God’s Grace, Our Gratitude, His Glory

2 Corinthians 4:15-16 “For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.” (emphasis mine) NASB   I was recently on Faith radio with my friend Carmen LeBerge discussing Thanksgiving when she used the word, “Thanks-living.” That word and thought grabbed my attention as it really gets to the heart of being a Christ-follower and the... Read more >>

Honoring Our Veterans

Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. Psalm 144:1-2 On behalf of the entire National Day of Prayer Task Force, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of our Veterans who have served the United States of America and have protected freedom and liberty around the world. You and your family’s sacrifices are innumerable and often unnoticed, but please know it is... Read more >>

Announcement of Our 2020 Scripture and Theme

I want to thank all of you who attended, sponsored, or prayed for our Revive and Refresh Coordinator’s Summit this past week. We also want to thank Grace Church in Eden Prairie for hosting us with an abundance of love, hospitality and delicious meals. It was indeed a time of refreshment in the presence of the Lord in prayer, His Word, fellowship, and strategy sessions of prayer warrior battle plans and procedures. We look forward to our 2020 Summit next year in Philadelphia hosted by the American Bible Society. One of the highlights of our Summit was the announcement of our... Read more >>

The Importance of Gathering Together

Psalm 122:1 “I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD." As you receive this message today our leadership team and many of our coordinators are packing their suitcases to come gather together for our annual National Day of Prayer Task Force Coordinator’s Summit. The theme of the 2019 Summit is “Revive and Refresh.” It is our prayer that everyone who attends will have their heart, soul, mind and strength revived and refreshed by God through the many times of prayer, Scripture, guest speakers, information and our training on starting or strengthening... Read more >>

National Area Leaders Seek the Lord in the South-Central Region

As Christians, when we divorce our own desire for control, we can experience the Lord’s abundant miracles as we cling to Him through faith. Rick and Sarah Lowe, our National Area Leaders in the South-Central Region know this very well. They have experienced the Lord steering their family in a whole new direction and calling them far from the path they envisioned for their lives. This new season of faith led to a new season in ministry, leading Sarah and Rick into greater seasons of Kingdom work. Read more >>

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Continuing to Appreciate Pastors and Ministry Leaders

2 Corinthians 4:7-11 – “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;  we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;  always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.” (NASB) In 1970 there was a popular song by Joe South and sung by several artists including Elvis Presley that challenged, “Just walk a mile in my... Read more >>

Praying for the Church: Thanking God for Pastors Devoted to Prayer and the Teaching of the Word

Acts 2:42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (NASB) I love my church! I love the Church, but I am especially grateful for my local church where I get to learn from an amazing biblically-based Pastor with a heart to preach and practice, “Love one another,” and who speaks truth into our lives as he leads and loves our church and community. Our church is a place of worship, praying, studying God’s Word, taking communion, fellowship, giving, serving and of course singing. A place where we... Read more >>

Bless the Lord - A Prayer Update from Kathy Branzell

The calendar says that fall has arrived, but in many parts of the country it still feels like summer. It is interesting to note that just because it feels like summer, and thetemperatures may be summer-like, it does not change the fact that it is fall. Feelings don’t trump facts. The same is true for our essential need to bless and praise the Lord, even when we don’t feel like it. Our circumstances change and even challenge us, but God does not change; He is always our Mighty Creator, All Sufficient, I AM, The Lord Most High, who sees, heals,... Read more >>

The Power of WITH

Matthew 6:9-10 - “Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” I love how Jesus began His teaching on prayer, it strikes straight to the core when He says,  “Our Father.” Jesus is teaching us that prayer is personal and inclusive, respectful and relational. He is making sure we understand that God is His Father and our Father. We were created for relationship first and foremost with our Lord and then with others. God said, “it is not good for man to be alone,” even... Read more >>

Leadership Spotlight: Massachusetts Gains New State Coordinator

God is still a God of miracles, even in our modern day. It may not be walking on water, but it might be the provision to meet a need, being healed, or an open door for kingdom work that is just as grand and glorious. Angelo Rajadurai, the new Massachusetts state coordinator, and his wife, Danita, have seen God do all three in different seasons in their lives. They are praying for continued favor from the Lord as they step into their new leadership position in their state. After attending the National Day of Prayer and other prayer events in Rhode... Read more >>