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Back to School Prayer

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‪#‎Praying‬ for ALL students, faculty, and staff in schools, colleges, and universities! Praying for their safety, protection and successful academic achievements. Praying against all plots, schemes and demonic attacks! Father, we thank you that warring angels are dispatched to do battle against the powers of darkness! ‪#‎Dismantle‬ diabolic assignments! The Blood of Jesus cover and prevail in the lives of children…the babies who are defenseless, cover them and protect their innocence against pedophiles and molesters. Cancel every evil attempt to steal, kill and destroy what You have purposed for our children’s lives. We pray that students are blessed and not cursed by ill-spoken words that hurt. We pray for students who may be suffering from rejection, low self-esteem and demonic oppression that acts out through a bullying spirit, We pray for their healing and wholeness. We pray that You place students with teachers and aides and personnel that will make a positive impact in their lives.

We pray for the administration and administrators, principals, and school districts…we pray for godly wisdom and genuine concern/care for the students. We pray that any evil or the potential for inappropriate relationships with students be exposed. We declare a blessed and successful school year for your glory! I pray for children and families that have not accepted Jesus Christ as Savior; let your mercy and grace be extended toward them. Save, deliver and set free by the power of Your Holy Spirit! Thank You, Father. It is the name of Jesus that we pray with‪#‎thanksgiving‬. Amen.

The Cry of an Intercessor

For those who believe in the power of prayer and praying in the Holy Spirit, check out the YouTube Channel, Intercessory Prayer (The Cry of an Intercessor)

2016 Prayer of Re-dedication

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My Path to the Prayer Room

2015-04-01 13.44.51After working over 30 years in corporate America and rendering public service in a state government agency, I am finally where I belong—the Prayer Room.  Although it is not a popular place, nor is it a public meeting place, it is the perfect place for me simply because by nature I am a private person.  As an only child, I adjusted quickly to solitude and I learned to embrace silence.

The Prayer Room is the place designated to pray; the supernatural is welcomed to invade the natural, which results in spiritual transformation.   Change is not always visible to the naked eye, yet there are moments when obvious change has taken place beyond our finite comprehension.

I am so thankful that purpose pursued me! I am at peace in this place of prayer, where God’s presence penetrates the core of my being, invades my heart and pure worship captivates my soul.  I have been summoned to this place for purpose.

Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! 

My journey to this place was destined by God before the foundations of the world. It is being in this place that I am convinced of my call to prayer and intercession. More importantly, I am humbled to be entrusted with serving my King and partnering with Him in Kingdom assignment.

“For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].” Ephesians 2:10 AMP

The path that I traveled these 30 plus years has not been without challenges—detours, obstacles, curves, and cliffs (trials and tribulations).  As I reflect on my journey, I am convinced that God Almighty had me on the path to promise even when I didn’t realize it. He has proven Himself faithful to keep His promise: “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Now that I’m in this secret place, I know there is more for me to learn and do. As Apostle Paul said,”

“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.  No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,  I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” Philippians 3:12-14

 

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Audio – Prayer for Employment

Prayer for Employment

MP900341996Father, I come boldly to your throne of Grace, in Jesus’ Name on behalf of those who need employment.

 I believe and confess your Word over them today knowing that you watch over your Word to perform it in our lives, and that it is your will that your Word is manifested in the earth realm. I pray that your Word prospers wherever it is sent! And I send it to those needing employment. Father, I acknowledge that You are the Source of all our needs; it is because of You that we have the resources needed in this life. You are the Source of every need, consolation, comfort and encouragement.  I pray that believers who seek employment are courageous and grows in strength, not becoming discouraged and giving up in their search for gainful employment. You know every need and You are concerned about our well-being. 

I pray that you will instruct them and guide their path as they acknowledge you.  I pray that even their search for employment, they are drawn closer to You as they pray asking for Your help and committing their way to Yours.

Father, I thank you that you have already set before them an open door, which no one is able to shut. Lead them to that open door that they may enter in.  Father I pray that your favor surrounds them like a shield.  Help them to have perfect peace and confidence in your faithfulness to provide and protect.  I pray that they be of good cheer because Jesus has overcome the world, and deprived it of its power to harm them.  I pray that those seeking employment will not fret or have anxiety about their situation, for your peace, Lord, mounts guard over their heart and mind.  I pray prayinghandsthat they realize that even in this situation they are self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency. Your grace is sufficient.  Let them speak your word over their situation in faith. Father, again I ask that you direct, make straight and plain their path.  I pray this prayer on their behalf and in agreement with Your will, personal plan and purpose for their life.  Thank you, Father, that You hear us and answer. Amen!

