Author Archives: Tom Wise

31 POWERFUL PRAYERS: DAY 31 | THE SINNER’S PRAYER

31 Powerful PrayersHave you ever watched a preacher on TV, and he closes the broadcast with a prayer that you are invited to pray with him?

That prayer usually says something similar to a prayer you may have heard a local Pastor or Sunday school teacher offer. It’s usually referred to as The Sinner’s Prayer. Continue reading

31 POWERFUL PRAYERS: DAY 28 | AS NEW PEOPLE

31 Powerful PrayersSpring would be my favorite time of year if it wasn’t for allergies. It’s beautiful and alive. It seems the world has awoken from sleep. It reminds us that new life is all around us.

Other than the watery eyes and sneezing, its perfect.

While I adjust my allergy medicine and get my lawn mower ready, most other people are excited about the chance to get out and enjoy all that the spring season brings. Continue reading

31 POWERFUL PRAYERS: DAY 27 | RESURRECTION

31 Powerful PrayersI hope you have a wonderful Easter!

May you have the same mindset we find in this powerful prayer.

How blessed is this day, when earth and heaven are joined and humankind is reconciled to God!

May the light of Jesus shine continually to drive away all darkness.

May Christ, the Morning Star who knows no setting, find his light ever burning in our hearts—he who gives his light to all creation, and who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

Adapted from the Book of Common Prayer -1979, the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America.

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31 POWERFUL PRAYERS: DAY 24 | FIVE FINGERS

31 Powerful PrayersI ran across this prayer outline that is used to help children remember to pray for people in their life.

If there is one thing I’ve learned as a Pastor it’s this. Adults are just big children with bills to pay.

That’s not entirely true, but basically adults could benefit from reminders as much as children. Continue reading

31 POWERFUL PRAYERS: Day 23 | GO AND DO

31 Powerful PrayersToday’s prayer is actually the first verse of a song. It is called A Missionary’s Prayer, also known as I Will Go and Do, written by Janice Kapp Perry in 1979.

A missionary is one who travels away from home to carry the message of the gospel (good news). They sacrifice time and money to do what they feel God has called (or asked) them to do. Continue reading