Prayer

1 Timothy 2:1-2


It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
Psalm 118:8

 

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

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FOR HIS NAME SAKE! Held 3604 days   Imran Ghafur 

2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.


Held 3604 days   Imran Ghafur   Arrested July 2009 in Pakistan
Snippet:  On Jan. 11, 2010, Imran Ghafur Masih was sentenced to life in prison and fined 100,000 rupees ($1,155 U.S.), according to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts. His family has appealed the decision to the Pakistan High Court and is awaiting a hearing date.  Source
Prayer Request:  Pray Psalm 91 over Mr. Ghafur for protection and peace. Lift him and other brother and sisters who imprisoned for Name of Christ and their belief in Him!  In Jesus name. Amen.

Prayer

James 5:16


Matthew 419

 

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

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PRAY FOR AMERICAN AND LEADERSHIP!!

OUR NATION NEEDS JESUS
Moral depravity. Racial division. School violence. Hateful social media. Leaders grandstanding and stonewalling. There is one answer to all of the problems that are overwhelming America–Jesus.  We know that what our nation needs is not more programs, more handouts, more diversity or more laws, but a radical heart change. As the nation pauses to honor Dr. Billy Graham, join us in praying that more Christians would become bold in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our country, leaders and citizens, need Jesus. Pray also for the leaders who know Christ, for the desire and courage to speak out for biblical values and seek God’s solutions for our nation. Pray for these leaders below, each of whom has boldly shared the Truth of Christ publicly while in office.
Note:  OUR NATION CONSTANT PRAYER WITHOUT CEASING!
 
JODY HICE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Pray for Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) who, before becoming a legislator, was a pastor. He desires to serve Christ and bring godly values to our nation through serving in Congress. He recently shared the gospel before his peers in the House as part of the recognition of the passing of Dr. Billy Graham. Click his picture to watch the video. Click the button to share your prayer of encouragement to Rep. Hice.
 
GREG ABBOTT
TEXAS GOVERNOR
Pray for Governor Greg Abbott who is not shy about sharing his faith, especially when people in his state needed hope,prayer, and encouragement after the devastating Houston-area floods. Pray for continued bold leadership from Governor Abbott, for blessing as he shares Christ through his leadership, and for his testimony to be received by many.   Click the button below to share your prayer of encouragement to Governor Abbott.
LOUIE GOHMERT
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Pray for Rep. Louie Gohmert from Texas, an outspoken believer of Christ, a bold witness, and a humble man.  Pray for continued courage to speak out for God’s principles, and for leadership to gather others to do the same. Pray for his family as he serves in Washington D.C. in a high-pressure environment. Ask for grace to deal with the spotlight and strengthened faith in Christ. Click the picture to watch a special message from Rep. Gohmert about faith and click the button below to share a prayer of encouragement to Rep. Gohmert.
 
DR. BEN CARSON
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT SECRETARY
Pray for Dr. Ben Carson,  Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, whose faith was in the spotlight during the 2016 Presidential election. Pray that he continues to prioritize time alone with Jesus, and that his faith would be a source of strength in his role. Pray for solutions to come from God for problems he is faced to solve as HUD Secretary. Click Secretary Carson’s picture to hear a clip of him sharing his faith, and click the button below to send him a prayer of encouragement.
Proverbs 14:34

Lord Jesus Help Us To Be Lead Of Your Holy Spirit

2 Timothy 3:12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Luke 11:13 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextIf ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

John 15:26 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextBut when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

Romans 8:15 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextFor ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

John 4:23 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextBut the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

Psalms 51:11 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextCast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Luke 10:21 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextIn that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

Ephesians 4:30 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Isaiah 63:10 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextBut they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.

John 7:39 | View whole chapter | See verse in context(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

Luke 4:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into thewilderness,

Ephesians 3:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextWhich in other ages was not made known unto thesons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holyapostles and prophets by the Spirit;

Ephesians 2:18 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextFor through him we both have access by one Spiritunto the Father.

Isaiah 63:11 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextThen he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?

Acts 2:4 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spiritgave them utterance.

Matthew 10:20 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextFor it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of yourFather which speaketh in you.

Isaiah 11:2 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, thespirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and ofthe fear of the LORD;

John 1:33 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with theHoly Ghost.

Ephesians 1:13 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextIn whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard theword of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with thatholy Spirit of promise,

Galatians 4:6 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd because ye are sons, God hath sent forth theSpirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba,Father.

Exodus 35:21 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD’S offering to the work of thetabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.

Psalms 68:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextA father of the fatherless, and a judge of thewidows, is God in his holy habitation.

Matthew 28:19 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextGo ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Luke 1:67 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd his father Zacharias was filled with the HolyGhost, and prophesied, saying,

Luke 23:46 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

Ephesians 1:17 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextThat the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

1 John 5:7 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextFor there are three that bear record in heaven, theFather, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

1 Corinthians 12:3 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextWherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is theLord, but by the Holy Ghost.


Prayer:  Lord Jesus I humbly ask for you to reveal to your daughter and all who read this message to understand, to have the knowledge and wisdom from understanding of your Blessed Words above.  Please soak us with your Holy Spirit, your manna from Heaven, the Eternal Pure Water of Life; your Son Jesus Christ!  We hunger and thirst for You, Your Holy Spirit and the Hope our salvation lies in, Your Son Jesus Christ!  In Jesus name. Amen

 

PRAYER IN HUMBLENESS BEFORE GOD

Order and argument in prayer

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‘Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat! I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.’ Job 23:3–4

Suggested Further Reading: Daniel 9:1–19

The true spiritual order of prayer seems to me to consist of something more than mere arrangement. It is most fitting for us first to feel that we are now doing something that is real; that we are about to address ourselves to God, whom we cannot see, but who is really present; whom we can neither touch nor hear, nor by our own senses can apprehend, but who, nevertheless, is as truly with us as though we are speaking to a friend of flesh and blood like ourselves. Feeling the reality of God’s presence, “our mind will be led by divine grace into a humble state”; we shall feel like Abraham, when he said, ‘I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes.’ Consequently we shall not deliver ourselves of our prayer as boys repeating their lessons, as a mere matter of rote, much less shall we speak as if we were rabbis instructing our pupils, or as I have heard some do, with the coarseness of a highwayman stopping a person on the road and demanding his purse of him; but we shall be humble yet bold petitioners, humbly importuning mercy through the Saviour’s blood. We shall not have the reserve of a slave but the loving reverence of a child, yet not an impudent, impertinent child, but a teachable obedient child, honouring his Father, and therefore asking earnestly, but with deferential submission to his Father’s will. When I feel that I am in the presence of God, and take my rightful position in that presence, the next thing I shall want to recognise will be that I have no right to what I am seeking, and cannot expect to obtain it except as a gift of grace, and I must recollect that God limits the channel through which he will give me mercy—he will give it to me through his dear Son. Let me put myself then under the patronage of the great Redeemer.

For meditation: In emergencies believers can pray to God on the spur of the moment (Nehemiah 2:4). At other times it is only right and proper to take both care and time (Nehemiah 1:4; Matthew 6:5–7).

Sermon no. 700     15 July (1866)

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