Welcome to the Prayer and Prophetic Blog page of Dr. Danielle and Power of Prayer Radio. Here you will find daily scriptures, encourging stories and rhema words that are given as we are praying. We are in great expectation of a mighty outpouring of God's presence in our city, state and nation. 2nd Chronicles 7:14-15 declares "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 will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place." I believe God has chosen this place called "Bakersfield" to birth revival and an awakening that will impact our city, transform our state and shake the nations.
Our mission is to declare and release God’s word through strategic prayer initiatives and targeted intercession coupled with action to release the call to REPENT, REPAIR AND RETURN that will empower our city, impact our state and affect our nation. Our goal is to see God’s plan and purpose manifest on earth as it is in heaven through intercessory prayer. Join us as we journey on the glorious road to revival! ~ Dr. Danielle
|Posted on July 22, 2015 at 7:40 PM||comments (0)|
12 BIBLICAL PRAYERS FOR SWEEPING REVIVAL AND SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
1. Pray for God’s mercy upon our land
Holy Father, I humbly plead for your undeserved mercy upon my life, my church, my nation and world.
Lord, help us come before you with deep awareness that we deserve your judgment far more than your blessing. By Jesus’ blood alone, we plead for your merciful grace to revive and bless us once again.
(Psalm 85:4-7; Lamentations 3:22; Daniel 9:18-19)
2. Pray for a spirit of brokenness and repentance
Righteous God, please send overwhelming conviction of sin, deep brokenness, and genuine repentance among your people. Grant to us the true Godly sorrow that leads to repentance. Fill us with Holy fear and reverence for your name. Purify the bride of Christ for His glorious second coming. Please prepare and cleanse us for the marriage supper of the Lamb of God.
(Psalm 51:7; Proverbs 28:13; 2 Corinthians 7:1, 10)
3. Pray for boldness, Holiness and power in our Pastors
Mighty God, please come upon our pastors with deep repentance, dynamic power and renewed passion for yourself. Grant to Him a mighty wall of protection from the world, the flesh and the devil.
(1 Timothy 3:1-2; 2 Timothy 1:6-7; 1 Corinthians 2:4)
4. Pray for fervent prayer to sweep our land
Righteous God, grant to us a burning hunger for yourself and a passion for fervent prayer. Help us draw near to you and seek you with all of our hearts. Lord, cause us to hunger and thirst for you above all else. Help us to lead our churches to become houses of prayer for all nations.
(Jeremiah 29:13; Matthew 5:6; Matthew 21:13; Acts 2:1; Philippians 2:13; James 4:8)
5. Pray for unity in churches and families
Holy Father, please bring us to loving unity in our churches and a deep harmony between our churches.
Help us tear down the strongholds of bickering and disunity that so ravage your church.
(John 13:34-35; John 15:12; John 17:20-22)
6. Pray for an explosion of evangelism
Gracious Lord, please fill us with a burning passion to pray for and witness to the lost.
Cause our eyes to weep for souls that we may reap in joy.
(Luke 19:10; Acts 1:8; Romans 5:5; Romans 9:1-3)
7. Pray for a passion for missions
Righteous God, empower your people with a burning passion for local and global missions. Grant to us a fiery zeal for planting new churches. Please forgive us for our frequent lack of concern beyond “me and mine”. (Matthew 18:12; Matthew 24:14, Matthew 28:19; Luke 19:10; Acts 1:8)
8. Pray for an increase of laborers
Lord of the Harvest, please call thousands into ministry, missions and Christian witness.
Send forth a mighty flood of laborers into the harvest.
(Matthew 9:37-38; Acts 1:8)
9. Pray for pure motives and Kingdom purpose
Holy Lord, we ask you to deepen and purify our very motives in praying for revival and blessing.
Lord, teach us to seek your “face” and not just your “hand”. Cause us to seek you and not just your comfort or blessing. Dear God, teach us to pray for your glory and pleasure not for our own.
(Hebrews 4:12; James 4:1-4)
10. Pray for salvation and wisdom in government leaders
Holy Father, we humbly ask for a mighty move of conviction and salvation in government leaders and others who influence culture. We ask you to pour out convicting, saving power upon Washington, DC, Colleges, Universities, Media Networks and the Hollywood movie industry. We ask that you so move that millions will be converted to Christ in these strategic communities of cultural influence.
