Prayerwalk your neighborhood, schools, government seat, etc.
As you walk and pray, stop to talk with those you meet, ask them for prayer requests, and then pray with them right there on the spot. This prayer evangelism is powerful, because as God answers prayer, they will see His love and long to know Him.
Gather together with others in your family, church, and community to pray.
Join with us at the Prayer Wall to pray together as one for the USA.
Muslims are currently in their Ramadan time of fasting and seeking God. As Christians across the world fast and pray April 12-13 for their salvation, this year’s prayer emphasis is on Muslims of North America. Take some time to pray for Muslims in the USA to truly seek God during Ramadan and find Jesus.
Who are you really? Do you know? Because what Satan says about you definitely is NOT who you are.
You will gain considerable freedom simply by breaking off those curses.
“What curses?” you ask.
“I’m such a failure,” “I’ll never have enough money,” “I’ll always be like that,” “I’m not good enough,” “I can’t ever seem to get ahead,” “I’m just spinning my wheels, going nowhere,” “Stuff like this always happens to me,” …. Sound familiar?
What else have you said over yourself that’s opposite to what God says about you?
THIS is truth:
I am beloved, a son/daughter of the King of Kings. 1 John 3:1. I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13. I needn’t worry. When I seek the things of God’s heart first, He supplies all my needs. He takes good care of me because He loves me. Matthew 6:25-34. In Christ, I am a new creation. The old is gone, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17. He is forming me into His image, making me holy. I am made perfect, in fact, because of His sacrifice. Romans 12:1-2, Hebrews 10:14. My times are in God’s hands. Psalm 31:15….
Renounce the curses, and start speaking the truth over your life. From now on.
Lord, we ask You for an awakening all across this nation and the world. May every heart, every home, every nation, every tribe, every language hunger to know You as the One True God. For those who have never heard Your name, Jesus, make Your name known now. Meet them in their dreams. Bring Christians across their path to show them love. Get up in their face, so close they can see the never-ending flame in Your eyes burning with boundless love. Invade their space. Let them feel You there with them, closer than their skin. Be their Safe Place, where they can lay down all their anxious fears and rest in the safety of fear of the Lord. Tear down every idol. Shake the things this world has stood upon. And speak, Lord, so loudly there will be no doubt in anyone’s mind that You alone are God and You alone are Good. Psalm 29 says Your voice is “powerful.” It breaks the nations, and shakes the earth. Show Yourself strong. Let no one say Your arm is too short to save. Reach into every home and every heart to heal those who are hurting, restore what has been lost, and save those who have not yet believed. Strengthen Your church. Give us courage to stand in the face of persecution. Bring the downfall of evil governments, and open the way for peace, especially in the lives of those who have only known abuse, oppression and war. Teach us how to pray for our neighbors, both near and far. And bring forth a mighty revival all across this earth. Tear down every wall that has been set up against You. Set captive hearts free. And usher in a new era of openness to the Gospel like never before. Meet every heart right where they are. Flood them with Your truth, grace, and love, so they will know without a doubt that You are the One they’ve been looking for. May they fall to their knees in worship, receive Your salvation, and follow You alone. In Your name. Amen.
Some ideas for how you and others can get involved during this special prayer time:
Do a group chat or phone text, sharing the daily posts, and agreeing together in prayer.
Set aside time daily in your quiet times to pray for specific people you know who are lost, and ask the Lord for open opportunities to share Jesus with them.
This prayer event also corresponds with a special prayer emphasis for the Muslims of North America. For a free prayer guide, click here.
Muslims will be fasting and seeking God during their Islamic Ramadan April 13-May 12. Typically, they fast until supper, and then eat a special meal. Why not ask the Lord if He would have you fast until supper also, as you pray for them and for others throughout the world who do not know Christ?
Become familiar with the top 50 most dangerous nations for Christians, and pray for both persecutors and the persecuted in those closed countries. See Open Doors’ World Watchlist.
Ask the Lord if He wants you to fast a meal or two a day, or from certain foods or distractions (like social media, gaming, , etc.) during this month of prayer.
Cook an international dinner and pray together during the meal for that country, for the prayer points from the Prayer Wall, and for whatever else God lays on your heart.
Have family worship services together to intercede for the nations.
Lay a map of the world out on the floor, or use a globe, and lay hands on each country as you pray.
Prayerwalk (or drive-by pray) your neighborhood or other areas where there are internationals, businesses, government seats, homeless, churches, elderly, sick, or any place else God lays on your heart.
