Saturday Prayer Blanket Brief April 19, 2014
LORD, we declare that the rulers in authority in each nation and the Church will rule wisely in all areas concerning Christians and Jews. We praise You, LORD, for no mosque on or near the site of 9/11. We declare all subversive associations and movements that train young men, women and children to carry out suicide and murderous attacks in all parts of the world are defeated, in the Name of Jesus. We declare no more human-trafficking! No more buying and selling children and women in any of the nations! No more slavery!!
Lord, we blow the trumpet and sound the alarm, calling the prayer warriors to the wall, for each city throughout the United States and around the world! We watchers stand and intercede where we have been strategically placed for our households and for all in our tent, in Jesus’ Name!
We gird ourselves, and all that You, LORD have given us to stand for, with the full armor of God. Our loins are girded with Truth! We have the Breastplate of the Righteousness of Jesus Christ! Our feet are shod with the Gospel of Peace! We have our heads covered with the Helmet of Salvation, and we pull it down and buckle it tight over our ears, so that we can’t hear the lies of the devil! Psalm 91 is our shield of Faith…and we speak that Faith into the heavenlies each day, wielding that Sword of the Spirit which in our mouths slays the enemy!!
We say NO to all terroristic attacks in Jesus’ Name! No more attacks on Israel, the U.S. and all nations that stand with Israel…no cities, no embassies, no schools! As we gather, LORD, arm in arm with all intercessors that will gather around the world, standing with and for each family, each neighbor, who lives by us for safety, for all our communities, and for our cities and our nations, LORD, and we declare in one voice, “Peace be still to the storms!”
We declare health and prosperity to all children of God! We declare Your protection over all physical places where people are located as individuals or gather as groups – as families, church members, students, citizens, movie goers, employers/employees, shoppers, athletes, representatives of government, users of public transportation, workers in factories, policemen, teachers, firemen, etc., in Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen!
LORD GOD, we are calling for the mourning women as spoken of by the prophet Jeremiah. We are sending out a call for the skillful wailing women that they hurry and come take up a wailing with us, that our eyes may run with tears and our eyelids gush with water!
We pray that a voice of wailing is heard from Zion!!!
For we have been plundered! We are greatly ashamed because we have forsaken the land. Because we have been cast out of our dwellings! Yet, hear the word of the LORD, O women, and let your ear receive the word of His mouth. Teach your daughters wailing, and everyone her neighbor a lamentation.
For death has come through our windows, has entered our palaces…to kill off the children…no longer to be outside! And the young men…no longer on the streets.
We are crying out and standing against the spirit of death: destruction, disease, division, divorce, drugs, discord, discouragement, disaster…all the tentacles of the octopus, death!! In Jesus’ Name, we raise our swords against you, and we draw the blood line around our families, including, ourselves, our friends…ALL LORD, that You have given us charge over, in Jesus, Name.
Father, we believe that Your thoughts, that You think toward us, are thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give us a future and a hope. We shall call upon You, Lord! We shall go and pray to You, and You will listen to us. We will seek You and find You, when we search for You with all our heart! You will bring us back from our captivity. You will gather us from all the nations…the places where You have driven us, and You will bring us to the place from which You caused us to be carried away captive.
Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done on earth, as it is in Heaven, concerning safety for those around us. We pray for all parts of all the nations to be covered with prayer, “that all may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in Your sight, for You desire all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
We ask life for all that have not sinned the sin unto death …all who have not blasphemed the Holy Spirit…believing that You shall give them life!
We declare all gang and drug activity – exposed and stopped in the Name of Jesus! Jesus, the freedom fighter of all time conquered for us death and hell. He is ruler of the earth and says no to our enemies.
Father, we pray for nations threatening nuclear attack like Korea, Iran, Iraq, and any other, LORD! We say NO to all and any nuclear threat! We pray for the persecuted church in Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, India, South Africa, and all over the world, LORD! We pray safety for all of our brothers and sisters in Christ! We pray Your Kingdom Come! Your Will, LORD, Be Done in all the nations. We speak peace to all the unrest!
Thank You, LORD, for Psalm 91, that we can and must pray it for and over all the family of God world-wide.
