Prayers for revival services

PRAYER POINTS FOR REVIVAL

SOME PRAYER POINTS FOR REVIVAL

  • Repent of sins you have committed. Repent on behalf of the body of Christ and his servants.
  • Ask the lord to revive you, to visit you in a new way, to pour his spirit upon you, to break harness of sin in your life and to take over your life
  • Ask the lord to forgive you for disobeying his commands, first being not loving Him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.
  • Ask the lord to heal our land
  • Pray for a spirit of repentance upon God’s people
  • Ask the lord to send the purging fire of revival in your heart, then to the church of Jesus Christ in your area/city/nation(s)
  • Labour as you pray for God’s revival fire to sweep over the land
  • Pray that God will establish righteousness
  • Ask the lord to uproot and burn the bad roots that produce bad fruits in our lives
  • Pray for Godly leaders to be elected in public offices at every level. Ask the lord to root out those who use wicked powers to sustain themselves in power
  • Ask God to remove wicked rulers
  • Ask the lord to break Satan’s hold on government and that righteous rule shall be established
  • Pray that God’s will shall be established in our generation
  • Ask the lord to visit the ancient gates that have stood against his decrees in the land and destroy them
  • Ask the lord to pour his spirit upon the young, the old and even the maid servants as per his word in Joel 2:28
  • Ask God to shake every desert and wilderness facing the church
  • That the gates of our cities, towns, nations etc shall be opened for the king of glory to enter. Ask the lord to repair the gates of the church by his holy spirit:

The valley gate

The gate of the fountain (representing flow of the Holy Spirit)

Sheep gate (representing apostolic ministry)

Fish gate (representing evangelism ministry)

Old gate (moves of the past)

Dung gate (deliverance ministry)

Water gate (preaching and teaching)

East gate (representing the glory of God)

  • Pray that these gates shall be opened continually to receive his blessings
  • Ask the lord to destroy demonic foundations laid in our villages, families, towns, cities and nations
  • That the lord shall silence altars that speak against his children day and night
  • For the lord to crush powers, authorities, principalities, rulers and wicked spirits in the heavenlies, earth and the sea which wage war against the church
  • Pray that many shall receive Christ as lord
  • Ask the lord to raise a victorious army to stand in the gap in our generation, a people who shall call upon him day and night

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Index / Outline Local Churches 1)      Pastors, Staff, Leadership Boards 2)      Church Community Outreach and Services 3)      Protection over Buildings and Services 4)      Revival and Witness in the Community Prayers for Revival Prayers of Repentance Prayers for Local Government  Officials & Service Facilities 1)      Mayor & County Commissioners 2)      City Council, City Planner, P&Z Board 3)      Judges and the Court System 4)      Jails, Prisons and Detention Centers 5)      Protection of all Offices and Buildings Civil Servants 1)      Police and Sheriff’s Department 2)      Firemen & all First Responders 3)      Ambulance Workers 4)      911 Operators 5)      Social Workers Service Organizations & Medical Facilities 1)      Caring for the Poor and Homeless 2)      Caring for the Sick, Mentally Ill, Elderly & Dying

Businesses & the Marketplace

Prayer for Local Schools 1)      Teachers/Students 2)      Administration – Principals & Superintendents 3)      School Boards 4)      Facilities – Protection Prayers for Recreation Venues 1)      Movie Theatres & Sports Bars 2)      Arenas, Gymnasiums, Stadiums & Playing Fields, (e.g. NSC) 3)      Parks, Golf Courses, Pools etc. Prayers for Protection Against Terrorism Prayers for Neighborhood Watchmen  

Jeremiah 29:7  Lord you tell us to “seek the welfare of the city where have sent us into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare we will find our welfare.”  (ESV)

Proverbs 11:10-11  You’ve promised that “when it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.  By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is overthrown.”  (ESV)

Lord I want to take my place on the wall and guard my for your glory.  I declare that your kingdom plans and purposes will be fulfilled and that the enemy will not have his way on my watch.

PRAYERS FOR THE LOCAL CHURCHES

I pray for the church which is your body in this place. Make it a house of prayer and a “city set on a hill that cannot be hidden,” salt and light in our community that preserves and safeguards us from evil and heralds the gospel of your kingdom to all who have ears to hear, thereby ushering in your end time purposes.  (Matthew 5:13-14 ESV)

Bless the . . .

Local Churches   (List & pray for the Congregations in your community by name . . . See also “Prayers for the Church)

Praying John 17 for the Churches . . . Father

1. GLORIFY Jesus through their ministry by doing the work God has given them to do

2. FORTIFY & PROTECT them from the evil one and keep them safe in Jesus’ name

3. UNIFY them and make them one with You and with one another

4. SANCTIFY them in the Truth of Your Word

5. MULTIPLY them by SENDING them into the World with Your Message

6. FILL them with Your Joy

7. REVEAL Your Presence and Glory to them

Father I pray for . . . .

1.      Pastors, Staff, Leadership Boards

2.      Church Community Outreach and Services

3.      Protection over Buildings and Services

4.      Revival and Witness in the Community

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to further specific prayers He would have you pray.

PRAYERS FOR REVIVAL

Send revival to the churches that will restore first love devotion to Jesus, a passion to seek Him in prayer and a love for the things that please the heart of God that will overflow into our community with righteous living, good deeds and evangelistic witness.

