PRAYERS about PRAYER ~ II


Bless the Lord, who is my rock.
He gives me strength for war and skill for battle.
He is my loving ally and my fortress,
my tower of safety, my deliverer.
He stands before me as a shield, and I take refuge in Him.
Psalm 144:1-2a NLT



Oh Lord, my Rock,
please train my hands for war,
and my fingers for battle.
You are my Lovingkindness, my mighty Fortress,
my soaring Tower and The One Who delivers me.
You are my Protective Shield and The One in Whom I take refuge.
You subdue the enemy under me.
For Your Kingdom, we press forward victoriously.


Almighty God,
help me to focus on the spiritual, then the physical realm of our earthly existence. Grant me Wisdom to discern the true needs of prayer. Please guide my every thought and help me to guard the motives of my wandering heart. In all my prayers, Lord, be glorified.



Mighty God,
how I long to serve You sacrificially. Please grant me the strength and determination to fully embrace the discipline of fasting. I do not have to understand how it works or why it's effective. I stand in the assurance that it’s Your avenue for breaking satanic chains to set captives free, for effecting an explosive expansion of Your eternal Kingdom, and for a deeper experience with You. I desperately desire that Your Truth be revealed to me and through me. I want to be Your soldier – dangerous in prayer.


And now abide faith, hope, love, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.
Pursue love, and desire
spiritual gifts…
I wish you all spoke with tongues,
but even more
that you prophesied…
1 Corinthians 13:13 and 14:1, 5a NKJV
 
Heavenly Father,
please help me to better understand matters of The Spirit.  I long to embrace every gift You desire me to have  and to apply each with the excellence of love,  that all may be used for Your Glory.
    

Guard my mind, Lord God. Help me cast aside every futile contemplation. As the eye guides the arrow toward its target, so be my Vision, that my thoughts and intercessions reach their mark.
Do not allow satan to distract me, nor the demands and desires of my flesh to lead me astray. Continually remind me that as time is spent it can never be recaptured. 

Come and reign in me.

  
Father,
in our moments together, I spend far too much time speaking instead of listening. Rather than telling You what I want - or what I want You to do, I quiet my tongue and my heart and pray to know what You Desire.
Just as the servant cannot give orders to the Master, the child does not instruct or assign orders to The Parent. Moses and Abraham loved You, listened to You, and obeyed You, thus receiving the ultimate blessing of being called Your friends.
Father, I desire not only to be Your child, but also someone with whom You can Speak… someone You can trust with Your Secrets… someone You can count on to execute Your Will… I, too, long to be counted as Your faithful, faith-filled friend.
 


Dear Heavenly Father,
I humbly request that You accept my prayers as fragrant incense offered before You, and my upraised hands with this sacrifice. As I place my life upon the Altar of Your sovereign Will, please fan the flames with the Breath of Your Spirit that I might be consumed in Your holy Fire and my supplications strengthened in fervency. Guide my heart through every petition and praise - that Your Will be fully accomplished within my every prayer.
    
 
Endure suffering along with me,
as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
And as Christ’s soldier,
do not let yourself
become tied up
in the affairs of this life,
for then you cannot satisfy
the one who has enlisted you
in his army.
2 Timothy 2:3-4 NLT
 
My God and King,
please make me a soldier of prayer – able to teach and lead others, enduring hardship, far removed from the affairs of this world that I might participate in the strong and forceful advancement of Your Kingdom, soundly defeating the enemy and claiming the Victory for Your Glory always. May the evidence be marked by lives that are changed by Your Love and hearts that reach to claim the plans and purposes for which You created them.
    

Almighty God,
we understand that adversaries will always be a part of our human experience. Recognizing that our battle is never against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age, and against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places, we embrace this opportunity to pray for those who seek to discourage, defeat, and destroy - for their deliverance from the influence of satan, for their freedom in Christ, and for their personal transformation. We ask that Your Light shine into the deep places of their hearts, that every darkened corner be fully illuminated. Surround them with those who will intercede on their behalf until they are safely within Your Kingdom.
 
(Inspired by Ephesians 6)
    

Father God,
please guide our thoughts and hearts into strategic intercession. Teach us to pray with wisdom as we seek Your Will accomplished here on Earth, as it is in Heaven. By Your Spirit, teach us moment by moment - melding our desires to be as one with Yours - that Your fervent Desires become the very fabric of our prayers, finding ourselves unified and woven into the Will of our Father, Jesus – The Faithful Son, and The Blessed Holy Spirit. May our requests be selfless and sacrificial, bringing You great honor and great joy. For Your Glory alone, we pray…
    

Father,
unite the body of Christ and send us out as a mighty army – as soldiers of prayer that we might through warfare intercession and faith-filled action invade the recesses of every human heart - Your Holy Spirit casting down the mighty strongholds that have been established by the enemy of all souls. Draw us from the North, South, East, and West. Move us into action to take back what satan and his evil forces have stolen. Keep us faithful and fervent in Your mission strategies for us. Grant us Wisdom, Courage, and unyielding Tenacity to accomplish mighty exploits as You lead us forward into battle and Victory.
    
