- Wed, Aug 04, 2010
Randy Alcorn's Blog: Prayer
- Wed, Jan 05, 2011
In light of the 112th Congress opening today, here is the prayer that opened the First Continental Congress on September 7, 1774. May we be encouraged to pray that our leaders will have the same dependence upon God as these men did during very difficult times.
- Mon, Jun 15, 2009
"A mother at our mission station died after giving birth to a premature baby. We tried to improvise an incubator to keep the infant alive, but the only ...
- Fri, Jul 10, 2009
Some of you liked the story and six quotations about prayer from my earlier blog. So here’s six more, followed by a story.
The first two quotes come from two Puritans:
Richard Sibbes said, "God can pick sense out of a confused prayer."
Thomas Watson said, "The angel fetched Peter out of prison, but it was prayer that fetched the angel."
Abraham Lincoln said, "I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day."
Where should our focus be in the final hours leading up to the election? Certainly we should be trusting God and seeking his sovereign will for tomorrow’s outcome.
- Sun, Jun 13, 2010
There are no prayers like the Puritan prayers, as you know if you’ve read The Valley of Vision. This is something we’ve bought copies of for friends and pastors. This morning Nanci read one to me that she especially appreciated. I wanted to share it with you. Hope it touches you as it did us.
- Tue, May 05, 2009
My friend Barry Arnold pastors Cornerstone Church here in Gresham, Oregon. Last year he sent an email to his church regarding prayer. It’s worth quoting:
I think our prayers are unbalanced—in the direction of just physical needs. We can and should pray for people with infirmities—but it might be wise to change the emphasis of our prayers from physical healing alone to God accomplishing His purposes in and through afflictions.
Here’s a partial list of things the New Testament tells us to pray for:
Pray for people who give you a hard time (Matthew 5:43-44 ...