Morning Prayer Summary for Monday, October 15, 2018


Thank You for Your presence, Father
Thank You that there is a hiding place in You, that You hide us and we can hide in You
Yes, Lord, You go with us, and You will never leave us or forsake us
Thank You that we are carriers of Your presence
Let that be more and more a truth and a reality in the church of the Living God
Every member and every part from the least to the greatest, craving more of Your presence today!
You are so marvelous, and we are so blessed to be called Your sons and daughters
Yes, we are filled with the same spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead!
Thank You for causing us to will and to do of Your good pleasure
Thank You that we can freely meet in this place and in this nation
It is such an honor and such a privilege, Father
We thank You that You are with us, and moving and thinking through us


The following article is taken from Herald of His Coming Publications:

Prayer and the Coming Kingdom
By Dave Butts

God is calling His church to prayer as a way of preparing for the soon return of His Son. In a very real sense, it is a John the Baptist calling… prepare the way for the Lord!

In most cases, God does nothing on earth relating to humans apart from prayer. When God is preparing to do something, He stirs up His people to pray. That was the case when He sent His Son into the world 2,000 years ago. He had two elderly intercessors, Anna and Simeon, who were passionately praying for the coming Messiah. We have every reason to believe that He is doing the same today.

If that is the case, then there is nothing more important for the church today than to learn to step into her role as a praying church. Prayer can no longer be seen as a side issue, just for the super spiritual. It is at the heart of what God is desiring to do in the world today. Spirit-led prayer will center around three concepts: revival praying, evangelistic praying, and watchmen praying.

Revival Praying

God is calling His people to wake up! “Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you” (Eph. 5:14). Revival is a time when a sleeping church wakes up and begins to experience the presence of Christ in a fresh, new way. There is no doubt of the desperate need for revival or spiritual awakening in the church today. Any student of revival will tell you that God always sets His people to prayer in anticipation of an awakening.

For decades, there have been those in the United States, and many other nations, who have had the foresight both to see the need for revival and to begin laying the foundation of prayer for a fresh move of God. That movement of prayer is intensifying as more and more believers are beginning to see the desperate needs of our nation and world and are understanding that only God can meet those needs. Ministries are springing up to build an increasing cry for revival in our day. Many are crying out as C. H. Spurgeon did, “Oh! Men and brethren, what would this heart feel if I could but believe that there were some among you who would go home and pray for a revival – men whose faith is large enough, and their love fiery enough, to lead them from this moment to exercise unceasing intercessions that God would appear among us and do wondrous things here, as in the times of former generations.”

Revival praying is more than just asking for revival as a part of a long list of things you want from God. It involves positioning yourself before the Lord in humility and repentance. This is a prayer that recognizes your own role in the sad condition of the church and society and cries out for forgiveness. It is a prayer of desperation that believes the Lord’s intervention is our only hope. Revival praying prepares the way for the Holy Spirit to come in transformative power.

One of the great struggles in revival praying is the amount of faith required to continue steadfast in prayer. This is not a three-step plan to change the world in three weeks or less. It is a determination to pray until you see God move or you die in the effort. It is John Knox crying out, “Give me Scotland or I die!” It is a faith effort that prays regardless of what you see happening around you. It is a commitment to pray until you see fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Habakkuk, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea” (Hab. 2:14). John Piper said, “History testifies to the power of prayer as the prelude to spiritual awakening and missions advance.”

Evangelistic Praying

The second area of prayer that marks the end-time church is evangelistic prayer. One of the clearest indicators of the soon return of Jesus is the progress of the Gospel. Jesus said in Matthew 24:14, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

Martin Lloyd-Jones powerfully phrased it this way, “The main reason we should be praying about revival is that we are anxious to see God’s name vindicated and His glory manifested. We should be anxious to see something happening that will arrest the nations, all the peoples, and cause them to stop and think again.”

In our day, where the church is praying the most, it is growing the most. Prayer is fueling evangelism in amazing ways. Several years ago, my wife, Kim, and I had the opportunity to visit Indonesia for the World Prayer Assembly. It seems like a strange place for a Christian prayer gathering. Indonesia has a larger Muslim population than any other nation. But the church there is growing rapidly, being fueled by hundreds of day and night prayer centers. Indonesian believers are coming together to pray in extraordinary ways and God is responding to their prayers.

God is calling the church to pray to the Lord of the Harvest for workers in the harvest fields of the earth. In Matthew 13:39, Jesus said, “The harvest is the end of the age.” The Lord is using all available means to bring in all who are being called to Him. Our job is to pray and share, that the Lord’s Body would include everyone who will respond to the message of Christ. Andrew Murray once said, “The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history.”

Watchmen Praying

The third area of prayer is watchmen praying. In Old Testament culture, watchmen/guards were placed around communities for protection and to warn of danger. In Isaiah 62:6-7, God pulls together prayer and the watchmen concept for us and literally establishes this as a way of prayer. “I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give Him no rest till He establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.”

The great need for a praying church today is for those who will stand on the walls of their communities and nations to watch and pray. Watchmen pay close attention to what is happening in the world around them and, at the same time, are careful to see what is happening in the Spirit. Watchmen are asking the Lord to step into situations to bring about His will and purposes. Watchmen also sound the alarm to others, that a unified movement of praying Christians can be mobilized in times of crisis.

One of the characteristics of watchmen praying, according to Isaiah, is “day and night” praying. “Never be silent day or night” demonstrates the seriousness of what it means to be a watchman. The Global Day of Prayer has established ten days and nights of continual prayer leading up to Pentecost. That is a picture of watchmen praying.

