Prayer Summary for Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Scripture focus…

Good morning. I wanted to just first go down through John 17 and especially the place where Jesus prayed for us. He prayed also for His disciples and He prayed to be glorified.

(1) After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. (2) For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. (3) Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. (4) I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. (5) And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

Jesus Prayed for His Disciples
(6) “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. (7) Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. (8) For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. (9) I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. (10) All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. (11) I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. (12) While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.

(13) “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. (14) I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. (15) My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. (16) They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. (17) Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. (18) As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. (19) For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

Jesus Prayed for All Believers
(20) “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, (21) that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. (22) I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— (23) I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

Pastor Ray commented…

That’s a big point right there. So that they may be brought to complete unity that the world will know that You sent me. How? By a unified body, that’s how I see it.

(24) “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

(25) “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. (26) I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” John 17:1–26 (NIV)

Pastor Ray commented…

I like to picture that Jesus, whatever location He was when He was praying these prayers… First of all, to be glorified and then praying over the disciples, these are all things that He prayed right before He exited. And we are the last but we are not the last. We were the last ones. He lifted us up and prayed over us. Over 2,000 years ago, Jesus looking up to heaven and praying for each one of us that mainly the world would see His love in us and they would see Him, Amen.

So, the heartfelt love of God for others, that’s the thing. Not words that we might speak to others that are not from our hearts but words that are directly out of our hearts. The heart felt prayer of a righteous man or woman, in everything that we say or pray, we want it to be directly from our hearts.


This morning our direction and attention is on You, Lord
We leave whatever is with us at those doors
Lifting You and magnify who You are in us and through us
So many answers must come but they come from You, from heaven above
Holy Spirit, thank You for Your presence in us
That if we will just wait on You, You will give us the answer, the direction, show us the things that are to come
You give us words that we didn’t even know we had
Holy instruction by Your Spirit
Thank You today that we are not just wallowing around and trying to get through
But we know that we have been set free
We are victorious in You!
In us we are nothing, in You we are everything
We can do all things in You
Thank You, Father, for that supernatural strength
Strong in You and in the power of Your might and not ours
But we’re strong because of what You did on the cross at Calvary
Thank You for the blood this morning
Every drop of that precious blood that was shed for us today
That you actually looked out over the years and centuries to lift us up in our walk today
In the things that the Father has called us to do
The plans and purposes that were pre-placed within us before the beginning of time
Those things that each one of us have—that individual holy call
Thank You for it, Lord
We humble ourselves before You
Thank You for all of our trust, help, strength, direction comes from You
For wholeness and health in every way
Every part is functioning right – no weapon formed against us can ever prosper!
But the way we were set up according to manufacturer’s specifications
That’s the way we are today!
Everything we declare to be normal: internal and external
Whole and prosperous spirit, soul, and body
We take it, we receive it by Your precious Spirit this morning
Thank You for those stripes that You took for us
We bring those things to our remembrance just like we would do when we receive the elements
The blood … what that blood did for us
The stripes that made us absolutely, now in this year 2017, whole and healthy in every way
Thank You for it, Father

Ms. Annie led us singing “You Made a Way for Me”

A Word of the Lord came forth:

For I have made a way just like I said I would. I have created your perfect way. I preplanned your steps, your direction, and directions. My Word and Words that I have spoken unto you, be it in the written Word or spoken to you by My Spirit, those things shall come to pass. They will come to pass because I said they would. And My Word is true and I am not a liar to you. So take it by faith this day that, that path or those steps or those ways have already been prepared. So, by faith, see yourself individually but see the Church together corporately in one accord walking it out day by day by day by week by week by month and by year after year after year. And you shall go places you never thought you would go and you will know things that you never thought you would know because you did not know. But I have prepared a clear, lit up, bright holy way for My body.

So My body, I speak over you and say keep up, keep moving ahead, and keep going through because I’ve made that way for you clear. It’s a clear way. My light, My glorious light is a guide and I will continually guide you in the right way. So, in Jesus’ name, by the power of the Holy Spirit, see to it that your ears, spiritual ears, are open to My Words that I am speaking to you in this season. This is a season of increase. It is not and it will never be a season of decrease for you. Because You are My children. I watch over you. I’ll take care of you. I’ve made a way for you. My plan is abundance and health in every way for you. Hallelujah. We thank You for it, Father.

