T: The Scripture that I always have before me concerning prayer is James 5:16: "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
So often our prayers lack burden & focus & may end up being very general & routine. The prayers that reach Heaven, that bangs hard on its doors are from those who persist in fervent prayer, who pray with a burden, & whose hearts & hands are unstained. We each one have matters heavy upon our hearts & most likely impressed upon us further by the Spirit of God. And even when we pray lacking knowledge: "the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." (Rom 8:26).
To not pray when pressed upon is very wrong & another person has to be found to stand in the gap.
"And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." (Ezek 22:30)
You have a burden to pray for America, as many of us outside her borders do, then let no man withhold you - you can do far more than anyone with political power can because God's Power rests upon you & carries your heart's burden to His Throne of Mercy.
You said that your prayer time reaches out into other parts of the world. A handy book to have is: Operation World. In His Service, we often carried the Bible in one hand & Operation World in the other. Also, if you're unable to purchase the book, it has a Web page where you get a condensed version of the countries of the world & their specific needs for prayer.
Charles Capps died. Try youtube.
Those people are demon oppressed and possessed. If you are strong in your faith, exercised in scripture study AND know what spiritual warfare is. You're talking about princes and principalities. Ephesians 6 I was into astrology many years. It was my grandmother who had a burden to pray for me, and mail me love letters. I got an entire church mad about what I was doing and they decided to pray and fast for me, 1 day. For a year my life unraveled before my eyes! Finally every shred of personal security was all gone. I was a quivering mass of self- medicated nerves! I was finally ready for Jesus to come into my life. It can happen for the groups you mentioned too. Nothing is impossible.... If that's where your faith is, then get some friends to join with you. Find the scriptures you want to make your stand on. You will shake heaven. Keep a notebook for anything the Holy Spirit may suggest. Do your homework. You must know your authority over the demonic. Take a look at Charles Capps website. He taught me.
2. If someone is a sinner, drug addict, pornographer, idolatrous, lost.. etc. do we not pray for them? Or do we simply leave them for the fire. Son, daughter, wife, husband, friend, stranger? I understand rebuking evil and I understand praying for the lost sheep. So where are the fundamentals from Christ for those who say to not pray for a nation, as a whole. The whole being composed of again, groups and then individuals. Thank you!
In reply to Bob Hilt's comment So while many people ARE currently praying for America are you saying to NOT pray for America? According to the scripture you provided that "relates to America." Along with your statement of believing this is where America is at.. We would be speaking, here, of "America" as a nation, or a people. Correct? Within people we then break down America into individual groups and then individual people which includes: gentiles, pastors, nuns, churches, government, boy scouts, fast food workers, counselors, etc. Wouldn't I be correct in assuming that "not praying for America" would ultimately mean to not pray for anyone living in America? Americans? Is this what you are saying? I ask simply and sincerely with no offense meant whatsoever! I want to understand your comment. Your opinion. As well as those who also refuse to pray for, us. I do believe America to be the New Babylon. I live here. I don't like the majority of what I see and hear in regards to what is acceptable and the norm. But everyone here, in America, is not part of the antichrist movement and did not choose to be born and reside in America. Not all here associate themselves with the world view of America. So how can one possibly say to not pray, for America? There is no single group or people here who define America unless you speak of the government. Even then, as I'm sure most are aware, division is rampant. How is America defined as one singular, "thing?" ..beyond a nation or country. So the genuine question, simply; How can anyone say to not pray for America? In my opinion that would be saying to not pray for anyone or anything in America as they or "we" are all a lost cause. I believe in praying for America. I pray for the entire world. I pray for the people in the world. I'm familiar with the scripture you posted. I'm seeking an explanation of your comment or like minds on this topic. Again, this by no means is intended as negative. I seek understanding. God Bless