LORD, unite the Church, across denominational lines, world-wide, bringing about a united Body of Christ. We lift the persecuted church all over the earth. We ask for prayer agreement in the Churches. We pray for revival in the Church in every nation of the world.
Pour out your Spirit, LORD, as the prophet Joel prophesied, on all flesh! Our sons and daughters shall prophesy! Our old men shall dream dreams and our young men shall see visions! You shall pour out Your Spirit on Your menservants and Your maidservants!
You will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth; blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. It shall come to pass, that whoever calls on Your Name, LORD, shall be saved. Deliverance will come to Mount Zion and Jerusalem, as You, LORD, have said, among the remnant, whom the LORD calls. Woo Hoo!!!
Like, Hezekiah, Father, we stand in the place of seeking God!!
Lord, we lift up our military and all soldiers of the Cross to You – all missionaries, all Christian organizations, all prayer warriors including Women Who Pray! We pray a hedge of protection around our bodies, minds, and spirits, in Jesus’ Name. We declare a wall of fire around us, and we thank You for Your angels surrounding us.
Illumine us, LORD! Let our light so shine before the enemy that the enemy sees our good works and glorifies our Father in heaven. Heavenly Father, You are LORD of Heaven and earth, King of kings, Most High God. You are the commander of the armies of Heaven, and You are by the side of all the military in our tent. Your Word says that we have mighty angels accompanying us, fighting those who fight against us. Your shield of victory and safety in the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ defends us everywhere we go. We thank You for invisibility and immunity to spiritual attack under the shelter of Your almighty wings.
Lord Jesus, You have all authority in Heaven and on earth, and on the basis of our position as joint-heirs with Christ, we declare the cross between us and all evil spirits that would try to invade, infiltrate, harass, or ensnare us. Preserve us unbound and unharmed by the evil one.
We petition Heaven to turn our troops into a real peacekeeping force by pouring out the glory of God through our men and women throughout the world. We declare them instruments of righteousness to defeat the plans of the devil. As children of the Most High God, we enforce the triumphant victory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Establish each soldier with the character of Jesus Christ. Make all soldiers sensitive to the Holy Spirit with quick conviction of sin and godly sorrow to repentance. Make all our military strong in You, and courageous, not having the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound, disciplined mind. May all our soldiers know that they can do all things through Christ, who forms in them integrity, great wisdom, and keen discernment, as well as giving them strength. You Lord strengthen each one and help them. You uphold them with Your righteous right hand. Those waging war against our troops will be as nothing at all for You Lord take hold of each soldier’s right hand and say, “Do not fear. I will help you.”
We stand in the gap for the war-torn, devil-overrun land. We expect an overflowing of Your goodness and glory in the lives of those for whom we are praying. They will call on Your Name and be saved! We thank You Father for the provision and protection of the families of our armed forces and all US civilians, and all our allies in Jesus’ Name. Preserve marriages; cause the hearts of the parents to turn toward their children and the hearts of the children to turn toward their fathers and mothers. We plead the blood of Jesus over our troops and their families. We declare a support system to under gird, uplift, and edify all the families especially those raising children alone. We pray comfort for the lonely and strength for the weary.
The Lord lives, and blessed be our rock. And exalted be the God of our salvation, for You execute vengeance for us, and subdue people under us. You deliver us from our enemies; surely You lift us above those who rise up against us; You rescue us from the violent man. Therefore, we will give thanks to You among the nations, O LORD, and will sing praises to Your Name. For You give great deliverance to us, and show loving kindness to Your anointed, and our descendants forever. For You do not give us a spirit of fear, but You give us a spirit of power and of love and of a sound mind, calm, well-balanced and disciplined and self-controlled.
We pray that we be strong and courageous, Father, that we not tremble or be dismayed, for You are with us wherever we go. For greater is He that is in us than he who is in the world. Thank, You, Father that the angel of the LORD encamps around us because we fear You, and He rescues us. You are our confidence and will keep our feet from being caught.
As You taught your disciples how to pray, Lord, we – Your disciples in this day – pray – Our, Father, Who art in Heaven – Hallowed be Thy Name! Today we hallow Your Name, El Olam – the Everlasting God (the Lord who never changes, who always has been and ever shall be.
