Prayer is not merely an occasional impulse to which we respond when we are in trouble: prayer is a life attitude. ~ Walter A. Mueller
A global movement of prayer is taking place today May 1st 2014. It is a very important day of Christian ministry where millions will seek the Lord on behalf of our nations during this Worldwide Day of Prayer. The theme this year is “One Voice, United in Prayer” and the scripture upon which this is based is taken from Romans 15:6 as follows:
So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ Romans 15:6 NIV
Now is the time more than ever when this call to action must not go un-noticed or un-attended. Where ever you are, corperately and individually, it is time to place our faith in God who is sovereign over all region, nations, governments, authorities and people.
Change is necessary and much of that change will come through our prayers, which by the way, is not an occasional thing we do just when there is some sort of trouble in our lives, but our lifestyle and a life attitude.
Scripture reminds us how powerful our prayers are. There is also the evidence of the effectiveness of our prayers as found in James 5:16. “Confess your faults one to another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
So join me in prayer as we ask God to heal our world, to heal the broken, wounded, hurting lives and to advance His Kingdom here on earth.
1. Pray for the church, Ministers, Pastors, church workers, and world leaders – Pray that each one will lead in godliness, truth, justly, humbly and unselfishly while you ask God to give them fresh insight, wisdom and strength to manage the resource that has been entrusted to them.
2. Pray for a spiritual awakening worldwide, governments, law enforcement agencies, non-profit organizations, and learning institution/Teachers and Administrators
3. Pray for liberty, peace, restoration, progress and a smooth rebuilding process in regions around the world that are in conflict and crisis such as Syria, Sudan, Afghanistan, African regions, Venezuela and Ukraine.
4. Pray for families [financial burdens, broken homes, sick, suffering, unemployed/underemployed, depressed/discouraged, eradication of violence and domestic violence, substance abuse, alcoholics and other social ills] Let us ask God to show His love and provision to the widows, fatherless/motherless, starving/hungry, hopeless and poor in our communities.
5. Pray for Christians around the world that each one will boldly stand for righteousness and confidently follow Christ.
May God bless our nations and heal our land/world through our prayer of faith.