Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Prayer Points for the City

Please pray each day for one of the prayer points:

Prayer Points
1. Pray that the Holy Sprit will identify the key issues for prayer for your city.

2. Pray for a corporate unity throughout the city. That churches will come together in unity and offer prayer for your city.

3. Pray that the eyes of the spiritual leaders of the state would be enlightened to understand the corporate destiny of your city.

4. Pray that more Houses of Prayer would be established that would trumpet the sound from Heaven that will plunder the camps of the enemy in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

5. Pray that the Hannahs, Esthers, Joshuas, Davids, Deborahs, Jaels and Baraks of your city would arise

6. Pray that new strategies of victory would be released for your city.

7. Pray your Church will have eyes to see and ears to hear what the Lord is saying in this hour and that we will grow in the knowledge of God (Ephesians 1:17-19).

8. Pray for discernment in your Church so that you will be able to understand the signs of the times (Matthew 16:3).

9. Pray for unity in the Church Body of your city (Psalm 133:1, John 17:21).

10. Pray for believers in your city to operate with boldness (1st John 4:17, Ephesians 6:19).

11. Pray for believers in your city to be passionate instead of passive (Rev. 3:14-22).

12. Pray that the Word of God may run swiftly throughout your city (Psalm 147:15).

13. Pray that the Church of your city will not war in the flesh but instead by the Spirit (2 Corinthians 10:3).

14. Pray that the Church in your city will see a release of the miraculous, that they may know the Lord has power to forgive sins (Matthew 9:6, John 17:23).

15. Pray that the Church of your city would be zealous instead of apathetic (Numbers 25:11-13; Titus 2:14).

16. Pray that the Church of your city will fully preach the gospel in word and deed (Romans 15:18).

17. Pray that the plans of the enemy in your city will be exposed (Ephesians 5:11-13; 2nd Kings 6:12; Luke 12:3).

18. Pray that the Lord will be exalted and His glory will be revealed throughout the Church of your city, and that all things that exalt themselves above His name will be brought down (2 Corinthians 10:5).

19. Pray that the Church of your city will not have just have a form of godliness denying the power but rather they will walk in power in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. (2 Timothy 3:5).

20. Pray that His Kingdom will come in your city.

21. Pray that JUSTICE will come forth in your city.

22. Pray that the Healing of the Lord would be poured out over your city, bringing a healing of relationships.

23. Pray that the eyes of any hate groups and religious cults members would be opened to the lies within them and that the Holy Spirit would convict them and granted a Spirit of Repentance.

24. Pray that the spirit of greed and mammon would be broken off of your city

25. Pray that the true revival would take place in the hearts of citizens of your city and that it would be reflected in the churches and that a revival that will change the core of your city will spring up

26. Pray that the pockets of revival would converge to form the banner of the Lord over your city

27. Pray that true worship would break through into the Heavenlies to release the Glory of the Lord over your City.

28. Pray that the prophetic redemptive gift of your city would come to its fullness.

29. Pray that the spirit of poverty will be broken over your city and that mindsets be changed to embrace a new and greater quality. Pray that the spirit of
mistrust be broken over believers in your city and release an increase of faith and trust resulting in a growing confidence in who God is (the Great I AM!).

30. Pray that the spirit of infirmity that has had full reign to kill, rob and destroy, be broken over your city releasing an anointing of healing that will manifest itself in signs, wonders and miracles. Pray for the grace of repentance to rest upon the believers and that healing might come to your land (II Chron. 7:14)

31. Pray that the spirit of religion be destroyed over your city releasing a willingness to embrace His will and ways paving the way for His Body to mature to the stature of the fullness of Christ (Eph. 4:13) and to do greater works than He (John 14:12).

32. Pray that as the prayer networks enlarges, the level of unity will increase connecting the dots (leadership, intercessors and marketplace people).

33. Pray that the cry for justice reach the throne of heaven and that Gods people be found faithful in shouting Restore! (Isa. 42:22)

34. Pray that the Church will embrace the Lords discipline to prepare her for the new wine.

35. Pray for wisdom and understanding.

36. Pray for specific strategies in helping believers in your city to fulfill destiny and that you would have understanding of the times and seasons that you might know what to do. Pray for the return of sons & daughters.

