Author Archives: frlencowan

Hindered Prayers

There is so much to be praying about in these hard times.  From the pandemic to racial injustice to political division to social unrest, not to mention the many tough circumstances we or those we know are in, our prayer … Continue reading

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The Greatest Seed

Our world is full of seeds, and the Bible has lots to say about them.  From creation’s seeds in Genesis, to the seed/offspring of the patriarchs and matriarchs, to the seeds planted by the sower, the word “seed” connotes something … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Have you noticed the recurring theme of the New Testament letters?  In the midst of all the challenges, opposition, and confusion faced by those first believers, the letters addressed to them note the believers’ thankfulness, for which the letters give … Continue reading

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Heaven”s Cry for Justice

As our nation is in a season of reckoning regarding past and current racial injustice, and many cry for justice, we can be encouraged that heaven also cries for justice.  When John the Elder’s vision brought him into heaven, he … Continue reading

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The Elijah Syndrome

In these days, as we pray for the huge needs around us, none the least the need for people to embrace Jesus, it’s possible we might have developed the “Elijah Syndrome”.  You know it, and intercessors may especially be subject to … Continue reading

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Wrestling in Prayer

Intercession is not for snowflakes!  The work of prayer in which we engage, though it’s driven by the Power that exceeds that of the universe, is nonetheless hard work.  We know this from the example of Epaphras, a companion of … Continue reading

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The intercession of the saints

In these days of isolation, anticipation, and anxiety, it is so good to believe, in the words of the most common Creed in Christendom, “in the communion of saints”.  There is this unbroken communion which we share with one another, … Continue reading

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Receiving and Believing

In a number of instances, Jesus tells His disciples that, in terms of the power of their praying, it has something to do with the quality of their believing, such as in if you have faith as small as a mustard … Continue reading

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Always naked

June 9 is St. Columba’s Day, remembering the 6th century Irish Monk who, like Patrick of Ireland a century before him, is largely credited with bringing an entire region to Christ. Columba accepted what was called “white martyrdom” (“red” involving … Continue reading

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Capturing Tears

As someone who grew up with lots of internal pain, and lots of tears, I’ve always been fascinated by this concept: put my tears in your bottle:  These words are addressed to God by David in Psalm 56:8, written about when … Continue reading

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