Psalm 80:18  “Revive us so we can call on your name once more.” (NLT)

Psalm 85:6  “Won’t you revive us again, so your people can rejoice in you?”  (NLT)

Matthew 9:37-38  “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. . . Lord of the harvest, therefore send out workers into the harvest field.” (NIV)

Proverbs 11:30  “He that wins souls is wise.”  (American KJV)

And . . .  Proverbs 28:1  “The righteous are as bold as a lion.” (NIV)

Raise up and release the ministry of the evangelist.

May your people go forth into their neighborhoods, workplaces and the marketplace with boldness to evangelize our city and county for your glory. Confirm their word with signs that follow, bring conviction of sin righteousness and judgment, release words of knowledge, the power of God to heal the sick and bring to salvation those whom the Father has ordained.

Isaiah 43:4-7  You promised that   4 “since are precious and honored in sight and because love , you will give people in exchange for .”   We need not be afraid for you are with us.   5“Bring children from the east and gather from the west. 6 say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’  Bring sons from afar and daughters from the ends of the earth.”  Bring to salvation  7 “everyone who is called by name, whom created for glory, whom formed and made.” (NIV)

John 16:8  Holy Spirit, bring conviction of “sin, righteousness and judgment.” (ESV)

Proverbs 8:13 & 9:10  Release the fear of the Lord which is the hatred of evil and the beginning of wisdom.

Isaiah 64:1, 3  “Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you!” … For in the past “when you did awesome things that we did not expect, You came down, and the mountains trembled before you.” (NIV)

Habakkuk 3:2  “Lord have heard of your fame and stand in awe of your deeds.  Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known!  In wrath remember mercy!” (NIV)

Send revival!  Mark the boundaries of this city/county for salvation!  Open the eyes of the blind and let your light shine into the darkness, in Jesus mighty name! (2 Corinthians 4:4, 6)

I declare to the Church of Jesus Christ

Isaiah 60:1-3  “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the land and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and His glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”  (NIV)

Matthew 5:13-14  Lord raise up and anoint your church as salt and light, a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden.

Isaiah 59:19  You have promised that “when the enemy shall come in, like a flood the Spirit of the Lord shall raise up a standard against him.” (KJV)

Matthew 16:18  And that “the gates of hell shall not prevail against” your church.

May it be the preservative that safeguards this community and the prevailing factor that turns it to God!

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to further specific prayers He would have you pray.

PRAYERS OF REPENTANCE

Lord have mercy on our City & County as we repent:

Nehemiah 1:6  “Let your ear now be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer of your servant.” (ESV)

I/we confess that we and the inhabitants/citizens of this ______________ have sinned greatly against you in thought, word and deed. 

Nehemiah 1:7  “We have acted very corruptly against you and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, and the rules that you commanded your servant Moses.” (ESV)

Jeremiah 2:13  We “have forsaken , the fountain of living water and have dug own cisterns, broken cisterns that hold no water.” (NIV)

Psalm 51:4  “Against you, you only, have sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.” (NIV)

Deuteronomy 5:9-10  You are a just and  “jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate , but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love and keep commandments.” (ESV)

Exodus 34:6-7  Lord you are also “the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness . . . forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin” of all who call upon you.

Have mercy on us, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out our transgressions.  Wash away all our iniquity and cleanse us from our sin.  (Psalm 86:5, Psalm 51:1-2, also Psalm 103:8, 145:8)

Isaiah 53:6  “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid the iniquity of us all.” (NIV)

Therefore look down now from heaven with favor upon us and be gracious to us. 

Habakkuk 3:2  “In wrath, remember mercy.” (NIV)

Forgive our sin, deliver us from evil and protect us from all harm.

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to further specific prayers He would have you pray.

PRAYERS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

1 Timothy 2:1-3  Lord your word commands:  1 “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” (NIV)

Lord in order that “we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” and that “all people be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth” I pray for our governmental leaders and all those in authority.

Proverbs 21:1  Since we know that “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes.” (NAS) Guide them in their decisions and actions that they might fulfill your purposes and give honor and glory to you.

James 3:17  We ask  you to give them wisdom from above that is “first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” (NIV)

Provide righteous, honest, God-fearing leaders and influencers.  Cause them to turn to and honor you as the source of their wisdom and power. 

Psalm 75:7 & 10 “It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.” He cuts “off the horns of all the wicked, but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.” (NIV)

Daniel 2:21 “He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.” (NIV)

Lord, raise-up righteous, wise and God-fearing people to govern us and put down the wicked.  Cleanse our city and county government of unrighteous leaders, decisions and dealings.

Expose the darkness and deceit in our city and county government including all hidden agendas and subversive activities, corruption, collusion, bribery, extortion, embezzlement, racketeering, financial mismanagement and fiscal waste.

Ecclesiastes 12:14  “For God will bring every deed into judgment including every hidden thing whether it is good or evil.” (NIV)

In the mighty name of Jesus I stand for righteousness in my city and county and against every evil and corruption. 

I now pray for the:

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS & SERVICE FACILITIES   (list by name where applicable)

1.      Mayor & County Commissioners

2.      City Council, City Planner, Planning and Zoning Board

3.      Judges and the Court System

4.      Jails, Prisons and Detention Centers

5.      Protection of our City and County Offices and Buildings

6.       Others

Lord protect and defend those who are called to protect and defend us!  I pray for our:

CIVIL SERVANTS   (list by name where applicable)

1.      Police and Sheriff’s Department –

Give them supernatural wisdom, insight and intelligence to uncover and lead them to people and organizations that are sources of wickedness, criminal activity and perpetration of evil in our cities and county. Help them to make the necessary arrests leading to the prosecution and sentencing of every worker of evil.

