Morning Prayer Summary for Friday, October 20, 2017

Pastor Ray shared…

We’re commanded to pray for our leaders and those in positions of authority. When you pray for something or someone, you can’t stand to hear negative words spoken about them . On a personal note, Sandy and I have control over what we watch on TV at home. But when you’re in a public place, you don’t always have control of that. Like the airport. Sandy and I moved into an apartment; it has lot so amenities and workout area. In the gym they have 8 or 10 flat screen TVs. They preset everything to CNN! Yesterday I was in the gym and got so moved by the lies against the President. When we pray for those in positions of authority, I can’t stand to listen to people who come against what I’m praying for. It makes you aware of being careful about what we listen to and how it makes an effect on you.

Yesterday Sandy talked with someone. They said their child went to college. The college where their child went was not a Spirit-filled college. For four years, the child was subjected to a different stream as to what he had been raised up in. They made decisions to go another way. He’s still a Christian and going to church but he’s changed and now comes against what we believe, the full Gospel.

It works for everything. If I was praying for Barb and Dave and then I hear someone coming against them, what would that make you want to do? You stand up for them. We keep lifting our pastors up to the Lord and our hearts are connected to them as a result.

To that end, I wanted to go through this prayer petition. First I want to read John 7:14. Jesus had gone to the temple for the feast and when it was half over, He went into the temple court and began to teach. The Jews were astonished. They said, “How is it that this man has learning. He’s so versed in the sacred scriptures and in theology. When has He ever studied.” They couldn’t understand how He could speak the way He spoke. Jesus answered them by saying, “My teaching is not my own, but His who sent me. If any desires to do His will, he will have the needed illumination to recognize and can tell for himself whether the teaching is from God or whether I’m speaking from myself and of my own accord and on my own authority.”

I thought this was interesting. “He who speaks on his own authority seeks to win honor for himself. He whose teaching originates with himself seeks his own glory. But he who seeks the glory and is eager for the honor of Him who sent Him, he’s true and there’s no unrighteousness or falsehood or deception in him.”

I’m more and more aware of… not that we get out of line with the Word but I love it that we have a commandment from God to pray for those in authority in our nation. It’s based on the Word. It’s not because we think we should do it, but if we stick to what He says and what He says to do, we’re standing on solid ground. We know that when we pray His Word, it’s His Word that makes the change, not our word unless we’re speaking His words.

I like when Jesus finally stood up. He said “Now on the final and most important day of the feast He stood up and cried out in a loud voice.” That means everybody could hear what He said. “If any man is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me as the scripture has said from his innermost being shall flow continuously springs and rivers of living water.” So the more we’re connected the more we hunger after Him. He said to come to Him and drink of the Holy Spirit. We do that by spending time with Him and worship. I love it that out of us because of our connection with Him will flow a continual spring, rivers of living water.

I believe for that. We prepare our hearts but in an hour, things can be prayed, direction can be given, commands go out to stop the plans of the enemy… all these things happen in our one-hour time spent with Him, letting the rivers of life flow through us.


Lord, in this petition, we want to remind You of somethings that You told us in Your Word so we bring it before You and remind You of what You said.

Lord, the heathen peoples, those that are outside of covenant with You, have thronged tumultuously together. They’ve plotted a vain and empty thing against You and against Your anointed. But You, Lord, have said that the plots and the plans of the wicked shall come to nothing. We believe Your Word, Lord, so we do not fear them. For by Your power and anointing, they are bread for us. Their defense and shadow of protection has departed from them. But You are with us and we are well able to go up and take the promise and take the Promised Land, which You have destined for our blessing. You, Lord, have covered our heads in the day of battle and You do not grant the desires of the wicked. You allow the evil of their own lips to cover them and You do not allow a slanderer to be established in the earth. Our eyes are upon You, O God, and in You we take refuge. You keep us from the snares that they have laid for us and from the traps of the workers of iniquity. You let the wicked fall into their own nets while Your people escape safely. You set a guard, Lord, over their mouths and keep us from practicing wicked works with man who work iniquity. We refuse to eat of their so called delicacies. Or to take part in their counsel.

