House of Prayer and Celebration

Mid-Willamette Valley Prayer Group (HOPC)

October 9, 2016 11:17 PM
by Diane

Sacrifice

October 9, 2016 11:17 PM by Diane

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1.

 

Dear God, In our culture this verse can seem unreasonable. Being a living sacrifice means giving of ourselves, wanting what You want, and being obedient to Your leading and Word each day of our lives. This seems a little over the top, maybe even radical. What about what we want and the plans we have for our lives? Forgive us Lord for our selfish and rebellious ways. When we look at You and see all you gave for us, how can we do anything other than live for you each and every day. You gave Your life for us while we were yet sinners and gave us the gift of forgiveness and abundant life forever. Help us daily to put down our will and bend to Yours. We can trust that You always want what is best for us. Amen. 

July 12, 2016 11:05 PM
by Diane

Pray to Our God

July 12, 2016 11:05 PM by Diane

Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for to You I will pray. Psalm 5:1-2.

Dear Lord, Only to You will we lift up our prayers. You are the one true God and the center of our worship and adoration. Thank you for allowing us to communicate in this way. You are not far off and indifferent as some think. You listen, understand, care, and know what is best for us in all circumstances.  Let us never take You and prayer for granted. Help us to pray without ceasing. Amen.

June 12, 2016 12:21 AM
by Diane

Keep Asking

June 12, 2016 12:21 AM by Diane

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. Matthew 7: 7-8.

Dear God, You want us to come to You no matter what the situation may be. We can come to You 24/7. You are always available and never take a vacation. We can ask for help regarding a situation or a need. We are not to be independent or hesitant. If we are seeking wisdom or understanding You are an expert on everything. If a door seems closed and we cannot enter, You will make a way through. What an awesome God we serve. Help us to humbly come before You and not hold back no matter what we are facing. Lord, we lift up grateful hearts in praise and adoration. Amen.

May 26, 2016 9:26 PM
by Diane

Friday Prayer: Safety

May 26, 2016 9:26 PM by Diane

I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8.

Dear God, When we read the paper or look at news on the internet, it can seem as if our world is spinning out of control. We can get upset, anxious, angry or depressed. However, You taught us to keep our focus on You. We read the end of the Bible and we know that You win. We trust You Lord to take care of us and the world around us. It will not always be easy but we know Who we serve. Thank you that You are always awake and faithful to Your promises. Therefore, we can lie down in the peace that passes understanding and sleep. Amen.

May 23, 2016 8:32 PM
by Diane

Temptation

May 23, 2016 8:32 PM by Diane

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. I Corinthians 10:13

Dear God, this can be considered a hard verse because it does not promise an easy path. It indicates that we will have temptations. Thank you that it also comes with a promise! You promise that there will be a way out or through the temptation safely.  Help us to stay alert. Temptations can look so inviting at first but quickly turn into quicksand. We want to be quick to recognize anything that leads us away from you and immediately look for that way out. Our help may be through prayer, it may be through the supportive help of a fellow believer. Whatever shape our escape may take, we want to see it and use it quickly. Thank you for your promise. Amen.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

May 14, 2016 12:04 PM
by Diane

How We Should Live

May 14, 2016 12:04 PM by Diane

Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; Romans 12:10-12.

Dear God, How clearly You tell us how we are to live. Forgive us when we fall so short. Help us to be focused on You and filled with the fruits of the Holy Spirit so we can be live out the Romans 12:10-12 verses. Thank you for so great a salvation through Jesus that allows us to be living sacrifices and adopted sons and daughters. All honor, praise, and glory be to You now and forever. Amen.

May 5, 2016 8:35 AM
by Diane

National Day of Prayer

May 5, 2016 8:35 AM by Diane

National Day of Prayer Theme: Wake Up America

National Day of Prayer Verse: Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Isaiah 58:1a

Dear God,  On this, The National Day of Prayer, we humbly lift our voices with other people across our land on behalf of our nation. We thank You for the blessing You have faithfully poured out on our country. Forgive us for the times we have not made you first in our lives and when we have ignored or missed opportunities to share You with others. We have pushed You out of our thoughts and culture. We lift repentant hearts and recommit ourselves to live for You first and foremost. Thank you for Your promise to hear our prayers when we cry out to you and heal our land. Please renew and restore us individually and collectively. We give You all our praise, glory, and honor. Amen.

 

 

April 27, 2016 11:43 AM
by Diane

Shelter in the Storms

April 27, 2016 11:43 AM by Diane

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Dear God, This prayer echoes down to us from the turbulent times of Paul in Rome. Then, like now, Christians were persecuted and put to death. Yet, Paul's words point us to a life of joy, peace and hope based on the good news of our risen Savior. Our media and circumstances can give us anxiety and fear. The difficult issues the world faces can lead to hopelessness. However, thanks be to God, through Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit, we can rise above the worldly storms into the good things of God. Thank you Lord that this is more than a good idea; it is our reality when we place our hope in You. Amen.

April 19, 2016 8:35 PM
by Diane

God's Love and Mercy

April 19, 2016 8:35 PM by Diane

But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us, abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior. Titus 3: 4-6.


Dear Jesus, Thank you for being our Savior. We cannot earn our way to You or follow laws and rules that lead us to Your door. We cannot buy or bribe our way into Your heaven. We must give up our striving and humbly accept Your priceless gift of salvation. You regenerate, and renew us. You take us from darkness into Your precious light. Lord, we say yes to You. We lift up eternally grateful hearts. Amen.

 

 

April 5, 2016 2:53 PM
by Diane

God is Able

April 5, 2016 2:53 PM by Diane

But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. I Corinthians 2:9.

Dear God, As we bring our prayers and concerns to You, our lack of trust in Your love and goodness can become apparent. We pray and plead as if You might be surprised about our concerns and unaware of the circumstances. Help us to come to you from a position of trust and obedience. Our needs are real but You are our ever present, all powerful, loving Father. Help us to express our needs through a filter of love and hope knowing that You are aware of each of us and know us better than we know ourselves.  Also, help us to remember that Your plans are so far above anything that we can think about or imagine. You are the God of the impossible. How we love and praise You. Amen