Thursday, March 31, 2011

Singing In The Rain

Let us pray together:

Thank you Lord for being all beginnings and all endings. In the morning you cradle the world and in the evening you heal our wounds so we can fight another day; You are the morning dew and the evening mist; You are the early morning sun kissing the potential of a new day and you are the twilight whispering promises yet to come.

We sing of sorrows and laugh at mistakes; we dance in the rain and laugh at the wind; we dream of things yet to come and believe the things we hope for, the evidence of thing unseen.

When our faith falters and our hopes crash upon the craggy rocks of ambition, renew our strength; let us be caught into your loving arms when we faint and lifted up as we struggle to rise above circumstances that seek our demise. You are a great and mighty God who helps us to live above our circumstances.

It is in the name of Gratitude we pray, Amen.

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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT PRAYER ASSIGNMENT

Pray today that love with guide and shape your conversations.

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. Ephesians 4: 15

PRAYCATION LENT 2011 CONFERENCE CALL ON THURSDAY

Remember that the Praycation Conference call is this morning, Thursday, March 31st at 6 AM Central/ 7 AM Eastern. Call 1-218-936-2800, access code 812713. It is our time of prayer and study. Join us and invite others to do the same. You can also click on the follower’s icon on the right side of the home page to receive new prayers when they are posted in your email inbox.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Defeats Do Not Define Us

Early we seek your face this morning thankful for a moment of rest. Thank you for the restorative powers of sleep and the refreshment of rest. Thank you that both were apart of our nighttime hours.

Forgive us again for sins committed by thought word and deed. Help us to release those who have sinned against us through forgiveness.

In Jesus name, assist us in learning from our mistakes. We know its because of your love you chastise us. Thank God our defeats do not define us nor are we doomed to repeat a negative past. Amen.

Robert Payne

MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT PRAYER ASSIGNMENT
Your prayer assignment for today is to pray for wisdom.
"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." James 1:5
PRAYCATION LENT 2011 CONFERENCE CALL ON THURSDAY

Remember that the Praycation Conference call is tomorrow, Thursday, March 24th at 6 AM Central/ 7 AM Eastern. Call 1-218-936-2800, access code 812713. It is our time of prayer and study. Join us and invite others to do the same. You can also click on the followers icon on the right side of the home page to receive new prayers when they are posted in your email inbox.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Morning Refresher Course

God of this brand new day, we welcome you with our many morning moods. Some of us greeted the day with joy and anticipation. Praise dripped from our lips. Some of us barely made it though the night while others couldn’t wait for a fresh start and a new beginning. Some of us dreaded the issues we must face today while others view the challenges as opportunities to be conduits of your power.

Forgive us when we talked with others before talking to You. Forgive us when we sought your hand before we sought your face.

Whatever the circumstance, refresh us with your spirit. Teach us again to lift our faces towards the promise of a new day. Show us again how to transform the rise and grind to the rise and shine!

Help us to remember the times when grace met us unexpectedly. Wash us with new morning mercies. Help us to grow beyond the mistakes of the past and keep us from new evils that seek to disrupt and devour. Provide the resources for our rescue and redemption today and always…in Christ’s name. Amen.

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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT PRAYER ASSIGNMENT

Today, pray for those who are waiting for news about kidnapped children or those who have runaway. Pray for their safe return. Pray that those who love and miss them will seek peace from the one who is Peace.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Open Eye Thanksgiving

"O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his loving-kindness endures forever."
Psalm 118:29

Open our eyes today to see all that we should be thankful for even if at the present moment our problems, pain or need might lead us to believe that we have no thanksgiving. Open our eyes to your unfailing goodness. Help us to see that you are working behind the scenes of our lives to usher us into a season of restoration and reconciliation... and for this, we are thankful.
Enter our hearts and clear away anything that prevents an attitude of gratitude.