Father God,
I seek Your Blessings upon every warrior of prayer. Please reveal Yourself to them in a fresh way and minister to their spirits in this moment. Unite our hearts to stand as a mighty army in Your Power against the forces of evil as we storm the gates of Hell by advancing Your Love until Your Work on Earth is thoroughly accomplished. May our prayers and activities serve to encourage one another to continue standing in the face of physical and spiritual opposition.
Please draw multitudes multiplied by innumerable multitudes into fervent and violent intercession that we might reclaim that which satan has stolen. As You shine Your Light upon those who walk in darkness, break the chains of those held captive and draw all of humanity into Your tender and glorious Everlasting Arms. May the enemy of all souls be perfectly humiliated as profound love, enthusiastic praise, and sincere thanksgivings rise before Your glorious Throne by those whose lives have been radically revolutionized. May thunderous applause and celebration from all who love You rise before You as a joyful noise here on Your Earth resounding through Your highest Heavens.

  
Father God,
please draw Your people into
fervent and faithful prayer.
We ask that You multiply the seeds
sown through intercession
as grains of sand
scattered throughout all the Earth
and Heavenly places.
As laborers in the harvest for
Your Kingdom
we pray…
 

Commander and King,
help us to press on in the warfare of prayer, free from the destructive strategies of the enemy of our souls. May we advance boldly enjoying the security of Your holy Name, encouraged in all our decisions for Your Kingdom Cause. Minister to our thoughts that we might be free from worry, dread, or discouragement of any form. Keep our hearts focused on Your Purposes and completely dependent upon Your Power that we NEVER rely on our own energies or efforts to accomplish any task. May You alone receive all the Honor and Glory due Your holy and wonderful Name.
    
   
For though we live in the world,
we do not wage war as the world does.
The weapons we fight with are not
the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine power
to demolish strongholds.
We demolish arguments
and every pretension
that sets itself up
against the knowledge of God,
and we take captive every thought
to make it obedient to Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NIV

Almighty Warrior,
please remove my every temptation to walk and war according to the flesh - for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty in You for pulling down the devil’s every stronghold. Train us and equip us, bringing every thought we think into captivity, that we might, through intercession and action, rescue those who are held captive by the enemy of all souls. he will do everything in his power to convince his hostages that You are not real, or to diminish (in our minds) the Authority of Your Word, which is most precious and holy.
May we be faithful to do everything in Your mighty Power to rescue those who are perishing. Lead us valiantly into battle. May You be greatly honored in every Victory.
 
 (I never capitalize satan or his pronoun –
even at the beginning of a sentence.)


Father God,
please grant Your armies of prayer a fierce loyalty for You, the expansion of Your Kingdom, and for one another. May the unity and purpose of Your Holy Spirit fall on us that we might more forcefully pursue and overpower the efforts and activities of the spirits of deception and evil. Keep us standing side by side, fighting together for the advancement of the Gospel of Peace.
Help us not to be intimidated by circumstances that confront us. No matter what happens, may we live in a manner worthy of citizens of heaven and children of The Living God.
Thank You, not only for the privilege of trusting You, but also for the privilege of suffering for You.
With You as our Commander, we advance against the armies of darkness.
 
(Inspired by Philippians 1:27-30)
    

O Lord, God of Heaven and Earth,
You are a great and awesome God Who keeps Your Covenant of unfailing Love with those who love You and obey Your Commands. Please listen to my prayer. Look down from Your Throne and see me praying for Your people day and night.
I confess that our sins against You are serious as we refuse to acknowledge Your Sovereignty and obey Your Commands. We willfully and consistently reject the entirety of Your Word, accepting only that which we desire to believe, while discarding Your Reprimands and Warnings - smug in our self-sufficiency - blind to the simple wisdom that the very moment You withhold our breath, we will certainly die.
You have clearly detailed the consequences for all individuals and nations who willfully refuse to walk in love and holiness before You. Yet You promise peace IF we return to You and obey Your Commands. Lord, this is a hard prayer to pray, but do what it takes to bring us to repentance. What good is there in saving our nation, if in doing so the souls of her citizens are lost to eternal darkness and torment.
Please listen to the prayers of those who delight in honoring You. Grant us favor among those who walk in darkness that they might see and embrace Your Light.
For Your honor and glory alone, we live and die and pray.
 