37. Pray that church would realize the urgency of the hour and the opportunity that is available this hour. Pray that faith would rise in your midst to lay hold of that for which you have been apprehended (Phil. 3:12)!

38. Pray for the poverty mindset to be broken off of the people and for a shift to prosperity for Kingdom extension to take place.

39. Pray for open doors for the Gospel and for churches to be formed in your city.

40. Pray for those who are godless and corrupt in the city government to be replaced.

41. Pray for a shift from being a "taking/receiving" city to a "giving/blessing" city.

42. Pray for the art community (music, writing, art, etc.) to shift from glorifying Satan's kingdom to glorifying God's kingdom. 43. Pray for the total destruction of witchcraft and all forms of occult religion.

44. Pray for prayer coordinators in every Christian church in your city to arise.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Kneeling Christian

In Kneeling Christian, a mighty prayer warrior once said, “Do you realize that there is nothing the devil dreads so much as prayer? His great concern is to keep us from praying. He loves to see us ‘up to our eyes’ in work—provided we do not pray. He does not fear if we are eager Bible students—provided we are little in prayer. Someone has wisely said, ‘Satan laughs at our toiling, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.’”

What we need most in our world is not more money, more education, or more ideas, books, or strategies. We need hands lifted up in prayer. “We can accomplish far more by our prayers than by our work,” says the Kneeling Christian. “Prayer… can do anything God can do! When we pray, God works.”

I hope and pray that God will be able to work powerfully to build His kingdom through your prayers

About the Author

Dr. ALvin VanderGriend is currently the Prayer Evangelism Associate for Harvest Prayer Ministries. He has authored several books on prayer, including Love to Pray!, and co-authored The Praying Church Sourcebook. He is the co-founder of the Denominational Prayer Leaders Network and serves on America's National Prayer Committee.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Date

In order to accomadate those that want to participate, the Prayer Walk date is moved to October 03, 2009. Keeping watching for more updates.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Rock, Skate, Roll, Bounce! Lets Pray!

Some would say what does the title of a hip hop song have to do with my staying on course in my walk with Christ?
Psalm 112:7
He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
An interesting thing happened to me today. I had a certain store I needed to get to and I go there almost every two weeks. Today I decided to go there from a different direction which was fine until I took a wrong turn. From that point on I kept going in circles trying to get to my destination. I even hit a couple of road blocks where traffic was backed up in every direction. I never made it to my final destination; instead I went home a little frustrated and tired.
Our walk with Christ is very similar. We start out on course and along the way life gets in the way and distracts us from the course in which we started. Chuck Swindle gave a wonderful analogy of our walk with Christ: it’s like riding on the back of a bike with Christ. We’ll start out on a smooth ride and then hit bumps and rocks along the way; we’ll even ride down into the deep valleys and come back up again. Then the path will smooth out and we’ll roll and or skate along until the next bump. By then we are out of sorts and flustered wondering what to do next. Rock, Skate, Roll, Bounce.
In the next two weeks as you prepare for the prayer walk, you will run into spiritual warfare and everyday life will attempt to distract you from the course. If God has purposed in your heart to pray, stay on course! There may be work issues, family problems, finances whatever the case may be. God will be glorified in the prayer walk and that is the last thing that the enemy wants. Life will come at us hard as we prepare to worship, pray and intercede for our city. In Ephesians 6, Paul reminds us to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might and to put on the whole amour of God. He also says, Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
How do we do this, with life coming at us from all directions? We keep our mind focused on Christ by praising Him, prayer and in the reading of His word. Isaiah 26:3 says, You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. When warfare hits or when life issues distract us, we have to recognize it for what it is and stay on course. We have to roll with it by trusting that God is in control, and bounce back by continuing to rely on Him. Roll bounce.
When we keep our focus on Christ, we find that can we move in perfect harmony with Him, even when the road gets bumpy.
Saints, I encourage you to remain steadfast! Keep on course. Fast and pray, pray and fast. God will be glorified in your faithfulness. Roll bounce.

1 Corinthians 15:57-58
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Ephesians 6:10-19
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[c] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.