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.
August 4, 2016 10:25 PM
“While thus occupied, as I journeyed to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests, at midday, O king, along the road I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining around me and those who journeyed with me.
Lord You shined Your light on Paul to transform his life. Today we pray that you will transform this city, state and nation. Lord, start by shining on us. Convict us, convince us, confirm us, conform us. We are not finished by You yet. Much of our city have not experienced the truth of Your word and Your life. We ask that You would do this work as we allow You to shine Your light through us.
July 28, 2016 10:31 PM
Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercies and Your lovingkindnesses,
For they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions;
According to Your mercy remember me,
For Your goodness’ sake, O Lord.
Good and upright is the Lord;
Therefore He teaches sinners in the way.
The humble He guides in justice,
And the humble He teaches His way.
All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth,
To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
For Your name’s sake, O Lord,
Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
We humbly come before You merciful God, knowing we are redeemed by You, bought with the price of Your blood. We thank You for this relationship of mercy. All through our lives You care for us, cover us and strengthen us. Today we ask for those who see no mercy in this world. Those who don't have a voice. Those who cannot respond their circumstances. Please help us to care for the needy of Oregon. Help the church in the Willamette Valley be an impact upon those who need mercy. Though this effort let them see Your ultimate mercy to all of us.
July 21, 2016 9:40 PM
“I can’t stand your religious meetings.
I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions.
I want nothing to do with your religion projects,
your pretentious slogans and goals.
I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes,
your public relations and image making.
I’ve had all I can take of your noisy ego-music.
When was the last time you sang to me?
Do you know what I want?
I want justice—oceans of it.
I want fairness—rivers of it.
That’s what I want. That’s all I want. Amos 5:21-24(Msg)
We do want to sing to You today Lord. No ceremony. No slogans. No projects. No fund raising schemes. We simply want to come before You and love You with our whole heart, mind, soul and strength. We search our heart today Lord and dig deeper to clean house and find a place where You can dwell. Give us a pure heart. Genuine in our faith for You. Help us to sing Your song all the day long and know You are listening.
July 14, 2016 10:03 PM
You didn’t think, did you, that just by pointing your finger at others you would distract God from seeing all your misdoings and from coming down on you hard? Or did you think that because he’s such a nice God, he’d let you off the hook? Better think this one through from the beginning. God is kind, but he’s not soft. In kindness he takes us firmly by the hand and leads us into a radical life-change
Lord, I pray today that I would become more transparent. That I would be able confess my sins and repent and get closer to You than ever before. That I would give up pointing fingers. That I would hear Your voice through reading the scriptures and understand that You are calling me to a life of love, kindness, goodness, gentleness and faithfulness. We praise You today for Your goodness to us as a Father. That You are willing to discipline Your children. Help us to hear Your voice Lord. Help us to truly continue to have a radical life-change. Let us not be satisfied with yesterday. Help us to look forward to the new changes You are making in us, the new things that you are teaching us.