With eyes wide open we see that we have been blessed with every spiritual blessing. Every good and perfect gift has graciously come from your hand. Thank you Lord, for all you have done for us. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT PRAYER ASSIGNMENT:

Pray today for your enemies, those who curse you and those who persecute you.

But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you;

Matthew 5: 44



Sunday, March 27, 2011

On the Road Again

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope that I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and will never leave me to face my perils alone.

Prayer of Thomas Merton

MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT PRAYER ASSIGNMENT:

Pray today that signs and wonders will follow the preached Word of God!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Call And Response

“I love he Lord, because he heard my voice and my supplications. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I love.

Psalm 116: 1-2

We stop long enough today to remember that you have been kind enough to hear our voices lifted in prayer and petition. At times our voices were amazed at the unprecedented opportunities you sent in our direction. Our voices were sometimes filled with awe and wonder as we considered your great majesty. Our voices were angry because of some difficulty and you responded with patience.

We praise you, Maker and Ruler of all, for your listening ear. Forgive us when we called on others before we called you. Grant us this day to no only call but spend time in your presence listening for Your still small voice whispering the mysteries of the universe.

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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT PRAYER ASSIGNMENT:

Your prayer assignment today is to pray for caregivers. Pray for those who see to the needs of ailing loved ones or those with diminished capacity at home.

Friday, March 25, 2011

On Guard!

“He guards you when you leave and when you return, he guards you now, he guards you always.”

Psalm 121: 8

Great God of Creation, call us today to a greater devotion to love and serve you.

Help us to turn away from impulses that dishonor your glory.

Help us to resist the temptations that distract us from our spiritual disciplines.

Help us to deny the fear that if we give what we have we will have less.

Help us to discern that by giving we shall receive more.

Help us to discover a richer faith that holds up under pressure, high gasoline prices, unemployment, and deployment, mortgage and nuclear reactor meltdowns, polluted water and soil, infants, adolescents and aging parents.

Let each step taken today lead us to know that we are preserved by You, accompanied by You, ruled by You, and guarded by You, now and forever more, in Jesus name, Amen.

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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT PRAYER ASSIGNMENT

Today pray for your co-workers. Pray for those who share responsibilities with you to achieve goals at work. Pray for their health, safety and wellbeing.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Enough is Enough

“You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north,”

Deuteronomy 2: 3

Awaken us, to this new day of opportunity. We confess that we have become complacent walking around our mountain of challenges and change. We have made the wilderness a comfort zone. We have made honest labor and its rewards our security blanket. We have become so obsessed with evil in high places that we no longer recognize it in all places. Forgive us when we’ve allowed the madness of the rich and famous to control our viewing habits and influence the definition of success.

Awaken us O God. We have been marking time in this border country long enough. You are calling us forward to possess the land of your promise. Help us today to dream new dreams, discover and mobilize overlooked resources, stir up the spiritual gifts within us, and show us the way forward.

In Jesus name, we pray for one another along this journey. Help those whose faith has faltered or for whom trust is a distant memory. We pray that the strength of your love will transcend the brokenness of body, mind and spirit. Amen

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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT

Join in prayer three times today in the morning, in the middle of the day and at night. As we touch and agree in prayer, we believe that God will hear and honor our prayer. Today your Morning, Noon and Night prayer assignment is to pray for those who are far away from home. Pray for those serving in harms way in strange and unfamiliar lands.

PRAYCATION LENT 2011 CONFERENCE CALL

Remember to call in early this morning, Thursday, at 6 AM Central/ 7 AM Eastern for prayer and study. Call 1-218-936-2800, access code 812713

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Seek and Ye Shall Find


Early we seek you this morning to pause in your presence; to breath out impurities and breath in whatsoever is kind, good, and lovely, to think on these things before the intrusion of whatsoever is deep, dark and real.

Strengthen us for the journey ahead; equip us to stand before our adversaries as we humble ourselves before you.

Lift us up to live the abundant life you came to give us and help us to lift others, the lonely, least and left out so that they may have a vision beyond what their eyes can see to what is promised in Your word.

