Why Pray?

Together 2016

This summer, Cru is partnering with the Reset movement to cosponsor Together 2016, seeking to rally 1 million students from across America together in unified prayer, worship, and a call for catalytic change. The free, one-day event will take place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on July 16, 2016. It’s a partnership of...

Born in Prayer

  I remember the days of old. I ponder all Your great works and think about what You have done. Psalm 143:5 (NLT)   In the summer of 1948 I graduated from college and by summer’s end was headed to Southern California for a visit with my brother. But most of my thoughts about...

A Radical call to Pray for ISIS

Kareem Mufleh freely admitted he fought for ISIS. At just 15, he was put into battle with the knowledge that if he didn’t fight he wouldn’t make it through the day. “They captured my village and gave me a choice,” Kareem said in a CBS news article. “Either join ISIS, or be beheaded.” The...

Transferable Concept 9: How to Pray with Confidence

Have you ever considered that you have immediate access to the most powerful Person in the universe? During the last 40 years, I have had the honor of meeting several presidents of the United States. Every president has a very heavy schedule and tens of thousands of friends and supporters who would like to...

Does nature make you pray?

God reveals Himself in nature. This is called “general revelation” and this idea is expressed well in Psalm 19: “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.” (Psalm 19:1-4). As you go about your day, do the things you see stir you to...

Seven Reasons to Pray

Why Pray? Well, as I said, sometimes you get the impression that prayer is a grocery list: “Our Father, who art in heaven… Gimme, gimme, gimme! And, by the way, my name is Jimmy!” This is sort of a, “shop ‘til you drop” way of praying. But somehow I cannot see that as the prime...
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