October 20, 2016 9:20 PM
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4
Teach us once again about prayer Dear Jesus. Repeat Your Word to us. Let us hear You instruct us on how to pray to the Father. To glorify and worship Him. To ask for Your physical return, to ask for Your work to be done here. Teach us to humbly ask for needs and food for our heart, mind and soul. Help us examine our heart and ask for forgiveness of our sins. Teach us again to pray.
October 9, 2016 11:17 PM
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1.
Dear God, In our culture this verse can seem unreasonable. Being a living sacrifice means giving of ourselves, wanting what You want, and being obedient to Your leading and Word each day of our lives. This seems a little over the top, maybe even radical. What about what we want and the plans we have for our lives? Forgive us Lord for our selfish and rebellious ways. When we look at You and see all you gave for us, how can we do anything other than live for you each and every day. You gave Your life for us while we were yet sinners and gave us the gift of forgiveness and abundant life forever. Help us daily to put down our will and bend to Yours. We can trust that You always want what is best for us. Amen.
October 6, 2016 9:32 PM
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Lord we pray today thankful in knowing You love us and want a closer relationship with us. We pray for Your peace in the confusing times of our lives. We pray our families would live for You with their whole heart, mind and strength. Awaken the church in the Willamette Valley. Stir us and strengthen us. Protect us from the evil, lead us away from any darkness in our lives. Bring us to a place of complete trust in You. Help us to walk with You.
September 29, 2016 10:05 PM
But now, O Lord, You are our Father,
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all of us are the work of Your hand.
Do not be angry beyond measure, O Lord,
Nor remember iniquity forever;
Behold, look now, all of us are Your people.
Isaiah 64:8-9 (NASB)
We ask today that You would work in the Church in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Please shape and mold the ministries in such a way that they can see You. Let ministers of the Word in this valley be drawn into a closer relationship with You. Let them hear Your voice through the Word. Let them see Your love move throughout this valley through the miraculous circumstances You bring. Help us as believers to work together and pray together. Shape us and mold us dear Lord.
September 22, 2016 8:48 PM
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14
We praise You today dear Lord Jesus for our rescue. You have brought us out of the darkness of despair of no hope in ourselves, to endless hope within You. We invite You to make Your presence within us more discernible and more understandable. Give the church in the Willamette Valley inspiration and power through Your Mighty Peace and Presence. Thank you Lord.
September 15, 2016 10:33 PM
Praise the Lord.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord
or fully declare his praise?
Blessed are those who act justly,
who always do what is right.
Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people,
come to my aid when you save them,
that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones,
that I may share in the joy of your nation
and join your inheritance in giving praise. Psalm 106:1-5
Thank you Lord that Your love is forever! Not just for our short time on the earth. But even in this short time here, You show us favor and kindness. Help us to always to look to You, everyday, all day long. Let us not fall into failures of our past or distractions of this world or distractions from the love that You provide.
September 8, 2016 10:49 PM
The people who walk in darkness
Will see a great light;
Those who live in a dark land,
The light will shine on them.
You shall multiply the nation,
You shall increase their gladness;
They will be glad in Your presence
As with the gladness of harvest,
As men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
Lord, our country appears to be growing darker and darker. Today we pray that You will reveal Your truth to people in our valley as never before. Let them see Your light. Your truth. We pray that many will come to faith this week and in the weeks to come. Help us share the truth of the Son, clearly, accurately and regularly. Let this truth touch hearts and minds and bring people to repentance and salvation. Give us opportunity this week to share Your truth with many.
September 1, 2016 10:24 PM
Such confidence we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
But if the ministry of death, in letters engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the sons of Israel could not look intently at the face of Moses because of the glory of his face, fading as it was, how will the ministry of the Spirit fail to be even more with glory?
2 Corinthians 4-8 (NASB)
Lord we need Your Spirit more than the words of law, more than the rules that develop outward rightness... we need You directly to develop an inward rightness within us. We pray that You will reveal Your Spirit to more and more people in the Willamette Valley. Those who have lived law filled, correct and proper lives and those who have lived despairingly evil lives. Wake up all those who are not in relationship with Your Holy Spirit to receive and be made whole. Bring peace to our valley through this. Bring Your sincerity and Your righteousness to our hearts.
August 25, 2016 9:31 PM
I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray 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 his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way
Praise You Lord for Your power and might. You have promised us this same power and might! Wow, this is incredible. If only we would believe as You have called us to believe. We pray today that the church in the Willamette Valley would be brought into a greater depth of belief. That they would deny themselves the pleasures of this world for the truth and sureness of the things to come. Help us to discover Your power today and be strengthened in Your might like never before.
August 11, 2016 10:08 PM
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
Thank You Father God that You have created man for the Spirit to live within us. Your Word is a strong reminder that our very body is a Holy creation that exists as a dwelling place for You. We pray today that we and Christians throughout this valley will never forget how special we are. Forgive us Lord for the carelessness we've exhibited. Help us to care for this temple. Help us to be kind to our own bodies and stay away from any abuse. Let us rejoice in the body you've given us. Thank you for our lives. Thank you that You dwell within us.