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Prayer for those being persecuted

Psalm 31

King James Version (KJV)

31 In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.

Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.

Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.

I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the Lord.

I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;

And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.

Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.

10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.

11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.

12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.

13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.

14 But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God.

15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.

17 Let me not be ashamed, O Lord; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!

20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

21 Blessed be the Lord: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.

22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.

23 O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.

 

 

Prayer to Bless Israel

Heavenly Father,

I ask You to bless Israel, for You promised them, blessed are those who bless you and cursed are those who curse you.   So I am speaking abundant blessings upon them –

“Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.

“Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.

“Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.

“Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.

We ask you to bless their weather, and their children, and their families, and their schools, their hospitals,  we ask that You provide all their needs, and we ask that you bless them in the government.  We ask that you bless the hungry people with food.  We ask that You bless the women, widows, orphans, sick, hungry, thirsty, needy, and oppressed in Israel.  We ask that you bless them with Your awesome Presence so that there may be a revival in Israel like never before.  We ask that you bless them with safety and security because You are Jehovah Shammah, we ask that You bless them with an abundant storehouse of goods, so that they may proclaim that You are the God who blesses Israel.  May You bless them with the shade upon the right hand, and protect them from the heat and scorching sun, and protection from the storms both naturally and spiritually.  Take up Armor and Lord defend them against wicked things in high places, and spare the nations of the world for Israel’s sake, and have mercy on anyone who chooses to go against Israel.  We pray for Your Church that we as one accord will come with one purpose to seek out daily to pray for Israel.  We operate by faith and not by sight, and we know in Your Word, that no eye has seen and no ear has heard what God has in store, for those that love You.  Remember the nations for the way that they have honored You in the past and served You and pour out a blessing upon each nation who has a remnant that still choose to glorify Your name, Oh, Lord.  Bless them with riches, and provision, wisdom, and strength and courage for the feeble, and weak, and we pray for revival in Israel.  You said in that when they were gathered in one accord in one place that there was a sound of a mighty rushing wind, with tongues of cloven fire, so we’re asking for the spiritual rain to be poured down, and let Revival come, across the nations, starting with each heart, and with each person.  Move in Your people, cause Your people, the Church, to come alive with prayer and fasting and with one accord reach out to pray for the nation of Israel.  We pray for the nation of Israel, divine providence, protection, and power come down.  We ask that You Pull Heaven Down!!!  Thank You Heavenly Father for abundant grace and mercy.

In Jesus MIGHTY name I pray,

Amen.

Hope for Storms

My prayer is for those that are going through storms – whether there are physical weather or other kind of storms.  Our prayers reach out to you – that our God is with us –

Even though I walk through the valley
Of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I’m caught in the middle
Of the storms of this life
I won’t turn back, I know You are near

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

And I can see a light that is coming
For the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We’ll live to know You here on the earth

Yes, I can see a light that is coming
For the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise You
Still I will praise You

Keep praising God and giving thanks.  Let your church unite in prayer of giving thanksgiving or your family go through a time of thanksgiving of blessings.

Heavenly Father,

We ask based on Psalm 83, to forgive the nation of America for conspiracies against Israel.  Forgive and have mercy upon this nation.  We bless the nation of Israel right now and we pray for favor on the nation of Israel.   You have made Your power known to America.  Divert the plans of the nation against Israel and have mercy upon America.  We know you are working, but we ask for forgiveness.  Thanks for rain where it is needed, but we know that Israel is Your chosen so on behalf of this nation, we Your Church in America, bless the nation of Israel for You said in Your Word, that blessed is those that bless Israel.  Pour out the blessings on all the leaders of Israel, and America and have them line up with Your divine will, Heavenly Father.  Thank You that despite all these things that are going on, You have chosen a remnant in America, and in Israel, who still abide in You, for the rest I ask that they may once again know and experience the love of Christ, and come to embrace the nation of Israel as one of their own.  We know there is a reason, and a plan and a purpose for everything.  Thanks for revealing this to us, and giving us some hope for the future, for Jeremiah 29:11 says Your plans are not to harm us but to prosper us and to give us a future and a hope.

In Jesus Mighty Name I pray,

Amen.

 

 

