Prayer

2) What One Word Would You Use to Sum Up These Prayercast Videos?

Let’s do a contest to pick out one single word that you would use to sum up all these Prayercast videos coming out daily. See the whole list of them with links by clicking to …

 

prayercast.com/love-muslims-home.html

 

and scrolling down until you see the 30 or so videos listed. Just remember that on each of those pages, there are sometimes yet *other* videos which are equally gripping.

 

Once you’ve checked them out, please click a comment to give your one word. We’ll start with this word on our end:

 

Amazing.

 

(Just remember to pray as you watch.)

 

5) What’s Your Take on BlessEveryHome and MappingCenter?

We’re guessing you’ve already seen…

 

blesseveryhome.com

 

and/or

 

mappingcenter.net

 

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been getting to know some of the people behind these sites. It’s actually rather amazing to see the deep-seated passion for Christ merged with tactical skill and vision. So what’s your take on what they’re creating? Can you imagine the day when we can take this kind of thing globally? Whoa. Give us your take. Can anyone see any possible downside in this? Can you briefly tell us a success story in using one of these tools at your church, outreach or org?

 

14) The Last Bit: PrayerCast’s Daily Videos Are Award-Winning

Well, it’s official. Brigada has to come up with a new award — and the people behind Prayercast (including OneWay, a family of media and missions ministries based in Napierville, IL, including its Founder and Executive Director, Michael Thompson, and Darrow, as well) have to win it. Their vision is “To see multitudes come to a saving faith in Christ as His people joyfully engage in reaching them,” and, we have to say, in our opinion, there is no doubt they are contributing greatly to that end. Their mission is “To activate people to exalt Jesus Christ and advance His gospel to the multitudes.” All you have to do is watch just ONE of their videos and we think you’ll be convinced. And during this Ramadan, they’ve worked hard to prepare the most amazing prayers, combined with fantastic original music sound tracks, overlaid by out-of-this-world video footage (who knows how they obtained or created all this). Please — just watch one with us. Here’s one about Muslim men:

 

prayercast.com/men.html

 

The crazy thing is — they create and give away all their content (when do these people ever make any money?), and it’s better, actually, than anything we could buy anyway. When we watch these videos, we aren’t just prompted to pray. We are *drawn* into praying. What if all 7500 of us bow right now, giving thanks for their work? What if we all join together to pray that God would bless *them* so they can bless others. We can’t *afford* to lose Prayercast. But we pray that will never happen — that God will bless them and multiply their efforts (and their resources) many times over. Learn more at…

 

prayercast.com

 

We noted that there is a “Donate” button upper right — and we decided to make a donation today in light of their quality work. We only wish it could have been more than it was. We encourage others to consider doing the same.

3) “Love Muslims” Launches May 5th: 130 New “Pray for Muslims” Videos!

The folks at PrayerCast are asking you to take part in the most comprehensive and compelling Muslim-focused prayer resource the world has ever seen. Over the month of Ramadan, they plan to release over 130 new 4-5 minute videos, all designed to lead the Body of Christ in focused, strategic, passionate prayer for the Muslim world. Each video is led by a former Muslim who now follows Jesus! They’re rallying the Church around the world to join them in prayer each day during Ramadan. Take a look…

prayercast.com/love-muslims-landing.html

Invite, share and sign up. Here’s a sneak peak:

https://vimeo.com/291193744/3f1af42f77

4) Try this Prayer Moment at Your Next Church or Group Meeting

On April 11 the Sudanese military ousted president Omar al-Bashir after 30 years in power. But the unrest started back in 2018, when protests over living standards and shortages led to calls for his resignation. Even now the upheaval continues, as many reject the military-led transitional council and call for a civilian administration.

 

This is yet another critical and fragile moment in Sudan’s history.

 

Conflict and war have been an almost non-stop reality for the Sudanese. Yet through decades of turmoil, the Gospel has spread, and the small Sudanese Church has matured through suffering.

 

Even so, most Sudanese remain Muslim. Over 50% have never heard of Jesus. And the nation remains less than 1% evangelical.

May this critical moment of transition open a door for the Good News of Jesus Christ to reach over 20 million Sudanese who have yet to hear it!

 

Get started today at…

 

www.prayercast.com/sudan.html

9) Get Your "30 Days" Muslim Prayer Guide Now…

It’s a campaign that never grows old. Once a year, during Ramadan, the world joins hands to pray for Muslims everywhere. Throughout 30 days, we lift them up in hopes that they’ll grown closer to Jesus. There are special edition “Just for Kids” booklets and also special versions in Spanish. Gear up now though, because this year’s campaign comes soon — May 6th – June 4th. Booklets are available starting at just $3 each. Bargain.

