The Written Prayer

While living overseas, I regularly received letters from my mentor Bobbie Trull, who would often end her letters by writing out her prayer for me. I knew from experience that Bobbie’s intercession always had power. So, I often kept this portion before me, praying her words as my own. Each precious prayer had one thing in common: the Word of …

Stimulating Spiritual Hunger 2

In the early 70s, I first heard about the concept of praying God’s Word. As a teenager, I didn’t know how to navigate the large, mysterious book called the Bible, so I purchased my first “Jesus Person Pocket Promise Book” for help. Seemed that small topical segments would be inevitably easier to pray than searching for references in the concordance …

Critical Breakthrough

Why do breakthroughs in prayer surprise me?   I’d prayed over this request specifically for over two years, but God’s affirmative answer still shocked me. Maybe desperation holds more sway with God than I realized. In the course of this journey, I learned three powerful lessons regarding desperate prayer that will forever shape my critical intercession.   1) Just because …

Pre-Packaged Religion

  “Processed food is chemically altered by breaking down natural nutrients, then refortifying with synthetic vitamins. Every food item becomes exactly the same.”   Although the statement addressed our society’s current eating habits, the truth reached far deeper in my soul than food. I began to ponder:   If processed food is harmful for my body, what do processed Bible …

A Vision and an Interpretation

  It was one of those thought-provoking dreams.   On a road stood a simple, covered tunnel.   A pin-point of light beckoned me from the far end of the passageway. I realized that in order to experience the light-filled scenery on the other side, I had to go through this channel.   Yet, I stood on the outside deliberating. Something about …