Your Kingdom come – righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost! Your will be done on earth, Lord – that none perish and all come to repentance – as it is in Heaven. We ask that You give us this day our daily bread – including our manna – Your Word of life. Forgive us our trespasses, Lord, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory – forever and ever!
Bless us like Jabez, LORD! Bless us indeed! Enlarge our territory!! Keep Your hand upon us, LORD, and keep us from the evil one, that we not cause pain or be in pain.
5. Psalm of the Day (In one year, you will have prayed the book of Psalms…150 chapters…2 1/2 times
Psalm 88 (NKJV)
1 O Lord, God of my salvation,
I have cried out day and night before You.
2 Let my prayer come before You;
Incline Your ear to my cry.
3 For my soul is full of troubles,
And my life draws near to the grave.
4 I am counted with those who go down to the pit;
I am like a man who has no strength,
5 Adrift among the dead,
Like the slain who lie in the grave,
Whom You remember no more,
And who are cut off from Your hand.
6 You have laid me in the lowest pit,
In darkness, in the depths.
7 Your wrath lies heavy upon me,
And You have afflicted me with all Your waves. Selah
8 You have put away my acquaintances far from me;
You have made me an abomination to them;
I am shut up, and I cannot get out;
9 My eye wastes away because of affliction.
Lord, I have called daily upon You;
I have stretched out my hands to You.
10 Will You work wonders for the dead?
Shall the dead arise and praise You? Selah
11 Shall Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave?
Or Your faithfulness in the place of destruction?
12 Shall Your wonders be known in the dark?
And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
13 But to You I have cried out, O Lord,
And in the morning my prayer comes before You.
14 Lord, why do You cast off my soul?
Why do You hide Your face from me?
15 I have been afflicted and ready to die from my youth;
I suffer Your terrors;
I am distraught.
16 Your fierce wrath has gone over me;
Your terrors have cut me off.
17 They came around me all day long like water;
They engulfed me altogether.
18 Loved one and friend You have put far from me,
And my acquaintances into darkness.
Proverbs 19 (NKJV)
1 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity
Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
2 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge,
And he sins who hastens with his feet.
3 The foolishness of a man twists his way,
And his heart frets against the Lord.
4 Wealth makes many friends,
But the poor is separated from his friend.
5 A false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who speaks lies will not escape.
6 Many entreat the favor of the nobility,
And every man is a friend to one who gives gifts.
7 All the brothers of the poor hate him;
How much more do his friends go far from him!
He may pursue them with words, yet they abandon him.
8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul;
He who keeps understanding will find good.
9 A false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who speaks lies shall perish.
10 Luxury is not fitting for a fool,
Much less for a servant to rule over princes.
11 The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger,
And his glory is to overlook a transgression.
12 The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion,
But his favor is like dew on the grass.
13 A foolish son is the ruin of his father,
And the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping.
14 Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers,
But a prudent wife is from the Lord.
15 Laziness casts one into a deep sleep,
And an idle person will suffer hunger.
16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul,
But he who is careless of his ways will die.
17 He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord,
And He will pay back what he has given.
18 Chasten your son while there is hope,
And do not set your heart on his destruction.
19 A man of great wrath will suffer punishment;
For if you rescue him, you will have to do it again.
20 Listen to counsel and receive instruction,
That you may be wise in your latter days.
21 There are many plans in a man’s heart,
Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand.
22 What is desired in a man is kindness,
And a poor man is better than a liar.
23 The fear of the Lord leads to life,
And he who has it will abide in satisfaction;
He will not be visited with evil.
24 A lazy man buries his hand in the bowl,
And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
25 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will become wary;
Rebuke one who has understanding, and he will discern knowledge.
26 He who mistreats his father and chases away his mother
Is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.
27 Cease listening to instruction, my son,
And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 A disreputable witness scorns justice,
And the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
29 Judgments are prepared for scoffers,
And beatings for the backs of fools.
