Leading The Way LIVE with Dr. Michael Youssef

Starting with an afternoon Pastors’ Gathering designed especially for pastors and ministry leaders and concluding with an evangelistic evening program open to all.  The event is free to all, but registration is required for all events.  Plan to spend an unforgettable and spiritually uplifting afternoon and evening at the beautiful Moody Center Campus. 

A Prayer to Witness Faithfully

One of my most popular blog posts is entitled “No Flinching.”  In it I describe a posture that I developed throughout my time as a leader in higher education.  Essentially, not flinching requires (1)  the development of a non-defensive posture that remains curious and concerned for others, (2) a deep sense of self, (3) a […]

Praying as Jesus Prayed

The theology of the prayers of Jesus You may have heard the common phrase, “God is not a vending machine,” but why is that? Should I not ask for what I want? And how should I pray? Prayer becomes further complicated while pondering when (and how often) we should pray. Deeper still, I remember as […]

Finding comfort in the cross

“…I hope you will look to Jesus for comfort. Go to your closet in secret prayer and there you will find peace to your soul.” – D.L. Moody By all rights, Christians in the United States have reason to be feeling less than comfortable. As cultural values in the U.S. overlap less and less with […]

When prayer doesn’t feel like enough

Hard work in the kingdom of God Over the past couple of years, I have rediscovered the power of prayer. While I have always recognized the importance of prayer, spending time in prayer never seemed productive. The need to be productive As someone a bit more geared to “doing” or “thinking,” prayer never came naturally […]

A Prayer of Thanksgiving: Grateful for the Giver

“I am so thankful that I have a joy that the world can not rob me of; I have a treasure that the world can not take from me; I have something that it is not in the power of man or devil to deprive me of, and that is the joy of the Lord.” […]

Praying for peace in times of trouble

In The Life of D.L. Moody, William R. Moody (D.L.’s son) records his father’s reflections on his experience aboard the Spree, a passenger ship that was to take him from London to New York. At some point in the voyage, the Spree’s drive shaft broke, putting a hole in the hull. The ship began to […]

Prayer for times of fear—Putting fear in perspective

“… believers are oftentimes exposed to the most horrible dangers in their journey to heaven; but, so long as they are ‘rooted and grounded’ in the Rock of Ages, they are perfectly secure.” – D.L. Moody God is with us In reflecting on what it means to approach life as the body of Christ, I […]

Let Us Pray

Dwight L. Moody was familiar with hardship. He lost his father when he was quite young, grew up in poverty, worked rather than going to school, and lived through the Civil War and the Chicago fire. He lost grandchildren, survived a ship wreck, and worked with the urban poor. Moody experienced life’s challenges personally, as […]