The Power of a Praying Church

The Power of a Praying Church

“The life of the church is the highest life, and its office is to pray. Its prayer life is the highest life, the most fragrant, the most conspicuous… The very life and prosperity of God’s cause – even its very existence – depend on prayer. And the advance and triumph of His cause depend on one thing: that we ask of Him.”  E. M. Bounds

There is supernatural power released when the Church in the city prays. What is needed in the worldwide Church at this hour is a unified, praying Church. We need supernatural power. Only the power of God will defeat the attacks of the enemy in our cities. Prayer will affect everything. It will affect time, places, occasions, and circumstances. A praying Church within the city brings success and supernatural power into that region.

The obstacles towards city transformation are many. We must believe that our cities can be transformed by the power of God. We must know that none of us has the answer to our city; only God does. He is the one who transforms and brings change. We must stop our busyness, remove ourselves from the distractions all around us, and become passionate for God. This animated video will help you to realize the power available to the praying Church.

The Power of a Praying Church

This is a 7-minute video about the power of a praying church. Watch the video here called: The Power of a Praying Church.

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“Success is sure to follow a church given to much prayer. The supernatural element in the church, without which it must fail, comes only through praying… More heart and soul must be in the praying that is done if the church would go forth in the strength of her Lord and perform the wonders that is her heritage by divine promise.” E. M. Bounds

Together in the Harvest,

Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)
www.intercessorsarise.org

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A Prayer for a Thankful Heart

A Prayer for a Thankful Heart

A Prayer for a Thankful Heart

“Would you know who is the greatest saint in the world? …It is he who is always thankful to God, who wills everything that God wills, who receives everything as an instance of God’s goodness and has a heart always ready to praise God for it… Could you therefore work miracles, you could not do more for yourself than by this thankful spirit, for it turns all that it touches into happiness.” William Law

Most people do not realize the power of giving thanks.When we choose to thank God in the midst of difficulty, it defeats the forces of darkness in the spiritual realm. When we thank God for every gift He has given us even when things are hard, the enemy loses the battle against us. He is stopped in his tracks when we come to God with a thankful heart.

Learn to be thankful for every blessing from God in your life.It is of great significance to Him if in the midst of great trials, we can be thankful. There is a way of looking at life from the standpoint of eternity. The reality of eternal life and eternal glory that far exceeds this life is a priceless treasure. Our afflictions are working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. The following prayer will help you cultivate a thankful heart.

A Prayer for a Thankful Heart

Lord, teach me to offer you a heart of thanksgiving and praise in all my daily experiences of life. Teach me to be joyful always, to pray continually and to give thanks in all my circumstances. I accept them as Your will for my life (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). I long to bring pleasure to Your heart daily. Break the power of the enemy in my life. Defeat Him through my sacrifice of praise. Change my outlook and attitude into one of joyful contentment with my present circumstances. I thank You for… [Name a difficult circumstance in your life presently and thank God for it.]

Jesus, I want to be like You who obeyed the Father without complaint. You embraced the chains of humanity when You walked this earth. Convict me whenever I complain or compare myself with others. Give me Your attitude of humility and thankful acceptance. I want to be like the Apostle Paul who learned contentment in every circumstance. I choose to continually offer You a sacrifice of praise, the fruit of lips that give praise to Your name (Hebrews 13:15). I long to bring a smile to Your face. Teach me the power of a thankful heart. I know that Your truth dwells in a thankful heart.

“I will give thanks to the LORD because of His righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens” (Psalm 7:17- 18:1). In Jesus’ name, amen.

A Prayer for a Thankful Heart Animated Video

This is an 5 1/2 minute prayer and teaching to help you have a thankful heart. Watch the video here called: A Prayer for a Thankful Heart.

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“I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD” (Psalm 116:17).

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)
www.intercessorsarise.org

Praying God’s Word for Salvations

Praying God’s Word for Salvations

“It is Jesus who teaches us how to pray. He learned it amid the trials and tears of His earthly life. In heaven it is still His beloved work. His life there is prayer. Nothing delights Him more than to find those He can take with Him into the Father’s presence, clothing them with power to pray down God’s blessing to those around them, training them to be His fellow-workers in the intercession by which the kingdom is to be revealed on earth.” Andrew Murray

Jesus teaches us how to pray and love. He teaches us how to pray heaven’s blessings to earth. As we pray, we receive the heart of God for the world around us. He clothes us with power. He leads us to people in need with His love and compassion. He brings us to the lost and lonely, the hurting and sick who need healing. Prayer leads to a lifestyle of loving and caring. Jesus is our example. He wants us to be His light.

