Author Archives: frlencowan

The power of thanksgiving

Each week in requests sent to my intercessors, I begin by listing that which I’m thankful for, including some affirmative responses from God to that which they have prayed for.  I do this deliberately, in order to ward off the … Continue reading

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Calling on The Name

I am so grateful for your calling on The Name of The Lord for us, because I can still remember when I didn’t, or couldn’t.  Genesis 4:26 describes how people began to call upon the Name of the Lord, implying … Continue reading

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Upholding the universe

We are told in the Book of Hebrews about The One to Whom and through Whom we pray, The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful Word.  After He had … Continue reading

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Asleep?

I’m particularly struck by how Jesus was asleep in a boat with His disciples during the storm, and as Mark records, in the stern, on a cushion.  There are two ways of looking at this: either He was taking a nap, in a … Continue reading

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Heart’s desire

Psalm 21:2 reads, speaking to God of the king of Israel, “You have granted him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips”.  As we consider this Psalm in its context today, we think of God … Continue reading

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Surrounded

As I think about your praying for us, as well as many others, including those whom we know personally who visit us and send messages of encouragement to us, I’m so grateful that we are surrounded, like this:  since we … Continue reading

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The joy of prayer

Psalm 122:1 says, “I rejoiced when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the House of the Lord’”.  As you are a source of blessing for those that you pray for, I pray that you will be blessed with … Continue reading

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Giving attention to prayer

Thank you for being like those first apostles who made prayer a priority.  In Acts 6, even as the demands of ministry were increasing due to the ever-growing ranks of disciples, together they adjusted their priorities and recruited assistance so … Continue reading

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Lifting holy hands

As I recall Paul’s direction to Timothy, encouraging him to invite men to pray (as well as the women who, as history shows, are more often God’s intercessors), he speaks about their “lifting up holy hands without anger or dispute”.  … Continue reading

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Prayer and revival

It’s a fact that, as part of the historic revivals of Christian faith and practice in history, from those recorded in the Bible to those more recently (such as the 1970s in the U.S. in which I came to committed … Continue reading

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