Morning Prayer Summary for Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Ms. Annie Led singing My Times are in Your Hands

Scripture focus…

Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me. Psalm 132:2 (NHEB)

Ms. Annie sang…

♪ When the music fades and all is stripped away
and I simply come wanting just to bring something that’s of worth that will bless Your heart

I’ll give you more than a song for a song in itself, is not what You have required
You search much deeper within than the way things appear
Your looking into my heart

I am coming back to the heart of worship
It’s all about You Lord
It’s all about You Lord
I’m sorry Lord for the things I’ve made it
Because it’s all about You
It’s all about you Jesus ♪

Pastor Ray…

We agree. It is.

I felt to make a promise to you. I had this to come up in my heart yesterday “I will never, ever, here in this chapel, fake worship to Him.” I will never just go through… I mean I am declaring it to you. I will never do that, just because I thought I should. If I had to do that then I would sit down and be still and someone else could carry it. And we are all carrying it together. Obviously we are serious about what we are doing. But it can be joyful too. I can be serious and be extremely happy. You know, for the joy of the Lord, that joy, the internal joy within us is always our strength. And it produces strength all the way through every day in all of us, in me and in you too.


His strength, His presence, His perfection
His peace, His glory moving in us when we come together like this
To lift Him up, to glorify His name, to be changed, to be rearranged and never stay the same
And if things needed to be changed we say “Yes, Lord, do it within us. We are giving You free reign.”
Complacency or status quo, you got to go!
If you try to enter in, turn around, get out – you can’t come in, can’t come in this chapel
No complacency, no status quo
For we as men and women of God have been called to stay on the go, to stay in the flow, to stay in the grow, to continually contend for what the Father by His Spirit has called each one of us to contend for Hallelujah, we thank You for it Father, thank You Lord

Pastor Ray shared…

Last night we were in the sanctuary for Maranatha Christian Academy awards ceremony. There are just some kids that overcome in every area. They win awards for everything. But then there are a lot of categories like just showing up for every day of the year and you get an award.

God is handing out awards for us showing up. That’s the big deal, faithfulness. Pastor Mac has always said that as a member, as a staff, his top thing is faithfulness.

Our granddaughter got an award for High Honor Roll. That’s something I certainly never got (ha, ha, ha). After the ceremony I was talking to a certain family. They told me about something that happened a few days ago here in the chapel during Morning Prayer.

Some children from Maranatha were in Morning Prayer and their son and daughter were sitting together. The little boy had suffered from serious migraines since he was very little. He couldn’t get rid of them no matter what they did. That day he sensed a wind that came into the chapel and he saw an angel. I am sure there was much more to it but the bottom line is the migraines exited. They were gone and they never came back. His sister had warts all over her arms that she could never get rid of. Well, guess what? They were gone and never came back. Both received healing at the same time. He saw the angel and sensed the wind blowing in here.

I always have a sense that the wind is going to come through those two doors.

And yesterday as we closed Morning Prayer we sang concerning the wind “Send Your fire. Send Your rain. Holy oil in Jesus’ name. Loose the wind. That brings heaven’s change.” But I know it doesn’t need to come through a door. It can come through the wall. It can come through the ceiling. However it needs to come, we want it to come.

Ms. Annie…

The same angel is in this room right now. I reach out and take healing. Reach out and take your healing. Hallelujah. Oh, thank You Jesus.

Continued praying…

We do, we receive
Holy Spirit, thank You for the presence
Ministering spirits, thank You!
Ministering spirits – go get the things that we need and bring them to us
Get resources, finances, healing, and wholeness – we receive it!
It’s ours, given unto us and we receive it by faith in Jesus’ name
Hallelujah, thank You Father

You know, if you were down, depressed, it’s exiting right now. There is no place in this place for depression of any kind, any kind of being down. We just declare an upward momentum, up and out of everything that’s tried to hold you back, hold you out, hold you away, or hold what needs to come to you away in Jesus’ name.

Abundance, joy you just can’t get over, joy internal!
When joy internal begins to rise up, it will come out
In words of life, words of health, and help
It will make a difference in those you come in contact with no matter where it is in Jesus’ name
The Word is true “the joy of the Lord is our strength”

Brother Patrick shared…

I have had a lot of testimonies like this actually. This one happens to be from two years ago. I went to a pinning ceremony with my wife for a school district and a woman collapsed of cardiac arrest just a few tables down. So, we went over to do the CPR. I was very cowardice in the natural. I wished that I was a thousand miles away from that place. But I went over and I helped do CPR. I was doing rescue breathing and others were involved.

So, I started praying for this woman. I prayed fervently for her and I prayed off and on all night. It turned out that everything I prayed actually happened. Eventually I got a call and was invited down to get honored. I now have a medallion from a school district that I have never worked for. I am probably the only person that’s had that happen to.

