Prayer

Remember Proverbs 11:13 as You Share Prayer Requests

scrap of paper on fish hook with the word gossip

“A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret” (Prov. 11:13).

Trusting God to Provide

Debi Sharkey with her husband

“I was a new college student and completely broke,” recalled Debi Sharkey, head chaplain for a maximum-security prison in Louisiana. “I had used the last of my toothpaste. I needed a few dollars to do my laundry and buy toothpaste, but I wouldn’t get paid for a few weeks.”

Asking for Stones, but Receiving Bread: A Lesson in Praying for God’s Will

woman praying with open hands over Bible in her lap

It was a simple, normal prayer: God, provide me with a new job. But then, I added to it.

God, provide me with a new job in Nashville. God, provide me with a new ministry or communications job in Nashville.

A Healthy Leader’s Prayer Life Starts with Humility

woman in prayer

Everywhere they went, Maria and Jessica prayed. I had partnered with these 2 young Brazilian women for church planting in Bolivia. When getting in the car, these women stopped to pray. When making visits, they prayed. If someone was sick, Maria and Jessica’s first inclination was to pray.

The Power of Words

We celebrate Fannie E. S. Heck as the most quoted WMU leader of all time. Her most famous writing was from her deathbed in 1915.

Planning a Prayerwalk

Prayerwalking

Where has God called you? To the jungles of Africa? The bustling cities of China? What about your neighborhood? If He has called you to reach your community, consider prayerwalking to accomplish this mission.

Project HELP: Refugees

refugees

Have you ever moved to a place where you did not know anyone? I have had the experience of moving to a new place where I did not know anyone, and finding my way around was hard enough. I already knew the language, used the same currency, and was familiar with the grocery store chains. When I think of refugees with all of the changes and transitions they have to make when they go to a new country, it must be overwhelming for them. Then add to this the trauma they went through that caused them to leave their country. The physical and emotional needs are great. As you become aware of the needs of refugees, let this lead you to pray for refugees and for those who serve in helping refugees.

A Face to Your Prayers: Transform Christmas Cards into Prayer Reminders

Christmas cards scattered on a table

It’s officially the New Year. As you look forward to all the new things in store, you may find yourself packing up the Christmas things and reorganizing your space to accommodate the new. But those Christmas cards . . . they seem to be harder to get rid of without the guilt.

Prayer as Work

woman with her hands held in prayer over open Bible

Leadership by Christian women should look radically different from any other type of leadership, because Christian women understand the power of praying. Prayer may be the hardest work Christians do to lead effectively in a world that has moved away from God.

Prayer: A Different Question to Consider for Leadership

woman's group Bible study praying and discussing Scripture

“Lord, I confess my prayer life doesn’t feel very mature,” I prayed. It wasn’t as if I lacked things to pray about or occasions to praise God. In that season, a genuine desire for increased spiritual maturity prompted me to evaluate my private prayer life.

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