Book of Prayers – Part 2
Louis Johnson, August 11, 2019
(Ephesians 6:18 GW) Pray in the Spirit in every situation. Use every kind of prayer and request there is.
The Prayer of Jabez
(1 Chronicles 4:9-10) Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.
Pray for blessing.
(1 Chronicles 4:10) “Oh that you would bless me…”
(Psalm 18:35) You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great.
(Genesis 12:2 NLT) I will bless you…and you will be a blessing to others.
Pray for influence.
(1 Chronicles 4:10) “…enlarge my territory…”
(Ephesians 1:18) I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.
(Psalm 2:8) Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.
Pray for presence.
(1 Chronicles 4:10) “Let your hand be with me…”
(Acts 11:21) The Lord’s hand was with them and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.
(Exodus 33:15-17) Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?” And the LORD said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked.”
Pray for protection.
(1 Chronicles 4:10) “…and keep me from harm.”
(1 Peter 5:8) The devil is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.
(Romans 8:35-37) Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Prayer isn’t about God moving toward us.
Prayer is about us moving toward God.
21 Days of Prayer August 4-24, 2019
Prayer services: Monday through Friday 6-7am and Saturday 9- 10am at Vine Studio (110 C. Univ. Ave) and Sunday at the Rec Center at 8:30am.