The darkness vanishes as we pray for the lost. Jesus convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8). He brings them to salvation and repentance. Here is a Biblical prayer that will help you to pray for your unsaved family, friends, and co-workers.

A Biblical Prayer for Salvations

Lord, I pray that You would teach me to yield myself to Your Spirit as I pray for the salvation of those who do not know you. Holy Spirit, teach me to trust You as a living person who leads my life and my prayers. I long to see Your power in my life just as the Apostle Paul did as he reached out to the lost (1 Corinthians 2:2-5). I thank you that You indwell, seal, sanctify, and empower me. You guide me, teach me, and pray through me. Help me to partner with You as I use Your Word in praying for the salvation of my family, friends, and co-workers. Make me sensitive to Your promptings and teach me to partner with You in praying Your Word over those who are searching for You. 

Jesus, I want to prioritize prayer for others just as You did on earth. You withdrew to lonely places to pray (Mark 1:35, Luke 5:16). You were faithful in intercession and even prayed whole nights. Teach me to be faithful in prayer. Help me to remember the lost when I pray [Bring before the Lord five unsaved family members or friends]. Show them that the free gift of eternal life is in You alone (Romans 6:23, John 3:16). Help me to be Your witness andlove them. Help me to show warm-hearted acts of kindness towards them. I know that love comes from You (1 John 4:7). Help me to show love towards everyone I meet. Love always hopes and believes (Pray all of 1 Corinthians 13). Help me to be active in sharing my faith (Philemon 6). I thank You that I can be Your witness everywhere I go (Acts 1:8).

I thank you that the darkness vanishes as I pray for the lost. Thank you for convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8). I pray that you will soften the hearts of [Name one-by-one others who do not know Christ]. Remove the spiritual blindness from their eyes, and help them to understand the truth about You. Bring them to repentance and salvation (Acts 3:19). I believe that You are working in their hearts even as I pray. Help me to let my light shine before men, that they may see my good deeds and glorify my Father in heaven (Mathew 5:16). Help me to be Your light in their lives. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Praying God’s Word for Salvations Video

This is a 51/2 minute animated teaching and prayer to help you pray for the salvations of others. Watch the video here called: Praying God’s Word for Salvations.

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“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).

Together in the Harvest,

Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)
www.intercessorsarise.org

A Prayer for an Unhindered Prayer Life

A Prayer for an Unhindered Prayer Life

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does” (James 1:5-8).

When we pray, it’s important to believe the truth of what we are praying. Did you realize that spiritual strongholds hinder our prayer life? When we believe a lie of the enemy, it’s hard to pray with faith. It’s hard to pray confident prayers when we are believing, “God doesn’t love me” or “I’m a failure.” If we believe that God doesn’t love us or care, how can we believe that He will answer our prayers and how can we pray in faith about our destiny? Too many negative beliefs will cloud our prayer life.

When we believe a lie, we become double-minded in prayer. When we are double-minded and unstable, we are indecisive and without faith in our prayers. We become doubtful. We doubt God’s Word and what He has told us about our lives. Our motives can become self-centered instead of God-centered (James 4:3). We lose our confidence in prayer and in God. We may think, “Is God really for me?” It’s hard to believe the Bible and believe a lie of the enemy at the same time.

We want an unhindered prayer life. We want to be diligent and recognize these lies in our lives. We want to pray with faith for God’s purposes for our lives and the lives of others. The following prayer will help you.

A Prayer for an Unhindered Prayer Life Animated Video

This is an 4-minute teaching and prayer that will help to have an unhindered prayer life. Watch the video here called: A Prayer for an Unhindered Prayer Life.

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“Faith gives birth to prayer. It grows stronger, strikes deeper, and rises higher in the struggle and wrestling of mighty petitioning. Faith is the substance of things hope for (see Hebrews 11:1), the confidence and reality of the inheritance of the saints. Faith, too, is humble and persistent. It can wait and pray. It can stay on its knees or lie in the dust. It is the one great condition of prayer.” E. M. Bounds

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)
www.intercessorsarise.org

Hearing God’s Voice When Choosing National Leaders

Hearing God’s Voice When Choosing National Leaders

“The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed” (Isaiah 50:4).

