Prayer

There is no tsunami, earthquake, tornado, hurricane, atomic bomb or anything in all of creation as powerful as prayer. God gave us the ability to communicate directly with Him anytime night or day and best of all He hears and answers our prayers. Nothing is impossible when prayer is taking place. All of us need daily prayer to help us get through the day. The first thing Jesus did every morning was go somewhere to pray and He prayed throughout the day. If Jesus needed a daily prayer life, what does that say about our need for one?

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PRAYER LIFE

We have assembled a directory of global and United States prayer ministries that have complete website information. If you would like to become a prayer warrior or just enhance this aspect of your daily walk with God, there is a prayer organization listed below that will work for you. Simply click on the link below and find the one that works best for you.

POWERFUL PRAYERS

A PRAYER FOR THE WORLD

The following is the prayer used by the Global Day of Prayer Almighty God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, We gather with believers all over the world, to glorify You as Creator of heaven and earth. You alone are holy and righteous. We submit to Your authority. We praise and adore You alone. Father, we honour You Lord Jesus Christ, we honour You Holy Spirit, we honour You Our Father in heaven, Thank You for loving the world so much that You gave Your only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins so that we could be reconciled to You. Fill us with your love as we faithfully intercede for the lost, the hopeless, the helpless and the world. Thank You Father, for adopting us into Your family. Lord Jesus Christ, You died on the cross and redeemed us to the Father by Your blood. You are Head of the Church and Lord of all heaven and earth. Let Your kingdom be established in every nation of the world bring transformation among peoples of all tribes and languages so that righteousness and justice will prevail. May Your Name be great, from the rising of the sun to its setting. Jesus Christ, You are Lord of all. Father of mercy and grace, We have sinned. Our world is gripped by the power of sin. Our hearts are grieved by injustice, hatred and violence. We are shamed by oppression, racism and bloodshed in our land. We mourn all loss of life in murder, war and terrorism. Our homes are broken and our churches are divided by rebellion and pride. Our lives are polluted by selfishness, greed, idolatry and sexual sin. God of mercy, forgive our sins. Pour out Your grace and heal our land. Spirit of the living God, Transform Your Church into the image of Jesus Christ. Release Your power to bring healing to the sick, freedom to the oppressed and comfort to those who mourn. Fill us with compassion for the homeless and the hungry for orphans, widows and the elderly. Give us wisdom and insight for our world’s problems. Help us to use the resources of the earth for the well-being of all. Holy Spirit, guide us and lead us. Lord Jesus Christ, You destroyed sin, conquered death and defeated Satan. Remove the veil of darkness that covers the peoples. Restrain the evil that promotes violence and death. Deliver us from demonic oppression. Break the hold of slavery, tyranny and disease. Help us to tear down strongholds and ideologies that resist the knowledge of God. Almighty God, deliver us from evil. King of Glory, Come and finish Your work in our cities, our peoples and our nations. From all continents and islands we cry: Lift up your heads, O you gates! Be lifted up ancient doors so that the King of glory may come in! Come fill the earth with the knowledge of Your glory as the waters cover the sea. The Spirit and the Bride say: Amen! Come Lord Jesus!

BILLY GRAHAM PRAYER

Billy Graham led tens of thousands to come forward to make decisions for Christ in every part of the world in this simple prayer: “O God, I am a sinner. I’m sorry for my sins. I’m willing to turn from my sins. I receive Christ as Savior. I confess Him as Lord. From this moment on I want to follow Him and serve Him in the fellowship of His church. In Christ’s name, Amen.”

2 CHRONICLES 7:14

“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.”

JOHN 17:20-23

“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them,that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.”

PRAYER OF ST. PATRICK

I arise today Through the strength of heaven; Light of the sun, Splendor of fire, Speed of lightning, Swiftness of the wind, Depth of the sea, Stability of the earth, Firmness of the rock. I arise today Through God’s strength to pilot me; God’s might to uphold me, God’s wisdom to guide me, God’s eye to look before me, God’s ear to hear me, God’s word to speak for me, God’s hand to guard me, God’s way to lie before me, God’s shield to protect me, God’s hosts to save me Afar and anear, Alone or in a mulitude. Christ shield me today Against wounding Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me. I arise today Through the mighty strength Of the Lord of creation. — Anonymous

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts and we forgive our debtors, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen. — Matthew 6:9-13

THE PRAYER OF JABEZ

Jabez called out to the God of Israel, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me and keep me from harm, so that it will not hurt me.” And God granted what he asked. — 1 Chronicles 4:10

THE SERVANT IN BATTLE*

O Lord, I bless thee that the issue of the battle between thyself and Satan has never been uncertain, and will end in victory. Calvary broke the dragon’s head, and I contend with a vanquished foe, who with all his subtlety and strength has already been overcome. When I feel the serpent at my heel, may I remember him whose heel was bruised, but who, when bruised, broke the devil’s head. My soul with inward joy extols the mighty conqueror. Heal me of any wounds received in the great conflict; if I have gathered defilement, if my faith has suffered damage, if my hope is less than bright, if my love is not fervent, if some creature comfort occupies my heart, if my soul sinks under pressure of the fight, O thou whose every promise is balm, every touch life, draw near to thy weary warrior. Refresh me, that I may rise again to wage the strife, and never tire until my enemy is trodden down. Give me such fellowship with thee that I may defy Satan, unbelief, the flesh, the world, with delight that comes not from a creature, and which a creature cannot mar. Give me a draught of the eternal fountain that lieth in thy immutable, everlasting love and decree. Then shall my hand never weaken, my feet never stumble, my sword never rest, my shield never rust, my helmet never shatter, my breastplate never fall, as my strength rests in the power of thy might. *Valley of Vision – p. 181

TWENTY-THIRD PSALM

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff–they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. — Psalms 23: 1-6

TAX COLLECTOR’S PRAYER

“God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” — Luke 18:13

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