2.      Firemen & all First Responders

3.      Ambulance Workers

4.      911 Operators

5.      Social Workers

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to further specific prayers He would have you pray.

PRAYERS FOR OTHER SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

Lord I pray also for all:

CARING FOR THE POOR & HOMELESS

Father, I pray for all the poor and homeless in Anoka County. May good news and freedom be proclaimed to them, open the prison doors of poverty and let light shine into their darkness and despair. (Isaiah 61:1-2)  Set the lonely in families. (Psalm 68:6)

Bless all those who minister to these people. Provide finances, resources and workers.  Give them compassion, wisdom and grace as they dispense help and resources to those in need.

1.      Churches and Para-church Organizations

2.      Social Welfare Organizations

3.      Food Shelves, Emergency Shelters, Social Service and Aid Agencies

4.      Non-Profits

CARING FOR THE SICK, MENTALLY ILL, ELDERLY & DYING

Father, I pray for all those who are in mental and physical affliction.  Bind up the brokenhearted, comfort those who mourn and release your healing grace.  (Isaiah 61:3) 

Bless and Protect all Caregivers including doctors, nurses, personal care attendants and our:

Medical Facilities (list by name where applicable)

1.      Clinics

2.      Hospitals

3.      Retirement/Nursing Homes

4.      Rehab Centers

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to further specific prayers He would have you pray.

PRAYERS FOR BUSINESSES & THE MARKETPLACE

Prosper and Protect the righteous and put down the wicked.

Local Businesses (list by name where applicable)

1.      Malls, Big Box Stores, Office Buildings, Warehouses and Factories

2.      Bless Legitimate Businesses

Expose and Close all Illegitimate and Wicked Businesses promoting and conducting business in pornography, gambling, prostitution, human trafficking, drug dealing & drug houses, meth labs, arms dealing, identity thieves, cyber criminals etc.

3.      Abortion Clinics – Father, I pray for those in crisis considering or seeking an abortion. Guide them to wise and compassionate counsel who will help them find peace in choosing life and securing a hope filled future for both them and their baby.

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to further specific prayers He would have you pray.

PRAYERS FOR SCHOOLS

Bless and Protect our children and youth.  Build a hedge of protection around them in Jesus name!

We pray for all Public/Charter/Private/Home Schools, Pre-schools & Day Care Homes/Centers

Let your name, your word and your ways be honored among them. (Psalm 138:2)

Since your word says that Psalm 127:3  Children are a heritage rom the Lord. (NIV)  and . . Luke 17:2  It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble. (NIV)

I pray for your nourishing care and protection of the children and youth. Shield them from deceitful humanistic teachings and ungodly mores. Guard them from abuse and molestation by sexual predators and from the enticing unclean spirits of the age. Bind the spirit of despair and suicide, break every chain of darkness and set the captives free.

Bring to light and expose all those plotting evil, intent upon committing murder and wrecking havoc in the schools.

Lord, I pray specifically for the schools in my area.

Give critical intelligence, discernment, knowledge and wisdom to all those in authority to protect and defend the well-being of every student. Lord, I thank you for and bless the…

1.      Teachers/Students

2.      Administration – Principals & Superintendents

3.      School Boards – For God honoring members and policies

4.      Facilities – Protection

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to further specific prayers He would have you pray.

PRAYERS FOR RECREATION VENUES

Bless and Protect our:  (list by name where applicable)

1.      Movie Theatres & Sports Bars

2.      Arenas, Gymnasiums, Stadiums & Playing Fields, (e.g. NSC)

3.      Parks, Golf Courses, Pools etc.

PRAYERS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST TERRORISM

Father I pray for your blessing on my city/county.  May you deliver us from evil and danger.  Prevent evil from befalling your chosen, righteous and innocent ones.  Rise up and defend the weak and powerless.  

Thwart the plans of every schemer of wickedness, mentally deranged, demon possessed, the drug, alcohol and chemical influenced, mass murderer, terrorist, arms fanatic, religious radical and jihadist.

Psalm 55:1-3, 9, 11, 23  1 “Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;  2 hear me and answer me.  My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught  3 because of what my enemy is saying, because of the threats of the wicked.  9 Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city.  11 Destructive forces are at work in the city, threats and lies never leave its streets.  23 But you, God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of decay, the bloodthirsty and deceitful will not live out half their days.  But as for me, I trust in You.”  (NIV)

Psalm 140:8  “Do not let evil people have their way.” (NLT)

Psalm 10:2  “Let the wicked be caught in the evil they plan for others.” (NLT)

Break the arms of the wicked and cut off the source of their power! 

Psalm 37:17  “For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous.” (ESV) 

Therefore Lord, cut off the source of their power and strength, their communication, their organizational connections, their financing, their intelligence, their resources and armaments.  Bring their plans to naught in the mighty name of Jesus!

Bring into the light the secret things done in darkness.

1 Corinthians 4:5 (Also Matthew 10:26)  “He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart.”  (NIV)

Once again I pray:  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil and danger.  Prevent evil from befalling your chosen, righteous and innocent ones.  Rise up and defend the weak and powerless.

