Now in Our 15th Year
Over 6.2 Million Served





prayertools

Prayer Tools

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

Our Heavenly Father, we ask for your will to be done in and through us, in America, in the election of all levels of servants wanting to do great work for the constituents of this great land. Speak to us that we will know your will for our lives individually also. That we can be obedient because we listen and hear your voice! Father, we know that your will can be so much greater than anything we may ask of you, and we want the very best for our situations. Cover us with your love and fill our cups Lord! In Jesu 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 Update

September 21st, 2016

 

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION

President Obama has until Friday to veto a bill making it easier for families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The EU is encouraging his veto. An override vote is expected next week.

Making his case at the UN against nationalistic and anti-immigration movements, President Obama said, “a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself.”

Pray for President Obama and his desire to see his legacy completed before his term ends.

PRAY FOR OUR CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Kentucky) said the Senate will take up an expected veto over-ride of the 9/11 victims legislation before breaking for vacation next week.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (Nevada) said a gun control bill authored by Democrats would prevent another terrorist attack like the ones in New Jersey and New York.

Pray about matters that Congress must deal with before the end of the current session.

PRAY FOR OUR JUDICIARY

A federal appeals court panel in Seattle ruled that immigrant children under the threat of deportation may not sue the government for representation as part of a class action.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon gave a “tongue-lashing” to the State Department over their non-cooperation in response to court orders for the release of emails in the Hillary Clinton case.

Pray about the broad expanse that court rulings have, particularly in political matters.

OTHER PRAYER CONCERNS:


WARS AND TERRORISM

The Obama Administration is weighing a military plan to directly arm Syrian Kurdish fighters combating the Islamic State, a major policy shift that could speed up the offensive.

Secretary of State John Kerry said he is still hopeful that a tenuous cease-fire agreement in Syria, brokered by the U.S. and Russia, can be implemented, though Syria says it is dead.

Pray about the ongoing conflict in Syria and the many factions who are part of it

FOREIGN INTERESTS AND CONFLICTS

Taiwan may be building anti-aircraft defenses on one of the islands in the South China Sea as China continues to conduct maritime exercises in the disputed region.

North Korea’s leader has overseen a ground test of a new rocket engine and ordered a satellite launch preparation. They are openly working on developing nuclear-armed missiles.

Pray about the intentions of domination in the region by China and North Korea.

ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST

An overwhelming majority of senators is pressing President Obama not to abandon the U.S.’s traditional veto of any UN efforts against Israel that would divide Jerusalem.

Speaking at the UN, Jordan’s King Abdullah warned that Israel would find itself “in a sea of hatred” if it did not accept a Palestinian state. He also condemned Muslim terrorists.

Pray that President Obama will hold true to America’s strong relationship with Israel.

THE ECONOMY

Rising home prices, low interest rates, tight inventories, and evidence of some income gains have muddied America’s housing landscape while affordability burdens first-timers.

The U.S. economy will enjoy a mild cyclical rebound in 2017, then return to a lower growth rate more in line with long-term potential, economists are forecasting.

Pray about the numerous factors that can turn America’s economy to greater strength.

IN OUR HEMISPHERE

The opposition governor of Venezuela’s second-largest state has declared an emergency over the lack of food for public schools, blaming the socialist government’s “misguided” policies.

Peru is poised to launch its first Earth-observation satellite that will give the small country one of the sharpest space-based cameras available.

Pray for the people of Venezuela who are sufering from a severe lack of food.

I keep my eyes always on the LORD; with him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.  Psalm 16:8