We make no friendships with angry men and we do not learn their ways. We do not envy the violent and we choose none of their ways. For the way of the wicked is as deep darkness and they do not know at what they stumble, but the path of the just is as a shining light that grows brighter and brighter. And by Your word, our path is well lit, plain and straight, right out before us. We will set nothing wicked before our eyes. We hate the work of those who fall away from Your ways and Your Word and it shall not cling to us. A perverse heart will depart from us, and we refuse to know or be acquainted with wickedness. We choose to behave wisely in Your perfect way, O God. When will You come to us?

We learn Your ways, Father God, and we choose Your thoughts. For Your ways are higher than our ways and Your thoughts are higher than our thoughts. We choose Your wisdom and Your words for the so-called wisdom of this world is vanishing away and coming to nothing. But the Word of God stands forever. We do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor do we stand in the ways of the sinners, nor do we sit in the seat of mockers. We delight ourselves in You and in Your Word, Father, and in Your laws. And we do meditate day and night, for You watch over the way of the godly but the way of the wicked will vanish and come to nothing. Righteous Father, the foolish things that You’ve chosen are wiser than the wisest wisdom of this world. And the weak things that You’ve chosen are stronger than the strongest things of this world. Your gentle two-edged tongue of truth will break a bone. You break the shields of the wicked and You cause the wars they incite to cease, stop. Your Word, O Lord, is settled forever in the heavens. There is none who can deliver out of Your hand, Lord. For You will work and who will reverse it? So, Lord, we decide and decree things You’ve declared in Your Word and those things will be established for us. Your light will shine upon our pathway.

Now, Lord, look on the threats of those who oppose Your ways and grant unto us, Your servants, boldness, that with all boldness we may speak Your Word, that we may declare Your Word boldly as we ought to do. For Your Word runs swiftly through the earth, and Your Word is not chained. It will not return to You void, but it will prosper in the thing to which it is sent. Shall not the righteous God avenge His own elect who cry out to Him day and night? Yes, He shall avenge them speedily! And when the Son of Man returns, we desire that He would find faith in us, His people! Yes, Lord, may You find faith in us.

Lord, the boastful shall not stand in Your sight, but You shall destroy those who speak falsehoods. Let them fall by their own counsels, for they have rebelled against You. Let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just. The wicked have made a pit and dug it out, but they have fallen into the ditch they have made, and their trouble will return upon their own heads. Their violent dealings will come down upon their own crown. They have sunk into the pit which they have made, and in the net which they hid for others, their own feet are caught. The wicked who oppose Your righteous ways, O Lord, are snared in the work of their own hands. Arise, O Lord, and do not let them prevail, but put them in fear, O Lord, that they may know themselves to be but men. In the very thing in which they behave proudly against You, You show Yourself to be above them. The way of the wicked You turn upside down!


