Category Archives: Prayer

Power of Thanksgiving and Praise

Rejoice always! Pray constantly. Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

While praying one day, God has given me the following vision: “When God’s people praise Him, their praises and thanksgivings come to the Lord in a form of a very pleasant incense. God breathes in this incense with delight, and after fully satisfying Himself with this incense of praise, it comes out in a form of an incense which is capable to disarm and paralyze a spiritual attack on behalf of the person who gives praise and thanksgiving. This substance (incense) is then collected into special jars and stored in a specially designated room. At a time of need, the angels pour out the contents of the jars on the earth. The incense literally paralyzes the oppression of demons in a way that they can’t see nor move.” How sad that many Christians have their jars completely empty and there is no paralyzing substance for their use. As a confirmation to my vision, the Lord pointed me to these passages:

“Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise in the assembly of saints. Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; to bind their kings (principalities & powers) with chains, and their nobles (satan’s armies) with fetters of iron; to execute on them the written judgement – this honor have all His saints. Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 149:1-2, 4-6, 8-9)

“But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.” (Acts 16:25, 26)

Praise, singing and prayer are at your rescue. May it never be only at a time of need but at all times!

 

Three Kinds of Prayer

Copyright © 2018 Natalya Vazemiller This is excerpt from the book She Divides the Spoil

The Three Kinds of Prayer:

Prayer is an important part of being a Christian and a spiritual warrior, especially during spiritual combat. It is also an incense to the Lord: “Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice” (Ps. 141:2). God loves to hear us and receive our prayers. We are important to Him, and all what concerns us concerns Him. Let’s briefly cover the three prayers apostle Paul is talking about:

  1. We are to “. . . pray always with all prayer and supplication and at every opportunity in the Spirit” (Eph. 6:18a, NAB). Prayer is communication with God: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6–7). In our prayers, we can tell Him our worries and problems, “casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Pet. 5:7). All people of God prayed. Daniel was willing to be eaten by lions over missing His time with God in his daily prayer. In prayer, we make our needs known, we praise and worship God, converse with Him, and repent of our sins. Through prayer, we socialize with Him as with a friend, making a relationship with Christ possible.
  2. We are to “pray for all saints.” In the next verse, Paul writes “and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak” (Eph. 6:19–20). If Paul needed prayers, so do we. We are to pray for ourselves and others, for we all are in need of grace and support. We are a family and one body, and we should support each other. Praying for other saints helps us heal spiritually and physically “pray for one another, that you may be healed” (Jas. 5:16b). Isn’t it amazing? If we care for our body, we can be healed. The same applies to our spiritual body, the Church! We need each other! Praying for each other builds immunity within the body of Christ. We are being attacked by evil forces daily. We need as much immunity as we can get.
  3. We are to pray with “supplication in the Spirit.” It is written that: “. . . God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts . . .” (Gal. 4:6). This very Spirit is the Spirit of the Father, or the Holy Spirit as we all know: “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me” (Jn. 15:26). This Spirit helped Christ on the Earth to complete the ministry and bring Himself as the perfect sacrifice: “. . . who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God . . .” (Hebrew 9:14b). This Holy Spirit enables us to do the works of righteousness and overcome all obstacles and sustains us in all trials and leads us to salvation of our souls.

Please share for the glory of Jesus Christ and advancement of His kingdom. Thank you.

Prayer for a Church

This is a sample prayer for your church. Feel free to use as it or modify it to your needs.

“Lord, be the wall of fire around (Pastor (name), his wife (name), (name of other church leadership) and all church members); and may You be glorified through their work. Help them to proclaim Your truth with boldness and perseverance. Give them strength to continue their endeavor, support them in their spiritual and physical needs. Deliver them from unreasonable and wicked people. Lord, please deliver them from every evil work, and preserve unto Your heavenly kingdom. May through this be glory to You for ever and ever.