Stirring up a Revival across the world

Revival begins with prayer, and right now I am just learning what immense needs this world has.  We often feel the need to go out and have our lobster, and sandwiches and sit on the beach and celebrate July the Fourth with our families and there is nothing wrong with that.  Yes we should celebrate, but when you go back to the heart of Jesus, Jesus is not with the 99 that are righteous, but He is with that 1 that is the Lost Sheep.  So we need to start praying for those people who are the Lost Sheep in this world.  We need to as the bride of Christ, lay down our selfish desires and forms of entertainment and seek after God’s heart, and petition God to help people across the world, and in our own communities to pour out His Spirit, we need to pray for Protection, Restoration, Deliverance, Healing, Provision, for all the people across the world, and in our communities.  We need to not only pray but show acts of love, and make it a point to show love all across the world.  This is a lost and dying world, and people’s needs need to be met, and for the seeds that cannot be sown, by prayer God can send the right Laborer into the Harvest.  We need to Pray to the Lord of the Harvest and request Him to send laborers out into the harvest.  There are many people.   There is an increase in violence in the surrounding communities and we need to send our prayers to God to send His angels of protection all across the world.  There are so many needs – sick people who cannot afford to pay medical bills that are thinking of committing suicide, there are teenagers who are so depressed and locked into isolation where their computer is the best friend that they have and they have limited access to an outside world.  There are people that are being affected by the media industry and being seduced by darkness which then leads them to aggression, violence, and suicidal tendencies.  There are so many victims of crimes and injustices all across the world.  God is moved with compassion for them and there are over 7 billion people in the world today that are dying everyday without knowing Christ, and we are just idly standing by.  How much time do we spend in prayer?  I am learning that myself, but we need to start now.  We need to pursue God diligently and put aside our selfishness.  – There was a sermon I put up a while back, – Understanding God’s Purpose and there was one question on there – “What keeps you up at night?”  There was another question – “Is your burden God’s burden?”   These are just a few of the questions on the video.  I can probably repost it.  When you pray what do you pray?  Ask God to open your heart to the needs of the world.  That there are many needs and many people that are suffering across the world, and God is looking for a person who will pray, and it is not about us and our celebrations and our parties.  Yes Freedom is good and it needs to be honored.  But God has greater purpose and visions for His Kingdom, and how many of them are we meeting.  It’s time to wake up and start looking for ways to bless people.  If you cannot show the heart of God to many people start with just one- it may be that Old man in the grocery store who is looking for a bag of dried beans, maybe you can take time out of your shopping trip leave your cart behind and go looking for him.  He may not know that you are from Christ, but you are blessing someone.  This is more than just being a blessing.  This is about a radical pursuit of the Lost people with which we the body of Christ fulfill out the purpose of God – see What is the purpose of God post –

Luke 4

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,[j]
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”[k]

I believe there is a two part process of Revival.

There is an inward process of Revival – which begins in the Church or the Bride of Christ, which comes by coming to a place of brokenness and repentance of sin, and realizing that Jesus was actually crucified for our sins – the sins of all man were placed upon Him so that the whole world – yes the whole world – and if you sit down and ponder it for awhile, you’ll only come up with a little bit of amazement of How Great is Our God, and that when we sin we are actually putting Jesus if it were actually possible in more pain through that very sin, but, then there is the outward part of a Revival, where the community around us is reached.

There is also the characteristics of the revival – there is the signs, wonders, and miracles, and then there is the nature, and the characteristics of Christ, which must be developed in a person’s life through the fruit of the Holy Spirit,

We can have all these healings, and signs, and miracles, and wonders, but it won’t mean a thing unless we take on the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, goodness, meekness, and self-control.

There is a third part of Revival, it usually takes some kind of fasting – yes I know ugly word, right?  But it can be done, with the grace and the help of the Holy Spirit, and God will lead you in what kind of fast for you to do and how long to do it, and there will be times when the smells of the foods you are not supposed to eat will be coming into your nostrils and at that point you have to just put the flesh under subjection.  Your pastor may even ask you to eat something, and you will have to subjugate the flesh, and may be for quite awhile. You may be asked – are you sure you don’t want this, are you sure you don’t want that up to 4 or more times each day and as much as you want it, you have to tell yourself no.  You will be tempted by smells in the grocery stores of the food that you cannot have, and maybe celebrations where everyone is having food, and you have to just limit yourself to what God has allowed you to eat.

Someday I may tell of my fasting experiences as well, but after you have disciplined your body to fasting, and consistently pursued God in prayer with daily repentance to keep your conscience clear and free from condemnation, then you must ask God to keep the fire alive and burning everyday.  For the last thing we want to be doing is be praying for a revival for the world, and be dead ourselves.  This usually takes baptism of the Holy Spirit and daily seeking and pursing God by praying and interceding for others, which is God’s heart.  You must put others needs instead of yourself – it’s ok, to start off with asking God to give you the grace for the day, but then after that, praying for others is a vital key for intimacy and revival and growth in the Holy Spirit.  When you pray for others, God takes care of your needs. Persistance is the key as we have been learning in these past few posts – stay tuned for When You Pray, part two.

 

Mission Impossible – or is it?

MISSION:  To reach the whole world with Gospel of Christ, to spread the news of the good news of salvation so people believe in the one and only Lord Jesus Christ.

Objective:  To reach out to remote areas, and to reach out to new generations who may not know Christ and to reach out to every unbelieving person in every country in every nation all across the world.  This is the Ark and this is what is necessary to build.  Can we build the Ark, are we ready to build the Ark?

The Great Commission –

16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore[a] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

What is needed:  Prayer and intercession, going where you are called, and sparking up the new generation by witnessing and sharing Christ with them, and living for Christ, and living a repentant life.

Challenge:  Are we up for it?