Did You Know Charles Wesley Wrote Prayers to Sing? A Prayerful Look at Intercession Hymn #1 “For All Mankind”

In 1758, Charles Wesley published his collection of 40 Intercession Hymns. These hymns are examples of intercessory prayers set to music. Music is a good way to remember words, and singing helps people have words of prayer and scripture on their hearts and tongues throughout the day. Although Wesley’s collection of Intercession Hymns represents an … Continue reading Did You Know Charles Wesley Wrote Prayers to Sing? A Prayerful Look at Intercession Hymn #1 “For All Mankind”

Prayer for Individuals and Families Living in Poverty

In 2013 I was very blessed to be teaching an eight-week course to a church women's group. The focus of our course was on the challenges of poverty in the community and the church's response. We worked through a book on poverty. To use with their reading, I printed up and gave each woman a … Continue reading Prayer for Individuals and Families Living in Poverty

Praying for Students Entering College

If you feel called to pray for your community and/or your church, one of the best ways you can pray right now is for young people who are entering college. Our community prayer group is currently praying for: Students still in high school but starting dual enrollment classes in college this semester. College freshmen returning … Continue reading Praying for Students Entering College

Prayers for Community Organizations: Junior Achievement

How many children in your community know how to balance a checkbook? How many adults do? Financial illiteracy adds challenges to already difficult situations. If someone is struggling with poverty, not only does that person need employment opportunities and training. He or she also needs life skills to sustain that employment and provide for his … Continue reading Prayers for Community Organizations: Junior Achievement

Group Prayer – Feel the Difference

When I arrived home tonight, I felt amazing. For me, lately, that's unusual. It's been a rough stretch. But I felt well and truly amazing. That's when I realized I had been praying, together with other people, all day. I got together with a group of folks in the morning and we prayed. What an awesome time … Continue reading Group Prayer – Feel the Difference

Prayers for Sweet Sleep

Several of my friends and I are struggling with sleep. Sleep deprivation is not only exhausting but also unhealthy. We have each tried different remedies - even prayer! - and nothing seems to help. One of my friends reminded me that God put us in relationships, and we need to pray for each other. When … Continue reading Prayers for Sweet Sleep

Community Prayer Starts with You

Prayers for a community are powerful. Ideally, you want your whole community covered in prayer. Even better, you want your whole community praying. It takes time. And lots of prayer. If community prayer is your heart, then it starts with you. Our community is blessed to have many prayer groups, some who have been active … Continue reading Community Prayer Starts with You

Pockets of Prayer

There are certain stretches of highway that I love driving. One runs through Macon, Georgia, and another through Gainesville, Georgia. Those I travel frequently so I'm aware of them. But I believe many other pockets exist. These are pockets of prayer on the highway. The result of someone(s) praying in that vicinity for years. It may … Continue reading Pockets of Prayer

Summer Prayer for Our Children and Their Families

Dear God, I pray for our Pre-K-12 students and their families, as they transition from school to summer. Give children and parents a smooth transition and a joyous, safe, nurturing summer. I pray that every child has the meals, the daily care and protection they need for the summer. Help each child with their summer … Continue reading Summer Prayer for Our Children and Their Families