Prayer for growth and development

prayer for growth and development

Prayer Points For Strength & Guidance

I believe and accept that the Lord is my refuge and my strength. The earth can quake, the seas can roar, the mountains can shake, but I will not fear. When the storms of life appear, my God is here to help me. Ref.: Psalm 46:1-3

My God, my Lord, my Heavenly Father is my strength, my defense, my song and my salvation. I am secured and nothing and no one can move me. Thank you Lord. I exalt and honor you! Ref.: Exodus 15:2

I am not afraid of this world, because the Lord goes before me. His powerful hands lead me and His unconditional love sustains me. I am not worried for He will not fail me or leave me. Ref.: Deuteronomy 31:8

The Lord, my God created me, named me and saved me from the darkness. I am His property. Therefore, when I go through rivers, I will not drown. When I walk through fire, the flames will not hurt me. The Holy One of Israel is my God and my Savior. Ref.: Isaiah 43:1-3

I believe that the Lord is my light and my salvation. I am not afraid! I believe that the Lord is the stronghold of my life. I am not afraid! Evil people around me might attack me. My enemies may try to destroy me. But, they will not succeed. They will stumble and fall. Ref.: Psalm 27: 1-3

I am filled with the Holy Spirit of God. And the Spirit within me gives me power, love, self-discipline and a sound mind. Ref.: 2 Timothy 1:7

In God alone my soul finds rest. He is my Rock, the only one who can save me. He is my high place of safety. I will not be tense with fear when troubles come. I will never be shaken. Ref.: Psalm 62:1-2

The Lord my God of all grace will restore me and make me strong, firm and steadfast. I will be stronger than ever. Ref.: 1 Peter 5: 10

I don’t worry about my situation. Although it seems like impossible, I trust and believe that with God everything is possible. Ref.: Matthew 19:26

I believe and accept that I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength and power. Ref.: Philippians 4:13

Heavenly Father! In accordance to your word, I ask you: Give me strength to face every day. Give me strength for tough times and power to win my battles. Give me the patience to wait on you. I am convinced that in due time you will renew my strength. I will mount up with wings like eagles. I will run, and not be weary. I will walk, and not get tired. Ref.: Isaiah 40:28-31

I trust and believe that you, Oh Lord, will strengthen me. You will help me! You will supply all my needs with your righteous right hand. Ref.: Isaiah 41:10

I know that God is the one who gives me strength. He clears the path I need to take. He prepares me for the daily battle of life and gives me strength to overcome anything and to always stand firm and courageous. Ref.: Psalm 18:32-34

Go to Top

Overwhelmed by the state of affairs of the country, Vice-President Mohammad Namadi Sambo has surrendered her fate to God. The Obviously worried VP urged the 2012 intending Saudi Arabian pilgrims to pray ceaselessly for continuous peace and unity in Nigeria.

He said ‘’I want to use this opportunity to call on you to pray for peace, economic growth and development in our country.”
He charged the pilgrims to continuous pray for Nigeria in distress while speaking in Kano during the commencement of the inaugural flight for 2012 hajj operation at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport.

The governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso who also doubles as Sambo’s representative charged the intending pilgrims to be obedient and submissive while keeping to the rules and regulations in the Holy land.

Kwankwaso maintained that the urgent call for prayers was a necessity regarding the current security challenges facing the country, adding that the prayer exercise is going to be hitch free.
He also boosted the state’s support to the annual program by its establishment of a mobile court to try erring pilgrims in the Holy land. He further assured a decent accommodation for the pilgrims in Mecca and Medina near the Holy Ka’aba.

In a brief remark, Chairman of National Hajj commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Malam Musa Bello said the occasion marks another milestone in the history of Hajj operation in the country as some of the pilgrims would land in Medina instead of Jeddah.

According to him, the first batch of 1,000 intending pilgrims from five local government areas of Kano will be airlifted by Max Air and Kabo respectively.
Musa Bello pointed out that ‘’this is the first time our pilgrims will start landing in Medina and this is historic in Hajj operation in the country and I really commended the Saudi authorities for the gesture. Also endeavour to adhere strictly to all the laws of the land in order to ensure success of the operation”

The National Amirul Hajj and also Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar appealed to the intending pilgrim to never relent in prayers for the country while their prayer season lasts.
‘’Prayer is the greatest weapon, so you should continue to pray for peace in our country because pray is the solution of all the problems”, the Emir pleaded.

The farewell ceremony was graced by the Saudi Arabian Consul in Kano and other notable Emirs in the likes of Emir of Kano Alhaji Ado Bayero, Emirs of Kazaure, Obateru Auchi, Emir of Zuru among others including the representatives of the airlines.

Many of you joined us last month for The Invitation when we prayed for supernatural growth for ourselves and for our local communities. In a video, YWAM leader Lynn Green talked about prophetic messages YWAM has received about ten-fold growth and he explained how praying for growth fits with themes in the Bible.

