The benefits of praying with others

The benefits of praying with others

Jo Johnson lives in England and serves the Wycliffe Global Alliance as consultant for prayer advocacy. We spoke with her via email about the value of praying publicly and corporately. This post is the second of two parts. Christians have different levels of comfort...
When prayer is all we have

When prayer is all we have

I wasn’t watching the Bills-Bengals football game when Damar Hamlin almost died on the field. But, like anyone who glanced at their phones or TVs last Monday night, I knew quickly. And I prayed, quickly. Something interesting unfolded that evening. TV commentators...
A Prayer Guide for the Election and Beyond

A Prayer Guide for the Election and Beyond

As America faces another tense election, voices all around us warn that all could be lost if (fill in the blank) doesn’t win. Maybe, maybe not. Here is what we can know with absolute certainty: The kingdom of God will be just fine. With this in mind, we offer a humble...
Our Favorite Books on Prayer

Our Favorite Books on Prayer

Looking for a good summer book that’s more than just a “pool read”? As we go through a sermon series on The Lord’s Prayer, consider one or more of these great reads, available in The Scroll Resource Center: 5 Things to Pray Series by Rachel Jones, Melissa...

Stop, pray, be encouraged

by Jim Killam | 5-minute read Between services on Sunday morning, Feb. 14, First Free Rockford resumes a ministry called Encouraging Prayer. It’s an opportunity to have someone pray for you, but not necessarily for a pressing need. Rather, this is about listening to...
A Prayer Guide for Inauguration Day

A Prayer Guide for Inauguration Day

As our nation prepares to turn a page Wednesday, let us as a church family turn to God. Here are a few Scripture passages and prayer points. “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all...