Make a poster, and write out the prayers and verses God lays on your heart, and then keep that poster somewhere where you can continue to pray daily.
Write in your journal your daily prayers and verses during this time, and keep it by your Bible, so you will continue to pray daily for worldwide revival.
“Open the eyes of the blind. Set the captives free. Bring home the prodigals. And turn the nations to Me.”
Sharing with you this word from the Lord I felt Him speaking over His bride at the beginning of this year to fix her eyes on Him during these trying times:
“There are those who think they know what I’m about, but they have never truly tasted of the sweet Living Waters of My love, flowing over them and into them, quenching their thirst, reviving their senses, renewing their love and faith.
“They have heard My name since childhood, but the father of lies has programmed them to reject My love, that I’m not what this life is about; that temporary pleasure, money, a house, a car, a wife, a dog, a career that they enjoy is; and to numb all the pain, alcohol drugs, internet, pornography — anything to make them feel something other than emptiness, loneliness, rejection, and defeat.
“They have become deaf and dumb to my Truth and Love, numb to my touch. They no longer feel as they once did as a child. They feel nothing. So they follow a political leader, hoping he will save them.
“But I am the one they are looking for. I am the one who will open the door to all that this life is for, to Heaven poured out in mighty measures upon their lives, in vibrant colors, in passionate love, in intimacy that takes their breath away — Oneness wrapped all around them holding them tightly, molding them to the shape of something beautiful, useful, needed, PERFECT. Forgiven. Redeemed. Whole. Worthy of love.
“Come to Me now, My people, My lost sheep. Be found. Be open. Be whole. Be free. Be Mine.
“I am awakening a hunger within you even now, not for that food you keep eating and wish you hadn’t. No, for real food, spiritual food that lasts. The milk and honey of My love, the meat of My Word and obedience to Me. For only as you are found in My paths are you found. Only when you walk the narrow road that leads to life will you truly live.
“I am not some goofy grandfather in the sky for you to joke about or curse by. I am your Creator. I formed you and I know you by name, for I formed you to be Mine, to live out the beautiful, meaningful purposes I created you for — the first of which is to love Me with all your heart, and the second to love that neighbor — that all-too-often “unlovely” one you complain about — as yourself.
“For this is love, not that you know what you’re doing or how your way is best, but that you love as I first loved you. For no greater love is there than this: that a man lay down his life for a friend. I am that Man, and you, My beloved neighbor, are that friend.
“Come to Me and be healed. Come to Me and be completed. Come to Me and be free. Come to Me, and never thirst again. For the waters of my rich love will flow through you in increasing measures, as you surrender your heart to Me.
“And I will flow out of you to touch the nations, to draw them into the waters of that love, to flow across the land of their hearts, until all eyes fix on Me, and I am worshiped to the ends of the Earth.
Are you a burden-bearer? Do you carry worries like a heavy weight, taking on the cares of the world, your children, others, or even just your own?
Try this: Ask the Lord to give you a picture of how you’re carrying that weight. If it were an object, what would it be like? (For instance, a backpack filled with bricks, a wagon laden with things you’re dragging, a tight rope constricting your chest, etc.)
Now, picture Jesus standing before you (because He is. He’s right here with you, right now.). (If you have trouble doing that, try just focusing on His feet.)
Now, lay that heavy load at His feet. What is Jesus saying to you? What is He doing with that burden? What do you want to say to Him? How does it feel to not carry that anymore?
Jesus wants to hand you something in return. What is it? Ask Him. Let Him show you in that picture what He’s giving you. Reach out and accept it. What do you want to say to Him? How does what He is giving you change things?
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Afraid that the nearness of His presence might change you into someone you don’t want to be?
Or that He will ask you to do something you don’t want to do?
Or that if you walk too close to God others will think you’re strange?
It’s a possibility. God had Moses turning water into blood and sticks into serpants. He even glowed. That’s pretty weird. 2 Corinthians 3:7-18.
But being afraid that God will make you feel or do something strange or uncomfortable is not true fear of the Lord. That’s a fear induced by the father of lies who wants you to believe God’s not safe or trustworthy. John 8:42-47.
True fear of the Lord draws you in to the rest and safety of obedience and trust. Psalm 91.
