Kim’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.

REVIVAL FIRE

REVIVAL FIRE

REVIVAL FIRE As I watch the news and see the city of Baltimore erupting in flames and violence, my heart is grieved and my spirit aches for God to pour out revival in our midst – that there might be a great move of His Spirit, a re-establishment, restoration and...

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OPERATING ON THE WRONG INFORMATION

OPERATING ON THE WRONG INFORMATION

OPERATING ON THE WRONG INFORMATION I was recently recalling an occasion in my life when I spent a lot of time and effort trying to fix a situation in my own strength. The outcome, as you can probably imagine, was a disaster. My ideas, my wisdom, my experience and my...

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THE DISCIPLINE OF SOLITUDE IN EVERYDAY LIFE

THE DISCIPLINE OF SOLITUDE IN EVERYDAY LIFE

THE DISCIPLINE OF SOLITUDE IN EVERYDAY LIFE Over the past several months, I have found myself longing for more opportunities for solitude…for time with God that for this season of my life seemingly can only be found in the peaceful, set apart spaces. More than a quiet...

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THE SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES AND BENEFITS OF TRUE FASTING

THE SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES AND BENEFITS OF TRUE FASTING

THE SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES AND BENEFITS OF TRUE FASTING I can hear it now – oh no! A blog on fasting! I’m smiling because I basically balked at writing it. I’m not particularly good at fasting; however, my ultimate goal is to prayerfully engage this discipline in such a...

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PRAYER FOR THE NEW YEAR

PRAYER FOR THE NEW YEAR

PRAYER FOR THE NEW YEAR I have been prayerfully reflecting upon this past year and looking ahead to what God is holding in His heart for me in this new year. His faithfulness emerges so clearly out of the difficult places of the past season of my life. Psalm 86:11...

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BEING HEARD IN HEAVEN

BEING HEARD IN HEAVEN

BEING HEARD IN HEAVEN “During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission” (Hebrews 5:7). We don’t often hear the...

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ALONENESS IN PRAYER

ALONENESS IN PRAYER

ALONENESS IN PRAYER This morning as I was preparing for work, I thought through all that was on my plate for the day and began to feel a bit overwhelmed. Then, a small thought came into my mind… “Maybe you need some aloneness in prayer.” It occurred to me that it was...

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PRAYER IN SUFFERING

PRAYER IN SUFFERING

PRAYER IN SUFFERING Recently, I have heard the heart cry of several friends and family who have been enduring significant seasons of suffering. Some are dealing with physical and emotional struggles; others, with financial stresses and setbacks or prodigal children....

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THE VOICE

THE VOICE

THE VOICE When my husband calls me on the phone, he never has to identify himself. I know his voice so well that further identification is not needed. At the risk of embarrassing us both, I will share that almost every phone conversation begins with Dave saying, “Hi...

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