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MBB Global Prayer Day: supporting Muslim background believers in Egypt and beyond – Mission Network News

Egypt (MNN) — Egyptian Christians continue to face persecution, and the pressure highlights the need to pray for those suffering. Oppression has worsened with the pandemic, with believers suffering from everything from unemployment to lack of medical care. Persecution can even become violent. On October 5, Coptic Christians were attacked after an incident at a... Read more

‘We Need to Call Out to God’: Franklin Graham Calls for a Day of Fasting, Prayer ahead of Election

'We Need to Call Out to God': Franklin Graham Calls for a Day of Fasting, Prayer ahead of Election Evangelist Franklin Graham is urging Christians to partake in a day of fasting and prayer on Sunday, October 25, just 9 days before the 2020 Presidential election.Graham, who leads humanitarian aid organization Samaritans Purse and the... Read more

Lord’s Prayer can be said at funerals, council confirms

(Photo: Unsplash/Mayron Oliveira)A Welsh council has clarified Covid-19 rules after a celebrant was wrongly told that she could not lead mourners in saying the Lord's Prayer together at a funeral.  Alison Davies, 53, from Bridgend, was asked by the family of a deceased 94-year-old grandmother to end her funeral with the Lord's Prayer. But she... Read more

Funeral celebrant reprimanded over Lord’s Prayer

(Photo: Unsplash/Olivia Snow)A celebrant was left in tears after being told by a local council that she was breaking Covid rules by allowing a grieving family to recite the Lord's Prayer at a funeral service.  Alison Davies, 53, from Bridgend in south Wales, was reprimanded after conducting the funeral of a 94-year-old grandmother at Coychurch... Read more

Richard Rohr on the Mysticism of Prayer | RELEVANT

Scroll through Twitter or Instagram feeds, and odds are youll see Christians of the millennial variety posting quotes from or about Richard Rohr. Youre just as likely to see a faith leader or celebrity talking about him. Rohrs influence is wide already, and its expanding. Some 30 years ago, Rohr founded the Center for Action... Read more

‘I Believe in the Power of Prayer’: Amy Coney Barrett Thanks Americans for Encouragement

'I Believe in the Power of Prayer': Amy Coney Barrett Thanks Americans for Encouragement Americas courts have a limited role in society and are not intended to right every wrong, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett said Monday during her opening statement to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.Courts have a vital responsibility to enforce the... Read more

A Prayer of Beauty and Grace for Your Ugliest Moments

Sometimes our worst moments are brought on by a mix of emotions we dont know how to express. We might feel justified in feeling these things, which then brings guilt and shame, further paving the way for the perfect storm when our hearts finally show themselves.I had my own perfect storm just last month. It... Read more

RT Kendall asks for prayer after stepmother dies from coronavirus

RT KendallRT Kendall is asking people to keep his family in their prayers as he prepares to lay his stepmother to rest.   The beloved Christian writer and speaker shared the news on Twitter that his stepmother Abbie died on Sunday from coronavirus.  She was 103.  "She will be buried next to my father who died... Read more

Pandemic drives prayer ministry to Kenyas streets

Kenya (MNN) — A ministry team in eastern Kenya went from gathering in groups to praying in the street because of the pandemic. And they are seeing God move. Kenya is a Christian-majority nation, but many of their people groups least-reached with the Gospel are in the eastern part of the country. Global Disciples exists... Read more

30 Day Prayer Challenge for Your Husband

Every day for the next 30 days, you will be challenged to pray in a specific way for your husband. Get ready to see God move in BIG ways in and through your marriage! Do you feel the need to pray more earnestly for your husband and your marriage but not sure where to start?... Read more

Pastor Carter Conlon Calls for Nationwide Prayer Meeting on 400th Anniversary of Pilgrim’s Covenant with God

Pastor Carter Conlon Calls for Nationwide Prayer Meeting on 400th Anniversary of Pilgrim's Covenant with God Carter Conlon, who is best known for his role as the former Senior Pastor of Times Square Church in New York City, is inviting Christians to a special prayer meeting in October in Plymouth, Massachusetts as he believes God... Read more

40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil to Have Record Participation despite COVID-19

40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil to Have Record Participation despite COVID-19 40 Days for Life, a pro-life prayer vigil campaign, is set to have record participation due to having the most participating cities this year. The prayer vigil, which will take place from Sept. 23 through Nov. 1, has 588 participating cities, the most... Read more

The Long Prayer of Motherhood – Encouragement for Today – September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020The Long Prayer of MotherhoodBRENDA BRADFORD OTTINGER Lee en espaolGive me the wisdom and knowledge to lead them properly, for who could possibly govern this great people of yours? 2 Chronicles 1:10 (NLT)Raise your hand if you thought for sure 2020 would look normal again by now.Me too.In this season of sheltering-in-place, yesterday... Read more

Massive prayer monument near Birmingham gets the green light

An architectural rendering of the Eternal Wall of Answered PrayerA new national landmark celebrating prayer is moving into the next phase after being granted planning permission.  Once completed, the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer will stand at 169 feet, eclipsing the Angel of the North.  It will take the form of a giant arch constructed... Read more