These things we’ve brought before You today, we remind You about what Your Word says about the things happening on the earth now.
We agree as touching these things and we lift up our leaders beginning with our President
We pray for right words to be spoken
We pray all through the White House, Your presence would permeate every room
We declare Your words will begin to rise up those words that would cause this nation to go in a wrong way
We declare the blood of Jesus over the White House and positions of authority
Congress and Senate
We hold the blood against every divisive way and put a stop to it
Things are changing and moving for good
Ears opened and eyes opened
We pray for revival over the United States… over all the pastors
I pray for the Catholic Church, positions in authority for eyes to be opened… to the full Word
We ask for a turnaround and change
Thank You for moving in the Catholic church
In the Basilica… a Holy Ghost shaking… a loosing in Jesus’ name… in St. Paul at the Cathedral… an outpouring
It might look impossible but we declare to day “it shall come to pass”
A turnaround in our cities, the leadership… those who have tried to hold back Your move, we move them out
Thank You for supernatural change… hearts and plans
That You would revive the people
As the church is revived, every stream, every denomination, that that awakening would unfold
We lift up our country, and we ask for an awakening
The former and latter rain together… we ask for an outpouring of Your rain
We come against every religious spirit that would try to stop Your move
We break every chain that would hold the church back
The Church is increasing
We lift up every pastor for boldness and courage
Bring to them a joy, supernatural strengthening
Keys, all the keys that are needed to change and to open
Fresh baptisms with fire… fire in all the churches
Moving us in to new areas and realms… increases and momentum in the church
Beyond what we could even this or ask… abundance of health and wealth
You made a way there were wasn’t a way
A way to move and increase… You have made a way to get back into Your church… to invade Your church… we thank You that, that way is opened up… that Your church is open to the move of the Spirit… to miracles, signs and wonders… Your Church is open to receive the abundance… Your body is walking in the fullness of Your calling… a body rising up, coming up, standing strong, unified… moving and walking in the Spirit, joined together… taking the land… penetrating the darkness… moving to the unreached places… reaching the people… it’s time for the fire of God to burn in the hearts of Your people… it’s time for the fire of God to be back in the church… it’s time for the anointing of God to be resident in Your people… we put our hand to the plow and we say, “go.”… it’s to go and to speak… we’ve been given the anointing of God to tread upon the enemy… to put him under our feet… command him to loose those people and things that are in the way… there would be no hindrance or delay… we take hold of the fullness of the Gospel.. that power that is in that gospel… we’re taking over, a global vision for the body of Christ… nothing is impossible… we access today the plan of God… no limitations or boundaries… You said whatever we would ask believing that we would receive it… we ask for this nation, for the people, for the politicians, for the leaders, the business leaders, for the moms and dads, the children… to come into the knowledge of the Gospel… that they would experience His goodness and peace… that there would be a turnover in this nation… for You have called this body, this nation for such a time as this… that we would reach out and go forth to carry Your Word into the nations… You have separated us and set us apart for this calling… we take it up today as a nation… as the church … there is an anointing of the Holy Ghost that destroys every yoke of bondage that removes every burden and we release it today into this United States of America… we release the anointing into every city and every state… we command deliverance to come in Jesus’ name… wisdom to come… utterance of the Spirit to come… for the windows of heaven are opened over us… over the church… the anointing is flowing and the gifts are flowing… we tap into the flow of the Spirit today in the name of Jesus… we line up and bring the body into alignment with the purpose and calling… every crooked place be made straight… awake in the name of Jesus… transformation… they look to the church for direction… for instruction… for deliverance… they look to the believers… You show them who You are in us… display Yourself, Your glory… let them see Your glory on the church… We call for cooperation… Come, in Jesus’ name… we command you to calm down… all those voices to calm down… those distractions to calm down…

Pastor Ray commented…

I wanted to pray for the stewardship program and the vision and all the things Pastor Mac and Lynne have been sharing.

I wanted to share with you a testimony from Keith Moore. Sandy and I were in Sarasota. They had their week of increase a week ago. On Thursday evening, they received offerings the whole evening and in that one evening, 3.4 million came in. That is a “suddenly.” That is supernatural. One of the things they were believing to receive money for was to build out the back of their building. They’re going to start a daily Bible school online. It will be set up like an old fashioned school house. Daily the Word will be taught out of that school. I don’t know how it is going to work. They needed a million dollars to build it out. Before the meeting on Thursday even started, someone called in to the ministry and said they wanted to pay off the million. So before they even started receiving offerings, they got a million. In the end, 3.4 million came in and so every project they have is paid for.

On Sunday, Keith stood up and said, “We don’t have any projects right now cuz they’re all paid off.” When he said that, I pictured Pastor Mac stand up in the sanctuary and say, “This is paid off, that is paid off. We have the money to do this, that, and whatever the Holy Spirit is directing us to do.” If God did it for them, can He do it for us? Yes!


Father, we remind You of what You did for Faith Life Church and so we know that You’re a faithful Father and You’ll do it for us too. We put our faith over every word and vision that has been spoken. We pray Your wisdom over our pastors, Mac and Lynne. Their hearts are yielded to You. I’m asking for absolute Holy Spirit given direction in the months ahead that Pastor will be able to stand up and speak these things forth. Those that are part of the church including over the Internet, I thank You… the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. We call for a release and we loose our ministering spirits to go forth and bring it in. From every direction. No limits. Finances from other parts of the globe. We’re believing for an abundance, an abundant increase. We pray that our influence would go further than before. We agree that revival shall in this place. This church is revived and out of this place there shall come forth an awakening in the cities. We pray for the pastors in Minneapolis and St. Paul and the surrounding areas that they have wisdom. We pray for Pulse and for what is Your plan for the US Bank Stadium. We hold the blood against lying lips, voice that come against what You want to do in these cities. We thank You for the influence of the church. We pray for Pastor Lynne and her part in Branson and what is taking place there. Utterance, direction, and revelation. Thank You for what needs to be done there. It shall be done. We pray for Billye and every minister there. We lift up our services here this weekend. We pray Your anointed Word would go forth and brings change.

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