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Praying When You Get the Wind Knocked Out

Praying When You Get the Wind Knocked Out

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Ever found yourself praying with the wind knocked out of you? You know those times. It’s when things are not going well and you’re attacked on every side. Every little thing goes wrong, and you feel like you can’t catch a break (or a breath). ... Read More

Can We Stop Praying Now?

Can We Stop Praying Now?

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Friday, December 02, 2016

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2016 was an amazing year where prayer was concerned. In my 20 plus years in the prayer movement, I am not sure I have ever seen anything like the amount of praying that has gone on. ... Read More

Hearers Only, or Doers, Too?

Hearers Only, or Doers, Too?

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Friday, September 16, 2016

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A few months ago I spoke in a church on a Sunday morning, and my message, “Get into the Battle,” seemed extremely well received. I talked about the role of prayer in pushing back the forces of darkness and in growing the Kingdom of Christ. ... Read More

Is Increased Prayer a Lot of Hoo-Ha?

Is Increased Prayer a Lot of Hoo-Ha?

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Wednesday, June 08, 2016

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When I wrote this column I had recently returned from Washington, D.C., where I participated in events surrounding the United States’ National Day of Prayer. It was an exciting time.
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How Long, Lord?

How Long, Lord?

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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There’s still hope for the United States. I firmly believe that. ... Read More

Are Your Prayers Stinky?

Are Your Prayers Stinky?

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Saturday, December 26, 2015

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My favorite car of all time was a 1993 Nissan Sentra. I bought it brand new at the end of 1993, and had it until 2013. It was extremely dependable, costing me little in repairs. ... Read More

Ashley Madison and Revival

Ashley Madison and Revival

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Monday, October 26, 2015

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Thanks to the Ashley Madison website hacking, it was a rough summer for Western Christianity in general—and some Christian leaders in particular. ... Read More

As Natural as Breathing

As Natural as Breathing

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Thursday, August 20, 2015

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Many of us have physical habits that are so ingrained we do not even think about them. We just do them. They are “as natural as breathing.” ... Read More

Nothing Wrong with Routine

Nothing Wrong with Routine

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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For a few months while my son-in-law was stationed in West Africa, my daughter and two-year-old grandson Jack lived with us. Jack likes routines. Every afternoon when I came home from work, Jack would immediately run up to me with arms outstretched, ... Read More

Prayer or Panic?

Prayer or Panic?

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Monday, February 23, 2015

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I enjoy Facebook. Over the years that I’ve had a personal page, I have reconnected with dozens of friends from my childhood and college days. ... Read More

The Power of Love

The Power of Love

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Wednesday, February 04, 2015

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When difficult things happen to those we love, our concern and empathy for the pain they are going through often causes us to lose perspective on how we should pray. ... Read More

Could Prayer Really Be the Answer?

Could Prayer Really Be the Answer?

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Thursday, December 04, 2014

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I recently participated in the National Prayer Assembly, a gathering in Washington DC of intercessors, held just before election day. ... Read More

Appreciate Our Prayer Differences

Appreciate Our Prayer Differences

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Monday, October 27, 2014

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Our spiritual gifts and personality types influence how we pray. ... Read More

When the Quick Fix Won't Cut It

When the Quick Fix Won't Cut It

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Monday, August 11, 2014

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Recently my family went through a very painful experience that did not turn out as we thought it would. We were praying for a specific outcome. We had some “world class” intercessors praying as well. But a shocking outcome came none-the-less. ... Read More

When Theology and Knowledge Ruin Faith

When Theology and Knowledge Ruin Faith

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Friday, July 25, 2014

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As a person with a graduate degree and a teacher’s heart, I have always valued the importance of education. I love to see churches with good discipleship ministries that attempt to teach their people the deeper things of the faith. ... Read More

Of Geese and Revival

Of Geese and Revival

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Tuesday, June 03, 2014

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I hate geese! I never used to, but now that I own a property where my house is on a large pond, I have learned something about geese. They are filthy disgusting creatures who do nothing but eat and poop. ... Read More

I Got You!

I Got You!

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Monday, April 21, 2014

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When my granddaughter Gabrielle was three years old, she lived with us for a time. Many times in the evening she played near me while I sat in my chair working on my computer. She would often interrupt me, wanting attention (which Grampy, of course, ... Read More

Prayer, Facebook, and Droids

Prayer, Facebook, and Droids

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Monday, February 10, 2014

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Recently I was sitting at a gate in an airport waiting for my flight. There were easily 40–45 people in the waiting area. As I looked around (actually, as I looked up from my phone), I began to chuckle. ... Read More

Why Does Unity Matter?

Why Does Unity Matter?

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Friday, September 27, 2013

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In late August I participated in a prayer conference that was nothing short of amazing—a conference that could not have happened perhaps even a decade ago. ... Read More

God Won't Break In

God Won't Break In

Author:Jonathan Graf

Topic Date:Sunday, August 25, 2013

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This past summer I attended a denomination’s convention. During one of the business sessions, there was an “open mic time” for people to offer their thoughts, suggestions, etc. to the leadership. An interesting thing started to happen. Everyone who s ... Read More

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