(Psalm 2:8; 1 Timothy 2:1-4)
11. Pray for sweeping revival in the church
Righteous Lord, we ask you to send sweeping revival even if it takes hard times and great trials to prepare the soil of our hearts. Father, we pray not for shallow selfish ends, but for your great glory and Kingdom. Cause us to come to you in true humility, brokenness and contriteness of heart.
(Matthew 26:39; James 4:1-4)
12. Pray for global spiritual awakening and evangelistic harvest
Sovereign God, we ask you to rend the heavens and send forth your awesome “manifest presence.”
We ask you to so move that over thirty million Americans will be saved in a single year. Cause your glory to sweep the whole earth bringing unprecedented millions to Christ. We humbly ask you to move even greater than you did in any previous awakening. Blessed God, we pray for one last great harvest before the glorious return of your son. Purify your bride O Christ, and then come Lord Jesus, come quickly!
(Isaiah 64:1; Ephesians 5:26-27; Revelation 22:17, 20)
|Posted on July 15, 2015 at 1:55 PM||comments (1)|
The God who Delivers
When we plead the promises of God- God answers His promises!"
2 Corinthians 1:20
For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes” ascends to God for his glory. No matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ.
All promises are YES in Christ, but they must become AMEN through us. Amen means; it is true and certain, so be it, we are saying, "Yes before God I agree with that, I believe that to be true, I want that to be so. It is truth and verity. We must take God at His Word because His Word is true and just and we must use those promises in faith when praying. We add the AMEN with our lives because a promise means nothing if we do not claim it for ourselves.
There are over 3000 promises in the Word of God and if we if we use one promise each day it will take us 8 (eight) years to use each of the promises just once. Now if Caleb lived 40 (forty years) on one promise, how many years could we live on 3000 promises? A. Gesswein founder of Revival Prayer Fellowship said: “Promises predict the answers to prayer. They are the molds into which we pour our prayers. They foretell what to expect and they shape our praying.” The promises of God should motivate, direct and determine our prayers, because we have a promise from our Savior that says we can have whatever we ask in Jesus name and in his will. This makes our prayers and intercession POWERFUL and EFFECTIVE (1 Thessalonians 5:17) When we assume our prayer position we have a great advantage because we are praying from heaven down with the answer already before us. He promises - we believe and then we act on His Word. In this way answered prayer not only satisfies us; it delights the Heart of God by fulfilling His Own Word. And this is a most important thing with God- bringing Glory to his name!
As we pray we must go to God with His own promises. As we pray for revival, salvation, healing and restoration we must look in Scripture for God's Will and then look for any promise that connects us to the answer. When the promise is found, stand on those promises, add an AMEN and expect full manifestation. Numbers 23:19 lets us know that “God is not a man that He should lie nor a son of man that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?"
Prayer is the key to Heaven, but it is faith unlocks the door. And where there is prayer, there must be faith. And where does that faith come from? From hearing...the Word of God. We must plead Scripture after Scripture, reminding God of promise after promise, pleading like a lawyer would to win his case, for God tells us to -Put me in remembrance of my word. Isaiah 43:26. As we pray during these 100 Days let us mediate, declare and proclaim the promises of God and live in the realm of expectation because He is the God that delivers.
• Luke 24:49 -Father's promise to cloth the Church with power from on high. See also Luke 11:13.
• Acts 1:8 -Promise to receive power through encounters with the Holy Spirit and to be witnesses, even to the ends of the earth.
• John 14:12 -Promise that those who have faith in Jesus will do even greater works than those of Jesus because He goes to the Father.
• John 14:13-14 -Promise of answered prayer when asked in Jesus’ name so that He may bring glory to the Father.
• John 14:27 -Promise of peace and encouragement so as not to be afraid or troubled.
• Matthew 10:1, 8 -Promise of having authority to heal the sick and cast out demons. See also Mark 16:17; Luke 10:19; and 1 John 3:8.
