If two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven (Matthew 18:19).
I am fascinated by bottlenose dolphins. These magnificent creatures can reason, solve problems, think abstractly, and even recognize themselves in a mirror! They’re lightening-fast and fiercely powerful. Stories abound of dolphins protecting humans against sharks, repelling them with high-speed, battering ram-like blows. My dad, a World War II submarine veteran, tells of long, hot tours in the South Pacific. The sailors hoped to see dolphins so they could dive off the sub for a refreshing swim–sure to be safe from sharks. Sharks steer clear of dolphins for another reason. They’re outnumbered. Dolphins find strength by sticking together in groups or “pods.” So what do dolphins have to do with prayer? Like dolphins, our fellow believers can help us gain strength in prayer and defeat our spiritual enemies. Continue reading
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Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2
Triggered! It’s what happens when I’m interrupted with a sudden reminder to pray for someone. I have prayer triggers which nudge me to pray for friends and family members throughout my busy days. Prayer triggers take my prayer life “out of the closet” and into the world.
A prayer trigger is simply an object that is somehow attached in my mind to the person for whom I am praying.
For example, I adopted the symbol of “bunnies” as my prayer trigger when I was going through a long battle with infertility. Friends would not only pray for me when they saw bunnies, but they (smile!) began to send all kinds of bunnies to encourage me before we had kids….and then to celebrate after we had our three children. Continue reading
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