Ways to Pray This Week – Oct. 17

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with—and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. To prepare for prayer today read Psalm 49. Since we are all equal in death, we remain confident only in our God. As you reflect on this, pray in these ways and any other way the Holy Spirit leads. Ask the Holy Spirit... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 10/16/19
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Longing for More

Xiaoling sat in the Chinese Mandarin Church Plant for the first time just one month after arriving in the United States. She didn’t know why tears rolled down her cheeks as she listened to the songs that proclaimed the name of Jesus. Her heart was touched by the gospel promise that her sins have been forgiven, and she made the decision to trust and follow him. Two months later, she was baptized in front of our family of churches on Easter, still moved to tears at every mention of the... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 10/16/19
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Ways to Pray this Week - Oct. 10

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with—and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. To prepare for prayer today read Psalm 43. Hope and joy in the Lord are possible, even when we feel forgotten by God. As you reflect on this, pray in these ways and any other way the Holy Spirit leads. For... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 10/9/19
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Redeemed

As the survivor of teen pregnancy, sexual abuse, bone cancer twice, breast cancer, homelessness, and many other dire circumstances, Aelicia Watson, affectionately known as Chocolate, is all too familiar with the issues and many obstacles a woman faces and must overcome to discover their potential and act on it. Throughout her own journey, Chocolate depended on Christ for strength to begin the healing process in her life. This sparked a desire in her heart for every woman in pain to know the... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 10/9/19
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Ways To Pray This Week – Oct. 3

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with—and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. To prepare for prayer today read Psalm 35. We can bring all our hurts, our frustrations, and our requests to God. As you reflect on this, pray in these ways and any other way the Holy Spirit leads. For the... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 10/2/19
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Peak Street Church Turns One

Decked out with balloons and streamers, we went all out to celebrate the first year of our Old East Dallas church plant, Peak Street Church. The room on the second floor of the historic Brannon Building was overflowing with folks leaning into the vision of Peak Street Church. Through stories of transformation and coming together for communion, the powerful work of Jesus united the hearts of everyone gathered. A party commenced after the weekly benediction. Friends and family posed for silly... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 10/2/19
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Ways to Pray This Week – Sept. 26

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with—and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. To prepare for prayer today read Psalm 28. Even when we doubt, we can cry out to the Lord. As you reflect on this, pray in these ways and any other way the Holy Spirit leads. For any urgent needs and... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 9/25/19
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Leaning In

Leslie grew up in the church, so the concept of faith was familiar to her. But throughout her life, she was met face to face with deep pain and struggle. She often longed for answers as to why she went through these things, and without perceiving a response from God, eventually she abandoned the church, God, and, as she later realized, herself. Running in the opposite direction, Leslie sought her identity in relationships which made life chaotic and strained. A painful breakup unraveled what... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 9/25/19
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Ways to Pray This Week – Sept. 19

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with—and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. To prepare for prayer today read Psalm 21. God provides for his people . As you reflect on this, pray in these ways and any other way the Holy Spirit leads. Pray to feel God’s presence with you... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 9/18/19
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Free to be Me

Cate Pou started off her confirmation journey with questions about faith. Like many, she wondered how to prioritize God every day and wasn’t quite sure where to start when it came to reading her Bible. Each week, she met with a small group of girls who had similar questions along with their mentors to talk about who Jesus is and why he is a crucial part of our everyday lives. They played games, shared meals, and discovered what it meant to have a personal relationship with Jesus. She was... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 9/11/19
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Ways to Pray This Week – Sept. 12

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with—and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. To prepare for prayer today read Psalm 14. Fools cannot see God and do not do good. As you reflect on this, pray in these ways and any other way the Holy Spirit leads. That we would see our... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 9/11/19
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Standing in the Gap

God always had a plan for Cyprian Guchienda’s life, a plan that was different than what he could have ever hoped or imagined. From serving as a youth Sunday school teacher in Kenya, to being asked to plant a church 100 miles from his hometown, Cyprian was consistently astonished by the doors God continued to open for the advancement of the Gospel. As pastor of a new church plant, he decided to attend seminary in the United States, leaving behind his wife, kids, and community for an... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 9/4/19
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Ways to Pray This Week – Sept. 4

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with—and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. To prepare for prayer today read Psalm 7. We can have confidence in God when facing overwhelming situations. With this in mind, please pray: For those who feel they do not have the words to express their... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 9/4/19
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With One Voice

There is something about music that binds us together, brings us into community, and points us back to our collective identity in Christ. When Hollis Vaughan first started singing in the choir when she was little, she got a glimpse of how special singing in a group could be. Practicing regularly, she began to really connect with others in the Children’s Choir, and now, as a member of the Genesis Choir for 7th–12th graders, she has seen how God works through her time there. It... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 8/28/19
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Ways to Pray This Week – Aug. 29

PRAYING THROUGH THE FIRST 90 PSALMS 90 Days of Prayer includes daily prayers through the first 90 Psalms in the Bible. Each day includes a Psalm to read, questions to answer, a truth from that Psalm, and ways to pray through the Psalm. Throughout Scripture, God invites us to talk to him, to hear from him, and to respond. This is called prayer. The book of Psalms has often been called the prayer book of Scripture, teaching us how to talk to and listen to God. Wherever this summer takes you,... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 8/28/19
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The Perfect Model of Love

Before Re-engage, Jim and Sarah Sargent found themselves in a marriage that lacked respect and love. Life had come full force in their first few years of marriage. Between finishing school, new babies, and undiagnosed medical issues, the Sargents tried to wade through the best they could. But, with a lack of support and community, they felt alone in their struggles. When they moved their family to Dallas, Sarah realized a chasm existed between her and her spouse. Feeling unknown,... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 8/21/19
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Ways to Pray This Week - Aug. 22

PRAYING THROUGH THE FIRST 90 PSALMS 90 Days of Prayer includes daily prayers through the first 90 Psalms in the Bible. Each day includes a Psalm to read, questions to answer, a truth from that Psalm, and ways to pray through the Psalm. Throughout Scripture, God invites us to talk to him, to hear from him, and to respond. This is called prayer. The book of Psalms has often been called the prayer book of Scripture, teaching us how to talk to and listen to God. Wherever this summer takes you,... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 8/21/19
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The Engine Room

Before the rustle and bustle of families skipping through our halls, or the powerful boom of the organ waking people to praise, a group of fervent prayers gather in the pre-crowd stillness to prepare for Sunday services. They meet to ask God to give peace to the hearts of everyone who attends, to speak mightily through our pastors and volunteers, and for people of all generations to fall more in love with Jesus. For over 30 years, this group has been dedicated to having our church run on a... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 8/14/19
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Ways to Pray This Week – Aug. 15

PRAYING THROUGH THE FIRST 90 PSALMS 90 Days of Prayer includes daily prayers through the first 90 Psalms in the Bible. Each day includes a Psalm to read, questions to answer, a truth from that Psalm, and ways to pray through the Psalm. Throughout Scripture, God invites us to talk to him, to hear from him, and to respond. This is called prayer. The book of Psalms has often been called the prayer book of Scripture, teaching us how to talk to and listen to God. Wherever this summer takes you,... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 8/14/19
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Breaking the Cycle

In Dallas, more than 58% of third graders do not read at grade level. Of that group, nearly 60% of those kids come from poverty-stricken areas like Mill City in South Dallas where shaky home environments, lack of school funding, and generational cycles that aid to low self esteem keep students from staying on top of the daily lessons. As they fall behind, these kids have an especially difficult time catching back up with what’s being taught in the classroom. At HP Pres, we are... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 8/7/19
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