Thursday, January 11, 2018 (AM)
TODAY’S PRAYER POINTS BY MIKE PRAH
Begin with praising the name of the Lord. God instructs us to enter His Presence with thanksgiving and praise.
Today’s prayer is based on the Prophet David’s prayer from Psalm 27.
“THE LORD IS MY LIGHT AND MY SALVATION; I will fear no one. THE LORD PROTECTS ME from all danger; I will never be afraid. 2 When evil people attack me and try to kill me, they stumble and fall. 3 Even if a whole army surrounds me, I will not be afraid; even if enemies attack me, I will still trust God. 4 I have asked the Lord for one thing … to live in the Lord’s house all my life, to marvel there at His goodness, and to ask for His guidance. 5 In times of trouble He will shelter me; He will keep me safe in His Temple and make me secure on a high rock. 6 So I will triumph over my enemies around me … 10 the Lord will take care of me. 11 Teach me, Lord, what you want me to do, and lead me along a safe path, because I have many enemies. 13 I know that I will live to see the Lord’s goodness in this present life.” (Psalm 27:1-6,10-13, GN)
This prayer is based on trusting and claiming the victory in God’s names – The Lord is my light, my salvation and my protection. Pray these prayer points over your life by faith from the above Scripture.
1. PRAY FOR EMOTIONAL STRENGTH (Courage, faith, hope, joy, peace, love)
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; I will fear no one … Even if a whole army surrounds me, I will not be afraid; even if enemies attack me, I will still trust God” (vs. 1a, 2)
2. PRAY FOR GOD’S PROTECTION & DELIVERANCE
“The Lord protects me from all danger … In times of trouble He will shelter me; He will keep me safe in His Temple and make me secure on a high rock” (vs. 1c ,5)
3. PRAY FOR GOD’S LIFETIME PRESENCE
“I have asked the Lord … to live in the Lord’s house all my life” (vs. 4a)
4. ASK GOD TO LAVISH YOU WITH HIS GOODNESS
“I have asked the Lord … to marvel there at His goodness … I know that I will live to see the Lord’s goodness in this present life.” (vs.4b &13)
5. ASK FOR GOD’S GUIDANCE & LEADERSHIP
“I have asked the Lord for … His guidance. Teach me, Lord, what you want me to do, and lead me along a safe path, because I have many enemies” (vs. 4c & 11)
6. PRAY FOR SUCCESS IN EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE
“Make me secure on a high rock. So I will triumph over my enemies around me” (vs. 5b&6)
7. PRAY FOR THE CHURCH
Jesus said: “I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it” (Matthew 16:18, NLT)
Pray for the Church specifically as follows:
(i). Pray that God will pour afresh His spirit upon His Church and that we experience God’s great power
(ii). Pray that God will infuse us with a passion for evangelism. That we are inspired to share Jesus to capture a lost world for Him
(iii). Pray for growth in our numbers to expand God’s Kingdom and pray against anything that will divide our congregation
(iv). Pray that God will bless our church family financially that we will remain faithful to give generously so the financial needs of our Church are met for the glory of God
(v). Pray that our church would receive God’s direction and vision. That the congregation gets nourished from the teaching of His Word
(vi). Pray for the Pastor & his family and the congregation that we will have the strength and endurance to serve by the power of the Holy Spirit
8. PRAY FOR YOUR CHILDREN & DESCENDANTS
“I will pour out my Spirit into your children and my blessing on your descendants.Your children will grow like a tree … beside streams of water.” Isaiah 44:3-4 (NCV)
(b). Pray for God’s covering on your children for the school season
(c). Pray for those seeking to have children
9. PERSONAL PRAYER REQUESTS, INTERCESSION & THANKSGIVING
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.” Philippians 4:6 (NLT)
(i). Present your specific personal prayer requests to God
(ii). Ask God to bless your biological family, your church family, your pastor & church volunteers, your friends and others in need.
(iii). Close with thanksgiving for all God has done.
Have a wonderfully blessed day! – Pastor Mike Prah