PRAYER FOR NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHMEN

Raise up men and women to take their place as watchmen on the wall of intercession for our community:

Lord, even as you have promised to post watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem who will never be silent day or night, calling upon you and giving you no rest, please provide watchmen for our community. (Isaiah 62:6)

Help us to be diligent to answer the call to “watch and pray one hour” with you. (Matthew 26:40-41)

Habakkuk 2:1  And “to take a stand at our watch and station on the ramparts; to see what will say.” (NIV))

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to further specific prayers He would have you pray.

OTHER BURDENS AND NEEDS:

List those things for which you want to pray regularly:

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PRAYER GUIDE FOR RENEWAL SPRING 2004 at Yemassee Baptist Church.

When our church needed revival we used the following prayer guide.  These prayer guides were handed out during our Wednesday night adult Bible study in the sanctuary.  I then challenged the adults to walk throughout the church facilities and prayer over every square inch using these specific instructions.

The purpose of this prayer guide is to break down the bonds of sin that may have crept into our fellowship and prepare our hearts, minds, emotions, and spirit for a moving of God.  Why prayer walk?  For God to heal our land, His people must pray (2 Chronicles 7:14).  Jesus was our ultimate example and He was always busy praying (see John 17).  Paul prayed throughout his epistles and said pray without ceasing (see Ephesians 1:15-19; 3:14-19).  Two main reasons:

1) FOCUS

a) Helps us all focus on same area, issues, and concerns united as a body, as a church.

b) Helps us all agree in prayer.

c) Helps us all experience the same things at the same time together to build unity as a body of Christ.

2) GUIDE YOUR PRAYERS

a) See the needs first hand so one can visualize what you are praying for and to remember how God led you to pray.  If a thought comes to mind as you are praying, even if you think is frivolous, pray it.

b) See the faces.  Realize you are not just praying for the group “the youth” but rather praying for them by name.

c) Makes the prayers personal.

To begin, we need to get right with God before one can begin to left up our prayers to Him.  If you would prefer, find a quiet place in the sanctuary alone to begin to study God’s Word and to pray.

1) Ask God for forgiveness for yourself. Please read and meditate on Acts 3:19 and 1 John 1:9.

If there are people you need to ask forgiveness from, write down their names and call them ASAP.  Ask God to be completely cleansed of your sins and to convict you of sin that is unconfessed.  Pray that you will repent from your sins.  Pray that you will be made pure before Him.

2) Pray for the salvation and security of your family.  Pray that those in your family will all come to Christ and to rest securely in their salvation.  Pray for marriages in your family.  Pray that couples will be reunited and families will be repaired.  Pray that you will be an example.  If you are married, pray for your marriage.

3) Pray for our church body as a whole as we begin Renewal. Pray that God will truly bring revival and refreshing to our hearts.  Pray that we will be convicted of sin and repent from our sins and be turned back to God and His Word.  Pray for unity and an end of gossip.  Pray that God will grant us wisdom in how to proceed with Renewal this weekend.  Pray that revival will come in a mighty way.

Please move to the back of the church and sit in one of the last pews.

¨      Pray for those in the back of the church that may be visitors.  They may not be Christians and may have been telling God NO for decades.  Pray that they will say YES this weekend.  Pray that their hearts will be opened to truly hearing and accepting the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.

¨      Pray for those who may be driving by and struggling whether to stop. Pray for the effectiveness of our advertising and that God will convict those He wants here to stop.  Draw them to our church and motivate us to invite people.  Pray for those in the parking lot that have stopped but are debating whether to come in or not.

¨      Pray for those by name that usually sit in the back of the church during services. Pray for God to work in their hearts and lives.  Pray that they will repent from their sins and be open to experience a true refreshing from Christ.  Pray that they won’t be just going through the motions of playing church but rather eagerly want to hear a new word from God for their lives.

¨      Pray for the ushers and greeters. Pray that they will greet people with a smile and make them feel welcome.

Please move to the front of the church and sit in one of the front pews.

¨      Pray in the front of the church for those who may have been Christians for “150

years.” Pray for them by name.  Pray that they will be open to hear a fresh word

from God.  Pray that God will convict them of sin and lead them to repentance.  Pray

for purity and wisdom as they lead our church.

¨      Pray for those who are in leadership to not experience “burnout” or exhaustion

by having to carry the load so often for our church. Pray for new people to help

them with their load.  Pray for their walk with Christ to be refreshed and renewed.

Please move to the stage area, either sit in one of the chairs on the stage or on the stage itself.

¨      Pray for Renewal speaker—Pray for safe travel for him.  Pray for a peace of mind and protection.  Bind Satan from preventing him from coming or distracting him.  Pray that he will be prayed up and confessed up.  Pray that he will be led of the Spirit and be moved to preach and voice that which God wants him to say.

¨      Pray for  our Renewal worship leader. Pray for a peace of mind and protection.  Bind Satan from preventing her from coming or distracting her.  Pray that she will be prayed up and confessed up.  Pray that she will be led of the Spirit and be moved to sing and lead us through praise that honors God and draws us into worship that pleases Him.

Please move to the Young Adult Sunday School classroom and take a seat.

¨      Pray for the young couples in our church that are struggling. Pray that they will be drawn to Renewal and to find refreshing in their marriage, in their families, their jobs, and in their hearts.  Pray for the young couples in this class and in our church.  Pray for them by name and pray that they will be led to repent of sins and truly be refreshed.  Pray for unity in their marriages and in their homes.  Pray that the men will rise up and be leaders in their home and love and serve their wives.

