Prayer Comes from Revelation by the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
Special Proclamation for Today
Father, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
Your Word declares that if we, Your people, who are called by Your
name, will humble ourselves and pray and seek Your face and turn
from our wicked ways, then will You hear from heaven and You will
forgive our sin and will heal our land.
(2 Chronicles 7:14)
We bow before Your sacred throne and humbly ask Your
forgiveness for the sin of idolatry! Your word demands; “Thou shalt
have no other gods before Me”, yet we have, under the banner of
pluralism and hedonism, embraced and worshipped the gods of
this world. Take us back to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!
Through moral and spiritual compromise and complacency, we have
allowed our nation to conform to the ways of the world by turning
away from our spiritual roots found in Your Word.
Our silence has produced a secular nation and all nations that forget
You, shall be forsaken. We ask that You hear our cry, for we need
You, in these desperate times, to lead us out of our politically correct
fog of constant confusion and take us back to Your moral clarity.
O Lord our God, King of the Universe, we confess that America
cannot survive without Your presence. Your statutes founded this
blessed land and we look to You, Father God, to preserve it, for
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”
As commanded in scripture, we pray for all who are in authority
who govern our nation; may their decisions be led by the perfect
compass of your Holy Word which clearly discerns right from wrong.
(I Timothy 2:1-3)
O Lord our God, You have promised to raise up righteous leaders
into high places and to remove those who have displayed unrighteous
authority. We earnestly pray that You will once again exalt the
righteous and expose the deeds of the ungodly.
America must have spiritual renewal for moral survival! In this
season of prayer, we unite in humble heartfelt hope and ask that You
forgive us and deliver us from the folly of our transgressions. Guide
and sustain our nation as we turn from our sin and return to You,
the God of our fathers. (Psalm 51:1-17)
The time has come to declare our trust in You to heal our land.
(2 Samuel 22:2-4; Psalm 5:11-12; Psalm 57:1-3)
We pledge to exercise our God given rights of “life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness” in voting for future leaders from the county
courthouse to the White House who obey and honor Your Word.
(Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 119:44-48; Psalm5:11)
We pledge to vote the Bible in selecting those that will govern our
country. (Deuteronomy 16:18-20)
Blessed are you, O Lord our God, for You are good and Your mercy
endures forever. We petition heaven with our united prayers as we
seek Your blessing, Your peace and Your protection for America.
(I Chronicles 16:34; Numbers 6:22-26; Romans 15:13;
May the Lord our God, be with us, as He was with our forefathers;
may He not leave us or forsake us; so that He may incline our hearts
to Himself, to walk in all His ways... that all peoples of the earth may
know that the Lord is God and that there is no other.
(1 Kings 8:57-60)
prayer scripture for others
Pray Scriptures For Others
Part One: For Your Marriage Partner
Character of the New Man
Col 3:12-24 "...Therefore, as the elect of
God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness,
humbleness of mind, meekness, long suffering: bearing with one
another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against
another; even as Christ forgave you so you also must do. But above
all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.. And let
the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in
one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly
in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and
hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the
Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of
the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him...
The Christian Home
...Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.
Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to
the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become
discouraged. Servants, obey in all things your masters according to
the flesh, not with eye service, as men pleasers, but in sincerity of
heart, fearing God. And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the
Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the
reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ..."
Ps 119:33-40 "...Teach me, O Lord, the
way of Your statutes, and I shall keep it to the end. Give me
understanding and I shall keep Your law; Indeed, I shall observe it
with my whole heart. Make me walk in the path of Your
commandments. For I delight in it. Incline my heart to Your
testimonies. And not to covetousness. Turn away my eyes form
looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way. Establish
Your word to Your servant, who is devoted to fearing You. Turn
away my reproach which I dread, for Your judgments are god.
Behold, I long for Your precepts; revive me in Your righteousness..."
Phil 1:9-11 "...And this I pray, that your
love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all
discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that
you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being
filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to
the glory and praise of God..."
1 Cor 13:1-7 "...Though I speak with the
tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become as
sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of
prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge, and
though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have
not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed
the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love,
it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not
envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave
rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil does
not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things,
believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. ..."
1 Pet 3:8-9 "...Finally, all of you be of one
mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be
tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for
reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to
this, that you may inherit a blessing..."
(being "like minded"; see also: Lk 11:17
"...But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them: "Every kingdom
divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided
against a house falls."
1 Cor 1:10 "...Now I plead with you,
brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak
the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that
you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same
1 Jn 5:18 "...We know that whoever is
born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps
himself, and the wicked one does not touch him..."
