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PRAYERS TO INFLUENCE FAMILY PEACE Carolyn "Jo" Gower Turn to God’s Word for peace. When in need of peace, recharging and rest you can call out to God—and meditate on his Word….



1. God, I’m hurt, my family is hurting today, Give us rest today.  “Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28 (GNT)
2. God, Give me patience today. “May you be made strong with all the strength which comes from his glorious power, so that you may be able to endure everything with patience.  And with joy give thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to have your share of what God has reserved for his people in the kingdom of light.”– Colossians1:11-12(GNT)
3. God, I’m disappointed in my family, they’re disappointed in me. Father, fill us with your Holy Spirit that we may forgive each other and bring glory to You Lord. Help us to forgive each other today. 
“Instead, be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has fo…

DON'T GIVE UP...

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Always pray and don't give up - Jesus (Luke 18:1) After the Disciples ask Jesus to teach them to pray, he gives them the model prayer; I refer to it as an outline. That may sound to simple, but it's not. This prayer is only the beginning of learning how to talk with our Holy Father. (Luke 11). In the same chapter, Jesus teaches them about praying with boldness.  
             "because of your shameless persistence he will surely get up and give you as much as you need."Luke 11:8 This doesn't mean badgering God, it means pray consistently and the answer will come. 

It's only when we put ourselves in a position that makes us totally dependent on God, that He gets all the glory! (Matt. 19:21-26) He won't answer if we don't ask. (James 4:2, Luke 11:9-10).


"I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how manywill he find on earth who have faith?" - Jesus, (Luke 18:8)
Will we be among the faith filled followers of …
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PRAYER-WALK…PRAYER-TALK…

Carolyn Jo Gower

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” Martin Luther (1483 – 1546)



A preacher told his personal experience while prayer walking. He was in his office studying for his next sermon; discouraged about the lack of evangelism going on, he began to pray, asking God for help. In that time of prayer, he had a strong impression that he should go outside to walk the neighborhood with the purpose of praying for them. He went to a few neighbors, prayed for them, but the next door he knocked, an elderly lady answered the door and said “Oh my, you are an answer to my prayers; I’ve asked God to send someone to teach me what I need to do to be saved”. You can guess the rest of the story, yes she obeyed Jesus!  The posture of our praying, whether it is prayer walking, or sitting at your desk, isn’t what it’s all about; it’s more about our conversation with God and our willingness to listen to God’s leading and fo…
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Prayer Guide
for  Families   "Special" Weapons Required…  “The weapons we fight withare not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine powerto demolish strongholds.We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,and we take captive every thought to make it obedientto Christ...”  2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (NIV)

Carolyn Jo Gower
Philippians 4:6-7 is a great place to start in praying for your family “"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” As the leader of your wife and children, here are a few principles that’ll encourage you and your family:
Praying is about Acknowledging God; allowing Him into our lives, both generally and specifically.
There are atheists and Christians alike who believe they can handle life without God. Prayerlessness is a boast against God. A day without prayer is a day of praising yourself rather than God; wh…
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Prayer Guide  for  Dads     

Carolyn Jo Gower Philippians 4:6-7 is a great place to start in praying for your family.  “Do not be anxious about anything,but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”   As the leader of your wife and children, after you’ve learned and lived these principles you’ll be ready to share them with your family:
Praying is about Acknowledging God; allowing Him into our lives, both generally and specifically.
There are atheists and Christians alike who believe they can handle life without God. Prayerlessness is a boast against God. A day without prayer is a day of praising yourself rather than God; what you’re saying is I can do this without You. I can do my relationships without you, my finances, my job without you and in essence I can live this life successfully without you, God.  The Lord is not going to force his way into our lives because a forced relationship is of no value. Remember in the Garden of Eden, Adam…

why do our best prayers sometimes fail?

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WHY DO OUR BEST PRAYERS SOMETIMES FAIL?by Keith roberts Posted on July 20, 2015 at  https://whygodwaits.wordpress.com/ Back in mid-twentieth century, a psychologist named Klopfer made an amazing discovery. It came while dealing with one of his patients, a man named Wright. Cancer had eaten up Mr. Wright, causing tumors the size of oranges throughout his body. He lay in the hospital, dying. Nothing could be done, except to make him as comfortable as possible. But Mr. Wright’s hope flared a little when he heard of a new cancer drug called Krebiozen. He asked his doctors about it, but they wanted to reserve the experimental drug for patients who hadn’t progressed as far as Mr. Wright; they wanted to use it on those who would live longer. But Wright insisted, begging his doctor until he gave one injection on a Friday, expecting him to die over the weekend. Not only did Mr. Wright live through the weekend, but his doctors found him on Monday morning happily walking the halls and visiting wi…
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Prayer Starters 
Missionaries - Praying for God to bless them and all of us with:
Fresh and clear thinking Underpinning prayer for ministryIn-depth Bible teachingGuidance in how to present the GospelDeliverance from the temptation to prideWisdom in relationships with other missionariesStrength to overcome temptations brought on by lonelinessA saving sense of humor