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Why Pastors Must Pray

Here are ten reminders for pastors about the vital need to cultivate their personal prayer life, as articulated by notable ministers from church history. 1. True effectiveness in ministry comes not through methods, but through prayer. A. C. Dixon: When we rely upon organization, we get what organization can do; when we rely upon education, … read more »

Praying for Your Children

The Bible clearly shows that, during our Lord’s earthly ministry, there were parents who wanted Jesus to bless their children: Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from … read more »

Prayer and Pastoral Ministry

Very few pastors would claim that they pray enough for their people. Perhaps it’s an impossible task—no one will ever think they’ve prayed enough. Still, we can see from the example of our Lord and His apostles that praying for our people is of monumental importance. Though the Bible says a great deal about preaching, only … read more »

A Reminder to Pray for Our Nation

Paul’s instruction in 1 Timothy 2:1–8 is a needful reminder for believers in the United States, especially today as our nation celebrates its independence. 1 Timothy 2:1–8 — First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so … read more »

A Heart of Prayer for Your People

Nathan Busenitz’s recent post highlighted the importance of the pastor being a prayer warrior. Today I’d like to follow up that post with a look at the prayer Jesus used as a model for His disciples, specifically seeing how those of us in leadership can develop a heart of prayer for those we lead. Setting … read more »

10 Reasons Pastors Must Be Prayer Warriors

Here are ten reminders for pastors about the vital need to cultivate their personal prayer life, as articulated by notable ministers from church history. 1. True effectiveness in ministry comes not through methods, but through prayer. A. C. Dixon: When we rely upon organization, we get what organization can do; when we rely upon education, we … read more »

Praying for Your People

Very few pastors would claim that they pray enough for their people. Perhaps it’s an impossible task—no one will ever think they’ve prayed enough. Still, we can see from the example of our Lord and His apostles that praying for our people is of monumental importance. Though the Bible says a great deal about preaching, only … read more »

Top Ten Countdown: I Pray This for My Children

During the final ten days of December, we will be posting our top ten articles from 2015. Today’s post came in at number 7. It was originally published on April 20. The Bible clearly shows that, during our Lord’s earthly ministry, there were parents who wanted Jesus to bless their children: Then some children were brought … read more »

I Pray This for My Children

The Bible clearly shows that, during our Lord’s earthly ministry, there were parents who wanted Jesus to bless their children: Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from … read more »

Praying for Your People

Very few pastors would claim that they pray enough for their people. Perhaps it’s an impossible task—no one will ever think they’ve prayed enough. Still, we can see from the example of our Lord and His apostles that praying for our people is of monumental importance. Though the Bible says a great deal about preaching, only … read more »