Phil 4:6-7 "...Be anxious for nothing, but in
everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your
requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which
surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus..."
Part Two: For Your Children
Ps 119:37 "...Turn away my eyes from
looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way..."
Lk 1:15 "...For he will be great in the sight
of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also
be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb..."
Lk 2:52 "...and Jesus increased in wisdom
and stature, and in favor with God and men..."
Prov 3:3-4 "...Let not mercy and truth
forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of
your heart, and so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and
man..." , and
1 Sam 2:26 "...And the child Samuel grew
in stature, and in favor both with the Lord and men,..." )
1 Sam 1:28; 2:18; Ps 8:2 "...Therefore I
also have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lives he shall be lent to
the Lord. So they worshiped the Lord there...But Samuel ministered
before the Lord, even as a child, wearing a linen ephod...Out of the
mouth of babes and infants You have ordained strength, because of
Your enemies, that You may silence the enemy and the avenger..."
(with Mt 21:16 "...and said to Him, "Do You
hear what these are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes. Have
you never read, 'Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You
have perfected praise'?" )
Isa 54:13 "...All your children shall be
taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of our children..."
Titus 3:1-2 "...Remind them to be subject
to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to
speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to
Prov 20:11 "...Even a child is known by his
deed, by whether what he does is pure and right..."
Lk 2:40 "...And the child grew and became
strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon
Col 1:9-12; 3:2 "...For this reason we also,
since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask
that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and
spiritual understanding; that you may have a walk worthy of the Lord,
fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in
the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His
glorious power for all patience and long suffering with joy; giving
thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the
inheritance of the saints in the light..."
Ps 22:9-10 "...But You are He who took
Me out of the womb; You made Me trust when I was on My mother's
breast. I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother's womb
You have been My God..."
For Your Friends and Extended Family
2 Tim 1:7; 2:15 "...For God has not given
us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind...Be
diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not
need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth..."
1 Cor 15:58 "...Therefore, my beloved
brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of
the Lord, knowing that our labor is not in vain in the Lord..."
James 3:17-18 "...But the wisdom that is
from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full
of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make
1 Tim 4:12 "...Let no one despise your
youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in
love, in spirit, in faith, in purity..."
1 Thes 4:9-12 "...But concerning brotherly
love you have no need that I should write to you for you yourselves
are taught by God to love one another; and indeed you do so toward
all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren,
that you increase more and more; than you also aspire to lead a
quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own
hands ,as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward
those who are outside and that you may lack nothing..."
Mt 6:13 "...And do not lead us into
temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the
kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen..."
2 Thes 3:3 "...But the Lord is faithful, who
will establish you and guard you from the evil one..." and
Jms 4:7-10 "...Therefore submit to God.
Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He
will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify
your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let
your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble
your selves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up..." and
Jn 17:15 "...I do not pray that You should
take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the
evil one..." )
Num 6:24-26 "...The Lord bless you and
keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious
to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you
Deut 6:5 "...You shall write them on the
doorposts of your house and on your gates..."
Phil 4:8 "...Finally, brethren, whatever
things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just,
whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things
are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything
praiseworthy--mediate on these things..."
Part Four: For Your Pastors and Leaders
Isa 11:2 "...The Spirit of the Lord shall rest
upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of
counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the
1 Tim 3:2-7, 11 "...A bishop then must be
blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate , sober-minded, of
good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not
violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not
covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in
submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule
his own house, how will he take care of the church of God? not a
novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same
condemnation as the devil. Moreover he must have a good
testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach
and the snare of the devil..."
2 Chron. 15:7 "...But you, be strong and do
not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!..."
2 Tim 2:24-26 "...And a servant of the Lord
must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility
correcting those who are in opposition , if God perhaps will grant
them repentance, so that they may know the truth..."
1 Tim 3:11 "...Likewise their wives must be
reverent, not slanderers, temperate,faithful in all things..."
1 Pet 4:11 "...If anyone speaks, let him
speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as
with the ability each God supplies, that in all things God may be
glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the
dominion forever and ever. Amen..."
Lk 24:45 "...And He opened their
understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures..."
Eph 3:14-4:3 "...For this reason I bow my
knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole
family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you,
according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might
through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts
through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be
able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length
and depth and height--to know the love of Christ which passes
knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to
Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask
or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in
the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to have a walk
worthy of the calling with which you were called with all lowliness and
gentleness, with long suffering, bearing with one another in love,
endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond peace..."
