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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Before You Ask

And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. (Matthew 6:7-8)

Many people think their prayers won’t work if they don’t utter them clearly enough, or fail to explain to God exactly what they mean, or don’t speak loudly enough to him with sufficient earnestness. But when this happens, prayer becomes so exaggerated that our Savior even forbids it.

Obviously Jesus does not want to discourage us from praying. His point is that when we pray we must have a sense of proportion. Once we have prayed, we must be quiet. We need to be like the farmer who has sown his seed. Help will come only when you are quiet in faith. Also in your sickness or with other needs, learn to be still and look to the Kingdom of God.

We can share our needs with the Father in a few words, without making a fuss, and rest assured that God already knows what we need and what he will do to help us. We don’t have to explain our requests in great detail to God, or try and make quite sure that he knows our needs. God knows about even the smallest matters and takes them straight into his heart. We can turn to him by glancing Heavenward, with no words at all. We can do this even when we pray about something concrete and tangible, or about something that specifically troubles us. We may realize that what we thought we needed is actually not necessary and that we can find a way right in the midst of how things are now.

This doesn’t mean that we just let things happen – as if everything will come of its own accord without our longing for it. Nor should we just cast a brief and hurried request at God’s feet. When this happens, we too easily lose sight of God, assume that everything comes to us without his help, and we forget to thank him. Then we cease to have a believing heart and are consequently not true children of God.

Jesus said, “Before you ask him.” Therefore we do need to make our requests known to him, otherwise many things will not be given that could have been given. It never displeases God when we come to him with our heartfelt requests. A real child asks for everything, knowing God has an ear for him. We should bring all our burdens and needs to him, for at the very least this helps to make us ever more aware that in all things God is the giver.

God always has our interest in mind. He carries our various needs with fatherly concern, eagerly waiting for us to come to him. He has not forgotten us. And when we feel tempted to think so, then all the more we should remember that he knows it all and cares for us. In fact, he knows much more about us and our needs than we do. Simple, childlike prayer is enough to move his heart, give you something out of the fullness of his compassion, and save you from all sorts of fear and trouble.

(Johann Christoph Blumhardt)

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

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A Prayer to Protect Children in Iran

Protect the children of Iran, Oh Heavenly Father, from the violence that surrounds them. Protect them from the harsh laws that seek to destroy the fabric of their society by punishing children for the flimsiest of reasons. Protect them from being forced to confess to crimes they did not commit. Protect them from torture. Protect them from hanging, stoning, firing squad, and crucifixion. Send your angels to walk at their side as they face their ordeals.


Received: March 8, 2019


Prayer for Reconciliation and Peace in the Holy Land

God of justice and peace we bring before you the Israeli and Palestinian people in all their need, pain, and fear.

Bring an end to humiliation and injustice, corruption and violence.

Prosper those who work for peace with justice.

May both people groups enjoy security and prosperity.

We ask this through your Son, the Prince of Peace,

Jesus Christ, our Lord.


(Paradox Ministries)

Received: March 7, 2019


Breakthrough is needed on behalf of my husband. He is under heavy demonic attack at work especially which interferes in his ability to focus and do his best. This is also impacting how his peers and superiors treat him and he often comes under attack while sleeping. He is seeking God daily for deliverance but the attacks intensify when he prays. Also pray for some students he teaches who are disrespectful and disruptive in his classes.

Received: March 1, 2019


Prayer Against Infanticide

Holy Spirit, we pray for an end to infanticide in America.

May all our churches scream out against this horrible act and proclaim the sacredness of every human life.


Received: February 26, 2019


The Prayer of Consecration and Salvation

God be merciful to me a sinner and make me know and believe in Jesus Christ; for I see, that if his righteousness had not been or I have not faith in that righteousness, I am utterly cast away. Lord, I have heard that you are a merciful God and has ordained that your Son Jesus Christ should be the Savior of the world; and moreover, that you are willing to bestow him upon such a poor sinner as I am—and I am a sinner indeed. Lord, take therefore this opportunity, and magnify your grace in the salvation of my soul, through your Son Jesus Christ.


Received: January 30, 2019


A Prayer To Archangel Michael For Police Officers

Dear Archangel Michael, your name means, “Who is like God?,” and it indicates that you remained faithful when others rebelled against God. Help police officers in our day who strive to stem the rebellion and evil that are rampant on all sides. Keep them faithful to their God as well as to their country and their fellow human beings.


Received: January 29, 2019


Prayer to Break the Gang Cycle

Loving Father, we pray for the broken children who are caught up in gangs. Rescue them and remind them of their worth. We pray for families living in dangerous neighborhoods. We pray that your son, Jesus, would be their peacemaker. Give courage to all those working to end gang culture and protect, strengthen, and uphold the children who are affected by it. Amen.

(24-7 Prayer)

Received: January 28, 2019

Dalila y Martica

Oro por nuestro Hermano Sergio Hernandez que se cure de una enfermedad que esta en manos de nuestro Señor Jesus.

Declaro en el nombre de Jesus y el Espiritu Santo que va a ser curado pronto. Amen

Received: January 23, 2019


A Prayer for God’s Protection Over Our Children

Dear Lord, we ask that you place a hand of protection over our children. Teach them to be strong without being hard, and compassionate without being proud. We are their parents, but you are their Heavenly Father. Please be with our children as they grow in this strange world. Teach them to love others as you have loved them, and help us guide them in your ways. In Jesus’s name,



Received: January 22, 2019


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.


(New Levels in God)

Received: January 17, 2019

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