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Prayer Points for 2018

 

Personal Prayer points

  1. I pray that the devil be unable to outwit me. I therefore choose the Gospel over all things of this worlds.
  2. Save me from all dangers be it against my body, mind, soul and spirit.
  3. Keep me away from all deception. I pray that you draw me out of any darkness that tries to cover me.
  4. I ask in faith that all distractions which work against the will of God in my life be banished right now, in the name of Jesus.
  5. That I become strong in body, mind, soul and spirit.
  6. That I be delivered from evil, both seen and unseen, in the name of Jesus.
  7. That I be released from all debts and stay out of all debts.
  8. That I be the head and not the tail. And also that I be above and not below.
  9. That I am able to finish in this year; all the good works that the Lord God has planned out for me.
  10. I ask for the grace of God, all through this year in the name of Jesus.

 

Prayer points for family and friends

  1. I pray for the salvation of my friends and family this year. So that each of them be saved in the name of Jesus.
  2. Also that they are free from all dangers wherever they are and wherever they go.
  3. That they are able to handle their finances and do not remain in debt nor misery
  4. That they are guarded by the angels of God as they go about in the world.
  5. That they grow in wisdom and prudence in their life and interactions with others.
  6. That their relationship with myself improves and we benefit each other mutually.
  7. That sickness and pestilence be banished from their lives, in the name of Jesus.
  8. That all people only look with favour on my friends and family.
  9. That my friends and family be sanctified all through this year, in the name of Jesus.
  10. I ask for the favour and protection of God, over all my friends and family, in the name of Jesus.

 

Local and worldwide Church Prayer points

  1. I pray that the church prevails over the kingdom of darkness in all of the world.
  2. I pray that all witchcraft and spells against the people of God, be eliminated and rendered useless, in the name of Jesus.
  3. That the Gospel is preached to each and every place on the Earth.
  4. That false teachers and false prophets are exposed so that the people of God stop giving heed to their heresies but instead follow the Gospel.
  5. That all selfish and ungodly Christian unity movements meet with failure. And instead there be true Christian unity based on the love of God.
  6. That all migrants who have evil motives be moved out from the nations where they intend to harm Christians and Jews.
  7. That all molesters of the innocent in the church are exposed and investigated, in the name of Jesus.
  8. That all the people of God work together to preach the Gospel everywhere they live.
  9. That all who believe in Christ be sanctified even more this year.
  10. I pray that the Church on earth in guided by the Holy Spirit for the Second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

National Prayer points

  1. O Lord Jesus, I ask for peace and security in my nation from all enemies, both foreign and domestic.
  2. I pray that my nation is freed from all corrupt leaders, at all levels of government and judiciary.
  3. I pray that all sinful tendencies among the people are not supported by my nation and its leaders.
  4. I pray that my nation is protected from all disasters be it natural or man made.
  5. I ask for your blessing over the armed forces and protectors of my nation.
  6. That all traitors fail in their attempts to sell out and harm my nation.
  7. That my nation has wise leaders who are sane in their thoughts, words and actions.
  8. That all the infrastructure and resources of my nation are kept secure.
  9. That the Gospel if preached across all my nation in it fullness and without any fear nor compromises.
  10. That my nation is always fair and friendly towards the nation of Israel as per the will of God.

 

International Prayer points

  1. I pray that the Holy Spirit guides the course of events all across the world, for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  2. That all terrorists and those who spread rumors of wars are handed only failure in their efforts to harm the innocent.
  3. That the laws of the world’s nations be in line with the Word of God.
  4. That all businesses and industries manipulating their workers and the trust of their customers be exposed and closed in the name of Jesus.
  5. I pray for peace in both the Korea’s and that Japan and China, USA and Russia, are also kept from provoking each other to wars
  6. I pray for peace of Jerusalem which is the heart of Israel and for the whole land of Israel. I pray that every treaty that is in truth evil against Israel gets exposed and cancelled in the name of Jesus. Amen.
  7. I pray that the all people especially the children and innocent of world are safe from landmines, radiation, chemical warfare and all type of terrorism, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
  8. That all nuclear installations in various nations of the world are kept safe from sabotage and evil hands.
  9. That all chemical and biological warfare programs are not misused in various nations.
  10. I pray for the will of God to work in all nations whether they are believers or not. Amen.

 

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Preach to the lost if you love the Lord God

Most of the world knows the terms ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Christmas shopping’. But what it doesn’t know clearly is the Gospel of Jesus Christ! By world I mean those who are not in the Lord.

As you love the Lord God it’s a good and wholesome thought and action to let others know of the salvation of the Lord. You might have to actually preach the Gospel more in words than action. Because some people don’t understand the meaning of actions unless you tell them. The devil has tricked them into not being able to connect the dots by observing good behaviour alone. The greatest good that a Christian can do for another person is to lead him or her to Jesus Christ by preaching the Gospel to them. This is the good that benefits them in the after life if they receive and hold onto this life. 

There are lost who need healing. Preach to them and pray for them. You can also get them to church so that the preacher and church elders can pray over them. There are the lost who need deliverance from evil. Don’t be scared to declare the victory of Jesus on the cross to them. There are lost who are broken. Speak to them of Christ who cares for you. 

