Prayer

I’m Overwhelmed – What Do I Do? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Let’s face it, life can feel overwhelming, especially right now.  Most of us may even feel overcome, this is normal, but we can’t stay there.  Here is what I do when I am feeling things are out of my control.  I remember that my faith comes by hearing the Word of God.  When I hear God’s Word my faith grows.  When I say God’s Word it causes my faith to get stronger.  This is the best way to build my…

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Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry: Take Home Prayer Activity: Sorry Bubble Prayers – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry: Take Home Prayer Activity: Sorry Bubble Prayers Pages Take Home Prayer Activity: Sorry Bubble Prayers This is our second monthly take home prayer activity for our local primary school. After we had demonstrated the prayer activity in assembly, each child took home a small pot of bubble mixture and a prayer card to try it themselves! To print out a sheet of the prayer card, click here. This is Only a Snippet of a Children’s Ministry…

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You raise me up. – Christian Article

Proverbs 24:15-34 ‘Though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again’ (Proverbs 24:15). Lord, You ‘keep us by Your power.’ We do not raise ourselves. You, Lord, are ‘able to keep us from falling’. You ‘know how to deliver the godly out of temptations’ (1 Peter 1:5; Jude 24; 2 Peter 2:9). When our ‘faith’ is ‘tested by fire’, help us to pray that You will give us His victory: ‘Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace’…

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Prayers for prosperity – Curious Christian – Christian Article

The following prayers are for prosperity. To engage your body as well as your mind you may wish to inscribe a word from these prayers on a large seed to bury in the ground. May you and yours be blessed so you may bless others. Psalm 115:14-15 May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 128:1-6 Blessed are all who fear the…

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Did Jesus Get Hand Cramps? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

I started praying for a family I’ve never met a few weeks ago. Thanks to the internet, I learned that a Christian artist I’ve followed for a while suffered a tragedy. Her daughter, one year younger than my oldest, had a seemingly minor fall which resulted in a traumatic brain injury. Doesn’t news like that just jostle you when you have kids of your own? It feels impossible — the reality that these precious children we raise could leave us…

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God Changes People Through Prayer – Christian Article

First of all, then, I urge that petitions (specific requests), prayers, intercessions (prayers for others) and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all people. — 1 Timothy 2:1 (AMP) In Exodus 32, Moses interceded for the children of Israel so that the wrath of God would not destroy them. It’s a stirring example that depicts how sincere prayer can change situations. There are times when I find myself being led to pray for God to be merciful to a person, or…

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Praying for Our Children – JIM MARTIN – Christian Article

Much of my life, I have prayed for children. I have long prayed for our own children, two daughters, who are now grown. (Along with them I have prayed for our son-in-law, who now is like a son to me.) I now pray also for the children of our children. Brody, Lincoln, Sully, and a child (Sully’s brother or sister) who will be born in a matter of weeks. I pray for our children and their children that they will…

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Help! – Christian Article

The emergency is real and vital; there is no time to waste. The EPRIB IS ACTIVATED. EPIRB stands for Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon. An EPIRB is meant to help rescuers locate you in an emergency situation, and these radios have saved many lives since their creation in the 1970s. Boaters are the main users of EPIRBs. You have to trust it, you need to be sure that the batteries are functioning; you need to trust that this thing is…

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How I Teach Kids To Pray – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

If I want my kids to know how to pray and get answers to their prayers, it isn’t good enough I tell them they should pray.  I need to show them how to pray. I need to teach them about the different kinds of prayer and how to get them answered. Here is a short list of the different kinds of prayers I teach my kids: Prayer for salvation – Romans 10:9 Praying in the spirit – 1 Corinthians 14:15…

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Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry: Prayer Light Tubes – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This is a fun way to celebrate Jesus as the light of the world, especially if you are celebrating Candlemas this Sunday! Traditionally at Candlemas (or the Presentation of Christ), the passage from Luke 2 where Simeon and Anna meet Jesus is read and we hear the famous lines: “Now, Lord, you can let me, your servant, die in peace as you said.30 I have seen with my own eyes how you will save your people.31     Now all people can see your…

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Dare to Pray These Dangerous Prayers: An Interview with Craig Groeschel – Christian Article

Do you ever wonder, “Why doesn’t God answer my prayers?” Do you wish you could see the evidence that prayer changes lives? Are you tired of playing it safe with your faith? Does prayer really move the heart of God? What does it mean to pray boldly and powerfully? What are dangerous prayers? In this Q&A, Craig Groeschel (@craiggroeschel) talks about his book, Dangerous Prayers: Because Following Jesus Was Never Meant to Be Safe (Zondervan, 2020). [Read the Bible Gateway…

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Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry: Classroom Prayer Spaces Taster – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The Church School where we did our week long prayer space in September has asked me to help with setting up prayer activities for each classroom. The idea is that an activity will stay in a class for 2 weeks and then be swapped with one from another classroom. At the end of last week we got all of the new prayer activities into the library and each class came to test them out! Prayer board: requests pinned on one…

