Call to Prayer / A prayer of David – A Morning Prayer

Call to Prayer / A prayer of David – A Morning Prayer

Psalm 5

5 Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.

Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

12 For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

An excellent prayer model for us to learn from. Praying at the beginning of the day, acknowledging God for who He is. Taking direction from Him, rejoicing in Him.

Call To Prayer / Praying when Others Don’t Understand You

Call To Prayer / Praying when Others Don’t Understand You

1 Samuel 1:10-16, ESV

She was deeply distressed and prayed to the Lord and wept bitterly.And she vowed a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a son, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch his head.”

As she continued praying before the Lord, Eli observed her mouth.Hannah was speaking in her heart; only her lips moved, and her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli took her to be a drunken woman. And Eli said to her, “How long will you go on being drunk? Put your wine away from you.”But Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman troubled in spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the Lord. Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for all along I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation.” – 1 Samuel 1:10-16, ESV

Here you see that Hannah is thought to be drunk because when Eli saw her, he only saw her lips moving but could not hear her. How often are we judged when we pray not as another? Has this kept you from coming to His alter and laying down your request, afraid of how others would perceive your action? While serving on our church’s prayer team, we would stand at the end of the service to pray with anyone who wanted prayer, but there were many services when no one approached us. On service God spoke to me and said, ‘Why is My alter empty with so many needs within this body? Pride and fear keep them away. There are so many suffering and who will be willing to come together and lift them in prayer. My House is to be called a House of Prayer, yet there are so many here and in other places where my alter is empty. Cry out and tell them to come, and left nothing keep you from coming to Me.’

Since this day, I have repeated this message and too often I feel like it has fallen on deaf ears. How ever your pray, and what ever you need to pray for, let nothing keep you from joining together in prayer. Pray in agreement and according to His will and see the mountains be moved, see healings through this land, see people freed from abuse and addictions. See all the Lord has for you and me.

Read Isaiah 56:7

Leave any prayer requests you have in the comments and let us pray together, and for each other, in Jesus name. God bless and keep you safe from all harm.

Call To Prayer / James 5:15-16

Call To Prayer / James 5:15-16

Praying together and for each other.

James 5:15-16

15And the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick. The Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 16Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power to prevail.

Praying for each other to bring healing across not just our nation but around the world. For all who are ill, suffer from disease or cancer, or any other sickness, including mental and emotional health.

Isaiah 53:4-5

4Surely He took on our infirmities and carried our sorrows; yet we considered Him stricken by God, struck down and afflicted. 5But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

Leave any prayer requests in the comments, so we may pray for each other and in agreement.

Call to Prayer / Matthew 18:19

Call to Prayer / Matthew 18:19

Matthew 18:19 NKJV

“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.

The urgency of prayer is strong, and since my post ‘Call to Prayer / Prayerboards’ it has only gotten stronger. I have found so many wonderful posts by many of you on prayer that I have shared them and reblogged them. They have been so encouraging to read, Knowing that there are others whose hearts desire is to serve God through prayer.

Praying for one another and for the needs through out this world together in agreement, uniting us in our Savior Jesus’s love. Interceding, and standing in the gap for those in need. Praising His glorious Name. I am thankful for all of you who I pray with and for. God bless and keep you safe always.

Please leave any ministry, church, organization, city, state, country, or personal prayer requests in the comments section, so we can continue to pray together, for each other.

Call To Prayer / 1 Timothy 2:1-2

Call To Prayer /  1 Timothy 2:1-2

1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NKJV)

1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.

Let us pray for ALL men, this includes women and children. Praying for every person. Peaceful life, lives free from strife and hatred, healed from all illness and disease, filled with love, and joy.

Here is a scripture to think about during our prayer time.

Philippians 4:8-9  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—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

Let us pray together for God’s will to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Leave any prayer requests in the comments so we can all pray together and for each other.

Thank you and god bless and keep you safe.

