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How are pastors handling ungathered worship?

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Pastors are used to thinking on their feet. Sermon prep is set aside when a beloved church member is injured and taken to the hospital. A carefully written prayer is discarded when ...

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Christians showing up to pray in hospital parking lots

In I Timothy 2:8 we are commanded to lift up holy hands in prayer. Across the nation, that’s exactly what is happening as Christians pray in the parking lot of countless hospitals. ...

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Pandemic causing outbreak of prayer

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More than half (55 percent) of American adults say they have prayed for an end to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new prayer survey by the Pew Research Center. Large majorities ...

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Christians around world asked to join in prayer Sunday

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Global prayer ministry leaders and church networks have called for worldwide prayer Sunday, March 22, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has affected millions of people around the world ...

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New prayer app on YouVersion Bible gets kudos

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The popular YouVersion Bible app has expanded to include a prayer application, and more than one million people were added during the first week alone. “We’re blown away by the response we’ve ...

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Today is National Day of Prayer for coronavirus crisis

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Today, Americans from all regions, of all races, and every political persuasion will join together for prayer over the growing threat of coronavirus. President Donald Trump declared Sunday a National Day of ...

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In times of crisis, your neighborhood is the mission field

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Sometimes, emergencies and times of crisis present service and mission opportunities that might not exist in normal circumstances.  Many people tend to be more open to spiritual matters during troubling times like ...

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Lent and the spiritual benefits of nature walks

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What do nature walks have to do with Lent? Each year during Lent we try to imitate Jesus’ time of fasting and prayer by making various sacrifices, denying ourselves our favorite foods ...

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Ashcroft to headline pro-life rally in Jefferson City Tuesday

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Former US Attorney General John Ashcroft will be the featured speaker at Missouri’s primary Pro-life event on Tuesday. Missourians are expected to show up in large numbers on Tuesday, March 10 for ...

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Prayer guide for coronavirus

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Vice President Mike Pence was criticized this week for offering a prayer during a meeting on the coronavirus. Democrats, Hollywood actors and media outlets blasted the effort as “anti-science.”  But the comments ...

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New heavyweight champ Tyson Fury credits God in everything

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Tyson Fury, the new WBC heavyweight boxing champion, is giving credit to God. “First and foremost, I want to say thank you to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” Fury said after ...

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Democrat legislators in Virginia walk out on black pastor’s prayer

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Praying about abortion and traditional marriage didn’t sit well with Democrat members of the Virginia House of Delegates this week. Democrats, who won control of the legislature last November, walked off the ...

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When time runs out; Kobe Bryant 1978-2020

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Sunday, Jan. 26, players from the Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs allowed their first 24-seconds of possession at the start of their game to run out in honor of No. 24, ...

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President Trump speaks at National Prayer Breakfast

TRUMP BREAKFAST

President Donald Trump has had an eventful week, both delivering the state of the union address and then being acquitted of all Democrat impeachment charges. On Thursday, he took time to speak ...

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Coronavirus situation ‘critical,’ Chinese pastor reveals in letter to world

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As countries around the world issue travel bans on passengers coming from China, a pastor living in the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus outbreak has written a  letter to the world. He’s ...

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The offer of a new life to begin a new year

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The new year is an opportunity for a new start.  I once heard about a leader that regularly took a block of time in December to engage in planning and goal setting ...

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Local pastor calls on one million people to pray and fast the first month of the “Roaring Twenties”

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Local pastor Malachi O’Brien is calling upon one million people to fast and pray for an awakening each year of this decade as part of the Roaring Twenties fast. “I just began ...

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The profound loneliness of Christmas

Christmas loneliness

If you are blessed with a generally happy Christmas, treasure it enough to share it with someone who might not be. Consider this my public-service announcement, one for all the grinches, the ...

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Blue Christmas Services to be held for those experiencing loss

It may be a “Blue Christmas” for many of those who have experienced loss in their lives or who are needing support during the holidays. Blue Christmas, a service of hope and ...

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Nikki Haley: God has brought ‘lessons’ and ‘change’ through Trump’s presidency; Rick Perry agrees

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that God is using Donald Trump’s presidency to create “change” and to help teach the country “lessons.” CBN News chief political analyst David ...

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Two prayers George taught us in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

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What can the prayers of George Bailey teach us? The movie classic It’s a Wonderful Life has been a meaningful part of the American Christmas tradition for decades. Aired on primetime television ...

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Bible stories – What happens when we refuse to thank God?

The Bible is my favorite book.  I love to read it and hear it read.  It is filled with compelling stories.  One in particular is about a man who had been born ...

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Dolly Parton: My life purpose is to ‘do something for God’

Dolly Parton can still remember the moment she discovered her God-given purpose. During a sit-down interview with Christian media outlets last month, the country music legend and cultural icon recalled how, as ...

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Leading pastors join Open Doors in prayer for persecuted church

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Open Doors ministry has launched a major prayer campaign for the persecuted church featuring more than 20 of America’s most influential pastors, teachers and ministry leaders. Each leader appears on video offering ...

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Harriet Tubman embraced faith, not fear, to free slaves

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Harriet Tubman is remembered for her role in establishing the Underground Railroad and helping slaves find freedom. What is less well known is how she was motivated by her strong faith. That ...

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