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A couple of years ago a new person showed up to pray at my Saturday morning men’s prayer group in West Chicago. His name was Manuel Mill – a former fugitive from the FBI who had done prison time. He prayed with a Hispanic lisp, quoted lots of scripture and usually knelt to pray. Other times I saw him standing, sometimes laying hands on some man who was burdened with a need and periodically he was prostrate on the floor crying out to God.

When Manny is not in one of the 29 State of Illinois prisons on Saturday mornings sharing his faith, he is praying with me and our group of radical prayer warriors.

Many of us have friends or relatives who have or are serving time in prison. Hebrews 13 says, “Don’t forget about those in prison. Suffer with them as though you were there yourself.”

If you want to read about and experience personally the power of being bold and persistent in prayer, this is the book for you – Radical Prayer, by Manny Mill.

Radical prayer is needed in all of our lives and circumstances. I Thessalonians 5:16-18 tells us to “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

We need to be in radical prayer for our students, and for Christian Heritage Academy, continually bringing the challenges and needs of our school before the Lord as we seek to carry out our mission to “provide an exemplary education based on biblical values to children of Christian families, equipping them to be lifetime followers of Jesus Christ.”

David L. Roth, Ed.D.
Chief Education Officer

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