Archive for July, 2010

Daily Prayer for August 1

July 31, 2010

An Excellent Spirit
Father, in the name of Jesus, I repent of and renounce selfishness, and take responsibility in my generations for the sin of rebellion. I ask for forgiveness and break the curse of stubbornness. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. I desire to follow the Lord my God with my whole heart. In the name of Jesus, I decree that I have an excellent spirit, which enables me to do courageous feats in God’s Kingdom according to the grace you have given to me. Amen

Scripture Reading
Psalm 51:10 (KJV)
Joshua 14:7-12 (KJV)
Numbers 14:24 (KJV)

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Daily Prayer for July 31

July 30, 2010

Working Out Personal Salvation
Father, by grace I am saved through faith; and that is not of myself; it is the gift from You. I became a partaker of Your divine nature, and my spirit was made brand new. Now, thank You that You are helping me work out my own salvation with fear and trembling as I resolve the consequences of the sin issue in my everyday life. As I renew my mind to Your Word, the engrafted Word will save my soul bringing my entire being—my spirit, soul and body-into harmony. Thank You for enabling me to walk out my salvation to Your glory, in the name of Jesus. Amen

Scripture Reading
Ephesians 2:8-9
2 Peter 1:4
2 Corinthians 5:17
Philippians 2:12
James 1:21

Prayer Assignments for August 1-7

July 30, 2010

August 1-7 Prayer Agenda

In the closing days of summer and vacations we here at Word Ministries take time to say thank you for being willing to spend a few moments each day alone or with your prayer group covering the nations in prayer. We believe part of our mission and vision is to see the whole earth filled with the Glory of the Lord. We pray that the Lord of the Harvest will continue to send forth laborers into the darkest parts of our world and that the light of Jesus Christ will penetrate the hearts of men, women and children.

1. Madagascar: The Protestant Church has had a glorious history of faith despite persecution from heathen rulers and harassment from the French Catholic colonial authorities. It grew from 5,000 in 1861 to one million in 1900. There have been significant revival movements within the larger churches in 1895, 1941, 1948, and during the 1980s. Springing from the revival movements have been the indigenous lay movements of ‘shepherds’, which operate within the mainline Protestant Federation Churches from 50 centers across the island. Their emphasis on healing and exorcism has led to conversions and full churches in some areas.

Pray that this movement continue to grow and be rooted in Scripture.

Spiritual deadness rather than revival characterizes many congregations. Compromise with the old beliefs, veneration of ancestral spirits, and witchcraft are widespread and even increasing among those who claim to be Christians. The forms of worship remain, but many have little understanding of the biblical message of salvation. The Christian community is 80% Christianized, but not really evangelized.

Pray that the power of Jesus might be manifested, and that many may trust Him completely.

2. Malawi: The major issues to be tackled by the churches and that require prayer are:

a) Maintaining effective ministry in the midst of deep poverty and the growing AIDS crisis.

b) Training new workers for spiritually weak rural churches – few can afford the training or the subsequent support. TEE courses are run by the Brethren and Baptists.

c) Effective theological education. There are 13 Protestant and two Roman Catholic seminaries or Bible schools. Pray that the CCAP theological faculty at Zomba might take a more strongly evangelical stand. Pray for many to be called into the ministry, and for the provision of funds to enable them to complete their studies.

d) Unity. Pray for more cooperation between the Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM), the Christian Council (CCM) and the CHAPEL network of Pentecostals and charismatics.

Pray that the Malawi National Initiative for Mission and Evangelism may unite the churches in effective evangelism and outreach.

3-5 Malaysia: The Church continues to grow, but faces real challenges that need prayer:

a) Lack of Christian workers. Many smaller churches have no trained pastor. There are over 16 Bible colleges and seminaries. Too few are responding to God’s call to service.

b) Their marginalization creates anxiety, a ghetto mentality and desire to withdraw from being the witnesses Christians should be. There is a high emigration of professionals and Bible school graduates.

c) The need to re-think attitudes and effective service to non-Christian neighbors.

6. Maldives: Pray for lasting fruit through:

a) Witness to Maldivians in other lands – many travel as sailors, students, seeking medical care, etc. Also, there are Maldivian communities in Sri Lankan and Indian coastal cities.

b) The Scriptures which are being translated into Dhivehi – pray that this may be completed soon.

Pray also for ways to import Scriptures and Christian literature – there is a rigid censorship being applied. Only small portions of scripture are currently available.

Pray for the progress of the translation effort and for ways that the people may have free access to the Word in their heart language.

c) Christian Radio – FEBA broadcast 30 minutes weekly in Dhivehi despite government efforts to prevent this.

7. Mali: Missions have multiplied, and few areas of the country are untargetted, but the north has a much lower concentration of Christian work. For years there were only four Protestant missions – GMU in the centre among the Bambara, CMA in the east among the Dogon, Bobo, Minianka and Senufo, UWM in the west among the Malinke and Evangelical Baptists in the north among the Tuareg and Songhai. Only in the more receptive GMU and CMA areas have strong churches emerged. In the 1980s, over 20 missions began work in Mali, but it is still a pioneer country – less than 2% are Christians.