Our Father who are in heaven, hallowed be Thy name in (name of the church). Thy kingdom come to (name of the church). Thy will be done in (name of the church) as it is in heaven. Give Pastor ((name) and (name of pastor’s wife), leadership, members and frequent visitors of (name of the church)) this day their daily bread, the understanding and reverence of Your Word; the pouring out of Your Holy Spirit, the repentance of their sins and the first love for Your Son. And forgive their debts, help them to forgive their debtors, soften and prepare their hearts for repentance. And do not lead them into temptation, but deliver them from evil and evil one. For Thine is the kingdom, and power, and the glory, forever. Let the people love each other and tolerate each other’s differences. Visit with Your mercy and heal this church and all its members. Heal them and forgive them. Please, visit with Your mercy and the power of Your salvation all the members, their families and relatives. Please, bless all the church leadership and give them fear of Your name. Help them to make decisions that would benefit the people and would glorify You. Grant them all wisdom of how to handle anything that arises before them, so the people will be safe and unharmed. Keep the premises and activities from terrorism and natural and man-made disasters.

Lord God, in the name of Jesus, please raise up (name of the church) men to be the mighty men of God. Give them Daniels, Peters, Pauls, Jameses, Johns, and Barnabuses. May they proclaim Your truth with boldness and power. Bless this church’s pastor and men to pray and petition for the safety and revival of their people and city.

Lord, in the name of Jesus, please raise up people in (name of the church) to be prayer warriors and pray for the benefit and salvation of many. Thank you for all the members, personal and visitors. Please, bless them and give them the ability and wisdom to serve You and others so people may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. Lord of the harvest, please send out laborers into Your Harvest in (city name).

Our Heavenly Father, in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, hear this prayer of my petition before Your face. I repent for the sins of the people in (name of the church) and ask for Your mercy, forgiveness and salvation because of Your name and Your glory. I am aware that the people have sinned against You and Your laws and Your commandments. Also, I repent for any iniquity members of the (name of church) have committed, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled by departing from Your precepts and from Your judgements, from Your Word and from Your commandments. If they have forgotten to be your bondservants and went after their own follies and each their own ways. I repent if they allowed in their midst all sorts of sexual immorality, divorces, partiality, hypocrisy, all sort of uncleanness, extortions, murders, abortions, hatred, jealousies, envy, covetousness, revelry, contentions, drunkenness, smoking, outbursts of wrath, gossip and evil speech. I repent if they allowed spiritual laziness and for forgetting to be the salt and the light of the world. I repent if they allowed false doctrines to enter into their midst. I repent if they rejected the help and work of the Holy Spirit by doing everything on their own. I repent if on their post many souls are slipping away into hell while they are busy following and proving their agendas. I repent if they do not fast and pray for the lost.

I thank You for Your Son’s blood and His redeeming sacrifice. I thank You for Your mercy that (name of church) is being preserved by You. I thank You for preaching of Your Holy Word and the work of the Holy Spirit in this church. I thank You for the physical blessings You have been pouring out on the members. I thank you for Your providence with food, clean water, clothing, shelter, and peace.

May they realize, that they are weak but You are strong, they are fallen and without You they can do nothing. I humbly ask You to hear theirs and mine prayers and supplications and answer us because of Your Son’s sacrifice and Your mercy. Please, forgive them and pour out Your Spirit on them and move Your way amongst them for the salvation of many. Give the members unity, strength to persevere, faith, ability and willingness to serve You with prayer, fasting and no compromises.

Lord, be the wall of fire all around (Pastor (name) and (name of pastor’s wife) and his family, church leadership, members and frequent visitors of (name of church)) and reveal Your glory in their midst. May You bless them and keep them; may You make Your face shine on them, and be gracious to them; May You lift up Your countenance on them, and give them peace.

God grant them, according to the riches of Your glory, to be strengthened with the power through His Spirit in the inner man; so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith; and that they, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is breadth and length and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that they may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Heavenly Father, I pray in the name of Jesus, may their love abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that they may approve the things that are excellent, that they may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Jesus, please help them to abide in Your Word and keep Your Word, so they shall never see death, know the truth and be set free. Lord Jesus, please help them to endure to the end and overcome in order to be saved and eat from the tree of life. Let them all be born again and enter through the small gate and walk the narrow path so they’ll be saved, find life and enter the kingdom of heaven. Work in them to will and to do everything for Your good pleasure. Help them to think on these things: whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue and praise. Lord, please deliver them from every evil work, and preserve unto Your heavenly kingdom: to You be glory for ever and ever.