In the name recognized in heaven, earth and hell, Amen.
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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT

Pray for those who must beg for food today. Pray for those who beg for food at traffic stops, dig in dumpsters, or ask friends or neighbors for food.

PRAYCATION LENT 2011 CONFERENCE CALL ON THURSDAY

Remember that the Praycation Conference call is tomorrow, Thursday, March 24th at 6 AM Central/ 7 AM Eastern. Call 1-218-936-2800, access code 812713. It is our time of prayer and study. Join us and invite others to do the same. You can also click on the followers icon on the right side of the home page to receive new prayers when they are posted in your email inbox.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Being with God

Let us pray this personal petition together:

O God, I rejoice today that I can spend time just being with you. No matter how much I love those you placed in my life, I love being alone in your presence for this moment. Let me fall into your arms, again. Let me taste and see that you are good, again. Let me drink deeply from your refreshing pools of living water, again. Feed me, O bread of heaven until I want no more.
Keeping company with you, the source of all wisdom, knowledge and power, leads to a greater revelation beyond human achievement.
Tutor my spirit, when I need to be challenged
Assure my heart when fear seeks to overtake my faith; and
Satisfy our hunger for certainty and control.

Just being with you helps us to entrust our lives to you more and more each day realizing that you are closer to us than we are to ourselves.
In Jesus name,
Amen
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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT
Your prayer assignment for today: Pray for people who are estranged from each other. Pray for reconciliation for family members and friends.


Monday, March 21, 2011

What About the Children?

O sing unto the Lord a new song, sing unto the Lord, all the earth. Psalm 96:1

Let's sing a song today filled with the melodies of faith not fear and hope not harassment.
Today, we lift our voices for the young. Lord, help them as they aspire to make this a better world. We lift our voices for our sons and daughters. We pray that their zeal and idealism will be nurtured towards responsible action. We pray for the mature. Our prayer is that they fulfill their purpose in the uniqueness of their personalities and responsibilities. We pray for those who need sustenance and provision. We pray for those who cannot grow beyond sorrow and for the sick in body, mind or spirit that they may prosper and be in good health according to your word.

Yes, let us continue to sing new songs, filled with praise and thanksgiving!
In the name of Jesus, Amen
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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT

Your Morning, Noon and Night Prayer assignment for today: Pray for children all over the world. Pray that they will have a safe place to live, nourishing food, fresh water, clothes to protect the body, health care and an education to prepare them for leadership.

PRAYCATION LENT 2011
Conference call on Thursdays at 6 AM Central/7 AM Eastern time. Call 1-218-936-2800 access code 812713. Join us for prayer and study.



Sunday, March 20, 2011

Trusting God for Everything!


" Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thy own understanding;.. "
Proverbs 3: 5-6

Today Lord, we are grateful that trust and thanksgiving will get us through anything we must face. Help us to trust you all the more with everything and for everything. When we trust in You, trust protects us from constant worry. When we thank you in everything and for everything with our whole heart, gratitude keeps us from complaining.

Help us to trust and obey. Banish troubles to the periphery of our minds as we lean not to our own understanding. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT

As we continue to pray three times daily as Daniel prayed in spite of great opposition, today we pray for all expectant mothers. Pray for mothers to be healthy during the gestation season and the delivery of a healthy child.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Lord Help!


"I lift up my eyes to the hills from where my help come. My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth."
Psalm 121:1

Lord of heaven and earth, we come to you in weakness seeking your strength. Our lives are too empty without your joy. Our burdens become too heavy without your help. Our fears run away with us without your peace. Our anger becomes too destructive without your love.

Our world has become fractured, hungry and hurting. We look to you for help. Help us Lord and give us the power to help, and make our helping effective. In Jesus Name, Amen

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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT

We are committed to praying three times daily strategically in the morning, at noon and at night together on a single issue. God promises to honor our prayers if we touch and agree. Your prayer assignment for today is to pray for victims of oppression, violence and/or betrayal. Pray for the victims and the perpetrators.

