Category Archives: Prayer

I Continue to Create . . .

“Does an artist paint one picture and then stop? 
Does a musician write one song, plan one note and stop?  
No, they continually create new art and new music. 
Creation is an ongoing work of My Art and My Song.

I Continue to Create

That is why scientist seeking to understand the universe find that it continues to grow and expand. 

I Continue to Create

All eternity will be endless new creations that are beyond the wildest dream of anyone.
Beauty will continue to  be created in ways that beauty has never been envisioned.
Only in eternity, my Bride will join me in this creation.
Together we will create. God and My Creation, together will create New Worlds, New Creations, New Beauty, for All Eternity. 

The Joy of Life is Creating New Life

Together, eternity is about God and My Bride Creating new life.
Forever and forever filling the vast, endless universe with beauty, with love, with life.” 

I can Only Imagine . . .

Larry Neville

The Trump-Kim summit . . .

When I awoke this morning the streets were  filled with various stories about the historic meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea.

I can remember other such meetings between world leaders that have shaped our history today. I remember when President Nixon went to China in 1972. China was a closed, communist country and had had a history of egregious human rights abuse. President Nixon’s decision and consequent trip paved the way for China to become open to the outside world. Time has proved the wisdom of that meeting. 

I did some reading today about when President Ronald Reagan was standing at the Brandenburg Gate of the Berlin Wall, June 12, 1987. The wall that divided communist East Berlin from the West. That day during his speech he challenged Gorbachev, the leader of the Soviet Union, to “Tear down this wall.”  As I read this account I found it interesting  President Reagan faced so much opposition from his staff, political, and military leaders. Even so, he made a bold and risky decision to challenge Gorbachev. Again, time proved him wise. 

I pray today that we have witnessed another world changing decision by two such leaders. North Korea seems so much like East Berlin used to be. Families separated by a wall, who had not seen each other for over twenty years,  living only a few blocks apart from one another. It’s much the same in Korea, families have been divided for half a century. In North Korea people live in poverty, starvation and oppression while in South Korea, just a few miles away, they live in prosperity and freedom. 

World changers must be willing to risk. 

The founders of America risked everything for the freedom they yearned for. The great American diplomat Benjamin Franklin said, “We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”

The great Martin Luther King had a dream that cost him his life, but he changed the world. 

South Korea is largely a Christian nation. Some of the greatest churches in the world are in South Korea. While in the North there is no freedom of religion. For years now the church has been interceding on behalf of North Korea. Interceding for change, for freedom, for nation-changing revival.  

Perhaps the Trump-Kim summit is an answer to those prayers. 

I feel that there is a huge war in the spiritual realm over the Korean Peninsula. While losing this war has huge potential casualties in the form of nuclear war, and the continuation of communism in North Korea. The potential gain from winning this war is much greater with millions of North Koreans having, for the first time, the opportunity to live freely.

  1. I challenge the Church of Jesus Christ around the world to pray even more earnestly for the success of this summit.  

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1-3 NIV).

2.  Pray for the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un to have a true change of heart and to chart a new history for his country.

 “The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the LORD; he guides it wherever he pleases” (Proverbs 21:1 NLT).

3. Pray that the church is prepared to respond with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ when North Korea opens.  

When World War II ended the Allied Supreme Commander Douglas MacArthur sent out this word: “Send missionaries,” he pleaded to a number of religious groups, “And Bibles.” As a result of this plea, South Korea received many missionaries and today we see the fruit of their investment. So to must the church today respond when North Korea opens its doors to the world.

Church, let’s keep investing. 

Larry Neville
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4am Thanksgiving Day . . .

I am in Germany again this Thanksgiving Day and it is 4am. What do I do when I can’t sleep due to jet lag on Thanksgiving morning? I get up and give thanks.

Where do I start and where do I end? I think my thanksgiving is endless. There is so much in my life to be thankful for and so many people I love whom I am thankful for. It would be an endless task to list everything and everyone.

I am thankful for . . . 

#1. Jesus and Salvation: That peace that I have by knowing I am saved through the shed blood of Jesus has to be #1 on my list. Thank You Jesus for saving me and choosing me to serve in Your kingdom work.

#2. My Family: As I was in a market yesterday, I saw families from so many cultures and nationalities. There were local German families, European families from many countries, Middle Eastern and African families. I thought, how amazingly God has built the family into the human experience.  I cherish the wonderful family God has allowed me to share life with. My wife Janet, our children, their children, our extended family and our Christian family. My life would not be complete without each and every one of you. I love each of you so much.

#3. Health: There are so many  this Thanksgiving Day, who are experiencing health issues. I pray that God will comfort and heal you. I see so many wonderful people who live with physical challenges and yet, many times seem to be the most thankful. I applaud each of you. I thank God for the health that I feel today.

#4. Finances: This world is filled with desperate needy people. Millions of displaced people around the world, living in refugee encampments. Many millions more living with daily hunger, fear, inhumane treatment and the needy list goes on endlessly. I am so thankful to You Father God for always providing food on our table, a home to live in and the finances to take care of the needs for living. I feel like the Apostle Paul when he said, “I know how to live with a little and a lot . . .My God always supplies for all of our needs according to His riches in glory.” (Philippians 4) That you Father God for all of Your gracious provisions.

#5. Friends: I am so blessed to have life-long friends. I am thankful for each of you today and every day. This life that I am living would not be complete without each one of you. I can’t name you all in this short Thanksgiving blog, but know that in my heart there is a place for you.

This is what I call a Five-Star life: Faith, Family, Fitness, Finances & Friends. Thank You Father God for your grace and mercy this Thanksgiving Day. I have one special prayer:

 “Come quickly Lord Jesus.”

Larry Neville
Praise Chapel International
Praise Chraise Rancho Cucamogna

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