Mentorship and Leadership: Living A Life Worth Following

Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance, persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me! 2 Timothy 3:10-11 Greetings! As we step from August into September, we continue to pray for everyone in the sphere of Education as some schools are just getting back after Labor Day while others have already put in a month of hard work. We then turn our focus throughout September on praying for the Business/Workplace sphere – not leaving Education behind,... Read more >>

Called To Coach And Pray

“Therefore, since we also have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let’s rid ourselves of every obstacle and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let’s run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 NASB This biblical reference to athletic competitions is a rare moment where the ancient culture of the Apostle Paul’s day collides with our modern lifestyle – sporting events are still a pillar of the culture and provide great opportunities to leverage common understanding of sports to apply spiritual lessons. In our day, sports encourage young people to be active,... Read more >>

Covering Campuses In Prayer

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or what person is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf of bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? So if you, despite being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your... Read more >>

The Power Of Resilient Prayer

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. John 14:13-14 Prayer always proceeds great movements, days, and seasons of prayer. Almost three months ago on May 5th, Americans everywhere paused to intercede for Our nation and to “exalt the Lord Who Has Established Us” (Colossians 2:6-7). We must remember that God will respond in His timing. Our prayers for America and America’s leaders will not go unanswered. Like the disciples who waited for the promise... Read more >>

Praying For Our Educators

“Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers and blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD.” Proverbs 16:20 NIV When I turn my calendar over to August, I still get a little rush of excitement that something ‘new’ is starting. I feel profoundly compelled to buy a binder, notebook paper and a pack of pens even though I don’t really need any of those supplies, and my schedule won’t change between summer and fall. It’s only my second year after finishing my formal education, so the rhythm of ‘back to school’ hasn’t quite worn off yet. However, for millions of... Read more >>

In God We Trust

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.  Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.” Isaiah 26:3-4 NIV This weekend marks the anniversary of “In God We Trust” becoming the motto of the United States of America. On July 30, 1956, the 84th Congress unanimously passed the joint resolution and President Eisenhower signed this faith-filled motto, that had been declared throughout our history, into law. “In God We Trust” had already been proclaimed on our currency, in our national anthem and various documents, flags,... Read more >>

Glory Story: When The Lord Builds A House

Rhode Island State Coordinator Follows Vision For NDP An often-repeated quote within the NDP Task Force network is “Where God guides, God provides” from longtime NDPTF Chairwoman Shirley Dobson. Time and time again this word of wisdom proves true. This year, the Lord guided and provided a new path to prayer for Rhode Island State Coordinator Cheryl Russell. Russell is in her 23rd year of organizing the capitol event in Providence, making her a seasoned intercessor and event planner. However, she refuses to rest in her own experience and capabilities. In January of 2022, she dedicated time and prayer to seek... Read more >>

Established and Transformed in Christ

“Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.” Colossians 2:6-7 NASB This month we have continued to pray for our government, all the way from our president down to the smallest city councils, and every leader in between. This is strategic for the month we observe the 4th of July, a day that we as Americans celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence—the first major document where colonists made their... Read more >>

Good News of Good Things

“How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!" Romans 10:14-15 NIV As I write to you today, my heart literally aches as I grieve yet another mass shooting in our nation. Our National Day of Prayer Task Force continues to pray for our nation and every neighborhood affected by the... Read more >>

When God Answers Our Prayers

Hear my prayer, O LORD, Give ear to my supplications! Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness! Psalm 143:1 NAS Greetings! These past few days have caused my heart and lips to overflow with gratitude as God has heard and answered our prayers; decades of prayers, night and day, travailing prayers filled with tears and repentance. Over the years we have mourned every life taken whether from the womb, the classroom, workplace, at the hand of a stranger or that or a person of trust or even love. Murder and violence must be replaced with the value and preserving... Read more >>