A Prayer for a Heart After God

A Prayer for a Heart After God

“I believe strongly that one thing the devil seeks to do is to sneak in and subtly distract our attention from the purity and simplicity of loving God. He doesn’t mind if we exalt revival, healing, or anything else, as long as we lose our focus on the simplicity of heart-level lavish devotion to the Son of God.”  Mike Bickle

The battleground of the ages is activity. The outward is most immediate for our attention. It demands our time and energy. We can feel trapped by the tyranny of the urgent. It’s Satan’s great strategy. If he can keep us constantly active, he has gotten us. We no longer are the captain of our soul, and we so easily sink. An impulsive desire of mankind is to avoid concentration on God. It’s so easy to work for Him any day than to let Him work in us.

Does the devil tempt you with focusing on the externals of life rather than what is most important? Keeping Jesus as Lord of our life is the best way you and I can live. And when we do this, we learn to love others better.

This 4-minute prayer and teaching will help you to seek God with all your heart. It is called: A Prayer for a Heart After God

This is from the Intercessors Arise International School of Prayer. 

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
www.intercessorsarise.org

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A Prayer to Keep God in the Center

A Prayer to Keep God in the Center

“The biggest battle we each might fight is to stay focused on God long enough to learn to abide in His presence. Before we can redeem the world, we must redeem our time. And we would think that with all the time saving conveniences we have in life, that this would be easy but it is not.” Francis Frangipane

A focused life is not scattered in many directions because of the distractions. A focused life always moves to the center even in the busiest times because it is like a magnet attracted to Jesus, knowing that He alone is the one who makes everything work when priorities are in order.

We used to live in Virginia Beach so we learned a lot about hurricanes. A few years ago we had a hurricane called Ernesto that swept through the area. Ernesto was not a very forceful hurricane, yet many trees fell because of the strength of the winds. Many people lost one or more trees during that hurricane. It left Virginia Beach in a huge mess with trees and branches lying everywhere.

The stability of the trees depended on how deep the roots went below the surface. Shallow roots could not stand the force of even a small hurricane. In Virginia Beach in mild weather you could never tell how deep a tree’s roots extended, but in a hurricane the truth was exposed. Shallow roots meant a big downfall. The roots just could not sustain the tree.

Likewise, right now God is developing our prayer life and the depth of our personal relationship with Him. He wants us to be stable and strong in difficult times as we keep Him in the center of our life.

This 4 1/2 minute prayer will help you to keep God in the center of your life. It is called: A Prayer to Keep God in the CenterThis video is from the Intercessors Arise International School of Prayer course called: How to Grow Deeper in Intimacy with God – There is a Spring special on this course – Enroll Here. 

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

 A Prayer For Knowing Your Identity in Christ

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“The heart thinks! Therefore, if the enemy can bombard you with thoughts that produce fear and anxiety, he can then remove your ability to manifest the will of God in your life.” Chuck Pierce

Most people struggle with who they are in Christ. Our identity as humans is relentlessly under fire. If you look into the secret lives of people in all walks of life, you find individuals who try to look big on the outside but who are crying deeply for love on the inside. A worldwide problem is not being able to love ourselves the way that God loves us. Most of us do not do this well.

God desires that each one of us knows Him as a loving Father. It seems that every one of us needs to grow in understanding this wonderful reality on a deep heart level. We all know this in our heads, but when it comes to being truly confident in the love that God our Father has towards us personally, we often fall short. Our lives are often filled with anxiety, worry, and depression because we listen to the lies of the enemy instead of God’s truth. So many have lost their identity and do not know who they really are.

There was a well-known man who stepped onto a platform to speak at a convention. As he looked at the large crowd of people, he asked, “Can anybody tell me who I am?” He had lost his memory and had no record of his past or his identity. In his deep desperation he was really asking, “Does anybody know who I am?”

If we want to fulfill our calling and purpose in life, we must know who we are in Christ. Knowing our Father’s love and care is absolutely essential. We must have the firm assurance of His love in ourselves because we are called to spread the good news of the Father’s love through Christ to a lost and dying world. What do the people of other religions miss? They miss the reality of knowing the love of God. They believe in numerous gods who cannot love, care and truly help them in their daily lives. To successfully fulfill God’s will in our lives without fear and anxiety, we must have a right view of ourselves and know our true identity in Christ.

We all need to hold a loving hand that is bigger and stronger than our own.

 A Prayer For Knowing Your Identity in Christ

Lord, I pray that You would unlock my heart that I might be fully alive to my true identity in You. Give me clear revelation to see myself the way You see me. Help me to stand in Your truth against all enemy attacks and guard my heart with all vigilance (Proverbs 4:23). Help me to identify the lies, and reveal to me any places where I am chained to the past in a negative way. I repent of any lies of the past. [Name those lies and ask God to forgive you.] Teach me to hear Your voice and not believe the enemy’s destructive lies about who I am. I thank You for my uniqueness and that I am made in Your image (Genesis 1:27). I want to understand and feel the deep things in Your heart for me (1 Corinthians 2:10-12). I choose to believe the truth about how You see me. I thank You that I can hope in the future and believe in the good destiny that You have for me. You have vision for my future. Help me to live a fruitful life now and overflow with Your love to others. Give me greater authority in my prayer life. I want to know You on a deeper level, and I don’t want anything to hinder my relationship with You.

