Each week the members in my church's small group go around the circle and share two things: One prayer and one praise report. No one is exempt from the "praise" category! You see, we decided that we needed that weekly reminder to think about where God showed up -- and to encourage each other with answered prayers. Now, it's not uncommon to hear someone's "praise" list overshadow the "prayer" list . . . and we leave expectant about how God will show up in the week ahead.
Next Thursday, many around the country will pause for the National Day of Prayer. HCJB Global will, too -- as they always do each day. How do I know? Without fail, I receive a monthly prayer calendar with specific prayer requests for specific missionaries and ministry efforts filled in on each little square. Prayer requests like:
May 2: Pray as Ron Cline speaks at First Evangelical Free Church in Colorado Springs, CO today and prepares to speak at Woodmen Valley Chapel, a church in the same city, four weekends in the next two months.
May 11: Pray as the Latin America Region opens new social media outlets for listeners. Pray that this new way of communicating to the audience would result in even more changed lives for His kingdom.
Then, there are squares filled with prayer and praise:
May 14: Praise God for His protection of staff at partner stations in the Solomon Islands, Fiji and Tonga as powerful cyclones Tomas and Ului blew through the South Pacific in mid-March. Pray as repairs are made to damaged studios and radio broadcasting equipment at the Solomon Islands station.
What will you give praise for next Thursday? Need some ideas? Download HCJB Global's May Prayer (and Praise!) Calendar. And don't forget to share your praises with us, too.
By the way...each day, Ron Cline shares stories of answered prayer on HCJB Global's 1:00 "Beyond the Call". Listen to a sample program!
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