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The power of prayer should not be underestimated. James 5:16-18 declares, “…The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”

God listens to prayers, answers prayers, and moves in response to prayers. 

Jesus taught, “…I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matt.17:20)

We are dedicated to providing new tools to our members to use as a catalyst to dedicated and disciplined prayer for our President, our nation, our leaders and our troops. Our tools are designed to be able to share with others so that our prayers on behalf of our nation multiply across the country.

As the Lord has promised, prayer will transform our nation by transforming individual lives, one heart at a time.

Daily Prayer

Heavenly Father, we are touched too deeply to speak by the love You showed us on Calvary. We thank You for a new day, as we give You praise for the greatest gift we will ever have. Salvation is eternal life and a chance to live forever with You in Heaven. It is also Your Love, Forgiveness, Mercy, Peace, Joy, and blessings beyond measuring that we enjoy the moment we acknowledge You as our Savior and Lord. We cry out to You to reveal Yourself to our president and his family during this Easter season. Cause them to see Jesus and allow Christ to transform their family and yield to Your lordship.


Prayer for America

Father, thank You for the United States and its government. I pray for the president, the national and local government, the judges, the policemen, the business leaders and all those who are in leadership positions in this country. Please protect them from the evil that is in the world and keep them safe and free from all harm.
You have promised to bless any nation that follows after You. Help us to live quiet and peaceful lives so that we can continue to spread the Good News of the Gospel thr

Father, thank You for the United States and its government. I pray for the president, the national and local government, the judges, the policemen, the business leaders and all those who are in leadership positions in this country. Please protect them from the evil that is in the world and keep them safe and free from all harm.

You have promised to bless any nation that follows after You. Help us to live quiet and peaceful lives so that we can continue to spread the Good News of the Gospel throughout our land.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Insights Into Prayer

What Does the Bible Tell Us About How to Pray?
Jesus shares some tremendous insight regarding how to pray to God in Matthew 6:5-13.

“And now about prayer. When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I assure you, that is all the reward they will ever get. But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father secretly. Then your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you.”

“When you pray, don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think prayers are answered only by repeating words over and over again. Don’t be like them, because your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him! Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done here on earth, just as it is in heaven. Give us our food for today, and forgive us our sins, just as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

In the above verses, Jesus shares how not to pray.

Verse 5: We are to pray in secret, not the way people did in His day — praying out loud publicly, primarily to just be seen, and heard.

Verse 6: Jesus asks us to go to a private place since our Heavenly Father already knows what we are going to pray about.

Verse 7: Jesus tells us not to ramble on and on, as people of other religions do, or be repetitious with words. God, our heavenly Father, would have us be specific about our prayer.

Verse 8: Jesus reiterates that the believer is not to pray repetitiously like the heathen.

Next, Jesus, teaches us how to pray.

Verse 9: Jesus says we should give honor to God and His name.

Verse 10: We are to pray for His Kingdom to come, and for His will to be done, that there would be a heavenly or godly presence here on earth.

Verse 11: We are to pray for daily provision.

Verse 12: We are to pray and ask for forgiveness for our sins, and for others who have wronged us.

Verse 13: We are to pray and ask God to keep us from being tempted, and to deliver us from Satan and his power.

Other New Testament writers describe other ways to pray.

Paul, in Philippians 4:6, says that we should pray for everything with thanksgiving. Paul, who wrote several books of the New Testament, often began and ended his letters in prayer for the saints. Specifically, Paul prays for God’s grace, peace, love, and faith among believers.

Peter, in 1 Peter 5:7, exhorts us to cast all our care upon God, because He cares about us. In verse 8, Peter warns us that Satan seeks to devour the believer.

James 1:5 says we can pray and ask God for wisdom, but this should be done in faith. James 4:1-4 says that when we pray, we often pray or ask out of our own selfish ambition. James 4:15 exhorts that we need to pray for God’s will to be done in our lives.

In the Old Testament, Moses prayed to God almost constantly on behalf of the Israelites — for God’s mercy and graciousness in dealing with their sins. Abraham prayed persistently for his relative Lot, who lived in Sodom, that God would spare Him. 2 Chronicles 14:11 says Asa cried out to the Lord. Prophet Jeremiah prayed for God’s guidance and correction of the Israelites (Jeremiah 10:23-24). David prayed for the peace of Jerusalem in Psalm 122:6.

The protocol on how to pray covers several ways of prayer. The primary focus of prayer is the intent. Does the prayer honor God and exalt His name? What is the purpose behind the prayer? Is it personal gain or ambition? Do you pray for others to be blessed and encouraged? Are your prayers done in secret and in humility? Are your prayers focused on obtaining godly wisdom, counsel, and direction? God is pleased with these prayers and answers them.

How often are we to pray? The Bible says pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). What should we pray for? What if we do not know how to pray? The Bible says the Holy Spirit will help us pray (Romans 8:26-27).

How do w e pray to God? Prayer is essentially putting your request, concern, or issue before the Lord, and trusting Him to answer them.

Matthew 18:3 says we need to pray with the heart of little children, simple, reverent, specific, and trusting.

Prayer Updates

April 17th, 2014

WARS AND TERRORISM

Confidential U.S. State Department assessments show nearly all Afghan Cabinet Ministries are woefully ill-prepared to govern after the U.S. withdraws its troops, describing the gaps in knowledge, capability and safeguards as “critical.”

The chairman of a key House oversight panel is calling for an investigation into what he says looks like a $175 million “slush fund” set up by a U.S. agency to entice Afghan government officials into embracing Western-style reforms.

Pray about the government of Afghanistan that will be left behind when American and NATO troops depart.

 

FOREIGN INTERESTS AND CONFLICTS

Security forces in Nigeria are searching for 100 teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haran. The abductions came a day after 71 people were killed in explosions at a local bus station.

Officials in the U.S. and Britain are investigating new claims that Syrian President Assad has again used chemical weapons, less than a year after Damascus avoided Western intervention by vowing to destroy its chemical stockpile.

Pray for the people who are suffering under the stresses of Islamist insurgencies and civil wars.

 

THE ECONOMY

The price of fruits and vegetables is going up, causing possible sticker shock at the grocery store checkout. Blame one of California’s worst droughts ever. The biggest increases will be in tomatoes, avocados, berries, grapes and lettuce.

Overall, U.S. consumer prices rose in March slightly more than expected suggesting a disinflationary trend had run its course. Energy, fuel, shelter and food were among the cost leaders while the labor market tightens up.

Pray for the right kind of rainfall in California and other growing regions of the Southwest.

 

ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Jordanian military warplanes struck a convoy of vehicles as they were trying to enter Jordan from Syria, at a time of tensions between the desert kingdom and Damascus. Jordan’s armed forces say smugglers are busy through the region.

Israel is holding secret talks with some Arab states that do not recognize it, looking to establish diplomatic ties based on a common fear of Iran, although Arab leaders are quick to deny the existence of any such discussions.

Pray for peace in Israel during this Holy Season of Passover and Easter.

 

HEALTH CARE

Scottish and American scientists have found a new way to prevent flu infections that could, in theory, be used to fight an epidemic before a vaccine is available. The method is a nasal spray of engineered proteins that coat nose receptors.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued new rules that ban schools from offering students any type of junk food, including in vending machines located on campus but owned and operated by independent vendors.

Pray for scientists and researchers who continually make advancements against disease and disabilities.

 

But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.

Isaiah 53:5