• Ephesians 6:11-18 -Promise for the ability to stand against the devil's schemes and his flaming arrows.
|Posted on July 12, 2015 at 12:45 AM||comments (0)|
Why Pray for Jerusalem?
1. Because praying for Jerusalem is simple obedience to the Great Commission, The Great Commission proclaims that we would be a witness unto Him in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
2. Because praying for the peace of Jerusalem is sharing God's love and compassion. Matthew 15:16: "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
3. For revival in the nation of Israel and the world. The church was birthed in the Book of Acts. During the message preached by Peter, he prophesied in Acts 3:19 that a time of refreshing would come from the presence of the Lord, and then Jesus Christ would return. That time of refreshing from the presence of the Lord (revival) will impact the nation of Israel; Arab and Jew alike (reconciliation), and will usher in the return of our Lord.
PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!
Prayer No. 1
Father God, remove the veil You have sovereignly placed over the eyes of Israel, that they would recognize Jesus as their Messiah. (2 Corinthians 3:14)
Prayer No. 2
Lord, show Your mercy and favor to Israel in this set time. (Psalm 102:13)
Prayer No. 3
We pray for the current leaders in Israel, including the prime minister, the mayor of Jerusalem, and all those in military service. Raise up government leaders in Israel (and worldwide) who will not seek to "divide the land," and who would recognize the unique significance of Jerusalem in God's end-time purposes.
Prayer No. 4
He who scattered Israel will gather him, and will keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock. (Jeremiah 31:10) Father, continue to draw the Jewish people to You according to Your sovereign plan.
Prayer No. 5
Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion. Let them be as grass upon the housetops, which withers before it grows up. (Psalm 129:5-6) Lord, deal justly and swiftly with Your enemies.
Prayer No. 6
Destroy and divide the tongues of those who would incite violence against Israel. (Psalm 55:9) In the name of Jesus, we bind every false religion and false doctrine that does not acknowledge Your eternal plan for the land and people of Israel
Prayer No. 7
The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous. (Psalm 125:3) Father, break the strongholds of religion, pride and wickedness that seek to control Israel.
Prayer No. 8
The Lord will not forsake His people for His great name's sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make Israel His people. (1 Samuel 12:22) Use us to help others understand Your plan for Israel and Your love for the Jewish people.
Prayer No. 9
The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes their plans of no effect. (Psalm 33:10) We declare that God's purposes for Israel will be completely fulfilled and that He will be glorified.
Prayer No. 10
Show Your lovingkindness to Your people Israel and keep them as the apple of Your eye. Hide them under the shadow of Your wings, from the wicked who oppress them, from their deadly enemies who surround them. (Psalm 17:7-9)
Prayer No. 11
We pray that You would remember your covenants and promises towards Israel, especially when others rise up against her toswallow her alive. When their wrath is kindled against her, the waters will not overwhelm her. God will not give her as prey to their teeth. (Psalm 124)
Prayer No. 12
Sanctify Your great name which has been profaned among the nations, which has been profaned in the midst of Israel. That nations shall know that the Lord is God, when He is sanctified in Israel before their eyes. Sprinkle the clean water of Your Word on Israel and cleanse her from her filthiness and from all her idols, including abortion and the occult. Give Israel a new heart, and put a new spirit within her. Remove her heart of stone and give her a heart of flesh that can respond to the Holy Spirit, and cause her to walk in Your statutes, keep Your commandments and do them. (Ezekiel 36:23-27)
Prayer No. 13
Cause the church to fulfill its commission to preach the Gospel to the whole world, so the full number of the Gentiles would come into the Kingdom. Then all Israel will be saved. (Romans 11:25-26)
Prayer No. 14
We pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6) and for it to remain Israel's undivided capital.
Prayer No. 15
Father, in Your mercy vanquish the tremendously powerful religious spirits which dominate the whole territory-Jewish, Christian and others.
Prayer No. 16
We pray for a spirit of unity-for peace between religious and secular Jews, for peace to exist between believers in the land.
Prayer No. 17
We pray for the body of Messiah in Israel to become a praying, maturing body. We pray that this body would allow the love and compassion of Yeshua to flow through them and touch everyone they encounter.