Acts 14:2; 18:24-25 "...But the unbelieving
Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the
brethren...Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an
eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus. This
man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in
spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though
he knew only the baptism of John..."
Experiencing Prayer with Jesus
by Henry and Norman Blackaby
Till we meet again, God bless!
Part Four: For Your Pastors and Leaders
Praying for your Pastor and Other Ministry Leaders
Pray that they would:
Wholeheartedly pursue the vision God has for their lives and for the church, and resist any pressure to stray from His will—no matter where it comes from. Also, that they can articulate that vision clearly, passionately, and effectively (1 Chron. 12:32; Hab. 2:1-3).
Keep a clean heart and a clear mind through a vibrant, growing, personal relationship with Jesus Christ (Acts 23:1; 1 John 3:21).
Become more passionate about God’s Word and prayer than ever before—with contagious enthusiasm that spreads to the congregation as they faithfully proclaim the gospel with obedience, relevance, boldness, and conviction (Luke 5:16; 2 Tim. 4:1-5).
That they would have faith to trust that the Lord will take full responsibility for their needs—and those of their families—when they obey Him (Phil 4:19).
Seek to edify and maintain harmony with their co-laborers on the church staff and that they would have the discernment to seek out only those who God wants to fill any empty leadership positions (Ex. 18:21-23; Acts 6:1-6).
Be the caring spiritual and moral leaders their families need them to be and that they would invest time nurturing their loved ones with gentleness and truth (Titus 1:5-9).
Recognize their inadequacy for the task before them, their need to pray for God's wisdom and courage, and the joy that comes from living in the power of the Holy Spirit (Josh. 1:5-6; Zech. 4:6; Acts 4:31).
Reject all counsel that violates the spiritual principles of God's Word and always trust Him to lead them in the right direction (Ps. 25:4-5).
Be ready to step out by faith and make decisions based on God’s will, rather than financial or earthly considerations (Ps. 20:7).
Find their worth in Christ rather than in the approval of others (Ps. 56:3–4).
Strive to be godly examples to the congregation and the community, and proactively grow others to be strong leaders as well (1 Pet. 5:1-4).
Remember they are accountable to God for how they lead His people (James 3:1).
Be protected from Satan’s traps, attacks, and temptations. Also, that they would have the discernment to know when the enemy is at work and the wisdom to know how to confront it (2 Cor. 10:4; Eph. 6:10-19).
Seek out healthy friendships with trustworthy friend who will keep them accountable in their personal concerns and struggles (Prov. 27:17).
How to Live an Effective Prayer Lifestyle
To be an effective person of prayer, you must have relationship with the One to whom you pray.
Above all else, prayer is an opportunity to enjoy intimacy with God. Prayer is all about relationship with Father God. God longs to have relationship with you.
To know God is to realize that we are in relationship, covenant relationship with Him. You are His child. He is your Father. You are His bride. He is your Groom.
Jesus warns us that we can do His works and not be known of God.
Matt 7:21-23 (NIV) "Not everyone who says to me, `Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, `Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, `I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'
How Can I Develop an Intimate Relationship with God?
* A. Spend Time with the Lord, daily.
* B. Study the Word of God
* C. Worship
* D. Repentance
* E. Practice the Presence of the Lord
A. Spend Time with the Lord, daily.
In any earthly relationship, the way to develop relationship with someone is to spend time with them. Intimate relationships are born by learning to trust. Being open and vulnerable and being willing to show all of your heart invites intimacy. To be intimate is to be willing to show all that is in your heart to the person.
To be an intimate friend of God, you need to be able to pour out your heart to Him, sharing the most intimate details of your life, your hopes, your dreams and your very heart with Him.
Prov. 17:17 (NIV)
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
This scripture not only applies to God's heart toward us, but it should be our stance toward the Lord. Our hearts should long to be with Him no matter what the circumstance. As His people, We are to love Him and be His friend first. From that base of intimacy, we can pray effectively.
If our prayer life consists only of petition and intercession, it can lead to anger and frustration. If prayer is not answered in the speed that we wish it to be answered, we can become bitter and resentful toward God.
However, If we grow to know God, a delayed prayer will only be an opportunity to pray again. Spending much time with the Lord is one of the only methods to truly know His ways, and not just His acts. Knowing God leads to resting in the assurance of His ultimate goodness, despite the circumstances we see around us.
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
To be in intimate relationship with God is to make Him number one in our lives, above all others, and above all else.
"Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
Ask the Lord to show you any idols in your lives that would be number one instead of Him. These idols can take the form of family, friends, ministry, work or even personal dreams .
