‘The Greatest Faith Is Born in the Hour of Despair’: A Prayer for America Amid Protests & Pandemics

‘The Greatest Faith Is Born in the Hour of Despair’: A Prayer for America Amid Protests & Pandemics By Tré Goins-Phillips for Faith Wire News In college, I remember hearing our campus pastor’s frequent refrain: “A diamond shines brightest against a black backdrop.” His point was that, as the world grows darker, and our sin paints an increasingly gloomy picture of this temporal existence, the Gospel is illuminated all the more. In the dark shadows these days cast, there is a canvas on which we can paint the Good News, a holy…

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Spontaneous Worship | Jonathan and Melissa Helser & Cageless Birds | Amanda Cook

Spontaneous Worship | Jonathan and Melissa Helser & Cageless Birds | Amanda Cook At the beginning of the Covid Crisis, before our home state of NC issued a Stay at Home order, we felt the urgency to gather together – to worship, sing and pray over our nation and the nations of the world. Our only agenda was to get Heaven’s perspective and the mind of the Lord for this moment in time. We didn’t come with a set list or a group of written songs to sing. We took…

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PRAYING IN A PANDEMIC

PRAYING IN A PANDEMIC by Simonetta Carr for Core Christianity The force of this sudden, impetuous virus has left some of us speechless. Watching the number of deaths rise daily by the hundreds in some countries or states has been a painful exercise. Soon enough, new concerns have quickly emerged: fears for our economy, apprehensions over people’s mental health, or simple anxiety over an uncertain future. This pandemic has touched us all in more ways than one. For Christians, the cancellation of in-person worship services has been particularly distressing. At…

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95-Year-Old WWII Vet Prompts More Than 250,000 to Pray: ‘The Spiritual Awakening Has Begun!’

95-Year-Old WWII Vet Prompts More Than 250,000 to Pray: ‘The Spiritual Awakening Has Begun!’ By Andrea Morris for CBN via Faith Wire One North Carolina pastor, who has preached at revivals for more than 70 years, says God told him to pray for a spiritual awakening in America. Rev. Fred Lunsford, a World War II veteran, became ill two years ago and asked God to end his suffering. The 95-year-old said God revealed His purpose and plan while he prayed. “Two years ago I thought I was going to die at the…

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Southern Baptists Hosting Good Friday LIVE Online Prayer Event

Southern Baptists Hosting Good Friday LIVE Online Prayer Event from CBN News As Southern Baptists like the rest of the country’s evangelical Christians adjust to the new normal for daily life in America due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ronnie Floyd, president, and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee has called for a special time of prayer. The SBC Good Friday Online Prayer Gathering hosted by Floyd and his wife Jeana will take place at 1:00 pm EDT/12:00 pm CDT on Friday, April 10. The event will be live-streamed…

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