Click on the "followers" icon on the right side o this site to receive a prayer in your email inbox when a new one is posted. Invite others to join Praycation.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Glorifying God

"...do all to the glory of God"
I Corinthians 10:31

In the quiet moments of prayer, we sincerely reach out to you O Lord, our God in the midst of cultural pluralism that presents challenges to the way we see and hear you. Thank you for your persistent love that transcends the troubles of this world to sustain us in seasons of joy and sorrow.

Forgive us for giving our best to the wrong things. Forgive us for giving our best efforts to trivial pursuits and our meager contributions to major kingdom service. Forgive us when we fail to do all to the glory of God whether in desire, drink, dress, conversation, thought and action.

Guide us so that we will know what is important and unimportant, spiritual and carnal. Empower us to do the things that truly matter so that the things that don't matter will not occupy too much of our time. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT

During the season of Lent we are committed to increase our prayer time from one to three times daily in the morning, a noon and at night before going to bed. Partner with someone who will either remind of the prayer time and/or pray with you. Your prayer time can be as long or short as you desire. It is not the length of he prayer but the sincerity of the petition.

Your Morning Noon and Night prayer assignment for today is to pray for those who work the nightshift. Pray that they are able to be alert to perform their duties and responsibilities. Pray that the service they render is effective and efficient. This includes, but is not limited to doctors, nurses, police, post office personnel, military, truck and bus drivers, retail clerks, firemen and women and more.

PRAYER BANS

Purple prayer wrist bans are an easy way to remind yourself and others to pray Morning, Noon and Night. You can order them for your prayer group or just to wear yourself. I have been wearing mine 24/7 and keep giving them away to people who want to join the Praycation experience.

Printed on the wrist ban is of course, Morning Noon and Night and Daniel 9: 3. Send check or money order to Praycation, 500 8th Avenue South, Suite 201, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. They cost 5 for $7.00 and 10 for $14.00.



Thursday, March 17, 2011

You Have Not Because You Ask Not



"You want what you don't have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can't get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don't have what you want because you don't ask God for it."
James 4:2

Lord, forgive us for being so busy we fail to ask you for what we want and need. Forgive us for depending upon human effort and strength to obtain the desires of our hearts. Forgive us for developing schemes to undermine the efforts of others because we want to take their place or we want what they have. Forgive us for coveting our neighbors stuff to point where we are willing to do emotional or bodily harm to take it away from them. Thank you Lord, that after we have confessed you are faithful to forgive.

We come humbly now knowing you are the supplier of all our needs. We come repentant realizing that you are the one who grants us the desires of our hearts. We come to you now remembering that you are the source of every good a perfect gift. We ask now in Jesus name that we may be empowered to bring forth fruit for your glory and not for our self-satisfaction. In Jesus name, Amen.

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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT

During this season of Lent, you are encouraged to increase your prayer time and join the Daniel Fact. Information about he Daniel Fast is found at www.thisisyourwakeupcallonline.com in the Read Section archives on the home page. As Daniel prayed three times daily in the face of great opposition, so we are praying morning, noon and night.

Your prayer assignment today is to pray for nuclear and environmental scientists and ecologists today who impact all of creation.

PRAYER BANS
One way to remind us to pray three times daily is by wearing a purple "prayer ban" with Morning, Noon and Night and Daniel 9:3 written on it. You can order them 5 for $7.00 and 10 for $14.00. Send check or money order to Praycation, 500 8th Avenue South Suite 201, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. You can always email us at praycation2@gmail.com for more information.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

We Need You Now!

Gracious God, Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We need you. We need you in our homes. We need you in our schools, we need you at our jobs. We need you in our neighborhoods. We need you in our relationships. We need you in our churches. We need you on our military bases.

