I’m still adjusting to the idea that I’m no longer the editor of a magazine all and only about prayer. The news that Pray!
would cease publication came to me as an unwelcome surprise. I appreciate the hard economic realities; nevertheless, I mourned the loss and wondered how thousands of our former readers would continue to be encouraged and equipped in prayer.
As I invited God into my grieving, however, He assured me that the ministry of Pray!
is not over—it’s just going to look different than it has in the past. He’s the Word, it’s true, but the Word isn’t limited to ink on paper. God assured me that He has been keeping up with technology and in fact is far ahead of me in 21st-century communications.
So, to make a long story short, you’re reading my first-ever blog. Pray!
Blog is just one of the many ways NavPress (Pray!
’s publisher) intends to continue serving the prayer movement, churches, and individuals who want to grow in their passion for Christ through prayer. If you visit the Pray!
), you’ll find other ways you can continue to grow in prayer and stay connected with what God’s doing around the world in prayer.
What will I be talking about in this blog? In some form or another, I’ll always be sharing about prayer. Sometimes I’ll let you in on challenges, ponderings, or discoveries in my personal conversations with God. Other times I’ll report what I hear happening around the nation and world in prayer. I might share an inspiring story or a fresh idea I’ve come across. You might read about a prayer group I am a part of or what’s happening in a church prayer ministry I’ve visited. Maybe I’ll tell you about a great book or a thought-provoking article or news report that somehow calls us to pray. But whatever the topic, I hope that it will keep you inspired and moving forward in your communicating with God.
One advantage blogs have over magazines is their potential to engage two-way conversation. I really look forward to hearing your questions, insights, and experiences concerning the topics I bring up in the Pray!
Blog. Let’s get started. What conversations would you like to see in this blog about prayer?