Pray for more missionaries to be sent out with the gifts needed to complete the evangelization of Mali – numbers did not increase in the 1990s.

May you know the joy of seeing the Lord answer your personal prayers as you sacrificially spend time in prayer for the nations of the earth. May your life be blessed this month!

Blessings,

Lane M. Holland, M.Div.

Prayer Coordinator

Word Ministries

http://www.prayers.org

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Daily Prayer for July 30

July 29, 2010

Words of Life
Father, my delight is in the law of the Lord, on Your law I meditate day and night. I am like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever I do prospers Thank You for Your Word that goes out from Your mouth: it will not return to You empty, but will accomplish what You desire and achieve the purpose for which You sent it. I submit to Your Word and will speak words of life, in the name of Jesus. Amen

Scripture Reading
I Psalm 1:2-3 (NIV)
Isaiah 55:11 (NIV)

Daily Prayer for July 29

July 28, 2010

Faith for Finances
One of the most frequent prayer requests we receive concerns finances. Are you in debt and wondering how you will ever get out? Do you tithe according to Malachi 3, do you give? God is able to make all grace and earthly blessings come to you in abundance (2 Corinthians 8:9). You have choices to make; you can choose to believe His Word and release your faith. Your faith will require action. Cut up credit cards; do not allow advertising to control your emotions. Get financial counseling. In her book, Dream Catcher, Zoe Hicks discusses Faith and Finances. She writes: Whether we are head over heels in debt, striving to reach a financial goal for a future need, in need of money to fulfill a God-given vision, or seeking to use our money creatively to help those who are less fortunate, faith is a powerful ally. Zoe and her husband proved God by tithing when they were in need, and He opened the windows of heaven. She writes: Get into the pattern of spending less than you earn and use the excess to pay down debt. Keep seeing yourself as debt free and imagining how great you will feel when you get there. Expect ideas to come to you on how to spend less or earn more or both.

PRAYER:
Father, it seems that we never have enough. But I’m here today to ask you to deliver me from financial bondage – from this debt that I’ve accumulated over the years. Forgive me for robbing you of my tithe, and I admit that I’ve been so consumed with my own needs that I haven’t thought about blessing anyone else. I release my faith in You asking the Holy Spirit to help me stand by your promise to supply all my need according to your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. You are a very present help in trouble, and You are more than enough. I submit to the constant ministry of transformation by the Holy Sprit, and purpose to pray for others who are in debt. Just as you did for Job, you will turn this captivity, and bless me that I might be a blessing to others. In the name of Jesus, I worship You only, and I will have no other gods before me.

Scripture Reading
Job 42
Psalm 56:1
Malachi 3:8-12
Luke 6:38
2 Corinthians 8:9 AMP
Philippians 4:19

Daily Prayer for July 28

July 27, 2010

Commitment to Pray
Father, I commit to pray and not give up, standing in the gap before You for my family members, asking You to draw them with cords of love. It is Your will that all men should be saved. With the Holy Spirit as my Helper, I will blow a trumpet in Zion (our churches) and sound the alarm warning all who live in the land that the day of the Lord is coming. It is close at hand. Amen

Scripture Reading
Luke 18:1
Ezekiel 22:30-31
Joel 2:1, 15

Daily Prayer for July 27

July 26, 2010

Increase
Father, my Lord and my God, I love You, and purpose to walk in Your ways, and keep Your commands; then I will live and increase, and You will bless me…. My labor shall not be in vain, but my wealth shall increase. The Lord shall increase me more and more—my children and me. Lord, make our love increase and overflow for everyone in the name of Jesus. Amen

Scripture Reading
Deut. 30:16 (NIV)
Proverbs 13:11 (KJV)
Psalm 115:14 (KJV)
I Thessalonians 3:12 (NIV)

Daily Prayer for July 26

July 25, 2010

Fulfillment
Father, I hold fast to Your word that says I will not cast my young nor be barren, and that the number of my days You will fulfill. Whether it is to walk out the days until the appointed day of the delivery of a child, to walk out my own life to the fullness of days, or to walk out the birth of a vision you have placed within me, it will not be aborted. I call it forth in the name of Jesus at Your appointed time in the right place. Hallelujah!

Scripture Reading
Exodus 23:26

Daily Prayer for July 25

July 24, 2010

Courage
Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. I am His house, if I hold on to my courage and the hope of which I boast. I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. Thank you Holy Spirit for helping me to stay on my guard, and stand firm in the faith. I am a man/woman of courage; strong in the Lord and the power of His might. I will be patient, and take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near. Amen

Scripture Reading
Hebrews 3:6 (NIV)
James 5:8 (Living)
Philippians 1:20 (NIV)
1 Corinthians 16:13 (NIV)

Daily Prayer for July 24

July 23, 2010

Angels
Father, thank You for giving Your angels charge to watch over me, to lead me in the way You have prepared for me. Your appointed angel goes before me and keeps me in all my ways. I will pay attention to him and listen to what he says. I will not rebel against him. Your Name is in him; I will listen carefully to what he says, and do all that You say. Then, You will be an enemy to my enemies and will oppose those who oppose me, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Scripture Reading
Exodus 23:21-22 (NIV)
Psalm 91:11