Pray Continually

On a trip across the Atlantic, Dwight L. Moody had an opportunity to help the crew and other volunteers put out a fire in the hold of the ship. A friend said to Moody as they stood in the bucket line, “Let’s go up to the other end of the ship and pray.” Moody, a commonsense evangelist, said, “No, sir, …

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Promises of God

In 1979 Verna Bowman of Telford, Pennsylvania, gave birth to her fourth child, Geoff, and quickly learned from doctors the frightening news; the baby had defective kidneys. Writing in Guideposts, she tells that doctors ordered the child rushed to a children’s hospital in Philadephia, where he would receive kidney dialysis. Still hospitalized herself, Verna prayed and prayed for her son, …

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Joy

In Discipleship Journal Paul Thigpen writes: I remember coming home one afternoon to discover that the kitchen I had worked so hard to clean only a few hours before was now a terrible wreck. My young daughter had obviously been busy “cooking,” and the ingredients were scattered, along with dirty bowls and utensils, across the counters and floor. I was …

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Prayer Can Be Costly

A pastor once challenged some of the young people in his congregations to spend fifteen minutes every day praying for foreign missions. But he warned them, “Beware how you pray, for I warn you, this is a very costly experiment.” “Costly?” one of the youth asked in surprise. “Yes, costly,” he replied. “When Carey began to pray for the conversion …

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Chariot of Fire

Leaving his young son in boarding school in Great Britain was the hardest thing Rev. James Dunlop Liddell, Scottish missionary to China, had ever done. But Eric thrived like a hare in the highlands. He studied hard. He loved sports, particularly rugby. He joined a Bible study, attended church regularly, and became a member of the Crusader Christian Union. He …

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The Missing Man Table

The Missing Man Table, also known as the Fallen Comrade Table, is a semi-official place of honor in dining facilities of the US armed forces in memory of fallen, missing in action, or prisoner of war military service-members. Today we use this table to represent our fallen service men and women this Memorial Day. On this day we remember, but …

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Toy Soldier Poem

Remember the fallen Remember the lost Remember the families Who paid the cost Remember those serving Today as we speak They are the strong, the brave, Never the weak Please take a soldier With you as you go Place him in a place You will see and know So that you will be reminded To pray for all who will …

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