, and birth. You can’t alter the program. There has […]

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Praying with Paul

I just finished reading DA Carson’s, Praying with Paul, and found it extremely helpful in my journey toward a 1 Thessalonians 5:17 life. In the opening pages he made the following observation that is absolutely convicting to me and to the church in America. “…We are better at organizing than agonizing? Better at administering than […]

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Praying for Revival

“In Scotland, nine miles out of Glasgow, there’s a great big house, a national memorial to David Livingstone. In it there is a model that shows the room where he died, where for years and years he prayed. It’s like some of those houses in India that are made of bamboo and leaves woven in. […]

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Worship in Prayer and Meditation

Last week one of my daughters asked if I had any books on prayer. I told her that I had more books on prayer than on any other subject. I guess I’ve read more on the topic because I find that in terms of the spiritual disciplines I am weakest in the discipline of prayer. […]

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Flying High and Trusting God

I read a comment by Tozer today that got me to thinking…he said, “You always know that you are losing altitude when things begin to get big.” Have you ever sat by the window on a long flight? I’m always amazed at just how small things look from 30,000 feet and above, but as you […]

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Brokenness and Prayer

“Holy Father in Heaven, We confess before you how little we live for Your pleasure. Many of us do not fast, because we are primarily concerned about our own comfort and pleasure. We don’t mourn over our own sin, or grieve over the profound grip that the world has over us. We don’t feel the […]

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Seeking the Glory of Christ

As we approach the holidays I want to encourage you to stay strong and to keep seeking God. It is easy to get wrapped up in the business and to forget the most important part of our lives…our pursuit of God. In The Glory of Christ, John Owen speaks of our need to seek after […]

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“Woe, Woe Is Me”

I saw this prayer on Tim Challies’ blog and it spoke to me. Many of you may already follow him, but I wanted to make sure you had a chance to read it and then pray it! “My God, I feel it is heaven to please Thee, and to be what Thou wouldst have me […]

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The Prayer of Confession

This week we’ve been looking at The Hidden Life of Prayer by David MacIntyre. In his fifth chapter he deals with the prayer of confession. We must guard ourselves from thinking too casually about out sin. We must be careful not to just say a blanket, “forgive me for all I’ve done,” prayer; rather, we […]

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