GoSpeak launches 3rd annual Prayer Writing Month

WINONA, Miss. (BNC) — The GoSpeak ministry launched its Prayer Writing Month today with the first prayer on the Believing Prayer website.

This year is the third event.

Prayers are published daily during the month on the Believing Prayer site. Members of the body of Christ are encouraged to write as well.

The idea came from American national events such as the National Novel Writing Month and National Poetry Writing Month.

The GoSpeak site provided a list of seven suggestions on how to participate.

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

‘One thousand documented prayers answered’

(BNC) — Robin White shared a story about missionary Joe Cannon in Papua New Guinea. It came from Rick Niland who worked with Joe.

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The most notable recollection I have of Joe was his little prayer book. It looked something like a check record book. In it he wrote down a topic to pray for and later a date on which it was answered. Continue reading “‘One thousand documented prayers answered’”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

This is why I love my job

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Kristy Woodall

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BNC) by Kristy Woodall — A policeman was posted outside his door. This angry young man in the emergency room would soon be having surgery for two gunshot wounds. Due to circumstances, his family was not allowed to be with him.

He was frustrated and wanted to be heard. I listened and sympathized and could see the anger for what it was—fear. He was alone before surgery and afraid. I asked if prayer would offend him. The chip on his shoulder fell off as he thanked me.

Hours later, after surgery, I was called once again to draw his blood. As I entered, he smiled. Before I left, he thanked me through tears and told me that God answered my prayer.

My heart swelled for this young man whose life seems to be on a fast track to destruction. His own choices probably put him in the hospital.

Simple sincere compassion and a redirect to Christ could possibly, just maybe, point him in the right direction. I was given the opportunity to make a small difference in his life today.

THIS is why I love my job.

Kristy currently lives in Albuquerque, NM where her husband preaches with the Northeast church of Christ.

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Not prepared to teach? God answers prayer same day

DENTON, Tex. (BNC) by Cheri Deaver — God’s astounding power never fails. With Bibles open before us, and my crude illustrations of the beauty of Romans 6:3-5, we had come down to our fourth study together. Continue reading “Not prepared to teach? God answers prayer same day”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Church calls for joint prayer for U.S. Sep 16: ‘Christians must stand united’

SPARTA, Tenn. (BNC) — The West Sparta congregation has invited all Tennessee churches to participate in a special prayer for the U.S., Wednesday evening, Sept. 16. Continue reading “Church calls for joint prayer for U.S. Sep 16: ‘Christians must stand united’”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

‘Pray for us too:’ Few churches organize prayer for missions

(BNC) — If the work of the church is the global proclamation of the gospel, and if the power for its mission is in the Word and prayer, congregations must make an intentional effort in its intercessions for the spread of the Good News. Continue reading “‘Pray for us too:’ Few churches organize prayer for missions”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Forthright Press hosts month of daily prayers

WINONA, Miss. (BNC) — Today kicked off a month-long joint effort to write and publish daily prayers on the Internet, called NaPraWriMo, or National Prayer Writing Month. Continue reading “Forthright Press hosts month of daily prayers”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Christian men in Texas pray for, and receive, rain

BakerHeightsABILENE, Tex. (BNc) — After weeks of promoting the event, Christian men from the Baker Heights congregation drove out to a lake in Breckenridge to pray for rain last Saturday.

Preacher Wes McAdams shared the results of that moment of prayer together in the church bulletin, published today on the Internet.

The men’s group “sat around in lawn chairs, near a very low lake, last Saturday morning,” Wes wrote. “People driving by on the highway may have wondered, ‘What are those guys doing down there?’ We weren’t fishing or boating, and although we had some delicious food, eating wasn’t the real reason we were there. We drove to Breckenridge early that Saturday morning to pray for some much needed rain.”

“It was extremely encouraging to sit with brethren and discuss prayer, providence, and the power of God. But the most encouraging part of our trip to Hubbard Creek Reservoir was the fact that it was sprinkling rain the entire time!” he said.

“Since then, the Lord has sent several more inches of rain to our dry and thirsty land. To God be the glory!” he wrote.

Wes ended his article with a spiritual application.

“Sometimes our lives, like our land, can experience periods of drought. There is a devotional song that expresses this idea well, with the words, ‘My eyes are dry. My faith is old. My heart is hard. My prayers are cold.’ Have you ever felt this way? Are you currently in the midst of a spiritual drought?”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Flavil Nichols, man of prayer

Flavil Nichols

by Lee Milam

In churches of Christ, there are few names more synonymous with our southern heritage than the great evangelist Gus Nichols. This classic photo of Gus’s son, Flavil Nichols, is powerful. Flavil is in his 90s now, but is still a treasure to all who have known him. Continue reading “Flavil Nichols, man of prayer”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Military chaplain offers prayer seminar “Call for Fire”

Prayer seminar(BNc) — Military chaplain Michael Waymon Summers has announced a seminar entitled “Call for Fire: Learning to Pray from the Prayers in the Bible.”

Lesson titles include “When You Wish God Would Choose a Different Course of Action,” “When the Early Church Called for Fire,” and “Prayer When Facing Death.”

Michael, a military chaplain with the Georgia National Guard, will schedule events after the beginning of November this year.

“Call for Fire” improves one’s prayer life by studying prayers recorded in the Bible.

When Michael was preaching at a church in Maryland in the 1980’s, he began studying the prayers in the Bible. Continue reading “Military chaplain offers prayer seminar “Call for Fire””

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Pray for Christians in difficult places

WORLD, Someplace (BNc) — Much is being done to the glory of God that cannot be reported.

We regularly receive information about wonderful examples of dedication and the spread of the gospel in places where it is illegal to be a Christian or where there is persecution. Continue reading “Pray for Christians in difficult places”

Roy Davison devotes himself to the gospel in Belgium, as well as being a part-time translator. He is the creator of the Old Paths websites (http://oldpaths.com).