Prayer Summary for December 8

Scripture Focus…

Nothing to Hide

1–4 “While Peter and John were addressing the people, the priests, the chief of the Temple police, and some Sadducees came up, indignant that these upstart apostles were instructing the people and proclaiming that the resurrection from the dead had taken place in Jesus. They arrested them and threw them in jail until morning, for by now it was late in the evening. But many of those who listened had already believed the Message—in round numbers about five thousand!”

5–7 “The next day a meeting was called in Jerusalem. The rulers, religious leaders, religion scholars, Annas the Chief Priest, Caiaphas, John, Alexander—everybody who was anybody was there. They stood Peter and John in the middle of the room and grilled them: “Who put you in charge here? What business do you have doing this?”

8–12 “With that, Peter, full of the Holy Spirit, let loose: “Rulers and leaders of the people, if we have been brought to trial today for helping a sick man, put under investigation regarding this healing, I’ll be completely frank with you—we have nothing to hide. By the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the One you killed on a cross, the One God raised from the dead, by means of his name this man stands before you healthy and whole. Jesus is ‘the stone you masons threw out, which is now the cornerstone.’ Salvation comes no other way; no other name has been or will be given to us by which we can be saved, only this one.”

13–14 “They couldn’t take their eyes off them—Peter and John standing there so confident, so sure of themselves! Their fascination deepened when they realized these two were laymen with no training in Scripture or formal education. They recognized them as companions of Jesus, but with the man right before them, seeing him standing there so upright—so healed!—what could they say against that?”

15–17 “They sent them out of the room so they could work out a plan. They talked it over: “What can we do with these men? By now it’s known all over town that a miracle has occurred, and that they are behind it. There is no way we can refute that. But so that it doesn’t go any further, let’s silence them with threats so they won’t dare to use Jesus’ name ever again with anyone.”

18–20 “They called them back and warned them that they were on no account ever again to speak or teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John spoke right back, “Whether it’s right in God’s eyes to listen to you rather than to God, you decide. As for us, there’s no question—we can’t keep quiet about what we’ve seen and heard.”

21–22 “The religious leaders renewed their threats, but then released them. They couldn’t come up with a charge that would stick, that would keep them in jail. The people wouldn’t have stood for it—they were all praising God over what had happened. The man who had been miraculously healed was over forty years old.”

One Heart, One Mind

23–26 “As soon as Peter and John were let go, they went to their friends and told them what the high priests and religious leaders had said. Hearing the report, they lifted their voices in a wonderful harmony in prayer: “Strong God, you made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them. By the Holy Spirit you spoke through the mouth of your servant and our father, David:

Why the big noise, nations?
Why the mean plots, peoples?
Earth’s leaders push for position,
Potentates meet for summit talks,
The God-deniers, the Messiah-defiers!

27–28 “For in fact they did meet—Herod and Pontius Pilate with nations and peoples, even Israel itself!—met in this very city to plot against your holy Son Jesus, the One you made Messiah, to carry out the plans you long ago set in motion.”

29–30 “And now they’re at it again! Take care of their threats and give your servants fearless confidence in preaching your Message, as you stretch out your hand to us in healings and miracles and wonders done in the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

31 “While they were praying, the place where they were meeting trembled and shook. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak God’s Word with fearless confidence.”

32–33 “The whole congregation of believers was united as one—one heart, one mind! They didn’t even claim ownership of their own possessions. No one said, “That’s mine; you can’t have it.” They shared everything. The apostles gave powerful witness to the resurrection of the Master Jesus, and grace was on all of them.”

34–35 “And so it turned out that not a person among them was needy. Those who owned fields or houses sold them and brought the price of the sale to the apostles and made an offering of it. The apostles then distributed it according to each person’s need.”

36–37 “Joseph, called by the apostles “Barnabas” (which means “Son of Comfort”), a Levite born in Cyprus, sold a field that he owned, brought the money, and made an offering of it to the apostles.”
(Acts 4:1–37 MSG)


Hallelujah, Father!
Holy Spirit, open up our hearts and minds and fill us with more of Your presence
We lay it all at Your feet, Lord
By faith, we receive an infilling of the precious Holy Spirit
Father, we welcome You in this place, today
You are so full of mercy and grace
We ask You for comfort, peace, and strength as we walk out Your will and plan
Limitations, get out and move out of our way!
No, you will not hold us back, but we will continue to hold fast to those things You have for us
We will not quit, give in, or give up!
Greater days are on the horizon
No, we will not be moved by what we see, but we will keep our eyes fixed on You, Lord
The blood of the Lamb has cleansed us and made us new!
By and through that blood of Jesus, we have been set free and have been made righteous
We receive new directions today for the plans that You have for us
Jesus, we magnify Your name, that is above every other name!
Father, today we let go of some un-forgiveness that we have in our hearts
By the power of the Holy Spirit, we will be free and walking in victory!
We repent, and we will open up our hearts to forgive those who have wronged us
Continually walking in the love of God, free from un-forgiveness
Father, we thank You for all that You have done, and we praise Your wonderful name
Your name is above every other name, and we magnify it today, Lord
There is all power and all authority in that name—Jesus!
Thank You for the power that is in the blood that was shed on the cross
You have called us for a specific plan and purpose and we will walk in victory
We cover the body of Christ with the blood of Jesus today!
Declaring that today is a new day, and we will walk in one accord

A Word of the Lord came forth:

Shut the door on that. Shut the door, lock it, and throw away the key, for that has been finished and you have been set free. Close the door, lock it up, and throw away the key, for you have been called to walk in victory. That, that had been opened before will try to stop you from entering into and walking out more—the more that I have called you to walk out. There are many more operations by My Spirit that will bring about change, not just in you but through you. Changes that will take place, that have been predestined for this month to take place. So lock up the door, throw away the key, and walk with Me. For by My Spirit, I have called you to operate in and through Me. I have called you to be free and walk in absolute, total victory. So see yourself seated with Me in heavenly places, full of great joy, full of peace, full of comfort, and full of My strength. And do everything you can do to keep yourself walking in My love. My love through you will bring about absolute total unity in My body, for it is through Me and by My love and My power in you. Do not let one second go by without being filled with Me. Do not question what others have done. Don’t question what they have said what it looked like. Just stay seated with Me in heavenly places above all of the lack, all of the doubt, all of the junk, and all of the strife, and you will walk in victory with a brand new shout. For what you say will be from Me, and what you hear that is from Me, but what you declare will bring about great peace in the places that I have predestined for it to come forth in these hours, these days that you are living in. It is a season of My grace. It is a season of My comfort for you. Take it by faith, walk in it, and receive it. Healing is there too; restoration is in it. It is all My power, My glory, and My presence, thus saith the Lord.

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