Devoted

Are you devoted to prayer? Do you even know how to answer that question? Colossians 4:2-4 says, “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, […]

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Praying for Our Children by Adena Hodges

Worrying about our children comes as naturally to a parent as breathing.  We are concerned about this issue or that character trait in them.  We fear what might happen to them – accidents, trauma, abuse.  We worry about their grades, their peer relationships, their physical development.  And most of all, we desire our children to […]

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Praying for Your Spouse by Adena Hodges

A few years ago, I picked up the book “The Power of a Praying Wife” by Stormie Omartian and found it to be a great blessing in my life and in my marriage.  Practical wisdom and 30 prayers to pray give a way to daily offer your spouse to the Lord.  (There is also “The […]

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Listening Prayer by Adena Hodges

For many of us, prayer tends to be a one-sided monologue, pouring out our thoughts, needs and praises.  But God is eager to speak to us!  I love this verse from Isaiah 50:4 “…He awakens me morning by morning; He awakens my ear to hear as the learned.”  I want to wake up each morning […]

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Persevering Prayer by Adena Hodges

“One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.” Luke 18:1 NLT When we don’t see the immediate answers to our prayers, it’s easy to get discouraged and quit. But Jesus taught us to persevere, to not lose heart and to always pray. Pray whether […]

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“Popcorn” Prayers by Adena Hodges

Remember the fascination of watching Jiffy Pop Popcorn poof up as you held it over the stove? The delicious smell and taste of freshly popped popcorn? And what does it have to do with prayer? “Popcorn” prayers refers to short, spontaneous bursts of prayer in a group setting. Often there is no theme and each […]

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The Incredible Ride By Judy A. Trent-Whitnack

Perhaps you, like me, have been baffled by passages such as Acts 16:22-25, where  Paul and Silas were beaten with rods, struck with many blows, thrown into prison, and had their feet fastened in stocks.  Their response?  Praying and singing hymns of praise to God, as fellow prisoners listened on.   Living in a society […]

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The Fear of God Part 1 by Judy Trent-Whitnack

When God called me to lead the intercession focus group for “Leading In These Times”, I was instructed to seek the Lord about what has NOT happening in the Sacramento Region.  This came during a time when I thought so much was already happening in the area of intercessory prayer, that I could not fathom […]

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