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Pope Francis Urges Faithful to Pray for Philippines

Pope Francis Urges Faithful to Pray for Philippines

Pope Francis addressed a large gathering during Sunday’s mass in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square and urged the faithful to pray for victims of the recent natural disasters in the Philippines.

Caught in a Storm in the Bermuda Triangle

Caught in a Storm  in the Bermuda Triangle

After several days, our ship was caught in a storm near the Sargasso Sea, at the center of the infamous Bermuda Triangle. The stormy turbulence churned up the floating mats of an alga called sargassum, which then got tangled around our ship’s propellers.

How to Replace Negativity with Positiveness

How to Replace Negativity with Positiveness

I once talked with a woman who said she tried very hard to think only positive thoughts, but she was never able to keep it up for long. Even when she managed to appear optimistic, inwardly she was often in turmoil. Her self-help approach to positive thinking excluded God, so when things went wrong, she didn’t have anything solid to hold on to.

Christian Minister in Serbia miraculously freed after prayer

Christian Minister in Serbia miraculously freed after prayer

“I was sleeping on my bed in the cell, when they woke me up. ‘Sasko, you’re going home.’” Sasko Bogeski had just told the Lord, “I give up. There is nothing I can do.” And then he went to sleep in his cell. And God answered his prayers, and the prayers of thousands around the world.

Prayer – Our Lifeline with God

Prayer – Our Lifeline with God

As a boy, I listened to a dramatic story about a young paratrooper in the U.S. Army, named Keith, who depended on his faith and connection with the Lord to bring him through many perils. So strong was his faith in the Lord’s protection that he refused to even carry a gun, despite the protests of his friends and superiors.

Life is Supposed to be a Challenge

Life is Supposed to be a Challenge

Adversity often has a way of catapulting us into situations and encounters with people that we would never have otherwise had the opportunity to meet. Sometimes the Lord opens doors through seemingly negative situations that would not have opened otherwise. If we stay attuned to the Lord and follow His plan, usually we eventually see the opportunities the Lord brought our way through the challenges.

Update: Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin May 2013

Update: Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin May 2013

Please pray for Religous Liberty in the countries below. Let us prevail in prayer for the persecuted church. ‘O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come.’ (Psalm 65:2 ESV) May men, women and children everywhere bring their prayers to the Lord, for only he can ‘still . . . the tumult of the peoples’ (v7). ‘All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you.’ (Psalm 22:27 ESV) Lord, hasten the day!

Prayer for Loved Ones Changes Things

Prayer for Loved Ones Changes Things

Close friends and romantic partners who pray for each other’s well-being can lead to stronger relationships of cooperation and forgiveness, a study by researchers at Brigham Young University and three other schools found.

Passing the Tests of Life

Passing the Tests of Life

Life is often likened to going to school, and that’s a good analogy. God allows all sorts of things in our lives to test us, to see how we’ll react to them, to teach us lessons, and to help us grow spiritually. He’s hoping, of course, that we’ll apply ourselves, take the lessons to heart and learn from them.

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