In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there. Mark 1:35 (NASB)
Greetings brothers, as you see in the verse above, Jesus set the example of getting up early to seek the face of our Heavenly Father. Therefore, in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we will have corporate prayer via the phone every Sunday morning starting at 6:30 am. Each call will last about 30 minutes.
The corporate prayer call information is shown below. Please dial-in around 6:25 am if possible.
Corporate prayer call dial-in number: (641) 715-3200
Access code: 860978#
We have provided several of the prayers we will be praying at the website link shown below. You will be able to download these prayers to pray along with us. If you are not able to join us, we do encourage you to download the prayer titled "Resisting the Enemy" and begin praying this prayer over you and your family.
Here is the link to the website mentioned above: Praying the Word of God! We pray that you can join us as we pray the Word of God.
Please send us an email to let us know if you can join us or send us words of encouragement at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We also invite you to send your prayer requests to: email@example.com
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV)
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. I John 5:14-15 (NKJV)
And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive. Matthew 21:22 (NKJV)
And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. John 14:13-14 (NKJV)
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 (NKJV)
God wants us - men - to develop a Christ-centered prayer life versus a crisis-centered prayer moment.
A Christ-centered prayer life is having consistent communion with God. It is a prayer life that seeks God's will for everything in every day living. It is the habit of prayer regardless of the situation. It is a confidence so strong that you know God will answer according to His divine will and purpose. Yes, there may be times of crisis in which a person’s prayer life may be more intensified, but it is the habit of prayer that leads the person to make more time for prayer and bring them the peace of God the Father that surpasses all understanding. This is a Christ-centered prayer life.
A crisis-centered prayer moment is when a person goes to God wanting Him to fix a situation the way they want Him to. They don’t seek His will in prayer during the crisis and they want themselves to be glorified instead of God. These crisis-centered prayer times are never about God, they are about the person and what the person wants God to do, if He can. A crisis-centered prayer is thrown up as a last ditch option because nothing else changed the crisis.
Psalm 5:3 AKJV
My voice shall you hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer to you, and will look up.
Psalm 6:9 AKJV
The LORD has heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.
James 5:16 AKJV
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.