Have you prayed today?

Today, The Morning Thing shared a powerful tool for getting through a crazy day – PRAYER!

They shared 8 prayers to prayer throughout the Day.

Click HERE to see the FULL description and bible verses that go with each prayer from Crosswalk.com

1. A prayer of gratitude to start your day.

2. A mid-morning prayer of surrender.

3. A noontime prayer for a heavenly perspective.

4. A prayer when worry starts to invade your day.

5. A prayer for guidance before a difficult conversation.

6. A prayer of thanks before a meal.

7. A prayer when inconvenienced.

8. A prayer of reflection at the end of your day.

Please click HERE to access the full articles and each prayer.

Thanks to author Cindi McMenamin for these incredible prayers.

Cindi McMenamin is a national speaker, Bible teacher, and award-winning writer who helps women and couples strengthen their relationship with God and others. She is also a mother, pastor’s wife, and author of 17 books, including When Women Walk Alone (more than 150,000 copies sold), When God Sees Your Tears,  Letting God Meet Your Emotional Needs, and When a Woman Overcomes Life’s Hurts. For more on her speaking ministry, coaching services for writers, and books to strengthen your soul, marriage, and parenting, see her website: www.StrengthForTheSoul.com.

30 Christmas Prayers and Blessings for Family and Loved Ones

Over the past two days, The Morning Thing has shared some powerful Christmas Prayers and Blessings from Crosswalk.com.

Our hope is that you can join us to take a pause this holiday season, and spend time in prayer.

Click HERE to see the list of 30 Prayers and Blessings.

Praying for your pastor during Clergy Appreciation Month… and all year round!

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, so it’s a great time to pray for your pastor. We shared seven powerful prayers you can pray over your pastor this month and through the year.

And… it’s not too late to get your pastor nominated for WNZR’s Clergy Appreciation Month giveaway! Tell us all about your pastor, and on Friday we will draw our final five pastors to honor on the Morning Thing. We’ll share your comments about your pastor, AND you pastor will receive a $20 gift card for a nice dinner out with their family as well as a $10 gift certificate to the Gospel Christian Life Shop in Mount Vernon. All pastors nominated this month are also entered into a drawing for an overnight stay at the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel. It’s a great way to show your pastor your appreciation for their hard work!

Click HERE for the Crosswalk article.

Click HERE to enter your pastor in WNZR’s Clergy Appreciation Month Giveaway.

Today is See You at the Pole. Will you take time to pray?

Today is See You at the Pole – a day of prayer for students all around the world.
Over 3 million teenagers, from over 20 countries will gather at the school flagpoles, spirit rocks and other designated locations to join together in prayer.

Do you know the story behind this student lead, student initiated event?
Click HERE to read how God took the obedience of a small group of teens from Burleson, Texas to spread a passion for prayer around the world.

Please let us know what happened at your school today. Email us at wnzr@mvnu.edu or call our Office Line, 740-392-9090.

Mount Vernon High School had 12 students and adults praying together this morning.

Would you like to share a prayer request? or praise report? Click HERE

Today on The Morning Thing, Marcy Rinehart shared some powerful songs about prayer on Wayback Wednesday. Check out these songs from the WNZR Vault.

Michael W Smith – Pray for Me – 1988

Petra – Prayer – 1990

Steven Curtis Chapman – Let Us Pray – 1997

Rebecca St. James – Pray – 1998

Morgan Cryer – Pray in the USA – 1998

Anointed – Send Out A Prayer – 1995

Darlene Zschech – Pray – 2003

Third Day – Call My Name – 2008

Chris Tomlin – I Lift My Hands – 2011

Sanctus Real – Pray – 2013

Click HERE for more information about See You at the Pole.

The Power of Prayer

This morning we talked about the Power of Prayer and how to talk to God. A big thank you to Christianity.com for there awesome article.

Talking to God

  • Prayer is not just the words you utter or even how you pray but more about the act of worship that is constantly glorifying God.
  • When we live a life of prayer we are communicating with the source and the purpose of our existence.

God Is All Powerful

  • Luke 1:37 states, “The Lord God Almighty can do all things; there is nothing impossible for him.”

God Asks Us to Pray

  • God invites, encourages and wants us to constantly talk to him. James 1:5 talks about how we are to come to Him in faith. Luke 18:1 talks about coming to Him with persistence and Philippians 4:6 explains how you should come to Him with thanksgiving.

He Answers Our Prayers

  • Psalm 17:6 says “I call on you, O God, for you will answer me.”
  • When we ask God to give us a love for our neighbors, he does. When we ask for patience, he begins to tend to our heart, uprooting areas of impatience and then provides opportunity to practice patience.

Power of Prayer and How Do I Tap In?

  • It is not just about the person praying and there is no magic formula. Praying is about an open heart that is filled with awe about our almighty God.
  • 1 John 5:14 – 15 states, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.”

Click HERE for more about the Power of Prayer.

Want to get your kids excited about prayer? Check out these fun activities.

