Articles Tagged 'Pray'

Give Your Fears to the Father

How remarkable that Jesus felt such fear. But how kind that he told us about it.

Max Lucado reminds us that Jesus made all sorts of faces as he lived life much as we do, and because he has been where we are, even in the darkest of times, we can turn to him and find grace to help us in our times of need.

JesuShaped Prayer

Prayer becomes a tuning fork that helps us sing the song of God's magnificence with both holy praise as well as genuine concern for the people in our world.

Phil Ware continues his series of thoughts on living as a disciple that is JesuShaped and focuses on how the Lord's Prayer tunes our hearts to living the JesuShaped life.

ToGather: Inviting Jesus to Come Alive in Us (May 30, 2021)

God bless us all as we seek to let the grace of Jesus shine through us and touch those around us.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware share a DIY worship plan with a message, songs, and other resources in YouTuube video format and including a communion devotional by Rubel Shelly.

ToGather: Time to Reclaim the Joy! (April 4, 2021)

Jesus is our source of joy because he lives and he's coming back to take us home with him.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to glorify God as we remember Jesus' triumph over sin, death, and hell through his resurrection from the dead.

ToGather: The Spirit Helps Us Pray (March 28, 2021)

Prayer can be an incredible blessing for us as God's children. However, prayer can also feel frustrating and bewildering to many who are trying to follow Jesus.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to glorify God as we remember that prayer is about relationship and Jesus has given us the Holy Spirit to help us know our hearts are heard.

Please, Help Me Learn to Pray

I feel like I am launching my prayers upward, as if I was shooting bbs toward heaven, only to have them hit a metal ceiling and fall at my feet, mocking me with their ineffectiveness!

Phil Ware provides a host of resources on prayer and how to grow our prayer lives.

To the Girl on the Elevator

I wish I could have hugged the girl on the elevator.

Teresa Bell Kindred shares an emotional story from her experience caring for her husband in his two-plus month battle with COVID-19 and invites us to pray God's blessing into the life of an unknown young wife whose husband is in ICU.

ToGather: God Longs to Be Gracious to You! (February 21, 2021)

God has given his people many great and precious promises over the centuries. We choose to celebrate several of those promises today!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in virtual, DIY worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us that God longs to be gracious to us if we wait in prayer for him to act.

ToGather: Every Time! (February 14, 2021)

God is full of goodness and mercy. He has faithfully poured his love upon us and now asks us to share this blessing with others.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us of the importance of affirming people we love through note-prayers of thanksgiving as we seek to be a blessing to other as Jesus h

Thank You!

Our prayer time with our brothers and sisters from around the world is just a foretaste of glory!

Phil Ware thanks all who participated in the prayer effort focused on #NewYearwithNewHope!

Bringing God's Grace through Love and Prayer

Prayer is a holy moment. We invite the eternal and divine grace of God to invade our hearts and change our lives and the lives of those we love.

Phil Ware shares Scriptures, stories, and ideas to help us prepare for the hour of worldwide unified prayer for our broken world, especially focused on love and prayer as a source of hope for our broken world.

With Arms Uplifted and On Our Knees

God is faithful to us through all the seasons of our lives. He isn't a fair-weather God.

Phil Ware invites us to share in prayer in all the seasons of life and especially know we have an all-season God who longs to hear our prayers, especially prayers for a change in our world's messes.

New Year with New Hope

Imagine if we all came together at the same time and prayed for God to intervene and help us overcome our world's problems!

Phil Ware explains the unified, simultaneous, hour of prayer on January 1 and December 31 as all the time zones gather together to pray.

Beyond Trite Slogans to Real Help

How can we say these things and really mean them when trying to help those who hurt?

Phil Ware writes about Romans 8:22-29, the bondage to decay that our world faces, our own troubles and hardships, and slogans that we often use and abuse to try to encourage people who are grieving, wounded, or hurt.

Lord, Teach Us to Pray: Abba Father

How do we combine both reverence and familiarity, respect and intimacy?

Phil Ware and Doug Peters remind us what it means to pray to God as our Abba Father and then give us some pratical ways that we can experience God as Abba in our prayer life.

Where's the Power?

What happened to the power that Jesus promised to us?

Phil Ware focuses on Jesus' promise to send the power of the Holy Spirit to empower the church and our need to seek and use that power!

ToGather: The Scandal and Grace of Jesus' Cross (June 14, 2020)

For us, the cross means everything because at the cross God meets us with overwhelming grace and love that know no limit.

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins lead us into worship in song and the Word to experience, proclaim and rejoice in the power of the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Sowing to the Spirit: Finding Power from on High

We can trust God's promises that the Spirit is at work in us!

Phil Ware reminds us that God wants us to know that we have the Holy Spirit present and at work with power in our lives!

ToGather: Valuing Women of Faith and Courage (May 10, 2020)

Happy Mother's Day! Today is Mother's Day in many part of the world, so let's celebrate women of faith and courage who have blessed our lives and empowered the work of God in our world.

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins invite us to worship God and celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit as we are transformed to be more like our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

ToGather: Waiting in Expectation (May 3, 2020)

We can approach each day with hope and expectation because of God's faithfulness.

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins invite us to worship God and celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit as we are transformed to be more like our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Living My MUSD #6: Shared Prayer through Forgiving Redemptively

Living My Mission Under Social Distancing

Phil Ware opens the New Testament and reminds of a great way to live out our mission while under social distancing, prayer because prayer has always been a virtual way of blessing others.

Living My MUSD #5: Shared Prayer through Interceding Personally

Even when confined to our houses and limited in our travels and frustrated with social distancing, we still have the incredible ability to pray for others.

Phil Ware opens the New Testament and reminds of a great way to live out our mission while under social distancing, prayer because prayer has always been a virtual way of blessing others.

Living My MUSD #4: Shared Prayer through Empowering Missionally

I get done only what I pray for!

Phil Ware shares some practical ideas on how to stay on mission even while practicing social distancing.

Living My MUSD #3: Shared Prayer through Communicating Purposefully

My prayers for others mean much more to them when they know what I have prayed for them!

Phil Ware shares some practical ideas on how to stay on mission even while practicing social distancing.

The Power of Affirmation

Luke's account of Jesus' baptism and the Father's response provides our focus for today: They remind us of how powerful loving affirmation can be!

ToGather.church for March 22, 2020