Let the words of their mouth and the meditations of their hearts be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, their strength and Redeemer. May they be taught by You, and may great peace be with them. Direct their steps according to Your Word, and let no iniquity have dominion over them. Let them seek things that which are of Christ Jesus. Put on them the whole armor of God, that they may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all to stand. May You, God of peace sanctify them completely; and may their whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

May You, the Lord, be their shepherd, so they shall not want. May You make them lie down in green pastures; May You lead them beside quiet waters. May You restore their souls; May You guide them in the paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake. Even though they may walk through the valley of shadow of death, may they fear no evil; may You be with them; Thy rod and Thy staff, may comfort them.

Make (Pastor (name) and (name of pastor’s wife), church leadership, members and frequent visitors of (name of church)) know Thy ways, O Lord; teach them Thy paths. Lead them in Thy truth and teach them, for You are the God of their salvation; for Thee they wait all the day. Remember, O Lord, Thy compassion and Thy loving kindness, for they have been from of old. Do not remember the sins of their youth or their transgressions; according to Thy loving kindness remember them, for Thy goodness’ sake, O Lord. Turn to them and be gracious to them, for they are lonely and afflicted without You. If the troubles of their heart are enlarged; bring them out of their distresses. Look upon their any affliction and their trouble, and forgive all their sins. Look upon their spiritual enemies, for they are many; and they hate them with violent hatred. Guard their souls and deliver them; do not let them be ashamed, for they take refuge in Thee. Let integrity and uprightness preserve them, for they wait for Thee. Redeem them out of all their troubles.

May (Pastor (name) and (name pf pastor’s wife), church leadership, members and frequent visitors of (name of church)) dwell in the shelter of You, the Most High and may they abide in the shadow of You, the Almighty. May they say to You, that “You are their refuge and their fortress, their God, in whom they trust!” May You deliver them from the snare of the trapper, and from the deadly pestilence. May You cover them with Your pinions, and under Your wings may they have refuge; may Your faithfulness be their shield and bulwark. May they not be afraid of the terror by night, or of arrow that flies by day; of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. When thousand fall at their side, and ten thousand at their right hand; may it shall not approach them. May they only look on with their eyes, and see how the wicked turn to You in repentance unto salvation. May they make the Lord, their refuge, even the Most High, their dwelling place. May no evil will befall them, nor may any plaque come near their tent. May you give Your angels charge concerning them, to guard them in all their ways. May they bear them up in their hands, least they strike their feet against a stone. May they tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent may they trample down. May they love You, so You can deliver them; may You set them securely on high, because they have known Your name. May they call upon You, and May You answer them; may You be with them in trouble; may You rescue them, and honor them. With a long life may You satisfy them, and let them behold Your salvation.

Lord, You see all those who are sick and having surgeries and other medical procedures. Heal them, help them through all the things they endure. May they be comforted and strengthened by You. May all of them be ready to meet You, if You want to take their lives. Lord, You see all the children and relatives of the members who are struggling in their faith and may not know You, open their spiritual eyes and ears to see You and believe upon the name of Jesus Christ; set free those who have addictions or demon possessions; strengthen marriages of all the members so You will be glorified. Help Pastor (name) to preach boldly Your Word and stay away from compromises. Give (name of pastor’s wife) wisdom how to support (name of Pastor).  Amen.”

 

Revival Prayer

This is a sample of revival prayer from She Divides the Spoil: Our Heavenly Father, in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, please incline your ear to this petition before Your face. We repent for the sins of the people in our (town, city, county, or state) and ask in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ for Your mercy, forgiveness and salvation upon these people. We are aware that the people have sinned against You and Your laws and Your commandments. We repent for all the sins which have been committed by people of (town, city, county, or state): fornication, adultery, homosexuality, all sorts of sexual abominations, pornography, divorces, all kinds of human trafficking and abuse, extortions, murders, abortions, hatred, jealousies, envy, covetousness, love of money, revelry, contentions, drunkenness, smoking, drug use, idolatry, uncleanness, lewdness, sorcery, outbursts of wrath, evil speech, and all kind of abomination and unrighteousness in Your sight.

