Dave’s Blog

Dave and Kim Butts are the founders of Harvest Prayer Ministries. As long-time teachers on prayer and revival, Dave and Kim write a lot! With more than 10 books published between them, and dozens and dozens of magazine articles, plus blog entries, Dave and Kim will keep producing insights and training on prayer. Come back regularly to see new blog posts with Dave and Kim’s thoughts, experiences, insights and teaching on prayer.

Prayer Power in the Church

By Dave Butts I love this statement from S.D. Gordon on the power of prayer: “The great people of the earth today are the people who pray!  I do not mean those who talk about prayer; nor those who say they believe in prayer; nor those who explain prayer; but I mean...

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Are You Zealous for God?

By Dave Butts When you hear the word “zealot” what do you think of? Fanatic? Weird? Overly religious? Maybe an extremely emotional person? I think that most people would say of zeal that it’s just not who they are. Many people have a tendency to identify being zealous...

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Praying for Peace

By Dave Butts Growing up in the sixties and seventies gave me a firsthand view of the peace sign used by anti-war protestors and many others. Those two fingers signifying peace was all about being against war. Though being against war is good, the peace that Jesus...

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Is Ceaseless Prayer Really Possible?

By Dave Butts Have you ever wondered how to respond in a practical way to Paul’s admonition in I Thessalonians 5:18 to “pray without ceasing”? Some of you may have some of the same questions I have wrestled with over the years: How do you do that? What do you pray...

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Praying into the Second Coming of Jesus

By Dave Butts “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matt.24:14). May I suggest to you that this massive, world-changing event, which Jesus told us to watch for, happened during...

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The Key to Relieving Your Fear

By Dave Butts Though unwanted, fear seems to be a universal part of life. Reaction to fear varies from person to person, but fears that are not dealt with can bring damage and paralysis to a life. An example would be the individual with agoraphobia (being fearful of...

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Has Revival Started?

By Dave Butts Saturday, October 7, 2017, is marked in my mind and heart as one of the most extraordinary days I’ve ever experienced. That’s kind of funny because it doesn’t involve one of those big, memorable events that so often mark our memories. I...

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Peace That Passes Understanding

By Dave Butts And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7) The Lord has amazing timing, doesn’t he? For several months I have been pulling together resources and studying Scriptures...

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Accepting the Peace of God

By David Butts Note: This is taken from the Introduction of Dave’s new 30-day devotional, Prayer, Peace, and the Presence of God, that we will release in September. Near the beginning of this writing project, Dave discovered that he had a rare form of lymphoma and...

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Where Is Your Tent of Meeting?

By Dave Butts At a staff gathering recently, I was asked which Bible character was a real hero to me. My immediate answer was Moses, not so much because of his amazing miracles or leadership ability, but because of his intimacy with God. Again and again in Scripture...

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A CALL TO 40 DAYS OF PRAYER

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Author – Dave Butts The United States is clearly a nation in trouble. A battered economy, political divisiveness, the culture wars, racial uneasiness, and a sidelined church, provide the dry tinder for an inflammatory national election...

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PRAYING FOR REVIVAL IN AMERICA

  By Dave Butts What is it we are asking for as we pray for revival? Ultimately, it is for the people of God to begin to experience the presence of Christ in a fresh new way. All other results flow from that. Changed lives in the Church as well as transformation...

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