In fact, those who walk in fear of the Lord wouldn’t dare make a decision without asking Him what He wants to do first. Proverbs 3:5-7, Luke 22:42. They understand His Sovereignty and are thankful for it. They don’t want to do things their own way because they know the consequences. Instead, they choose the blessings of walking in oneness with Him. Psalm 115:13, Galatians 5.
So, what would it look like to fear the Lord in your own life?
How would you begin your day? Surrender your schedule to Him.
How would you make decisions? Ask Him what He wants to do, listen for His answer, obey. Psalm 25:12.
How long would your quiet times be? As long as He leads.
How would you respond to your spouse, your children, that annoying neighbor, and the people around you in traffic? In His love. Psalm 118:4, Matthew 22:37-40.
How would you serve Him? With all your heart. Deuteronomy 10:12.
To know the Lord is to love Him. And to love Him is to obey Him. John 14:15. And to obey Him is to fear Him. Galatians 1:10. To fear the Lord is wisdom. Proverbs 9:10.
True fear of the Lord draws us near. Keeps us safe.
We wouldn’t dare step out from under His covering to bow to selfish desires or ambitions, or any other idol. We wouldn’t dare follow Satan’s plan rather than the Sovereign God Almighty’s.
One way is darkness. The other is Light. Which do you choose?
This world needs courageous men of God, who, like Joshua and Moses, will step into the cloud of the presence of the Lord, even when everyone else chooses to stays outside.
“Yes, thank you. I believe I will!” Often when the enemy passes us yet another round of temptation, we’re so distracted by the latest drama in our lives, we mindlessly agree. Like being offered a bag of chips while watching TV, not only do we say yes, we eat the whole bag. And then we do it again the next day. And the next. Until a potato becomes who we are, and the weight of that sin habit becomes our excuse to never get off that couch.
You see, when it comes to certain sins, we can be a bit mindless. It even seems like a good idea at the time. Chips go great with a movie, after all. It’s fun. I deserve it. I’ve had a hard day. It’s good to relax, have some fun. Who cares, anyway? I’m not hurting anyone. That’s what they’re there for, to be eaten. God made food taste good on purpose….
Sound familiar? Whether your sin is overeating, lust, addiction, anger, worry, judgment, pride, or anything else, if that has become who you are or what you’re known for, it may feel impossible to get up off that “couch.”
That’s what a stronghold is — a thought process or sin habit that has such a strong hold on you, it controls you in that area, rather than the Spirit.
And you’ve probably noticed, too, that if you let the enemy have control in one area of your life, he takes over other areas, too, until you’ve forgotten what freedom looks like, and your life heads off in directions you never thought you’d go.
Your will just isn’t enough to get you out of this mess. You need Someone stronger.
Jesus is standing in front of you right now, saying, “This is not who you are. Take My hand. Come up here. I will bear that weight for you, if you let Me. Lean on Me, and I will pull you up. There is more to life than this. I want to show you who you were made to be. Come. Let Me set you free.“
Lord, please set us free from our strongholds. With Your truth, topple the lies we’ve been clinging to that have excused our sin far too long. Draw us up onto Your shoulders to see that sin from Your perspective. Make us hate it so much, hate what it does to our relationship with You and to others, we never want to return to it again. Father, there are sins and wrong thought processes that have such a strong hold on us now, that we find ourselves reacting from out of that place of control, rather than letting You be the One in control of our lives. Please forgive us, Lord. Show us how to take Your hand and let You lift us up out of that sin habit, so we can begin a new habit: listening to Your voice, following Your lead, and doing all things in Your empowering, as one with You.
For further, deeper freedom, see DARE TO BE A MIGHTY WARRIOR, 100 practical, tactical strategies for overcoming the enemy in the battlefield of the mind and removing the barriers to oneness with Christ and others. (Accompanying it is the DARE TO BE A MIGHTY WARRIOR PRAYER JOURNAL, with guided conversations with the King of Kings for freedom from strongholds, and the DARE TO BE A MIGHTY WARRIOR POWER PLANNER, a day planner designed specifically for surrendering every plan and moment over to Christ every day of the year and walking in His Spirit’s power.) For these and more books for all ages on listening to God, following His lead, and breaking free from strongholds, visit MoreThanAConquerorBooks.com.
Did you consider not celebrating Christmas this year? What got you thinking along those lines? Commercialism? Traditions with pagan roots? Some other reason on an ever-growing list?
