Pray It Forward

Tim Huizenga

Read: Colossians 4:2-6 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. (v. 2) This past Easter, Linda changed my prayer life. I participated in a campaign at church called #prayitforward. Each person was challenged to fill in this blank: “My heart’s desire is for ________ to encounter Jesus this Easter season.” Once a name was filled in, that card was dropped in a basket. Then, each person was asked to pull out a different card and pray for …

Powerful and Effective

Tim Huizenga

Read: James 5:13-18 The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (v. 16 NIV) People today are attracted to whatever is efficient and effective. New inventions aim to make a task or tool easier, faster, and more powerful and effective. Can our prayers be more powerful and effective? The Bible says yes! Effective prayer takes the focus off the person and directs the petition to the God who hears and answers. Powerful prayer has more to do with …