Prayer for Proclamation

In Ephesians 6:18-20 Paul closes his commands to stand firm and to put on the armor of God with a call to prayer.  Much of what Paul includes in this call to prayer is surprising.  It is causing me to rethink some of my ideas about prayer, especially as it relates to ministry. We, first, […]
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I’ve Got Your Back!

“I’ll pray for you!”  I sometimes make this promise more to assure a person of my concern than actually to pray.  Sometimes I forget in my busyness or sometimes I just forget.  I do not want to pretend to be a prayer warrior when I am not.  I do not think I am alone in […]
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The Spiritual Battle and Prayer

To prepare for Village Missions’ celebration of sixty years at staff conferences, Lisa West has been digging through the archives.  She found the first issue of a publication called “Village Missionary,” the forerunner, I believe, of what became Tempo Magazine and now is Country Matters.  This first issue was dated January 1956, only eight years […]
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