PRAYER

Proverbs 15:29 The Lord is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

James 5:16...The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

My Prayer to God

Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to thee, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills that we may be wholly thine, utterly dedicated unto thee. And then use us, we pray thee, as thou wilt, but always to thy glory and the welfare of thy people.

William Temple

This page is for you. I will add a new prayer each week, but we want to pray for your needs. Email your prayer request and we will publish it here. All who read it can intercede for you. May God bless you and your family.

Please pray for Wendy
She has been recently diagnosed with Cancer of the Cervix. She is undergoing a hysterectomy on September 27th. Please pray that the surgery will totally eleminate the cancer and she will have a fast recovery. Keep her in your prayers.

Please pray for all new believers in Christ
Father, God, we rejoice in every lost soul that you are bringing into the fold. We ask that you to cover them with the blood of Jesus so that the principalities of the air cannot touch them. We pray that you will give them wisdom that they may read your Word and understand it; that they will be able to remember and use your Word in their daily lives. We also ask that you would give them divine discernment to recognize Your truths and Your purpose for their lives. Show them Your great love and faithfulness that they might depend on you for all things. Draw them close Lord, that they may come to know you better. In Jesus' name. Amen

Please pray for Beth
I am a 19 year old student at Elim Bible Institute. I need prayer for direction in my life. I have recently been considering transferring to a secular university. I am not sure if God has called me to the ministry or if I decided on that myself and now I am having second thoughts. I really want to do His will for my life, I just don't know what that is. Thank you, Beth.

Please pray for healing for Shauna
She needs prayer for her mental and physical health. She has been having seizures and severe weakness in her legs. She also suffers from bipolar disorder. Keep her in your prayers.

Please pray for Dereen and her mother, Helen
My prayer request is on behalf of my mother, Helen. She gets this recurrent demonic attacks which causes her to loose her sanity at the period of these attacks. She gave her life to God last year, she needs the touch of God to deliver her from this mental illness. Please brethren, let's lift this soul to God together. Dereen.

Please pray for Michelle
I am a 32 year old woman. I am a born-again Christian. I recently met a wonderful man, his name is Michael. We are very much in love and would like to get married. One major problem... he doesn't believe in God, heaven, hell or that the devil exits. He was raised a catholic and went to church every Sunday, he taught Sunday school. In college he took theology classes and now he questions the existence of God and he thinks that "creation" is a myth. Like most people who do not have an understanding of God, when I say that God is a wonderful loving Father, he retorts back "How can he be so wonderful and loving and allow small children to suffer starvation, people dying of disease? etc." I am not sure how to answer him. I have been avoiding talking about religion with him because he likes to debate and he corners me with questions that I can't answer. I know he was brought into my life for a purpose, it has made me take a good look at myself and my convictions which has brought me to your website and this is a good thing. Can you help me answer his question Please pray for us and him that he will open his heart to the Word of God. Peace and love to your and your loved ones, Michelle.

Please pray for Donna
My name is Donna and I am a 48 year old new believer. I am very much in need of prayer. In April, I was raped and it resulted in pregnancy. To make matters worse, I have been on chemotherapy for leukemia. The doctors say I should abort but I am feeling very uncomfortable with the whole situation. If I don't abort, I have to stop chemo and other medications which could end up costing me my life. I need God's guidance for what He would have me do. Please pray for me. Thank you. Donna

 

 

 

 

O Lord, we beseech thee to deliver us
  from the fear of the unknown future;
  from fear of failure; from fear of poverty;
  from fear of bereavement;
  from fear of loneliness; from fear of sickness;
  from fear of pain; from fear of fear of age;
  from fear of death.
Help us, O Father, by thy grace to love and fear thee
  only, fill our hearts with cheerful courage and
  loving trust in thee; through our Lord and Master
  Jesus Christ.

Akuna Ibain, Nigeria

 

Nothing, O Lord, is more like your holy nature
  than the mind that is settled in quietness.
You have called us into that quietness and peace
  from out of the turmoils of this world-
  as it were, from out of storms into a haven.
It is peace the world cannot give,
  and that surpasses all human capacity.
Grant now, O most merciful Father, that,
  through your overwhelming goodness,
  our minds may yield themselves
  in obedience to you without striving;
And that they may quietly rise into your sovereign
  rest.
May nothing disturb or disquiet us here.
Rather, let us be calm and quiet in your peace.

 

Today, I'm in a hurry, Lord.
There's much I need to do.
Slow me down a while, that I
Might share some time with you.

There are many who are lost, Dear Lord,
Who cannot find their way.
You know each sparrow, man, and child.
Embrace each one, I pray.

Many hurt and hunger, Lord,
I pray thy Will be done.
Slow me down to give you praise,
For blessings, everyone.

As for me, Dear Lord, I cannot ask
For more than you have given.
Slow me down, that I may lift,
My grateful prayers to Heaven.

If any day I fail to pray,
Lord, slow me down a while.
Let me reflect upon your grace,
Before another mile.

Nancy Tant

Look upon us, O Lord, and let all the darkness of our
  vanish before the beams of your brightness.
Fill us with holy love, and open to us the treasure of
  your wisdom.
All our desire is known unto you, therefore perfect
  what you have begun, and what your Spirit has
  awakened us to ask in prayer.
We seek your face; turn your face unto us and show us
  your glory, then shall our longing be satisfied, and
  our peace shall be perfect.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

St. Augustine

 

Watch, dear Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who sleep.
Tend to the sick one, O Lord Christ.
Rest your weary ones.
Bless your dying ones.
Soothe your suffering ones.
Pity your afflicted ones.
Shield your joyous ones.
And all, for your love's sake.
Amen.

St. Augustine

 

O God, our Father, when we talk to you in prayer we can be completely honest
.
Because you know all our inmost thoughts;

Because you understand us better than anyone;

Because we are not afraid you will be so angry you will not forgive us.

We are truly sorry for the silly things, the mean things, the wrong things we've done.

With your loving forgiveness, wash them-

Out of our minds, and out of our hearts;

Out of our thoughts about this day;


And give us strength to do much better,

When we put our heads on our pillows and pull up the covers, give us your good gift of sleep- and keep us safe til morning light.


For your love's sake.

Its F. Snowden

 

My Prayer

Whenever I'm discouraged
  and lost in deep despair,
I bundle all my troubles up
  and go to God in prayer.
But there are many, many times
  He seems so far away
That I can't help but wonder
  if He hears me when I pray.
Then I beseech Him earnestly
  to hear my humble plea,
To tell me how to serve Him
  and to do it gallantly,
And so I pray this little prayer
  and hope that He will show me
How I bring more happiness
  to all the folks who know me-
To give me hope and courage,
  enough for every day,
And faith to light the darkness
  when I stumble on my way,
And love and understanding,
  enough to make me kind,
So I may judge all people
  with my heart and not my mind.

Helen Steiner Rice

 
O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgement,
  and light riseth up in the darkness for the godly:
Grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties,
  the grace to ask what thou wouldest have us to do;
That the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices,
  and that in thy light we may see light
And in thy straight path may not stumble.

  William Bright