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Join Us This Thursday!

Just a quick note today to tell you what the Lord is doing here in southern West Virginia. A great number of preachers and people have been praying for some time for revival. We are burdened to see a real spiritual awakening among God’s people and others brought to Christ. More than 20 churches have already committed to work together toward for a great gospel campaign in 2020. This coming Thursday we are hosting a God Bless America Prayer Rally as a first step toward this effort. If you are within driving distance of Beckley, WV I would like to personally invite you to come. This first prayer meeting will be held at the Cranberry Baptist Church, 201 Cranberry Drive,…

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Pray For A Preacher

Tammy and I are spending the day with a great group of preachers and their wives at The Preacher’s Rest. I thank the Lord for calling me to be a preacher, and I thank Him for using faithful preachers in my life. It is a pleasure to invest in precious servants of the Lord over these few days. Ministers are real people with real needs. They live every day on an active battlefield, and the enemy hates what they are doing. The fight is on and we can have a part! “Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God…

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Guest Post: Fall On Your Face Before You Fall On Your Face

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Dan Knickerbocker is a happy Christian, a dear friend, and an encourager to God’s people. He is being used of the Lord in evangelism all over the country and is constantly emphasizing the need for fervent prayer in our churches. I am honored to post this article and pray that God will use it to stir us all to seek the Lord. -SP “…then began men to call upon the name of the Lord.”– Genesis 4:26b. “And Enoch walked with God – Genesis 5:22. “And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with men..” – Genesis 6:3. Some fall on their face before God because they love Him, many because of a crisis, and others to know God’s will. Think of…

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The Need Of Our Nation

It is easy to fuss at the darkness around us and fail to do the very things that bring true light into our dark world. Political conservatism and true Christianity are not the same thing. As followers of Christ our hope is in God and our help comes only from Him. This week we celebrate the birthday of our beloved America. I love my country and long to see a spiritual revival in our land. It is the hope of our nation and the need of every generation. Would you join me in making this week a week of prayer? Every celebration should be cause for us to remember the goodness of God and look to Him again. As you…

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How To Pray For The President

Yesterday I opened the USA Today to find a full page ad with the names of a wide range of religious leaders calling for a day of prayer for our President. Sunday, June 2, has been unofficially declared a day of prayer for the President of the United States. I am very happy that many will be praying tomorrow. Believers should in fact be praying every day for their political leaders (1 Timothy 2:1-3). Regardless of who the man is or what your political position – praying Christians should be making intercession for the President. We can take the White House to the Throne of Grace! The question is: How do you pray for a president? Here are a few…

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How Can We Pray For You?

Recently I have had several kind believers come to me in meetings and ask, “What can we pray for you and your family specifically?” Nothing could be more encouraging! Such a question reveals that the people are not simply saying they will pray, but that they plan to pray – and pray specifically. The Lord Jesus said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” (Matthew 7:7). Each verb grows more intense. Each command teaches us something about effective prayer… Ask: pray definite prayers. Seek: pray expectant prayers. Knock: pray persistent prayers. The thing for which I am praying right now is for souls to be saved. Many…

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40 Days Of Prayer

Every day should be a day of prayer, but it is a good thing to set aside specific seasons to give yourself to concentrated prayer. Extended periods of prayer help us to both consecrate ourselves and concentrate our petitions. In Scripture the number 40 is often associated with a season of proving or testing… The worldwide flood lasted for 40 days and nights. Moses was on the backside of the desert for 40 years. God would also meet with him on Mt. Sinai for 40 days. The children of Israel spied out the land for 40 days and then spent 40 subsequent years in the wilderness. Goliath taunted the army of God for 40 days. Elijah went for 40 days…

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The True Church Business Meeting

I arrived a half hour before the evening service was to start. One hundred people were already seated in the auditorium. Why were they early? The church was meeting for important business: it was meeting to pray. There was little talk to one another. The preaching would not take place for another hour. God’s people were there for one reason. To pray. As a kid growing up in church the most dreaded meeting of the year was the church business meeting. Usually it is one of the worst attended or one of the best attended…neither of which is usually a good sign. Pastors and people alike sigh and talk of getting the annual “business meeting” out of the way. While…

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Help Us Pray!

This afternoon I am helping to conduct a prayer rally in the Akron-Canton, Ohio area. This meeting with churches from around the region is for one purpose: to set ourselves right with God and to seek God’s face for revival and the advancement of the gospel. Will you help us pray? Today’s prayer meeting is part of preparation for the God Bless America Rally that will be conducted here in Stark County, Ohio on May 1-4, 2019. I look forward to being back to preach in that meeting. But I am convinced that the preaching is in vain without the praying. The first meeting in the book of Acts was a prayer meeting, and all of the preaching and all…

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7 Ways The Bible Helps Your Prayer Life

We all know we ought to pray more. We all want to pray more effectively. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if God wrote a manual on prayer? Indeed, He has! God’s Word is the most thorough, powerful prayer book in the world. If you want to be a person of prayer then you must be a person of the Scriptures. George Mueller’s life illustrated this connection. He prayed in provisions for hundreds of orphans and saw miraculous answers to prayer all of his life. The secret? He began every morning on his knees with an open Bible getting His own heart happy in Jesus and finding a promise He could claim that day. The more attention I give to reading and…

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