Prayer No. 18
Raise up intercessors for Israel. Put more watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem, who would give You no peace day or night until You establish Jerusalem and make her the praise of the earth. (Isaiah 62:6-7).
Prayer No. 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.
Prayer No. 20
We pray that the three spiritual forces of humanism, Marxistsocialist philosophy, and the spiritual inheritance of the Ottoman Empire will be broken and rendered powerless.
Prayer No. 21
Bless Israel through the many immigrants who are flowing back to the nation. Bring a sovereign, supernatural move of the Holy Spirit among these new immigrants, that they might proclaim Your truth to their fellow Jews.
Prayer No. 22
We pray for a radical change in the Israeli system of government, that divisiveness and partisanship would give way to unity and cooperation; grant wisdom and revelation to all members of the Knesset and Israel's Supreme Court.
Prayer No. 23
We pray that, in the midst of the pressures, the people of Israel will turn to You, God. We pray that You will hear the heart cries of people in this land and have mercy. As it says in Isaiah 30:19, "You shall weep no more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry. When He hears it, He will answer."
Prayer No. 24
Pour out Your Spirit upon the people of Israel-especially upon the young people so that your works can be declared to future generations.
Prayer No. 25 Raise up "sons of Zion" who take God's word seriously in opposition to the humanistic "sons of Greece." (Zechariah 9:13)
Prayer No. 26
We pray for the Holy Spirit to intervene in the current situation in Israel. "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him." (Isaiah 59:19)
Prayer No. 27
Turn the hearts of the people of Israel to trust in the name of the Lord for deliverance-not in the "chariots and horses" of their military might. (Zechariah 4:6)
Prayer No. 28
God, raise up elders and young leaders to teach and train the new generation of Israelis who are coming to faith in the Messiah
Prayer No. 29
We pray that the Palestinian Arabs will come to faith in Christ and embrace God's end-time purpose for Israel; send forth laborers to bring in the appointed harvest from the whole of the Middle East.
Prayer No. 30
May Israel's relationship with the United States be strong, and may our nation-and especially young believers-recognize and support God's purposes for Israel.
Prayer No. 31
Lord, we ask that young believers in America would come to love the Jewish people as they seek to prepare the way for the return of Messiah
|Posted on July 9, 2015 at 7:35 PM||comments (0)|
PLEAD WITH MY PEOPLE TO COME! CRY LOUD AND SPARE NOT!
Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sin. Isaiah 58:1
Speak not in whispers; speak not to a part, but speak so earnestly that their attention be arrested, and so that all will hear
Today in prayer the Lord continuously spoke the words “PLEAD WITH MY PEOPLE TO COME.” And he placed and overwhelming urgency to continue to call His people to prayer. It is great that we have hundreds of people who have joined the 100 Days of Prayer Facebook group, but God is calling for more. In the coming days, I will begin to campaign for the presence of God and make a clarion call for His people to come into His presence. The call is to draw closer to God through prayer and fasting. It is to come before the Altar with weeping and intercession. Below is what the Holy Spirit had me to write while praying:
A Word from the Lord:
I need my people to cry out to me. I need them to come to me. I need them to see the urgency to call on me. Many have eyes to see and see not. Many have ears to hear but hear not. Many have the ability to push and refuse to do so. Many will perish because of their refusal to adhere to the call to come. Yes many have the security of salvation but they are not in fellowship with me. They love me, but my love is not in them. Many worship me, but not in spirit and truth. Many attend church but do not attend to my presence. What is it going to take for my people to cry out to me for renewal? The mind of my people must be renewed and prepared to know what the will of the Father is for this time. And the only way they will know is if they come to me. Many draw close, but just close enough to receive what they need for the moment and then do not return until another need arises.
Many of my people are dying because the refuse to live in me. They chase after fleshly desires not realizing that I am the God that will give them the desires of their heart if they would simply seek me with their heart.
My people do not realize how soon I am to return and that my return is imminent. It is NOW time to seek the Lord. It is NOW time to turn away from sin and turn to God. It is NOW time that each one of you shed every weight that has slowed you down. I AM GIVING MY PEOPLE A TIME TO TURN! And if they do not take the opportunity to turn NOW, it will be too late. Plead with my people to come. Cry loud and spare not…. Come into the ark of safety and be sheltered from the calamity that is coming and the key to the entrance is prayer. Rebuild the altar of prayer and tear down the altar of sin.
