Only By Prayer Blog

How to Pray

 “Prayer is entering into relationship with God so we can determine His will in the matter and call His will into existence upon the earth.”  Elisabeth Alves, Becoming a Prayer Warrior (22) I love this definition of Elizabeth's. It makes me feel like I'm in partnership with God by helping usher in his kingdom to the earth. Audacious work, don't you think? Prayer can be confusing. How exactly do I go about it? What praying looks like probably differs from Christian to Christian, but I … [Read More...]

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Safe in the Tunnel

Mark and I were cycling recently on a muggy, Sunday afternoon. I couldn’t wait to enter the shade of a tunnel just ahead of us. We rode into the cool, dim passageway, and I could barely see a little boy of about 6 racing toward us on his bike from the other end, his dad just a little behind him. “Daddy, I love youuuuuuuu!” he yelled, delighting in the echo his voice made as it bounced off the walls. “And I love you, bud!” his dad yelled back. “You’re the best dad EVERRRR!” the boy shouted … [Read More...]

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Daily BIble Studies

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Scripturegraphics: Colossians 3:8-17 by Mary Kane

People have different learning styles; some learn by hearing, some learn by doing, and others learn by seeing. Scripturegraphics Bible Studies help you to see on paper what you are learning from your Bible, enabling you to take the information from the eye, to the brain, to the heart. Study the Scripturegraphic, read the text, […]

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Take 5!

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Take 5! I Am Because He Is

Have you ever wondered if God would use a person like you to help spread His Gospel? The answer is yes! To do the Take 5! Bible study, I Am Because He Is! please click on the link.             “Image courtesy of photostock/

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Pray Specifically


P.S.~ Pray Specifically: Walk With God by Mary Kane

“Come follow Me.” Jesus calls all of His disciples (you and me included) to come and walk with Him. Walking with Jesus does not come naturally to us, we need to pray for God to help us follow in His footsteps. In order to Pray Specifically to follow Jesus, please click on the link. Pray […]

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2014 Goals Podcast: One Word

Listen in as Mary Kane and Jane VanOsdol of discuss a simple way to set goals for 2014. The book One Word That Will Change Your Life by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page is transforming their goal-setting plans for 2014. Whether you are a seasoned goal setter or you repeatedly fail at […]

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Walking in Truth, Podcast #3: Created for Him!

Thank you for joining us in our Colossians series. Today Mary Kane and I (Jane VanOsdol) will be discussing Colossians 1:13-17. This session finds us exploring how we were each created for God.We also learn that God is involved in every facet of our lives. For such a small book of the Bible, Colossians is […]

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