Category Archives: Why Pray?

Reflections

Editor’s Note: This is a guest contribution by Melissa of Priez Pour Dzhokhar, a French blog with a similar mission and subject matter to Christians United for Jahar. It is understandable to find it difficult to pray for someone who … Continue reading

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Fighting Evil With Love

I wanted to share this editorial I wrote for a journalism class on April 26, 2013 — 11 days after the Boston Marathon Bombings, 7 days after Jahar was captured, and 5 days after I made a daily commitment for … Continue reading

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All Because Some Christ Followers Were Willing

In Jerry Trousdale’s book Miraculous Movements, there is a chapter entitled, “The Hardest People Yield the Greatest Results.”  I’d like to share several pages of that chapter with you.  I think they speak for themselves. Sometimes God Calls Us to … Continue reading

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Lessons on praying big prayers

Since May I’ve been reading E.M. Bounds on Prayer, a collection of seven of E.M. Bounds’ classic works about prayer. What I’ve been reading got me thinking that I should write a blog entry on praying big prayers. After all, praying for … Continue reading

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He Asked Me to Pray

Yesterday I was finishing reading “I Dared to Call Him Father” by Bilquis Sheikh. This is the powerful true story of a prominent Muslim woman who comes to faith in Christ and risks everything to follow Him. When I read … Continue reading

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Our Prayer is Part of His Plan

Generally speaking, I know that God placed Jahar on my heart and asked me to pray for him – and so I do, often without questioning.   Other times – I find myself starting to wonder…..if God has a plan, and … Continue reading

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The need for consistency

God could have taken away sin, by taking away the sinner, as he took away the sin of the old world; but here is a way of doing away sin, yet sparing the sinner, by making his Son sin, that … Continue reading

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The power of persistent prayer

We live in a culture where the desire for instant gratification reigns. That all too easily carries over to our lives as Christians. How easy it is to stop praying for something or someone if after a while of making … Continue reading

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Imago dei: Loving the unlovely

I read an excerpt from Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion today (thanks to my pastor sharing this link), and I couldn’t help but share it on here because it highlights a framework of thought that makes it much easier … Continue reading

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Will You Love Jahar Tsarnaev?

I found an amazing sermon yesterday entitled “Will You Love Jahar Tsarnaev?” by Pastor Coty Pinckney from Desiring God Community Church in North Carolina. It was preached on April 21—two days after Jahar was captured and the exact day that … Continue reading

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