Today (6/24), The Morning Thing shared some fun activities to get your kids excited about praying. Prayer is a wonderful tool that God has blessed us with for our spiritual walk with Him.

Check out these 4 fun activities from youversion.com

Click HERE to read the full article.

  1. Count Your Blessings. At the end of each day, spend 5-10 minutes talking about a few things that blessed your family. After everyone’s shared, thank God for the good He’s done in your life that day. Modeling thankfulness for your kids now will help shape the way they remember hard seasons. (Plus, focusing on your blessings can help lower stress levels.)
  2. Pray Through the Week. Each week, pick a theme with your kids. (It could be a country, a person, or something your children love.)Every day, have a child pray for that theme and allow whoever prays to choose a theme-related activity for you to do together. (Need activity ideas? You can find Bible-based coloring pages and Adventure Books here.)
  3. Go on a Nature Walk. The next time you go outside, ask your children to point out anything that makes them smile. Take turns thanking God for creating the beauty around you. Try to enjoy the world through their eyes, together.
  4. Pray through Praise Songs. Everything you do can be an act of worship. Pick one of your children’s favorite worship songs and sing it together. Make that song your prayer for the day.

Teaching your kids to pray

Today (5/20/21), The Morning Thing focused on prayer and parenting.

We focused on teaching your kids to pray. We shared some age level insights and how a kid’s perception of communicating with God changes as they grow.

Check out this informative article from mylifetree.com

Click HERE for the full article.

Keep these things in mind as you’re teaching kids to pray and connect with God:

Prayer is an attitude. Praying constantly means we’re always aware that God is here. We can sense God’s presence with us no matter our circumstances. We can pray about anything and everything, including other people and their needs.

Prayer is a routine. Regular times with God help shape our prayer attitude. Help children establish “check in” times with God, not out of obligation but out of love.

Prayer is a first response. When troubles and tough decisions loom, we can turn to God before trying anything else. Prayer should be our first resort, not our last.

Prayer is listening to God. Prayer is a dialogue that involves letting God speak to us through everyday life. Because prayer is two-way communication, we also should practice listening to God.

Prayer is modeled. The best way to challenge your children to pray is by letting them see and hear you praying often. Regularly share with them how you see God at work through your prayers.

 Age Level Insights

Children’s perceptions of communicating with God change as they grow:

Ages 2 to 3: Young children understand that Jesus is their friend. Say (or sing!) simple prayers that relate to children’s lives.

Ages 4 to 6: Children this age become very aware of the world around them. Let kids know that God cares about everything that happens to them and other people.

Ages 7 to 9: These children feel a need for God’s help and can verbally express thoughts. Help them look up Bible verses about prayer.

Ages 10 to 12: Preteens realize God is more personal. Let them understand that no prayers are insignificant to their heavenly Father.

Conversation Starters

Start a discussion about the importance of talking and listening to God by asking children these questions:

1. Why do you think God wants us to pray to him? How often and how should we pray?

2. Does God hear and answer all your prayers? How do you know?

3. What does it mean to listen to God’s voice? In what ways does God speak to us today?

4. What things should we pray about together as a family? How can we add more prayer time to our daily lives?

What are you praying for? Here is a list of 20 ways to pray in 2020.

The year 2020 has taught us many lessons for life, including the need to make prayer part of our daily routine.
Do you ever find yourself struggling to know what to pray for? 
You are not alone. www.cru.org has shared a list of 20 specific prayer ideas to strengthen your prayer life.

For many Christians, prayer can sometimes feel dry or stale. Everyone goes through times when praying feels like walking uphill.
Click HERE to see the complete list of things you can pray for when you need a little inspiration. Each item on the list comes with a verse from the Bible to shape your thinking and an example of how you might pray in response.

You can also explore the Cru beginner’s guide to prayer.

If you’re in a hurry, use this list to jump to a specific prayer idea:

  1. Praise God for Who He Is
  2. Thank God for What He Has Done
  3. Pray that You Remember God’s Love and Grace for You
  4. Pray That You Would Love Your Neighbors
  5. Talk to God About Someone in Need
  6. Pray for Someone Who Does Not Yet Know Jesus
  7. Pray That You Would Love Your Enemies
  8. Pray That You Would Give Your Time, Money and Energy
  9. Pray for Your Church or Christian Community
  10. Pray for Your City and Nation
  11. Pray for Civic and National Leaders
  12. Pray for Kindness
  13. Pray for Humility
  14. Pray for Teachability
  15. Pray for The Ability to Forgive
  16. Pray for Obedience
  17. Pray for Your Mind to Be Renewed
  18. Pray for Purity
  19. Pray for Responsibility
  20. Pray for Courage

The Knox Network of Christian Ministries brings reviveOHIO to Knox County

WNZR’s Marcy Rinehart talked with Knox Network of Christian Ministries President, Roger Tickle.

They talked about how the organization got connected to reviveOHIO. They share details and goals about this powerful outreach.

Click HERE to listen to the conversation.

