The Parker J Cole Prayer Broadcast

Parker J Cole Banner“O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name…”Nehemiah 1:11

So much has happened this summer. The world watched as the U. S. was struck with hurricane after hurricane. We watched as Puerto Rico and the Caribbean were decimated by them. Bangladesh flooded and destroyed villages and killed many more. Thousands left without homes. The ground shook in Mexico and took the lives of many. We have watched as heads of state in various countries bicker back and forth about nuclear power and weapons of destruction. Apathy has grown in our youth. Despondency in our elderly. Complacency in our adults.

In our own personal lives, we have failed relationships, painful pasts, uncertain futures, a rocky present, illness-racked bodies, lint filled pockets, unrealized dreams, wakeful nights, and tortured minds.

The hymn, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” says “What a friend we have in Jesus/All our sins and griefs to bear/What a privilege to carry/Everything to God in prayer

Often, we think of prayer as the last line of defense when it’s our first level of attack. We will be praying for all of us today. Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10304349.

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The Parker J Cole Show — Prayer vs Meditation

Parker J Cole BannerA few weeks back we discussed how to have an effective prayer life by understanding that prayer is the BEST weapon we have in the arsenal against spiritual warfare. On today’s show, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at prayer vs meditation. Many Christians practice yoga and other forms of alternative relaxation methods. One of those in particular is meditation. However, the question is should Christians meditate? Is prayer and meditation the same thing — one with words and one without? Does it matter?

These questions and many more we are going to dig into as I talk with my returning guest Marcia Montenegro from Christian Answers for the New Age.  A former channeler, astrologer, and occult practitioner, Marcia reaches and helps to peel back the veil between the subtle influences of New Age practices and beliefs that have crept into the church and the secular world.

You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here. http://tobtr.com/s/9056741Tune in!

Tonight on the Show — Write Stuff Prayercast

prayerThe idea for this prayercast has been in my mind for a while. When it first popped up in my brain, I shooed it away, thinking it was just an errant thought. Over time, the idea began to solidify but I was still unsure. After all, I wanted to be certain it was something the Lord was leading me to do instead of a nice idea. Two weeks ago, at choir rehearsal, we had an impromptu intercessory prayer for one of our choir members going through. There are no words to describe what is it like to be aware of the Spirit in the room. Here, I knew the idea for this prayercast was definitely of the Lord and that He wanted me to do this.

Prayer is the order of the day. It’s as simple as that. if there was ever a time the Body of Christ needed to come together & pray, it’s now. For the church, for our families, for our countries.. The Bible verse from 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Often this has been taken out of context to be used as sort of a ‘bell call’ to God to give us what we want. But this verse is calling us to humbleness, repentance, & dependence on the Lord.

For this edition of the Write Stuff, we will be taking prayer requests. Although my show focuses on authors, we’re not going to hang up the phone if you want prayer. Call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/8097353. Or, download the WLUV radio mobile app. Tune in!

The Parker J Cole Show — Open Mic

There’s a lot happening in the world that we can’t keep up with everything so today is open mic — where we talk about whatever you want to talk about — news, relationships, prayer requests, or say hello. I want to hear from you. Joining me will be my good friend, fellow host, author, and all around cool dude Josh Peck. Call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/7832991 Or, download the WLUV radio mobile app today. Tune in

The Parker J Cole Show — Energy Flow and Healing

A few years ago, I was at a networking function for small business owners (I owned a virtual assistant company at the time) and met a lovely woman who introduced me to a healing technique called reiki. I made an offhand comment about my shoulders being tense or hurting. After this comment, I was talked into sitting down in a chair and she did some movements with her hand along my shoulders for a few moments. For the life of me, I can’t remember if I felt better or was just creeped out by a woman I didn’t know well touching me. Then she went on to say I had negative energy which may be a cause of my affliction. That was my first and last experience with a reiki master but since then, the number of reiki masters as well as other energy healing practitioners has grown.

On this episode we’ll be talking about energy, energy flow, and how it relates to healing. What does it mean when we say ‘energy’ in this context? Should Christians seek out methods related to this element? What are some popular techniques? What’s the meaning behind it? Where did it all come from?

Our returning guest Marcia Montenegro will be discussing these and many other points. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can click the link here: http://tobtr.com/7706575. Or, download the WLUV Radio mobile app. Tune in!

The Parker J Cole Show — Double Agents in the Pews

We see it in spy movies all the time — the gut-wrenching twist when the best friend, close relative or family member turns out to be the double agent the hero was looking for. The shock, the pain, the horror rifles through our hero as the one he or she loved has turned out to be the enemy.

But what if there are double agents right next to us in the pews? Every Sunday, we sit next to them, break bread with them, sing praises and all the while, they’re working for the Enemy.

In the spy movies, the hero is aware there may be a double agent within the organization. He watches diligently, searching for the clues, assessing his team members, his leader trying to determine who could it be. Yet in our churches, we’re not as diligent. When the double agent enters it’s often because we allowed the church doors open to all without using discernment to see if this so called brother and sister in Christ is in fact who they say they are.

Jesus warned us of this some time ago. Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” However one has to wonder if the Church has forgotten this. When strange doctrines, teachings, and liberties come into the church that seek to change the nature of God, revision the work of Christ, and other heinous things, we need to understand there are double agents in the Church.

How did they get there? That’s what we’re going to talk about today on the show with Pastor George McVey. You can join in the conversation by calling 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV Radio mobile app. Tune in!