I thank You that [Say your name instead of “I”]: I am Your child (John 1:12), I have been justified (Romans 5:1), I am Your friend (John 15:15), I belong to You (1 Corinthians 6:20), I am a member of Your body (1 Corinthians 12:27), I have been established, anointed, and sealed by You (2 Corinthians 1:21-22), I am a citizen of heaven (Philippians 3:20), I am blessed in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3), I am chosen before the creation of the world (Ephesians 1:4, 11), I am holy and blameless (Ephesians 1:4), I am forgiven (Ephesians 1:8; Colossians 1:14) I am adopted as Your child (Ephesians 1:5), I have purpose (Ephesians 1:9; 3:11), I have hope (Ephesians 1:12), I am included (Ephesians 1:13), I am an overcomer (1 John 4:4), I am protected (John 10:28), I am a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17), I am qualified to share in Your inheritance (Colossians 1:12), I am the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21), I am safe (1 John 5:18), I am part of Your Kingdom (Revelation 1:6), I can understand what Your will is (Ephesians 5:17), I have God’s power (Ephesians 6:10), and I am victorious (1 Corinthians 15:57).

Thank You for this new identity I have in You. Help me to live out this truth in my life every day. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Here is a 6-minute teaching and prayer for you called: A Prayer for Taking Thoughts Captive. This is part of the Intercessors Arise International School of Prayer.

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

How to Grow Deeper in Intimacy with God

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SPRING  SPECIAL – ONLY $129 – ENROLL HERE!

This biblical, motivational, and transformational course will empower you towards a deeper relationship with God.

Does your relationship with God lack intimacy and depth? Do you want to grow deeper in pursuing God’s heart? Would you like to enjoy intimacy with God in such a way that it affects your entire life and your God-given purpose and destiny?

If this is the desire of your heart, then this course is designed for you. Included are 95 bite-site learning experiences with the goal to bring personal transformation in your intimacy with God. This comprehensive course is creatively designed in a practical format in order to help bring you into a vibrant and intimate relationship with God. You will have life-time access to the entire course including all the updates and new material.

How to Grow Deeper in Intimacy with God is filled with over 95 bite-size learning segments skillfully fashioned in a step-by-step format in order to give you the highest learning experience possible. It includes:

  • Motivational articles for you to read and download that relate to each teaching to help you grow in intimacy with God.
  • Checklists at the end of each module to help you in the practical application of each module.
  • Worship music to help you experience deeper intimacy with God on a heart level as you study and apply each teaching.
  • Two prayer manual starter kits to keep you organized spiritually for a lifetime of intimacy with God.
  • Colorful power point presentations to help visualize this entire training experience in depth.
  • Biblically-based course material that is filled with Scripture to provide a solid foundation to all that you will learn.
  • Video prayer training that will help to bring life and truth into your heart in a deeper measure.
  • Free downloadable prayer giveaways to enhance these learning experiences and to help you grow in intimacy with God.
  • Practical, bite-size inspirational teachings to enable you to go at your own pace and easily apply each lesson.
  • Motivational prayers for you dispersed throughout the course to empower you to greater depths in intimacy with God.
  • A personal flavor from our mission’s base here at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City with interviews from intercessory missionaries seeking a deeper relationship with God.
  • Discovery assignments to help you learn in bite-size pieces that are easy to apply, especially for those with a busy schedule.
  • Life-time access to this course and any additions we make to further help you progressively deepen your relationship with God throughout your life.

I have partnered with God in every aspect of How to Grow Deeper in Intimacy with God. I encourage you to enroll in this course and enjoy a life-time of growing deeper in intimacy with God.

For a limited time, this SPRING SPECIAL gives you a $168 discount!  Enroll Now

Together in the Harvest,

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Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International

My Petition for Strength and Power in Prayer

This petition will help you pray for strength and power in prayer.

The hope for the nations is an anointed prayer movement. It is God’s people knowing the strength and the power of prayer and enforcing God’s will on earth through it. God has given us breakthrough authority to change nations. Through our prayers we can change the atmosphere over cities. Through our prayers, we can bring into subjection demonic powers and principalities and disciple the nations. Through our prayers God releases deliverance and transforms society. Let’s learn to take hold of the strength and power of prayer and pray down God’s blessings on our world.

 

A Prayer for Taking Thoughts Captive

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“Thinking about what you’re thinking about is very valuable because Satan usually deceives people into thinking the source of their misery or trouble is something other than what it really is. He wants them to think they are unhappy due to what is going on around them (their circumstances), but the misery is actually due to what is going on inside them (their thoughts).” Joyce Meyer

Everyday we are bombarded by lies and false beliefs. It starts when we get up in the morning. Our mind is a battleground. We can think that the problems we face are external and because of the things that are happening around us, but often the battles are internal-in our thoughts and attitudes. Satan knows that if he can control our thoughts, then he can control our actions. We cannot have a positive life with a negative mind. Taking negative thoughts captive is not easy. The lies of the enemy are vicious. Destructive strongholds try to invade our minds every day, and it takes commitment and discipline to control them.

