Thursday, October 5, 2017
PRAYER POINTS BY MIKE PRAH
Begin with praising the name of the Lord. God instructs us to enter His gates with thanksgiving and praise. Click the hyperlink below for a list of God’s names to worship.
Today’s prayer is focused on the names and attributes of God from Hosea 14:8-9.
“1 Return to the Lord your God,for your sins have brought you down.2 Bring your confessions, and return to the Lord. Say to Him, “Forgive all our sins and graciously receive us, so that we may offer you our praises. The Lord says … 7 My people will again live under my shade.They will flourish like grain and blossom like grapevines. “8 I am the God who answers our prayers and cares for you. I am like a tree that is always green; all your fruit comes from me.” 9 … The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous people live by walking in them.” Hosea 14:8-9 (NLT)
Pray, receive and thank God for the blessings He shares. Remember, every name of God is a blessing He shares with His children
1. PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS & RENEWAL
“Return to the Lord your God,for your sins have brought you down.2 Bring your confessions, and return to the Lord. Say to Him, “Forgive all our sins and graciously receive us, so that we may offer you our praises.” (vs 1 & 2)
2. PRAY FOR GOD’S PRESENCE & COVERING
“The Lord says … My people will again live under my shade.” (vs. 7)
3. PRAY FOR GOD TO ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS & CARRY YOUR BURDENS
“I am the God who answers your prayers” (vs.8a).
Pray & receive answers to prayer, solutions to problems, cures to ills, blessings in every area.
4. PRAY FOR GOD’S TENDER LOVING CARE
“I am the God who … cares for you” (vs. 8b)
Pray & receive God’s forgiveness, mercy, kindness & tender loving care.
5. LIKE A BRANCH CONNECTED TO THE TREE, PRAY & RECEIVE GOD’S RESTORATION, STRENGTH & POWER
“God says … I am like a tree that is always green” (vs. 8b)
6. PRAY FOR GOD’S ABUNDANT PROVISION
“My people will … flourish like grain and blossom like grapevines. All your fruit comes from me” (vs.7, 8d)
Pray, receive & thank God for His abundant provisions for your life.
7. PRAY FOR GOD TO LEAD YOU ACCORDING TO HIS WISDOM. PRAY FOR AN OBEDIENT HEART TO FOLLOW GOD’S WILL
“The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous people live by walking in them” (vs.9)
Pray for God to reveal & implement His purpose and plan for your life. Ask Him to give you the desire and power to follow them.
8. 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
9. PRAY FOR GOD’S COVERING OVER 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)
10. INTERCESSION & THANKSGIVING
Ask God to bless your biological family, your church family, your pastor & church volunteers, your friends and others in need. Close with thanksgiving for all God has done.
Have a wonderfully blessed day! – Pastor Mike Prah