B. We get to know Him through the study of the word of God, in prayer.
As you daily study His word, you will soon get to know His will, His ways and His heart, which will give you keys to know how to pray. When you understand the way He moves in the lives of people, you can use prayers that line up to His will. Psalm 119 is a wonderful passage to meditate upon, as it tells us the rewards of studying His word.
C. As we worship the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, He births intimacy in our hearts.
In worship, we are lavishing all our attention and affections toward Him.
Worship cleanses you from the "dirt" you pick up as you walk your everyday life by just living in an unsaved world.
A good anointed worship time refreshes and revives you. It speaks to your spirit the truth about God and His power. To be an effective intercessor, you must be awake in your spirit. Worship will awaken and sharpen your spirit to be in tune with the will of the Lord.
Ask the Lord to search your heart, and to show you if there be any wicked way in it. The Lord is faithful to show us our motivations and secret desires. Keep a short account with the Lord.
1 John 1:8-9 (NIV)
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
If you know there are wounds from hurts you have received, allow the Lord to heal those areas as you forgive and receive forgiveness and healing. If you find it hard to hear from God, ask Him to show blockages or walls in your own life that are hindering you from receiving and giving to the Lord. Some blockages are unforgiveness, unconfessed sin, disobedience, wounds and hurts.
To pray effectively, pray out of a pure heart, so you don't pray in bitterness, anger and judgment.
Prayers prayed out of impure motives are sometimes known as soulful prayers. They are usually not very effective. When the Lord begins to show us things to pray for and our hearts are free from unconfessed sin and judgments toward others, we can pray without prejudice.
Praying For Others is front line spiritual warfare. It is essential that you ask for protection for yourself and your family as you enter into intercession. Sin can provide an open door for the enemy to attack us.
If, when you pray for others, you find things falling apart in your own life, ask the Lord to search your heart and show you any doors left open because of your own sin, or sin against you.
E. Practice the Presence of God.
Practice just "being with God." Just enjoy each others company. Sometimes, just sitting with the Lord in silence can bring deep communion and refreshment to your spirit, soul and body. An earthly example of this sort of "being", would be a loving couple who have been married for years. They do not have to say a word to each other yet a glance or a smile can pass on deep intimacy and "knowing."
You don't always have to be talking to Him. You don't always have to be expecting heavy revelation from heaven, you can just enjoy being with Him.
Part of practicing the presence of God is to understand he is with you always. It is a biblical fact and is not based on your emotions.
Deut 31:6 (NIV)
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
Presence of God is there all the Time
The presence of God is there all the time. Learning to know He is there, however, will take time and patience. Just drink in His love for you in the presence of God, fear cannot reside, anxiety cannot reside, heaviness cannot abide. You need to learn to tune into His presence, it is always there, but we need to practice becoming aware of it.
General Helps in Prayer
Have on hand your bible, a pen and a notebook
Find a quiet place to pray if possible. This is not always possible, however, and God still blesses your prayer time in the midst of distractions.
Be accustomed to periods of silence and don't be afraid of pauses.
If you find your mind wandering in your devotions.
Pray out loud.
Read scriptures out loud. If you don't know what to pray, then use the prayers of the bible, there are dozens that you can take as your own. Take the Psalms for example. They are songs, after all, perhaps they are better to be heard by the ear to reach the heart, like all songs.
Paul prayed as an apostle over his charges all through his letters so grab a pen and paper and make note of where these prayers are and in faith for yourself and for those you have made priorities. There are many prayers in the Old Testament as well that you can make your heart's prayer. As you read the Word out loud, you will find certain passages leap out at you that you never noticed before, as it takes longer to read out loud than to scan the page silently. Your heart and mind will have a longer opportunity to "chew" on the Word.
Walk or pace as you read the Word out loud, you'll be amazed how it will inspire you and keep your mind from wandering. The combination of reading out loud and walking trains your brain to concentrate on the task at hand. If you can't walk, then be creative in finding another way to keep your body a part of your prayer experience.
Put on a worship tape.
Ask the Lord to protect you.
Declare you are determined.
If there is a pressing need of your own on your mind, submit it to the Lord in prayer. Write down those things that are causing your mind to wander and submit them to the Lord.
Walk! Stand, change your posture. If you find you are dozing off regularly in your devotions times, then stand and walk around the room you are in.
Ask the Lord if this is the best time for you to be praying. Some people are morning people, others can press in to the Lord in the wee small hours of the night. Find out what works best for you.
Till we meet again, God bless!
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