Month: February, 2015

Hour of Power - February 22, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

HOUR OF POWER

Although God is all-powerful and all-knowing, He has chosen to let us help Him change the world through our prayers. Paul urges us to pray for each other and for our leader in our church. Our earnest prayers will have powerful results.

"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone." 1 Timothy 2:1

Please sign your name to our poster on the Welcome Center to share when you are praying for our church body.

 

SINGING

Psalm 100:2; Ephesians 5:19; Psalm 144:9

Melody in its truest sense is a gift of God for the purpose of singing praises unto Him. Many Christians, unfortunately, have never learned the beauty of singing a “new” song unto God during prayer. These songs may come straight from the heart with the Holy Spirit creating the melody. After all, Paul spoke of singing “spiritual songs.” (Ephesians 5:19) To sing unto the Lord is to worship God in melody.

MEDITATION 

Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:1-2; Psalm 77:12

To wait in God’s presence is simply to be there to love Him. Meditation differs in that during the latter our mind is very active. To meditate is to ponder spiritual themes in reference to God. In fact, only once in Scripture do we find God specifically promising success and prosperity. It is God’s gift to those who meditate day and night to God’s Word. (Joshua 1:8)

Hour of Power - February 15, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

HOUR OF POWER

Although God is all-powerful and all-knowing, He has chosen to let us help Him change the world through our prayers. Paul urges us to pray for each other and for our leader in our church. Our earnest prayers will have powerful results.

"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone." 1 Timothy 2:1

Please sign your name to our poster on the Welcome Center to share when you are praying for our church body.

 

THE WORD

Jeremiah 23:29; 2 Samuel 22:31; Numbers 23:19

Bringing God’s Word into prayer is so important it appears twice on our list. Earlier we suggested you read God’s Word. Now we pray God’s Word. Here we bring actual Scripture into our prayer. We can never pray out of God’s will when we pray God’s Word.

THANKSGIVING

Philippians 4:6; Psalm 100:4

When Paul wrote to the Philippians he instructed them to offer prayer and supplication “with thanksgiving.” Thus, thanksgiving should occupy more than a single aspect of our prayer -- it should be sprinkled throughout. Thanksgiving differs from praise in that praise recognizes God for who He is, while thanksgiving recognizes God for specific things He has done.

Hour of Power - February 8, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

HOUR OF POWER

Although God is all-powerful and all-knowing, He has chosen to let us help Him change the world through our prayers. Paul urges us to pray for each other and for our leader in our church. Our earnest prayers will have powerful results.

"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone." 1 Timothy 2:1

Please sign your name to our poster on the Welcome Center to share when you are praying for our church body.

 

INTERCESSION

WAIT - PRAISE - WAIT

1 Timothy 2:1-2; Psalm 2:8; Matthew 9:37-38

Our prayer now centers on intercession for a lost and dying world. This concerns praying for outhers who have desperate needs. Of course, intercession is one aspect of prayer where five minutes will never do. Usually half of my hour, or more, is given to this aspect alone. Use the WLC World Prayer Map to help you in this area of prayer.

PETITION

CONFESSION - WORD

Matthew 7:7; Matthew 6:11; James 4:2

This aspect of prayer concerns our personal needs. Petition is included in the Lord’s prayer in the expression, "Give us this day our daily bread." To petition God is to open our need to God through prayer.

Hour of Power - February 1, 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015

HOUR OF POWER

Although God is all-powerful and all-knowing, He has chosen to let us help Him change the world through our prayers. Paul urges us to pray for each other and for our leader in our church. Our earnest prayers will have powerful results.

"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone." 1 Timothy 2:1

Have you set your alarm to remind you to pray for our church body each day?

CONFESSION     

PRAISE - WAIT - PRAISE

Psalm 139:23-24; Psalm 51:10-12; 1 John 1:9

The Psalmist asked God to search his heart for unconfessed sin. He knew sin was one of the greatest roadblocks to answered prayer (Psalm 66:18). Early in prayer we need to make time for confession. This clears the way for powerful praying.

THE WORD

WAIT - PRAISE - WAIT

2 Timothy 3:16; Psalm 19:7-8

"The commandment of the Lord (God’s Word) is pure, enlightening the eyes," wrote young King David. When we bring God’s Word into our prayer we are opening our eyes to new possibilities in God. At this point in prayer we read God’s Word.

 

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