God Really Hears


Here is another great message from Stephen Venable on the topic of prayer.  This is an encouraging message that will hopefully strengthen your prayer life and remind you that God really does hear your prayers.  Don’t lose heart in your prayer life and resist the feeling of fainting or giving up. This message greatly reminded me that I am not just speaking into an empty void.  As Stephen shares, we are praying to a living Person that dwells in Heaven; and He cares for us.

“With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints” Ephesians 6:18


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Lessons From a Praying Church


Message Monday: Lessons From a Praying Church, Wes Hall.  This is a powerful message from the 2014 Prayer and Prophetic Conference at IHOP-KC.  Wes shares some excellent points about prayer and the church described in the book of Acts.  I shared a video from his brother, Jono Hall, at the beginning of this series called, History of Night and Day Prayer, which I recommend as well if you have not seen it.

 “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”Acts 2:42

7 Principles of Prayer from the book of Acts.

1. Prayer was a priority – to the entire church.

2. Prayer was corporate and united. ONE ACCORD, ONE VOICE

3. Prayer was structured.

4. Prayer was continual and persistent. – Acts 2:1, Luke 24:52, Acts 2:42, Acts 2:46, Acts 12:5

5. Prayer was God-centered.

6. Prayer was missional. Acts 13

7. Prayer was weak, but affective.

Click one of the links below to hear the full message.  I pray that it blesses you and stirs you and your church up to be a praying church.

Lessons From A Praying Church – Audio



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Local Church Prayer

Prayer in the Local Church, Jim Sterns –

Here is a powerful and direct 13 minute video message on prayer in the local church, and I realize that this is a very challenging message that might provoke some strong feelings or opinions on this topic. But I hope it causes us to look around at our local church to see if there is an actual culture of prayer. I know it is one thing to say that prayer is valued, but is prayer a reality in the midst of your local church? I don’t believe that prayer is just a new ‘trend’ for the local church, I believe God is reviving His royal priesthood and restoring a relationship to Him.

Here is a great diagram that Jim Stern made that breaks down some of his points.


Check out some of the past Message Monday posts.

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Good morning friends,

Here is a quick 5 minute video breakdown on the simplicity and power of intercession. Corey Russell has been in the place of prayer at IHOP-KC for 14 years and is sharing from his personal journey. He recently came out with a book called, Prayer: Why Our Words to God Matter, that goes deep into the importance of intercession for every believer. I would encourage you to get a copy if you can.  In the meantime enjoy this video as I hope it will bless you and your prayer life in Christ.

For past Message Monday Posts, click HERE

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A Practical Plan to Grow in Prayer


Message Monday: A Practical Plan to Grow in Prayer

Well it is Monday morning again and as promised, here is a very encouraging and practical message on prayer!  My heart in sharing is to challenge you to have a prayer life in Jesus Christ.  I have been feeding on messages like this and I know it is NOT enough to just listen to a good message. I am still growing in this process but I have found that the points shared in this message to be of great value as they have helped me grow in my own personal prayer time.

When it comes to scheduling my prayer time, I have learned that I am NOT a morning person and have realized that I am more likely to pray early when it is in a corporate setting.  Knowing that there are other hungry people willing to sacrifice their time to pray early in the morning motivates me to jump out of bed to join in. For my personal prayer time I have scheduled it at 9:30 pm after everyone has gone to bed.  I am a night owl and I have found that ending my night in prayer helps remove the distractions that keep my mind from wandering all over the place.


Click this link below for the audio message:



Click this link below for notes:

NOTES: A Practical Plan to Grow in Prayer


Check out some past Message Monday posts:

1. History of Night and Day Prayer – Jono Hall (Video Teaching)

2. Hear Him– Stephen Venable (Audio Teaching)

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Hear Him


“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.” Psalm 1:2-3

Hello Friends,

As I stated earlier [LINK] I will be posting more on prayer. My hope is to make Monday, “Message Monday”, with the main topic being prayer.  I have been part of a small prayer group that meets Monday mornings from 6:30am to 7:30am in my home town of Tuolumne and it has connected my heart to Jesus in a greater way over these last three years.  I actually look forward to Monday mornings!  It refreshes me and pulls me into a conversation, into a relationship, with my Maker.  Be planted by the streams of water!

With that being said, I hope that this message from Stephen Venable, a leader at the ACTS School in Colorado Springs, CO.  will bless you as it has greatly blessed me.  Stephen addresses the GREAT need to BEHOLD HIM and to HEAR HIM. Click below for message.



Link with notes

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History of Night and Day Prayer

Hey friends,

I am Hoping to give some more posts on PRAYER with these coming months. Check out my current series, MY WALK THROUGH REVELATION in the mean time.

Now that you are here, I thought I would start my prayer posting with a great video message from Jono Hall, A Short History of Night and Day Prayer.  I found this message very helpful and encouraging.  I do feel like God is stirring up the Church to pray in this hour.  What do you think?


Thanks for taking the time to watch! If you want the notes to this session, here is the link. NOTES

Stay tuned for more.





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