Prayer Summary for March 24

Scripture Focus…

“There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment, (2) A devout man, and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God alway. (3) About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming in and saying to him, “Cornelius!” (4) And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, “What is it, lord?” So he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God. (5) “Now send men to Joppa, and send for Simon, whose surname is Peter. (6) “He is lodging with Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea. He will tell you what you must do.” (7) And when the angel who spoke to him had departed, Cornelius called two of his household servants and a devout soldier from among those who waited on him continually. (8) So when he had explained all these things to them, he sent them to Joppa. (9) The next day, as they went on their journey, and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour. (10) Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance. (11) and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. (12) In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. (13) And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.” (14) But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.” (15) And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed, you must not call common.” (16) This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again. (17) Now while Peter wondered within himself what this vision which he had seen meant, behold, the men who had been sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate. (18) And they called and asked whether Simon, whose surname was Peter, was lodging there. (19) While Peter thought about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are seeking you. (20) “Arise therefore, go down and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them, (21) Then Peter went down to the men who had been sent to him from Cornelius, and said, “Yes, I am he whom you seek. For what reason have you come?” (22) And they said, “Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you.” (23) Then he invited them in and lodged them. On the next day Peter went away with them, and some brethren from Joppa accompanied him. (24) And the following day they entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends. (25) As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshipped him. (26) But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I myself am also a man.” (27) And as he talked with him, he went in and found many who had come together. (28) Then he said to them, “You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean. (29) “Therefore I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. I ask, then, for what reason have you sent for me?” (30) So Cornelius said, “Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, (31) “and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your alms are remembered in the sight of God. (32) ‘Send therefore to Joppa and call Simon here, whose surname is Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea. When he comes, he will speak to you.’ (33) “So I sent to you immediately, and you have done well to come. Now therefore, we are all present before God, to hear all the commanded you by God. (34) Then Peter opened his mouth, and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. (35) “But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. (36) “The word which God sent to the children of Israel preaching peace through Jesus Christ-He is Lord of all- (37) “that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: (38) “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. (39) “And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree. (40) “Him God raised up on the third day, and showed him openly, (41) ‘not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. (42) “And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. (43) “To him all the prophets witness that, through His name whosoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.” (44) While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. (45) And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. (46) For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then Peter answered, (47) “Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” (48) And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days.”
(Acts 10:1–48 New Spirit Filled Life Bible)

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.”
(Luke 4:18–19 New Spirit Filled Life Bible)


The following commentary to Luke 4:17–19 is taken from the New Spirit Filled Life Bible:

Good Tidings to the Poor, SERVING HUMAN NEED

Jesus selected Isaiah 61 to launch His public ministry and to announce that He was the Messiah. The Jews knew that God’s long-awaited chosen One would preach good tidings to the poor, heal the brokenhearted, proclaim liberty to the captives and to those who are oppressed, and proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord’s favor (Isaiah 61:1, 2). While all people would benefit from this ministry, the gospel was, and still is, the good news to the poor. Believers who honor God’s Word focus on serving and empowering the poor in order to accurately represent Jesus.
(Isaiah 58:5–7/Luke 11:38–41) K.P.


Thank You, Father, for Your holy written Word
You have given us everything we need to accomplish Your will
We love and honor You, not with just our words but with our lives
It is such a privilege to be called sons of God
Your anointing is flowing in and through us, today
We love, worship, and adore You, Lord
You are so worthy to be praised; what a mighty God we serve!
Thank You for the work of the mighty Holy Spirit within us
He is molding, conforming, and perfecting us into the very likeness of the Father
We want to be changed by Your presence today
Praying that we would be more aware of You, Lord
Walking circumspectly and following the path You have set before us
Your angels and ministering spirits are bringing us everything we need to fulfill Your plan for us
Declaring that every member and every part would be full of the power of God
Looking for a sensitivity to Your Spirit and to Your Word
That Your voice would be amplified on the inside of us
Lead us, Lord, to the highways and to the byways
Heeding and responding to Your voice, every moment of every day
Calling for obedience and accuracy in these last days
The life flow is only found in You and in Your Word
We are looking for a great quickening, enablement, and empowerment of and by Your Spirit, oh God!
Divine, supernatural connections are being made today!
Speaking unity over the body of Christ, every member to stand up and take their place
Our time here on the earth is short; we can no longer delay!
That we would see, know, and recognize that which needs to be done, Father
Training up in the operations, manifestations, and the work of the Holy Ghost
No, we will not be ignorant of those things, Lord!
The hand of the Lord is intervening on our behalf, today!
You are not a respecter of persons; You have a call for each and every one!
Asking for boldness and courage to step out in a new way
Thank You for the seed of the living Word of God
We ask for the rain of Your Spirit to come down and water those seeds, Father
Declaring that those seeds would produce a harvest in this time and in this hour
Praying out the great mysteries of God
Applying the blood of Jesus over the five-fold ministry gifts
The great awakening is upon us, and we are looking for it, Father
Divine visitation from You, Lord—You, Your very self must come down!
You said You would do exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think
Entire denominations will be changed by the power of God
We must have the anointing and the equipping to finish Your call
No, we will not go another way, no we will not be deceived!
Supernatural aid and assistance right on time and right in time, Father
Pleading the blood of Jesus over gatherings of the Church
We are not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Looking for some things to be turned around
Granting boldness and courage, give us strength to obey
Doors of opportunity are being opened to every believer
Assistance of and by Your Spirit
Give and it shall be given—good measure, pressed down, and shaken together
You have given us more than enough to meet our needs, Father
No lack in Jesus’ name!
Loosing angels and ministering spirits to assist those fulfilling Your plan, Lord God
Grant them wisdom from the highest kingdom
Pleading the blood of Jesus over military positions
Some things must be separated and removed by Your Spirit
Your anointing is sufficient, Father!
It is in You, Lord, that we move, live, and have our being
Thank You for the Holy Spirit, who discloses, reveals, and transmits the will of the Father to us
We are marked by Your Spirit, and we were bought with a price
Yearning to do all of Your will and all of Your plan
We are never alone—You will never leave us or forsake us!
Transform our minds and our hearts, Lord
That we would decrease so that You can increase
Shine, Jesus, shine!
Putting all of our hope and our trust in You, today!
We give You all the glory, honor, and praise, Amen!

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