Archive for November, 2008

Daily Prayer for November 30

November 30, 2008

Letting Go

Father, I glory in what Christ Jesus has done for me. I let go—put aside all past sources of my confidence—counting them worthless, in order that I may experience Christ and become one with Him. I unfold my past and put into proper perspective those things that are behind. I trust in You, LORD, with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding. In all my ways I acknowledge You, and You will make my paths straight. Thank You, in the Name of Jesus. Amen. (Letting God of the Past, Prayers That Avail Much Commemorative Edition)

Philippians 3:7-9 TLB, Psalm 32:5; Philippians 3:13; Proverbs 3:5-6

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Daily Prayer for November 29

November 29, 2008

Grace

Father, thank You for giving me Your grace to overcome the temptation to judge others. Jesus, You said, “Don’t judge other people, or you will be judged. You will be judged in the same way that you judge others.” Father, I do not want to be judged harshly, Help me remember that I can’t know what’s inside of a person unless that person tells me. I pray that I will be humble, gentle, and patient, accepting others in love. I ask for wisdom that I may avoid reacting to what others say or do. Give me words filled with grace, and help me respond in a manner that will help others become stronger in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

Matthew 7:1-2; I Corinthians 2:11; Ephesians 4:2, 29

Daily Prayer for November 28

November 28, 2008

Think on These Things

Father, Your Word is my Handbook for renewing my mind to think and speak as You think and speak. By the grace of God I will think on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely and of good report. Your Word will renew my mind with Your thoughts, Lord, driving out thoughts of fear, doubt, bad feelings toward others, self-hatred, depression and unbelief in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Philippians 4:8

Daily Prayer for November 27

November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving

Father, I pause to thank You for all the mighty things You do for us continually. Thank You for the beautiful bonds of love with family and friends. Thank You for a special time of joy and laughter, in the name of Jesus. I will praise Your Name with a song, and I will magnify You with thanksgiving. Amen
Psalm 50:14; Psalm 69:30

Daily Prayer for November 26

November 26, 2008

Change

Father, direct my steps by Your word and let no iniquity have dominion over me. Uphold my steps in Your paths that my footsteps may not slip. Thank You that I am ever learning, ever growing and ever achieving. Things change because I’m changing; I am wonderfully and fearfully made. You give me the freedom and courage to be my creative self, which You made unique unto me. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen

Psalm 119:133; Psalm 17:5; Psalm 139:14

Prayer Assignments for December

November 26, 2008

God is our loving Father. He sent Jesus to provide a way of reconciliation. As we take time each day to pray over these nations and outreach tools, let us remember God’s plan for His family. In a time when divorce and economic struggles are hitting many family groups let us pray for the healing presence of Christ to touch every household on the planet. Let us pray that the hopes parents have for their children’s lives will be fulfilled. Most of all, during this special season let us pray that the message foretold so many thousands of years ago will ring fresh every time it is shared. Jesus loves and cares for us all.

December:

1. Virgin Islands (USA): Tourism and the inflow of wealth have played havoc with the moral and social fabric of society.
Pray that the gospel might impact society, personal lifestyles and family life.
The Christian Church
has become very nominal, lacking in vitality and vision. The Moravians had a glorious past, but they and all churches need revival. The Catholic Church has grown through immigration of Puerto Ricans and also through charismatic renewal. Some denominational groups have also grown.
Pray for revival.
Wallis & Futuna Islands:
Being a Catholic is part of the culture but few people have a living relationship with Jesus. Bible translation is a desperate need – although the Bible is available in French translations in Wallsian and Futunan are still being completed.

