Posts by Karen Barber

What is Prayer? Five Dynamic Ways Prayer Moves Between God and Us

The answer to “what is prayer?” can be found in the five ways Christian prayer moves between God and us.  The five prayer movements are personal prayer, group prayer, meditation, intercessory prayer and outpouring prayer. What is prayer? Personal Prayer The first part of the answer to “what is prayer?” is personal prayer where conversation…

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Glory Be Prayer or the Gloria Patri Prayer Meaning and Uses

The Glory Be Prayer, also known as the Gloria Patri is a traditional Christian church prayer that gives glory to God for who He is and for the eternal nature of God’s Kingdom.   The prayer’s name comes from the first few words of the prayer, which are “Glory be to the Father.”  The name “Gloria…

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Morning Prayer Using Inspiring Bible Verses

This morning prayer using Bible verses will help you start your day by renewing your mind, heart and spirit with God’s promises that come to us fresh and new each and every morning.  This prayer can be used to begin your day, during your morning prayer time or at work before starting time. Morning Prayer…

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Young Adult Writers Opportunities Online on Prayerideas.org

If you’re age 18 -30 looking for young adult writers opportunities online we’d love to hear from you!  We’re looking for young adults who like to write or would like to gain writing experience and build a resume in inspirational Christian writing that will impact your generation all over the world.  You’ll have your chance…

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The Secret of Doing Christian Meditation While Traveling

One easy one to stay connected to God while traveling is to use artwork you see in places you visit as a means of Christian meditation while traveling.  Such artwork can be found in churches, museums, public squares, monasteries, palaces and in government buildings.   Here are some secrets I learned from my travels. Use unexpected…

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How to Do Christian Meditation Using Art

Christian meditation using art is a powerful means of meditating and connecting with God.  Christian meditation using art is also known as Visio divina.  It is similar to the ancient meditation practice of Lectio divina which uses passages from the Bible for personal interaction with God by focusing on details that capture your attention. Here…

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Memorial Day Prayer

This Memorial Day Prayer can be used on Memorial Day to remember, honor and thank God for those who have died in wars protecting and defending their country.  It is also a good time to pray for the end of wars and for the  coming of God’s Kingdom of peace for all nations. Memorial Day…

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Teacher Appreciation Prayer of Blessing and Support

This teacher appreciation prayer can be used throughout the school year as a personal prayer or as a group prayer to show our thanks and appreciation to teachers for their service to our families and our communities. This teacher appreciation prayer can also be used on special occasions when teachers are recognized, such as National…

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