It is time for the church to be the righteous bride that I have called it to be. To be the light on earth. To shine bright and show forth my love. It is time for the church to live right, walk right, talk right and think right. I am coming for a righteous people. People who live by the standard of heaven and holiness. Heed the call to come in so that you will not Perish! As many will perish because of their lack of concern and their refusal to repent and return to their love.
Will you answer the call to "CRY OUT - to CRY LOUD- to SPARE NOT? Help us spread the word that Jesus is coming soon and now is the time to Heed the call and TURN to him! Will you pray with and for me as I begin to campaign for the presence of the Lord and make a clarion call to the Nation that NOW is the time to Repent, Pray and Return to God!
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|Posted on July 7, 2015 at 10:30 AM||comments (1)|
When in the middle of an exasperating bout with trials, tribulations and testing, you should have one expectation. TO WIN! You have to be determined to win and to press on to see what the end is going to be. God is your coach and he has trained and equipped you to run the race that is set before you. You must be determined to s t r e t c h your faith and be willing to win at any cost. Remember that God knows what is best for you and he has equipped you to win. As Paul says, “I will press toward the mark of the prize of the high calling which is in Christ Jesus.” Do not become dismayed by what seems like an impossible mountain to climb, yet be determined to win. Be encouraged and know that you win.
DETERMINED TO WIN- Excerpt from “Songs from the Heart” by Dr. Danielle
The deviled wanted me to believe that it was not so. So I had to get up and show him to the back door. I am a child of GOD and I stand on HIS word, I believe what he says and what I have heard. I only listen to what is true, even though Satan does not want me to make it through. But with the word in my heart and a sword in my hand, I will arise to battle and will not give in. God gives strength to weak and might to the feeble, so with that said I will rise like an eagle.
I will spread my wings and soar high above, keeping my focus on God and his love. He said he‘d never forsake me or leave me alone, he gives his angels charge over me so my foot will not dash a stone. His grace and his glory I stand in between o lord my God your salvation I have seen. So today o lord as I pray, I am listening and holding on to every word you say. You say be strong and have no fear, what your feeling will not last all year. It is only a test it will not last long, it only comes to make you strong. I will never put more on you than you can bare, your wrapped in my arms with loving care. I have promised you in my word that in the end you will win, so just have faith and know on whom you depend. I will never leave or forsake you I am standing right by and if you start to fear just look on high.
Thank you Lord for those encouraging words, I feel like I can make it, something inside of me has been stirred and I KNOW I CAN MAKE It! I am determined to win I am determined to press on for joy comes in the morning at the break of dawn.
|Posted on July 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
When you made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life, Colossians 1:13 says you were delivered from the power of darkness. The word power is literally translated “authority.” You have been delivered from the power, or authority, of darkness and placed into God’s kingdom. Jesus said, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore...” (Matthew 28:18-19). That power was given to you as part of your inheritance in Christ Jesus. You have entered into this position of authority because you are in Him.
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19(kjv) As you can see from scripture you have the power, authority and ability to cast out of your atmosphere everything that is dark, deadly and negative from your life. But again, you must chose to utilize the authority and the great and exciting part of this enigma is that it WORKS. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
How authority works
Authority doesn't beg; authority doesn't ask; authority commands! We are not told to ask God to cast out demons, we are told to do it ourselves! Due to the lack of confidence and application of scripture many believers will ask instead of commanding. When you have been given the authority to take control asking God to cast out the darkness and power that has encroached upon them instead of doing it themselves. When we do that we are asking God to do something that He has already equipped us to do ourselves!
One of the most vital areas of the believer’s authority is his power to successfully stand against Satan. Ephesians 4:27 says, “Neither give place to the devil.” In Ephesians 6, the Apostle Paul describes the armor that we as believers are to wear in combat against Satan. He explains each piece of that armor. It is the armor of God. But not once does he say that God will put the armor on you or that God will fight the devil for you. You is the understood subject of these verses. He says, “[You] be strong in the Lord…. [You] put on the whole armor of God, that [you] may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. [You] take the whole armor of God, that [you] may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, [you] stand.”
