Fasting Prayer Guide

Today we’re sharing a letter from Jamie Harms and a prayer guide for a 24-hour fast in remembrance of Jesus’ atoning sacrifice on our behalf.

Camp Agape Update

As promised, we have an update for you on last weekend’s Camp Agape, which was held at Camp Harlow in northwest Eugene for 163 children and teens impacted by incarceration. The Agape Families team along with roughly 140 volunteers led by Faith Gilchrist appreciated your prayers. Thank you!

Praying for Camp Agape

On Thursday more than 200 children and teenagers impacted by incarceration arrived at Camp Harlow in northeast Eugene for a three-night camp designed just for them. They were met by an incredible team of volunteers, men, women, and in many cases, entire families, who are invested in bringing the hope found in Jesus Christ to these young people. Today we’re sharing ways you can pray throughout the weekend for Camp Agape.

Praying for Afghanistan and Haiti

Afghanistan and Haiti have been in the news throughout the week as crisis deepens within each country. As we listen to the reports, our hearts break for the men, women, and children who are suffering. While we cannot fly into these countries to minister on the ground, we can pray to the One who is in control. Join us today as we learn how to pray specifically for the people and circumstances they are facing.

Praying for Haiti, a country in crisis

Cailyn Prewitt, our UFC missions intern, shares about the current crisis in Haiti, its long history of heartache, and how Chances for Children, a non-profit that UFC supports, is continuing to support the Haitian people. Her post includes her beautiful pictures of the Haitian landscape.

The Best Invitation

Today at, Carol Lazar writes of the great joy we can experience as we approach the throne of grace.

Standing in the Gap

She describes herself as “a missionary who never wanted to be one,” but God changed this woman’s heart after a single, international missions trip in 2009. Today she shares with us a few words about praying for those who have been called “to go.” Join us at

Wherever I Go

Today at, a faithful Jesus follower reflects on a simple phrase at the end of her daddy’s prayers that is helping her during a season of great transition.

A Learned Skill

Join Jamie Harms as she shows us a pattern within The Lord’s Prayer that we can use as a model for our own prayer lives.

Holding One Another Up in Prayer

In Exodus 17, Moses along with Aaron and Hur watched from an overlooking hill as God’s people battled their enemies. As long as Moses’ hands were extended heavenward, the Israelites experienced victory. When Moses’ hands slumped from fatigue, the enemies began to route Israel. Thus, until the Amalakites were completely defeated, Aaron and Hur came alongside Moses and physically held up his hands when he could no longer do so on his own. The story in Exodus reminds me of a story from my friend, Kathleen Harwood…

Beauty for Ashes

We can name many horrible things related to coronavirus. People are sick and some are dying, workers have lost their jobs, relationships struggle as people live in close quarters, and schools are closed, to name just a few. However, even in the midst of the hard, God can redeem a situation and make something beautiful from it.

Head Outside with God

Editor’s Note: Each week with our Daily Joy postings, you will find posts that encourage us to keep our perspective focused on our great God. The posts will include practical ways to spend time at home, things to consider for our mental and physical health, prayer prompts, ways to be in God’s Word, and a pause for thankfulness in midst of our circumstances. Today, we encourage you to focus some time in prayer.