Throughout the years, Jesus Christ has stirred His people to this kind of powerful intercession and worship. The Moravians in the early 1700s were a prime example of day and night prayer. They established a 24/7 prayer meeting that lasted non-stop for more than 100 years! It resulted in a powerful missions movement.

Missionary pioneer Hudson Taylor understood this type of passionate prayer: “Since the days of Pentecost, has the whole church ever put aside other work and waited upon Him for ten days, that the Spirit’s power might be manifested? We give too much attention to method and machinery and resources, and too little to the source of power.”

In our time, day and night prayer is again becoming a mark of a praying church…. God is clearly calling His people back to extraordinary prayer. We are once again hearing Jesus say to us, “Could you men not keep watch with Me [and pray] for one hour?” (Matt. 26:40).

For many reading this, the idea of day and night praying seems like a fantasy. My challenge to you is to not look to your circumstances, but to the vision of what God is desiring to do in us and through us. God does not despise the day of small things (Zech. 4:10). Do not quit. Stretch your faith.

Whether we are involved in day and night prayer, or praying for revival and world evangelization, our purpose is to agree with the teaching of Jesus that His kingdom would come and His will would be done…on earth as it is in heaven. The kingdom that Jesus declared was not of this world, is still intended to impact this world as no other kingdom ever has or will. The frontline of the advance of Christ’s kingdom is a praying church!

Continued Praying…

Father, You are so gracious, good and kind to us
We know that apart from You we can do nothing!
All of our hope and our trust is in You, Lord
Our strength is in You, and in You alone!
The same spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, lives on the inside of us
You by Your mighty hand would continue to stir and to call the church to arise!
Awaken the church to come up to a greater degree, and a greater level!
We yield ourselves to more and more of You, Father
Yes, Father we will make our requests known to You!
Calling that we would be apprehended for what we have been apprehended for!
Even the little ones, would be instructed in this realm of prayer!
Grant unto them boldness and courage to come to Your throne of grace
They will obtain mercy, grace and help in time of need!
Father, we are looking for an increase in prayer in these last days
You are causing us to will and to do of Your good pleasure, Lord
Help us to be more sensitive to Your Spirit, and to Your Word
Father, You are taking a hold with us against, against anything that would be in our way
You are awakening the church to pray concerning the harvest!
Yes, we are looking to finish the work that You have set before us, Father
Give us a clear vision, and open our eyes to see the truth of your Word!
You have called us one by one to know the call and plan of God upon our lives
Yes, You have given us everything we need to fulfill that call and plan!
We are secure in Your love, Lord
Calling in the harvest of souls in these last days
No, we will not neglect the fact that we have been called the hands and feet of Jesus
Thank You that You have called us to live in such a time as this
It is harvest time, it harvest time!
We are calling for more and more utterance in the Holy Ghost
Yes, we will speak and declare the goodness of God
No, we have not been called to be behind in any way, but we have been called ahead!
You are working in a new and in a supernatural way, Father
We hear the voice of the good shepherd and no other voice will we follow!
Father, we lift up the mid-term elections and we pray over every detail regarding them
By Your mercy and by Your grace, You are shaking us as believers to awaken!
Awaken us to our privilege of being a part of the governmental process in the United States
No, we will not abdicate our responsibility but we take that responsibility seriously!
No, the church will not be ignorant concerning their place in political affairs of this nation
You are speaking to fivefold ministry gifts, that they would know that they have been called by You
We are moving more and more to the rightness and the righteousness of God
Yes, You are raising up a mighty army of believers, Father
Calling for divine intervention of and by Your Spirit, oh God
We pray and we touch every state in the United States of America
That we would be one nation, under God, indivisible!
We call this nation indivisible in Jesus’ name!
Declaring that there will be a great turnout of Your people
Believers are turning out, and making their vote count in Jesus’ name!
Every believer is arising and taking their place of authority in Christ Jesus
Let us not operate in fear, but we will operate out of love, Father!
We plead the blood of Jesus over President Trump, his family, and his cabinet members
Declaring that no weapon formed against them shall or will prosper in Jesus’ name!
No lies, no deception, no deceiving spirits, and no plot of the enemy shall come near them
We loose angels and ministering spirit to go and work on their behalf
Surround, guard, guide and protect them, Father
Grant wisdom from the highest kingdom unto our President
We believe that You are granting President Trump wisdom
Father, we call for stability in his administration
Calling for those that will flow with Your plans and purposes, we call them into place!
Continually surround him with godly men and women who impart wise counsel to him
We plead the blood of Jesus over the Bible study that takes place in the White House
Strengthen them of and by Your Spirit, oh God
Let Your Word continue to have free course in the White House
The White House is being washed in the blood of Jesus, and washed in Your Word!
We will continue to march forward to the purpose and plan that is set before us
Pleading the blood of Jesus over every electoral place and voting machine
We speak peace over each and every one of them!
Declaring for peace and grace to be over America!
We forbid anarchy to arise in this nation!
Father, we pray that You would strengthen every governmental leader
That they would stand and resist anarchy in the name of Jesus
Greater and greater strength, greater and greater light, participation, oh God
Greater collaboration and cooperation in the church of the living God
Yes, the church is stepping into the mainstream of society and making herself visible!
We plead the blood of Jesus over the school system in the United States of America
Covering the college campuses with the precious blood of Jesus
No, we will not go that way, but we will go more and more in the right way!
We stand on Your Word, and we believe for a change in the media
You are raising up men and women that have a voice
Men and women that are called, anointed, and appointed for such a time as this!
Yes, they will stand up for what is right and what is true
No, we will not compromise in any way!
We bind the spirit of deception in the name of Jesus!
Thank You that You will never leave us nor forsake us
You have provided us with everything we need to be conquerors in this life!

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