The Prayer of Surrender

I was listening to a couple of my grandchildren as a heated argument broke out. One of the mama’s instructed, “You need to say you’re sorry and will you forgive me!” What followed was fits of tears and the honest raw confession, “I don’t like to say I’m sorry! I don’t want to!” Ah, surrender…

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3 Prayers to Pray for Those You Love

I have a prayer journal that I keep for each of my grandkids. After all, I have 14 grandchildren and my prayers for each of them were too many to fit all in one journal! I often borrow prayers from the New Testament book of Ephesians when I am praying for both my kids and…

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The Importance of Interceding for the Global Church

This past week, our hearts have been broken as we’ve watched the news and all that’s going on in Afghanistan. The terrorist attack by the airport gate resulting in US military dying and many others who were trying to flee the country brought deep sorrow to our hearts.  As I have been processing my own…

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What Will it Take for Revival to Come?

Lately, I’ve been studying some of the great revivals. The Hebridean revival took place in the tiny village of Barvas, Scotland between 1949-1953. The revival began with two elderly sisters. One was eighty-two and crippled with arthritis, and the other was eighty-four but completely blind. One night as they sat by a fire, they began…

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