I Believe In Prayer

Praying for Branch County and Beyond

Day 30 – Equip The Church Lord

“to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”   ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:12-13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Pray that every Christian in Branch County will seek to reach the full potential that Christ has in mind for them.

Even Christ prayed that God’s will (God’s best) be done, not His own will which was being influenced by his humanity.

“Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.””     ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭26:39‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Pray that each Christian in Branch County would develop the passion for serving Jesus just as the apostles served Jesus.  The apostles encouraged the church to follow Jesus with all their hearts!

Pray that each Christian would use the gifts and talents that Jesus had given them.  That they would use their gifts to build up the church.  That they would use their gifts to seek and save the lost.

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭19:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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Day 29 – Help Our Church Leaders!

“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers…”  Ephesians 4:11 NIV

Lord, we pray for our pastors, elders & deacons, and ministry leaders… protect them from the enemy,  fill them with your Spirit, use them mightily for the Kingdom!

Help our leaders to be humble, gentle and great encouragers to the Body of Christ.

Lord Jesus, bless their marriages and homes with a hedge of protection.  Bless them to be filled with the fruit of Your Spirit.

Give our leaders patient endurance Lord, that they will be able to fight the good fight, finish the race, and keep the faith.

 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”  2 Timothy 4:7  NIV

Day 28 – Our God Who Heals – Rapha

Heal us Lord, body – soul – spirit!

“Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.”  Matthew 4:23 NIV

Pray for all those in the Medical Professions.  Pray for wisdom, compassion, skills for diagnosis and healing.

Pray that each one may come to know Jesus (the Great Physician) as their Lord and Savior.

Pray for all who live in Branch County to be able to get the medical care they need.

Revive us again, fill each heart with your love, may each soul be rekindled with fire from above!

Day 27 – Pray For Godly Homes

“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”   ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭6:6-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Pray for godly homes and for godly parents that truly live out the fruit of the Spirit.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”   ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Pray against violence in homes.  There is all kinds of violence … verbal, physical, & emotional.  The source of all these is evil.  Let’s pray with all our hearts that Christ’s peace will rule in each home in Branch County!

Pray for sins to be forsaken!  The sins of racism, violence, crime, & child abuse.  This conviction must come from God Himself!

Day 26 – A Revived Church

Pray for The Church and pray for your congregation today!  Pray for The Church to be energized for the prisoners of sin to be set free!

““The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,”. ‭‭Luke‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

How energized are we? How devoted are we and how motivated are we to carry on this ministry of Jesus Christ to our world, our town, our county?  We must pray the church to be re-energized!

Pray for judges and lawyers.  Pray that they will seek and have a godly wisdom.  Pray that they will have a heart for true justice.

Pray for the Forgotten Man Ministries.  Pray for our Chaplin and for the volunteers that are actually proclaiming freedom for the prisoners.

Pray for all those in jail that their circumstance will completely open up their hearts to the change that The Lord wants to give them in their lives.

Pray for the families of those who are in jail.  There are many needs in these families and our Lord knows them all.

 

Day 25 – Pray For First Responders

Pray for First Responders: Police, fire, & civil servants.  Lord, bless them with wisdom, integrity, and a desire for godliness.

“For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.”    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭13:4‬ ‭NIV

Pray for courage and strength for our First Responders as they engage in harms way.

Pray for their spouses and families.  Pray that the Lord will guard them spiritually, emotionally and physically.‬‬

 

Day 24 – Seek Righteousness

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭14:34‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Pray for the people in our nation to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”   ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Pray for the repentance of backsliders to return to the ways of the Lord.

Pray that a godly sorrow will overwhelm us that will lead us to salvation.

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”  ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭7:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Day 23 – Bless The Lord, Oh My Soul

”Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord”. Psalm 33;12

Today is the National Day of Prayer.  Thousands upon thousands of Christians will be calling out to The Lord on behalf of our nation.  May we each, truly, make Him our Lord … the One in complete authority over our lives.

Pray that our country will experience a transforming spiritual awakening as what happened in the Great Awakenings of the past.

Pray for God to frustrate the plans of the wicked.

“Confuse them, Lord, and frustrate their plans, for I see violence and conflict in the city.”  ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭55:9‬ ‭NLT

Pray that Christians will seek The Lord with all their hearts‬‬, with all their soul and with all mental capacities (mind).

Pray for our national leaders and their support personnel.

Pray for our state leaders and their support personnel.

Pray for our local leaders and all their support personnel.

Day 22 – Humble Ourselves and Pray

We focus our prayers beyond Branch County to our nation over the next 3 days.  May God Bless America for His purposes and His plans!

“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Cry out to God for a National revival that will turn the tide against evil. Our God is our only hope for a turn around in our country.

Cry out to God for healing in families that are on the verge of breaking up right now.  The basic unit of any healthy culture is the family unit.  The principalities and powers have accomplished much in the deteriation of the family and the health it brings to families and ultimately to our nation.  Oh Heavenly Father, we need our thinking transformed by your mighty hand toward our families.

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”  ‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭2:1-2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Pray that our public officials will submit their will to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.  Pray that they will submit their motivations to the Lordship os Jesus Christ.

Pray for God to cut off the influence of those who seek evil.

Tomorrow is the National Day of Prayer for the United States of America.  Make plans to pray.  Join with others in prayer through a community gathering to call on the name of The Lord.

Day 21 – Praying For Educators

“Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:1-2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

The very best teaching mankind has received is from Jesus Christ.  When he taught his disciples, his followers, he gave us all the wisdom of God.  Thank you Jesus for all you have taught us!

Lord, we pray for your favor to be given to all teachers and administrators who stand for truth in Branch County!  Thank you for their love for you and give them the strength, courage & wisdom they need to stand for you.

Lord, we pray for a powerful move of Your Holy Spirit among teachers and administrators that will bring a great conviction of sin, righteousness, and judgment to come.  May their hearts, minds, and lives turn to you.  For their own sake Lord, and for the direction and values they will instill in our children.

Pray for the student prayer groups that meet at the various schools in Branch County.  Pray that the Lord will draw many other youth that have a heart for Him to these groups.  Pray that these groups will become mighty in number and mighty in influence among their peers. Not mighty in the sense of power but mighty in the sense of influence.

On Thursday, the National Day of Prayer for our nation, we will meet at the flagpole at the county courthouse at noon.  See you at that pole on Thursday, May 3, to pray for our students, administrators, all influencers, and our nation.

See You At The Pole 2018 for students is September 26, 2018.

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