The Power of Your Prayers

For years, I marveled at the prayer lives of my spiritual heroes—men and women who sought God through intentional, purposeful devotion and conversation. Their hunger for the Presence of God was undeniable. Their obedience in following the will of God was irrefutable. Their heart to shape generations for God was worthy of emulating. Yet, most […]

Stand Firm!

Reader’s Note: As we enter a new year and new decade, the power of prayer is necessary to see every promise of God come to pass. Lead and Founding Pastor of Christ Church and Prayerfest visionary, Dr. David Ireland, shares these words of encouragement from his book, “The Kneeling Warrior.” Becoming a kneeling warrior means […]

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? 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 an impartation of God’s […]

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 People Grow and Impact Society!

Prayer is one of the key factors that will determine an individual’s spiritual maturity over time. Prayer also has the power to shape our families, churches, and society as a whole. One of the easiest ways to define prayer is to say this: Prayer is talking to God and asking Him to do His will […]

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

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 my bank […]

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 […]