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Your prayers aligning with His faithfulness

By Dave Henning / March 18, 2021

“God’s faithfulness isn’t demonstrated by HIs activity aligning with your prayers.  It’s your prayers aligning with His faithfulness and His will where you become more and more assured of His activity.  Even if, maybe especially if, His activity and His answers don’t look like you thought they would.”- Lysa TerKeurst “You though you were being […]


Why our prayers matter

By Dave Henning / October 14, 2018

“God delights in hearing [your prayers] as well.  But why?  Why would our prayers matter?  We can’t even get the plumber to call us back, so why would God listen to our ideas.  Simple.  Your prayers matter to God because you matter to God.  You aren’t just anybody . . . you are his child.”- […]


God wants to intervene in your life

By Dave Henning / June 3, 2018

“Do you believe God wants to intervene in your life. . . ?  I know you probably believe he can do things like this, as in that it is theoretically possible.  I  . . . asked if you thought God does things like this.  Like actually intervenes in direct response to our prayers.”- Brian Jones […]


Until God becomes our only hope

By Dave Henning / October 12, 2017

“It is true that sometimes God doesn’t become our only hope until God becomes our only hope.”- Jared C. Wilson Jared Wilson concludes Chapter 9 of The Imperfect Disciple as he notes that grace goes all the way down to our deepest pain.  In fact, Pastor Wilson posits that we’ve all prayed “I just want […]


Often we thwart God’s interventions

By Dave Henning / August 5, 2017

“Oh, how often we thwart God’s interventions on our behalf by taking up our own cause or striking a blow in our own defense.  May God grant each of us this silent power and submissive spirit.”- A. B. Simpson, as quoted in Streams in the Desert “Submit yourselves, then, to God.  Resist the devil, and […]


That place where joy and faith collide

By Dave Henning / July 22, 2017

“The place of power, the sweet spot in our faith walk, is that place where joy and faith collide.”- Susie Larson Susie Larson concludes her Introduction to Your Powerful Prayers as she reminds us that our lifelines consist of the Word of God and our prayer life.  Thus, praying without reading the Word compares to […]


Lessons about unanswered prayers

By Dave Henning / January 26, 2016

In Chapter 6 (“You Can’t Never Always Sometimes Tell”) of The Circle Maker,  Mark Batterson discusses valuable lessons about unanswered prayers that he has learned.  The learning began when Pastor Batterson almost said no to a miracle. A married couple, new members of National Community Church, wanted to talk to Mark about church government.  Pastor […]

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