We also repent for the sins of our church, for we have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled by departing from Your precepts and from Your judgements, from Your Word and from Your commandments. We have forgotten to be your bondservants and went after our own follies and each one our own ways. We repent for allowing in our midst all sorts of sexual immorality, divorces, partiality, hypocrisy, all sort of uncleanness, extortions, abortions, hatred, jealousies, envy, covetousness, revelry, contentions, drunkenness, smoking, outbursts of wrath, gossip and evil speech. We repent for our spiritual laziness by forgetting to be the salt and the light of the world, and for putting aside our true source of the truth – Your Holy Bible. We repent for allowing false doctrines to enter into our midst. We repent for rejecting the Holy Spirit by trying to do everything on our own. We repent that on our post many souls slipped away into hell while we are busy following our ambitions. Forgive us for not fasting and praying for the lost.

We thank You for Your Son’s blood and His redeeming sacrifice. We glorify You for Your mercy and Your patience. We thank You for Your Holy Word and the work of the Holy Spirit. We thank You for the physical blessings You have been pouring out on our (church, town, city, county, or state). We thank you for Your providence with food, clean water, clothing, shelter, and peace. We give thanks for all men and rulers of (town, city, county, or state), bless them and help them to seek You and pass moral laws, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. Lord of the harvest, please send out laborers to gather harvest in (town, city, county, or state) and into our churches, schools, higher education institutions, nursing homes, hospitals, and our homes, for this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, for You desire all men to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth. For Christ Jesus is the only one God and one Mediator between God and men, who gave Himself a ransom for all.

We realize, that we are weak but You are strong, we are fallen and without You we can do nothing. We humbly ask You to hear our prayer and supplication and answer us because of Your Son’s sacrifice and Your mercy. Please, forgive us and pour out Your Spirit and move amongst us for the salvation of many. Give us unity, strength to persevere, faith, and the ability and willingness to serve You with prayer and fasting and without compromises. Amen.’

(Note: this prayer will be very effective if it is prayed in unity with at least two people three times a day for forty days. But feel free to do it as God leads you. Also, adjust it to your needs. Better to pray than not to pray at all.)

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Prayer for USA (or other country)

This is sample prayer taken from She Divides the Spoil by Natalya Vazemiller.  Please pray this prayer daily for USA or adjust it to the needs of a different country:

‘Our Father in heaven, may Your name be honored as holy by the American people. May Your kingdom come in the United States. Your will be done on US soil as it is in heaven. Give America today her daily bread, the understanding and reverence of Your Word; the pouring out of Your Holy Spirit on US residents and churches; the repentance of people’s sins and the first love for Your Son. Please forgive debts of American people, soften their hearts for repentance, and receive our petitions for the American people. Let the people love each other and tolerate each other’s differences. Visit with Your mercy and heal the American nation. Heal and forgive mothers who committed abortions. Visit abortion clinics and stop the bloodshed of the innocent unborn children. Please visit with Your mercy and the power of Your salvation our schools, nursing homes, daycares, hospitals, jails, prisons and juvenile detentions. Please, bless all the American leadership and give them fear of Your name. Help them to pass the laws that would benefit the American people and would not break Your holy statutes. Grant them all wisdom of how to handle anything that arises before them, so the people will be safe and unharmed. Bless the American law enforcement and give them the ability to do their duty faithfully with no regrets and without breaking the law. Please protect the American water and food supply from poisoning and shortage. Keep American soil from terrorism and natural and man-made disasters.Lord of the harvest, please send out laborers for Your harvest in America in order for the harvest to be mighty and lack nothing. Do not bring our people and our churches into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. Forgive us our great sins and for everything we anger Your holy name with. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.Lord, bless the American people and keep them, make Your face shine upon them, and be gracious to them, lift up Your countenance upon them, and give them peace. Amen.

We ask You, Father, in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, hear our voice! Have mercy on our nation, United States, and her people. Answer us, help Your people seek Your face, repent and turn away from their sins. Raise Your people to get on their knees and intercede. We ask Your mercy on the multitude of souls, save many from eternal condemnation; be merciful to many souls because of Your Son’s Blood.