2.-3. Yemen: Yemen is one of the world’s least evangelized countries.
Pray for salvation to come to:
a) The Northern tribes
– including the people of Sana’a, the capital, and the peoples of the northern mountains and north-eastern deserts. Many are semi-nomadic.
b) The Central Yemenis, the key cities being Taiz and Ibb.
c) The Tihama Arabs of the coastal plains. Many Gulf War returnees were settled in this region. The key city is Hodeida.
d) The Southern Yemenis of the cosmopolitan city of Aden and those of the Hadhramaut area (both Arab and Mahri).
e) The Soqotri islanders, who were nominally Christians until the 17th Century. There are no known Christians on this isolated Indian Ocean island.
f) Yemeni women – their lot is harsh, their opportunities for education and a life outside the home limited. How will they hear about Jesus and learn to live for Him?
g) The South Asians – many are traders and artisans in Aden. Most are Muslim or Hindu, some are Catholic Christians; also the 1,000 or so remaining Yemeni Jews.
h) The Somalis, many of whom are Yemeni residents, others refugees. A few have come to faith but most remain unevangelized.
There are a widening range of opportunities for expatriates to serve the Lord in business, education, health and development programmes. However corruption, official extortion, unrest, archaic laws and poor infrastructure drain time and resources.
Pray for Asian, Western and other Christians to respond to God’s call to this land and for them to have good opportunity to live and testify for Christ.

4.-5. Yugoslavia (Now known as Serbia and Montenegro): Pray for genuine forgiveness between ethnic groups that have been at war for so long.
Religious hatred often goes hand in hand with all the ethnic divisions.
Pray that people would be able to rebuild trust and cooperation.
Pray that Christians would be examples in their love, forgiveness and friendships with all people.

6.-7. Zambia: President Chiluba openly dedicated Zambia to God as a Christian nation at his inauguration in 1991. The out workings in public life have been disappointing; with many in the government becoming ostentatiously wealthy while half the population lives in dire poverty.
Pray for hearts, worldviews and structures to be molded by God’s Word, for democracy not to be discredited and for Christianity not to be debased or even rejected through such failures.
The widespread poverty and lack of economic progress could lead to unrest or worse.
Pray that the government may tackle the massive problems with honesty and courage. The foreign debt burden is one of the world’s highest, and the economic impact of the AIDS pandemic one of the world’s worst.
Pray for the less reached:
a) The many smaller peoples in the southwest
are minimally reached – the Subiya, the 4 Khoisan groups, etc.
b) The urban satellite towns of Lusaka, the Copperbelt and Kabwe are spiritually needy. Many are squalid shanty settlements. Pray for the work of DM and others in evangelizing these areas where sin is rife.
c) The Indian Gujarati community is both Hindu and Muslim, but few are Christian. South African SIM and Asian missionaries from Tanzania are working among them.
d) Muslims are active in propagating their religion and making liberal use of funds to entice non-Muslims into their sphere of influence. Pray for effective outreach to Muslims. Few Zambian Christians are equipped for this.

8.-9. Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe needs a government that will serve the nation rather than those who govern. Malnutrition, threat of food shortages and unemployment are growing rapidly and the country is becoming a time bomb.
Pray for early, non-violent change and for this land to be brought back from the brink of a social and economic abyss.
The AIDS calamity in Zimbabwe is one of the world’s worst cases. A combination of government neglect, lack of healthcare resources, promiscuity and social reluctance to face up to the drastic measures required are the root causes. Over 25% of all adults carried the virus by 2000; the number of orphans had risen to nearly 1 million (9% of the population). Deaths rose to 700 a week and the economy and life expectancy has plummeted.
Pray for:
a) A radical change in hearts and attitudes to sex and to AIDS itself.
b) Effective government, NGO and church action to stop the spread of the infection.
c) Specific programs run by Christian agencies to address the issue. Pray that all churches might face up to the moral, spiritual and economic implications of the pandemic for their ministry.
The Church has grown, but so have the challenges.
Pray for:
a) A multiplication of mature leaders. Praise the Lord for godly men and women in leadership today, but their numbers must increase to cope with the rapid growth.
b) The Bible schools and seminaries. In 1992 there were 22 such institutions. There are an increasing number of church-based and TEE programmes being set up. Pray for effective teaching and discipling of those called to serve the Lord.
c) Spiritual unity. The Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe links together over 160 churches and organizations, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Zimbabwe has brought together ten denominations and Fambidzano links other African Independent Churches for fellowship and theological instruction. Target 2000 helped to unite many denominations in a common goal for saturation church planting.
d) A prophetic voice for the Church. Politics has been left to the politicians. Christians are divided on how to cope with the burgeoning political crisis, and often remain silent when a clear moral stand is required.
e) A clear stand against witchcraft and demonic powers or veneration of ancestors in the guise of nationalism. Pray that Christians may not compromise, but know power in the name of Jesus to both protect and deliver from fear and bondage.