Lord, we need you to come into our lives and reign over us and through us. We have not been who you have called us to be. We have become anxious and we are even becoming weary in well doing. Lord, we need more than mere words can say. Lord we need healing in our nation and in our world, in our bodies and in our minds. Lord, we need peace that surpassess all our understanding. Lord, still our hearts, ease our troubled minds and instill in us your righteousness that our living will not be in vain.

Teach us what it means to comfort and show compassion to our neighbor. Instill in us a new walk and a new talk that we are able to effectively articulate your power through our actions.
In the name of Jesus we pray.

Toni Belin Ingram
Atlanta, Georgia

MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT

Your Morning, Noon and Night prayer assignment for Wednesday, March 15, 2011: Pray for those who choose violence as a strategy to solve disagreements on the battlefield of human interaction.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

One Day At A Time

Gracious Lord, help us to live one day at a time with a fresh plan of fulfillment. Help us to reflect upon your will and your Word in everything that we do today and then act upon what we have learned. Let others see Jesus in our lives as we strive to live, serve and tell others about our Lord.

Empower us to act on your divine ideas that we receive in moments of prayer and inspiration. Send these through wholesome, positive thoughts, so they won't get lost in the the uncertainty of the times. Help us to use creative thinking to build upon divine ideas as our activities become more dynamic and our abilities are enhanced. Therefore, we enter this new day with optimism, joy and enthusiasm. In Jesus name, Amen.

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This is your Morning, Noon and Night prayer assignment for Tuesday, March 15, 2011: Pray for those who exercise leadership over us so that we can live in peace!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Counting on God

“I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

Romans 7: 15

O God, we come today confessing that we can count on you more than you can count on us. We can count on you to deal with us according to your mercy and not according to our sins. We can count on you to forgive after confession. We can count on you to be with us, never leaving nor forsaking us even when we tend to stray like sheep.

Forgive us O God because no matter how hard we try, we do what we don’t want to do and don’t do what we should. We truly and earnestly repent of our sins and are heartily sorrow for these our transgressions. Renew right spirits. Create clean hearts.

Enable us to move beyond our past sins and embrace the future with renewed hope and confidence. We give ourselves to you again. In Jesus name, clothe us in your light, for we would be children of light. Amen

MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT

This is your Morning, Noon and Night prayer assignment for Monday, March 14, 2011: Pray, Lord change me.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Early Will I Seek Thee


"O God, Thou art my God. Early will I seek thee…"
Psalm 63:1
O God, I come to you in the darkness of the morning
I come just as I am starting to hear the birds singing praise to you
I come before the phone starts to ring, before messages are texted or tweeted
I come to You, O God, before the flood of emails and voicemails
I come before I remember tasks left undone from yesterday
I come before the uncertainty of tomorrow becomes fear
I come before I try to live out my own plan
I come before temptation ripens
I come to You, O God, before competing voices can influence
I come before I can mistake my thoughts for Your voice
I come before I can remember all I want from you and all I want you to do for me
I come, early in this morning, to say I love You and I thank You for loving me
Thank you for giving me this day – now, I give it back to you: live today in me live through me love through me bless through me empower through me rescue through me give joy through me O God, I come to you in the darkness of the morning, like Jesus did, to make your will my will.
In His name, AMEN
Roderick Dwayne Belin
www.ibelin.me
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Saturday, March 12, 2011
"Be patient, therefore beloved, until the coming of the Lord."
James 5: 7
Today, pray for those who are waiting for an answer.
Sunday, March 13, 21011
"...Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison..."
Matthew 25: 44
Today, pray for those who are in prison and waiting for someone to visit.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Never Alone

“If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me fast.”

Psalm 139: 9-10

Gracious God, it is by your power we are able to stand. It is by your grace we are able to abound and it is by your mercy we are able to live. It is because of your presence our hearts are secured.

When we thought we were all alone, you whispered that you would never leave us nor forsake us. When we thought all seemed lost, the Sonlight of love broke through our darkness.

