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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Good Story ...
No Scripture!

There was short, but good story in the Houston Chronicle, titled New Spiritual Outreach, Listen Ministries, Injects ''Evangelistic Prayer'' Into Churches Across California.

Writer Karen Gleason tells about how Listen Ministries is offering to pray for the needs of the "un-churched." She writes:
Today, a new non-denominational ministry announces its spiritual outreach to churches across California. Listen Ministries serves as an outlet for both the churched and the un-churched alike who are looking for someone to pray for them. Many congregations have prayer teams that are only praying for their own members, and a small number of them at that. A number of people outside the church may need prayer, but have no idea where to start. Listen Ministries exists to help connect those in need of prayer with the people who are able to intercede on their behalf. Read More >>
This a great ministry and deserves the spotlight. This story showed up in the "Top Stories" on

Unfortunately, the piece didn't include a scripture reference, so it doesn't qualify for the Amy Writing Awards. There is plenty of references to cite, such as:
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. (James 6:16)
Good job, Karen. Keep up the good work!

Submitted by,
Bruce Umpstead


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