Prayer

This month's prayer focus


Prayer is not conquering God’s reluctance, but taking hold of God’s willingness.” - Phillips Brooks

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive and heal. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.” (2 Chron. 7:14-16)

“There is a world with its needs entirely dependent on and waiting to be helped by intercession; there is a God in heaven with His all-sufficient supply for all those needs, waiting to be asked; there is a church, with its wondrous calling and its sure promises, waiting to be roused to a sense of its wondrous responsibility and power.” - Andrew Murray

Our greatest desire is that you would pursue intimacy with the Lord and experience His love and presence as never before. Our greatest privilege in life is to know the Lord. We all have free access to the throne room and audience with the King. This section of our website is to encourage and inspire your daily prayer life.


 

Partners in Prayer

“…Paul repeatedly called for prayer in support of the word. ‘Finally brethren pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run and be glorified’ (Thessalonians 3:1). ‘Pray for us also, that God may open to us a door for the word (Colossians 4:3). ‘[God] will deliver us [to go on preaching the word], if you help us by prayer’ (2 Corinthians 1:11; cf. Philippians 1:19).”

We recognize the great importance of those that pray for us. We know that prayer support brings strength, clarity, protection, breakthrough and an ability to accomplish things we could not on our own. Would you please consider being a prayer partner and providing the strength and shield necessary for us to accomplish God’s purposes in this season?

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The Place of Prayer

*Here is some Insights & Information that has helped our relationship with God, and greatly strengthened our  devotion and prayer life:

How do I Know God?

Journaling

Scriptures to Pray Over Your Children

(GBF) Global Bridegroom Fast

The truly awesome place of prayer in the purpose of God…

“…the accomplishment of God’s purposes hang on the preaching of the word; the success of that preaching hangs on prayer…. the prevailing, earnest, faith-filled prayers of God’s people.” - John Piper

“The more I pray, the better it goes,” - Martin Luther

“Prayer is contemplating the facts of life from the highest point of view,” - Emerson

“God does nothing but in answer to prayer,” - Wesley

“When God intends great blessing on His people, He sets them first a-praying,” - Matthew Henry

“The evangelization of the world depends first upon a revival of prayer. Deeper than the need for workers; deeper, far, than the need for money; deep down at the bottom of our spiritual lives, is the need for the forgotten secret of prevailing, worldwide prayer. Missions have progressed slowly abroad because piety and prayer have been shallow at home.” - Robert Speer

“Every new Pentecost has had its preparatory period of supplication…. God has compelled his saints to seek Him at the throne of grace, so that every new advance might be so plainly due to His power that even the unbeliever might be constrained to confess: ‘Surely this is the finger of God!’” - A.T. Pierson

“…we have forgotten God! We have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied, and enriched, and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessing were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us! It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins and pray for clemency and forgiveness,” - Abraham Lincoln



Perspectives on Prayer

The Necessity of Waiting on the Spirit, by A.B. Simpson

“Tarry in the city of Jerusalem, until you are endued with power from on high,” Lk. 24:49.
“He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father,” Acts 1:4.

These waiting days were necessary to enable the disciples to realize their need, their nothingness, their failure and their dependence upon the Master. They had to get emptied first, before they could get filled. Oh, how often they must have thought, as those days went by, of the positions they were now to occupy, the responsibility that was resting upon them, the charge that the Master had committed to them, and their utter inability for it all! How they must have recalled their folly, their unbelief, their strife, their selfishness, their fears, their defeats, and shrunk back into nothingness, and even stood aghast at the prospect before them, until in the very dust they cried to Him for help and strength needed. And so God wants us to go apart and quietly wait upon Him, until He searches into the depths of our being, and shows us our folly, our failures, our need. There is no wiser nor better thing to do on the eve of a season of blessing than to make an inventory, not of our riches, but of our poverty; to count up all the voids and vacuums and places of insufficiency; to make the valley full of ditches, and then to bring to God the depths of our need for Him to fill. And it takes time to make this work thorough. It takes time to burn it into our consciousness. It takes time to make us feel it. It is one thing to know in a general way our need and failure; it is quite another thing to realize it, to mourn over it, to be distressed about it, and to be filled with sorrow and shame and that holy zeal and revenge upon ourselves which the apostle tells us is part of true repentance.

In the golden stairway of the Beatitudes, the first promise is to those that are poor in spirit; but there is another step still deeper down on the way to God, and that is “Blessed are they that mourn.” It is needful that we shall mourn over our poverty, that we shall realize our need, that we shall be deeply troubled over our spiritual wretchedness, and that we shall come with such hunger that nothing less than all the fullness of Christ can ever satisfy us again. There are some spiritual conditions that cannot be accomplished in a moment. The breaking up of the fallow ground takes time; the frosts of winter are as necessary as the rains of spring to prepare the soil for fertility. God has to break our hearts to pieces by the slow process of His discipline, and grind every particle to powder, and then to mellow us and saturate us with his blessed Spirit, until we are open for the blessing He has to give us. Oh, let us wait upon the Lord with brokenness of heart, with openness of soul, with willingness of spirit, to hear what God the Lord will say! These days of waiting are important also that we may listen to God’s voice. We are so busy that we cannot hear. We talk so much that we give Him no chance to talk to us. He wants us to hearken to what He has to say to us. He wants us on our faces before Him, that He may give us His thought, His prayer, His longing, and then lead us into His better will.”


Powerful Prayers

“The Lord is close to all who call on Him, yes, to all who call on Him sincerely,” – Ps. 145:18

“Prayer is exhaling the spirit of man and inhaling Spirit of God,” – Edward Keith

Scriptural Prayers –
Ex. 15, 33, I Sam. 2, I Kings 3, 1 Chron. 16, 2 Chron. 7, Neh. 1-6, Job 23, 26, 28, Psalms 3-4, 16, 23-25, 27, 34, 43, 51, 56, 57, 75, 84, 86, 91, 101, 112, 119, 126-128, 131, 138, 145, Dan. 9; Lk.11, 22, Jn. 17, Eph. 1, Col. 1, 2 Tim. 1

“From prayer that asks that I may be
Sheltered from winds that beat on Thee,
From fearing when I should aspire,
From faltering when I should climb higher,
From silken self, O Captain, free
Thy soldier who would follow Thee.

From subtle love of softening things,
From easy choices, weakenings,
(Not thus are spirits fortified,
Not this way went the Crucified)
From all that dims Thy Calvary,
O Lamb of God, deliver me.

Give me the love that leads the way,
The faith that nothing can dismay,
The hope no disappointments tire,
The passion that will burn like fire,
Let me not sink to be a clod:
Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God”
--Amy Carmichael

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