God has given you the power and the authority to stand against Satan and his destructive works. He has provided the armor, but it is your responsibility as a believer to put on that armor and stand against the devil. James 4:7 says, “[You] resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” The armor and the weapons are at your disposal. God is there with you to back His Word; but all that is worthless unless you take your position of authority and assume the responsibility to use what He has provided. You have the power and the authority to take the Word of God, the Name of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit and run Satan out of your affairs. Don’t pray and ask God to fight Satan for you. You are the one in authority. Take your responsibility and speak directly to Satan yourself and stand your ground firmly. He will flee!
Taking authority affirmation prayer:
Father I confess that I have been intimidated by the enemy and have hesitated to step out in obedience to enforce your authority in the earth. Today I choose to walk in authority instead of just taking authority. Father I discern and judge myself first, so that I have no fear of condemnation, I receive the spiritual authority that Jesus has given to all of us as believers, I choose to be a good steward of the spiritual authority that has been entrusted to me.
I fully submit and humble myself at your feet. I will allow God's love to be perfected in me, casting out all fear in Christ; I have spiritual authority to forgive, to call those things that are not as though they were. I have the authority to command healing, to command change, to command peace. I will practice what I teach, I will speak what you say, and I will act as a child of the most high God, submitting to the stricter judgment of God. My motivation is to know Jesus and to grow in his character and fruit. My soul thirsts to be in right relationship with Jesus conforming to your authority.
I will be a true peacemaker confronting evil, I will not settle for passiveness or compromise with my flesh. I operate in my gifts in the fullness of the measure that was given to me, I will speak the truth and preach the gospel in authority, without boasting, not touching your glory, I say what the Father says to say with great boldness of speech, Jesus has given me power over demonic spirits; and they are subject to me. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen!
|Posted on July 4, 2015 at 9:40 AM||comments (2)|
SCRIPTURES DECLARATIONS FOR YOUR CITY
Thank you, Father, that You are restoring the judges of our city as at the first and our counselors as at the beginning. We call our a city RIGHTEOUS—a FAITHFUL city. (Isaiah 1:26).
Father, we declare that because we are SEEKING the peace and welfare of our city, and PRAYING to YOU for it, we are ENJOYING peace and welfare. (Jeremiah 29:7).
Father, we declare that this city is being delivered because the believers of this city acknowledge our poverty of spirit, by not looking to our own wisdom, but drawing from the wisdom that is from above. (Ecclesiastes 9:15).
Father, we declare that Your people in this city are not caught up in building our own houses and adorning them, but we are consumed with building YOUR house; and therefore, YOU are the Keeper and Guard of our city. (Haggai 1:9; Psalm 127:1).
Father, we declare that our city is rejoicing because it is going well with the uncompromisingly righteous. By the blessing of the influence of the UPRIGHT, we call our city EXALTED. (Proverbs 11:10-11).
Father, we declare that because Your people of this city are wise, we are scaling the city walls of the mighty and bringing down the strongholds in which this city trusts. (Proverbs 21:22).
Thank you, Father, that You are purging our city of scoffers who would set it afire, inflaming the minds of the people, and because Your people are using Godly wisdom, we are turning away wrath. (Proverbs 29:8).
Father, we lift our voice to declare the song that You have given us to sing over our city, which says, “We have a strong city, the Lord sets up salvation as walls and bulwarks.” (Isaiah 26:1).
Father, we declare that Your people in this city are called a HOLY people, the REDEEMED of the Lord. We call this city SOUGHT OUT, a city NOT FORSAKEN. (Isaiah 62:12).
Father, we decree that You are making our city to be a city set on a hill, whose light cannot be hidden. (Matthew 5:14).
Father, we declare that our city is called the FAITHFUL CITY OF TRUTH, and it is full of boys and girls playing in its streets. (Zechariah 9:3,5).
