Category Archives: PRAYER WORKS

Hiccups Cured!

A special memory from my years doing jail ministry: One night at the juvenile facility, an incarcerated girl in my Bible study had the hiccups. I excused her to get a drink of water. Then she told me she’d had … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Leader

My favorite definition of a leader is this:  One who sees a need and does something about it. My friend Candace is not your typical leader. She is quiet and somewhat timid. But she recognized a need, was sensitive to … Continue reading

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Keep Praying! Let’s See What God Does!

That day there were only two of us working the Bible table at the beach.  Josh is a tall, muscular young man, with a deep love for Christ. We had just finished praying for a man who had asked for … Continue reading

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Christian Persecution

What is it exactly? Christian persecution is hostility experienced as a result of one’s identification as a follower of Jesus. Beatings, physical torture, isolation, rape, severe punishment, imprisonment, slavery, discrimination in education and employment, and even death are examples of … Continue reading

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Jesus Transforms Psychiatric Inmate

Remember Rosemary from the medical unit at the jail?  Her psychiatric symptoms diminished shortly after she surrendered her life to Jesus.  She was then transferred to a regular unit. During her first few weeks in jail she was concerned her … Continue reading

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First Time In Jail

I still remember my first time inside the jail. We were not permitted to bring a handbag, car keys or mobile phone. We were wanded and then led behind the locked steel doors—then more locked steel doors, and more locked … Continue reading

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Praying for the Persecuted Church

Four years ago some of us started a weekly prayer meeting to pray specifically for the persecuted Church and the world. In addition to our time of evening prayer, some of us make it a day for fasting–as we are … Continue reading

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Beach Fun

Sunday afternoon our team headed to the beach promenade to give away free books and Bibles. We were still unloading when people began arriving in groups! One man was carrying a large backpack of food and clothing to give to … Continue reading

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Bedtime Devotions with Kids

When our kids were small, we watched very little TV—and none in the evenings. By 7 PM the kids were fed, bathed and sitting in our bed waiting for story time and prayer. I would read children’s devotionals and Bible … Continue reading

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Praying on the Phone

Tonight I received the following joyful email from a long-time friend: “My coworker, Julie, is not a believer. Her sister, Mary Lou, has pancreatic cancer and it appears she does not have long to live. Understandably, Mary Lou is anxious … Continue reading

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