The Reverend Dr. Kenneth H. Carter Jr. is a bishop in the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. He served as a district superintendent of the Smoky Mountain District and as a pastor in the Western North Carolina Annual Conference. Carter is the author of 8 books on topics ranging from stewardship and spiritual gifts to baptism and intercessory prayer. He and his wife, Pam, have two adult daughters.
"Pray for Me": The Power in Praying for Othersby Kenneth H Carter, Jr
Ken Carter, a pastor for nearly 30 years, says that he has learned to honor the request “Pray for me” as a cry for help. “It is an acknowledgment that we are limited and finite creatures. It is a trust placed in a higher power,” he comments.
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Pray for me,” someone says to you. How seriously do you take such a request?
Ken Carter, a pastor for nearly 30 years, says that he has learned to honor the request “Pray for me” as a cry for help. “It is an acknowledgment that we are limited and finite creatures. It is a trust placed in a higher power,” he comments. “It is always prompted by a situation that would not be desired, yet it is always an occasion for the grace of God.”
Carter compares a person in need — whether it’s because of illness, grief, a broken relationship, a job loss, or a spiritual crisis — to someone holding a bucket that is full. The bucket is filled with emotion, grief, confusion, and disappointment.
An intercessor comes alongside the person in need, holding an empty bucket. The person in need pours out his or her concerns into the intercessor’s empty bucket. The intercessor then receives that person’s agenda as a calling from God to pray for him or her.
In “Pray for Me” Carter lays a scriptural foundation for intercessory prayer and introduces you to this powerful and life-changing ministry. Interspersed through the 6 chapters are brief, practical exercises that lead you to pray for others in various situations.
If you’ve ever felt a burden to pray for others but didn’t know where to start, this book is a must-read. Individuals, small groups, and congregations who want to grow in their ministry of intercessory prayer will benefit from reading this book.
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I am going through a rough patch right now in my life and i realy need some help from god.
My mom is going on a buisness trip and its far away so shell have to fly. I pray for God to keep her safe.
Please pray for my papa who is in heaven. Im glad for him. He was very sick and was in a hospitle bed over 2 years. I visted him the pweek befor he died. And i hope he is happy. Thank you pa and i love and miss you.(he died on June 7th 2012)
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