He says, “You will do more than restore the people of Israel to me. I will make you a light to the Gentiles, and you will bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.” (Isaiah 49:6)

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.” (Matthew 28:16-20)

Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen. (Acts 28:28)

Remember to wait patiently for the Lord

A warning about lies and wrong thoughts

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. (Proverbs 14:12)

Some young men believe that unless they don’t do drugs they won’t get accepted into their friend circle. This causes them to sin a lot. Doesn’t matter if a man doesn’t have drugs, there are always other people who don’t want drug addicts as their friends. It’s better to have no friends than be stuck in prison for the rest of your lives.

Then there are young girls who are convinced that unless they don’t wear indecent clothes, they won’t be popular in college. But the thing is that in college academics are the main thing and not popularity. In fact you can have zero popularity and still get the best marks.

There are industrialists who will think of lying about their products and the manner in which they are made. These are secretly living in fear about the consequences which includes time in prison and loss of money if it were found that they produced the goods in far away lands in the most inhuman conditions for their workers out there. It’s better to have lesser profits than to risk your reputation.

There are also people who believe that suicide will reduce their pain and finally people will pay attention to them. Just a second after their suicide unfortunately they will not be found in heaven nor in any place where they are valued. Instead they should say no to suicide and live to find the answers to their troubles.

To anyone and everyone reading this, do take every effort to identify any such mindset and thought process which is from the Devil and which doesn’t actually lead to life but death. Don’t hesitate to pray to God to counsel and correct your thought process before damage happens. In fact don’t head to towards eternal life but away from the light of Christ, where there is darkness and weeping and gnashing of teeth. Change any such unhelpful thinking with wise and wholesome thinking for the glory of God

 

 

Your number one focus must be your relationship with God

This is written for those in God through Jesus Christ, that they must be focused on the Lord God first. Everything else follows that. It doesn’t mean you neglect your duties towards your family, school, work, nation etc. But rather that these duties do not keep you away from following God. 

A person who truly follows Christ will not say, that he or she loves family so much, that they will sell drugs to maintain their family. Nor will such a person think that to keep friendship with any person they need to give up on holiness. The Christian faith is on earth but our priorities are always to be for the Lord’s glory each moment.

With that being the case, we are not left helpless to face our daily lives. But as we put God first, the Lord God blesses us with his graces even more. For Jesus himself spoke the grace for us to be provided by God his father by saying “Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.  But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you “(refer Mathew 6:31-33).

Now the faith to receive God’s grace in such a manner is not to be taken lightly. One cannot doubt his existence and next time start expecting his graces. So any person who wants God’s grace must always begin in existence of the Lord God and also believe that he rewards those who seek him. 

For if you believe God will not forgive you for stealing then as per your faith it’ll be granted, which is that you won’t be forgiven. But if you sincerely and truly believe that God can forgive you then surely you will be forgiven. Grace too works the same way as your faith. Therefore expect the grace of God by first respecting the grace of God in your prayers, words and actions. 

And then don’t worry about the world’s opinions on God but go only by the truth, which is the Gospel in times of universal deceit. The cross is what you must carry rather than the vanity, pleasures and worries of the world. Scripture does say that world and it’s lust are passing away but he who does the will of God shall live for ever. So don’t get enticed by the world that is fading away but focus on God who’ll be in glory for ever.

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)

Keep calm and have faith in God

Use gentle answers to turn away wrath

When in depression wait upon the Lord


When in depression or anxiety don’t get impulsive and make a wrong decision. This can further aggravate your situation. Instead wait upon the Lord God. First pray to God and be calm in his presence. Then be patient to receive his wisdom from above. For the Lord can answer from the Holy Scriptures if you read it prayerfully. Or the Holy Spirit can cause people inspired by him with the answer. Sometimes you might just get a thought from above. All you need to do next is to check if it’s consistent with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and accordingly act on it.

Don’t worry if you grow more than others in the Lord

Praise be to the Lord God who provides the seed of His word and the faith to work on it. By intercession of Christ Jesus our Saviour we keep ever growing in spirit and knowledge. O Holy Spirit lead us into all truth and keep us away from lethargy and false counsel.

We are called to grow in the Lord God. There are no exceptions to this. No need to worry if others don’t grow as much as you do.

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (2 Peter 3:18)

Be like Samuel the Prophet who didn’t ignore the Word of God but kept it in all earnest. Samuel’s duty was to grow in the knowledge that God gave him. He didn’t focus on those who didn’t but kept to his task. (Prophet Samuel later in life went on to annoint David as the king of Israel – refer to 1 Samuel 16:1-13 for this). He never gave up his spiritual growth though his mentor Eli’s sons grew in wickedness (Click here if you want to know a lesson about Eli). 

And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established as a prophet of the Lord.(1 Samuel 3:19-20)

You might not know the future but there may be people who one day will need your help. It might be your own family members who might need counsel on life changing decisions. You may have to cast out evil spirits from the possessed people who turn to you. Or you just have to be a good Samaritan to those in danger. But God knows best what good you are to do. What matters then is whether you decide to grow in the knowledge and grace of Jesus Christ. Because that’s the very thing which will help you with doing all the good works that God has set forth before you. By this you can give glory to God and be a good neighbor to those in need.

Suppose you feel upset that others are not growing in the Lord God, then do not despair. You can intercede for them. And wherever possible even directly help them grow. But never be too proud of your growth and so end up displeasing God. Also take care not to slow down on your growth in Spirit. Because neither will it help others grow nor will it give glory to God.

Christ be with you!

Reflect slowly as you memorize the Scriptures

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