Christmas takes on a whole new meaning when you live where it is forbidden. Where even one decoration in your home could get you arrested. Where telling the story of Jesus is against the law, and no Bible is available, even if you wanted to read it. Where being a Christian could cost you your livelihood, your family, or even your life. Where singing carols must be silent, and gathering together with other believers runs the risk of arrest, abduction, beatings, torture, getting shot at, blown up, killed.
If you’ve joined us for the Prayer Wall, you may have noticed the photos and prayer points from time to time from Open Doors’ World Watchlist of most dangerous countries for Christians to live in.
Our family has lived in one of the countries on that list. In fact, we raised our children there. You see, the Lord called us to share His love where no one would hear unless we went. Where Christmas is forbidden.
No twinklinglightslining store windows or festive holiday decorations. No big churches arranging choir concerts. No Christmas parties. No carolers. No gifts under the tree. No arguments about whether or not to tell your children about Santa. No Christians wishing all the commercialism would go away so we could just get back to Jesus.
And for the millions of lost all around us, no way to know Jesus, even if you wanted to.
Black Friday just isn’t a thing when you live where all is darkness.
But the world is changing now. A Light has begun to dawn in that darkness. Isaiah 9:2. In some countries closed off to the Gospel of Christ, the Spirit has begun to move in powerful ways, growing the underground church and empowering them to reach the lost.
With social media, seekers in restricted areas have also been reaching out on the internet to find Christians in open countries who will share Jesus with them. Have you come across any of them yet?
Not only that, but the nations are now moving in next to you. Lost people from countries you’ve been praying for may live just a few doors down. Have you met them yet?
“You are the light of the world. … Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.“
Matthew 7:14-16 NIV
If you’d like to grow in your walk with the Lord and shine all the brighter for Him this coming year, here are some powerful books that will help you get you and your family there:
“Bow your head. Close your eyes.” Then comes the prayer, right?
In my family, if my Daddy prayed before a meal, it might be cold by the time we got to it. His heartfelt prayers, often with tears, covered the lost without Christ, missionaries throughout the world, persecuted Christians, those going through hard times, family and friends, strangers he met that week, and yes, the meal, but only after he thanked the Lord first for his beautiful wife who prepared it.
I’ve come a long way from that fidgety little girl waiting for my Daddy to finish praying so I could eat. Now, I‘m the one praying long, passionate prayers.
You see, we have lived out there in those places my father prayed so passionately for. Where churches meet in secret. Where Christians are arrested, beaten, even killed for loving Christ. Where millions live in darkness, never hearing Jesus’ name because there is no one to tell them.
In fact, we had to teach our own children to pray with eyes open and heads up, as if in conversation, to avoid danger.
This year, brothers and sisters, let us worship with thanksgiving in our hearts. No matter what oppression or struggle we may endure, let us sing to the Lord with joy. For we were lost, but He has found us. We were blind but now we see. We were trapped by sin and death, but His blood has set us free. No matter what liberties are taken from us, in Christ we are truly free.
We praise You, O Lord our God, for You alone are good. Thank You, Father, for the privilege of religious freedom. Protect our persecuted brothers and sisters throughout the world who do not have that freedom. Give us strength to endure, faith to overcome, and the power of Your Spirit flowing through us to shine Your light to those who sin against us. Set us free from the thoughts that lead us to dissension and anger, to temptation and unfaithfulness, to anxiety and control, to selfishness and hurtful remarks. Remind us of the beauty of Your sacrifice and the bounty of Your grace. Give us courage to overcome, knowing You are greater than anything that comes against us. To fight the good fight. To love without borders. To share Your Good News with the lost. To give to those who are in need. For the riches of Your love, O God, are boundless to those who walk with You. Fill our homes with Your presence. Guard us from temptation.Transform us by Your grace. Flow through us in every situation and conversation. Let us see others through Your eyes and love them through Your love. Teach us not to complain, but to be more than satisfied by Your bountiful blessings. Deepen our faith. And bring forth a Great Awakening in every nation, for You have promised, O God, that every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Gifts that make a difference in the lives of those you care about.
Let’s band together as the body of Christ and create a prayer wall to block enemy plans, and to call forth God’s purposes in the midst of so much chaos in our nation and in the world. Will you join me?
For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:12 rsv
We officially started July 4, and will continue praying until God leads us to stop. The official Prayer Wall you can continue referring to as you pray is at MoreThanAConquerorBooks.com. But I will also update continually the media files below (See the footnotes on this page), if you’d like to pray here.
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