¨      Pray for their teacher as he leads this class. Grant him wisdom as he teaches and leads by example.  Pray that he will find refreshing in his heart and life this weekend.

Please move to the Fellowship Sunday School classroom and take a seat.

¨      Pray for the Fellowship class.  Pray that God will refresh the hearts of the ladies in this class and pray that He will bless them.  Pray for them by name and pray that they will be led to repent of sins and truly be refreshed.  Pray for their health: mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

¨      Pray for their  teacher–Grant her wisdom as she teaches and leads by example.  Pray that she will find refreshing in her heart and life this weekend

¨      Pray for the Co-ed class. Pray that they will be drawn to Renewal and to find refreshing in their marriage, in their families, their jobs, and in their hearts.  Pray for the couples in this class and in our church.  Pray for them by name and pray that they will be led to repent of sins and truly be refreshed.  Pray for unity in their marriages and in their homes.  Pray that the men will rise up and be leaders in their home and love and serve their wives.

¨      Pray for their teacher— Grant him wisdom as he teaches and leads by example.  Pray that he will find refreshing in his heart and life this weekend.  Encourage and strengthen him as he leads us as music director.

Please move to the education building and walk past the children and youth rooms.  As you are walking past them, lift them up in prayer.  Go to the pastor’s office and find a seat to begin to pray.

¨      Pray for our pastor and his wife—Pray that God will grant him wisdom as he prepares sermons, Bible studies, and lessons for our congregation.  Pray that he will grow deeper in his walk with God and live a life of integrity.  Pray for their marriage and for their Bible study together.  Pray for their baby in the womb.  Pray for her aerobics ministry and her ministry with the women in our church.  Pray for her as a pastor’s wife.

YOUTH/CHILDREN SS LEADERSHIP

¨      Pray for the Sunday School Director— Grant him wisdom as he coordinates our SS and leads by example.  Pray that he will find refreshing in his heart and life this weekend.

¨      Pray for the Assist. SS Director— Grant her wisdom as she coordinates our SS and leads by example.  Pray that she will find refreshing in her heart and life this weekend.

¨      Pray for the Church Treasurer— Grant her wisdom as she keeps our church financial books and leads by example.  Pray that she will find refreshing in her heart and life this weekend.

¨      Pray for the Youth teacher— Grant her wisdom as she teaches and leads by example.  Pray that she will find refreshing in her heart and life this weekend.

¨      Pray for the Sunshine Class teacher–Grant her wisdom as she teaches and leads by example.  Pray that she will find refreshing in her heart and life this weekend.

¨      Pray for the Assist. Sunshine Class teacher— Grant her wisdom as she teaches and leads by example.  Pray that she will find refreshing in her heart and life this weekend.

¨      Pray for the Teacher of Busy Bees class— Grant her wisdom as she teaches and leads by example.  Pray that she will find refreshing in her heart and life this weekend.

¨      Pray for the assist. teacher of the Busy Bees class— Grant him wisdom as he teaches and leads by example.  Pray that he will find refreshing in his heart and life this weekend.

¨      Pray for the Teachers of Discovery class— Grant them wisdom as they teach and lead by example.  Pray that they will find refreshing in their heart and life this weekend.

¨      Pray for the teacher of the Mick Mick Class— Grant her wisdom as she teaches and leads by example.  Pray that she will find refreshing in her heart and life this weekend.

¨      Pray for the nursery workers— Grant her wisdom as she teaches and leads by example.  Pray that she will find refreshing in her heart and life this weekend.

YOUTH, CHILDREN & NURSERY—please pray for as many by name as you can.

¨      Pray for them to go deeper in God’s Word and come to Christ early in life.  Pray for them to experience true refreshing.  Pray that they will come to salvation before they are pulled away as a teenager.  Pray for our children’s committee and teachers as they seek direction in how to nurture and train up our children in God’s Word.  Pray for dedication and consistency.

¨      Pray for their families. Pray for their parents to be godly role models and pray that fathers will be able to show little girls what a true gentlemen is.  Pray for their self-esteem and as they formulate their identity.  Pray for the children that are hurting from deaths in their families or from divorces.  Pray that their parents will be the primary ones in helping them determine “who they are.”  Pray that parents will be the ones that openly show them healthy and loving physical affection and verbally tell them how much they are loved and how much they are proud of them.

¨      Pray for their protection. Pray that the children will abstain from drugs.  Pray that they will be guarded and protected from drug pushers and “friends” who are pressuring them to continue or to begin in that lifestyle.  Pray for their physical protection from sexual predators, bullies, and abuse from family.

YOUTH—please pray for as many by name as you can.

¨      Pray for them to go deeper in God’s Word. For some, they may not return to church after high school graduation and our window for ministry with them is small.  Pray that they may come to find the Christian life is so much more fulfilling than living for self and in the world.   Pray for youth to rise up and be Godly leaders that we can build a youth leadership team around.  Pray for their youth teachers and workers to be sensitive to their needs and for us to develop a ministry that will allow them to grow in their relationship with God.  ¨     

Pray for their families. Pray for their families and pray for their parents to be Godly role models.  Pray for the parents that do not know Christ and pray that they will come to know Him.  Pray for their self-esteem and as they formulate their identity.  Pray for the children that are hurting from deaths in their families or from divorces.  Pray that their parents will be the primary ones in helping them determine “who they are.”  Pray that parents will be the ones that openly show them healthy and loving physical affection and verbally tell them how much they are loved and how much they are proud of them. 

