House of Prayer and Celebration

Mid-Willamette Valley Prayer Group (HOPC)

July 14, 2016 10:03 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Radical Life Change

July 14, 2016 10:03 PM by Dan

You didn’t think, did you, that just by pointing your finger at others you would distract God from seeing all your misdoings and from coming down on you hard? Or did you think that because he’s such a nice God, he’d let you off the hook? Better think this one through from the beginning. God is kind, but he’s not soft. In kindness he takes us firmly by the hand and leads us into a radical life-change

                                                                                                                                 Romans 2:3-4

 

Lord, I pray today that I would become more transparent. That I would be able confess my sins and repent and get closer to You than ever before. That I would give up pointing fingers. That I would hear Your voice through reading the scriptures and understand that You are calling me to a life of love, kindness, goodness, gentleness and faithfulness.  We praise You today for Your goodness to us as a Father. That You are willing to discipline Your children.  Help us to hear Your voice Lord.  Help us to truly continue to have a radical life-change. Let us not be satisfied with yesterday. Help us to look forward to the new changes You are making in us, the new things that you are teaching us.

July 7, 2016 9:51 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Public Prayer

July 7, 2016 9:51 PM by Dan

When our days there were ended, we left and started on our journey, while they all, with wives and children,escorted us until we were out of the city. After kneeling down on the beach and praying, we said farewell to one another. Then we went on board the ship, and they returned home again.                                                                               Acts 21:5-6

 

We are thankful Lord for your Word. Paul's journeys in Acts demonstrate a love for others and a love for You. Even as a group in the great outdoors, they knelt together on the beach and prayed. Help us to have strength in the demonstration of our belief in You dear Lord. Give us courage and strength in character to live out what we believe. We pray for our Willamette Valley and those who work directly with large portions of the public. Help them to be a continual witness of Your love and truth. Help them to be courageous to thoroughly demonstrate their faith in loving others and loving You in their outfacing position of public service.

June 30, 2016 10:10 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Forgiveness

June 30, 2016 10:10 PM by Dan

For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.”  Luke 7:47

 
Thank you for your forgiveness. We sing and dance and take pure joy in the freedom You have given us. We are free from the chains of sin and shame. We are no longer fearful as we have given our lives into Your protection and Your peace.  Today we pray for those who are bound by unrepentant hearts. We pray for their freedom, their willingness to confess their sin to you and change their ways.

June 16, 2016 10:18 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: The Strength of My Heart

June 16, 2016 10:18 PM by Dan

Whom have I in heaven but You?
And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. For, behold, those who are far from You will perish; You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You. But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord God my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.

                                                                           Psalm 73:25-28

 

Lord, you love us through the hard times. You are there to care for all who call on You. For those who cry out. And in Your answer, You have developed a strength and an assurance and a confidence within us.  You have strengthened our hearts and we are so thankful. Help us to rely on You more and more, each and every day of our lives. Give us vision and understanding of Your working within us. You are our refuge, our shelter. Help us to break away from the things that confine us and let us walk in freedom with You.

June 9, 2016 9:58 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: No Law Required

June 9, 2016 9:58 PM by Dan

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.                                                                                         Galatians 5:22-23

 

Thank you for the truth of the Bible dear Lord. The fruit of the Spirit brings such absolute perfect order that there is no need for law when the Spirit is present. We want to live in this way Lord Jesus. Help our families, neighborhoods, cities and state to draw close to the Spirit of God. Thank you for being available to us dear Spirit. Guide and direct our lives.  Bring Your perfect peace.

June 2, 2016 10:50 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Righteous Be Glad

June 2, 2016 10:50 PM by Dan

But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God;
Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts,
Whose name is the Lord, and exult before Him.

father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.
God makes a home for the lonely;
He leads out the prisoners into prosperity,
Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

                                            Psalm 68:3-6

 

Lord, Your love for us are told by David in the Psalms over and over. You teach us to choose righteousness and not rebellion. And in doing this we see your favor, even prisoners are led out into prosperity.  Thank you for your love for us Lord. Thank you for caring for and hearing the prayer of the widow and the orphan. For hearing the prayer of the saint and the repentant sinner.  Help us to write songs that honor You dear Lord.

May 19, 2016 9:33 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Strength Beyond What We Can Imagine

May 19, 2016 9:33 PM by Dan

“Sing, barren woman, who has never had a baby. Fill the air with song, you who’ve never experienced childbirth! You’re ending up with far more children than all those childbearing women.” God says so! “Clear lots of ground for your tents! Make your tents large. Spread out! Think big! Use plenty of rope, drive the tent pegs deep. You’re going to need lots of elbow room for your growing family. You’re going to take over whole nations; you’re going to resettle abandoned cities. Don’t be afraid —you’re not going to be embarrassed. Don’t hold back—you’re not going to come up short. You’ll forget all about the humiliations of your youth, and the indignities of being a widow will fade from memory. For your Maker is your bridegroom, his name, God-of-the-Angel-Armies! Your Redeemer is The Holy of Israel, known as God of the whole earth. You were like an abandoned wife, devastated with grief, and God welcomed you back, Like a woman married young and then left,” says your God.

                                                                  Isaiah 54:1-6 (The Message)

 

We sometime fear and we sometimes hold back our witness to others dear Lord. Forgive us. Help us to understand how much you are for us. Help us to get beyond the failures of the past and our fears about the future. When we live in You, You become our future and we can only see value in the places where we met with You in the past. Help us to walk in Your will and in Your power strong and sure and focused on the truth of what You are doing in our lives and the lives of those that we come across in our day to day life.  

May 12, 2016 10:53 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Make Music From Your Heart

May 12, 2016 10:53 PM by Dan

My heart, O God, is steadfast,
    my heart is steadfast;
    I will sing and make music.


Awake, my soul!
    Awake, harp and lyre!
    I will awaken the dawn.

I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.
For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
    your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

                                                        Psalm 57:7-11

 

Praise You God. We praise you today in song, in speech, in walking, in talking, in sharing, in smiling, in shining. Everyday. All the day long. Teach us to make music with our heart, with our being, with our purpose. Let our light shine brighter than it did yesterday. Let our song be stronger than it was yesterday. Thank you for blessing us with Your presence dear Lord. Let Your glory be over all this earth.

May 5, 2016 10:24 PM
by Dan

Friday: You Know Him

May 5, 2016 10:24 PM by Dan

“If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you 

John 14:15-17

 

Lord we know you, but do we keep your commands? Help us to do your work. To love God with our whole, heart, mind and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Give us wisdom in the small, simple things. Our countenance, our kindness, our willingness to live for you in all that we do.

April 28, 2016 9:43 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Clean Hearts

April 28, 2016 9:43 PM by Dan

Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence
    or take your Holy Spirit from me.
 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
    so that sinners will turn back to you. 

Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
    you who are God my Savior,
    and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
Open my lips, Lord,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.        Psalm 51:10-15

 

Let our hearts be drawn to repentance and deliverance from every evil that encumbers us and those around us. Lord be our guide and our path in life. Help us to teach others your ways so that our city, state and country will become strong. Let our knowledge of you and your excellent ways spread to others and may it multiple. Save now Lord, here in this city, in our neighborhoods and homes. May we sing praises to You of Your great love for us.