“Prayer is not about getting what we want, or even what we oftentimes are sure is right for us and those around us; prayer is about unleashing the frightening, unstable, uncontrollable power of God.”   -Brian Blount, Union Seminary New Testament Professor   “Prayer is not conquering God’s reluctance, but taking hold of God’s willingness.”  -Phillips

And more than anything else, a preteen ministry invites these fourth, fifth, or sixth grade students to begin connecting the diverse and potentially disparate stories from the Bible that they have heard all through Sunday School. As they begin to cross a threshold into a world of abstract thought, they are able, potentially for the

The forces of good and evil are contending for the world.  If we would, we could add to the conquering power of the army of righteousness, and yet our lips are sealed, our hands hang listlessly by our side, and we jeopardize the very cause in which we profess to be deeply interested by holding

“It is intense and profound business which deals with God and His plans and purposes, and it takes whole-hearted men to do it.  No half-hearted, half-brained, half-spirited effort will do for this serious, all important, heavenly business.  The whole heart, the whole brain, the whole spirit, must be in the matter of praying, which is

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