House of Prayer and Celebration

Mid-Willamette Valley Prayer Group (HOPC)

December 5, 2013 9:43 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer Focus - No Need to Fear

December 5, 2013 9:43 PM by Dan

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?

 When the wicked advance against me
    to devour me,
it is my enemies and my foes
    who will stumble and fall.
 Though an army besiege me,
    my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
    even then I will be confident.

                                     Psalm 27:1-3



In Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inaugural speech he made a statement that "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself". Lord, Your Word is more dramatic in it clearly stating that we should never fear, instead we should be confident in You! Help us dear God to be strong and brave in the most difficult situations.  Help us to realize You will always be there for us, even when we face our deepest darkest enemies. We will look to Your answer and Your solution to the situations we face.  Thank You for providing a way to win the battle. Today we pray for all those who face difficult situations and circumstances in life. We pray You will shine Your light brightly to establish a path through their troubles.


November 28, 2013 8:09 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer Focus - Test Your Actions

November 28, 2013 8:09 PM by Dan

If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load. 

Gal. 6:3-5


Dear Lord, give us wisdom in knowing to focus on our own work and not comparing our work to others.  You have given each of us a mission and a purpose in life that is personal and purposeful.  When we take our eyes off that task to criticize others, we lose our own progress. Help us to keep our eyes on you and what you are directing us to do.  

November 21, 2013 11:50 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer Topic - Faith and Thanksgiving

November 21, 2013 11:50 PM by Dan

It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.  2 Corinthians 4:13-15


We desire to reach those who haven't heard the gospel Lord.  We would like to be able to share with them in a way that they understand and can have faith.  Help we Your church, to be that witness, living in faith, understanding the truth and being willing to share it.  Help our testimony to be true, that we are all sinners saved by grace, saved by Your blood, saved by Your power.  Give us a humble heart in knowing this and living it out.  Let there be many in our community giving thanks to You this Thanksgiving that have not done that in years past.

November 14, 2013 10:25 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer Focus - Nothing Can Separate Us From God

November 14, 2013 10:25 PM by Dan

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:37-39



Help us Lord in our understanding that nothing can separate us from You. For those who once accepted You and feel alone. For those who have turned away from You. For those who feel they have not accomplished enough. For those who lack faith. Let them know You are right there with them. Help them to become aware of Your presence. Help them have wonder and accept the truth that is deep within their heart. Please kindle the flame of faith in the Mid Willamette Valley as never before Lord. Bring back the prodigal, the loner, the stranger into relationship with You and Your body here in the valley.


Wake Up by All Sons and Daughters


November 7, 2013 10:31 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer Focus - Lifting Hands to God

November 7, 2013 10:31 PM by Dan

I call to you, Lord, come quickly to me;
    hear me when I call to you.
 May my prayer be set before you like incense;
    may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.  Psalm 141:1-2


We want to worship You Lord with our heart, mind, soul and strength.  We raise hands in strength to You, praising You.  We pray with our heart using our mind stirring our soul.  Hear our prayer this day dear Lord.

October 31, 2013 11:14 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer Focus - Answer to Prayer

October 31, 2013 11:14 PM by Dan

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. Acts 16:25-26


Thank you for Your answer to prayer that day for Paul and Silas.  We ask specific things today in peace knowing you understand our position in life.  Whether we are prisoners or free, weak or strong, tired or fired up.  You know us and know the situation we are in.  We believe You will answer our prayers today.



October 24, 2013 10:43 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Hands and Feet

October 24, 2013 10:43 PM by Dan

"Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet.  Luke 24:39-40


Belief has hands and feet.  Reality is touchable, seeable, able to be experienced.  Lord Jesus, help us to experience You in our lives.  Take us away from seeing ghosts to seeing You.  Let our eyes and ears be opened to Your presence all around us.  Give us an understanding of the power of Your Holy Spirit.  Take away the doubts and questions and give us the arrival of a Pentecost.  We pray for the outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit on the Church today.

October 17, 2013 10:48 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer Focus - God's Love... Read Slowly

October 17, 2013 10:48 PM by Dan

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.   John 3:16


We have heard, read and seen this scripture so many times... Dear Lord, don't let the truth and the intensity of it evade us. Please dear God, help us ponder it, meditate on it, live it.  We are so thankful to You dear Lord.  We will continue to raise thankful hands in prayer and praise.  You have made a way for us in the vast endless sea of this universe.  You have given us hope and a future and a promise.  We believe in You.

October 10, 2013 9:36 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer Focus - The Fullness of God

October 10, 2013 9:36 PM by Dan


For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.     Eph. 3:14-19


Dear Jesus, Your word tells us here that love surpasses knowledge.  Help us to be open to Your love so that we can live in Your fullness.  Give Your Church here in the Willamette Valley - Power.  Help us, show us, teach us how to be established in Your love.


September 19, 2013 11:09 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: With You Always

September 19, 2013 11:09 PM by Dan

...and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age.” Amen.  Matt.28:20

    Dear Lord, we thank You for Your presence here and now.  How you are the Lord of the past, present and future.   We thank You for Your desire to be with us and Your love for us.  Help us to understand how close You are.  Give us a heart to stay in Your presence.