The Challenge: DAY 11 – Prayer #1

A Time to PRAY!

Welcome to DAY 11 of the 40-Day Mission-Minded FAMILY CHALLENGE!

Today’s challenge focuses on establishing a specific TIME for prayer. Learn Hudson Taylor’s “spiritual secret” for effective ministry: TIME ALONE WITH GOD.

Feel free to leave comments and feedback. Let’s encourage one another to become more mission-minded.

C’mon . . . Take the Challenge!


11 Responses to “The Challenge: DAY 11 – Prayer #1”
  1. Brian, thanks for sharing these quick videos, and the example of your daughter’s heart for the Lord. I appreciate how you and your wife are training up your little girl in prayer and worship and in love for God’s Word, not just to look “cute” but to fervently love the Lord.

    Blessings to you and your family!

  2. Brian says:

    Thanks for reminding us to make prayer a priority in our family!
    Here are 2 clips of our daughter praying and worshiping:

  3. Yes, alone time with the Lord is precious and oh so sweet!
    Thanks for your comments, Christy!

  4. Well, I’m too late to win anything but we purchased your books already anyway so we’re good there! I also LOVE the Hero Books. My son, particularly, always looks forward to our nightly reading and asks to have it be our midday reading, too! I am challenged by today’s challenge (hmmm, interesting concept there! LOL!) to remain committed to our family’s time of prayer even when I’m tired and to keep my prayers real, not canned quick stuff. Also, to keep trying to get some time to myself where I can be with the Lord and to ask him to provide it, too. Just last week an opportunity presented itself for some sweet time alone. What a blessing. Too many times I am go-go-go and then, with mushy brain and tired body, I waste what time is left on TV or facebook. :/
    .-= Christy Nordstrom´s last blog ..An Interesting McDay =-.

  5. Jean, thanks for following along, and for sharing the testimony of your daughter. May the Lord continue to guide and direct her heart, as she continues to seek the Lord and His love for the homeless. You might have your daughter watch the video about the 10-year-old who operated a lemonade stand (for three years) to help orphans. It’s awesome to see kids following God’s leading in their lives, and making a difference! Blessings to you and your family.

  6. Jean Johnson says:

    This would be a great book for my daughter. She already has a big box full of stuff and $32.00 for her homeless ministry. She has told her mom and dad that God is calling her to begin a ministry. She is only 10. We are so proud!!!

  7. Ann Dunagan says:

    Brenda, thanks so much for your comments, and your encouragement on facebook. It’s wonderful when we can learn from our kids (I’m continuing to learn lessons from our kids too – both our big grown-up kids, and even our little kids). By God’s grace, may our children take the Word of God, and the foundation and Bible knowledge that we’ve given them and GROW beyond us as parents, to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others, even more effectively than we have — into their generation.

    Ann Dunagan’s last blog post..The Challenge: DAY 15

  8. Brenda says:

    I started bedtime prayer with my kids and bless their hearts, they never miss a day. I can really learn a lesson from them!

  9. Absolutely, Jennifer!

    We’re excited to (and your quiverfull family) joining us, and yes, you can enter the drawing. Currently, we have friends taking this challenge from the U.S., Mexico, Czech Republic, New Zealand, India, and now, CANADA!

  10. Can Canadians enter? Our family has two ‘official’ prayer times each day, though we also pray before meals, throughout the day as the Spirit leads etc. 1. Our children’s family devotions and 2. Before bed. It DOES help to have established times!

    We really like Hero Tales too!

    Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family’s last blog post..Book Review: The Diversity Culture: Creating Conversations of Faith by Matthew Raley

  11. OK!!! Gretchen has our first entry (posted over on the page for The Mission-Minded Child).