Category Archives: Prayer

-National Day of Prayer 2016

Today is the 65th annual National Day of Prayer.

The theme for 2016 is Wake Up America, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to return to the God of our Fathers in reverence for His Holy Name. To further highlight the theme, Isaiah 58:1a is the key Scripture chosen for this year:  “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.

Please take the time to pray today for America and for our leaders. May God continue to bless America as we continue to honor him and his Son Jesus.

Today America is at a fork in the road. It could continue to decline and fall away from the religious foundation it was built upon. This is the enemies plan for our nation as he continues to sows fear and division in our land. Let us pray for revival and a new awakening instead that would bring our nation back to God and bring hope, faith, love, and healing among our people. 

Here’s a link to the National Day of Prayer website for more information and a list of activities for the day.             *Top

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-Man with Terminal Cancer Healed

Here’s the account of a man diagnosed with terminal cancer that did not give up but he and his wife kept on praying for a miracle and finally received a documented healing. From the Blaze:

“Even though I know my Lord so intimately and have a deep relationship with him, I really shook in my boots,” Rosey Brausen said, explaining how difficult it was to continue praying when doctors were asking how her husband was going to spend his last days.

She said that God warned the couple that they were “in for a battle,” and so they hunkered down, refusing to give up hope that healing could be a possibility; rather than give up, they began taking a number of steps in an effort to steadfastly hope — and pray — for the best.

“Getting a prayer team around us, saying scripture out loud over us … and then keeping my eyes focused on [God],” Rosey said of their actions, which also included treatments and the removal of a lung.

Many times, she said that Christians treat God like a Santa Claus of sorts, imploring him to “give us what we’re praying for,” but not realizing that it can sometimes be a long battle — and that he won’t always answer every prayer.

In the end, Rosey said that she had to learn true and profound trust in the Almighty as she journeyed through her husband’s illness.

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Response: This account is important since the story has broken through and has been noticed in the regular American media. I have known a number of folks in the last few years who have gone through similar healings but usually the MSM ignores them even if there is documented evidence.

Healings and miracles seem to be on the increase among Christians in America. Finally the press is beginning to write about them (See the previous article about the Pope blessing a family).

We are hoping and praying for revival and a new spiritual awakening in this nation. Signs and wonders, miracles and healings always seem to have a part of any move of God. In the past, the American media has documented those revivals and awakenings. Even in the 50’s the LA Times publicized a new evangelist- Billy Graham and featured accounts of his meetings on their front page and played an invaluable part in his rise to fame. Today that more than likely would not happen. Up to this point the national media has been ignoring any evidence of supernatural healing among Christians. Keep on praying!              *Top

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-‘Answered Prayers’ on TV

God still answers prayers. To prove the point, Roman Downey is involved with hosting and producing a new TV series on TLC called ‘Answered Prayers.’ Here’s the story from the  Christian Post:

Roma Downey’s riveting new six-part series “Answered Prayers,” which features real-life stories of people in potentially life-threatening situations who experience divine intervention, says she’s “thankful” and “humbled” by fans’ support for the show.

“We are humbled by the support of so many national prayer leaders, and thankful for how this show is inspiring so many to pray again,” said Downey about the series which has now moved to primetime at 8 p.m. ET Sundays on the TLC network.

As one of the show’s executive producers, Downey hosts each one-hour episode that incorporates actual footage and interviews paired with powerful reenactments.

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Response: A few years ago, Roma and her husband were able to convince TV executives to air their Bible series and that was a real demonstration of answered prayer. The success of that series has now led to this new one on TLC that shows God still working miracles and saving people today. A great uplifting series for family viewing. 

This is also a message that our secular culture really needs to hear and be exposed to. I am hoping that the series will pave the way for us to share our own answered prayers and miracles with our friends, neighbors, and family.               *Top

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-Praying for Revival (Psalm 31)

Psalm 31

In you, O Lord, do I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame;
in your righteousness deliver me!
2 Incline your ear to me;
rescue me speedily!
Be a rock of refuge for me,
a strong fortress to save me!

