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.

The Transforming Power of Pastoral Prayer

The Transforming Power of Pastoral Prayer

I often hear pastors speak of their desire to have a church that prays more.  I certainly understand and appreciate that desire. A praying church is a powerful church in so many ways. While there are many things that can be done to help a congregation grow in prayer,...

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Good Morning, Lord!

Good Morning, Lord!

I’m often asked about my own prayer life. It’s always embarrassing to answer because I don’t feel like a great man of prayer. But the opposite is true also. I hate to answer because it looks like I’ve got it all together. So can I just say that I’ve learned a lot...

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Prayer Power in the Church

Prayer Power in the Church

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 those who...

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Are You Zealous for God?

Are You Zealous for God?

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 as an overly...

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Praying for Peace

Praying for Peace

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 speaks of is far...

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Is Ceaseless Prayer Really Possible?

Is Ceaseless Prayer Really Possible?

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 about...

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Praying into the Second Coming of Jesus

Praying into the Second Coming of Jesus

        Dave & Kim Butts with Billy Dave & Kim Butts with Billy Graham’s daughter, Anne Graham Lotz. “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”...

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The Key to Relieving Your Fear

The Key to Relieving Your Fear

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 public places)...

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Has Revival Started?

Has Revival Started?

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 was in...

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