Ms. Annie led us singing in the Spirit:

♪ Abide in Me, abide in Me
And when you abide in Me, I’ll abide in You
Because a vine cannot bear fruit of itself
It has to be connected

All your fruit, all your fruit comes from Me
Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow
Throughout eternity
Zoe life, Zoe life flowing from Me

If You abide in Me and My Words abide in You
You shall ask what You will and it will be done for You
So abide, so abide, just abide
Every branch that bares fruit is pruned every once and a while
That it may bring forth more

Love and joy and peace
Goodness, kindness, patience
Faithfulness and gentleness and self-control
So abide, abide, abide and let me flow
Abide, abide, abide

It’s from Me Your fruitfulness grows
I didn’t say those were works you should work out
Oh, no, no, no
Oh, no, no, no
I said they are fruits that just show up on your vine
Through My Holy Spirit you just abide
In My Holy Spirit you will just abide
And when those fruits start growing out again
Don’t be surprised
Because it’s me that abides in you ♪

The following is a prayer for our nation by Pastor Lynne Hammond:

Father, in the name of Jesus, and according to your Word, we pray for those in authority in our nation. We lift up President Donald Trump, his family, his staff and cabinet members. Let Your Word cling to them and let them not depart from your plan. Strengthen them with mighty power by your Spirit to stand against wickedness, lies and deception. Guide President Trump’s decisions; let Your light shine upon his path and show him the path of reversal for every evil way. Continually surround him with godly men and women who impart wise counsel to him. Cause the way of the wicked to be set to confusion and come to nothing. Deliver us from the traps and snares the enemy has laid for us, and let the wicked be caught in their own devises and be brought to shame.

(Father, those that dig a pit for the righteous, according to Your Word, they fall into that very pit. We thank You, Father, for an open shame! All of these devises are brought out to the open. No evil can befall our nation. This is a holy nation! This is a nation consecrated to You, Father, from the very beginning. We chose You, Father! We came to this land by Your direction and we entered into a covenant with You and this is Your Land! And we say no weapon fashioned against this Land shall prosper and any that raise their voices against us Father, they come to an open shame in Jesus’ name.)

We take authority over the plots and plans of the enemy against this nation. (This day, now, we bring before the court of the Living God, the Judge of all heaven and earth, all these plots, all these plans. We subpoena them before the highest court and we declare them to be unlawfully arrayed against this nation and they must come to nothing!)

Let prideful and lying lips be silenced in Jesus’ name. Slanderers will not be established in America. (We forbid it!) We pray for our Congress, our Supreme Court, our Military leaders! (Grant them wisdom, grant them understanding, insight and the council of God be in their ears in Jesus’ name.) and our intelligence agencies, (wisdom, discerning, pinpointing things that need to be brought to the open with accuracy and precision in Jesus’ name.)

Let the wisdom that is from above reign in this nation and be constantly speaking to our leaders. (Thank You, Father, their ears are consecrated! We thank You that they are ornaments of fine gold tuned into what You are saying and the rest is STATIC in Jesus’ name!)

We exercise the authority you have given us to tread down all the power of the enemy. We cast down and demolish imaginations and arguments that exalt themselves against the knowledge of God (Because we are the body of Christ and we are bringing forth the knowledge of God in America!) and we bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. (That’s Christ’s obedience! I thank You, Father, we bring it to the obedience of Christ!)

We bind spirits of strife (broken in Jesus’ name) and division (broken in Jesus’ name), civil wars and tumults, spirits of hostility, lawlessness and blasphemy, and fires from hell that have burned in our cities. (Be swallowed up in the Love of God. Thank You, Father, for the mandate for the Church to disseminate Your Love and bring order to this landscape that’s been trashed, Father, by the enemy – no longer in Jesus’ name!)

We speak grace and peace over America. We pray and believe for the voice of truth, salvation, revival and restoration to be proclaimed and heard across our land. Grant unto your servants everywhere that with all boldness we may speak your Word. (We know that boldness comes through the intimate knowledge of Your love. In the day of judgement we have boldness! In the face of all contradiction, we have boldness! We thank You, Father, because the Church is rooted and grounded in the knowledge of Your love and they are going forth in boldness decreeing salvation and restoration and bringing to nothing, absolutely nothing all of the voices that contradict what You have spoken. We bring it to the obedience of Christ in Jesus’ name. )

We pray for a mighty outpouring of your Spirit with signs, wonders and miracles. We expect the wisdom of this world that is earthly, sensual and devilish to depart (we just say depart and you must depart) and vanish until Your mighty work in America becomes a beacon of hope for all people everywhere. (A city on a hill shining for all nations to see, thank You Lord.)

We expect the voice of rejoicing to be heard in our nation for your goodness, mercy and prosperity, in Jesus’ name, Amen. (Thank You, Father, for the joy! We’re going out in joy!)

Pastor Ray…

What else can we say but Amen and we are in agreement
Thank you and we will see you tomorrow

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