Mobilising, training and equipping Christians for prayer
Persecution is part of a Christian’s life. A large part of the teaching of Jesus and the new Testament, deal with persecution and attacks on Christians. God, in His eternal wisdom decided to allow persecution in our lives for His own reasons.
There is a difference between a career and a calling. Your calling has priority over your career. As a Christian, you are called to proclaim the gospel of the salvation and Lordship of Christ to people. God gives us a career through which we can live out our calling.
Father, we pray for all businessmen and women. Would you give them wisdom and make them wise, give them knowledge toward better discernment.
Determine your actual standing as far as your prayer life is concerned. Go through the questions one by one and check your own prayer life.
The Holy Spirit gives believers the desire to see an unsaved person come to salvation. God made us to be a kingdom and priests (Rev.1:6) and as His priest, you can intercede for an unsaved person to be reconciled to Him. (Ook beskikbaar in Afrikaans)
Holiness is the opposite of worldliness. It is to say “no” to the world, the flesh and the devil. Holiness, however, is more than just a list of don’ts.
God’s presence is based on the Word, where God clearly states that He lives in us through the Holy Spirit. To live in the presence of God and to live in the reality of this presence is an act of faith.
We have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain. Since we have Jesus as a great high priest over the house of God, we can draw near to the Lord, with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith.
Simple and meditative prayer takes you to deeper intimacy with God. This is how the church fathers, monks in monasteries, many of the early Christians, and Christians through the centuries learned to pray and to enter into a deeper relationship with God.
Father, we pray that You will pour out a spirit of prayer and supplication upon the saints, so they will cry out to you night and day.
These guidelines will help intercessors to pray more objectively for ministers and missionaries than merely saying “Lord please bless my minister, Amen”. Use the guidelines and allow the Holy Spirit to lead you as you pray.
“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6) Pride is self-centred and gets in the way of a believer’s faith. Pride is the stronghold in us that gives right of admission to all sorts of sin and evil in our lives.