What is God saying at this hour? It seems in a time of international turbulence and confusion, we as God’s people must hear His voice. We need to be a people who have ears to hear what God is saying. He wants to instruct us at this critical hour, but what is He saying to us as His people? When we hear from God with a heart to obey, we line up with His values of what is right and wrong. We make choices that are His choices.

God is looking for a praying people. It is of utmost importance that we go up to the mountain of the Lord and hear Him. Then we can prepare the way of the Lord and build a smooth highway for Him. The praying Church needs to become a Church that speaks clearly the Word of the Lord. In Amos 3:7 we see that God reveals His secrets to His servants. He tells us what will happen before it happens. In Amos 8:11 there was a famine on the land, a famine of hearing the Word of God because of sin. It is necessary that we remove the stones (sin) and obstacles in our lives through personal prayer and together with others. We need to hear God’s voice and go to Jesus for truth.

Are we fervently praying during times of election? The place of prayer is the place of power. It is time to stop unnecessary activities and give ourselves to prayer, both personally and corporately. We must pray for God’s righteous standards in our land. Our eyes must be on the King of Heaven. Prayer is the position of strength for any nation. It’s not in any political leader, but it’s only in God.

Remember in Choosing National Leaders:

  • We as God’s people must hear His voice.
  • He wants to instruct us during critical times of national elections.
  • When we hear from God with a heart to obey, we line up with His values of what is right and wrong.
  • God is looking for a praying people who make choices that are His choices.
  • The praying Church needs to become a Church that speaks clearly the Word of God.
  • In Amos 3:7 we see that God reveals His secrets to His servants.
  • In Amos 8:11 there was a famine on the land of hearing God’s voice because of sin.
  • We must choose leaders who know that God is the one who prospers a nation.
  • We must beware of deception when choosing leaders.

Pray with God’s authority for your nation and be sure to vote. Every single vote counts. Let’s set our hearts right before God and be His voice at this hour. Let’s speak truth to our family, friends, and the lost. It is our responsibility as the people of God to take our stand and vote for righteousness, justice, and holy values at such a critical hour as the one we are right now facing.

Hearing God’s Voice When Choosing National Leaders Video

This is an 6-minute video that will help you to hear God’s Voice as you vote and choose your national leaders. Watch the video called: Hearing God’s Voice When Choosing National Leaders.

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“A preacher preaches a message. A voice is much more than this. A message can deliver content, but a voice comes from an anointed life that has the power to actually turn people. A message delivers information. A voice delivers people. Anyone can deliver a message, but only a consecrated life can be a voice.” Wes Martin

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)
www.intercessorsarise.org

A Prayer for Steadfast Authority

“Our God is not afraid of anything; nor is He upset or provoked by anything. He is a God of war and He laughs in the face of His enemy, because God knows who He is in Himself. He has total knowledge of His own identity. He is wanting to put all the qualities and characteristics of His own warring nature into the church.” Graham Cooke

A Prayer for Steadfast Authority

God is looking throughout the earth, and He sees those who are steadfast in authoritative prayer. Is your spirit steadfast even during times of intense spiritual warfare? Do you know how to stand steady in prayer in hard times even when the enemy targets you with lies? Are you standing your ground in your thought life, and are you bringing your thoughts captive to Christ?

The battles we are facing corporately in God’s Church are on a cosmic level. God is calling for a steadfast spirit in warfare. This cosmic battle can only be won on our knees through prayer and fasting. Many wonder why are all of these things are happening in the world. The battle we are facing is against the powers of darkness. It’s light against darkness. It’s truth against error. We can’t believe everything we hear in the media. We must be very discerning. We must see behind what is happening in the natural.

When we persevere in steadfast authority, it is purposeful. God is entrusting us for greater things. We are building God’s Kingdom and we cannot build without steadfastness during times of war. We need to violently stand on God’s promises. We need to passionately pray God’s will and stand strong in prayer against the powers of darkness. We need to believe God steadfastly for breakthrough and not give up. He is not upset by anything that is happening around us.

A Prayer for Steadfast Authority

This is an 4-minute prayer and training that will help you to stand in steadfast authority in prayer. It is called: A Prayer for Steadfast Authority

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“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast” (1 Peter 5:10).

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)
www.intercessorsarise.org