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Kurt Selles

Executive Editor of Today

Kurt Selles is the director of Back to God Ministries International and serves as the Executive Editor of Today. He is a graduate of Calvin College and Seminary, and received his PhD from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to BTGMI, he served 19 years in Taiwan and China with CRC World Missions. Kurt later taught missions at Beeson Divinity School, where he also acted as the director of the school’s Global Center. Kurt and his wife, Vicki, reside in Grand Rapids and have three adult children.

February 28, 2021

"Come, Lord Jesus!"

Revelation 22:20-21
He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

February 27, 2021

Pray For Unity

John 17:6-25
“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one.”

February 26, 2021

Pray for Your Enemies

Matthew 5:43-48
“I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

February 25, 2021

Be Persistent!

Luke 18:1-8
Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.

February 24, 2021

Ask Away!

1 John 5:13-15
[Jesus said,] “You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”

February 23, 2021

Pray with Thanksgiving

Philippians 4:4-9
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

February 22, 2021

Pray for Those in Authority

1 Timothy 2:1-7
I urge . . . that petitions, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

February 21, 2021


2 Corinthians 1:18-22
No matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.

February 20, 2021

The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory

1 Chronicles 29:10-13
“Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.”

February 19, 2021

Deliver Us from Evil

Ephesians 6:10-20
Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against . . . the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

February 18, 2021

Lead Us Not into Temptation

James 1:12-18
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father. . . .

February 17, 2021

As We Forgive . . .

Matthew 18:21-35
“This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or your sister from your heart.”

February 16, 2021

Forgive Us . . .

Psalm 51:1-7
Have mercy on me, O God. . . . Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

February 15, 2021

Give Us Today Our Daily Bread

Mark 6:38-44
Taking the five loaves and two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people.

February 14, 2021

Your Will Be Done

Matthew 26:36-46
“My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

February 13, 2021

Your Kingdom Come

Mark 1:14-15
“The kingdom of God has come near.”

February 12, 2021

Hallowed Be Your Name

Psalm 145:1-7, 17-21
My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let ­every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

February 11, 2021

In Heaven

Acts 17:22-28
“The God who made the earth and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.”

February 10, 2021

Our Father

Matthew 6:9-13
“This then is how you should pray, ‘Our Father . . .’”

February 9, 2021

When Y’all Pray

Luke 11:1-4
“When you pray, say . . .”

February 8, 2021

In Jesus’ Name

John 14:5-14
“You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”

February 7, 2021

The Posture of Prayer

Psalm 51
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love. . . . A broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.

February 6, 2021

Praying to the God of the Bible

Psalm 145:17-21
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

February 5, 2021

Asking for the Holy Spirit

Luke 11:9-13
“If you then . . . know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

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