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Afraid to Pray About the Small Stuff

By Judi Collins | June 13, 2011

I’ve been in Prayer Groups where women are afraid to bring up what they consider to be small stuff.  Let me tell you why I think they shouldn’t be afraid to bring them up. My boys tried little league baseball.  Didn’t like it.  Football?  Same thing.  After a long line of other sport-attempts, they found…

Praying for the Wrong Thing

By Judi Collins | June 13, 2011

While my son was praying that God would get him a pet snake, I was praying that no snakes of any sort would ever be in this house!   So, you think they’re pretty?  I don’t.  Never even considered them ‘pretty’ till I had my first little boy, who pointed out the ‘beauty angle’.     “Can I…

Not Enough Time to Concentrate on Prayer

By Judi Collins | June 13, 2011

There was no time to pray this morning. Happens a lot.  But I know, the minute I hit freeway gridlock, my prayer-life will take on new wings.  Goes something like this: Turning down the car radio, I grip more tightly to the wheel.   “Dear Lord (I begin), thank you for my family (I name…

When You’re Not Good at Finding the Right Words

By Judi Collins | June 13, 2011

Out of the cold.  No warning.  Ka Bam. Your name has just been called: You will be closing the meeting in prayer!  Enormous pressure begins to build,   as the valve in your neck to closes off the blood flow to your brain making you dizzy.   But you start praying anyway and choke yourself through.  Immediately…

Charismatic Prayer – Resting in the Spirit

By Gary Garner | June 13, 2011

Throughout the Pentecostal and charismatic movements there are countless occurrences of people being “slain in the Spirit” or “resting in the Spirit” in which the person receiving prayer is overcome by God’s presence and they suddenly fall from a standing position to rest on the floor. Typically, most occurrences happen in a group setting such…

How to Pray with Others

By Bebe Nicholson | June 13, 2011

Praying with others can mean praying with one other person or a group of people.  While praying alone is our primary means of communicating with God, enlisting others to pray with us can strengthen our prayer life. We gain fresh perspectives and new insights from hearing others pray aloud about our concerns. We are also…