Category: Training

Standing in the Gap

Robin J Johnson There is little doubt that we all believe in praying for one another. Whether it is intentional and focused or a quick, but nevertheless sincere prayer, followers of Jesus engage in prayer for each other. The apostle Paul concludes his letter to the church in Ephesus by giving instructions on spiritual warfare […]

2021 CCPP

Robin J Johnson As we journey into the new year of 2021 I would like to invite you to consider four important and powerful words — Constant Consistent Persistent Prayer. “God does nothing apart from prayer and everything by it.” John Wesley The need for prayer and intercession never changes. What can change are the things […]

Learn from history

Robin J Johnson  The longer I serve the Lord the more I become convinced that prayer is the foundation and absolute necessity from which all our Christian activities must be launched. The apostle Paul puts it aptly as brought out through The Message Translation. Since prayer is at the bottom of all this,….. 1 Timothy […]

Pray for the USA

Robin J Johnson This is indeed a moment in time when we must be praying for America. We are reading and watching our News Services reporting daily the terrible and tragic events unfolding, the chaos, disorder and lawlessness alarmingly rising in cities and communities across the US. It is not just the death of one […]

A voice amongst the fear

Robin J Johnson Fear, confusion, irrational behaviour and panic are a real and present danger sweeping across the world. I am speaking of the widespread reaction by many to the Coronavirus named COVID-19, recently declared a Pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The greater epidemic that we presently face however is probably not so […]

Eternal Attributes – Answered Prayer

Robin J Johnson Jesus, when teaching His disciples to pray said: When you pray, there is no need to repeat empty phrases, praying like those who don’t know God, for they expect God to hear them because of their many words. Matthew 6:7 (TPT) This is also a lesson for all of us who believe […]

Praying for our Government

Robin J Johnson There is no doubt that we should be praying for our government.  First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in […]

Men of prayer & influence

All over the world men are praying and we understand that many more are praying other than those who are linked with us. Nevertheless, the number of men who have joined this initiative is still slowly growing. The primary goal or focus from the outset of this initiative was never about the numbers, but it is […]

Praying in tongues

Robin J Johnson Thank God that we are never left alone. Heaven’s resources have been given to us so that we can live a life of victory, which glorifies our God. Everything we could ever need for life and complete devotion to God has already been deposited in us by his divine power. For all […]

Jesus' prayer request

Robin J Johnson In recent days we have again been confronted by the news of yet another tragic and senseless massacre of innocent people at the hands of a crazed gunman who entered a church in Texas USA and killed 26, men, women and children while they worshipped. Many are feeling the sorrow that a […]

Issues or Individuals?

by Robin J Johnson  Jesus said, “The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10 Jesus’ statement comes at the end of a story about an encounter with an individual, Zaccheus (Luke 19:1-10). This is important to keep in mind when praying; the life of each and […]

"Me too!"

Robin J Johnson Sometimes the funniest little things we say can become the most profound and influential statements.  I am sure we all have had moments that we would rather forget. Those words that just bounded out of our mouth; we spoke before engaging the brain. We all know how embarrassing that can be and […]

Immanuel – God with us

Robin J Johnson Joy to the world the Savior King has been born! Those wonderful words or similar are being declared and sung all over the world during this Festive Season. Whether they are believers or not multitudes are declaring and remembering our Savior’s birth, which is always a wonderful thing. Recently I was reflecting […]

A Call to Intercession

Our guest contributor this month is Pastor John Ollis. John is a Pastor/Teacher/Mentor with 50+ years in the ministry, ministering in both Australia and 25 other nations. I had the privilege of meeting John on my first visit to Australia in 1980 when I preached in his assembly in Newcastle. We have remained friends ever […]

Terror in France – the world watches in horror

Robin J Johnson This morning the world watched on with horror as the news unfolded of the murderous and horrendous terrorist attack in the city of Nice. Latest reports state over 80 confirmed dead and scores of people injured, many critical. As I sat watching the early morning news reporting on this attack, my heart […]

Thank God for our women

Robin J Johnson Firstly a special acknowledgement and a very big thank you to my wonderful wife for her love, encouragement, support and her invaluable contribution to this edition. Though this prayer initiative has its emphasis on men, they are not our sole focus. In reality we want to support and interact with both men […]

The Power of Blessing

Robin J Johnson The silence is broken You must be wondering why I have been silent since the beginning of this year. Firstly, I never want to write just for the sake of an article. Secondly, I have found myself continuing to be challenged about how we pray, what we pray and the motivation to […]

In to 2016

Robin J Johnson As I think about and we enter the New Year there are three particular words that have come to mind. There are, of course, many words that are significant and others not so much. Words are powerful whether spoken positively or negatively. Words can and will have an impact. Therefore, let me […]

United we stand

I am sure that we all have some understanding of the importance of unity and the power that there is when people stand united. A simple, successful and long practiced military strategy is ‘divide and conquer’. Therefore, the opposite must be true. Stand united to counteract and withstand the attack of the enemy. History is […]

One Mediator – One Gospel – One Answer

Robin J Johnson Two years ago when the Lord challenged me to raise men to pray I had an acute sense that we needed a strong concerted effort in prayer; firstly for the preaching of the Good News throughout the nations and secondly because I had a strong impression that we were about to experience […]

Positioned for Success

  “Prayer is not a way to get God to do what you want. Prayer is a way for you to become an instrument for God to do what he wants.” Derek Prince Positioned for Success is a seminar to help men rise up to become the men that the Father has destined them to […]

All eyes on Sydney

Robin J Johnson   For the second time in a month the world’s attention has focused on Sydney, Australia. Two separate, but very sad and tragic events have taken place. Firstly the untimely and sad death of the young Australian cricket player Phillip Hughes in the middle of a game at the Sydney Cricket Ground. […]

No answer, now what?

Robin J Johnson.   What do we do when it seems that our prayer is not answered in the way we believe it should be? Many, many years ago I was praying about a particular situation and I was becoming more and more frustrated, as it felt that heaven was closed and God was just […]

Learn from history

Robin J Johnson  The longer I serve the Lord the more I become convinced that prayer is the foundation and absolute necessity from which all our Christian activities must be launched. The apostle Paul puts it aptly as brought out through The Message Translation. Since prayer is at the bottom of all this,….. 1 Timothy […]

Warriors

Robin J Johnson Men by nature are warriors and the warrior in man needs to be channelled into the areas of spiritual warfare. A warrior filled with wisdom ascends into the high place and releases regional breakthrough, bringing down the strongholds of the mighty. Proverbs 21:22 (The Passion Translation) We need to see men praying […]

One coin, two sides

Robin J Johnson   Recently I spoke with a young man who was home temporarily from a particular Asian country where he is serving the Lord. I asked him if he knew of any prayer movements in that nation. His response was somewhat interesting. He paused, seemingly not sure what to say, then he said […]

Why men?

Robin J Johnson It was suggested to me that I should be promoting prayer for both men and women. In reality I am. It is not one or the other. We are not in competition, for as men take their place it will generate a greater interest and involvement in prayer. Therefore men and women […]

Five Words that will Change Your Life

Robin J Johnson Early in 2013 I was asking the Lord for His help and strength. There was a sense of urgency and in particular a cry from my heart, “Jesus, teach me to pray.” That cry set me on a journey (though not realising it at the time), that would change my life, almost […]