 

Prayers in the Old Testament

I enjoy reading and studying the prayers of patriarchs, prophets and other people in the Old Testament.  There’s a lot we can learn if we spend some quality time studying their prayers.

We’ll start sharing some insights that can help us and enhance our prayer life.  If you would like to get a jump start, read Jeremiah’s prayers (17:14-18; 32:16-25). Read King Jehoshaphat’s prayer (2 Chronicles 20:1-12). Read Daniel’s prayer (Daniel 9:1-19).

This will be a long series, so get ready; you will be blessed.

As always, thanks for visiting!

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Keep’em simple

prayinghandsNo matter how perplexing or challenging your situation is your prayers do not have to be.  They should be specific, but keep ’em simple.  God is not impressed with lengthy prayers and flattering words to show off your vast vocabulary.   Notwithstanding, there is absolutely nothing wrong with intelligent, articulate prayers.  However, it’s not about being grammatically correct and fancy words; it’s about a believing heart.   Since the Lord knows everything, there is no need to pretend.  It is not your vocabulary that gets God’s attention, it is your faith.

Your faith in God, your relationship with Jesus Christ and your commitment to that relationship, regardless of your adversity, give you the privilege of talking to the Creator of the Universe, our Father, in your native language to express your needs and concerns in simplicity.  After all, God can even  interpret your silence because He hears your heart and sees your faith.

 

#8 – Trying to impress people

There is no need to try to impress others. We are all uniquely and wonderfully made in God’s image (Psalm 139:14; Genesis 1:26). We are complete in Him, (Colossians 2:10) and loved unconditionally by Him.

Trying to impress other people is like saying you are dissatisfied with who God made you to be. Be yourself and talk to your personal God. “And when you pray, you are not to be as the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners, in order to be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full” (Matthew 6:5).

When praying with others, there is always a danger of being more concerned with what they think about your prayers than being concerned with the One to whom your prayers are directed. Never try to impress people when you pray and God is certainly not impressed by prayers.

#7 – Stinginess in giving to others

Giving is a principle in the Kingdom of God.  God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor. 9:7).  Additional scriptures concerning giving are:

1 John 3:17-20; Proverbs 21:13; Luke 6:38.  I also encourage you to find other scriptures that teaches on giving; there are lots of them!

#6 – Not Abiding in Christ

Scripture reference: John 15:7

“But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!”

#5 – Lack of Faith

Lack of faith – Praying without believing makes no sense.  It is because you believe and trust the God you are in relationship with that you pray to Him. “But let him ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.  For let not that man expect that he will receive anything from the Lord” (James 1:6-7).  When you talk to your heavenly Father, you should have an attitude of expectancy like a child that asks his/her loving earthly father for something.  A child expects daddy to provide and protect. “Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you HAVE received them, and they shall be granted you” (Mark 11:24).

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#2 Disobedience to God

Keep praying! Don’t give up!

Man-Praying-390x250Persistence in prayer is a demonstration of your faith in God.

I really believe this post is specifically written to encourage you to keep praying; keep believing and trusting in the faithfulness and unconditional love of God to change your situation and/or change you concerning your situation.

One of the greatest parables Jesus taught on persistence in prayer is found in Luke 18:1-8.  If you read the parable, it reminds us that sometimes it appears that the unjust has the upper hand and is in control of all that concerns you– your well-being.  Not so! It’s important to know the will of God concerning you.  For example, the widow understood that her well being was God’s will for her…that she should be taken care of.  She also understood that the judge was out of the will of God where justice was concerned.  He was unjust because he was not accountable to God for administering justice as ordained by God.

My encouragement to you is persist in prayer regardless of how it appears to be no change; but above all seek to know God’s will concerning you and your situation.  Question: Are you the elect of God?  Then know that God hears and answers…trust Him to be faithful.  Reread the parable in Luke 18:1-8; meditate on it and let the Holy Spirit minister to you.

Remember, your persistence in prayer is a demonstration of your faith in God.

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