House of Prayer and Celebration

Mid-Willamette Valley Prayer Group (HOPC)

July 23, 2015 10:17 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Armor of God

July 23, 2015 10:17 PM by Dan

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Eph. 6:10-12


We thank you Lord for your protection. You surround us in our knowledge of You, our trust in You, our decision for You. Living with You and for You is what brings us strength and safety from the enemy. We pray today that the church in Albany would apply the armor of God every day. Let our acknowledgement of Your covering be the start of each day.

July 16, 2015 10:25 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Jars of Clay

July 16, 2015 10:25 PM by Dan

The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Cor. 4:4-7

Lord, you have given treasure to jars of clay... for those who will accept it and receive the gift. We pray for your wisdom and insight to open the hearts and minds and eyes of those in our towns.  May they receive the truth of the gospel and understand it. Let their eyes be open to the truth. Let them see who You are.... our Savior... our only hope. In this world where life is so short, where our days are numbered, let those who have not made the connection to You, Father, Spirit and Son... let them get it.  Let them see.  We pray for the unsaved in Albany and the surrounding area, that they may receive Your witness and receive You. 

July 9, 2015 10:01 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Keep Witnessing

July 9, 2015 10:01 PM by Dan

As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.”  Acts 24:5


Felix was afraid of being confronted by the truth that Paul knew so well and shared so readily.  Today I pray for the Church in Albany that we would continue to be a witness for You dear Lord.  That our light would shine brightly before the world that we live in.  Keep our attitudes and our hearts good. Our conscience clean. Motivate us Lord by allowing us to see the opportunity to share the gospel with those that you have placed around us.  Let us be a testament of love and kindness, integrity and faithfulness.  Righteousness and self-control.

June 25, 2015 10:32 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Our Temple

June 25, 2015 10:32 PM by Dan

When Solomon had finished building the temple of the Lord and the royal palace, and had achieved all he had desired to do, the Lord appeared to him a second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon. The Lord said to him:“I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there."  Solomon 9:1-3

Solomon is a good reminder to us of your steadfast love.  How you heard His prayers.  So also You hear our prayers!  You asked His Father David to have Him to build a temple. In our lives You tell us we are that temple.  You want fellowship with us just like with Solomon. Help us dear Lord to be stronger than Solomon.  Not to turn away from You or ever fail to give praise, worship and prayer to You.  Help us to seek You each and every day of our lives.  Never forgetting to honor You.  Never forgetting the gift You've given us in this life, and the most important gift, the understanding of the scripture and who Jesus is.  Bless the church in Albany in understanding who Chirst is and what our lives should be about.

June 18, 2015 11:03 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: The Spirit's Power

June 18, 2015 11:03 PM by Dan

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8


Lord, we often lose sight of the power that is available to us via the Holy Spirit. Give us a mind to keep our thoughts on You and the power that You bring into our lives. You are mighty beyond our most complete understanding of might. When we look at the sheer power of the universe, You are greater than that. Why do we depend on our own abilities? Why do we fail to rely on You?  Today, give us a stronger belief than yesterday, and tomorrow, give us a stronger belief than today.  Help us to use Your Spirit's power to awaken us, awaken the church around us and give understanding to unbelievers throughout the Willamette Valley and Oregon. Give Your power to Your church here in Albany.

June 4, 2015 10:22 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: The Spirit's Voice

June 4, 2015 10:22 PM by Dan

 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.  But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.  He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.  All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.” John 16:12-15


We pray to hear the Spirit's voice this morning. We pray for truth and understanding. Help us to receive from you dear God, a word, an encouragement, a direction to go.  Reveal to us where we fit in Your plan.  We pray for the church of Albany to embrace You and Your voice dear Holy Spirit.  Speak to Your church here in Albany.

May 28, 2015 9:43 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Lost

May 28, 2015 9:43 PM by Dan

“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? Luke 15:4


Lord, we frown at the lost, but they are your objective. We don't live to care for the healthy, we live to care for the hurting, the confused, the strays... in an effort to save some. Give us strength to live out a life of caring and sharing with the lost, confused and hurting.  Give us opportunities this week to witness your gospel, one person at a time to many.  Give us many good circumstances to share your truth. Go before us Lord and prepare the way.

May 21, 2015 10:13 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Provision

May 21, 2015 10:13 PM by Dan

Great are the works of the Lord;
    they are pondered by all who delight in them.
Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
    and his righteousness endures forever.
He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
    the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
He provides food for those who fear him;
    he remembers his covenant forever.  Psalm 111:2-5


Thank you for your provision in our lives O Lord. You have brought us through hardships and difficulty. Provided a way when there was no road. Provided food when the cupboard was bare. Given us peace in trials. Counseled us when we had no understanding. Your provision is great. Help us to be more sensitive to understanding your ways in our life. Our times are in Your hands.

May 14, 2015 10:18 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Living In Christ

May 14, 2015 10:18 PM by Dan

You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.  John 5:39-40 (NIV)


Lord, too often we study about You rather than spending time with You.  Teach us to pray.  Teach us to abide with You the whole day long.  Help us to not confuse knowing about You with being with You, our friend.  I pray for the church today that we would know You more, that we would realize that You demonstrated Your love for us by giving Your life. You are more than a friend in Your love for us.  Help us to know that. 

April 23, 2015 11:12 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Praise Him

April 23, 2015 11:12 PM by Dan

God has ascended amid shouts of joy,
    the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.
Sing praises to God, sing praises;
    sing praises to our King, sing praises.
For God is the King of all the earth;
    sing to him a psalm of praise.  Psalm 47:5-7


Praising You Lord is worth our time, worth our effort.  Give us a spirit and heart to praise You without compromise.  With abandon.  Help us to break free of misunderstanding worship and praise.  Open our hearts and minds to You more and more.  Show us Your glory.