Please, give American churches fear and trembling before Your face and Your Holy Scriptures. Bring repentance upon people. May they lead holy and pure living. Bring upon the American church a mighty revival. Please, pour out on the American church Your heavenly gifts and blessings which are in Your heavenly storage. Raise out of them prophets, preachers, petitioners and prayer warriors. May the name of Your Son be glorified through Your church among the people. May many more souls come to the repentance and knowledge of Your Son, Jesus Christ. The gates of hell may not prevail Your church. Give mercy to them during persecution, help everyone to be faithful and loyal. Protect the youth and children of the American churches. Visit them in Your special way and touch them mightily with Your protective, healing and blessed hand. Amen.”

Please share with others, so our countries would be blessed and Christ can get the glory. Thank you. God bless you!

Self and Family Intercessor

 

One can make a great difference in the world and bring much fruit to the Lord by becoming regular intercessor for one’s own small circle. Our loved ones are in need of our daily prayer support. If every Christian woman would intercede only for her immediate family circle, the world would witness a revival: many souls would come to Christ and be spared from eternal condemnation; there would be less loss of lives, property, and money due to divine prevention of natural disasters. Thus simple petitions for safety, salvation, guidance and the blessing of our families on a daily basis will produce much glory and fruit for the Lord.

Here are just a few suggestions of what to do:

1. Pray for yourself and your family members (children, husband, sisters, brothers, parents, your other relatives) for salvation, to open their eyes to understand Scripture, show blind spots, learn to pray, and lead them to a healthy prayer life, etc.

2. Surround yourself and your family with a circle of protection from all danger.

3. Pray for the safety of physical surroundings. Through this prayer you and your neighbors (even cities) can be protected from many natural disasters. (Since I started to pray in this way, I have seen the hand of God sparing my neighborhood and even city from disasters wherever I lived.)

4. Use Scripture when praying for yourself and your family members.

Tip: I like to write down my petitions on paper.  I refresh my list every 40 days.

Please, share. Be blessed!

 

Prayers Based on Scripture

God has given us the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. We can use it in our prayers.

(These are my favorite prayer verses. Bible is very rich, be creative and use Scripture that works for you at the time of your need.)

‘Lord, be the wall of fire all around (names), and reveal Your glory in (their) midst.’ Based on Zechariah 2:5

‘May the Lord bless (names) and keep (them); the Lord make His face shine on (them), and be gracious to (them); the Lord lift up His countenance on (them), and give (them) peace.’ Based on Numbers 6:23-27

‘God grant (names), according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with the power through His Spirit in the inner man; so that Christ may dwell in (their) heart through faith; and that (they), being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is breadth and length and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that (they) may be filled up to all the fullness of God.’ Based on Ephesians 3:16-19 

‘Let (names) be born again and enter through the small gate and walk the narrow road so (they) be saved, find life and enter the kingdom of heaven.’ Based on John 3:3 & Matthew 7:13, 14

‘Heavenly Father, I pray in the name of Jesus, may (names) love abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that (they) may approve the things that are excellent, that (they) may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.’ Based on Philippians 1:9-11

‘Jesus, please help (names) to abide in Your Word and keep Your Word, so (names) shall never see death, know the truth and be set free.’ Based on John 8:51, 31, 32

‘Lord Jesus, please help (names) to endure to the end and overcome in order to be saved and eat from the tree of life.’ Based on Revelation 2:7

‘Work in (names) to will and to do everything to Your good pleasure.’ Based on Philippians 2:13

‘Help (names) to think on these things: whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue and praise.’ Based on Philippians 4:8

‘Lord, please deliver (names) from every evil work, and preserve unto Your heavenly kingdom: to You be glory for ever and ever.’ Based on 2 Timothy 4:18

‘Let the words of (names) mouth and the meditations of (their) heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, (their) strength and Redeemer.’ Based on Psalms 19:14

‘May (names) be taught by You, and may great peace be with (them).’ Based on Isaiah 54:13

‘Direct steps of (names) by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over (them).’ Based on Psalm 119:133

Let (names) seek things that which are of Christ Jesus.’ Based on Philippians 2:21

‘Put on (names) the whole armor of God, that (names) may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all to stand.’ Based on Ephesians 6:13

‘May You, God of peace sanctify (names) completely; and may (names) whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.’ Based on 1 Thessalonians 5:23

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