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2015/04/26 — Brigada Today – Special Prayer Edition

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In this issue…

1) Waymakers — a Different Hope and a Different Prayer
2) “One Cry” is Asking for a Spiritual Awakening in Your Land
3) Get the Skinny on What to Pray at Joshua Project
4) Revive Your Soul with a “Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire”
5) Listen to Jim Cymbala for Free
6) Rediscover Prayer in this new Book
7) Learn about Transforming Prayer in this 2011 eBook
8) How to Teach Your Kids to Pray
9) How to Cultivate a Daily Relationship with God
10) Learn How to Listen to God in Prayer
11) What Can Cats and Dogs Teach us about Prayer?
12) Hear Louis on Prayer
13) We’re Grateful to…
14) Sovereignty of God: The Movie (“You Reign”)
15) Closing Stuff

1) Waymakers — a Different Hope and a Different Prayer

WayMakers is a mobilization ministry focused on seeing Christ glorified by obedient, worshiping movements in every people group.

http://www.waymakers.org/FreshPrayer_Banner

They love getting you involved in what they call “saturation prayer.” They talk about the word, “co-passion” as being “a way of living in friendship with God that relies on God’s own joy and jealousy to be the energizing, integrating power of their lives.” They focus on helping people move from a sense of duty to a calling of destiny. (Thanks for pointing us to them in the comments box following our request for input in the last edition, Roger.)

3) Get the Skinny on What to Pray at Joshua Project

joshuaproject2As Roger pointed out (thanks for a third time, Roger), you might WANT to pray, but maybe you wouldn’t know for WHAT to pray. That’s where Joshua Project comes in. They bring definition to the unfinished task, and by doing so, give us a tangible focus for prayer. Visit them at…

http://joshuaproject.net/

See their “Hot spots” (People Groups in the News). Here’s an example (Boko Haram)…

http://joshuaproject.net/hotspots/Boko_Haram

See their page of prayer resources at…

http://joshuaproject.net/resources/prayer

…and additional prayer ideas at…

http://joshuaproject.net/pray/ideas

6) Rediscover Prayer in this new Book

threshold prayerIn the old days, Solomon placed people in the temple to pray and worship full-time. There were people in the Kingdom who invested their lives, just helping other people pray and praise. Fortunately, today, some have rediscovered that priority, making it possible for people like Paul Covert to bring you the book, “Threshold: Transformational Prayer Ministry

http://www.amazon.com/Threshold-Transformational-Prayer-Ministry/dp/1493567292

It’s big. It’s practical. And, if you read it and apply it, it’s lifechanging both for you and your church.

7) Learn about Transforming Prayer in this 2011 eBook

transforming prayerHere’s a book by Daniel Henderson, who believes in strategic and transforming prayer…

http://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Prayer-Everything-Changes-When-ebook/dp/B004EPYYCW

Use it to grow beyond the typical grocery-list approach to prayer. Use it to explores the profound difference between seeking God’s hand (what he does for people) and seeking God’s face (who he really is). Use it to transform your life, your church, and your world.

11) What Can Cats and Dogs Teach us about Prayer?

cat and dogIf you’ve taken Perspectives, you’ve probably already learned about “Cat and Dog Theology.” But if you haven’t, this book will catch you up. It’s entitled, “Cat & Dog Theology: Rethinking Our Relationship with Our Master.”

http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Dog-Theology-Rethinking-Relationship/dp/0830856218

Either way, maybe you haven’t ever considered what Cats and Dogs can teach us about prayer. Now you can find out by reading, “Cat & Dog Prayer: Rethinking Our Conversations with Our Master.”

http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Dog-Prayer-Rethinking-Conversations/dp/083085620X/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y

12) Hear Louis on Prayer

prayer remixIn this one “Prayer Remix” DVD, you’ll hear 3 talks by Louis Giglio: Who’s Blessing Whom?, Supernature Life Inside, and The Prayer God Always Answers. See it at…

http://www.amazon.com/Prayer-Remix-Louie-Giglio/dp/B004CKNW7M

Louis’ main premise: “Bless Me. Be With me. Watch over and protect me. Forgive me. Listen to the way you pray, and to the prayer of those around you, and you’ll hear these four tried and true phrases often- familiar words we’ve probably been saying over and over to God since we first learned how to pray. ReMIXED prayers embrace these four concepts, while moving towards a healthier, God-centered prayer language that saturates our thoughts and words with the phrases, “Let Me Bless You,” “Live Though Me,” and “No Matter What, Use Me.” A subtle shift based on radical truth. Potent prayer for a full life.”

Highly recommended.

13) We’re Grateful to…

thank youThe Mission Network for a gift of $100, as a challenge to others to pick up the baton and give a similar gift to help Brigada get the word out to all nations about unreached peoples. Want to join the Mission Network? Just click “Donate” in the upper right corner of any Brigada webpage. If you’d prefer to give through postal mail, just send a check payable to Team Expansion (Brigada), 13711 Willow Reed Drive, Louisville, KY 40299. Team Expansion is a 501(c)3 incorporation so, for USA citizens, your gift to Christ through Team Expansion is tax-deductible.

14) Sovereignty of God: The Movie (“You Reign”)

you reignI love this prayercast video…

http://www.prayercast.com/you-reign.html

Because it shows that, whether in triumph or tragedy, victory of defeat, God is still God. Not that long ago, I had to speak at a missionary retreat about the sovereignty of God. The 300 or so passages that I studied in preparation for that series of talks was life-changing for me. I learned that “God is at work, causing every little detail in my life to come into conformity with His will (Eph. 1:11).” It was transformational for me. I no longer had to worry about life’s decisions. As long as I was seeking his purposes, I just prayed, then acted with the best knowledge I had at my disposal and depended on Him to work out the rest. Using that knowledge, I’ve lived my life straight-up, and God has always won out in the end. Sometimes, I have to be patient (but then, so does He, with me). In the end, He always reigns. So watch the video — and give thanks in all things.

15) Closing Stuff

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