FAMILY — GENERAL
Father, In Jesus’ name, we pray for all in our tent. May we reign in life today through our Lord Jesus Christ, having received the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness. For Your eyes are toward the righteous, and Your ears are open to our cry. (Romans 5:17; Psalm 34: 15)
Thank You, Father, that because we have believed in the Lord Jesus, we and our household shall be saved. Thank You, that as for us and our house, we will serve the Lord. (Acts 16: 31, Joshua 24: 15)
We pray that we might be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, in order that we might walk worthy of You, unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God, that we might be strengthened with all might, according to Your glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness. (Colossians 1: 9-11 KJV)
Father, we pray that we will not be anxious, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “With what shall we clothe ourselves?” For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek. For You know, Heavenly Father, that we need all these things. We pray that we will seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness, and all these things shall be added to us. We pray we will not be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself. (Matthew 6: 31-34)
Thank You, Father, that Your eye is on us because we fear You; we hope in Your loving-kindness, to deliver our souls from death, and to keep us alive in famine. (Psalm 33: 18, 19)
Father, by wisdom may our houses be built, and by understanding may they be established. By knowledge may our rooms be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked, but You bless the dwelling of us, the righteous. (Proverbs 24: 3, 4; 3: 33)
Because we fear You, Father, You will instruct us in the way we should choose, and our souls will abide in prosperity, and our descendants will inherit the land. Your secret counsel and sweet, satisfying companionship is for us who fear You, and You will make us to know Your covenant, and reveal to us its deep, inner meaning. Our eyes are continually toward You, for You will pluck our feet out of the net. All Your paths are loving-kindness and truth to us, because we keep Your covenant and Your testimonies. Redeem us, Father, out of all our troubles. (Psalm 25: 12-15, 10, 22 NAS/AMP)
Thank You, Father, that our children are a gift and a heritage from You, and the fruit of the womb is our reward from You. The children of our youth are like arrows in the hand of a warrior. How blessed we are to have our quiver full of them; we shall not be ashamed when we speak with our enemies in the gate. (Psalm 127: 3-5 NAS/KJV)
You said, Father, that even the captives of the mighty man will be taken away, and the prey of the tyrant will be rescued. You will contend with the ones who contend with us, and You will save our children. (Isaiah 49: 25)
We pray, Father, we will train up our children in the way they should go, so that even when our children are old they will not depart from it.(Proverbs 22:6)
Father, thank You that all of our children will be taught by You, and the peace and well-being of our children will be great. (Isaiah 54: 13 NAS/KJV)
We declare that our children will be obedient to their parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to You; that they honor their father and their mother, which is the first commandment with a promise, that it may be well with them; and that they may live long on the earth. (Colossians 3:20; Ephesians 6: 1-3)
We ask, Father, that You give to our children the tongue of disciples, that they may know how to sustain the weary one with a word, and awaken their ear to listen as a disciple, and not be disobedient nor rebellious. For You will help them; therefore, they will not be ashamed, confounded, or turned backward. (Isaiah 50: 4,5,7 NAS/AMP)
We pray that all may desire to know how to follow our example, because our children do not act in an undisciplined manner among others. (2 Thess. 3:7)
We pray that the fathers do not provoke their children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. We pray that the fathers not exasperate them, in order that they not lose heart. (Ephesians 6: 4; Colossians 3: 21)
Father, we pray that our children hearken and listen to You, that You may teach them the fear of the Lord. May our children keep their tongues from evil, and their lips from speaking deceit. May they depart from evil, and do good. May these children seek peace, and pursue it, in order that they may have life and length of days, and that they may see good. (Psalm 34: 11-14 NAS/KJV)
And, Father, we pray that our offspring shall be known among the nations, and our descendants among the peoples, that all who see us in our prosperity will recognize and acknowledge we are the people whom You have blessed. (Isaiah 61: 9 AMP)
Father, so that all the husbands in our tent may be above reproach, we pray that they provide for their own, especially for those in their own household, that they do not deny the faith, and be worse than an unbeliever. (1 Timothy 5: 7,8)
Father, we pray that like as Christ was faithful as a Son over His house, so also will each husband be faithful over his house. (Hebrews 3: 6)
