House of Prayer and Celebration

Mid-Willamette Valley Prayer Group (HOPC)

May 30, 2013 11:43 PM
by DanJ

Friday AM Prayer Focus - Wisdom Builds the House

May 30, 2013 11:43 PM by DanJ

By wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding it is established;
And by knowledge the rooms are filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.
A wise man is strong,
And a man of knowledge increases power.
For by wise guidance you will wage war,
And in abundance of counselors there is victory.   Proverbs 24:3-6

Dear Lord, we ask for wisdom today.  Wisdom to build our homes, our neighborhoods, our communities.  We cry out to you about the desperate condition of many of the circumstances that our city has found itself in.  We ask for your peace to fill our homes.  We ask for you to make our leaders and our workers wise and understanding.  Help us to battle the evils of this age that oppress. Help us to remember to wear Your armor and take stength in Your presence that is always with us.

May 26, 2013 7:40 PM
by Diane

Monday AM Prayer Focus: Knowing Love

May 26, 2013 7:40 PM by Diane

By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in words or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. I John 3:16-18.

Dear Jesus, Thank you that You laid down Your life to save ours. Open our eyes to see our brother's need. Guide us by Your Word into truth. Show us how to apply this verse in our daily lives. Amen.

May 25, 2013 12:29 AM
by Diane

Saturday: Compassion

May 25, 2013 12:29 AM by Diane

For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.

Lord, lead me by Your Holy Spirit to reach out and help those around me. Guide my paths and give me eyes to see those in need. Help me to know how to use my time and resources effectively for Your kingdom. Let me always be thankful for Your many blessings and give me compassion and love to share. Amen.

May 23, 2013 11:21 PM
by DanJ

Friday AM Prayer Focus - Bold in Praise

May 23, 2013 11:21 PM by DanJ

 I will praise You with my whole heart;
Before the gods I will sing praises to You.
 I will worship toward Your holy temple,

And praise Your name.  For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word above all Your name. In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul.  

Psalm 138:1-3


Thank You for Your answers to us dear Lord. You strengthen us when we are weak. You give us joy in the unexpected times. We desire to lift up Your name in prayer and in worship. Help us to be strong in praise. To be confident as we come before You and offer our sacrifices to You. We trust Your love for us Lord. We will walk in that love. Amen.


May 22, 2013 10:07 PM
by Roger

Thursday AM Prayer Focus - Safety for graduating seniors

May 22, 2013 10:07 PM by Roger

Father, we thank you for the blessing of our youth and for the great value You place on each life.  In Jesus name, we ask that You would give wisdom and understanding to our graduating seniors.  We want them to enjoy life and each other.  We do not want them to make foolish choices that will rob them of their futures.   In their parties and outings, give them strength to resist peer pressure in matters of drug and alcohol use, drunken driving, sexual immorality, and reckless endangerments.   We bless our teens with joy and happiness, and a true understanding of their importance to us all.   In Jesus name, we bless our teens with a long, satisfying, productive life.  Amen.

May 19, 2013 6:35 PM
by Diane

Monday AM Prayer Focus: Forgiveness

May 19, 2013 6:35 PM by Diane

This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. I Timothy 1:15.

Dear Jesus, We know that we are all sinners. We all need Your salvation. It is hard to know who is the worst sinner and none of us want to have bragging rights. We do know that without You, all of us are hopelessly lost in our sin. Thank you for making a way out of our sure destruction. You have brought us from death to life. Amen.

May 17, 2013 11:10 PM
by Diane

Saturday: God's Riches

May 17, 2013 11:10 PM by Diane

Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share. I Timothy 6:17-18.

Dear Lord, Thank you that You bless each of us so boutifully. Help us to have generous hearts to share Your goodness with those around us. Give us eyes to see Your divine appointments. Lead us by Your Holy Spirit so we are sensative to hear and quick to obey Your directions. Give us eyes to see the need around us. Amen.

May 16, 2013 11:55 PM
by DanJ

Friday AM Prayer Focus - Compassionate High Priest

May 16, 2013 11:55 PM by DanJ

Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.  Hebrews 4:14-16


Lord, in Your Word, You reveal yourself as a high Priest who goes before us.  As a priest who understands us.  Who is willing to minister for us.  Thank You for Your kindness to us.  Your willingness to hear our prayers and cries for help.  For your understanding of our humanness of our weaknesses and our fears.  We ask for Your presence to be made known to Your church in assurance and deeper understanding this day.

May 15, 2013 9:34 PM
by Roger

Thursday AM Prayer Focus - Wise and witty solutions for businessmen

May 15, 2013 9:34 PM by Roger

Pray for the businesses in our community to prosper, for stable growth,  fair profits,  for wise and witty solutions to problems that arise.    Pray for good employer/employee relationships;  for workers to be diligent, honest, and safe; and for bosses to be fair, considerate, and effective.   Pray for businesses struggling to make payroll - grace, grace, grace.   Pray for new businesses to arise with benefit to the community providing needed goods and services,  and supplying new jobs.  Pray for a decrease in the number of commercial properties that are vacant.   Pray that honesty will prevail in our community's business world.  Pray for businesses that are hurtful to our society to become unprofitable and close.  Pray for living wages to be paid. Pray that Christian business persons would befriend others in business and gain a credible witness for Jesus Christ.

May 12, 2013 11:04 PM
by Diane

Monday AM Prayer Focus: God's Mercy

May 12, 2013 11:04 PM by Diane

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior. Titus 3:4-6.

Dear Lord, thank you for Your mercy. There is nothing we did to earn or acquire Your salvation. You saved us and then poured out the Holy Spirit into our lives. We thank, praise, and worship You. Words cannot begin to describe Your glory. We are Yours forever. Amen.