House of Prayer and Celebration

Mid-Willamette Valley Prayer Group (HOPC)

March 31, 2013 10:39 PM
by Diane

Monday AM Prayer Focus: Eternal Life

March 31, 2013 10:39 PM by Diane

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this? John 11:25-26.

Dear Lord, thank you that the tomb could not contain You. You indeed are the resurrection and the life. We believe in You and trust You with our lives. You promise us that we will be with You forever. We give You all our thanks and praise. Help us to tell others about Your good news. Amen. 

 

March 29, 2013 10:00 PM
by Diane

Saturday: Hold Fast

March 29, 2013 10:00 PM by Diane

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23

Dear God, how hard it must have been for Jesus's disciples to hold fast to their hope in Him during the days He was was in the tomb. Jesus, their hope and leader, was dead and buried. Did any of them remember that He had told them He would die and then rise again? Did they feel Jesus had betrayed them or let them down? Lord, in our daily walk, when hard times come, do we quickly lose faith, or blame You for our sorrows? Let us hold fast knowing that You are faithful. Thank you that Jesus rose from the dead. Help us to stay strong no matter what we are going through. Amen. 

March 28, 2013 11:51 PM
by DanJ

Friday AM Prayer Focus - In The Night My Hope Lives on

March 28, 2013 11:51 PM by DanJ

 

Mark 15:33

Now when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.

Dear Lord Jesus, even in the darkest hour, there is hope in You.  We thank You this day for Your great sacrifice.  The love you show us in it.  We pray for all Your people today.  Those who call You their Savior.  Those in difficult circumstances.  We pray that they would not lose heart.  That they would not be discouraged.  That they would see the difficulties of this life as part of the way.  Give us strength Lord this day.


But the rulers of the earth could not control Him
They did not take his life–he laid it down
All the chains of death could never hope to hold him
So in the night my hope lives on


I can see the Son of Man descending
And the sword He swings is brighter than the dawn
And the gates of Hell will never stand against him
So in the night my hope lives on    

                ...Lyrics from "In The Night My Hope Lives On" by Andrew Peterson

 

March 27, 2013 9:26 PM
by Roger

Thursday AM Prayer Focus - That Christ be exalted, that men be drawn to Him

March 27, 2013 9:26 PM by Roger

Father, as Christ Jesus was lifted up upon the cross of calvary, all men may be saved.   Grant that Your demonstration of love for every man would attract people.   As people come to church this weekend, maybe for their yearly visit, be exalted in our midst and draw men unto Yourself.  Let the message of Your love for us, compel the lost to acknowledge Your gift of grace with gratitude.

 

We ask that those who were invited to church this Sunday will come and will open up to You.

March 24, 2013 10:38 PM
by Diane

Monday AM Prayer Focus: The God of Peace

March 24, 2013 10:38 PM by Diane

The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:9.

Dear Lord, Thank you for the words of Paul to us. In a world of advertising and people who claim to know just what we need, Your words shine forth piercing the darkness. You know what we need and what we are to do and say. Your word leads us safely through trials and temptations. Your Holy Spirit leads us into all truth. We praise You and bless You for You are our rock and our peace. Amen.

March 23, 2013 12:11 AM
by Diane

Saturday: Trust God

March 23, 2013 12:11 AM by Diane

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge. Psalm 57:1.

Dear God, Thank you that You are a merciful Father. We are eternally grateful for the blessings You shower upon us. We trust You with our lives and our future. We run to the place of safety and refuge that You provide for us. Amen.

March 22, 2013 6:32 AM
by DanJ

Friday AM Prayer Focus - Presence of God

March 22, 2013 6:32 AM by DanJ

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
25 To God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever.
Amen.  Jude 24-25

 

Thank you Lord that we can dwell in Your presence, live in Your presence. Help we Your people to practice that with each day You have given us to live.  Let it be our spiritual sacrifice to develop our senses to always remember You. Let us not stray or lose track of where Your Spirit is guiding us. Please help us to remember as You instruct in through the book of Jude, to do this with great joy. Help us to learn the joy of Your presence.

March 20, 2013 10:57 PM
by Roger

Thursday AM Prayer Focus - Doing God's work

March 20, 2013 10:57 PM by Roger

Jesus said, "Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life..."

They said therefore to Him, "What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?"  

Jesus answered and said to them,  "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent."  John 6:27-29.

 

What has Jesus said or done that you need to trust Him for?   That is your assignment for today.   And mine.

March 17, 2013 9:20 PM
by Diane

Monday AM Prayer Focus: Be Ready

March 17, 2013 9:20 PM by Diane

And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Romans 13:11-12.

Dear God, Thank you for salvation. Thank you for providing us armor in this life. Help us to utilize it well. Let us stand firm girded with the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, the sword of the Spirit, and our feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. Help us to faithfully cover all in prayer. Amen. 

March 17, 2013 9:20 PM
by Diane

Monday AM Prayer Focus: Be Ready

March 17, 2013 9:20 PM by Diane

And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Romans 13:11-12.

Dear God, Thank you for salvation. Thank you for providing us armor in this life. Help us to utilize it well. Let us stand firm girded with the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, the sword of the Spirit, and our feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. Help us to faithfully cover all in prayer. Amen.