We pray, Father, that each husband may know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, and not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles, who do not know God. (1 Thessalonians 4: 4,5)
We pray that each husband will live with his wife in an understanding way, as with a weaker vessel, since she is a woman, and grant her honor as a fellow-heir of the grace of life, so that his prayers not be hindered. (1 Peter 3: 7)
Thank You, Father, that You have made a suitable helper for each husband. (Genesis 2: 18)
We pray the heart of each wife’s husband trusts in her, and that each husband will have no lack of gain. We pray that each wife will do her husband good, and not evil, all the days of her life, and that each husband will be known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land. (Proverbs 31: 11, 12, 23)
We pray that strength and dignity are each wife’s clothing, and that each wife smiles at the future. We pray that each wife opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. We pray that each wife looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. (Proverbs 31: 25-27)
We pray our way of life be free from the love of money, being content with what we have, for You said You would never desert us, nor will You ever forsake us, because godliness with contentment is great gain. (Hebrews 13:5; 1 Timothy 6: 6 KJV)
We pray we always give a soft, gentle answer to turn away wrath, because grievous, harsh words stir up anger. (Proverbs 15: 1 NAS/KJV)
We pray that our love be without hypocrisy. We pray we will abhor what is evil and cling to what is good. We pray we will be devoted to one another in brotherly love; giving preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope; persevering in tribulation; devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints; practicing hospitality. (Romans 12: 9-13)
And so, Father, as those who have been chosen of God holy and beloved, we pray that we put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone, just as You forgave us, so also will we forgive. And beyond all these, that we put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. And we pray we let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts, to which we indeed were called in one body, and be thankful. (Colossians 3: 12-15)
As for You, Father, this is Your covenant or league with us: Your Spirit Who is upon us and Who writes the law of God inwardly in our hearts, and Your words which You have put in our mouths, shall not depart out of our mouths or out of the mouths of our children, or out of the mouths of our children’s children from henceforth, and forever. (Isaiah 59: 21)
Used with Permission, Daily Prayers, by Elizabeth Alves, Canopy Press
Today we pray Ch 19 of Stormie Omartian’s 2 books, The Power of the Praying Wife and The Power of the Praying Parent.
Agreeing with Germaine Copeland:
As the church we withstand the forces of darkness that have come to steal, kill and destroy the seeds of righteousness that were sown among all the peoples in this earth. We proclaim that as surely as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring forth, so surely the Lord God will cause rightness and justice and praise to spring forth before all the nations through the self-fulfilling power of His word, in the name of Jesus our Lord who shall reign forever and ever! (1 Chron 16:30-32, Isaiah 61:11) Father, we lift up the Ukraine crisis, in Jesus’ Name. We especially lift up the Jewish community in the center of this civil unrest. We stand against the anti-Semitic hatred that has always been apparent in this part of the world. We stand with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews and Rabbi Eckstein as he continues assess the needs of the Jewish community in the Ukraine. We say Russia will not dominate the Ukraine. We pray for a swift, peaceful, and just end to this conflict! We say Peace Be Still to the storm! In Jesus’ Name, Amen and Amen.
We also continue to stand for the protection of the Jews of the Ukraine who are now being ordered to register.
Prayer for China
Father, as we pray Galatians 2:20 every day, praying that we are crucified in Christ…that we live by Faith though we are in the flesh…that it is not us who live but Christ lives in us…we see in the Chinese Church this scripture coming to life! Revelation 12: 11 also LORD! We are over-comers…overcoming by the Blood of the Lamb…and the word of our testimony…loving our lives not unto death! How very real Your Word rises in us as we see our brothers and sisters in China…standing in front of their church building that the Chinese officials have threatened to demolish! We stand arm and arm with them…in the power of Your Might…dressed in the armor of Your Spirit that You have given us as Your children!!! Thank You, LORD, for this reminder to us in the United States Church…that we are ONE with our Chinese brethren and our Ukranian brethren… and that we are facing the End Times here as Esther in this earth…seeing the sword coming upon the land…as we are on the walls not giving You rest until You make Jerusalem a praise in the earth!! Jesus is LORD over Israel and the Church worldwide!! Amen and So Be It!