*The Knox Network of Christian Ministries meets on the second Thursday of every month on the campus of MVNU. We pray from 9am – 9:25am. We have a meeting from 9:30am – 10:30am. If you would like to be added to our email list, please call Marcy at 740-392-9090*

If you want to get involved with reviveOHIO, please call Amy Hudson at 740-358-0964.
You can find more information at www.reviveOH.com
On Facebook, search revive Ohio Knox County or use this link https://www.facebook.com/reviveOHKnoxCounty/
You can also find reviveOHIO on Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
Get connected, volunteer and be part of this amazing outreach to our community.
Don’t miss the reviveOHIO: Knox County “Come and See Night” on Sunday, March 3 from 6;30pm – 8:30pm at Vineyard Church of Knox County, 806 Harcourt Road, Mount Vernon.
Here are some upcoming prayer meetings for reviveOHIO: Knox County:

Friday, February 22, 2019
 – reviveOHIO: Knox County Prayer Meeting, 4 p.m., Salvation  Army, (206 E. Ohio Ave., Mount Vernon)

Saturday, February 23, 2019 – Community Praise & Worship, 6:30–8 p.m., Vineyard Church of Knox County (806 Harcourt Rd., MV)

Monday, February 25, 2019 – reviveOHIO: Knox County Prayer Meeting, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., New Life Community Church, (9955 St. Rt. 95, Fredericktown)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – reviveOHIO: Knox County Prayer Meeting, 10 a.m., Gambier Epworth United Methodist Church, (200 Wiggin Street, Gambier)

Thursday, February 28, 2019 – reviveOHIO: Knox County Prayer Meeting, 7 a.m., Covenant Church, (13360 New Delaware Rd., Mount Vernon)

Friday, March 1, 2019 – reviveOHIO: Knox County Prayer Meeting, 4pm, Salvation  Army, (206 E. Ohio Ave., Mount Vernon)

Sunday, March 3, 2019 – reviveOHIO: Knox County COME & SEE EVENT, 6:30 p.m., Vineyard Church of Knox County, (806 Harcourt Road, MV). Come and see an example of what will happen for reviveOHIO – Knox County.
*Childcare provided!*

Monday, March 4, 2019 – reviveOHIO: Knox County Prayer Meeting, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., New Life Community Church, (9955 St. Rt. 95, Fredericktown)

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – reviveOHIO: Knox County Prayer Meeting, 10 a.m., Gambier Epworth United Methodist Church, (200 Wiggin Street, Gambier)

Friday, March 8, 2019 – reviveOHIO: Knox County Prayer Meeting, 4 p.m., Salvation  Army, (206 E. Ohio Ave., Mount Vernon)

Monday, March 11, 2019 – reviveOHIO: Knox County Prayer Meeting, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., New Life Community Church, (9955 St. Rt. 95, Fredericktown)

Friday, March 15 – Thursday, March 21 – reviveOHIO: Knox County

Join WNZR as we join the Knox Network of Christian Ministries and over 40 churches to pursue revival through prayer, community outreach and uniting the Church of Knox County! Mark your calendars and plan to be a part of this spirit-led time, March 15-21!

It is See You at the Pole – the global day of student prayer.


This is the 26th anniversary for See You at the Pole, a student-initiated and student-led movement. This is the global day of student prayer!

This year’s theme is “WE CRY OUT” –A generation seeking Him!
The theme verses are Psalm 24:3-6:
Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
    Who may stand in his holy place?
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not trust in an idol
    or swear by a false god.

They will receive blessing from the Lord
    and vindication from God their Savior.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
    who seek your face, God of Jacob.

This day of prayer is part of a week-long emphasis on prayer for young people.
The GLOBAL WEEK OF STUDENT PRAYER (Sunday, September 25 through Saturday, October 1) encourages students to find new and unique ways, places, and times to pray throughout the week. Whether you attend PUBLIC SCHOOL, PRIVATE SCHOOL, or HOME SCHOOL, gather your friends wherever and whenever and pray! The GLOBAL WEEK OF STUDENT PRAYER is dedicated to prayer and launching your on-campus Bible clubs, prayer strategies, and student ministries.

Reports from See You at the Pole from Knox County:
East Knox had 31 kids and adults praying together today. 25 at the high school, 16 at the elementary school.
Fredericktown had 50 kids and adults praying at the pole. They spent time praying together and then broke up into smaller groups for prayer time.
Mount Vernon reports around 100 kids and adults today. (85 kids and 15 adults). They spent time in praise and worship, group prayer and smaller group prayers.

*Please let us know what happened at YOUR school. Call 740-392-9090 and share the story of YOUR See You at the Pole experience.*

For the last 25 years, See You at the Pole has been about one simple act—prayer. SYATP is still about students uniting themselves in prayer before God interceding for their generation.

Click HERE to read more about the amazing history of See You at the Pole. It started in 1990 with a small group of teens from Burleson, Texas. The movement now connects millions of students around the globe!

Click HERE for reports from around the world.

Make sure to use #syatp on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram when posting pictures and memories from the 2016 See You at the Pole.

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