Circle Of Prayer


Intercessory prayer is the purifying bath into which the individual
and the community must enter every day.
(Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

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Jesus Is Fighting For Us

Some people brought to Jesus a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him.

After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. He looked up to Heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”) At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened, and he began to speak plainly.
(Mark 7:32-35)

The savior stands in our midst as a fighter for us. He sighs and looks up to the Father in Heaven, and then he calls loudly, “Ephphatha! Be opened!” Perhaps this man who came to Jesus was timid about coming to him. He certainly would have been anxious when the Savior took him aside and touched him – not really understanding why Jesus did this. But then suddenly, with “Ephphatha!” his ears were opened and he could exclaim, “The news is true, Jesus is the Lord who can put an end to sin and suffering. I have experienced it. Praise and thanks be to God!”

Beloved, this “Ephphatha!” must be the conclusion of the history of our world. The Savior is even now busily at work, turning the gospel that we hear into deeds. But the Savior must also approach us personally, in secret, and in secret he must pray for us before his Father’s throne. And finally the great “Ephphatha!” will come; it will shake the whole world.

For the time being everything is hidden. The greater Jesus’s victories are, the more they take place in secret. The way this man was taken aside by the Savior is an example of how humankind as a whole will be taken aside by the Savior.  Quietly, but with deep ardor, Jesus will bring humankind before his Father’s throne.

So we who are God’s priestly people must cast the sick at his feet. We must cry out to him, “Dear Savior, you are the Lord. We cannot bear it that so many people follow false gods, for we know that you alone are the Lord. So here we are. We will not leave you in peace, for you came to represent us before the Heavenly Father in order to help us. “This is how we must implore him. It is our task as the church.

Oh, you dear ones, I am often very sad when I see so many Christians who no longer bring people to the Savior on account of their sins and their suffering. We must not allow the gates of Heaven to close between sinners and the Savior. The gates must remain open for all who suffer, for all sick people. Were it not for this, I do not know whether I could believe the gospel.

Let this be firmly established within us; then we shall help toward the coming of “Ephphatha!” The greater our regard for the one who was crucified and rose from the dead, the greater will be the “Ephphatha!” in the final days – like when God said in the beginning, “Let there be light!” Yes, one day we shall hear, “Ephphatha! Be opened!

(Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt)

(The God Who Heals, Words of Hope for a Time of Sickness)

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Julia

Prayer for Our Judicial System

Father, in the Name of Jesus, I pray for the Judicial System and the all courts of the United States.

On behalf of this nation, I repent for promoting unjust judges who rule according to personal opinion instead of moral truth. Forgive us for allowing corruption and injustice to preside within our courts.

Father, I pray that you raise up judges after your own heart who will stand against ungodliness and injustice, uphold your righteous laws, and defend and protect the Constitution of the United States. Divinely enable a standard of justice and balance for the judicial office, not only on a national level, but for every adjudicator in our nation.

Father, I also pray that all ungodly laws will be reversed or removed, and ungodly agendas be completely defeated. Father, by your justice, I ask that you to expose all corruption and inequity in our judicial system. Remove any court judge or justice who attempts to corrupt our system of justice and replace him /her with one who honors your Word and Laws, in Jesus’s Name.

Amen.

(New Levels in God)

Received: January 17, 2019

Anthony hayes

For Rosanna Chacon: God to set her free from the spirit of Jezebel bipolar spirit and for God to heal and restore our relationship and friendship so we can fulfill God's calling in our life to be married. Amen.

Received: January 17, 2019

Julia

A Prayer for Good to Prevail over Evil

“‘As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.’ Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.” (Genesis 50:20)

Lord, what the enemy means for evil against our church body, we believe you can use for good. Remind our hearts of this. When we are being attacked and crushed from all sides, remind us of your faithfulness to use everything for your good and your glory. May we not fear but trust in your provision for our church family. May we not only be readers of your Word but believers and doers. Increase our faith, Lord.

Amen.

(Crosswalk.com)

Received: January 14, 2019

Anonymous

My son to be free of drugs and the occult. To follow Jesus

Received: January 11, 2019

Julia

A Prayer for Difficult Times

In difficult times, when all my efforts have failed to conform the events of my life towards the Gospel teaching, I would pray in the following manner:

"Come and make yourself one with my will. Your commandments do not fit within my narrow heart, and my finite nous does not comprehend their content. If you are not well pleased to come and dwell within me yourself, then I will inevitably be led towards the darkness. I know that you do not work through force, so I entreat you: Come and take charge of my house, and wholly renew me. Transform the hellish darkness of my pride into your humble love. Transfigure with your light my corrupted nature, that no passion might be able to remain within me that would prevent your coming with your Father. Make me a dwelling place of that holy life which you yourself have allowed me to taste of here in part. Yes, O Lord, I entreat you, do not deprive from me this sign of your goodness.

(Elder Sophrony of Essex)

Received: January 10, 2019

DALILA ALEMAN

I pray for our Brother Rafael Moreno to heal from all irregularities in his body. Our Lord, make him healthy again so that he can enjoy his Son and Family who deserve more time with such a Beautiful human being. I DECLARE in the name of Jesus that he is HEALED and will come out of uci immediately. Thank you our Lord, our Angels of light. Amen

Received: January 10, 2019

Julia

Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty

O God our Creator, from your provident hand we have received our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. You have called us as your people and given us the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God, and your Son, Jesus Christ. Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit, you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world, bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel to every corner of society.

We ask you to bless us in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty. Give us the strength of mind and heart to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened; give us courage in making our voices heard on behalf of the rights of your church and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O Heavenly Father, a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters gathered in your church in this decisive hour in the history of our nation, so that, with every trial withstood and every danger overcome— for the sake of our children, our grandchildren, and all who come after us— this great land will always be "one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

(The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

Received: January 8, 2019

Julia

A Prayer for the Lost

Lord, I pray that you would teach me to yield myself to your Spirit. Holy Spirit, teach me to trust you as a living person who leads my life and my prayers. Help me to understand your ministry and power. Help me to understand you as my Comforter, Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, and Strengthener. I long to see a demonstration of your power in my life just as the Apostle Paul did. 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 in everything I do. Transform my life completely with your power. Make me sensitive to your promptings, and teach me to partner with you in prayer in a deeper way.

I thank you for making the darkness vanish as I pray for the lost. Thank you for convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. I pray that you will soften the hearts of those who do not know where they are spiritually. Remove the blindness from their eyes, and help them to understand the truth about you. Bring them to repentance and salvation. Help me to be your light in their lives. Help me to let my light shine before men, that they may see my good deeds and glorify my Father in Heaven. Show me how to be your witness and how to show acts of love to them. I believe that you are working in their lives even as I pray.

In Jesus’s name, amen.

(Crosswalk.com)

Received: January 7, 2019

Julia

A Prayer to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit

Almighty and most merciful God, grant that by the indwelling of your Holy Spirit we may be enlightened and strengthened for your service; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

(Anglican Diocese of the South)

Received: January 4, 2019

Julia

Living in Light of the Incarnation

O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(Anglican Diocese of the South)

Received: January 3, 2019

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