3 For you are my rock and my fortress;
and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me;
4 you take me out of the net they have hidden for me,
for you are my refuge.
5 Into your hand I commit my spirit;
you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God. …

11 Because of all my adversaries I have become a reproach,
especially to my neighbors,
and an object of dread to my acquaintances;
those who see me in the street flee from me.
12 I have been forgotten like one who is dead;
I have become like a broken vessel. …

14 But I trust in you, O Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in your hand;
rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!
16 Make your face shine on your servant;
save me in your steadfast love!
17 O Lord, let me not be put to shame,
for I call upon you; …

19 Oh, how abundant is your goodness,
which you have stored up for those who fear you
and worked for those who take refuge in you,
in the sight of the children of mankind!
20 In the cover of your presence you hide them
from the plots of men;
you store them in your shelter
from the strife of tongues.

23 Love the Lord, all you his saints!
The Lord preserves the faithful
but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.
24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
all you who wait for the Lord!  (ESV)


    Our Father,

    We take refuge in you, you are our rock and shield. It through faith in your Son Jesus and by his righteousness and not our own that we call upon your name.

    We rejoice in your steadfast love for us and for the many times that you have saved us from the enemy in this life. Into your hands we commit our destiny both in this life and in eternity. Rise up O Lord and listen to our pleas.

    We now live in a land that no longer honors you or your Word. Our enemies are beginning to encircle us and cry out that we are ‘on the wrong side of history’ and must give up our devotion to your promises and teaching. Our enemies mock your name and the name of your Son and use them as common curses in their daily conversations.

    Rise up O Lord and show them that you are the Creator of history and of all things. Stretch forth your Spirit once more over this land and demonstrate your power and authority in the face of this unbelieving nation and shock those who mock your name.  Demonstrate in the midst of your people that your Word is not dead but alive and that there is still healing in your wings. Show them that miracles are not merely a philosophical proposition to argue over but a reality among believers in your Son.

    By your Holy Spirit bring healing and blessing to our families and let them be an example of your love and caring in our neighborhoods. Let the racial and denominational division among your churches and people be healed and let them unite as never before to bring forth blessing and healing to the cities that are falling apart. The enemy is sowing hate, division, and racial strife. Let your churches and people demonstrate your love and bring miracles and healing in the midst of it all. Let the enemy that wants to bring death and destruction be turned away in defeat.

    The enemy believes that he is about to bring down the church and your people in this land. He has encircled us with judges and lawyers that say that we no longer have a right to follow your Word and teaching. Demonstrate your power and authority in the midst of it all and let this be the finest hour for your people and for your church. Rise up O Lord and bring healing and revival to our nation once more.

    In Jesus name, Amen.                 *Top

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    -Praying For America

    Psalm 20: of David

    1May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!
    May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
    2May he send you help from the sanctuary
    and give you support from Zion!
    3May he remember all your offerings
    and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah

    4May he grant you your heart’s desire
    and fulfill all your plans!
    5May we shout for joy over your salvation,
    and in the name of our God set up our banners!
    May the Lord fulfill all your petitions!

    6Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;
    he will answer him from his holy heaven
    with the saving might of his right hand.
    7Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
    8They collapse and fall,
    but we rise and stand upright.

    9O Lord, save the king!
    May he answer us when we call.  (ESV)


    Our Father:

    Praise your name Lord, praise your name. Many times you have answered us when we called upon you in our times of trouble and difficulty. You filled us with confidence and resolve in the face of the enemy and joy fills our hearts at the remembrance.

    Once more our enemies are at our gates and we cry out to you. Our nation is falling away and most do not know or care. But your Holy Spirit working in us has called our attention to the division that the enemy is stirring up in our cities even divisions among your churches and believers.

    Rise up O Lord and bring healing and revival to our people, neighborhoods, cities, and churches. Let your Spirit hover once more above our nation and let the enemy and his minions be defeated, dishonored and rejected.

    Let your Kingdom come down in our midst and bring love, healing, and freedom from the bonds that the enemy brings along with the death, division. and destruction. Let your light shine, let the truth reign, let your love transform and bring your salvation. Shatter the forces of evil and let them be exposed by the light of your Son and Spirit. Save us O Lord.

    In Jesus name, Amen.

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