Posts tagged: Prayer

“National Religious Freedom Day” (Illinois Family Spotlight #238)

“All we can do is pray.” How many times have you heard someone utter these words, often with a somewhat defeatist attitude? Our Spotlight guests this week want you to know that the first thing, the most important thing, Christians can do is pray!

Speaking at an online event hosted by the Illinois Prayer Caucus Network in celebration of National Religious Freedom Day, Randy Forbes and Peter Breen stress the preeminent priority of prayer, especially as the practice and proclamation of our faith increasingly comes under fire.… Continue Reading

Psalm 91: Protection Through Life’s Storms

Written by Joseph Parker

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.   I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust (Psalm 91:1-2). 

In a perilous world filled with diseases such as the flu and now the Coronavirus (COVID–19) many are very fearful.  Inner cities and many other communities are simply dangerous places to be – with drug and human trafficking, muggings, murders, physical and sexual abuse, etc.  … Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Black Robe Pastor and State House Candidate Cory Musgrave

Written by Benjamin Smith

Pastor Cory Musgrave joined Monte Larrick on this edition of Illinois Family Spotlight to discuss his invocation on the Illinois House floor earlier this year.

State Rep. Darren Bailey invited Pastor Musgrave to open the Illinois House in prayer, and Pastor Musgrave took the opportunity to ask God to forgive us for the recent passage of a radical abortion expansion bill that will result in even more innocent bloodshed.

He also answers questions about why he is running for Illinois State Representative in the 109th district (current State Rep.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Former Planned Parenthood Director Promotes 40 Days for Life

Written by Benjamin Smith

While the Life issue doesn’t seem to be winning in the Illinois legislature, we know it’s winning elsewhere.  This episode of Spotlight is an interview Monte Larrick conducted with Sue Thayer, the Director of Outreach for 40 Days for Life. She describes the results of a 40 day vigil outside an abortion clinic, and she takes us inside an abortion worker’s mindset.

They also discussed the advent of webcam and chemical take-home abortions, and tips and details for attending a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil.… Continue Reading

“A Great Awakening in Illinois” (Spotlight #067)

Joining Monte Larrick is Pat McManus, the Pastor of the Kingom Impact Center in Aurora. He is the main proponent of a movement to unite churches from several denominations in prayer for the state of Illinois.

They discuss how to awaken churches in Illinois, activate young people, and how to pray for leaders such as Governor Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Mike Madigan.

Monte pointed out the reality of the many roadblocks that currently exist in Illinois, and Pat stressed that true change requires unity among Christians regarding prayer and participation in the political process.… Continue Reading

Debunking and Defunding (Illinois Family Spotlight #011)

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 Karen Hayes and Donna Melody of the 40 Days for Life campaign join Dave and Monte to discuss truths and myths about Planned Parenthood.  Later, the four discuss ways we can get involved to counter abortion, from our prayer bench to the voting booth.

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For the President and His IRS: A Parson’s Prayer

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Written by Pastor John Kirkwood

“Please explain in detail the activities at these prayer meetings. Also, please provide the percentage of time your organization spends on prayer groups as compared with the other activities of the organization.” – Internal Revenue Service

How often do your members pray? What is the nature of your prayers? The IRS posed these and other questions to certain tea party and religious groups who were seeking tax-exempt status. After the delays, the intimidation and the Stasi-like interrogation; many of the organizations just gave up.… Continue Reading