Prayer Summary for April 28

Pastor Ray shared…

A recent headline in the Paris news stated that an Islamist extremist with an arsenal of loaded guns was only prevented from opening fire on Sunday morning churchgoers because he accidentally shot himself in the leg. His plan was thwarted because of prayer.

It’s a Bible kind of thing. We were kind of laughing at that in a way because the plan was to attack a church but somebody had been praying and connected to the Lord. When you get that picture… his plan was to shoot people in a church and he ends up “Bang” shooting himself. It’s a Bible kind of thing!

Annie shared…

I don’t really watch the news but I will follow headlines on my phone and the Holy Ghost has a way of making things jump out at me. I will see something in the Spirit sometimes. Where there will be some little tiny story and it’s about the PLO or Hamas… anyway it might be that an explosion goes off in an apartment where people are preparing weapons to use for terrorism, typically against the Jewish people. They find out that the people accidentally blew themselves up. It’s not funny but it is funny that the Devil is thwarted in that way. And a scripture in Proverbs came to my mind. It says the righteous are delivered out of trouble and the wicked get into it instead. That’s a good one to stand on.

I mean we don’t want them to get in trouble except if they need to get in trouble to stop troubling the work of God. Amen.

Pastor Ray shared…

Remember Elymas in the book of Acts? He was attempting to make the straightway crooked. That was his plan. That’s the Devil’s plan. Things that have been made straight… we get the plan from the Lord. He’s working on our behalf and the Devil is working to thwart it. But he’s been thwarted by the blood, and it’s up to us, of course, to take the authority we have been given.


Thank You, Father, for the gift of the Holy Spirit
Enabling us to pray out Your plans
We are called to pray, stay connected, and move as You direct us
Holy Spirit, we welcome Your gracious presence
We hunger and thirst for more of You – yielded to You alone
Pleading the blood over the country of Napal and over the ones You have called there
Over the military and leadership—help from every part of the world
Supernatural help from heaven strengthening everyone in that country
Resources being supplied – more and more help in Jesus’ name
Decisions and plans covered in the blood

The following excerpt was taken from Spiritual Hunger and other Sermons by John G. Lake


“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled” (Matt. 5:6). Hunger can be a good thing. It is the greatest persuader I know of. It is a marvelous power. Nations have learned that you can do almost anything with a populace until they get hungry. But when they get hungry, watch out. There is a certain spirit of desperation that accompanies hunger.

I wish we all had it spiritually. I wish we were desperately hungry for God. Wouldn’t it be glorious? It would be a strange thing, if we were all desperately hungry for God, if only one or two got filled in a service.

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness.”

Righteousness is the rightness of God. The rightness of God in your spirit, the rightness of God in your soul, the rightness of God in your body, the rightness of God in your affairs, in your home, in your business, everywhere. God is an all-around God. His power operates from every side. The artists paint a halo around the head of Jesus to show that there is a radiation of glory from His person. They might just as well put it around His feet or any part of His person. It is the radiant glory of the indwelling God, radiating out through the personality. There is nothing more wonderful than the indwelling of God in the human life. The most supreme example that God ever performed was His taking possession of men. By the Holy Spirit He comes in and takes possession of those who are hungry.

“Blessed are they which do hunger.” I will guarantee to you that after the crucifixion of Jesus there were 120 mighty hungry folks at Jerusalem. If they had not been exceedingly hungry they would not have gotten so gloriously filled. It was because they were hungry that they were filled.

We are sometimes inclined to think of God as mechanical, as though God just set a date for this or that event to occur. But my opinion is that one of the works of the Holy Ghost is to prepare the hearts of men in advance by putting within them a strong hunger for that event that has been promised by God until it comes to pass.

The more I study history and prophecy, the more I am convinced that when Jesus Christ was born into the world He was born in answer to a tremendous heart-cry on the part of the world. The world needed God desperately. They wanted a manifestation of God tremendously, and Jesus Christ as Deliverer and Saviour came in answer to their soul’s cry.

Many look forward to the second coming of Jesus as though mechanically, on a certain date, when certain events come to pass, Jesus is going to appear. I do not see it that way. I believe there must be an overwhelming hunger for the Lord’s coming in the hearts of men so that a prayer such as was never prayed in the world before for Christ to come will rise to heaven. And when it rises to heaven on the part of sufficient souls, it will take Jesus Christ off the throne and bring Him down to earth.

Daniel says he was convinced by the study of the books of prophecy, especially that of Jeremiah, that the time had come when the Israelites should be delivered from their captivity in Babylon; the 70 years were fulfilled, but there was no deliverance. So he diligently set his face to pray it into being (Daniel 9).

If deliverance were going to come to pass mechanically on a certain date, there would not have been any necessity for Daniel to get that tremendous hunger in his soul, so that he fasted and prayed in sackcloth and ashes that deliverance might come. God’s purposes come to pass when our heart and mind get the real God cry, when the real God-prayer comes into our hearts and the real God-yearning gets hold of our nature. Something is going to happen then.

No matter what your soul may be coveting, if it becomes the supreme cry in your life, not the secondary matter, or the third or fourth, the fifth or tenth, but the supreme desire of your soul, the paramount issue—all the powers and energies of your spirit, soul, and body are reaching out and crying out to God for the answer—it is going to come!

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Continued praying…

Father, we purpose to stir ourselves up by praying in the Spirit
Clear decisions come to our minds as we pray in the Spirit
Thank You, Father, that they are so clear that we will not miss them.
Those that have pains in your bodies – be free in Jesus’ name
Not letting go or turning away from the Master’s plan
There is a flow – a clear way
Applying the blood over the borders of the United States of America
Over every state
To some cities we say “Peace be Still – Calm down in Jesus’ Name”
Calling the Church to “Wake Up”
Pastors – contending and declare what is true in Jesus’ name!
Miracles, signs, supernatural events coming forth – sudden turns in Jesus’ name
Strength over pastors declaring the Word everywhere – 360 degrees!
Applying the blood over governors, mayors, and all positions of leadership

Pastor Ray prayed…

We receive Your touch, Your fullness. It rearranges. It changes. You are so beautiful and precious Lord. So worthy are You. Our natural words, they just seem inadequate. We just say we love You. We love Your ways. We love everything about You. We want more of You. We are yearning. We’re hungry. We’re thirsty. Like little birds, we’ve opened our mouths. Fill us to over flowing. Fill us to overflowing – more and more and more of your presence in our lives.

Holy Spirit fall fresh, refresh, renew, reinvigorate, strengthen, make whole and reveal your ways… just Your ways, just your plans. We hold fast to your hand, we will not let go but hold fast.

Continued praying…

Father, thank You for this day
Our steps are ordered and we will be where we need to be; doing what needs to be done
We give You all the glory and honor in Jesus’ name.

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