Prayer

4) Spiritual Development is Important

To deepen intimacy with God and to experience a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit through a time of retreat, rest, and renewal, sign up for Experiencing Prayer Days and Short Retreats. This will be in September, 2014 at the White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro, SC. (an hour’s drive from Charlotte, NC). The Full Session is September 17-26 ($795.00) and the Short Session September 17-22 ($585.00).  This covers accommodations, meals, all materials, some books, and resources. Partial scholarships are available. Participants will experience prayer topics, retreat topics, and a leadership topic using Jesus’ example. They will be prepared to facilitate topics with others. If you need other information, have questions, and/or to get a copy of the Overview/Application, contact Dr. Evelyn Davis, the author/coordinator. Email her at

evelyn_davisatsildotorg

1) Wanted: Prayer Advocates for the Northern Dong of China

northern dongAre you willing to pray and/or advocate for the Northern Dong? Over 1/2 million Northern Dong live in China, with around 0.1% being evangelical believers. Read their Unreached People Group profile here…

http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php?peo3=18442&rog3=CH

Then, if God calls you to get involved in praying for them, please register your willingness at Joshua Project by browsing to…

http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/registerform.php?rog3=CH&peo3=18442

Your reward might not be great here on earth. But if God raises up more harvesters for the Northern Dong people, and you see more Northern Dong wearing white robes on that day we all gather before the throne, won’t that be a reason to celebrate!?

14) The BackPage: 30 Minutes of Morning Prayer

prayer morningSuppose you took 30 minutes each morning to pray to the Lord of the Harvest. How would you divide those 30 minutes? Would you spend…
5 minutes praising God for who he is and what he’s done
5 minutes for your loved ones – spouse, family, friends, co-workers
5 minutes praying for existing missionaries already in place
5 minutes asking for new workers for specific places (name them)
5 minutes for special projects you’re tackling on behalf of nations
5 minutes for new resources to empower your dreams

Whoa — the half-hour is done and you just got started.
How would your list be different? What would you add/change/subtract? Just click “Comment” after the web version of this item and help us improve or revise this idea. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

6) Why Don’t We Pray for Militants?

militantHats off to Ailsa for asking tough questions in response to our item from the July 13th edition of Brigada, “2) Pray for Peace.” In the past, visible at…

http://www.brigada.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=14267&action=edit

Ailsa wrote, “I am surprised that Brigada is not advocating prayer for the militants – for their salvation. Many are praying for the victims -which is good- but no one is praying for the militants.” She asks a great question. What’s your take on it? Click on “Comment” at the end of the web version of this item.

11) Prayer Notebook App Might be the Berries For You

prayer appEver have someone ask you to pray… and you wanted to make note of it on your smartphone but just didn’t know where? If you put it in your Evernote app, it gets lost with 1000 other notes. So … why not use a special app like…

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id522373829?mt=8

Or maybe you have your own favorite? If so, please click comment after the web version of this item and tell us about your find! Thanks in advance.

7) Praelude2020.com Seeks to Help You Build Pray-ers and Funders

Praelude is an online system designed to facilitate missionaries building 24/7 prayer and full funding. Praelude involves (1) pray-ers selecting a 20 minute window in apraelude missionary’s week and committing to pray for them some time during that window. (2) The missionary adds current prayer requests to the site (I aim for once or twice a week.). (3) An hour before the pray-er’s selected time, they receive an email or text message to remind them and provide the current prayer requests. (4)There’s also a link to click after praying to indicate they’ve done so. (5) That click gets reported to the missionary as someone having prayed, which, as you might imagine, is very encouraging! The weekly prayer commitment is coupled with a monthly financial donation of at least $20. That’s encouraging too. Check it out at…

http://www.praelude2020.com

(Thanks to our good friend, Shane, for filling us in on Praelude. We appreciate you Shane!)

11) Why Can’t we Get More People Really to Pray for Missions?

prayer girlThis was a break-out group we tackled with the global outreach pastors in California. It seemed that many of us had experienced the same ache: Why is it that our church might run 4000 in attendance, but when we organize a time slot specifically to pray for unreached peoples or missions, we only have 40 (maximum!) show up? … and what can we do to improve on that? How can we get prayer the attention that it deserves? Your ideas?

