House of Prayer and Celebration

Mid-Willamette Valley Prayer Group (HOPC)

September 11, 2014 9:04 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Pick Up Your Cross

September 11, 2014 9:04 PM by Dan

“The Son of Man must suffer many terrible things,” he said. “He will be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He will be killed, but on the third day he will be raised from the dead.” Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed? If anyone is ashamed of me and my message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels. I tell you the truth, some standing here right now will not die before they see the Kingdom of God.”   Luke 9:22-27


Lord, You gave us faith for a purpose, a goal. I pray today that we Your people would take Your words seriously and not squander the time Your have blessed us with on worthless things. We idolize so many foolish things in our lives. Forgive us Lord. Show us what is worthless that can be tossed. Give us a pure heart that is desiring You more than anything else in this world. Help us to see our personal goals in this life, like You faced the cross, help us to live out the walk that is before us.

January 31, 2014 6:40 AM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Praying for One Another

January 31, 2014 6:40 AM by Dan

We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers; constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father knowing, brethren beloved by God, His choice of you.  1 Thessalonians 1:1-4


Lord we love Your presence. We know You are with us and hear our requests. Thank you. Today we draw our hearts and minds to those who are near to us. Those we have witnessed to, shared our lives with and cared for. We ask Your abundant blessings on them dear Lord. You have taught us to love them and continue to teach us Your incredible love. Help us to continue to share our lives with them and be a blessing. Thank you for those You have brought into our lives.

January 2, 2014 11:06 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: A Fearless Life

January 2, 2014 11:06 PM by Dan

God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love.  1 John 4:17-18


We ask You this day dear Lord to teach us more of Your love. Help us to be more earnest, more sure, about our walk as believers. Let our purpose with each sentence we speak, be about who You are. Let us learn Your kindness and love. Release us from fear as we trust Your love for us more and more each day. Let us live a fearless life in fearless trust of You.




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 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 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.


August 15, 2013 11:21 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer: Do Not Worry

August 15, 2013 11:21 PM by Dan

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.  Matt. 6:31-34


Dear Lord forgive us.  So often we worry about things that we can not do anything about.  So often we look to our own resources rather than yours.  We know that you are the supplier of all good things.  We know that you will care for us regardless how things appear.  Help us to trust in you and to rely in you like never before.  Help us to seek you each day, all the day long, seeing your blessing with us.  Help us to be aware of your presence even when things look like they are failing.  Thank you for your care and concern for us Lord.

August 1, 2013 10:00 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer - The Right Stuff

August 1, 2013 10:00 PM by Dan

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.  Colossians 3:12-17


Dear Lord, help us to understand what this scripture really means to us individually.  Let us walk out our life like You did.  A living sacrifice.  Willing to live only for the Father by understanding Your love.  Help us to keep love, right agape love, at the forefront of our thinking.  Help our self-will to be dead.  Help our hearts and minds to be set on You and what You want for us in our lives.  We know Your plans are good plans and You desire for us walk in those plans.  Help us not to get side-tracked or caught up in unimportant matters. Help us to keep our relationship and love for You the most important thing in our lives. 



July 11, 2013 10:14 PM
by Dan

Friday Prayer - Our Hope is in You

July 11, 2013 10:14 PM by Dan

Your hands made me and formed me;
give me understanding to learn your commands.
May those who fear you rejoice when they see me,
for I have put my hope in your word.
I know, Lord, that your laws are righteous,
and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
May your unfailing love be my comfort,
according to your promise to your servant.
Let your compassion come to me that I may live,
for your law is my delight.  Psalm 119:73-77

Lord we cannot survive a minute without You. Each day that passes is a miracle of incredible proportion, but we spend our lives so limited when we do not walk with You in the day. Help us to understand and experience You more each day dear Lord. Help us to understand Your word more each day. What it really means for us personally. Give us a vision and heart for the future and help us to walk it out with You.

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.