Prayer

Celebrating the Father’s Mission

Dear Friends of Kontaktmission and European missions,   Years ago around Christmastime it became clear to me, and every year I’m struck by it all over again. Jesus was sent as a missionary by the Father Himself. Christmas is the beginning of world mission, just as it’s the beginning of the hope that comes through “God with us.” John 20:21 records Jesus’ words, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent me, I also send you.” (Jesus even included a blessing of peace, just like the angels did when they proclaimed, “Peace on earth, goodwill to men.”)   And Jesus’ […]

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Time Keeps on Slippin’

“If I fail to spend two hours in prayer each morning, the devil gets the victory through the day. I have so much business I cannot get on without spending three hours daily in prayer.”                                                                                                 -Martin Luther “Prayer is climbing up into the heart of God.”                                                 -Martin Luther              Christmas time is upon us already if you haven’t noticed. I’m BUSY! Are you busy? I made the mistake the other day of going to the Columns in Jackson, TN on a Saturday. The Columns is a fairly large shopping center, in the middle of Jackson, with

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Mission Impossible: Accepted…PRAY!

”Every step in the progress of missions is directly traceable to prayer.” -Arthur Tappan Pierson “We can reach our world, if we will. The greatest lack today is not people or funds. The greatest need is prayer.” -Wesley L. Duewel      We have programs in place. We go to conferences. We read copious amounts of articles on the subject. Books have been written and widely distributed. We have colleges devoted to the subject of missions…it can be the emphasis of study for a college student. And prayer is what can fuel all of that with fire. Now consider this startling

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Everything I Needed To Know About Prayer, I Learned From A Five Year Old

“Prayerfulness sees no denominational divide, no theological grey area, no intellectual superiority. Those devoted to prayerfulness see the heart of God, see His character, see the beautiful sacrifice of His Son above all else.” -Clayton Elliott   Have you ever heard a 5 year old pray? Last time I checked they don’t use phrases like, “Our blessed Father and our God, we humbly beseech thee by thy good and glorious mercy.” They come to the Lord the only way they know how, with the wonder and innocence of a five year old. They embody true meekness because they understand how

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STOP RUNNING! IT’S BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH.

“Oh, men and women, pray through; pray through! Do not just begin to pray and pray a little while and throw up your hands and quit; but pray and pray and pray until God bends the heavens and comes down.” -R.A. Torrey “What causes us to think of prayer as the last option rather than the first? I can think of two reasons: feelings of independence and feelings of insignificance.” -Max Lucado Do you ever find yourself running from God? Maybe your running is on purpose because you’re angry at God or feel rejected in some way. It’s hard to

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