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The (Good) News for Teenagers: January Edition – Youth Ministry Christian Article

We live in the time of both social media and the 24-hour news cycle. Whether we see it or not, our teenagers are inundated with news both local and international. At Rooted, we wanted to give youth workers and parents a way to frame the headlines for teenagers within the gospel narrative – that amidst both tragedy and joy, we have an abiding hope in Jesus. It’s important to talk to your teenagers about the news, but even more important…

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Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry: Dissolving paper forgiveness prayers – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

I was recently trying to come up with some different visual ways of saying sorry to God and wanted something that would be symbolic of the forgiveness He gives. That’s when I came across dissolvable paper! From what I gather, this paper can be used to draw patterns which can then be sewn over and when the embroidery is complete, the paper will dissolve, leaving only the stitching in place. Suffice to say, that is not what I used it…

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9 Ways to Guard Your Personal Relationship with God – Christian Article

Time and Energy Required Like all healthy and satisfying relationships, our relationship with God needs time and energy. But giving time and energy to our relationship with God actually increases free time and energy because it helps us get a better perspective on life and order our priorities better, it reduces the time we spend on image management, and it removes fear and anxiety. Here are some things that have helped me to keep my personal relationship with God personal…

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Ask The Lord For Anything And Everything. Even A Baseball Cap… – Christian Article

When I first became a Christian I didn’t think I should bother God with my trivial needs because he was surely too busy running the universe. I mean, he had to keep Saturn revolving around the Sun, and maintaining the Andromeda Galaxy. What did my trivial needs mean to him? Then I attended a prayer meeting and the guy next to me was talking to Jesus is if he knew him personally. And the hair on the back of my…

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We thank You, Lord, that You have opened up for us a great future. – Christian Article

Psalms 11:1-13:6 We thank You, Lord, that You have opened up for us a great future. What glory awaits us in Your eternal Kingdom. What encouragement this gives to us when we’re going through a hard time! Help us, Lord, to lift up our eyes, to catch a glimpse of Your glory, to be changed by Your glory (2 Corinthians 3:18). Help us to “turn our eyes upon Jesus”, to “look full in His wonderful face.” As we look upon Jesus,…

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Isn’t prayer just weird? – Christian Article

I’ve just been out for a little prayer walk. This is something I try to do with a friend once every week or two. We stroll around the neighbourhood and we stop and ask people whether they would like us to say a prayer for them. Some people say yes. There’s often something or someone on their minds and they really appreciate having someone to express what they are feeling in a prayer. But some people look at us as…

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Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry: Rough Times Sandpaper Prayers – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry: Rough Times Sandpaper Prayers Pages Rough Times Sandpaper Prayers I love sensory prayers and sandpaper is a great touchy-feely medium to use when praying about things that are difficult and grind us down. You will need: Colouring pencils, sandpaper cut into small strips, a cloth God is our protection and source of strength.    He is always ready to help us in times of trouble. Psalm 46:1 Feel the roughness of the sandpaper.  Who do you know who…

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Right Prayer Pattern -Pastor David Ibiyeomie – Christian Article

Many Christians have faulty prayer patterns. God know you need a car and every good thing that life offers but when you begin to pray for His kingdom, all those material things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Prayer is for the soul what nourishment is for the body. No Christian is greater than his prayer life. A…

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Praying, Prayer, Dead, Judgment, Praying for Dead – Christian Article

Tweet Does Scripture teach us that we should pray for the dead? Is there any value to it? Pray Always One of the first things I noticed that the Bible teaches about prayer is to pray as often as you can. The Apostle Paul says, “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess 5:17), but that doesn’t mean we pray 24/7 and avoid sleep, eating, or work. We wouldn’t live very long doing that, and we couldn’t support ourselves without working, so why…

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You’re not supposed to be here – Youth Ministry Christian Article

One Tuesday night, around 10:15, my doorbell rang. I wasn’t expecting anyone to be stopping by my house that day, much less at bedtime, so I confusedly made my way to the door to see what nitwit would be showing up so late, ready to give them a piece of my mind about etiquette and prior notice of arrival. And then I heard someone singing Unchained Melody. Immediately recognizing the voice, I yanked open the door and there, standing on…

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How to Pray During Marital Conflict – Christian Article

This article is part of the How to Pray series. Be Armed and Ready Young couples are often inadequately prepared for the conflicts that they are sure to encounter in their marriages. Learning how to resolve conflict is one of the most vital skills to develop in marriage. The potential causes for conflict are virtually limitless; among the most common are issues related to sex, finances, and in-laws, not to mention parenting (for couples with children). Paul’s words to believers,…

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Bible Drive-Thru: Be Blessed – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: 3 John 1-14 TO CHEW ON: “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” 3 John 2 When you hear the word “blessing” what do you think of? Saying a prayer over food before you eat? The pastor praying a benediction at the end of a church service? You’re right – a blessing is these things, and more too. Any…

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