Following Jesus out of bias and into the Heights

In August of 2013, as a part of the initial Leading in These Times with Pastor Francis Anfuso, I was asked to join Pastor Joy Johnson and Pastor Scott Hagan on the racial reconciliation issue.  My specific role was intercession.  It sounded huge, but I actually had no idea of the width, height, breadth and…

Personal Breakthrough

As an intercessor we find ourselves contending for others and at times we overlook the needs of our inner man. Thankfully our heavenly father directs us using circumstances, people and often our loved ones to deal with past painful experiences of unconfessed sins. God as our loving Father refuses to let us go forward until…

Living Water Flows

“Living Water Flows” Suddenly my wrestling ceased.  Only moments before I had questioned, “Why go to Staten Island?  Why not just minister in South Sacramento?”  But God’s answer “Living Water Flows” went so deep that it uprooted the doubts and questions, and replaced them with love, joy, peace and excitement! What does “Living Water Flows”…

Unity with Purpose by Dan Axtell

Unity with a Purpose What would you ask for if you could have just one prayer? Before Jesus took the cross, He stopped and prayed a long, heart-felt prayer. Most if it was an appeal to the Father for protection over His followers in their time of need. Then, in John 17:20-21, Jesus said, “I pray…

Prayer Journeys

Sometimes God calls an intercessor to go “on location” to pray.  It may be an extended prayer walk or driving/flying to another location with the purpose of praying on site.  Sometimes God gives specific direction on how and what to pray up front.  Other times, its a process of hearing Him along the way. I’ve…

Hydrate – Prayer for Overseas Missionaries

I was intrigued recently to learn of a group who have developed a model for praying and connecting with overseas missionaries through technology – called Hydrate.  Their mission is to bring that “cup of cold water” to those who are working in “dry” spiritual lands, to keep them “hydrated” as they work. They offer monthly…

Prayer for Wisdom

I recently read a great book called “Seven Secrets to Power Praying” by Jane Glenchur that I highly recommend and will be including over the next week some of the prayers and declarations found in her book. This week’s is praying for wisdom – I’m sure a topic all of us can use! Too often…

Prayers at Passover

Many Christians don’t understand the significance and blessing of the Passover, but view it as a relic meant just for Jews.  However, Christians celebrated Passover hundreds of years after Christ death and resurrection.  It wasn’t until Constantine began separating Jews and Christians that “Easter” was created and demands that Christians stop entering into Passover.  What…

LISTENING PRAYER BY ADENA HODGES

For many of us, prayer tends to be a one-sided monologue, pouring out our thoughts, needs and praises.  But God is eager to speak to us!  I love this verse from Isaiah 50:4 “…He awakens me morning by morning; He awakens my ear to hear as the learned.”  I want to wake up each morning…

PRAYING FOR YOUR SPOUSE BY ADENA HODGES

A few years ago, I picked up the book “The Power of a Praying Wife” by Stormie Omartian and found it to be a great blessing in my life and in my marriage.  Practical wisdom and 30 prayers to pray give a way to daily offer your spouse to the Lord.  (There is also “The…