10) “30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World” Booklets Look GREAT

muslim bookThis past week, while speaking at a conference in Arizona, I was blessed to be handed one of the new booklets for this year’s “30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World.” Since 1993, this annual campaign has helped raise awareness and blessings for Muslims the world over. Recently, at the church where I’m chairman of the Missions Committee, we bought hundreds of these booklets, essentially enough to give one to each adult in our church on the Sunday before the campaign began. Each day, we sent out a brief email to remind participants to pray. In addition, we purchased one hundred of the children’s version booklets. The campaign was extremely successful and I’m sure we’ll do it again in the future. Learn more at…

http://www.30-days.net/

Booklets are available in 39 languages. And don’t forget the children’s version.

10) National Day of Prayer for USA: You’re Invited –

This Thursday, May 1st, is National Day of Prayer in the USA and you’re invited. Stop by the website at…

http://nationaldayofprayer.org/

You can watch both the April 30th gathering as well as the May 1st Day of Prayer live on the web for no charge. There are helpful videos and guides for those wanting to volunteer in their regions. This song by Sanctus Real serves almost as a kind of theme song…

See if you can make something happen in your own community.

11) Global PrayerCast is This Wednesday –

Don’t forget that you can tune in to over 25 countries as well as over 25 churches from around the USA on April 30th at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific/MST) just by browsing to…

http://www.globalPrayerCast.com

This particular Global PrayerCast features three major themes: global suffering (poverty, human trafficking, and hunger), unreached peoples and cities, and finally, revitalization of your church for the sake of our hurting world. Please join the broadcast!
Prayercast Graphic

8) Don’t Miss the Global PrayerCast –

Prayercast GraphicRemember that you can tune in to over 25 countries and over 25 churches from around the USA on April 30th at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific/MST) just by browsing to…

http://www.globalPrayerCast.com

This particular Global PrayerCast features three major themes: global suffering (poverty, human trafficking, hunger), unreached peoples and cities, and finally, revitalization of your church for the sake of our hurting world. Please join the broadcast!

4) You’re Invited to a Global PrayerCast –

The stream will originate from a church in Phoenix, Arizona. But by the time the hour is done, you will have prayed side by side with believers in Central Asia, South Europe, South and Southeast Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, South America, North and South Africa, the Middle East, the Pacific Rim, West and East Africa, and churches of all size in the USA. The entire hour will be packed with prayer (there’s no sermon), and you also will spend time with your family, home Bible study, or local church, praying about local and area needs too. You’ll lift up prayers along 3 major themes with others all over the globe: global suffering (poverty, human trafficking, hunger), unreached peoples and cities, and finally, revitalization of your church for the sake of our hurting world. It will be epic — and it’s also free. Join thousands of others from throughout the planet. Gather your group, Apr. 30th, 9pm EDT, 6pm Phoenix time and Pacific Daylight Time. Learn more at…

http://www.globalprayercast.com

or catch the one-minute video at…

Global Prayercast 2014-04 (1 Min.) 1080p from Team Expansion on Vimeo.

1) Plan Now to Take Part in a Global PrayerCast

Global PrayerCast graphic

The stream will originate from a church in Phoenix, Arizona. But by the time the hour is done, you will have prayed side by side with believers in Central Asia, South Europe, South and Southeast Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, South America, North and South Africa, the Middle East, the Pacific Rim, West and East Africa, and churches of all size in the USA. The entire hour will be packed with prayer (there’s no sermon), and you also will spend time with your family, home Bible study, or local church, praying about local and area needs too. You’ll lift up prayers along 3 major themes with others all over the globe: global suffering (poverty, human trafficking, hunger), unreached peoples and cities, and finally, revitalization of your church for the sake of our hurting world. It will be an hour you’ll never forget. I hate to use the word because maybe it introduces too big of an expectation, but I’m honest when I say — it could even be epic. And guess what: There’s no charge. Watch the video. Plan to be present with thousands of others around the globe. We hope to see you there, Apr. 30th, 9pm EDT. Learn more at…

http://www.globalprayercast.com

or catch the one-minute video at…

http://vimeo.com/87955643

8) Key Profiles of Decision-Makers in India

IndiaIf you are from India or working in India, don’t miss the latest research coming out of GMI. The researchers at GMI have partnered with Indian ministry leaders to research how ministry decisions are made in India. The research reveals three key profiles of decision makers in India along with nine factors prevalent in decision making. Visit

http://www.gmi.org/decisionresearch

to download a free executive summary, purchase the full report or purchase the accompanying monograph designed to help Western leaders better partner with Indian leaders.

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