My prayer was that this woman would live, that she wouldn’t have any permanent damage, heart or brain, that she would have all her mental faculties, she wouldn’t have any heart problems or damage whatsoever. I prayed that she would be completely restored and healthy, that they wouldn’t find one single problem, and every cell in her body would be supernaturally healthy with no problems whatsoever. Among other fervent prayers and deep details that I don’t recall, I prayed a lot about the spiritual aspect of her life.

It was a few weeks after when I and those involved got honored by the school district. The woman whose life was saved spearheaded this whole thing which I thought was really nice. I thought it was great to be able to see somebody that was unconscious and dying, to actually see them standing up and talking and get to know them. That doesn’t happen very often. So, I met her and she said they didn’t know why it happened. They couldn’t find one thing wrong, no heart disease whatsoever, no damage at all. Her cardiovascular system is very healthy. She was in good shape. Everything that I prayed came true.

As a side note, I had let one of the teachers that was there know she was my grandchild’s favorite teacher and thanked her for being such a good teacher. It turns out that this teacher who I thanked, it was her mom’s life that I help save. So, she said “I guess I owe you a thank you too.”

God saved her life through CPR and fervent prayer and He honors me and those that were involved by having the school district invite us up to receive recognition. It’s just amazing how that all happened.

I was thinking about it after. Why did those prayers get answered? And why does it seem other prayers don’t? Faith and that kind of stuff, sometimes it seems like our prayers don’t get answered. Maybe we are not so in tune to the Holy Spirit on those days. For some reason there are times when you are in the Word and you are obeying and it almost goes unnoticed to you. You get a Word from the Lord and you are not even paying attention, you just do it. I think we get real in tuned and God gets our attention. We have watered the Word, we are obeying the Word, we are thankful and then things just come together in those times. Love, and seeing the importance and passion to see other people helped and saved.

I was praying with boldness, demanding the Devil to get out. There is just God’s passion and love that came through me in times like that and prayers like that.

Pastor Ray…

Isn’t that awesome? Hallelujah. Being at the right place at the right time…

I like that in his thinking Patrick was like “what am I doing” and “what am I going to do.” But just to know that he kept moving. He moved toward the table and the Holy Spirit did the work as he prayed and did in the natural what needed to be done. We just have to be ready and willing and know that it is not us. A lot of times our brains can lie to us. And Ms. Annie and I have this deal. We say “we are nothing.” But we know we are something in Him.

I feel so up right now. I feel so over the top up. And I want each one of us to sense His presence in that way. He is taking us up and over and above because of what He did on the Cross, because the blood was shed.

Continued praying…

We are lifted in these days and we are not willing to see others go in other ways
But where the opportunity comes, we will reach out or reach down and bring them up too into the God kind of life
A life of abundance, no lack, authority, wholeness, health, prosperity in every way
Thank You, Father, God for what You’ve done for us
And that Your Word says You’ve never changed, and You will never change
But You are still the same and Your Word is the same today as it was way back then
Your Word is working for us, Your blood is working on our behalf
Our families are protected through that precious blood today
We declare it, we believe it, this church is covered with the blood
We plead it, we apply it over this church, our pastors in Jesus’ name
Over the church in St. Paul and Pastor Jamie and Taylor in Jesus’ name
Covered, covered, covered, covered with the blood of the Lamb
We overcome because he overcame through that precious holy blood which is working for us today
And will not be the same, we will be changed continually – transformed
We are above and not beneath, not somebody because of our strength but definitely somebody because of Your strength working in us and working through us
We lift You up, magnify Your name

Ms. Annie led us singing We Magnify 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.

We take authority over the plots and plans of the enemy against this nation. Let prideful and lying lips be silenced in Jesus’ name. Slanderers will not be established in America. We pray for our Congress, our Supreme Court, our Military leaders and our intelligence agencies. Let the wisdom that is from above reign in this nation and be constantly speaking to our leaders. 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, and we bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. We bind spirits of strife and division, civil wars and tumults, spirits of hostility, lawlessness and blasphemy, and fires from hell that have burned in our cities.

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 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 and vanish until Your, mighty work in America becomes a beacon of hope for all people everywhere. We expect the voice of rejoicing to be heard in our nation for your goodness, mercy, and prosperity, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Ms. Annie led us singing Oh His Blood it is Our Victory

Continued praying…

Thank You for the blood Lord, the washing of the blood
The power that is in that blood – thank You for the blood
There is victory in it in every way
Thank You today through the blood we walk in victory
The things that need to work out right will work out right for each one of us and together
Things are working out right for we are directed; we are led by the power of the Holy Spirit
And the Spirit of God leads us into truth every single time every day
We thank You for it today
We are covered in the blood, protected by that precious blood
No accidents, no accidents can come against us in Jesus’ name
We thank You for it so much Lord in Jesus’ name, Amen

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