Archive for November, 2009

Prayer Assignments for December

November 30, 2009

PRAYER ASSIGNMENTS FOR DECEMBER 2009

We have entered the last month of this year. We have traveled the globe through prayer and believe to see continual answers to those prayers in the days ahead. We celebrate the birth of the Christ Child who came to take away the sins of the world.
Our Jesus loves the children of the world. As we take time each day to pray over these nations let us remember the children and their living conditions. Let us pray that the hopes their parents have for their life will be fulfilled. We will as Christ did in Matthew 19:13-14 “bless the children” this month. We also pray for supportive ministry outreach agencies this month believing that their needs will be met so that they can continue their global work.

We here at Word Ministries pray that you will have a blessed and spirit filled Holiday season.

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 evangelical groups have grown (CoN, AoG, several Church of God denominations and Baptists).
Pray for revival.
Specific outreach is needed for the many tourists, the Hispanic immigrants, the Rastafarians and those involved in the crime ‘industry’.
Pray that local churches and their leaders may work together in evangelism and in vision for the future.

2.-3. Yemen: Christianity was strong by 400AD, but was almost completely wiped out by the Muslim conquest in the 7th Century. The Queen of Sheba reigned in Yemen and sought wisdom from Solomon three millennia ago.
Pray that the modern people of Sheba seek after the wisdom from God as is promised in Isaiah 60:6.
It is illegal for non-Muslims to proselytize and for Muslims to become Christians. Yet through radio broadcasts, tactful faith-sharing and the Lord’s intervention maybe 100 or so Yemenis have trusted in Christ. For Yemenis it is dangerous to openly become a believer in Jesus because of the many social pressures brought to bear on those who do.
Pray that pressures may ease to give Yemenis the freedom to come to Christ and to meet for fellowship.
Pray for the conversion of their families, for it is from them that the worst persecution comes.

4.-5. Yugoslovia (Now known as Serbia and Montenegro):
Pray for genuine forgiveness between ethnic groups that have been at war for so long.
Pray that people would be able to rebuild trust and cooperation.

Religious hatred often goes hand in hand with all the ethnic divisions.
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. 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 that the government may tackle the massive problems with honesty and courage.

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 programmes 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.

10. AUDIO CASSETTE TAPES: Where they can still be of use in some nations.
Pray for working equipment and batteries.

11. 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. BCC’S

19. RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT

20. MEDICAL MISSION WORK

21. MISSIONARY AVIATION

22. MARITIME MISSION

23. CHRISTIAN TENTMAKERS

24. SHORT-TERM WORKER

25. STUDENT MINISTRIES

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

26. MINISTRY TO CHILDREN

27. OUTREACH TO SECTS/CULTS

28. URBAN EVANGELIZATION

29. INTERNATIONAL COOP. FOR WORLD EVANGELIZATION

30. OPERATION WORLD

31. THE LORD’S RETURN

HAVE A BLESSED, JOYFUL AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR IN CHRIST JESUS!

Blessings,

Lane M. Holland, M.Div.
Prayer Coordinator

Word Ministries
http://www.prayers.org

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Daily Prayer for November 30

November 30, 2009

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

Daily Prayer for November 28

November 28, 2009

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, 2009

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, 2009

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

Daily Prayer for November 25

November 25, 2009

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, 2009

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, 2009

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 21

November 21, 2009

Strength

Father, when I am weak You give me power. When I have no might You strengthen me. I will wait upon You, LORD, and You shall renew my strength. I shall mount up with wings as eagles. I shall run and not be weary; I shall walk and not faint. You are my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? LORD, You are the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? If God be for me, who can be against me? Amen

Isaiah 40:29-31; Psalm 27:1

Daily Prayer for November 20

November 20, 2009

Speak Words of Kindness

The law of kindness is in my mouth, and I purpose to speak words of wisdom. I realize that the words that I speak contain the power of life and death, and in the name of Jesus, I loose from myself an attitude of sarcasm, and bind to myself an attitude of kindness. I bind mercy and truth about my neck, and write them upon the table of my heart. When my words instigate anger, forgive me and help me correct my speech. When an angry person challenges me, help me remember that a soft answer turns away wrath. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Proverbs 31:26; 28:21; Matthew 18:18; Proverbs 3:3; Proverbs 15:1