Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. He is a pastor, best-selling author and frequent speaker at Bible conferences and seminars throughout the nation.
Dr. Evans has served as the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for over 36 years, witnessing its growth from ten people in 1976 to now over 8,500 congregants with 100 plus ministries.
Dr. Evans also serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on nearly 1,000 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 130 countries.
Dr. Evans has authored over 60 books including Kingdom Man, Oneness Embraced, The Kingdom Agenda, Marriage Matters and Victory in Spiritual Warfare. Dr. Evans serves as chaplain for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, a ministry he has done for over 30 years. He is also the former chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys.
Through his local church and national ministry, Dr. Evans has set in motion a Kingdom Agenda philosophy of ministry that teaches God’s comprehensive rule over every area of life as demonstrated through the individual, family, church and society.
Dr. Tony Evans is married to Lois, his wife and ministry partner of over 40 years. They are the proud parents of four: Chrystal, Priscilla, Anthony, Jr., and Jonathan as well as proud grandparents of eleven: Kariss, Jessica, Jackson, Jesse, III., Jerry Jr., Kanaan, Jude, Joel, Kelsey, Jonathan, II, and Kamden.
In Experiencing God, Henry T. Blackaby and Claude V. King write:
Your personal prayer life may primarily be one-way communication—you talking to God. Prayer is more than that. Prayer includes listening as well. In fact, what God says in prayer is far more important than what you say…
Prayer is a relationship, not just a religious activity. Prayer is designed more to adjust you to God than to adjust God to you. God doesn’t need your prayers, but he wants you to pray. You need to pray because of what God wants to do in and through your life during your praying. God speaks to His people by the Holy Spirit through prayer… Genuine prayer does not lead to an encounter with God. It is an encounter with God.
Through prayer, God quickens our spirit by the power of His Holy Spirit. That’s an experience we don’t want to miss!
P.R.A.Y. for Today
Praise God fro His eternal perfection; repent of any attempts to adjust God to yourself; ask Him to adjust you to Him; yield to Him by making whatever changes are necessary.
We are certain our prayers were heard during Arizona National Day of Prayer 2016, as God’s People were united as one. Former AZNDP Director, Lois Blei, was over taken by the positive feed back from churches and groups describing their experience. The Lord indeed moved from Arizona’s border to border! Prayer groups in Anthem, Casa Grande, Fountain Hills, Gila River, Glendale, Green Valley, Morenci, Nogales, Phoenix, Safford, Sahuarita, Sierra Vista, Tucson, and Yuma! Thousands of believers, all over Arizona, were seeking God and crying out “WAKE UP AMERICA” on behalf of our nation and it’s leaders. The “UNITED FOR TUCSON” Historical National Day of Prayer alone, was a record number of 3,123, men, women and children to worship and pray.
“Clearly, if we are united, and humbly seek Him and His direction, God will continue to do mighty things through our National Day of Prayer Network. We extend a very special thanks to all the Arizona volunteers, County leadership, State Advisors and those who were praying for us,” says Lois Blei.
Since then, Reverend Lois Blei, retired as Director for AZNDP. Her retirement only lasted a week, when she was approached to be a part of our nation’s National Day of Prayer. Her role as National Day of Prayer Mountain States Regional Prayer Shield Coordinator will be working with the coordinators in continual prayer for our nation during the year. We thank Lois and Carl Blei for pouring both their heart and soul into AZNDP. They continue to be mighty warriors for God.
The Arizona National Day of Prayer Task Force is holding a prayer summit at the beautiful Prayer Pavilion of Light on the Dream City Church campus. We will unite and agree in prayer for the seven centers of power; Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family. Desperate times call for desperate prayers….
(note: best parking entrance is south off Sweetwater and 22nd St.)
Arizona National Day of Prayer 2015 brought many Christians together to pray for our nation. We are excited to see God move in various locations in Arizona, lifting up the Name of Jesus. The annual State Capitol event… Continue reading “Arizona National Day of Prayer 2015 Summary”
Published on Monday, 14 December 2015 20:08
Written by Matt Merrill, Gap Ministries
Community Transformation Coordinator
Of the many important things that I think can benefit and enrich a time of prayer, I think that having heartfelt intergenerational representation can be of the most beneficial. In Malachi 4:6, God speaks of a time when He would turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and hearts of the children to their fathers- and boy do we ever need it in America!
We must humble ourselves before Almighty God and seek His forgiveness and restoration. This is a time of desperate need for the United States. The virtue that once defined our country is deteriorating rapidly and is being invaded by evils such as pornography, abortion, infidelity, and the agenda of the far left! It’s time to come together in Unity and be the arrows in the hand of the Lord to pierce the darkness. Romans 15:6
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