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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 Prayer

Oh, Lord God, be the strength of Your people, and their saving refuge. Save Your people and bless Your heritage. Be their shepherd and carry them forever. (Psalm 28)  We pray, O Lord, for the situation in Israel; for the innocent people caught in both sides of the conflict. Protect them. Protect Your holy city, Jerusalem. Also be with the Christians being forced out of their countries by radical Islamists, for the sake of our Savior, Jesus Christ. 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

August 28th, 2014

WARS AND TERRORISM

The U.S. has begun to mobilize a broad coalition of allies behind potential American military action in Syria, and is moving toward expanded airstrikes in northern Iraq. President Obama called ISIS a cancer on the region.

The Pentagon is preparing to conduct reconnaissance flights, including drones, into Syrian airspace to gather intelligence on the presence and actions of ISIS, and possibly setting up future direct airstrikes on the terror group.

Pray about the brutal hold in Iraq and Syria established by ISIS and their barbarian actions against Christians.

FOREIGN INTERESTS AND CONFLICTS

Heavy fighting flared between Russian-backed rebels and government forces in eastern Ukraine the day after the first face-to-face meeting between the Russian and Ukrainian presidents that bore scant signs of progress.

Militant group Boko Haram says it has set up an Islamic state in the towns and villages it has seized in northeastern Nigeria, where thousands of people have been killed, and kidnapped schoolgirls are still being held.

Pray about the numerous conflicts that impact nearly each global continent.

THE ECONOMY

Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods jumped a record 22.6 percent in July, thanks to a surge in purchases of aircraft, while underlying measures indicated possible broad momentum for business spending.

Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly climbed in August to the highest level in almost seven years, reinforcing signs of a strengthening outlook for the second half of 2014.

Pray for a steady U.S. economic recovery, and for the millions who still remain unemployed.

ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST

An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza showed early signs of holding, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing strong criticism in Israel over the costly conflict with Palestinians in which no clear victor emerged.

Retired U.S. Marine General John Allen is in Israel for post-ceasefire talks between Israel and Hamas to discuss the possible renewal of U.S.-brokered peace talks. His early draft security agreements were rejected by both sides.

Pray that the ceasefire in Gaza will hold, and issues beneath the conflict can be addressed respectfully.

HEALTH CARE

President Obama has named Kevin J. Councilman, who ran Connecticut’s successful health insurance marketplace, as the chief executive of the federal ObamaCare marketplace that serves customers in 36 states.

Americans who underestimated their 2014 income when applying for health insurance might see their tax refund reduced or eliminated next spring unless they provide updates about income changes, the Administration warned.

Pray about the numerous issues that continue to plague ObamaCare and its enforcement.

You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is toyed on you,
because he trusts in you.
Trust in the LORD forever,
for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.

Isaiah 26:3-4