Day 7: Sino-Tibetans
Tibetans, Bhutanese, Burmese, Arakanese, and Manipuri
Father we praise You for giving us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, the eyes of our understanding being enlightened. Thank You, LORD, that we have the mind of Christ, and we know how to pray for the unreached of the Sino-Tibetans. The Tibetans of Tibet, China, and Nepal, LORD, are bound in the shackles of Buddhism. You say in Your Word, LORD, (Matt. 12: 29-30) that to enter the strongman’s house and plunder his goods, we must first bind the strong man, and then we plunder the goods. LORD, You have given us the keys to Kingdom, and whatever we bind on earth is bound in Heaven…therefore, we bind the strongman, the so-called spiritual master, Buddha. We cast down the vain imagination that Jesus is another like Buddha, exalting itself against the knowledge of God. As Your Church lifts You up, LORD, You will draw all the Buddhists to You! Jesus is the Way, not one of many ways; He is the Truth and cannot lie; and He is the abundant Life, that we walk in from the moment we are born again. Father, casting down the imaginations of the Amdo Tibetan, we do not work hard to earn merit, escape from the long cycle of life, die, reincarnate, live, die, reincarnate, possibly to a lower state. We do not re-birth over and over and then end in Nirvana, but we live forever and ever! Thank You, LORD, that You have given us the sowing and reaping and harvest, and we are not bound by the consequences of karma, the moral law of cause and effect. LORD of the Harvest, send sowers, waterers, weeders, and pickers into the harvest of the Amdo Tibetans and all other followers of Tibetan Buddhism. Thank You, LORD, for the New Testament and Christian broadcasting bringing in the sheaves, in Jesus’ Name! Father, may the light of each believer so shine, that the Tibetans see their good works and glorify their Father in Heaven. May the Word spread rapidly, raising up healthy, loving, worshiping fellowships among all Tibetans.
Father, we lift up the Drukpa of the Bhutan, and all the Bhutanese in Bhutan, India, and Nepal, and we ask for these people, in Jesus’ Name. Thank You for the finished New Testament, translated into Dzongkha for the Ngalongs, that is currently in draft form. Thank You, for the main translator, LORD, who has gone on to be with you. Thank, You, LORD, for raising up his replacement(s). We also pray for the translation that is under way in Scharchagpakha, for the Sharchops. LORD of the Harvest, send laborers to translate Your WORD, including the Prayer Blanket, in Jesus’ Name! Father we stand with these brothers and sisters in Christ, as they stand in the full armor of God, and stand against the wiles of the devil. We pray divine protection from any persecution. LORD, we thank You for the 30 million Burmese in the world, coming to know You as their LORD and Savior. Praise You, LORD, for the tens of thousands of Chinese and Karen and Kachin minority peoples, who have recently experienced a wonderful awakening of the gospel, who live in Myanmar (Burma), among the Burmese. May the flame of the Gospel continue to burn brighter and brighter, conveyed through drama, dance, ensemble singing, giant puppets, drums, harps, gongs, bamboo flutes…all cultural forms. We thank You, LORD, for pouring out Your Spirit on the Arakanese, of Myanmar and Bangladesh. One half are Muslim. We say No to Buddhism! We say No to Islam! We cast down the imagination that exalts itself above God…the belief in isa, their name for Jesus, as the good prophet who will judge the earth! Jesus is LORD over the Arakanese. We pray LORD of the Harvest for laborers among the Arakanese! They have been shunned and persecuted by the Burmese majority, and many are refugees in Bangladesh, the 2nd most densely populated nation on earth, looked down on there also, as it is believed their ancestors were pirates. Reveal Yourself, LORD, as the Prince of Peace and LORD of LORDS, as You have to the Manipuri of east India! We praise You, LORD, for August 15, 1994, the India Independence Day when thousands heard the gospel for the 1st time in their own language, Meithei, through the Jesus film! We praise you for the Bible that is translated in their tongue, and for the Manipuri Church in Jesus’ Name! Thank You, LORD, that You are raising up disciples to Go forth in Jesus’ Name, making disciples of all the Manipuri! Thank You, for these witnesses sharing with the other many unreached peoples in India! Who the Son sets free, they are free indeed!!! Woo Hoo!!!
