Prayer Summary for August 9


Lord, You lead us beside the still waters
We come into a place of rest in You
By faith, we pray for those who are not at rest
Draw them into Your place of rest with You!
We wait upon You, Lord
It is helping the Church to stay on course
You are our strength and You are helping us individually to fulfill our calls
Thank You for the ministry of Your Holy Spirit
We find hope, direction, resources, and answers in Him
Lord, we give every situation to You!
Our trust and reliance are upon You alone
Thank You for Your provision and Your ways
Praying for restoration, wholeness, and wellness
You see the big picture and You formed a plan within us
Thank You, Lord, for ALL that You are!
One nation under God – You are on our side
We know it is Your will, Lord, for every prodigal to return
A way is prepared today
We are calling you back into your place!
Father, You are the restorer of the breach!
Turn the hearts of the people to You


The following excerpt was taken from Herald of His Coming Publications:

Prayer, The Church, And The Next Great Awakening
By Dave Butts

The Church’s Identity

I believe this has great significance for the church today. There is such confusion in the church. When I go into a congregation I ask people, “How should this congregation be known in the community, what should it be known for?” I do not get just one answer, but dozens and dozens of answers. We have an identity crisis.

My friends, God has made it so very, very simple. He has called the church to be a house of prayer for all nations. We are to be known for prayer. It is not that other issues are not important, because they certainly are. But when we line things up in God’s order, when we learn to button the top button first, everything else begins to match up and begins to work. We are a house of prayer. Get the name right and everything else begins to fall into place.

Why Is Prayer So Significant?

But there is a second question and it is much harder. It is the “why” question – Why is prayer so important that God would name us a house of prayer? I am convinced we are dealing with something of supernatural significance here. The reaction of Jesus to the lack of prayer in the temple gives a clear indication of the significance of this in the eyes of God. The godly anger of Jesus could only be accounted for by the fact that it was His response to something that was totally opposed to His Father’s plan for His people.

Think about this. This was not an off-the-cuff response. Jesus was really angry, but I suggest to you that Jesus was perfectly under control when He cleansed the temple. Mark’s account helps us understand this: “Jesus entered Jerusalem and went to the temple. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, He went out to Bethany with the Twelve” (Mark 11:11). Jesus carefully examined what was going on, left for Bethany, and came back the next day to say, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you made it a ‘den of robbers’” (Mark 11:17). Rather than a spur of the moment flare-up, it was a carefully considered move that came about at the direction of the Father.

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Continued Praying…

Make us a house of prayer, Lord
We lift up pastors and pray that they would be stirred again
That they would see that they have been called to be a house of prayer for every nation!
Praying for a breaking free of areas where there has been a blending with the world!
Calling for explosive praying to come forth through them
Praying for encouragement, wisdom, and understanding
We lift up nations and people groups that have never heard Your name!

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