Archive for December, 2009

Prayer Assignments for January

December 31, 2009

PRAYER ASSIGNMENTS FOR JANUARY 2010
January – February 3:

We are entering a new year full of hopes and promises! As we look back and think of all the marvelous answers to prayer over the last year, we can take hope and believe the Lord will be faithful to hear and answer throughout this year as well There are many places of unrest around the globe and new illnesses and diseases that are confronting us on a global scale. It is a time to ask the Lord for his grace and mercy as we face the many challenges in this country.
We will continue to remember the promises of God’s word to hear and answer us when we call on the name of Jesus. Let us determine to go into this year with a heart full of faith and with the foundation of the Word of God believing to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
I have given you pictures of the different areas of the world we will be praying for throughout the year. You can also do your own research and find maps that are interactive or printable to help you as you pray. May the Holy Spirit direct your prayers.

Psalm 24:


1The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.  2For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.  3Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? 4He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.  5He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.  6This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. 7Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.  8Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.  9Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.  10Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah

Happy and Blessed New Year!

Let’s start praying!


1-9: The World

10-16: Africa

17-23: Americas

24-29: Asia

30-February 3: Europe

Please consider making a fresh commitment to pray with us through the year. Your prayers make a difference

Blessings,

Lane M. Holland, M.Div.
Prayer Coordinator

Word Ministries
http://www.prayers.org

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Daily Prayer for December 31

December 31, 2009

Trusting in the Lord

The ladies and I pulled our chairs together forming a circle. We read First Kings 18:37-39 and Acts 3:1-6. Then talked about how to apply these Scriptures to our lives. A demonstration of God’s power caused the people to cry: the Lord, He is God! In Acts when Peter spoke to the crippled man there was another demonstration of divine power. God wants us to trust Him to demonstrate His power through us so that our loved ones will come to know Him. It was then one lovely young woman spoke: I have a trust issue and become fearful when I think that God wants me to do something. We could identify with her and asked God to help us grow in grace that we might learn to trust Him more.

PRAYER:
To the glory of the Father I welcome you, Holy Spirit. I’m so grateful that You are my Helper as I prepare for the New Year. I humble myself before You asking for Divine Guidance. In Jesus’ name I commit myself anew to Your plans and purposes, that I might run the full race completing the destiny to which You have called me. I trust in You, Lord, I put my full confidence in You and Your word, and delight myself in You. Father-God, be glorified in my life throughout the coming year as never before, in Jesus name. Amen.

Psalm 37:3-5; Isaiah 26:4; James 4:10

Daily Prayer for December 30

December 30, 2009

The Tithe
My parents always tithed and gave offerings. One spring day my dad walked to his organic garden to find an invasion of destructive bugs eating up the young plants. Without hesitation, he went back to the house, picked up his Bible and asked mother to come outside with him. They walked to the center of the rows of vegetables where dad read Malachi 3:10-11 aloud and prayed: Father we have been faithful to your word and paid our tithes with gladness. Now I thank You for honoring Your Word that says You will rebuke the devourer [insects and plagues] for our sakes. Lord of hosts, we declare that you are Lord over this garden. They were not afraid to prove God. That year their crop was greater than every. We all gave glory to God, our Father, as we enjoyed the fresh vegetables that summer! They had plenty to share with neighbors and friends.

PRAYER:
Father, it is our delight to bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of our income) into the storehouse that there may be food in Your house. Lord of hosts, in accordance with Your Word, we prove You now by paying You the tithe where we receive our spiritual nourishment. Thank You for opening the Windows of Heaven for us and pouring out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it, in the name of Jesus. Amen. (Setting Aside the Tithe, Prayers That Avail Much Commemorative Edition)

Malachi 3:10

Daily Prayer for December 29

December 29, 2009

Employment

It was many years ago when I was visiting a good friend of mine. Her mother invited me to stay for supper (we didn’t call it dinner in those days). She prepared supper, my friend and I set the table and waited for her father who was later than usual. They were a happy family who loved the Lord, were active in their church. Little did we know that this father and husband, who had been diligent to provide for his family, was headed home with a heavy heart. How could he tell them that he had been fired? It was so humiliating and unfair. He had an excellent work record but now, less than 5 years away from retirement, he was told that he was no longer needed. He had seen this happen to others, but because he was in corporate he felt that he had job security. This family’s retirement had been snatched away; their dreams of moving out of the city shattered, but I’ll never forget his declaration of faith. With tears in his eyes, he maintained his faith in God and assured his family that their Heavenly Father would provide. He added action to his faith: the next Monday he was busy looking for a job, and God did provide.

