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.

Accepting the Peace of God

Accepting the Peace of God

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 that he was...

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A 4 Step Process to Overcome Spiritual Dryness

A 4 Step Process to Overcome Spiritual Dryness

I love a good rain in the summer–especially after it has been awhile since we have had a downpour. Rain changes so much. There is a fresh, sweet smell that comes with it, a coolness in the heat, and all vegetation perks up and greens up. It makes one feel good. Rain...

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Where Is Your Tent of Meeting?

Where Is Your Tent of Meeting?

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 we see Moses in...

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A CALL TO 40 DAYS OF PRAYER

A CALL TO 40 DAYS OF PRAYER

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 in November of 2016. Many stake their hopes or fears...

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PRAYING FOR REVIVAL IN AMERICA

PRAYING FOR REVIVAL IN AMERICA

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 in a culture come not...

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MISSING SOMETHING FROM YOUR NATIVITY SCENE?

MISSING SOMETHING FROM YOUR NATIVITY SCENE?

I love nativity scenes. The one I have at my office was made in Bethlehem, carved out of Olive wood. It’s a full-service scene including Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, shepherds, donkeys, sheep, and even three wise men and their camels, although biblically they weren’t...

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It’s Just a Cry

It’s Just a Cry

I have a confession.  Sometimes I still get anxious before the Lord.  And when I do, my words to him are a bit like a baby’s cry.  I don’t typically know why I’m anxious or upset, so I can’t always articulate it. It’s just a cry.  It’s always uncomfortable and...

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Are You Wandering?

Are You Wandering?

“Why, O Lord, do You make us wander from Your ways and harden our hearts so we do not revere You? Return for the sake of Your servants, the tribes that are Your inheritance” (Isa. 63:17).  “Wander from Your ways” is powerfully descriptive as we consider how easy it is...

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