Ray Goff will be the first to tell you he's just an ordinary guy.
Married to his wife, Ruby, for 54 years, and father of four children, he lives in West Chicago, Illinois, a far west suburb.
"I knew it." After a tour in the Army during the Korean War, he met and married Ruby.
The next years were spent building their family of three boys and a girl.
To become a prayer warrior, he says, we simply need to recognize windows of opportunity.
Windows that are all around us as we move through our daily routine: eating, working, playing, sleeping—even grocery shopping. Though a pastor's son and raised in a Christian home, as a young adult he drifted away from the church.
If you live in such a manner as to stand the test of the last judgment, you can depend upon it that the world will not speak well of you.
It will be one of his objects to make none; but if doing what is right and believing what is true should cause him to lose every earthly friend, he will regard it as a small loss, since his great Friend in heaven will be even more friendly and will reveal Himself to him more graciously than ever.
You who have taken up His cross, don't you know what your Master said? And a person's enemies will be those of his own household." Christ is the great Peacemaker; but before peace, He brings war. Where truth is, the lie must flee; or if it remains, there must be a stern conflict, for the truth cannot and will not lower its standard, and the lie must be trampled underfoot.
We can shield them in far greater ways than wrapping them in a plastic bubble or locking them in their rooms for the rest of their lives.
We can intercede for our children, praying for wisdom, protection, peace, and strength.