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Staying connected to God is a challenge amid the daily flurry, but it is vital for our own souls and the vitality of the church.

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Leading in Prayer

Leading in Prayer

Max Lucado talks about how good prayers shake the heavens and shape community.
The Prayer-Centered Church

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What it takes to lead a prayerful community.
Do You Ever Refuse a Prayer Request?

Do You Ever Refuse a Prayer Request?Subscriber Access Only

Sometimes people's wishes run counter to God's painful path of transformation.
God's Triple Team

God's Triple Team

The Trinity isn't a technicality but the central relationship of the Christian faith.
How to Pray When You're Pissed at God

How to Pray When You're Pissed at God

Why are we so uncomfortable with hurting, angry prayers?
Prayer Requests

Prayer Requests

You Gotta Be There

You Gotta Be There

What Special Forces chaplains have learned about the ministry of presence.
The Foe in the Foyer

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A visitor to our church had an unwanted guest
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Our editors have compiled our best on Prayer topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

Leave Room For God

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Ed Dobson shares how he and his church responded when he was diagnosed with a terminal disease and how it taught them to depend on God.
How I Prepare Myself for Worship

How I Prepare Myself for WorshipSubscriber Access Only

Different froms of private prayer can make a difference in public worship.
In this classic article, Jack Hayford outlines why prayer is the most important part of a pastor's preparation for worship.
Leading a Church in Prayer ...

Leading a Church in Prayer ...Subscriber Access Only

... deserves thoughtful preparation.
Twelve tips for leading prayer during a service.
Vectoring Prayer

Vectoring PrayerSubscriber Access Only

Good conversation with God isn't just a series of monologues.
In our western culture, corporate congregational prayer is hardly emphasized. In overlooking this practice, our churches miss an opportunity to establish congregational unity and to fully experience God's promises.
Fighting the Good Fight

Fighting the Good Fight

What does the Bible mean by "spiritual warfare"?
John Ortberg writes a compelling overview of the difficult topic of spiritual warfare. His take on the topic is nuanced and wise, accounting for both the reality of evil within us and the kind that comes from the evil one.
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Changing Notions of Community

Changing Notions of Community

Guiding church in a time of declining attendance.
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