Prayer

30 DAYS OF PRAYER | DAY 30 – A Prayer for Discipleship

As we approach our launch date it is important for us to be a church that is praying that we are a people that is focused on discipleship. Discipleship is important because it is the tool that allows us to put into practice the teachings we learn from the Bible. Here are some thoughts regarding…

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30 DAYS OF PRAYER | DAY 29 – Praying for Unity

As we set out to launch this new outpost for the gospel in this City, we must remember, and always remember, that we are here for a purpose: To be authentic disciples of Jesus who live for the glory of God and the good of our world. We are a people who have been made…

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30 DAYS OF PRAYER | DAY 27 – Praying for Humility

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 All of the Scriptures point to one thing, the goodness of God. His greatness, majesty, and worthiness of praise.…

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30 DAYS OF PRAYER | DAY 26 – Praying for RedemptionKIDS

I love that almost 51% of Redemption church attendance is found in the kids’ classrooms, from babies to 5th graders. These kids have already been the focus of much prayer at Redemption. Primarily, that focus has been seeking Jesus and asking for His help in teaching these kids to love Him. Jesus taught that kids…

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30 DAYS OF PRAYER | DAY 22 – Praying for a Heart for the Needy

I am grateful that Redemption Church began its initial Thanksgiving serving meals and fun to a local area perceived to be poor. It also was encouraging that our church spent time in prayer for the extreme poor of the Philippines when they were so totally devastated by typhoon Haiyan in November, remembering especially the children,…

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30 DAYS OF PRAYER | DAY 20 – Prayer for Evangelism

Jesus came “to seek and to save the lost.” His birth, his life, his death, and his resurrection have made a way for men to be saved. We were saved from our sin, but we were also saved to serve. Grace has come to us through Jesus, but God’s grace was never intended to terminate…

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30 DAYS OF PRAYER | DAY 19 – Praying for Repentance and Rejoicing

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.  And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”    So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine…

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A Prayer for Authenticity, Grace and Confession

Many books have been written of the topic of biblical community, but I find that one element is often overlooked: confession. The reason is that confession is hard to do. It feels risky. In a grace-less world that rewards only strength and success, confession of weakness or failure seems foolish. We become quite adept at…

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30 DAYS OF PRAYER | DAY 16 – Remember

As we enter into this coming New Year we often pause to reflect on what has taken place over the past year. Taking time to reflect is a good practice. Some people have a memory like a steel trap. They never forget a thing. This can be a blessing or a curse depending on the…

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