A Prayer for Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. (Matthew 5:6)Prayer is the most powerful tool for us to use in communicating with our Heavenly Father. Whats more is He has told us, Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will... Read more

A Prayer to Soften Our Hearts for the Vulnerable

Last week, my children and I went to deliver food to families in need. The temperature was in the high nineties. Between the heat and the masks protecting each of the families from Covid-19, the tasks solicited a few complaints from my daughter. Why do we have to do this, Mom? she questioned as we... Read more

A Prayer for When You’re in the Heat of the Battle

Some days get hard. We feel exhausted and worn. Tired of fighting and ready to give up. Feeling like we cant go on or still struggling through defeat. The enemy seems to be hot on our trail, and we wonder if weve been left on our own.But no matter what we find ourselves up against... Read more

30 Day Prayer Challenge for Stress and Anxiety

This past year has been one of the most rapidly changing, chaotic periods many of us have ever experienced. When lifes uncertainties threaten to steal our inner calm, may we draw close to the Prince of Peace, and may His peace, which surpasses understanding, sink deep into our souls, expelling our inner angst.This 30-day anti-anxiety... Read more

A Prayer from Micah 6:8 to Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

When talking about social justice in our world today, one of the most frequently quoted verses from the Bible is from Micah 6:8: He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. But what... Read more

‘Prayer Works’: Rush Limbaugh Gives Update on Cancer Treatment

'Prayer Works': Rush Limbaugh Gives Update on Cancer Treatment Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh updated listeners on his battle with cancer this week and testified to the power of prayer. Limbaugh had not provided his fans with an update in a while because he said he "did not want to be a... Read more

10 Things You Should Know about Prayer

This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series. 1. Prayer is talking with God. Its easy to complicate prayer. There is a place for detailed, theologically-precise definitions of prayer. I could write a paragraph-length one that included most of the points found in this article. And while it might be a... Read more

A Prayer for God to Hold Up Your Faith When Youre Tired

Dear God,We come to you today and admit how much we need you. Were tired. Weary. Worn. Defeated. Weve tried to keep battling and pressing through our troubles, but sometimes we feel like we cant go on. Lord, please help us in our weakness. We need your strength and power to refresh our hearts and... Read more

What Is a Prayer Closet and Do I Need One?

Has your prayer life ever felt like a wrestling match? Interruptions from kids, drifting off in sleep, distracted with your long list of to-dos. A thousand invisible enemies seem to fill the air the minute we sit down and pray.Or perhaps our ordinary lives full of busyness, create us to live a prayer life of... Read more

A Prayer of Endurance for Chronic Illness

As I listened to the doctors diagnosis, words like pain management, lifestyle changes, and your new normal faded into a vacuum of information that was just too much to process. He wanted us to work together to come up with a health plan for the future, but this question kept running through my head. How do... Read more

A Prayer for a Spouse Who Wont Communicate

Dear Lord,We feel defeated. Tired of striving for perfection, in ourselves and our marriages. Marriage is hard, help us remember the gift it can also be. The conflicts and communication problems are overwhelming.  May they be an invitation into a deeper connection, a thriving marriage.It is easy to put others on pedestals, especially our spouses.... Read more

A Prayer of Courage for Greater Honesty with Your Spouse

Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. (Colossians 3:9-10)There are those who find it easy to be brutally honest (sometimes too honest) with their spouses, and have... Read more

Day of prayer to shut down P0rnhub

(Photo: Unsplash)Christians around the world are being invited to join in a day of prayer on Tuesday to shut down P0rnhub. The invitation comes from Exodus Cry, a campaign group working to end sexual exploitation and trafficking, and is being supported by the World Prayer Centre in Birmingham.  Exodus Cry is leading the fight to... Read more

Day of prayer to shut down Pornhub

(Photo: Unsplash)Christians around the world are being invited to join in a day of prayer on Tuesday to shut down Pornhub. The invitation comes from Exodus Cry, a campaign group working to end sexual exploitation and trafficking, and is being supported by the World Prayer Centre in Birmingham.  Exodus Cry is leading the fight to... Read more

