House of Prayer and Celebration

Mid-Willamette Valley Prayer Group (HOPC)

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.

April 16, 2015 9:48 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Wisdom

April 16, 2015 9:48 PM by Dan

Wisdom has built her house;    she has set up its seven pillars.
She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table.
She has sent out her servants, and she calls from the highest point of the city,
“Let all who are simple come to my house!” To those who have no sense she says,
“Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed.
Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight.”   Proverbs 9:1-6


Today we pray for those who we know who have walked away from You Lord.  Our neighbors, our friends, our family. Those who have lost sight of Your wisdom and replaced it with a temporary fulfilment, a temporary life with no vision of the eternal, no understanding of the creator.  Help them Lord. We also pray for the church to be strengthen in our resolve to live for your to follow You, to live in Your light. To live in wisdom.

April 9, 2015 9:57 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Allies

April 9, 2015 9:57 PM by Dan

“Master,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us.”

 “Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.” Luke 9:49

Lord, help Your church understand Your way with others who are not like us.  Give us a heart of compassion for them, a willingness to support and encourage them rather than belittling and assaulting them. Let us be kind to those who we do not see eye to eye with. To those who we are uncomfortable with who seem to not be completely walking with you.  Give us Your wisdom in these things for the sake of the church in Albany and Oregon.

April 3, 2015 12:27 AM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: We are Healed

April 3, 2015 12:27 AM by Dan

“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24

Today we remember Your great sacrifice for us Lord. Thank you.

March 26, 2015 10:57 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Protection

March 26, 2015 10:57 PM by Dan

Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart. May the foot of the proud not come against me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.

Psalm 36:10-11


Lord, we put our trust in You. We pray for protection for our churches, homes and families. May your hand guard and cover our lives and the lives of our loved ones, friends and neighbors. We ask for your protection of our town Albany. Please give insight to those who are in positions of authority to do what is best for the people of this city. To keep it safe and to build a future. Thank you for our home.

March 19, 2015 10:45 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: With Us

March 19, 2015 10:45 PM by Dan

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”  Matt. 18:19-20


Lord, Your promise to us is encouraging. It doesn't take many. It takes agreement of two or more in prayer to You. And You hear and dwell with those in prayer. Thank you for your promise.  Thank you for your presence.

March 12, 2015 11:18 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Strengthen Us

March 12, 2015 11:18 PM by Dan

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
    let me never be put to shame;
    deliver me in your righteousness.
Turn your ear to me,
    come quickly to my rescue;
be my rock of refuge,
    a strong fortress to save me.
Since you are my rock and my fortress,
    for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
Keep me free from the trap that is set for me,
    for you are my refuge.
Into your hands I commit my spirit;
    deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.

                                                                        Psalm 31:1-5


Dear Lord we come to you in need for rescue, in need for restoration, strength, grace, direction, vision and hope. How many needs can we share with you dear God. And You hear them all. Strengthen us. Lead us not into temptation. Deliver us from evil.  Make our paths straight. Today we pray for all who are hurting and fearful, that they would find comfort in you.

March 5, 2015 10:35 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Wisdom From God

March 5, 2015 10:35 PM by Dan

Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 1 Corinthians 26-30


Today we pray for a clearer understanding of God's purposes for our local church. Through our humility and caring for others, in living our lives for Christ, may we individually fulfill His plan for our lives. We pray for wisdom from God, understanding from God, and strength through his righteousness, holiness and redemptive power. Please revive and strengthen Your church in Albany King Jesus.

February 26, 2015 10:12 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Know and Rely on God's love

February 26, 2015 10:12 PM by Dan

If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:15-18


Lord, so often I don't rely on Your love for me.  I think that my life is about my own ability and not Yours through me.  Help us to remember You are always here with us, wanting to be put to work to instruct, direct and assist us with our day. Help us to use Your Word and Your Spirit to guide our day and see it through to success.  Help us to love like You did.  Thank your Lord.