A Prayer for the California Wildfires

The news and images emerging from the fires in California are hard to believe. Skies have turned red, filled with smoke over cities and counties as historic winds have fueled multiple wildfires across the state. As the governor declares a state of emergency, families are evacuating to escape the flames, knowing they may never see... Read more

My Prayer Life: From Stale to Inspired – Encouragement for Today – September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020My Prayer Life: From Stale to InspiredAMBER BOLTON of the Inspire Bible Tour Lee en espaolDevote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Colossians 4:2 (NLT) There I was, sitting across from Him at the local coffee shop. The conversation had gone stale, or maybe I had just stopped listening.... Read more

A Prayer for Hopeless Moments during the Coronavirus

Its easy for one to tell someone to stay encouraged and to not lose hope. But when your world is shaken with schedules disturbed, social life halted, plans interrupted, and fear around every corner, its hard to maintain hope. Especially when all we see in the news, in social media, in our circumstances, have hopelessness... Read more

UK Church called to prayer in response to Covid crisis

(Photo: Unsplash/Martin Sanchez)The UK Church is being asked to unite in prayer for the world's poorest nations that are struggling as a result of Covid-19.  Stewardship is asking churches across the UK to join in prayer for the global crisis on Sunday 13 September.  It is partnering with Christian humanitarian agencies Tearfund, World Vision, A21... Read more

A Prayer for a New Purpose for a New Day

Purpose is something we shouldnt live one day without. Since the beginning of our livesin fact before we were bornGod had a purpose for us. The Psalmist testifies, For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mothers wombYour eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written... Read more

Pope Francis Calls for a Day of Fasting and Prayer for Lebanon

Pope Francis Calls for a Day of Fasting and Prayer for Lebanon VATICAN CITY (RNS) Standing beside a waving Lebanese flag, Pope Francis paid homage to the troubled population of Beirut on Wednesday (Sept. 2) and implored its residents to take courage as they begin the reconstruction of their city.I encourage all Lebanese to continue... Read more

Israeli, American and UAE Delegates Gather for Prayer Service Ahead of Peace Talks

Israeli, American and UAE Delegates Gather for Prayer Service Ahead of Peace Talks Israeli, American and United Arab Emirates delegates gathered Tuesday morning for a morning prayer service ahead of meetings about a peace agreement between the UAE and the Jewish State.According to CBN News, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a news conference... Read more

For Every Time: A Prayer for Moral Revival

Editor’s Note: Last week, we joined a number of prophetic speakers and musicians, as well as thousands of viewers, for our virtual Red Letter Revival for Revolutionaries. If you missed our four-nights focusing on MLK’s triplets of evil and a vision-casting session by seven womanist preachers, you can find each evening archived on the RLC... Read more

A Prayer for the King

Editors note: Five powerful and diverse evangelical voices came together in a first-ever National Town Hall on Evangelical Faith and Politics (Aug. 6, Facebook Live), moderated by Lisa Sharon Harper, to bravely start the conversation Evangelicals need to have in this consequential year for our nation: Charles Robinson from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma works... Read more

A Prayer for When You are Ready to Give Up

You have GOT to be kidding me. I said to myself as I looked at my choir enrollment numbers for the upcoming school year. This was my second year as the choral director at a small private Christian school and while we were still in the building phase of the program, I was not ready... Read more

Approaching Prayer with Thanksgiving and Praise – Bible Gateway Blog

By Chrystal Evans Hurst Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:6-7 Sometimes when we go to God in prayer, we do... Read more

As Chicago logs most violent month, does prayer really make a difference?

USA (MNN) — Reports on the surging violence coming out of Chicago are enough to break your heart. In fact, July was the most violent month Chicago has seen in 28 years. From an infant shot and killed on an expressway in the Far South Side to a mass shooting outside a Gresham funeral home... Read more

A Gentle Prayer for Those Afraid to Trust

Ive always been a worst-case-scenario kind of person. When facing the unexpected, my mind immediately shifts toward the worst possible thing that could happen. The day my husband brought home a woodchipper he bought at a yard sale, I couldnt help but imagine a stray chip of wood putting his eye out. When my son... Read more

Franklin Graham Invites Christians to Attend Prayer March in Washington D.C.

Franklin Graham Invites Christians to Attend Prayer March in Washington D.C. In a video announcement posted to Twitter on Saturday, Evangelist Franklin Graham encouraged fellow Christians to mark their calendars for a September prayer march.Im announcing today that on Sept. 26, Im going to be in our nations capital to pray & I... Read more

A Prayer for Your Most Painful Memories

Memories do not always soften with time; some grow edges like knives. ~ Barbara KingsolverPainful memories tend to hide in the recesses of our minds, seemingly waiting for the prime opportunity to resurface and cast us back into the depths of hurt and shame. Even as God removes our transgressions as far as the east... Read more