Joining Jesus in Prayer

The Bible is chock-full of examples of Jesus praying with a fervent heart, connecting with His Heavenly Father. Jesus innately understood that if He was going to fulfill His purpose in the earth, He needed to commune with His Father continually. Leonard Ravenhill, the English Christian evangelist who used to spend up to eight hours […]

BOLDNESS IN PRAYER

Prayer begins when we approach Him with boldness—reflecting the fact that we feel welcome to approach Him. This frank approach does not imply irreverence toward God, however. Because we are in relationship with God, we have the right to make a logical assumption that God already knows us and we already know Him. Soformality and […]

NOW WHAT?

What happens after an encounter like Prayerfest? By Ryan E. Faison On Friday, July 27, 2018, thousands gathered live at our Christ Church campus in Rockaway, NJ and via our Livestream to experience Prayerfest. During the course of the all-day festival of prayer and worship, many in attendance confessed and repented of sin, forgave others, received […]

How to Intercede in Prayer

“Ain’t nobody praying for me. Who praying for me? Ain’t nobody praying.” These are the words of hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar on his song “FEEL.” His words echo the sentiment of many, wondering who is praying for them. Who is bringing their needs before the God of the universe who has the power to answer […]

Praying for the salvation of our loved ones

I urge, then, first of all that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people…this is good and pleases God our Savior who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.                                                                                       1 Timothy 2:1, 3, 4 The Bible speaks of many ways to please God, one […]

Making a Difference

Prayerfest 2018 Some years ago, scholar Forest Witcraft wrote a special poem called “Within My Power” that most people hear at major milestone events such as graduations or retirements. It is a lengthy poem, but the general message is captured in this excerpt: “A hundred years from now, it will not matter what was in […]

A Woman of Radical Prayer

In 1926, a young woman named Elizabeth Dabney and her husband, E.H. Dabney, were asked by their pastor to move to Philadelphia. Their assignment was to assist a budding preacher, O. T. Jones, as he began his ministry, there. The Dabney’s were a godly, servant-hearted couple and complied with the request. After working with Jones […]

The Powerful Habit Of Prayer

The desire and discipline of a prayer lifestyle By: Ryan E. Faison In the Gospel of Matthew 6:5-8, Jesus (aka the Greatest Intercessor) shared this truth: “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly […]

Praying For Those In Authority

Here is an article from guest speaker Eugene Cho having a conversation about prayer from former President Barack Obama. A conversation about prayer with President Barack Obama. Unless it’s Justin Bieber I don’t get star-struck, but I have to admit, it was pretty cool to meet President Barack Obama earlier this month. During his visit to […]