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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.

Today’s Daily Prayer

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 6th, 2017

 

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION

The Justice Department warned employers not to discriminate against U.S. workers by over-hiring foreign workers under the H-1B  visa programs. They will investigate disfavored claims.

President Trump hasn’t made a decision on the import tax but something must be done about unfairness that U.S. companies face, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said.

Pray about decisions made by the President and his Cabinet on trade and worker protections.

PRAY FOR OUR CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she wants to force a floor vote on legislation  to force President Trump, future presidents, and their nominees to disclose tax returns.

Senator Brian Sanchez (Hawaii) introduced a bill, approved by a Senate voice vote, aimed at boosting resources to help small businesses protect their digital assets from cyber thieves.

Pray about legislation being introduced in the House and Senate and its impact on average Americans.

PRAY FOR OUR JUDICIARY

A U.S. District Court judge has blocked an Indiana mandate forcing women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before having an abortion, calling it an “undue burden.”

The Supreme Court will not pause a case concerning the Clean Water Rule  giving federal power over small streams and wetlands to protect them from pollution.

Pray for wisdom for those who serve as judges and justices in America’s courts.

OTHER PRAYER CONCERNS:


WARS AND TERRORISM

UN warcrimes investigators are evaluating a suspected chemical attack in Syria which, if confirmed, would constitute “a serious violation of international law” by the Syrian regime.

The Pentagon says they carried out nearly 20 airstrikes against al Qaeda in Yemen, making a total of over 70 during the last month against “fighting positions and equipment.”

Pray for America’s troops in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and the region.

FOREIGN INTERESTS AND CONFLICTS

The outer isolated islands of the Philippines are becoming popular for training and recruitment of ISIS fighters as the terror group claims them for their “East Asia Division.”

The latest North Korean missile launch did not fly very far, but may have been the second test of a new liquid propellant technology, worrying members of the Defense Department.

Pray about U.S. relationships in Asia, and for threats known and unknown against America.

ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST

A project to search for archaeological artifacts in soil removed from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount in the 1990s will continue after Prime Minister Netanyahu secured funding.

Over 100 members of the U.S .House of Representatives are calling for $50 million allocation for a program that funds security for Jewish holy, historical and institutional sites.

Pray about new discoveries found in Israel that continue to confirm the reliability of the Bible.

THE ECONOMY

The U.S. trade deficit dropped sharply last month, recent data shows, as a stronger global economy helped stoke demand for American-made goods.

Public confidence in the U.S. economy has reached its highest point in recent years, according to a new Pew Research survey, as nearly six in ten say it is good or very good.

Pray that the continuing economic recovery will spread through all regions of American life.

ACROSS THE STATES

For the second year in a row, Georgia lawmakers passed a controversial bill that allows licensed gun owners to carry concealed firearms on public college and university campuses.

The California senate gave initial approval to a measure that prevents law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials, putting it on the way to sanctuary statehood.

Pray for the legislatures and governors of America’s states to be wise and prudent as they legislate.

Therefore, let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe. Hebrews 12:28