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17Sep2017
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Staggering Statistics

For those who "enjoy" statistics, this one should boggle your mind: They say it takes 10,000 hours to perfect a skill. The average prayer time a child spends in prayer on a non-church day is two minutes. At 10,000 hours (600,000 min), that would take 300,000 days, or 42857+ weeks, or 824 years. We need a prayer life, not prayer moments. Our kids need prayer modeled at home, and training

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09Sep2017
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Equipping Prayer in Children [EPIC]

The following prayer resources were developed for Ladies of Prayer International to equip mothers, grandmothers, and teachers in training children to pray. They are available for you to use in your own home or church.   DOWNLOADS: EPIC September 2017: Bringing God to School EPIC August 2017: Engaged in the Harvest EPIC July 2017: Blessing Our Nation EPIC June 2017: Revive Me, Revive

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09Sep2017
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Wants and Needs

Young kids are generally ego-centric by nature. When you ask them what they need, they may come up with answers such as toys, new shoes, a new dress, a puppy, and so on. Though these things are not bad, they do not need to be the only thing we have our children pray for. Children need to understand the difference between what truly is a need, and what is simply a desire.

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06Sep2017
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The Exclamation Points of Prayer

“No, I don’t want to.” “Do I have to?” “I hate it.” “I’m too tired.” “It’s boring.” Versus… “Whoa!” “Awesome!” “Amazing!” “Cool!” “No way!” If we were to choose to between someone saying the first phrases about us over the latter, I assume most of us would choose the latter. Wide eyes and exclamation points

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07Oct2014
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Getting Emotional with God

Let's face it... humans are emotional creatures! In the course of one day we can experience a mirade of emotions, from one end of the spectrum to the other. One minute we can be happy and the next sad. Some of us experience more emotions than others, but regardless of how much we show emotion, we all have emotion.  God created us in His image; He is an emotional God. Often our prayer time is full of intercession, requests, and words of worship, as is fitting. But how often do we share the emotional side of our humanity? Scripture teaches us that God wants us all of us, not just a part. This means that He also wants us to share our ideas, our feelings, our interests, and even our emotions. (more…)

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