Prayer

Root Beer Prayers

Here is a Prayer Blast video from Clay Elliott, KM’s prayer pastor. This was prepared earlier this Spring but was unable to be posted due to technical difficulties. This and future Prayer Blast videos are to help all of us find ways to improve our prayer lives. Please feel free to share these with anyone you feel would benefit from them! Thank you for watching!

“Whoooa, We’re Half Way There! Whoooa Livin’ on a …”

“Prayer as a relationship is probably your best indicator about the health of your love relationship with God. If your prayer life has been slack, your love relationship has gone cold.” “Nothing is more vital than prayer in Christian experience, and few things are more vulnerable to neglect.” -John Piper OK, can we please just finally identify the big pink elephant in the room when discussing something as important as prayer?!? Prayer, as a spiritual discipline, can and will be hard at times! There…I said it. Now, what are we going to do about it? How about we start by …

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Springtime in missions

I’ve noticed over the years that each season of the year brings with it certain patterns in what we do around here. In December and January, for example, we receive many more contacts from people who are interested in being sent as missionaries than we do in, say, June and July. It’s that way every year, and this past winter was even more full than usual of that kind of contact. Honestly, that’s my favorite time of year for this work.   Similarly, the routines of spring are about the same every year, and as soon as the Kontaktmission team meetings …

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Step Right Up! Prayer Wimp to Prayer Warrior!

Step Right Up! Prayer Wimp to Prayer Warrior! Spiritual lust–‘I must have it at once’–causes me to demand an answer from God, instead of seeking God himself who gives the answer. Is today ‘the third day’ and He has still not done what I expected? Whenever we insist that God should give us an answer to prayer we are off track. The purpose of prayer is that we get a hold of God, not of the answer.                                                                                                         -Oswald Chambers         I believe that mighty men and women of prayer truly do “get a hold of God.” If this statement is accurate …

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Dissatisfied Delight

Dissatisfied Delight It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.                                                                                                                                 -C.S. Lewis   “How can I be satisfied?” Or ”What satisfies me and makes my life easier?” We are bombarded with this question and the feelings that …

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