Thank you, Father, that You are raising up Your people to rebuild the ancient ruins, and to raise up the former desolations and renew the ruined cities and devastation of many generations. You are causing us to be called the repairers of the breach and restorers of streets to dwell in. (Isaiah 61:4; 58:12).
Father, because You are the holy and just Creator of this world, IT, and ALL of its fullness and ALL who dwell in it belong to You. We declare that “ALL” includes our city. (Psalm 24:1).
|Posted on July 4, 2015 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
The word of the Lord: Matthew 4
Take claim and declare my word. For I will answer in response to my word. It is written!
Prayer is so powerful and all too often we underestimated the dynamic power that we have been given to effect change in our lives, our communities and even the world. R.A. Torrey said “Prayer is Omnipotent, it can do what God can do!” WOW imagine that! That your prayers can do what God can do. No limits, no boundaries just answered prayers. You may ask yourself how this is possible and the answer can be found in three little yet powerful words…. IT IS WRITTEN.
There are several places in the New Testament where you will find Jesus quoting the Old Testament prophets using the words, “It is written.” And the Apostles following in the footsteps of Jesus begin to do the same, quoting the Old Testament and Jesus. And since they are our examples this should prove to us the importance of proclaiming the word of God in our prayers or simply put, quoting the scriptures. When Jesus was in the wilderness and Satan can to temp him, Jesus pulled out the most powerful weapon there was. The Word!
Matthew 4:4 - But he answered and said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but my every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.
Matthew 4:7- Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the LORD your God
Matthew 4:10 -Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you,[d] Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.
And my favorite: Matthew 21:13a – It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer.
Some thirty-eight hundred times the Bible declares, “God said,” or “Thus says the Lord” and our great example Jesus saw this as a foundational principle in every aspect of his life. He would quote scripture to overcome evil, to bring healing, to teach the disciples, to encourage, to empower, etc, etc and we should do the same. Why? Because God's word cannot ever fail. It is all-powerful and can do anything. When we bring God’s word directly into our praying, we are bringing God’s power into our praying. Hebrews 4:12 declares, “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword.”
Let’s journey back to the beginning, where there was nothing just space, just God. Yet, with a single command from His mouth everything that is came into existence. (Psalm 33:6). And by that same word, and that same mouth, God has promised to give us anything we ask for in prayer. More than that, He has given us His guarantee in writing.
Mark 11:24 - Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And then a few chapters later Jesus reminds us again saying: "I tell you solemnly once again, if two of you on earth agree to ask anything at all, it will be granted to you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three meet in my name, I shall be there with them." (Matt.18:19-20).
When we infuse our prayers with the word of God our prayers become effective, powerful and unstoppable. Hebrews 4:12 declares, “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword.” And by praying the Word of God you are bringing God’s power and all that he is into your prayers. When praying the Word of God, you are talking his language, words that he understands, words that he has promised to watch over and perform. Jeremiah 1:12.
As a believer you have been given an amazing opportunity to come boldly and in full confidence before the throne of God the Father. And as you stand before a holy God, you have nothing to fear because you are not coming on your own merit, or authority. You are coming in the name of Jesus to ask of the Father, something that he has already promised to give you! You are simply giving him back his word or as Isaiah 43:26 says, “Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that you may be justified.”
And according to John15:7, which says, “If ye abide in me [Jesus], and MY WORDS abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” Faith in Jesus and absolute trust in the Word he has spoken will land you in the realm of answered prayer every time. And this is where you want to live. The place where prayers are answered, lives are transformed and miracles are performed.
If we want to see change in our lives and the lives of those around us and in our nation we must begin to use the most powerful weapon that we have been given and that is the “Sword of the spirit- the Word of God.” Remember ALL of God’s power comes to us through prayer because prayer can do what God can do. NO LIMITS, NO BOUNDREIS! For example if someone needs healing for their eyes or ears; you can declare; It is written; blessed are your eyes, for they do see; and your ears, for they do hear (Matthew 13:16. If someone is dealing with depression or oppression you can declare; it is written; Put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. (Isaiah 61:3). If someone is in prison, you can declare; it is written; He has sent me to announce the release of prisoners. (Luke 4:18)
As we are praying through these 100 days, be encourage and know in your heart that the prayer you are asking for will be answered, even at the very moment you ask for it to be done. When praying believe with all your heart that God has already answered your request and begin to thank him for answered prayer. God is listening… What are you speaking?
