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 is a key part of the writing process. We should seek God regularly for what He would have us write. We need to begin and end our writing time and writing projects with prayer. We should remain prayerful as we write. Ideally every word we write should be bathed in prayer. But that’s just … Continue reading The Writer’s Prayer Life
I heard someone share recently that she was reading John 15 about abiding in Christ (John 15:1-8). She had become worried when she read the part of branches not producing and being cut off (verses 2 and 6). She is being called into a season of rest and recalibration right now (as many of us … Continue reading Are You Abiding?
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
I love object lessons that help me reflect about my prayer life. I've been reading a book about energy technology, electric power delivery, and smart homes (Seyi Fabode, Advancing Technologies & The Utility Industry, Amazon Digital Services, LLC, 2017). Three items really stood out in connection with prayer and the spiritual power of our words, … Continue reading Words and Spiritual Energy
Have you seen the movie, Anna and the King? There is a great scene that reminds me of the authority we have in intercessory prayer. Because of Jesus, we have access to the throne room of God: "Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, … Continue reading Talking to the King
I have a friend whose family lives a rich prayer life every day. They pray over their children and grandchildren each morning ... pray for safety when one of their kids is out driving in the rain ... sit quietly with God and let Him plan their day ... ask God to remind them of … Continue reading God, Please Help Me Find It
You don't have to read very far into the book of Acts to learn how treacherous were the journeys taken by the early Christians, especially the Apostle Paul. Travel in the ancient Mediterranean was challenging in ways we can't even grasp today. When they weren't traveling by boat, they were on foot, with the danger … Continue reading Will You Take the Journey?
It’s starting to get chilly in north Georgia. I’m glad. This was a long, hot summer and I am looking forward to some cooler weather. I love the fall season. It’s my favorite time of year. It was my favorite when I was young, although the intervening years brought some hardships with the fall season. … Continue reading The Chill of Autumn and the Warmth of God