 

worldchristian.com/product/30-days-muslim-prayer-guide-2019

4) "Never a Cold Call:" The Importance of Prayer to Power What We Do

This past month, while traveling among 11 very unreached people groups in a Muslim West African nation, a couple of church leaders and I (Doug) studied a movement that is beginning to spread like wildfire across the plains. We met with some of the movement’s leaders to try to discover what’s powering it. One of them put it this way: Speaking of the power of prayer, he quipped, “We never have to make a cold call.” His point was simply this: By investing most of their time in prayer for their neighbors (both near and far), they are seeing God go before them in everything they do. One gentleman — we’ll call him Ibrahim — told a story about a man who recently knocked on his door, literally asking, “Can you tell me why I felt such a strong compulsion to come and knock on your door? Is there something you’re supposed to tell me?” Ibrahim assured the visitor that, yes, most definitely, there was a particular story that the visitor was supposed to hear. A few days later, Ibrahim baptized the new believer in Christ. When we pray, heaven fights our battles for us. We have the benefit of “high ground.” We never have to make a cold call again.

11) Don’t Forget to "Seek God for the City,"

Don’t forget — Waymakers have developed a great campaign called, “Seek God for the City,” designed to mobilize many to pray with united, sustained vision for people of your community. The forty days to Palm Sunday makes an ideal time to venture into a season of sustained, hope-filled prayer, March 6 – April 14, 2019. You can invite your small group, your Sunday School class, your mission org, all the missionaries you support, and/or your entire church to take part. Multiple versions are available, including in Spanish — and via an app. Learn more at…

 

waymakers.org/pray/seek-god/

 

(Thanks, Betty!)

 

1) How Do You Start Your Day for Christ’s Sake? Seriously.

If you’re really trying to live your day for Christ’s sake — that is, to serve Him — how do you start it? Betty recently bubbled up an item from Crosswalk.com that gave somewhat of a formulaic start to a day. We’ve always wondered about these formulaic procedures. But maybe when we throw out formulas, we are indeed “throwing out some of the baby with the bathwater,” so to speak. In other words, is there some good to having a daily “habit” like the Crosswalk Editorial Staff suggests:

 

www.crosswalk.com/faith/prayer/prayers/10-morning-prayers-to-use-daily.html

 

So we’re wondering — what’s YOUR day like? When you start the day, how do you make sure you keep your eyes focused on the God of the nations? How do you make sure you’re living for Him and the Great Commission in a “never say die” approach that never waivers, never falters, never quits? Because if we could all discover that formula (if one exists), we need to bottle it, then distribute it to the masses throughout the entire Christian world. Right? Your thoughts?

8) The International Prayer Connect Monthly Journal

International Prayer Connect is a coalition of 3,000+ Christian prayer networks and organizations who share a common vision – to mobilize and equip worldwide prayer for the blessing, healing and transformation of the nations. They have a great monthly bulletin at…

 

www.ipcprayer.org/ipcnews/international-prayer-connections.html

 

You can also sign up to receive it monthly via email. It’s always packed full of helpful resources — like, in the February 2019 edition, find items on North Korea, Turkey, and the North American Prayer Summit. (Thanks Betty!)

 

2) Praying the 30 Names and Attributes of God

Hats off to the Navigators. Their document, ” Praying the 30 Names and Attributes of God,” is a keeper. What’s more, they’ve priced it right (free!). It’s super-handy (front and back of one sheet). You could print it on cardstock in your office or at your church and hand it out at your prayer meeting. Imagine the extra content that your participants will feel. Bravo to you, Navigators!

 

www.navigators.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/navtool-names-of-god.pdf

 

(Thanks to Betty for tipping us off on this!)

3) "Seek God for the City" Now Available in Spanish: "Clama a Dios…"

Have you been following the book at Waymakers.org called, “Seek God for the City?”

 

waymakers.org/pray/seek-god/

 

If so, maybe you’re already aware that it has now released in Spanish…

 

waymakers.org/pray/seek-god/spanish-translation/

 

This allows your church to make the same great text available, with all the same scriptures, prayers, and practical ideas as the original 64-page English version. You can order copies online at…

 

waymakers.org/product/seek-god-spanish/

 

(Thanks for catching this and bubbling it up to us, Betty!)

6) Seek God for the City, March 6 – Apr. 14 via this App on Your Phone

Waymakers have developed a great campaign called, “Seek God for the City,” designed to mobilize many to pray with united, sustained vision for people of your community. You can invite your small group, your Sunday School class, your mission org, all the missionaries you support, and/or your entire church to take part. We mentioned the Spanish version above (Item 3), but in this item, we’re highlighting the app version in particular. It’s just 99 cents and you can download it to your phone or smart device wherever you normally get your apps. Just search “Seek God 2019” and you can find it for iOS, Android, and even the Kindle Fire. Learn more at…

 

waymakers.org/pray/seek-god/app/

 

(Thanks again, Betty!)

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