¨      Pray for their protection. Pray that the youth will abstain from drugs.  Many struggle with alcohol, cigarettes, and illegal drugs.  Pray that they will be guarded and protected from drug pushers and “friends” who are pressuring them to continue or to begin in that lifestyle.  With immortality so prevalent in our society and with incredible pressure from their peers, temptations are everywhere for them.  Pray for them to flee from sexual immortality and for them to find Godly men/women to date.  Some are struggling with scares from past mistakes.  Pray for healing.

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Prayer Resources See all resources Right arrow icon Ten Days of Prayer

June 12, 2017

Ten Days of Prayer initiative (formerly called Operation Global Rain) was adopted by the world church in 2010. Churches in over a hundred countries have received rich blessings through Ten Days of Prayer which occurs every January. God is faithful! The Ten Days experience can’t be quantified. Hearts are surrendered, souls convicted, and requests for prayer have been answered. We invite you to be part of this special initiative.

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Experiencing God through Prayer and Praise

March 8, 2017

This inspirational packet, compiled by Jerry and Janet Page, contains many resources on prayer including topics like: Praising God, abiding in Jesus’ love, guidelines for those desiring anointing, encouraging promises and quotes on healing, principles of intercessory prayer, how to pray with your spouse, powerful promises for parents, what to pray for non-Christians, when Satan called a worldwide meeting, and much more. (Download the entire packet or choose topics individually.)

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Praying for Rain

January 22, 2018

Wanting to understand the heart behind united prayer, or how to lead a group in united prayer? Or maybe you just want to grow your prayer life with your family? This powerful resource, with already half a million copies in print, has been newly updated and is packed with lots of inspiration and practical tools to help get your group prayer off to a great start. If you love prayer, you will want to take this gem with you everywhere. (Available in 18 languages!)

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Praying the Word: Prayer & Promise Cards

March 23, 2017

Have you ever wondered how to get started praying the Word? If so, these printable prayer cards, filled with Bible promises and quotes from Inspiration, are just for you. Topics covered include prayers and promises for your spiritual growth, for your children, your marriage, your ministry, for overcoming spiritual breaches, and much more. The promises included will add power to your prayer life. (Also available for download in Spanish. All cards can be edited and personalized!)

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Pentecost: United Prayer Works!

April 10, 2018

It happened at Pentecost. It will happen again! Inspiration tells us, “The descent of the Holy Spirit upon the church is looked forward to in the future; but it is the privilege of the church to have it now. Seek for it, pray for it, believe for it. We must have it and heaven is waiting to bestow it.” (RH March 19, 1895). May this encourage us all to get on our knees and pray!

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Prayer that Pleases God

March 27, 2018

What does it mean to pray in a way that is truly pleasing to God? Perhaps, like many, you have the tendency to treat God like a divine prayer machine, in which you expect to feed in your prayer requests at one end and then take out your granted wishes at the other? In this short article Dr. Frank Hasel shares some insights that will broaden your spiritual horizons and take you deeper in your understanding of prayer.

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Youth Week of Prayer 2018: Leadership and Character – People of the Bible

March 19, 2018

Inspiration tells us, “With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Savior might be carried to the whole world!” (Education, 271) Join young people the world over in the 2018 Youth Week of Prayer. The following materials are from the General Conference Youth Ministries.

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International Women’s Day of Prayer 2018: God Understands

March 12, 2018

We are delighted to be able to bring to you the 2018 International Women’s Day of Prayer program packet. This year’s packet titled, “God Understands,” was written by Chantal J. Klingbeil, Associate Director, Ellen G. White Estate at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The packet also contains two coordinating activities, “Who Am I?” and “Prayer for the Discouraged.” The auxiliary seminar for 2018, “A Spiritual Woman,” includes a script, slides, and handout.

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Trusting God No Matter What Comes

March 1, 2018

In this “Let’s Pray” program, Fiona Peart shares her testimony of learning to trust God, even when life gets difficult. Fiona Peart is a missionary at heart. She has served as a missionary in Japan, South Korea and at the Weimar Institute in California. Fiona has a Masters degree in Human Resource Management and is passionate about Health Evangelism. We pray that you are blessed by this testimony.

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From Wilderness Living to Daring to Ask for More

January 25, 2018

In this video, filmed at 3ABN, Melody Mason shares her personal journey from “Wilderness Living” to “Daring to Ask for More,” for God’s glory. We are told “Prayer is the key in the hand of faith to unlock heaven’s storehouse, where are treasured the boundless resources of Omnipotence.” Do we recognize the value of this key? What about when we pray and pray and God still doesn’t answer? What then? How can we grow a faith that will not be knocked over in the storms of life? The following testimony will address just such questions, and much more.

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2018 – 2nd Qtr. (April 7) – Fighting for our Marriages

January 16, 2018

The enemy is doing all in his power to destroy our lives, and he starts his first attack against the family, and against our marriages. He knows if he can break that down, he has us. Society is falling apart as a result of so many broken homes. Now is the time to take a stand, and say no more. Now is the time to pray for your spouse as you’ve never prayed before. Join us as we lift up couples (and singles too) on this special day of prayer and fasting.

