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”

Share a Prayer for Busy Moms/Dads

If you have kids headed back to school soon, you can write prayers on your blog related to school - starting back, uncertainty regarding the pandemic, prayers for kids taking tests, and so much more. Just think about everything kids encounter during the school year, and you will have plenty of prayers to share on … Continue reading Share a Prayer for Busy Moms/Dads

Honor is Not the Same as Tolerance

When I was growing up, my mom would often vent to me about her bitterness toward people. My mom was not the kind of person people would think of as bitter. In public, she came across as quiet and kind, and a little bit quirky and eccentric. What people didn’t realize was that her compassion … Continue reading Honor is Not the Same as Tolerance

How Do I Pray for a Performance-Driven Child?

I was asked a question about prayer from a mom who also works with children. Her concern was about how to pray for/with children who are performance-driven. We see a lot of that, especially in American society. I’m not sure about other places in the world, but in the United States, we have a way … Continue reading How Do I Pray for a Performance-Driven Child?

Praying around the World

As a missionary of prayer, I believe it's important to pray locally, for my nation, and also for the world. There are many ways to pray for the world and the Holy Spirit should lead our prayers. Praying for the world can also open up many educational family prayer opportunities - learning together about different … Continue reading Praying around the World

Thanksgiving Prayers

Thanksgiving Day is a beautiful time to reflect on God's goodness in our lives. We are reminded to really focus our hearts on who God is and how much He loves us. It's an opportunity to ask God to align our hearts with His, so we can see through His eyes, and love with His … Continue reading Thanksgiving Prayers

Praying the Psalms in Communion Liturgy

Currently, I am involved in a non-denominational church. Yet I grew up and at one point served in the United Methodist Church, whose prayer roots I continue to learn about. As a seminary student and prayer missionary, I am interested in learning about prayer traditions of the many branches of the Christian Church. It's fascinating … Continue reading Praying the Psalms in Communion Liturgy

A Shoebox of Hope

I remember one Christmas when I was a teenager, I opened a box from my cousin who lived on the other side of the country. She had stuffed it full of goodies - "little things," she called them, but they meant so much to me. She had listened closely, through letters and visits, and knew … Continue reading A Shoebox of Hope

Grow Your Family’s Prayer Life with Prayer Stations

Prayer is a journey. It's an amazing daily adventure with God. You never know where He will take you, but you know it will be good. He is good. Time spent with Him daily in prayer will make your whole life an amazing adventure. Prayer is largely invisible. Sometimes it helps to find symbolic ways … Continue reading Grow Your Family’s Prayer Life with Prayer Stations