Call To Prayer / Prayer Board

Call To Prayer / Prayer Board

In my previous post I talked about an assignment god had given to me a while back, which was to unify His body in prayer. For a number of years I have kept fliers, bulletins, business cards, pictures etc… of different churches, ministries, organizations, people, etc… to pray for. I had them placed in various places through out my home, so that when I looked at them, I would say a prayer for them. One day as I had walked through my home, I got an idea to gather them all together and I made this first prayer board. I then began making them for others so we could pray together for the same people, places, etc…, even though we did not live close together. We could pray in agreement and share the requests of prayer with each other. As I began sharing these boards, I began receiving requests for them. Then one day I heard God tell me that He wanted me to arrange a meeting with all the churches in the area to pray together, for each other and for this nation, and for all in need through out the world.

Matthew 18:18-20 Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19Again, I tell you truly that if two of you on the earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven. 20For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them.”…

Coming together whether near a far in agreement in prayer, to pray for our loved ones, ministries, leaders through out our nation and the world. Interceding for those in need, for those who can’t fight for themselves.

I had came close to holding a prayer meeting in our city park, and had interest of local churches willing to participate. Yet one thing after another happened to keep this from happening and after months of trying, I gave up. While writing my last post, I was redirected back to this assignment. This blog site and other social media is a way to still gather people together to pray for the variety of needs in our personal lives, ministries we are involved with or support, our homes, neighborhoods, our nation and its’ leaders, and those through out this world.

So I am asking you, my fellow bloggers to join me in this task. Share prayer requests, for your loved ones, ministries, organizations, etc… and let us pray together for each other and for the needs through out this world.

If you are in, please leave a comment, and share anything you would like to include in our prayers. Let us together cover the globe in unified prayer, like a quilt made of prayers. I hope to hear from you soon.

God bless you, and protect you.

1 Timothy 2:1-2 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

WORDS / If you don’t have anything nice to say…

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.

One thing told to me when I was growing up was, ‘If you don’t have anything nice to say then keep your mouth shut.’ I know this phrase is also said in other terms, but they all boil down to this message; Be careful what you speak, the damage your words can do cannot be undone.

People today are so quick to slander each other for such a wide variety of reasons, I won’t bother to start that list. I will talk today of my own self. As some of you may have noticed I have not been posting here for a while. This past year has thrown some painful pitches my way, and some of my earlier posts I talked about how pain can effect us. For me one thing it leads me to is anger, and not a righteous anger. It is an anger that can lead to mass destruction. I can do more damage with my tongue than with my fist.

So I had slowly been isolating myself, which is a terrible thing to do. Yet fear of what I would do in my anger helped me to justify becoming a hermit again. Since I had not had very many nice things to say, I just started shutting myself away from the world. Yet that did not keep me from thinking words of hate and destruction which in other words are curses. No sooner had I thought them or said them aloud, even though I am home alone, I knew that what I was doing was wrong and would have to quickly repent. Yet the thoughts and words still lingered in my mind.

So I have been having this inner battle, that if you saw me in person you would not see this struggle. I do know how to put on the right mask when necessary. I try hard to keep my dark battles to myself and only let those who I feel I truly can trust know of these battles. Which I thank God for blessing me with these close friends who love me unconditionally and do not condemn me when I falter, and so I can confide in them.

Yet this struggle has not left me blind to the fact that I how can I be of help to others if I am home alone licking my wounds, and living in fear? It is out in the fields where the laborers should be, and I have been hiding in my own little cave like David hiding from Saul, or Elijah hiding from Jezebel. Like Elijah hiding in his cave, God has reminded me that I need to get back out there and do what he has called me to do, and not stay hidden in the safety of my home. Which in all honesty is not so safe when you have to battle your personal demons alone because you have hidden yourself.

One assignment He had given me a while back, that I had put off on the back burner so to speak is to unite His body in prayer. I had one excuse after another pop up as either obstacles or rejection to this idea, for various reasons. Yet I have heard Him say it is not over yet, so get back up and keep trying. Now the most current obstacle I have faced is organizing a public gathering for people to gather in prayer because the current problems with the Covid 19. I was reminded that I still have a way to unite my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus in prayer here, and that this would actually reach more people, than if I had organized a prayer meeting for the area in which I live.