Father God, You said, whatever things I ask when I pray, believe I receive them, and I will have them! (Mark 11:24) I now speak directly to the sickness or disease, in Jesus' name: spine trauma, pain; substance addiction; that is now in my body, I command you to die, in the name of Jesus. I go to the root cause of the problem, and command the root of this sickness to die and disappear, in the name of Jesus. I command all pain and lying symptoms of illness to Go! now and not return, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. I command complete healing to take place and manifest in my body now, in Jesus' name. I receive Your healing power right now; I command it to flow through my body and free me from pain, all other discomfort, and all symptoms of sickness now, in Jesus' name. My faith is in your Word in Luke 4:18. You took my infirmities, my sickness and injured body; and by Your stripes I Am Healed! You took all my diseases into your body when You were crucified and died, So that I can be healed and live in perfect health. When Satan lies and says I'm not healed, I will counter with Luke 4:8, 4:12 and 4:4. Write your Word on my heart so I can fight the good fight Of faith and be victorious over all mine enemies of doubt. I will sing your praise and strengthen my faith by reading the Bible faithfully with zeal. Father God, you said in Your Word...and it is impossible for the Creator of the Heavens and the earth to lie...You are the God Who Heals Me. I believe You, I speak this healing prayer for me and MIX it with my FAITH. I give you my life, and receive your Life, into my body, soul and spirit: my Savior, my Lord and my Healer. I will keep my eyes on You throughout this time of healing and restoration. My testimony belongs to you. You are my Source. In Jesus Name; Name above all other names named. Thank you. This will be stored in the 1-100 history pages so you can pray it as often as you need to. Blessings on your recovery.
Take her to the hospital if she has done this over 3 days! Don't tell her where you're taking her. A spirit of death is courting her. I will write again. Humans can only Go 3 days without water.
Persecution of the remnant church in the wicked USA shall bring about repentance. Praying for this country means nothing without repentance and turning from the things God hates. Judgment shall be good for the church and the wicked. 1 Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? There comes a time when the Lord is done with evil as recorded in Jeremiah Jeremiah 7:16 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee. Jeremiah 11:14 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble. I believe this is where America and the EU are today. I could be wrong, but I doubt it.
I just found this site a little while back and I have liked it more than any I have seen so far! Our Country is in trouble right now and I do not know who to blame any more than anyone else does! They think they do but I know I don't! Right now I think that the most important thing any of us can do is pray for our Country! It is in big trouble, big, big trouble! Record sales on guns and ammo, hate coming from everywhere, why? We have always needed God in our lives and now we need him more than ever! When it all comes to a head if we have God then we have nothing to worry about at all!! A day in Heaven is like a million times better that the best day you have ever had on this earth in your life! I won't that, what about you? I truly believe that you should do everything that you can do to fix things before you start asking God to do it for you! He will help us but I also believe he expects us to try our best to! I am just a old hard working simple Man! I worked all my life for my Family so my Kids and my Wife could have a good life and we did but the biggest regret I have raising my Kids is I did not take them to Church and teach them about God and Jesus Christ! My Mother did! A Child needs a Father and Mother growing up to ask questions to about life and if they do not have one then they will try to find all the answers on there own and then you got big trouble!! I never had a Dad I could go to because I really think it was the way he was raised, in a house with a mean dad that beat his Mother and even tried to kill my Dad one time with a axe and he just did not know how to be a Dad! He had to die with a million questions in his head! He was a good Man and loved my Mother with all his heart and never one time when I was with him did he ever comment on another woman when we were out together, never one time did he even look at them! I know you think I am crazy but it is the truth because I started watching when I go older. Lets pray for this Country! Amen!
Hey Vadim, I am going to be praying for you, my Brother. It seems to me you are fighting a sexual demon. You must stay in plentiful prayer when going through this. Call on the name of Jesus! The Demons hear and tremble. If you have a church you go to get a pastor to pray over you and see if they can help you cast off the evil spirit's working in your life. Do your best to not entertain those spirits. Run to prayer when your fighting those sexual lusts and dreams. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I am an Apostolic Pentecostal. The baptism of the spirit can take you out from what you're dealing with Matthew 3:11 Acts 1:8 Acts 2:4. if you need anything to reach out to my church @ (616) 243-9719. God Bless you, Vadim. There is power in Jesus' name to rebuke the evil things working in your life.