PRAYER:
Father, we pray for those in our nation who have lost their jobs. You promised, and we believe that You supply to the full their every need. You know their work records and what they are doing. We ask You to set before them doors of employment that no one is able to shut. We pray that they will prize Wisdom and acknowledge that You are the One who gives power to get wealth. In everything they do give them the grace to put You first, and You will direct them and crown their efforts with success. Cause them to increase in Wisdom and in Favor with You, Father, and with man, in the name of Jesus. Amen. (Employment, Prayers That Avail Much Commemorative Edition)

Philippians 4:8; Revelation 3:8
Proverbs 3:6; Proverbs 4:8

Daily Prayer for December 28

December 28, 2009

Family

Father, in the name of Jesus, we thank You for pouring Your Spirit upon our family from on high. Our wilderness has become a fruitful field, and we value our fruitful field as a forest. Justice dwells in our wilderness, and righteousness [religious and moral rectitude in every area and relation] abides in our fruitful field. The effect of righteousness is peace [internal and external], and the result of righteousness, quietness and confident trust forever. Thank You for my family in the name of Jesus. Amen. (Peace in the Family, Prayers That Avail Much Commemorative Edition)

Isaiah 32:15-18; Isaiah 33:2,6

Daily Prayer for December 27

December 27, 2009

NOTE: If you do not have children I encourage you to pray for nieces, nephews and the children of your neighborhood.

Father, I ask Youto create in our children the desire to attend to Your words. Give them willing and obedient hearts that they may consent and submit to Your sayings and walk in Your ways. Cause their eyes to look straight ahead with purpose for the future. May the tongues of our children be as the pens of ready writers, writing mercy and kindness upon the tablet of their hearts. May they speak the truth in love, and may their hands do the works of the Father. In the name of Jesus, we bind their feet to the pathways You have foreordained for them. (Prayers That Avail Much Volume 3)

Proverbs 4:20; Proverbs 3:3; Ephesians 4:15

Daily Prayer for December 26

December 26, 2009

Hearing the Voice of God

In the name of Jesus, I hear the voice of the Good Shepherd. I purpose to listen to my Father’s voice, and the voice of a stranger I will not follow. I roll my works upon You Lord, commit and trust them wholly to You. You will cause my thoughts to become agreeable to Your will, and so shall my plans be established and succeed. Thank You for Your love, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

John 10:27; Proverbs 16:3

Daily Prayer for December 25

December 25, 2009

Christmas Day Prayer

Father, we come to celebrate the Gift that You sent to us; the birth of Jesus, Emanuel, God with us. We pray that future generations will remember the sacred purpose of this celebration, and follow in our footsteps as we follow You. Jesus, we acknowledge that You are the Word that became flesh and lived among us. You are full of grace and truth, and from You we receive one gift after another. I give You all that I have—I give You myself – spirit, soul and body, and pray that future generations will walk in truth. Amen.

John 1:1, 14-16

Daily Prayer for December 24

December 24, 2009

Forgiven

Heavenly Father, thank You for this beautiful Christmas Eve. Most of all I thank You for giving us Your Son, Jesus. Jesus, thank You for bearing our sins on the cross so that we can live unto righteousness, and by Your stripes we were healed. We bless You, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Tonight we will go to bed with great expectations looking forward to celebrating with family and friends the birth of our Lord and Savior. Thank You for forgiving our sins and casting them into the depths of the sea, in the name of Jesus. Amen. (Prayers That Avail Much First Blessings for Your Child)

1 Peter 2:24; 2 Corinthians 5:17

Daily Prayer for December 23

December 23, 2009

A Prayer for Children

Almighty God, I thank You that my children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their friends will find salvation in the Son that You have given us. They will know that there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. Thank You for parents and teachers who are teaching them in a spirit of common sense so that we can bring them to maturity. By Your Spirit teach them how to rely on divine energy that You have so generously given them to do their very best, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen. (Prayers That Avail Much First Blessings for Your Child)

Acts 4:12; Colossians 1:28