Lord, we lift up Israel and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
**Israel Prayers and Proclamation
19. Father, bring glory to Your name through the mercy You show to the land. Bring the necessary seasonal rain upon the country. Cause the crops to be bountiful.
**America Prayers and Proclamation
19. Thank You that You do not forget prisoners and those who are homeless and needy. Stir up Your heart of compassion in each of us and send Your Spirit to guide us as we reach out to those less fortunate. (Psalm 107:41)
**Prayers and Proclamations for our Youth
19. Father of all life, You have dreamed a unique dream for every life. We cry out, “No more abortion! No more destroyed destinies! No cloned destinies!” (Psalm 139:14-16)
New King James Version (NKJV)
Isaiah Called to Be a Prophet
6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. 2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one cried to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!”
4 And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.
5 So I said:
“Woe is me, for I am undone!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord of hosts.”
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my mouth with it, and said:
“Behold, this has touched your lips;
Your iniquity is taken away,
And your sin purged.”
8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:
“Whom shall I send,
And who will go for Us?”
Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
9 And He said, “Go, and tell this people:
‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’
10 “Make the heart of this people dull,
And their ears heavy,
And shut their eyes;
Lest they see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart,
And return and be healed.”
11 Then I said, “Lord, how long?”
And He answered:
“Until the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant,
The houses are without a man,
The land is utterly desolate,
12 The Lord has removed men far away,
And the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.
13 But yet a tenth will be in it,
And will return and be for consuming,
As a terebinth tree or as an oak,
Whose stump remains when it is cut down.
So the holy seed shall be its stump.”
Amplified Bible (AMP)
4 Then the word of the Lord came to me, Jeremiah, saying,
5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew and approved of you as My chosen instrument, and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; and I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
6 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am only a youth.
7 But the Lord said to me, Say not, I am only a youth; for you shall go to all to whom I shall send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak.
8 Be not afraid of them,their faces, for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.
9 Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me, Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.
10 See, I have this day appointed you to the oversight of the nations and of the kingdoms to root out and pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.
11 Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Jeremiah, what do you see? And I said, I see a branch or shoot of an almond tree, the emblem of alertness and activity, blossoming in late winter.
12 Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.
Thank You, LORD, for Psalm 91, that we can and must pray it for and over all the family of God world-wide.
1 We who dwell in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 We will say of the Lord, “He is our refuge and our fortress;
Our God, in Him we will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver us from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover us with His feathers,
And under His wings we shall take refuge;
His truth shall be our shield and buckler.
5 We shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at our side,
And ten thousand at our right hand;
But it shall not come near us.
8 Only with our eyes shall we look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because we have made the LORD, who is our refuge,
Even the Most High, our dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall us,
Nor shall any plague come near our dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over us,
To keep us in all our ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear us up,
Lest we dash our foot against a stone.
13 We shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent we shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because we have set our love upon Him, therefore He will deliver us;
He will set us on high, because we have known His name.
15 We shall call upon Him, and He will answer us;
He will be with us in trouble;
He will deliver us and honor us.
16 With long life He will satisfy us,
And show us His salvation.”
1 Corinthians 13 (NKJV)
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. 13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Psalm 119:73-80 (NKJV)
73 Your hands have made me and fashioned me;
Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
74 Those who fear You will be glad when they see me,
Because I have hoped in Your word.
75 I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are right,
And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
76 Let, I pray, Your merciful kindness be for my comfort,
According to Your word to Your servant.
77 Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live;
For Your law is my delight.
78 Let the proud be ashamed,
For they treated me wrongfully with falsehood;
But I will meditate on Your precepts.
79 Let those who fear You turn to me,
Those who know Your testimonies.
80 Let my heart be blameless regarding Your statutes,
That I may not be ashamed.
We are crucified with Christ; it is no longer us who live, but Christ lives in us; and the life which we now live in the flesh we live by faith in the Son of God, who loved us and gave Himself for us.
We are the children of Abraham and we receive the 100-fold return on all that we sow in the Kingdom. Praise the LORD for all the wells of living water dug up.
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