~Your prayers are powerful and when you pray the Word your prayers become active, alive, and full of power that can be used to bring forth blessings. Below are a few scriptural prayers and declarations that can be prayed during your 1 hour of prayer. Enjoy and get ready to enter the realm of ANSWERED PRAYER!
I am the Body of Christ. My body is the house of God. God lives in me and I belong to Him. I've been bought with the price of the blood of Jesus, so I glorify God in my body and in my spirit - 1 Corinthians 6:15-19; 2 Corinthians 6:16, 3:16.
God has plans to prosper me and to give me a good future and hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Satan has no power over me. I have been delivered from the power of darkness and translated into the Kingdom of God's dear Son - Colossians 1:13.
Therefore sin has no power over me - Romans 6:14.
I separate myself from every unclean thing - 2 Corinthians 6:17.
I submit myself to God. I resist the devil and he flees from me - James 4:7.
I give no place or no opportunity to the devil - Ephesians 4:27.
I choose the fear of the Lord, which is to hate evil, pride, arrogance, the evil way, and the disobedient mouth - Proverbs 8:13.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? - Psalm 27:1.
I will be strong and of good courage. I will not be afraid or dismayed, for the Lord my God is with me wherever I go - Joshua 1:9.
The Lord [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let you down (relax My hold on you). Assuredly not! So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not fear or dread or be terrified - Hebrews 13:5,6 AMP.
God is for me, who can be against me? - Romans 8:31.
In righteousness I am established. I am far from oppression and destruction, and fear will not come near me; and from terror, for it will not come near my dwelling - Isaiah 54:14.
No weapon formed against me shall prosper, and every tongue that rises against me in judgment is condemned. For this is my heritage as a servant of the Lord, and my righteousness is of Him - Isaiah 54:17.
"Your gates will be open continually; They will not be closed day or night, So that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations, With their kings led in procession. – Isaiah 60:11
Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper." Jeremiah 29:7
Blessed be the Lord who daily loads me with benefits - Psalm 68:19.
I seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and He adds everything I need unto me - Matthew 6:33.
No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly - Psalm 84:11.
My God supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus - Philippians 4:19.
I give and it is given unto me, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over do men and women give into my life - Luke 6:38.
This book of the law shall not depart out of my mouth, but I will meditate in it day and night that I may observe to do all that is written in it; for then I will make my way prosperous and I will have good success - Joshua 1:8.
It is God's will that I prosper and be in health, even as my soul prospers - 3 John 2.
As I give to God, He is able to make all grace abound toward me so I will always have sufficiency in all things with abundance for every good work - 2 Corinthians 9:8.
I serve Jehovah Jireh - the God who provides. He sees ahead and makes provision for me in the future steps of obedience He asks me to take - Genesis 22:8,14.
God is El Shaddai, the all bountiful Supplier of the needs of His people - Genesis 17:1,2.
A Prayer for a season of intense favour.
Father, I thank You. Father in the Name of Jesus I proclaim this season of intense favour of the Lord upon my life.
I pray that You will take every ounce of weariness out of my physical, emotional, mental, spiritual state. I pray that You will bring me to a place of laughter, love and fresh intimacy in the Name of Jesus. Father I pray that I will come to such a place of joy and delight, That I will be transformed into a different person.
And I ask Lord that your intentionality in this matter will be transmitted into my heart fully day after day after day. You’ll teach me how to rest. how to worship. That I will have that season of learning how to live in that fragrant presence of God. I ask that all You want to say to me, and be to me and do for me, will come to me without hindrance or lack.
That You will come down into my heart with your goodness and transform me. Transform my thinking, my praying and my very being before You.
That I will become a forerunner of a bold and intimate people who are confident in the very nature of God. That I will become a pioneer of a new way of praying in the Spirit.
That Father You would teach me to come before You like a much-loved bride. That I would pray with joy, and delight and laughter. That Lord my yoke will be easy, my burden will be light because I’ve learnt how to love the KING in a deeper way. I pray this in Jesus’ Name.