Our prayers are to include more than just our family, friends, church, and needs of those we are personally connected to, but to cover this earth with prayer, and for every need to be met and most important, for His will to be done. My next blog will speak more of this assignment and will include how I started making prayer boards.

I hope you will join me in this assignment, and if there are any prayer requests for anyone, ministry organizations, etc… please share those requests here and we can pray together.

P.S. I am sorry that this post started on one topic and led to another, but prayers are words that can do such good, and that is what I have to get back to. Speaking words of life.

Pain Part 7 / A Prayer

This I Pray

Rom 8:18 NKJV  For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

A prayer
Father,
forgive me for complaining about my pain more than I praise you and for any time I blamed you for my suffering. I am sorry. Help me to praise you even when it hurts, to share Your love with others who hurt and are suffering. Use my imperfections to show the world Your perfect love. What the world designed for my destruction use to be glorified in me. For I understand that it is not You that hurt me or caused  my infirmities. I live in a fallen world and we have all been given free will to choose do right or wrong. I know when I have been hit and abused physically, sexually, and emotionally You were with me suffering with me. You know my every wound and pain because You bore my pain when You were beaten Jesus. They mocked You, spit on You, beat You, rejected You and crucified You, and still in that moment You did not defend Yourself but submitted Your body to their punishment because You love me. On the cross You said to Your Father, ‘Forgive them, they know not what they do.’ You forgave my sins and paid my debt when I did not deserve this from You. You love me truly and You cry with me when I cry and hurt when I hurt. This pain I feel may feel like I have suffered a lifetime but a time will come when I will know that it was just a small part of my life. Yes I have been hurt and I am weak but Your love fills me and gives me hope that better days are coming. Thank You so much for loving me as I am and for taking all the mess of my life and turning it into just one of Your masterpieces.
In Jesus name, Amen
Your imperfect Child

Calling All Prayer Warriors!

God has given me a prayer challenge to pass on. Earlier this year the prayer team at my church was assigned to read the ‘Circle Maker’ by Mark Batterson. (If you have not read it, I suggest you pick a copy or two up and share it). We went on to read his book, ‘Draw the Circle’, and we took up the 40 prayer challenge, that we were able to complete the day before Easter. Finishing with a Jericho march around our church on Easter. One of the things you will read in Mark’s books is that we don’t pray big enough. If we pray for things we can accomplish on our own, it is not much of a miracle, so pray the impossible and watch what God does. Jesus taught us that if we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move a mountain!

The other day in my prayer time God brought me to my knees and broke me. He gave me a challenge that I cannot refuse. The first was that He knew I have been praying not only for personal needs, but for the needs of my church and pastor, the needs of the community I live in, and a different country. Then of course the the needs on my prayer list and for those who ask for prayer. Abba told me to pray bigger! He wants me to pray globally and ask the warriors in my life to join me. For each of us the global need may be different. He has given me my cause to pray for and others who have already answered this challenge they have their cause that He has put on their hearts. This challenge begins the day you accept it, and will continue until the ‘Feast of Tabernacles’. in October. What He put upon my heart is to pray for ‘Human Trafficking’, both females and males from infancy into adulthood, being bought and sold through out the world. I am not only to pray for the victims but for those doing the buying and selling. If this cause is laid upon your heart, there are many organizations that are doing all they can to help these victims. You can go to pricelessmovement.com for a list of these organizations in your area. If you are interested in watching a faith based movie on the subject you can find the movie ‘Priceless’ on Amazon Prime. I do not know what God will call you to pray for, it could be a disease like cancer, or persecuted churches around the world, to name just a couple of things. There are so many needs in this world and so many lost and hurting. I pray you will join me in this challenge. If you do please leave a comment so we can pray for each other as we meet this challenge.

Psalm 106:23 Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying them.

 

Isaiah 59:16 And He saw that there was no man, And was astonished that there was no one to intercede; Then His own arm brought salvation to Him, And His righteousness upheld Him.

 

Isaiah 63:5 “I looked, and there was no one to help, And I was astonished and there was no one to uphold; So My own arm brought salvation to Me, And My wrath upheld Me.
Ezekiel 22:30 “I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one.

Please share this challenge with the prayer warriors in your life.