Prayer

Prayer Thought: Grace Empowered Work

Prayer Thought: Grace Empowered Work “No need to fear what God will ask of you, because in the asking is always the promise of grace to empower your heart and hands (Paul Tripp).”  This week let’s delight in the fact that our work for the Kingdom has nothing to do with the difficulty of the task or even our perception of how to solve and answer so many details in this great work we do. Instead, it has everything to do with the incredible fact that God goes before us and with us in all of it. Prayer Action:  So, …

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Prayer Thought: But God…

Prayer Thought: But God… I’ve been struck the past couple of weeks with this phrase, “But God…” It speaks to His immense care for us as His children. Plus, ya gotta love the BUTS of the Bible! Verses like, “BUT GOD, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love that He had for us, made us alive with the Messiah even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace (Eph. 2:4-5)!” And, “BUT GOD proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Rom. 5:8)!” communicate that …

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Prayer Thought: What’s in You?

Prayer Thought: What’s in You? This is a great quote from C.S. Lewis, “Pray what is in you, not what SHOULD be in you!” I think that speaks for itself, but I have a couple thoughts. Right now, here at Kontaktmission, we have a lot of folks who have been doing missions ministry and also those who we have “onboarded” in recent weeks and months. All of this while still dealing with the difficulties of the pandemic, racial unrest, political banter, and close-mindedness due to “exvangelicals” and “deconstructing” one’s faith. We have missionaries who have suffered loss, staff who have suffered loss …

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Prayer Thought: God-dependent Prayer

Prayer Thought: God-dependent Prayer In our ever-increasing culture (inside and outside the church) of co-dependency, self-sufficiency, and tolerance: everyone-does-what-they-think-is-right-in-their-own-eyes-so-don’t-you-dare-judge-me mentality, we MUST be a people who hold prayer not just as a spiritual discipline we know we need to do. Rather it must be the very passion of all we do in KM and the churches we aspire to assist. “Prayer was the very lifeblood of the New Testament church; that is, the early believers in Christ truly lived out an attitude of God-dependency. Prayer, not self-sufficiency, was their habitual practice. That is, they did not trust in their own …

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Prayer Thought: Dry Cisterns

Prayer Thought: Dry Cisterns   What do we do when our spiritual life gets stagnant? Maybe, at some point in the last year and a half, you have experienced a dry spell in your relationship with the Lord. Maybe in your times spent with others. Or maybe just in life in general. I know I have. And we’ve all heard the spiritual clichés like “Fake it till you make it!” Or “Keep reading and praying even if you don’t want to or don’t experience anything. You’re bound to get a breakthrough at some point!” As well intentioned as these are, …

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