House of Prayer and Celebration

Mid-Willamette Valley Prayer Group (HOPC)

June 27, 2013 11:43 PM
by DanJ

Friday AM Prayer Focus - A Deeper Walk

June 27, 2013 11:43 PM by DanJ

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. 

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

 

We come before you Lord knowing Your good will for us.  Knowing that the desire of Your heart is that we should trust You and be drawn to You more each day.  Knowing that You are doing a good work in us.  Thank you for loving us Lord.  Thank you for shaping and molding and building us into Your image and into Your likeness as we learn to love more each and every day.  

June 21, 2013 12:19 AM
by DanJ

Friday AM Prayer Focus - Trust

June 21, 2013 12:19 AM by DanJ

    Proverbs 3:5-6
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. 

    Praise Your Name Holy Father.  We trust in You each and every day of our lives. Help us to trust You in the hard times as well as the easy.  Help us to lean on You in those times and not on our own understanding. Help us to acknowledge You at all times. Lord we desire to awaken the fire of the Holy Spirit in Albany. Help us to live out of trust in You and the things that You bring into our lives. Help us to trust in the Great Couselor and Comforter. We praise You Lord.

June 7, 2013 12:13 AM
by DanJ

Friday AM Prayer Focus - If You Seek

June 7, 2013 12:13 AM by DanJ

So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.  Luke 11:9-10

 

Lord you tell us to ask and seek and knock.  We are asking and praying for our community of Albany and this State of Oregon and our country the United States of America.  Our culture is plagued by many problems.  We are asking for Your healing, for Your great and mighty Spirit to come and sweep through our land.  Please awaken those who know You but have lost the desire to pray, to ask, to seek, to knock.  We know that the power of prayer is mighty, but that there are so very few who use it.  Help us to awaken this country to prayer.

May 30, 2013 11:43 PM
by DanJ

Friday AM Prayer Focus - Wisdom Builds the House

May 30, 2013 11:43 PM by DanJ

By wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding it is established;
And by knowledge the rooms are filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.
A wise man is strong,
And a man of knowledge increases power.
For by wise guidance you will wage war,
And in abundance of counselors there is victory.   Proverbs 24:3-6


Dear Lord, we ask for wisdom today.  Wisdom to build our homes, our neighborhoods, our communities.  We cry out to you about the desperate condition of many of the circumstances that our city has found itself in.  We ask for your peace to fill our homes.  We ask for you to make our leaders and our workers wise and understanding.  Help us to battle the evils of this age that oppress. Help us to remember to wear Your armor and take stength in Your presence that is always with us.

May 23, 2013 11:21 PM
by DanJ

Friday AM Prayer Focus - Bold in Praise

May 23, 2013 11:21 PM by DanJ

 I will praise You with my whole heart;
Before the gods I will sing praises to You.
 I will worship toward Your holy temple,

And praise Your name.  For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word above all Your name. In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul.  

Psalm 138:1-3

 

Thank You for Your answers to us dear Lord. You strengthen us when we are weak. You give us joy in the unexpected times. We desire to lift up Your name in prayer and in worship. Help us to be strong in praise. To be confident as we come before You and offer our sacrifices to You. We trust Your love for us Lord. We will walk in that love. Amen.

 

May 16, 2013 11:55 PM
by DanJ

Friday AM Prayer Focus - Compassionate High Priest

May 16, 2013 11:55 PM by DanJ

Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.  Hebrews 4:14-16

 

Lord, in Your Word, You reveal yourself as a high Priest who goes before us.  As a priest who understands us.  Who is willing to minister for us.  Thank You for Your kindness to us.  Your willingness to hear our prayers and cries for help.  For your understanding of our humanness of our weaknesses and our fears.  We ask for Your presence to be made known to Your church in assurance and deeper understanding this day.

April 26, 2013 12:06 AM
by DanJ

Friday AM Prayer Focus - Joyful

April 26, 2013 12:06 AM by DanJ


Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!

 Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
 Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;[a]
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
 For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations  -- Psalm 100

 

God, Your mercy endures forever.  Help us to understand that.  Help us Your church be thankful about it.  Please dear God teach us Your people to trust You want the very best for us in our lives.  Let us praise You with our whole life, with all our heart and all our strength.  Thank You dear Lord for Your great blessings over us.

 

April 4, 2013 11:37 PM
by DanJ

Friday AM Prayer Focus - Purpose

April 4, 2013 11:37 PM by DanJ

But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you. Acts 26:16

 

Lord, You had a purpose for Paul's life and you have a purpose for ours.  We ask dear Lord that as the days go by that You would reveal Your purpose to us personally.  We ask dear Lord that You would speak to each of us, each believer in Albany, Linn County and the state of Oregon.  Give us a clear vision of where we fit, who we are in Your plan.  Like Paul was given an understanding of where he was to go and to who he was to speak to, give us that same understanding of a vision.  We ask you Lord.  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 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.