Forgive us when organized our pity parties and invited others to share in the desperate moments when fear gripped our hearts. Forgive us when we pouted and doubted your presence and power.

Lift the scales from our eyes so that we can see you working behind the scenes of our lives. Elevate our vision to the mountaintops, enabling us to scale the heights and leave the land of pity parties behind. In Jesus name, renew our rejoicing.

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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT

The challenge of the Lenten season is to turn aside or step away from the hustle and bustle of daily life to launch into a deeper relationship with God. The Psalmist declares “Deep calls to the deep” and this is your invitation to eschew the bane of our age, superficiality, and dig deeper into the spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting and study. (Psalm 42:7)

Daniel prayed three times per day in the face of great opposition. (Daniel 6:10) You are invited to do the same morning, noon and night. The moment of prayer can be as long as you are led or it can be a pregnant pause. Pray upon rising. Talk to God before you talk to anyone else. Pray at the noon hour and before calling it quits at the end of the day.

Every Thursday at 6 AM CST/ 7 AM EST Lenten Lessons will be offered by calling 1-218-936-2800 Access Code: 812713. For a few early morning minutes you can join people from all across the country in prayer and study. (Daniel 9: 3)

Daniel prayed and he also fasted. At the end of the fast he was able to understand visions and dreams of all kinds. (Daniel 1: 15-17 and Daniel 10) This is your invitation to join the Daniel Fast. More information can be found at www.thisisyourwakeupcallonline.com/2011/03/03/join-the-journey/. Always consult your physician before starting a fast.

Distractions will call your name when you begin to dig deeper into the spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting and God’s word. You may not have a lot of support from family and friends. Disappointment can set in if you are looking for instant change or answers. Remember, this is an opportunity to develop or enhance your life through spiritual transformation, a way of life empowered by spiritual disciplines a journey toward Christian maturity.

Join the Lenten Journey today. You can share your prayer experiences and transformational testimonies in the comment section or at praycation2@gmail.com.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Prayer Power

“So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting and in sackcloth and ashes.”

Daniel 9:3

O God, who makes all things new, we come to you this morning to help us see where something new is needed. Smooth out our rough edges. Stir up the gifts that have become stagnant. Liberate what has become stuck in the muck and mire of crises.

We pray for those who are in need that they find help today: For those who are bullied, may they find the protection or the courage they need. For those who are sick, may they find healing in the hem of your garment; those who face financial catastrophe or foreclosure, may they find relief; those who are hungry may they find sustenance at your table. In Jesus name, may those who are lost find their way in you! Amen.


PRAYER REQUESTS

This morning on our special Lenten Prayer and Conversation conference call, people from California to New York shared their prayer requests. Please pray with us today for those who want prayer support for their marriages, business venture, finances, new employment, healing, recovery, employment, family, children and grandchildren, church growth, military deployment, visioning and just to hear God.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Forgiveness is Priceless

“The Work of following Christ is like working with a psychotherapist who has a clear insight into what is wrong with us. With incredible accuracy, God puts his finger on exactly the spot that needs attention at the precise time in our spiritual growth. If we are hanging on one last shred of possessiveness, he comes along and says, often through some person or event, “Won’t you give this to me?”

Thomas Keating Invitation to Love

Eternal and all wise God, I release everything and everyone into your care. I’ve held on to stuff so long I forgot to trust you, the one from whom all blessings flow. Forgive me for trying to take your place to do things beyond my mortal resume.

Thank you for putting your divine finger in the exact place on my spiritual landscape that needs attention. Thank you for waiting until the moment was ripe for intervention. I appreciate how you confirmed through others it was time to let go. Yes Lord, I give you everything and everyone trusting you leaning not unto my own understanding. In Jesus name, Amen.

ASH WEDNESDAY

The season of Lent begins today. Traditionally, Lent begins a 40 day journey from today to Resurrection or Easter Sunday. Today is the day we repent of our sins and return to our first love, Jesus Christ. In an Ash Wednesday service, ashes may be placed on the forehead of believers as a sign or symbol of our mortality and repentance.