 

We invite you for the remainder of the month to take a few moments each day to lift up each of these tools that assist in the spreading of the Gospel.

Pray for increase in workers, funds, gifts of equipment and materials to get the message of God’s love to the whole world:

10. AUDIO CASSETTE TAPES11. CHRISTIAN RADIO

12. CHRISTIAN TV/ SATELLITE/ INTERNET PROGRAMS

13. JESUS FILM

14. INTERNET RESOURCES

15. BIBLE SOCIETIES AND TRANSLATIONS

16. CHRISTIAN LITERATURE

17. THEOLOGIAL EDUCATION

18. BIBLE CORRESPONDENCE COURSES

19. RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT

20. MEDICAL MISSION WORK

21. MISSIONARY AVIATION

22. MARITIME MISSION

23. CHRISTIAN TENTMAKERS

24. SHORT-TERM WORKERS

25. STUDENT MINISTRIES

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

26. MINISTRY TO CHILDREN27. OUTREACH TO SECTS/CULTS

28. URBAN EVANGELIZATION

29. INTERNATIONAL COOP. FOR WORLD EVANGELIZATION

30. OPERATION WORLD

31. THE LORD’S RETURN

As we prepare to go into a new year it is with the hope of the promise of God that he hears and answers the prayers of his people. Thank you for your consistency throughout 2008 and I hope a fresh commitment to pray with us through 2009. Remember the “…The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].” James 5:16b (AMP). This is the anchor for our faith and we believe to see the reward of our prayers in the nations of the earth. Let us enter into the New Year with renewed fervor, faith and fellowship with the Lord in daily prayer.Blessings,
Lane

Blessings,LaneLane M. Holland, M.Div.
Prayer Coordinator
Word Ministries
http://www.prayers.org

 

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Daily Prayer for November 25

November 25, 2008

Direction

Father, thank You for instructing me and teaching me in the way I should go and for guiding me with Your eye. Thank You for Your guidance and leadership concerning Your will, Your plan and Your purpose for my life. I hear the voice of the Good Shepherd, for I know You and follow You. You lead me in paths of righteousness of Your name’s sake. (Knowing God’s Will, Prayers That Avail Much for Business)

Psalm 32:8; John 10:3-4; Psalm 23:3

Daily Prayer for November 24

November 24, 2008

Salvation for My Family

Holy Spirit, cause me to be spiritually and mentally alert in this time of meditation and prayer. I bring before you everyone named by ­­__________________ (the surnames of you, your spouse, and your married children). For those who don’t know You, I ask that You send someone to tell them about Jesus, and I thank You that none shall be lost. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Ezekiel 22:30; Luke 10:2; I Timothy 2:4

Daily Prayer for November 23

November 23, 2008

Family

Father, I place my family—my parents, spouse, children and grandchildren—into Your keeping, knowing that You are able to keep that which I commit to You against that day. Thank You for the angels You have commanded concerning my family to guard us in all our ways. The angels will lift us up in their hands so that we will not strike our foot against a stone. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
(Beginning Each Day, Prayers That Avail Much for Business)

II Timothy 1:12; Psalm 91:11-12

Daily Prayer for November 22

November 22, 2008

Personal Affirmations

Jesus is Lord over my spirit, my soul and my body. Jesus is made unto me wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. The Lord is my shepherd; I do not want. My God supplies all my need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Personal Confessions, Prayers That Avail Much)
Philippians 2:9-11; I Corinthians 1:30; Philippians 4:13; Psalm 23:1; Philippians 4:19