Think about your own thought life. What are you thinking inside, especially when you feel negative, discouraged, or emotionally down? Watch for patterns. Over time you will begin to see patterns, and you will start to identify false beliefs in your thinking that are contrary to God’s Word. You will begin to understand the enemy’s strongholds in your life.

Let’s learn to listen to God rather than the enemy. Let us realize that we don’t have to let Satan outwit us because we are not unaware of his schemes (2 Corinthians 2:11). God’s truth is there to set us free. This prayer and the 6-minute video afterwards can help you take thoughts captive.

My Prayer for Taking Thoughts Captive

Lord, I pray that You would help me take every thought captive and think about whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8). I want to have a positive mind and life, honoring You in my thoughts. Help me to discipline my thought life with all my heart. Help me to believe Your truth on a daily basis. I want Your truth to be my final authority. I give You permission to show me the strongholds in my life. I need Your Spirit’s help and ask You to break these destructive strongholds by Your divine power (2 Corinthians 10:4-5). I cannot do it myself, and I acknowledge my dependence on You. I need You to show me the lies I believe. You can break the power of the lies in my life.

Your Word is truth (John 17:17). It has power, and it judges my thoughts and attitudes (Hebrews 4:12). Expose the lies and show me where my thinking is not lining up with Your divine truth. [If there is a specific lie you have believed that you are aware of, confess it by name to the Lord: i.e. “Lord, forgive me for believing that I am a failure. Forgive me for believing You don’t love me or care about me.”] I repent of ways of seeing my life that are contrary to Your Word. Help me to be disciplined like the Apostle Paul who lived in such a way as not to be disqualified (1 Corinthians 9:24-27). He went into strict training for You because he wanted to win. Help me to learn to say, “No” to the attacks and fiery darts of the enemy and say, “Yes” to Your way of victory, peace, and joy.

“I love you, LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold… Praise be to the LORD, my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me… Part your heavens, LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke. Send forth lightning and scatter the enemies; shoot your arrows and rout them. Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me 
from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful. I will sing a new song to you, O God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you, to the One who gives victory to kings… Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the LORD” (Psalm 18:1-2, 144:1-2, 5-10, 15). In Jesus’ name, amen.

Here is a short 6-minute motivational teaching and this prayer that can help you to take negative, defeating thoughts captive. This is part of a course I am developing called: Facing Life’s Difficulties Victoriously. It’s called: A Prayer for Taking Thoughts Captive.

“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ”
(2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
http://www.intercessorsarise.org

 

How to Grow Deeper in Intimacy with God Course

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Dear intercessors,

NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL – ONLY $129 – ENROLL HERE!

Does your relationship with God lack intimacy and depth? Do you want to grow deeper in pursuing God’s heart? Would you like to enjoy intimacy with God in such a way that it affects your entire life and your God-given purpose and destiny?

If this is the desire of your heart, then this course is designed for you. Included are 94 bite-site learning experiences with the goal to bring personal transformation in your intimacy with God. This comprehensive course is creatively designed in a practical format in order to help bring you into a vibrant and intimate relationship with God. You will have life-time access to the entire course including all the updates and new material. This biblical, motivational, and transformational course will empower you towards a deeper relationship with God.

How to Grow Deeper in Intimacy with God is filled with over 85 bite-size learning segments skillfully fashioned in a step-by-step format in order to give you the highest learning experience possible. It includes:

  • Motivational articles for you to read and download that relate to each teaching to help you grow in intimacy with God.
  • Checklists at the end of each module to help you in the practical application of each module.
  • Worship music to help you experience deeper intimacy with God on a heart level as you study and apply each teaching.
  • Two prayer manual starter kits to keep you organized spiritually for a lifetime of intimacy with God.
  • Colorful power point presentations to help visualize this entire training experience in depth.
  • Biblically-based course material that is filled with Scripture to provide a solid foundation to all that you will learn.
  • Video prayer training that will help to bring life and truth into your heart in a deeper measure.
  • Free downloadable prayer giveaways to enhance these learning experiences and to help you grow in intimacy with God.
  • Practical, bite-size inspirational teachings to enable you to go at your own pace and easily apply each lesson.
  • Motivational prayers for you dispersed throughout the course to empower you to greater depths in intimacy with God.
  • A personal flavor from our mission’s base here at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City with interviews from intercessory missionaries seeking a deeper relationship with God.
  • Discovery assignments to help you learn in bite-size pieces that are easy to apply, especially for those with a busy schedule.
  • Life-time access to this course and any additions we make to further help you progressively deepen your relationship with God throughout your life.

I have partnered with God in every aspect of How to Grow Deeper in Intimacy with God. I encourage you to enroll in this course and enjoy a life-time of growing deeper in intimacy with God.

For a limited time, this NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL gives you a $168 discount! 
Enroll Now

Together in the Harvest,

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Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International