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2018 – 3rd Qtr. (July 7) – Fighting for our Children

December 19, 2017

As the song goes, “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.” And now we are setting aside a special day to pray, not just for our families, but especially for our children. Whether your children are grown or still babies, this is a time to come together corporate interceding for the Holy Spirit to be poured out on their lives. Join us as we pray for our children!

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10 Ways to Get the Most out of 10 Days of Prayer

December 18, 2017

Maybe you’d like to be part of 10 Days of Prayer, but you don’t have a church group to join, so you aren’t sure where to start. This short download will give you some ideas of ways you can be involved. And remember, 10 Days of Prayer doesn’t just have to be for January. You can do it on your own anytime of year!

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Prayer and Promise Card – New Additions!

November 30, 2017

We’ve added some new categories (Prayers and Promises for: Times of Trouble, Physical and Spiritual Healing, and Comfort in Sorrow), as well as some new languages to our “Praying the Word” collection. If you are wanting to add some dynamite and power to your prayer life…what better way than by claiming God’s own Word!

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Praying while Waiting for an Answer

November 9, 2017

Prayer expects answers from God. But what happens when the answer is delayed or not fulfilled? In this prayer seminar, given at the General Conference Session in San Antonio, Frank Hasel looks at the spiritual dynamics that take place in challenging prayer times. He also explores the blessings that God has in store for those who persevere and trust His goodness regardless of the outcome. Through the experience of losing his wife to cancer in 2009, Frank has been learning to trust God’s promises in ever-new ways.

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Passionate Prayers and Fearless Faith

September 25, 2017

This download for 2017 International Day of Prayer, written by Gina Wahlen, and hosted by the Women’s Ministries department, includes both the sermon outline, powerpoint that corresponds with the sermon, and the prayer program.

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How to Partner in Prayer with Others

September 7, 2017

In this short practical to-the-point download, Peggy Casebier talks about why prayer partnering is so important, guidelines for prayer partnering, working thru barriers in prayer partnering, and what to pray about as prayer partners.

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Quick Start Guide for Prayer Ministries

August 17, 2017

This inspirational collection of prayer resources, prepared by NAD Prayer Ministries coordinator Ruthie Jacobsen, is a great guide to starting prayer ministries. Also, included in this resource booklet is how to spend a day in prayer, how to make your prayer life effective, how to do group Bible study, and how to get your church involved in prayer evangelism.

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Houses of Prayer Everywhere

July 24, 2017

Join Don and Ruthie Jacobson on Ministry in Motion as they share about H.O.P.E. which stands for “Houses of Prayer Everywhere.” Every church should be a house of prayer. Every church should give H.O.P.E. to a world in need!

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2018 – 1st Qtr. – Fighting for our Family

July 18, 2017

We all have loved ones that we long to see have a closer walk with God. The theme for this quarter’s day of prayer and fasting is titled, “Made Strong Through the Power of the Word: Interceding for Our Family.” These materials will give you helpful tools to pray together as a family, and as a church family for your loved ones. (These program materials can be used again and again.)

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2017 – 4th Qtr. – Fighting for the World

July 13, 2017

The next “Day of Prayer and Fasting” is focused on praying for the world around us. That means our communities, our churches, our leaders, and those way beyond our country  borders. Through the provided materials and program outline, as well as continuing suggested prayer activities, we believe you and your church will be drawn closer to each other, and closer to God as you learn what it means to stand in the gap for others.

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How to Start a Prayer Ministry

July 13, 2017

This booklet, produced by the Oregon Conference, is a how-to guide packed with many wonderful ideas, on starting a prayer ministry in your local church. Let us remember that without prayer, everything else we do will be lacking in Holy Spirit power. Let us move forward on our knees!

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Prayer Makes a Difference

July 12, 2017

In this inspiring message, Mark Finley, Assistant to the President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, preaches on the importance of prayer in a christian life. He presents five lessons or tips we can learn from the prayer life of Jesus Christ.

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Watch and Pray Pointers – by Cathie Hartman

June 23, 2017

What might “Watch & Pray” mean practically for us today? Cathie Hartman decided to research this topic a bit more, and this is what she found. As a result of putting these simple principles into practice, Cathie and her family have seen many answers to prayer and miracles in their life.

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Preparing our Hearts for 40 Days of Prayer

May 10, 2017

In this inspiring and practical presentation Esther Knott shares how we can prepare our hearts for 40 Days of Prayer. Being part of the 40 Days of Prayer experience has blessed thousands already. Don’t miss out on what God is doing.

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Praying for the World Next Door

May 4, 2017

Would you like to know how to pray more intelligently for those around you–those of other cultures, and religions? This beautiful booklet, compiled by Scott Griswold, gives some excellent and inspiring pointers. We pray you are encouraged to spend even more time on your knees.

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Promises to Claim for the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

May 2, 2017

The following is a collection of Bible promises and Spirit of Prophecy quotes that we can claim as we pray for a deeper outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our lives and church. God is faithful. His Word does not return unto Him void. Claim these promises! God will answer!

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GC 2017 Week of Prayer 4 – The Healing of the Nations

April 27, 2017

Join us for the final part 4 of the General Conference’s inspiring week of prayer messages given by speaker Dr. Larry Lichtenwalter. The theme for this year’s 2017 week of prayer (held in March) was “Everyday Apocalypse: Revelation’s Christ for Our Every Day.” The topic for this final message is, “The Healing of the Nations.” You don’t want to miss this powerful message!