This year your are invited to follow the pathway of faith with daily prayers posted on this site, daily messages at www.thisisyourwakeupcallonline.com written by several authors as well as my audio messages. Information about the Daniel Fast by Rev. Roderick Belin is also available at that site.

Every Thursday morning at 7 AM EST/6AM CST, you are invited to join me in a special conference call. It will feature a Lenten Lesson plus prayer. In will only take a minute to power up for the day! Call on Thursday 1-218-936-2800, code 812713.

Subscribe today and receive your daily prayers in your email inbox! Invite others to join.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

One More Time!

Almighty and Eternal God, we are yours, joint heirs with Christ to all your gracious gifts. No matter in what direction we look, the evidence of your work confronts us. You have been working behind the scenes of our lives. What could have been jangling discords, you have made it into a melodious symphony of purpose and power. What could have been confusion, you have turned it into order. What could have been isolation, you've moved us into fellowship. What could have been condemnation, there is now no condemnation but deliverance.

Thank you for being present in more ways that we can count. Now, in the name of our gracious Lord, do it again, one more time! Amen.

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THE LENTEN SEASON
The season of Lent begins next Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Join the Selah/Pratcation family of believers in a 40 journey of prayer and fasting. There will be daily prayers to keep our feet firmly on the pathway of faith to turn away from the routine towards a greater glimpse of glory. The fast is a Daniel Fast. You can learn more about it in the "Read Section" at www.this isyourwakeupcallonline.com .

READING THROUGH THE BIBLE
Remember that New Year's commitment to go through all 66 books of the Bible this year? If you've started, Praise God! If you started and stopped, start again. If you din;t start at all, you can begin today. There are daily Scripture readings on the right side of this blog. Let's dig deeper into God's Word this year.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Knock, Knock, Knocking!

"Listen! I am standing at the door knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and be with you."
Revelation 3: 20

Gracious God, we hear your knocking and open the door so that you can be with us throughout this day. The urgency of our times and of our needs make it imperative that we receive all the help you offer to us.

Come among us today! Bless us with you presence! Empower us to bring words of eternal life to those who are dying. Enable us to utter a word of love to those who are at war with themselves and you. Show us how to give words of hope to those in despair. Help us to bring words of forgiveness to those who are drowning in a sea of sins. In Jesus name, send us to tell others of the faith we have found in Christ, Amen.

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Lenten Season

The season of Lent begins March 9, 2011. Join us in prayer and fasting remembering always some things come by prayer and fasting. Join the journey! Let me know if you will in the comment section of this blog.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dance In Your Presence!

O God, we open ourselves with great anticipation to the experiences of a brand new day. Create in us a clean heart, renew a right spirit and a boldness that keeps us lifting the name of Jesus in the world.

Strengthen our conviction to incorporate your teachings about love, grace, and service into our lives. Thank you for creating channels of service in the marketplace and around the dinner table.

May we dance in your presence embracing a love so divine. In the name of whose way we follow and in whose name we pray, Amen.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Day, New Month, New Beginning!


Lord, we greet the dawn of a brand new day and a brand new month with joy and anticipation!

Source of all life, we come today to once again proclaim that we adore you! We adore you for who you are, what you do, not only for us but for all your children. We invoke your presence with joy because we know that before we called upon your name, you turned toward us.

Thank you your everlasting love that takes the sting out of fear. Thank you for your grace that arrives daily like a rescue squad for those trapped in the rubble of an avalanche.

As we take a 360 degree survey of where we are, we thank you for every spiritual blessing. Thank you for being generous with your favor. Thank you for the forgiveness of our sins. Thank you for healing. Thank you for deliverance. Thank you, that before we asked, the answers were on the way.

Protect us from dangers seen and unseen. Protect our children, families and the extended family of God. Guide our steps today and we promise to walk the way you have already prepare. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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