Heartfelt Prayers: John Baillie

A Prayer of John Baillie O God, immortal, eternal, invisible, I remember with gladness and thanksgiving all that thou hast been to this world of men:       Companion of the brave:      Upholder of the loyal:      Light of the wanderer:      Joy of the

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Heartfelt Prayers: Catherine Marshall

A Prayer of Catherine Marshall I do need thee, Lord. I need thee now. I know that I can do without many of the things that once I thought were necessities, but without thee I cannot live, and I dare not die. I needed thee when sorrow came, when shadows

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Heartfelt Prayers: Hannah Whitall Smith

A Prayer of Hannah Whitall Smith Lord Jesus, I believe that thou art able and willing to deliver me from all the care and unrest and bondage of my Christian life. I believe thou didst die to set me free, not only in the future, but now and here. I

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Heartfelt Prayers: St. Patrick’s Breastplate

St. Patrick’s Breastplate I bind unto myself todayThe strong Name of the Trinity,By invocation of the same,The Three in One, and One in Three. I bind this day to me forever,By power of faith, Christ’s Incarnation;His baptism in the Jordan river;His death on the cross for my salvation.His bursting from

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Heartfelt Prayers: Henri J. M. Nouwen

A Prayer of Henri J.M. Nouwen: Listen, O Lord, to my prayers. Listen to my desire to be with you, to dwell in your house, and to let my whole being be filled with your presence. But none of this is possible without you. When you are not the one

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Heartfelt Prayers: Prayer of Saint Benedict

Prayer of Saint Benedict: Almighty God, give us wisdom to perceive you, intelligence to understand you, diligence to seek you, patience to wait for you, vision to behold you, a heart to meditate upon you, a life to proclaim you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with you and

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Heartfelt Prayers: A Disciple’s Renewal

A Disciple’s Renewal: O MY SAVIOUR,                            help me.I am so slow to learn, so prone to forget, so weak to climb;I am in the foothills when I should be on the heights;I am pained by my graceless

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Heartfelt Prayers

A Prayer by William Barclay: O God, Our Father, we know our own weakness.Our minds are darkened, and by ourselves we cannot find and know the truth.Our wills are weak, and by ourselves we cannot resist temptation, or bring to its completion that which we resolve to do.Our hearts are

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Christmas Presence: Witnessing

Read Luke 1:67-79. What is Zechariah giving witness to in his song? In this fourth week of Advent, consider adding a special note to your gifts, sharing with loved ones a simple prayer that God’s loving presence would be especially near.  Luke 1:67-79 67 And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy

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Christmas Presence: Wondering

Read Luke 1:46-55. What is Mary wondering about in her soul? In this third week of Advent, prepare your heart for Christmas by pausing for one full hour and journaling or sketching as many of God’s good gifts as you can. Luke 1:46-55 46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,

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Steve Macchia

Steve Macchia

Founder & President

Steve is a graduate of Northwestern College (IA) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div. and D.Min.). His prior ministry includes serving on the pastoral staff at Grace Chapel (Lexington, MA) and as president of Vision New England. Since July 1, 2003 Steve has served as founder and president of Leadership Transformations, director of the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building, and adjunct faculty in the Doctor of Ministry department at Gordon-Conwell. He is the author of fifteen books, including the Baker bestseller Becoming a Healthy Church, and Crafting a Rule of Life (IVP). He lives in the Boston area with his wife Ruth and is the proud father of two grown children, Rebekah and Nathan, daughter in-love Ashley, and papa to his beloved granddaughter, Brenna Lynn. “My soul comes alive singing the great hymns of the church and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. I’m in awe of God for fulfilling the dream for LTI that he birthed in my heart, for the team he has assembled, and the transformational impact experienced in the leaders and teams we serve.

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