Prayer Points 7/18/18

It’s time to Prepare!

An athlete prepares for a race, and there is a set date and time for the race. The athlete cannot change that date or time and how well the athlete prepares is how well they will run the race. Our assignments from the Lord are set, how well we run in the season when He opens the door for the assignment is based on how well we prepare!

Whether we prepare or not, we will still need to run. The preparation will make us better able to run and effective when the Lord opens the door.

It’s time to prepare!

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (NIV)

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

Personal Prayer Points

  1. We pray in accordance to Psalms 139:23-24 “Search me, O God, and Know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.”
  2. Forgive us for wasting valuable time which could have been used to prepare us for what is to come, help us to redeem the time (Ephesians 5:16)
  3. Forgive us for procrastination, putting off what we know needs to be done. Help us to move forward with the things you have placed on our hearts to do, and not stop until it is completed.
  4. Haggai 1:4 reads: “Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, and this temple to lie in ruins?” Forgive us for anyway we have prioritized our own lives above what You have wanted us to do for Your Kingdom.
  5. Father God, show us personally the ways we have become distracted. Help us Father to remove those distractions from our lives so we can do the very things You are asking of us.
  6. We pray for an awakening of greater sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit. If there is anything in our lives that is making us dull to the Holy Spirit, show these things to us, so we can turn from them. Forgive us for ignoring the Holy Spirit's promptings.
  7. We pray for discipline in this season of preparation. Help us to discipline our thoughts and our actions.
  8. Forgive us for complaining and moaning about the process.  We surrender ourselves to the Lordship of Jesus and say prepare us in whatever way You would like.
  9. We pray that you will show us in what ways you want us to get prepared.
  10. Forgive us of all laziness and complacency in our own lives, help us to be diligent in completing all things.
  11. We decree and declare a victory mindset; Your word says you lead us in triumph (2 Corinthians 2:15). Help us to see ourselves as winners not losers, and as an athlete prepares themselves to win not just take part in the race, help us to prepare ourselves to win.

Corporate Prayer Points

Father God we thank you for the Pastors, Ministry Leaders, Intercessors that you have appointed in the Tampa Metropolitan Area. We pray for all Pastors, Ministry Leaders, Intercessors and prayer teams leading in these areas. We decree and declare in accordance to Isaiah 54:17 “that no weapon formed against them will prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgement you shall condemn…”

  1. We pray for Pastors and leaders that you will give them kingdom strategies as to how to  prepare for the harvest that is going to come. May we be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:17)
  2. On behalf of all Pastors and Leaders we repent of half-hearted devotion to You, and Your kingdom purpose. We pray for whole-hearted devotion for all pastors and church leaders with this region.
  3. We pray for wisdom as we steward the resources God has given us. Forgive us for wasting and careless use of resources. Teach us how to better steward what you have given us.
  4. The word says in Matthew 9:38 “Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Let's pray that God will raise up laborers, let's call them forth for the north, south, east and west.
  5. We pray for an awakening in the body of Christ for laborers, awaken those who are sleeping who do not know what You are calling them to do, and have not yet taken their place.
  6. We pray for pastors and leaders that You will prepare them to teach, train, equip, disciple new believers. Let us be ready in season and out of season (2 Timothy 4:2)
  7. In preparation for Revive Florida Conference we pray for:
    • An increase of alliances with other pastors in this region
    • We pray for divine strategies as we prepare.
    • We pray that everyone will know what part they are needing to take.
    • We bind all division, distraction, sickness and disease, we bind all plans of the enemy that try to hinder the progression.
    • We speak a loosing of unity, peace, joy, love, favor as we go forward.
    • We pray for strength and courage as we step out and take new territory for your Kingdom.
  8. We pray that you will help all Pastors and leaders to remove distractions and spend time receiving and hearing from you, as Mary was at the Feet of Jesus receiving from Him.
  9. We pray for every pastor and leader that they would live disciplined, balanced, committed lives (balanced in time with God, personal health, marriage, family, ministry and fun).
  10. We pray for healing and freedom also for pastors and church leaders with this region. We can only take people as far as we ourselves are healed.
  11. Enter a time of thanksgiving for the multiplication, the increase, the harvest, the souls, the freedom, healing, deliverances coming to the body of Christ individually and corporately.
Laurie Weaver