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GC 2017 Week of Prayer 3 – Who is Able to Stand

April 26, 2017

Join us for part 3 of the General Conference’s inspiring week of prayer messages given by speaker Dr. Larry Lichtenwalter. The theme for this year’s 2017 week of prayer (held in March) was “Everyday Apocalypse: Revelation’s Christ for Our Every Day.” The topic for this third message is, “Who is Able to Stand.” Join us as we were challenged to go deeper with our Savior.

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GC 2017 Week of Prayer 2 – Google Earth, Google Heart.

April 25, 2017

Join us for part 2 of the General Conference’s inspiring week of prayer messages given by speaker Dr. Larry Lichtenwalter. The theme for this year’s 2017 week of prayer (held in March) was “Everyday Apocalypse: Revelation’s Christ for Our Every Day.” The topic for this second message is, “Google Earth, Google Heart” and is sure to challenge your thinking.

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GC 2017 Week of Prayer 1 – Revelation in our Boot

April 24, 2017

Join us for the General Conference’s inspiring week of prayer messages given by speaker Dr. Larry Lichtenwalter. The theme for this year’s 2017 week of prayer (held in March) was “Everyday Apocalypse: Revelation’s Christ for Our Every Day.” The topic for this first message is, “Revelation in Our Boot.” This is a message and series that you don’t want to miss!

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United Prayer Works (Full Documentary)

April 17, 2017

It all started in a small upper room with humble fervent prayer. Threatened by the authorities and banned from preaching, the church prayed and two men witnessed with great power and grace. And people prayed everywhere in one accord in repentance with confession and humility and the lives of people were changed. We pray that you are inspired by this documentary as we catch glimpses of the past and talk about how what happened then could change our world today!

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2017 – 3rd Qtr. – Fighting for our Hearts

April 12, 2017

Some may think it’s selfish to pray for our own heart needs, but it’s essential. The person with the greatest power to help or hinder God’s work in our lives is our self. Even Jesus prayed for Himself. So this “Day of Prayer and Fasting” focus is a bit different, but is sure to be a huge blessing for all. (Although these materials were written for 3rd Quarter 2017, they can be re-used again and again!)

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A House of Prayer for All People

March 30, 2017

In Mark 11:17 it says, “My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer.” The question you may be asking though is, “How do I help create a house of prayer in my church?” In this inspiring video, produced by Ministry in Motion, Sabine Vatel shares some practical ideas. She also shares what “A House of Prayer for All People” looks like at the Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church near Orlando Florida. You will be blessed!

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2017 – 2nd Qtr. – Fighting for Each Other

March 17, 2017

Life can be hard. We face challenges and struggles that can seem overwhelming. Finances. Health. Relationships. Battles with sin and temptations. Loneliness. But this is all because we are living in the midst of a Great Controversy battle. With this quarters “Day of Prayer and Fasting” materials, rather than being overcome by the struggles, you can learn to fight for each other in prayer. (These materials were written for 2nd Quarter 2017, but can be re-used again and again!)

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An Encounter with God in Prayer

March 12, 2017

In this inspiring document, Juanita shows what encountering God through prayer and the promises of Scripture looks like. Some of the topics she covers include: You can trust God’s promises, You can trust God for protection, You can trust God in Worship, You can trust God—You are forgiven, and much more. This is a practical tool for all those wanting to learn how to claim God’s Word in prayer.

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The Privilege of Prayer

March 8, 2017

Looking for something to boost your faith in God and in the power of prayer? This is a downloadable version of the chapter “The Privilege of Prayer” from the well-known and well-loved book Steps to Christ. This is pure Inspiration, and will re-energize your prayer life!

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Pastor, How Long do you Pray?

March 8, 2017

Have you ever wondered this question about those in leadership? In this article, Pastor Mark Finley shares some of the ways that he’s learned to have meaningful communication with God. He also talks about how it’s not the amount of time spent in prayer, but the driving force of why you pray that makes the most difference. God isn’t calling us to be clock-watchers. He is calling us to a relationship!

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Tips for Prayer Walking

March 8, 2017

Ever thought of walking through your neighborhood and reaching out in prayer for your community or those you meet on the streets? General Conference employees Joy Alexander and Lily Synder lead us through some practical ways you can walk and pray for your community. Prayer walking means going onsite with insight, insight from the Holy Spirit as you pray! You will be blessed by this testimony.

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2017 – 1st Qtr. – Fighting for our Church

March 2, 2017

What breaks your heart? What drives you to your knees? Has your heart ever broken for the church? Have you found yourself compelled to fast and pray specifically for the church? This “Day of Prayer and Fasting” program follows the story of Nehemiah and his breaking heart for the church of his day. Join us as we pray for God to work in our church! (These materials were written for 1st Quarter 2017, but can be re-used again and again.)

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Prayer—a Theological Reflection

March 1, 2017

What is our theological foundation behind our assumptions in prayer? Do we have a solid foundation, or is prayer just some mystical experience? Read as Elder Rodriguez shares how true prayer integrates theology and the practice of personal devotion to God in a way that perhaps no other act of worship can. This in depth article will stretch your brain cells and give you deeper confidence in the power of prayer.

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Communion with God

March 1, 2017

This downloadable devotional is packed full of inspirational Ellen G. White quotes answering questions regarding prayer. Some of the topics covered include: What is real prayer, how do you find time for prayer, what is fervency in prayer, the early and the latter rain, prayer and reverence, why prayers are answered, and much more. We know this resource will be a blessing to you!

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