House of Prayer and Celebration

Mid-Willamette Valley Prayer Group (HOPC)

October 31, 2010 9:42 PM
by DanJ

Monday AM Prayer: Turn from Worthless Things

October 31, 2010 9:42 PM by DanJ

We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them. In the past, he let all nations go their own way. Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy."  Acts 15:15b-17

 

Lord we your church want to be done with worthless things stealing time away from our lives.  Things that we idolize, things that we think about more than You.  Help us to understand that the things of this world are fading away.  Help us rejoice in the good things that we have given, like food for our table and the warmth of our homes.  Let us not take them for granted.  Teach your church to rejoice in You and Your provision and not to be drawn away by things that are temporary.  You are like a mighty rushing wind.  Bring new breath to our purpose for life dear Lord.

October 28, 2010 10:32 PM
by DanJ

Friday AM Prayer Focus: Our Meditation

October 28, 2010 10:32 PM by DanJ

Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness. Psalm 48:9-10

 

Lord, within Your peace and within Your love we meditate on You.  We praise You O God.  King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  Creator of all things.  Majestic and awesome are Your ways Lord.  Words fail us.  Our greatest words sound so insignificant compared to who You are.  Glorious, glorious, glorious are You O God.  You have given us the opportunity to meditate on You this day dear Lord.  It is so good and so wonderous to be able to do so!

October 28, 2010 10:11 PM
by Roger

Friday Prayer for Israel - 8:30 AM Psalm 126

October 28, 2010 10:11 PM by Roger

"O God of Jacob, You brought back the captive ones of Zion.  Your people were beside themselves for wonder and Joy.  They could not stay silent, but shouted out, 'The Lord has done great things for us!'  Your people have a long history of repeatedly seeing Your salvation and deliverance.  They have told their children and grandchildren of Your faithfulness and power."   "Father of Grace, I ask you in Jesus Name for a national and cultural remembrance of Your faithfulness and power toward them as a people and as a nation.  I ask for a revival of interest in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  I ask for a hunger to know You once again.  Father, would You reveal to them, their slavery in sin.  Holy Spirit bring a conviction of sin, righteousness and judgment.  And in their turning, bring them to understand Your ancient promises of salvation and deliverance in Christ Jesus.  I ask that Israel would receive Him Whom they have previously received not, and be given the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name."

 

October 27, 2010 11:43 PM
by Ivy

Thursday PM Focus: Salvation

October 27, 2010 11:43 PM by Ivy

We praise and exalt you, the Son of God!

 

We ask in accordance with Your Word of Truth to grant us the inheritance of the Mid-Willamette valley to the ends of the Oregon borders as your possession. We ask by faith for this inheritance because you desire all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth for there is one God and one mediator between You and men in which you gave yourself as a ransom for all men. 

 

Because You are enthroned in heaven, laugh and scoff at the enemies plans in our valley. Arise and rebuke them in Your anger and terrify them in Your wrath. Grant us the salvation of our mid-Willamette valley to the borders of Oregon; may all Oregon be saved amen!

 

We bless you who makes available to all men rest for their souls!

October 27, 2010 10:31 PM
by Roger

Thursday AM Focus: Staying Alert

October 27, 2010 10:31 PM by Roger

Colossians 4:2-3a.  "Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving;  praying at the same time for us as well, that God may open up to us a door for the word."  

 

That which is devoted is set apart, reserved, sanctified as "holy unto the LORD".   Could St. Paul  possibly mean our whole lives?   (Chew on that for awhile).  Some might think that praying for an hour is extreme.  But what if prayer was like breathing? 

 

What if prayer came so naturally and easily that it was actually difficult...

  • to not "pray without ceasing" 1 Thes.5:17
  • to not "always give thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father." Eph.5:20
  • to not "rejoice in the Lord always".  Phil.4:4.   

 

Lord, we reject the liar that tells us prayer is too hard, too complicated.  We rejoice to hear Your voice inviting us to collaborate with You, to share in Your good pleasure.  We delight ourselves in worship and never tire of giving thanks to You for all You are and all You do!  You are our life.  We love Your presence!   Father, grant us effectiveness in our prayers to accomplish great and awesome things in the Name of Jesus Christ.   Amen. 

October 26, 2010 10:47 PM
by Peter

Wednesday AM Prayer Focus

October 26, 2010 10:47 PM by Peter

Psalm 28:7 (NIV)  The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

 

Lord we ask that you would grant us Your strength and help for the challenges we face. Especially be with those who have responsibilities or concerns that are difficult that these would not weigh them down. Rather, let each one of us find that you bring us joy in the midst of the issues You have allowed in our lives to shape us and that You want to use to bring glory to Your name. We give You thanks this day for being our strength and our shield.

October 26, 2010 6:49 PM
by Vicki

Prayer Focus Mike Silva International: Wednesday 11:30 a.m.

October 26, 2010 6:49 PM by Vicki

Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.

 

Father would you provide, bless and anoint your servants with all that they have need of and more than they could ask or think to flourish, prosper and thrive in the land that you give them. Thank you for your presence and your love.

October 25, 2010 7:17 PM
by Vicki

Prayer Focus Tuesday PM: Eternity

October 25, 2010 7:17 PM by Vicki

"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher; "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity." Eccl. 1:1

 

When all is said and done there is very little in our lives that will follow us into heaven.

 

Lord we ask that you would help us examine and prioritize our life in light of eternity. We need all the counsel, instruction, revelation, wisdom, discernment and conviction the Holy Spirit would grant us. We don’t want to be ashamed in your presence on that Great day. Surround us with angelic assistance and cause us to be fruitful for your names sake.

October 25, 2010 11:08 AM
by DanJ

Monday Prayer Focus: Encourage to Good Work

October 25, 2010 11:08 AM by DanJ

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:19-25

 

Dear heavenly Father, our friend Lord Jesus, our counselor Holy Spirit... teach us to encourage one another to spur each other on to good works.  Help us to be an example to all who know us to live the life You teach us to live and share that life with many.  We pray for our brothers and sisters to look beyond their own circumstances to the needs of the world around them.  Help us all to be washed by the water of your Holy Spirit and with that renewal to do your work.  Let us be doers of Your Word... not just hearers.   Let us not be sidetracked and lose focus.  Help us to have confidence, boldness and your blessed assurance to be effective where You have placed us.  Praise be to Your Name!

October 24, 2010 12:45 AM
by BJ

Sunday AM Prayer Focus : Tribulations

October 24, 2010 12:45 AM by BJ

Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead. But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe. They preached the good news in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. "We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God," they said. Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust. After going through Pisidia, they came into Pamphylia, and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia. From Attalia they sailed back to Antioch, where they had been committed to the grace of God for the work they had now completed. On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. Acts 14:19-27

 

Heavenly Father I thank you for the fist century brothers and sisters in Christ who withstood the difficulties of living out loud their faith. They pressed forward to the higher calling in Christ Jesus. Help us Lord, your Bride and body in this 21st century to do the same; to encourage the brethren, and seek the lost no matter the cost. When our selfish ambitions and natural desires screams to be the first and the biggest and the best, let us remember our brethren who have gone before us as a cloud of witnesses. They laid aside their carnal ambitions and for the sake of the cross did not consider it too difficult, knowing that "Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God." Increase our faith to walk accordingly. Focus our attention on kingdom building. Help us Holy Spirit, we are desperate for Your direction and power. Free us from every encumbrance and deliver us from evil. Grant to us, those divine appointments with the lost. Oh Jesus we need it to be you to orchestrate this work in the valley, our state, and our nation.Please, give us Your wisdom and increase. Your kingdom come. Amen.