Transform Every Workplace

  “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.” 1 Peter 3:8-9 ESV When ‘the workplace’ is mentioned, visuals of people in business suits often accompany these conversations. However, the workplace is simply a place where work is done whether in an office, laboring outdoors or serving within the home. Every effort is work, and when believers work as unto the glory of... Read more >>

Integrity in Leadership

  Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12 Paul encouraged Timothy to have integrity in upholding Godly values, and from his integrity Timothy would lead others through his influence of righteousness. “Our values are like a riverbank—if it erodes, it interrupts the flow of living water,” said Dianne Ogle, founder and president of Areté Executive Women of Influence. “No matter what level of work, wherever we are at, we need to be filled with... Read more >>

Be Quick to Listen and Slow to Speak

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19 NKJV In the fall of 2015, our National Day of Prayer team boarded a bus, and set off to visit 62 schools, colleges, and universities in 60 days, on our third Pray for America Bus Tour. We began at Harvard and ended in prayer at the Department of Education in Washington D.C. On our previous tours, we learned the principal of being ‘quick to listen and slow to speak’ – posing two simple questions, this time to students,... Read more >>

A Teacher's Heart

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My loving eye on you.” – Psalm 32:8 Supporting students means supporting the environments where the students are learning, growing, and interacting. Teachers, paraprofessionals, and professors impact these school environments by the way they structure their classrooms and interact with their pupils. Their important influence means they need our prayers daily! For Heather Kohnen, being a teacher isn’t just a job—she firmly believes God has uniquely called her and created her to be an educator. “As teachers, we truly work with the... Read more >>

Education Up Close

  “Remember your leaders who have spoken God’s word to you. As you carefully observe the outcome of their lives, imitate their faith.” Hebrews 13:7   The sphere of education reaches far beyond the walls of schools or the pages of textbooks and into the mental, emotional, and spiritual formation of a young person. Scripture calls this discipleship. In Acts, we see the believers together “All in one accord” and later we see Paul mentoring Timothy. Paul even instructs in the book of Timothy on how to structure discipleship, for older men to instruct younger men and older women to... Read more >>

Back to School, School of Prayer

“It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples." Luke 11:1 NAS This is such an exciting season for students, schools, and their families! I love seeing all the “First day of school” pictures posted on social media—not just to see how the people in the picture have grown or changed, but to prompt me to pray for them. You can let them know you love the picture by posting a heart, but you can... Read more >>

NDP Summit - You're Invited

  It’s that time of year again! We want to make sure our network of volunteer coordinators know about an opportunity to be encouraged and equipped to continue the good work of mobilizing unified public prayer for America: the National Summit is happening in person this September 9-12th, and we are inviting all prayer volunteers to join us in St. Louis for four days of prayer, training, fellowship, and mentorship with seasoned volunteer coordinators from around the country. If you have ever organized a National Day of Prayer observance at your church, in your neighborhood, community or city, this is... Read more >>

Show Me the Father from the Kendrick Brothers

  KENDRICK BROTHERS’ SHOW ME THE FATHER is the first documentary from our good friends the Kendrick Brothers, the creators of WAR ROOM, FIREPROOF, FACING THE GIANTS, and OVERCOMER. KENDRICK BROTHERS’ SHOW ME THE FATHER weaves four real-life fathering stories, providing an inspiring, hope-filled reminder of the importance of fathers in families and society. One of the stories told in KENDRICK BROTHERS’ SHOW ME THE FATHER shares the previously untold faith aspect of the incredible true story of football coaches Sherman Smith and Deland McCullough that was previously told by ESPN. The powerful role of a coach as a father figure is only the... Read more >>

From Prayer to Care

“Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away…so now faith, hope and love abide, these three: but the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:8 & 13  Love looks like something.   In a cultural climate that is wrought with spiritual oppression, broken spirits, politically charged tensions and socially immoral messages, the love of Christ to transcend trouble and transform hearts is of greatest need.  Love looks like Jesus.  While the natural response to these unignorable issues we encounter everyday would be to escape, God... Read more >>

NDP Synergy

How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up? Deuteronomy 32:30  Synergy is the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. When two or more people combine their efforts and strength, effectiveness is increased. Power is also multiplied! Prayer synergy occurs when two or more come together as one and agree in prayer. According to Deuteronomy 32:30, “One can chase a thousand, and two put ten... Read more >>