We asked you to provide growth plans that God has given your community so we could include those in The Invitation for this month as we pray for growth from a global perspective. We heard from many of you and we reached out to several of the ministries associated with YWAM to ask about their growth goals. These specific growth plans and prayers have been included in The Invitation for March (our prayer day is on March 9).

As we prepare to pray for global goals, please watch this short video from YWAM’s founder Loren Cunningham about praying for global growth. This video was prepared specifically for The Invitation this month:

Next month is our final month for praying about growth and we will focus on prayer about persecution that often accompanies growth. If you have a specific prayer or story about persecution associated with growth, please share that with us by emailing us.

Also, from now on we are offering a new way to enter into The Invitation. You can now listen to The Invitation as a podcast. To sign up or listen to past episodes, go to:

Prepare to Pray

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YWAM Estonia drew this picture as they prayed

Spend time as an individual or community preparing to pray for the global growth requests that have been outlined below. “Looking back and seeing the progress and looking ahead I know there is much more to come. What’s going to happen in the future is more exciting than what’s happened in the past,” said Kevin Sutter, leader of YWAM Frontier Mission.

Corporately: Watch the video from Loren Cunningham about praying for supernatural growth.

Individually: Ask God to speak to you as you review the story of Noah (Genesis 6 – 9). Think about the faith that Noah had to be so obedient as to build an ark so far inland. Think about your own faith. Is God showing you an area where you can be more obedient to build what He wants you to build? (Inspired by YWAM Perth.)

As you pray:

  • Pray as Jesus prayed: “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Luke 10:2).
  • Pray for all YWAMers to be aware of global goals that God has given YWAM and that each will understand their part.
  • Pray for building of character. Pray for leaders of YWAM teams and ministries to effectively disciple staff and students to have a “Jesus” character so that non-believers see Jesus in them and come to faith. (From YWAM Perth.)
  • Pray for YWAM staff and students to have faith to live the growth. Pray that we will repent of any unbelief related to provision and growth. Pray that we will trust God with all our heart. (From YWAM Sertão, Brazil.)

Pray for Global Growth

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Map of YWAM’s ships

Pray for the following growth goals and prayer requests from various YWAM ministries:

  • End Bible Poverty Now: Pray that all the remaining 1,776 Bible-less languages would have at least a verbal recording of the New Testament by Christmas 2020 as a gift to Jesus (
  • Frontier Mission: For several years, God has been speaking to our YWAM Frontier Missions leadership team to believe Him for supernatural increase in the harvest. With a focus upon making new disciples and starting Disciple-Making Movements, they have set a goal: “10X and Beyond!” Ten times the number of new believers and ten times the number of new movements among the unreached. Over the past few years, they have already seen a three-fold increase in disciple-making movements. Pray for God to lead them to the fulfillment of their goal to see a 10-times increase by 2020.
  • Mercy Ministry: Pray for YWAM and its partners to have 18,000 mercy ministry staff in 200 countries by 2020 ministering to 50 million of the poorest and most vulnerable people.
  • City Ministries: Pray for urban ministry teams in every one of the 40,000 cities worldwide where YWAM does not yet have a long-term presence.
  • YWAM Ships: Pray for a fleet of 40 ships serving isolated islands and rivers throughout the world. The current fleet stands at 25 vessels. Pray also for trust to develop between YWAM ships and the governments of nations so that YWAM can engage the spheres of the nation where doors are open.
  • Horn of Africa: Last month a group of YWAM pioneers met in Somaliland, a country that does not yet have long term YWAM presence, and they prayed for growth in their region. Pray for their goals for the next two years: four teams on the ground in Somaliland, a beachhead into Yemen, and six-fold growth in workers in another Horn of Africa country.
  • YWAM DNA Infusion Asia reports that God has given the body of Christ in Cambodia a vision to see a church planted in every village by 2021. Please pray for this.
  • Mission Builders currently equips between 500 and 1,000 volunteers to serve as many as 100 YWAM ministry centers each year. Pray for their long-term faith goal to raise up 15,000 volunteers each year to serve every YWAM ministry that has a need. They also want to thank everyone who prayed for them last year. They were able to pay off their mortgage by December 31, 2016.
  • YWAM Associates USA: Pray for God to use the transition and changes in leadership to reveal His growth plans for YWAM Associates.
  • University of Nations: Pray for effectiveness in serving where the need is greatest, supporting students in completing tracks and degrees and developing courses and tracks that empower people to engage with God’s purposes.
  • Homes of Hope is currently building 390 homes for the poor each year in nine different locations. Pray for their growth goal to build 600 homes for the poor each year.

“For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power” (1 Corinthians 4:20).

Take Action

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Dedication of the new YWAM Battambang, Cambodia campus

Here are some ideas for how take action yourself or how to learn more about the expansion of God’s purposes for the world.

