Pastor Bjorn’s Blog

What is Prayer?  Partnership

Third, prayer is partnership.  God has plans for you, your family, church, and community. When we pray, we enter into partnership with God to fulfill His plans. In the Lord’s Prayer, we express this: “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done.” Some synonyms for partner are ally, companion, and helpmate.  Isn’t reassuring that God is…

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What is Prayer?  Communication

Second, prayer is communication. This is probably the most common definition of prayer (talking to God). Any good relationship needs meaningful communication.  God desires prayer to be two-way-communication, an ongoing dialogue with us. The following definition dives into different elements of communication: “Two-way process of reaching mutual understanding, in which participants not only exchange information,…

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What is Prayer?  A Relationship

Prayer can be described using three critical components.  First, prayer is a relationship between our loving and caring heavenly Father and us, His children. God invites us to a personal relationship.  He desires a deeper, intimate relationship with us – Holy and Consecrated. A relationship can be defined as “a state of connectedness between people…

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Face to Face with God

Prayer Watch International is excited to offer a new blog series which highlights Prayer School IA – Face to Face with God by Pastor Bjørn Pedersen.  These excerpts are brief snapshots from the 15 lessons of this Prayer School and from Pastor Bjørn’s book, Face to Face With God in Your Church: Establishing a Prayer Ministry. …

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Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth  

In Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5, God’s people are commanded to have no other God than The Lord. It is part of The Ten Commandments. In the New Testament, Jesus describes the kind of worshipers God is looking to follow Him: “Yet a time is coming and now has come when the true worshipers will…

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Fulfilling All of God’s Redemptive Plans and Purposes

  God has plans for all people, Christians included. It is called knowing and doing God’s will. His will is comprised of two parts: (1) God’s General (or Universal) Will which is the same for all believers, and (2) God’s Specific Plan for each individual follower of Jesus Christ. The latte plan is unique to…

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Revelation Overcomer Post #6

Never Deny the Name of Jesus Continuing from RO Focus 5 on the Revelation Overcomer church of Philadelphia, they were true to the Word of God and they never denied the Name of Jesus. It must have been a significant challenge for the Philadelphia church to fight those who attacked them from the synagogue of…

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Revelation Overcomer Post #5

True to the Word of God   In reading Revelation 1-3 concerning the seven churches and their spiritual conditions, it seems only one church has it “all-together.” That is the church in Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13). It is described as having “little strength.” This is not a spiritual weakness, but rather an indication it was a small…

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Revelation Overcomer Post #4

To Be Patiently Enduring   Reading through the book of Revelation, especially the latter half, this powerful and challenging phrase is found, “This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints.” In the end times, believers will encounter trials, tests and tribulations such as the Christian church has never experienced before.…

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Revelation Overcomer Post #3

To Be Faithful God is faithful to all of His creation. He is faithful to all of His promises. He has never gone back on any promise He has made and He never will! As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to be faithful to the Lord and His call upon our lives. Faithfulness is…

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