(Inspired by Nehemiah 1:4-11)
    

Father,
casting myself aside, I lift my thoughts before You. Speak to my listening heart the prayers You would have me pray. Guide my intercessions that they may accomplish Your desired Will. Fully surrendered, I unite my heart to speak the "amen" to all Your Prayers. In this time together may You receive highest honor and glory and praise.
In love I bow my heart in reverent wonder…
    
 
Father,
I spend far too much time
asking You to act on my behalf.
What can I do for You today?
 
 (Be quiet and still – listen.)
    

Father God,
we unite our hearts to cry out for the complete and perpetual destruction of every stronghold established by the enemy of all souls. Breathe on these with the fierce and awesome Breath of Your Holy Spirit, causing them to crumble to the ground as dust, thereby releasing captives held by these demonic fortresses that they might discover the joy and freedom found in loving, serving, and praising You. We ask this for the rapid and forceful advancement of Your glorious Kingdom.
So be it!
    


Father,
I plead that my personal desires not render this offering of prayer ineffectual. Remove my will as heavy chains, freeing me to fully take up the purpose for which You have called me. Let Your Kingdom come and YOUR Will be fully accomplished here on Earth, within my heart, and within the vast expanse of Your heavenly places.
    

 
O Father God,
even the highest heavens cannot contain You, and yet, You desire to dwell within the innermost chambers of our human hearts. Please listen to my prayer and my request, O Lord my God. Please hear the cry and the prayer that I -Your servant - am making to You. Please watch over me - Your temple - both day and night that I might not be distracted by the evil one or by my own fleeting desires, to fully accomplish all that You desire to do both in me and through me every day that I may ever live. May You always hear my prayers for the honor of Your holy Name, and direct the course of all my intercessions. Hear the humble and earnest requests from Your people when we pray with repentant hearts and lives. Yes, hear from heaven, and when You hear, forgive us, heal us, and bless us with Your Presence. For the glory of Your Name, I pray…
 
(Inspired by 2 Chronicles 6:18-21)

 
Always be joyful. Keep on praying.
No matter what happens,
always be thankful,
for this is God’s will for you
who belong to Christ Jesus.
Do not stifle the Holy Spirit.
Do not scoff at prophecies,
but test everything that is said.
Hold on to what is good.
Keep away from every kind of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 NLT

Lord,
please help us to be joyful deep within our hearts at all times and in all circumstances, and to continue always in prayer without ceasing. No matter what happens, may our hearts resound with great thanksgiving, for this is Your Will for us as well as all who belong to Christ Jesus. How our rejoicing humiliates the enemy of all souls!
Help us to never suppress or grieve Your Holy Spirit.
May we be open to hearing prophecies that are delivered, while testing everything that is said in the Light of Your Holy Word. Steer us far from personal opinions that do not align to Your Truth,  granting us discernment to clearly recognize  that You are intimately involved with Your children as they serve You in speaking to Your World.
Strengthen our grip on everything that is good, and hasten our hearts to flee from every form of evil. Guide our footsteps by Your Holy Light that we might help lead others into Your Pathway.
For Your honor we live…
    


Father,
train up watchmen and bring them to Your walls. Call them into violent intercession - toppling the fortresses constructed by the enemy of our souls that those held captive might seek and find their freedom in You. O mighty King, may we not keep silent, but bear with You day and night - unceasingly, until You establish Jerusalem as a praise in all the earth.
 
(Inspired by Isaiah 62:6-7)
    
   
Father God,
throughout the course of this and every day satan uses people in every nation to draw others from the knowledge of Who You are and to keep them from enjoying a relationship with You. His vicious armies are well acquainted with the weaknesses of humanity and persistently cast their lures before them, caring not who they deceive or destroy. They draw children into sexual relationships. They remove the Truth from before those who seek knowledge. They incite greed and rebellion in every place. They desensitize Your people so that they do not take a stand for righteousness, nor do they pursue personal holiness. O God, the days are evil and our time on Earth is short. Please surround these with many individuals who are well grounded and experienced in The Truth and committed to furthering Your Kingdom’s expansion without compromise.
    
   
Answering before listening is both
stupid and rude.
Proverbs 18:13 MSG
 
Father God,
I am guilty. So often am I so full of myself that there is no room for others, and even worse, there is no room for You. Help me to hold my silence before those who not only need to be heard, but also before those who want to be heard. Father, silence my mouth and mind before You throughout our ongoing time of prayer that I may hear Your Voice. As a Gentleman, You do not interrupt me while I hold You hostage to my foolish plans and ideas. May my passion for You reflect a reverence that respects the fact that You already know my thoughts before I speak them – and that what You have to say is the only thing that truly matters.
    
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