Develop Your Prayer Life


A dear friend wanted to ensure that I began the new year on the right note so he gave me a wonderful, one-year devotional called New Beginnings. Each page brings inspiration, challenges and motivation to grow in our walk with Jesus Christ. After reading this morning, I felt compelled to share the following thoughts with you as we develop our active prayer life throughout 2014 and beyond:Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18).Of the spiritual luggage that you will carry with you into the new year, prayer is one of the... Read more >>

Legacy Living

Warm greetings to you from the National Day of Prayer Task Force! I was blessed to receive the following thoughts on Legacy Living from my dear friend, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, and it seemed fitting to share with you as we conclude 2013, while looking expectantly to the New Year: I am so thankful for the many valuable lessons my father, Arthur S. DeMoss, taught me about a biblical perspective on money and material possessions. As both a successful businessman and an earnest follower of Jesus Christ, he was a living illustration of those principles. As I look back on my... Read more >>

Jesus Christ

It was a summer day driving from Colorado through northern rural New Mexico into West Texas.  I was en-route to visit my birthplace where my parents and siblings still reside.  Leslie, our adult daughter and her daughter, Lailah, age two at the time, were sleeping in the car as I drove this portion of our road trip.The wide, open spaces bring peace and joy to me.  This part of northern New Mexico was green with rolling hills, a lot of ranch land with ample opportunity to gaze on God’s creation and reflect on His provision.  We drove into one of... Read more >>

The Power of Family Prayer


“Dad, I’m so hungry. May I have some bread?”Does that sound like a prayer to you? Or is it more like a child asking his father for what he needs? God invites us to come to Him as a little child. It’s as simple as saying, “Daddy, I need you.”God holds the key to all your longings: provision, protection, belonging, compassion, forgiveness. And He wants to provide them for you . . . just ask Him. He strengthens and encourages you and your family through your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Prayer—corporate family prayer—is the power source from which... Read more >>

Jesus' Economy


Prayer is much more than something we say. It’s a conversation and a movement. It’s global. It’s God everywhere in all of our lives—working the miraculous and making known to us His plans.God awoke me in the night with words. They came after months of intentional, yet tiring prayer. God unveiled His vision for a new kind of economic change. When He finished speaking, I said, “That would be a new economy.” He said, “It’s my economy.” And so Jesus’ Economy came to be.Jesus' Economy creates jobs and churches in the developing world, as well as meets basic needs—resulting in... Read more >>

Store It Up

In Matthew 6, Jesus fully unveils the foundation of what I call the Treasure Principle: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven” (vv.19-20).A first century Hebrew walks alone on a hot afternoon staff in hand. His shoulders are stooped, sandals covered with dirt, tunic stained with sweat. But he doesn’t stop to rest. He has pressing business in the city.He veers off the road into a field, seeing a shortcut, the owner won’t mind- travelers are permitted this... Read more >>

2014 National Prayer

[twocol_one]Download Audio[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last][sc_embed_player autoplay=true fileurl="http://nationaldayofprayer.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/2014-National-Prayer-by-Anne-Graham-Lotz.mp3"][/twocol_one_last] [hr]Lord of the Universe. Lord of this planet. Lord of the nations. Lord of our hearts. On this National Day of Prayer, we look to You...In the darkness, You are our Light.In the storm, You are our Anchor. In our weakness, You are our Strength. In our grief, You are our Comfort.In our despair, You are our Hope.In our confusion, You are our Wisdom. In time of terrorism, You are our Shield. In time of war, You are our Peace.In times of uncertainty, You are the Rock on which we stand.We make our prayer to... Read more >>

2014 - Anne Graham Lotz


 Lord of the Universe. Lord of this planet. Lord of the nations. Lord of our hearts. On this National Day of Prayer, we look to You...In the darkness, You are our Light.In the storm, You are our Anchor. In our weakness, You are our Strength. In our grief, You are our Comfort.In our despair, You are our Hope.In our confusion, You are our Wisdom. In time of terrorism, You are our Shield. In time of war, You are our Peace.In times of uncertainty, You are the Rock on which we stand.We make our prayer to You using the words of... Read more >>

Let's Learn to Pray, Again!

On a small ranch in Wyoming a man went out to protect his cattle from an approaching tornado as his wife and child looked on. With a sudden turn, the tornado moved directly toward him. His wife excitedly turned to their son and said, “Johnny, quick! Get on your knees and pray!” Johnny instantly fell to his knees and began to say: “Now I lay me down to sleep…” It was the only thing he had ever said to God! This fictitious story should remind us of the importance of teaching our children to pray. Without proper understanding, they cannot... Read more >>

AWAKEN from Prayer Coma

27-Hour Global Prayer Gathering to Awaken Masses Out of Prayer ComaForget the pastoral settings for prayer featuring rolling meadows and fragrant flowers. The National Day of Prayer Task Force Vice Chairman John Bornschein unveils prayer for what it really is—a powerful weapon to be wielded in spiritual warfare. As a speaker at the upcoming PrayerCast LIVE 2013, John joins more than 60 of the foremost teachers on prayer in a crusade to shake Americans out of the trenches and onto the front line of battle—against the destructive forces dismantling our nation.On October 18-19, the Jericho Center will host PrayerCast LIVE... Read more >>