Hold Fast

Psalm 139:7-10 says, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” We have been praying for you! There are so many challenges, crisis, and catastrophic events happening around us. I recently heard someone call out, “hang in there!” While this... Read more >>

National Prayer in Response to the Coronavirus

Greetings. On Sunday March 15th, the National Day of Prayer Task Force will be hosting additional prayer calls throughout the day in response to President Trump’s call for a National Day of Prayer in response to the current coronavirus pandemic. We know that many churches have suspended their services due to the increased concerns and vulnerability of spreading of the virus in large gatherings. It is our hope that these prayer calls will provide opportunities for unified prayer as we turn to God for hope, health and healing. Please join us at the following times by calling 712-432-0075, Access code:... Read more >>

Prayer and Fasting

“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry. And the tempter came and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread." But He answered and said, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.' " Matthew 4:1-4 We have been praying for you during this Lenten and Lengthened Season of Prayer that began last week.... Read more >>

Lenten and Lengthened Season of Prayer

“Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;” Hebrews 10:22-23 NASB As the Lenten season begins, we are challenged to reflect and prepare in prayer for Easter. Even if you do not come from a denominational background that observes Lent we want to encourage you to take these 40 days to pray and respond to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.... Read more >>

Glory Through the Generations

“Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty— and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They tell of the power of your awesome works— and I will proclaim your great deeds. They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.” Psalm 145:3-7 NIV Education and Family are two of the seven “Mountains of Cultural Influence” the National Day of Prayer Task Force continually encourages, engages, and equips our... Read more >>

Lead with Love

“In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.” Exodus 15:13 NIV Happy Valentine’s Day! It almost feels strange to say that to you, knowing that you love deeply and daily. Jesus said that His disciples; His followers and students, would be known by love. This love is a lifestyle that is an overflow from His love in our life; it describes us and is the content of our character.  It is the greatest commandment and our greatest joy to love God and love our “neighbors”.... Read more >>

Will You Join Us this Month as We Pray for the Family?

“And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” Matthew 19:4-6 This month, we are focusing our prayers on the FAMILY. As Jesus himself taught us, the nucleus of a new family begins when God joins together a man and woman, and they become ‘one flesh’, husband and... Read more >>

First of All

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  This is good, and pleases God our Savior…” I Timothy 2: 1-3 NIV With 2020 well under way, I am now in my 17th year with the National Day of Prayer Task Force. In 2006, I was in Kansas City for a prayer gathering when a pastor I had never met, came up to me and shared the statement, ‘national life of prayer’ over me, and... Read more >>

Praying, Caring, and Sharing in the North Central States

Gary and Barb Hibma, the North Central National Area Leaders, are truly ambassadors for the Lord. As they have followed the Lord’s direction, their ministry influence and leadership has grown beyond their hometown of Sheldon, Iowa, all the way to Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Wisconsin.  “It wasn’t what we thought we were going to be doing, but we are doing what God wants us to do,” said Barbara. The Hibmas are dedicated to following God’s calling on their lives and are about glorifying God through trust, love and service, always listening to where the Lord will lead... Read more >>

Happy New Year!

"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me... Read more >>