A Prayer Request for Tony and Update From the Campolo Family

Red Letter Community, please read the letter shared by Tony’s family below: Dear Friends, On the evening of June 20 our father, Tony Campolo, had a stroke that partially paralyzed the left side of his face andbody.Since then he has been recovering and working on rehabilitation on the ground floor of the Beaumont Health Center,... Read more

Tony Campolo’s family asks for prayer after popular speaker suffers stroke

Tony Campolo is a co-founder of Red Letter ChristiansTony Campolo's family has asked for prayer as the popular pastor, speaker and author continues to recover from a stroke.  In an update issued on Monday, his children, Bart Campolo and Lisa Goodheart, said their father had suffered the stroke on the evening of June 20.  It... Read more

Standing in the Gap in Prayer – Encouragement for Today – July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020Standing in the Gap in PrayerSHARON JAYNES Lee en espaolI looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one. Ezekiel 22:30 (NIV)One night, I was in... Read more

Mike Pence Tells Church: ‘Hold Fast’ to Jesus, Prayer During ‘These Challenging Times’

Mike Pence Tells Church: 'Hold Fast' to Jesus, Prayer During 'These Challenging Times' Saying the foundation of freedom is faith, Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday urged members of a Texas megachurch to pray for the nation and to rely on God to get America through these challenging times.Pence spoke nearly 30 minutes... Read more

Prayer as Service | by Ashlea Massie

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 1 John 5:14 I didnt tWhat went through your mind when you first realized the pandemic was a legitimate concern? Was it fear? Anxiety? Courage? Strength? Perhaps you even wanted to help out.hink... Read more

A Prayer of Desperation – Beloved Women – June 23, 2020

A Prayer of Desperation  Beloved Women June 23, 2020READ: Please deliver me from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau, for I fear him, that he may come and attack me, the mothers with the children. (Genesis 32: 11 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Have you ever felt vulnerable and prayed out of desperation?  Jacob stole the... Read more

Seeking God through Prayer – Beloved Women – June 22, 2020

Seeking God through Prayer  Beloved Women June 22, 2020READ: O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice. (Psalm 5:3a ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: In this life where we are used to everything happening fast, we can get off track when we want God to move in our timing. When unexpected things happen, we want to fit God... Read more

A Father’s Prayer for His Children

Heavenly Father, thank You for my children’s salvation. Thank You for choosing them to be children of mine and Yours. Thank You that You have lavished Your riches and Your inheritance on them, although they could do nothing to earn it or deserve it. I pray for my children’s legs to walk always with You,... Read more

Take it to the Lord in Prayer By Palitha Jayasooriya

My mobile phone crashed a few months ago and I had to switch to my wife’s old one as a temporary measure. On the first day of using the phone, there was one particularly important feature that neither I nor my wife could grasp, though we tried to figure it out for a while. My... Read more

A Heartfelt Prayer for Repentance and Healing

My heart is grieving. All around me I hear the cries of those who are feeling deep pain. My ears are finally open to hear and my eyes to see.Jesus was a storyteller. He used stories, such as the Parable of the Good Samaritan, to teach truth (Luke 10:25-37). This parable began when a man... Read more

San Diego Churches, City Leaders to Gather for Prayer Event

San Diego Churches, City Leaders to Gather for Prayer Event A group of churches in San Diego will gather on Saturday to pray for healing and restoration in our city.The almost 100 churches and over 3,000 people will pray for the city to continue to heal as they wrestle with racial division due... Read more

Welsh churches to re-open for private prayer

(Photo: Unsplash/Hermes Rivera)Churches in Wales can re-open for private prayer from Monday, Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The Welsh Government said at its coronavirus briefing that it would be further easing lockdown restrictions, with non-essential shops also set to re-open after the weekend. While churches can open again for private prayer following strict safety measures,... Read more

Scottish churches welcome re-opening of buildings for individual prayer from 22 June

Scotland is entering phase 2 of its strategy to emerge from lockdown(Photo: Unsplash/Artur Kraft)Churches in Scotland were today given the long awaited approval from the Government to re-open, but only for private prayer.They were among a raft places given the greenlight to open again by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Thursday, with others being shops... Read more