  • If you missed this video from last month, watch Lynn Green speaking about prayer for growth.
  • Establish an area at your location where global and local growth goals can be visibly displayed as a reminder to pray and to focus.
  • Read “Kingdom Reflections” by Kevin Sutter of Frontier Mission.
  • Read Tom Bloomer’s warning about unbelief that can cause years of lost growth.
  • Read Increase! article from YWAM South Asia. Also, read article regarding why we value reporting and tracking of our activities related to increase.

How We Prayed

In February of 2017 The Invitation focused on seeking God for supernatural growth. Here are a few of the reports we received:

  • YWAM Perth, Australia was praying for their YWAM locations in East Asia when they sensed that God was telling them to communicate their specific prayers for YWAM globally. (See prayers above related to obedience and character.)
  • YWAM Sertão, Brazil shared prayers noted above and reported that God gave them the word “people” regarding local growth
  • YWAM Tallinn, Estonia prayed and listened and sent a photo of their time with the Lord.
  • YWAM Colombia: A woman from YWAM Colombia shared several topics for future prayer. Topics included family, marriage and others.
  • A Chilean asked for prayers for his country where there were outbreaks of fire, specifically that the fires would cease and that Chileans would turn to God in genuine and humble ways.
  • A Syrian refugee requested prayer for his family seeking resettlement in Argentina.

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Praying for unity at YWAM Blantyre, Malawi

In January of 2017 we prayed about Christian unity:

  • YWAM Blantyre, Malawi reported that God brought representatives from over 10 countries covering five of the six continents to their location in early January. Staff and students from YWAM Kona, YWAM Hernhutt and YWAM Blantyre prayed for unity in YWAM and within the church. After praying for each continent they went out in mixed teams to pray in the community. They also prayed that YWAM would be an effective vehicle in drawing the body of Christ together. They cited Psalm 133:1: “How good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.”
  • At the YWAM DNA Infusion Asia Conference in Battambang, Cambodia almost 500 people prayed for unity within the body of Christ. They also thanked the architects of the new campus for their story of dependence on God for every detail of their work.

Don’t Miss The Invitation

Future topics for The Invitation:

  • April 13, 2017: Growth–Persecution
  • May 11, 2017: Spiritual Formation
  • June 8, 2017: Back to Jerusalem

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prayer for growth and development

30 empowering prayer point for spiritual growth and power by the Founder of Mountain of Fire and Miracle by Dr Daniel Olukoya.


1. I am not what the world thinks or says I am. I am not what the devil or the kingdom of darkness says, imagines or has designed me to be.

2. No weapon that is formed against me shall prosper.

3. I am not a picture of what the national economy and institutionalised wickedness has restructured the people to be.

4. I am what the Word of God says I am.

5. I am an express image of Jehovah God on earth.

6. I am fashioned after the likeness of the Creator of the heaven and earth.

7. I am regenerated by the blood of Jesus.

8. I am ransomed from the powers of death and hell.

9. I am blood washed.

10. I am redeemed.

11. I am justified by Christ.

12. I am made to be the righteousness of God through Christ.

13. I am a believer of the Word of Truth.

14. I am born again.

15. I am heaven-bound; my citizenship is in heaven.

16. I am seated with Christ in heavenly places far above principality and powers.

17. I am a priest and a king ordained by Christ to rule here on earth.

18. The Bible says because I believe and receive Jesus Christ, power has been given to me to become a son of God, and I am empowered to trample upon serpents and scorpions and all the powers of the enemy.

19. I am empowered to use the name of Jesus to cast out demons and heal the sick.

20. I am empowered to bind, to loose and to decree things and the Bible says wherever my voice is heard no one can ask me why.

21. I am full of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Because the grace of God is upon my life as the light of His glory, I am full of divine favour; I am a partaker of all heaven’s spiritual blessings.

22. I am an overcomer; the Bible says whosoever is born of God overcomes the world, and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even my faith.

23. In faith I overcome ungodly worry, anxiety, heaviness of spirit, sorrow, depression, lust of the eyes and lust of the flesh.

24. In faith I have overcome all the tricks of the devil, for it is written, greater is Jesus Christ that dwells in me than the devil that is in the world.

25. In righteousness I am established; I am far from oppression, for I shall not fear and from terror for it shall not come near me.

26. The Lord shall cover me with His feathers, because I have made Him my dwelling place.

27. Evil shall not befall me; I shall tread upon the Lion and the Cobra and surely the Lord will always deliver me from the snare of the fowlers. God has made me a beneficiary of divine health through the stripes that were laid on Jesus Christ.

28. Through Jesus Christ I have access to the throne grace of God, to find peace with God.

29. I have prosperity for God will no longer withhold any good thing from me.

30. I ask that the word of God I have confessed begin to transform me to the original image God designed me to be in His book.

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