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Preparing For Thanksgiving

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, you may consider the brief seven-day Thanksgiving project that I outline on pp. 88-90 in my book Putting God Back in the Holidays. It includes such things as: Listing people whom God has used to bless your life—family, friends, neighbors, pastors, teachers, mechanics, hairstylists, insurance agents, etc. After you thank God for each one, ask yourself, “Have I ever thanked that person for how God has used them in my life?” On the next day take time to express to some of them how God has ministered to you through them. Also consider meditating on 1 Thessalonians 5:18 throughout one day. One final suggestion is to take one day to focus on thanking God for the circumstances, people, and events that have provided special difficulty in your life. This kind of thanksgiving will start out as...

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Prayer For Our Nation

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God Can Use Your Prayers

  In my book A Journey to Victorious Praying I write about an experience I had one November morning many years ago. It happened after I had spent several hours in prayer with a number of other believers in our community on a Saturday morning. It was one of several Saturday mornings that had been designated to bring together people in our community to cry out to God to revive His church and advance His cause of missions around the world. The prayer meetings were held about a mile from the apartment that I lived in at that time. At the conclusion of that very special time of prayer on that Saturday morning, I began the mile walk home back to my apartment. As I walked by a church, this thought came into my mind—“Would you like to have...

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