DAY 15 The Power of Personal Confession
Prayerfully read I John 1:9-10 and James 5:16.
Ever feel like you are praying for a grand thing like national revival and awakening and yet feel like you are not connecting with God? Prayer requires clear lines of communication and sometimes we are trying to talk to God while He is trying to talk to us. Nothing fouls up communication with God like unconfessed sin. The longer I walk with God the more in tune I have become with the need to make daily confession in His presence and if need be with my friend or spouse. Agreement is a source of real authority with God in prayer. We come into agreement first with God in our own hearts before we align with Him for His purposes in the earth.
How do you get in agreement with God? Well, first you must respond to all the Light He gives you about you (see 1John 1:5-7). Then make personal confession to God. Confession, simply put, is to say out loud what God already knows. When you come to God and in His Light you may see yourself (your flaws, faults, sins). So confess what you see to Him. Thank Him for the fact that what you have confessed He has already forgiven. Thank Him for His work to cleanse you from its effect and power in your life, and rejoice in your forgiveness. Now your soul cannot condemn you, and your adversary the devil has no room to weaken you. You are ready to ask great things!
We are asking God for great things when we pray for a national awakening and global revival. Ordinary men like Elijah have asked God for extraordinary things (James 5:17) and had great impact and authority, but it was no accident that they had authority with God. In agreement with God, abiding in His light, let us ask for great things.
- Father, grace Your Church to receive the power of conviction by the Holy Spirit.
- Father, we confess that we as a nation have gone astray from you holy Word. Revive Your Church with Your holy fire. Restore the voice of holy prophets to the land.
- Father, as we align our hearts with Yours, grant us personal revelation of Your great plans for a national great awakening so we may pray in accord with Your will.
By Pastor Guy C. Carey
DAY 14 Living in the Light
Prayerfully read I John 1:5-7.
If you did not read the text, take a minute or two right now and read these powerful words!
God is Light and in Him there is no darkness at all, not one bit! John, admonishes us that if we claim to have fellowship with God, we cannot walk in darkness. That means we cannot be living a double life. If we desire to have authority with God in our prayer life we must be willing to come clean with God. This is the “NO FAKE ZONE!”
To seek God for national revival, awakening and transformation without seeking Him for personal holiness is like going into combat with no weapons. Yes, we are holy because He is holy. But, His holiness must manifest, be lived out, in our lives. His holiness will be revealed in our transactions with others. We too often believe our own press about our lives. Take time in the Light of the Holy Spirit to allow Father to “search you.” Psalm 139:23 reads, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts.”
As we approach Heaven today in prayer, let’s be truthful with God about ourselves.
- Father, grant us grace to be honest in Your presence with the condition of our own souls.
- Father, search our hearts and reveal in the light of Your love anything that grieves Your Holy Spirit.
- Pray for personal revival. Ask the Father for a greater experience of His holy fire to purge and cleanse us from all that would hinder prayer.
- Pray for your family, friends, co-workers and church family to encounter God who is Light and respond to His work in their hearts.
By Pastor Guy C. Carey
DAY 5 THE POWER OF THE MOVING OF GOD
Prayerfully read Genesis 1:1-3; Isaiah 60:1-3
Perhaps as you consider the darkness in the earth you have no hope for revival or for a 3rd Great Awakening in America. When you think about praying your faith is weak and your hope shallow. That is certainly understandable in light of the conditions of the world today.
Consider this before you pray today. All creation comes from the Holy Spirit moving. In the beginning there was only darkness and formlessness. There was no life, no hope except for the plan in the heart of the Father. Yet in all the darkness and hopeless God was about to move. The Holy Spirit was actively brooding over the nothingness about to explode with creative power and authority.
There is no darkness He cannot overcome. There is no hopelessness He cannot defeat. There is no nothingness He cannot form into something beautiful. You are His workmanship (Eph. 2:10). Today you have the power of creation residing in you. Pray from that place. Make something out of nothing just as He has done.
P R A Y E R F O C U S
• Move God over the face of the deep.
• Show me the eternal plan of the Father for the nothingness I see.
• Reveal the power of creation in me that I might speak with power and authority
• Revive my heart to faith that I might pray effectual prayers with full confidence that I have what I ask because I ask in faith from a place of divine revelation.
By Pastor Guy C. Carey
Beginning January 1, 2015 Immanuel’s Church, Silver Spring, MD joins with millions across the nation and the globe seeking the face of God for a fresh outpouring of His Holy Spirit.
Located at the top of this blog at the 2015 Season of Fasting and Prayer Guide is a 21 day guide to help you focus in agreement with all of your brothers and sisters.
This prayer guide is available by returning to Immanuel’s Church Prayer Page. We trust you will have many encounters with Jesus Christ over the next several weeks. Please feel free to comment on the Prayer Page.
America is in Urgent Need of Prayer!
Please consider lending your voice to call out to God at the Lincoln Memorial on Columbus Day, October 13, 2014.
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Urgent Prayer is needed to the Lord of the Angel Armies!
Children are being slaughtered every day with the evil sword of ISIS/ISIL as they refuse to recant Jesus Christ. As the evil army of ISIS/ISIL march into a new village or town they go house to house searching out Christians. When children refuse to recant the faith of their parents they are slain in front of them by beheading. Eyewitness accounts are to painful to cite.
[Rev 6:9-11 NASB] 9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; 10 and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11 And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also.
The blood of the innocent is already crying out! Is your voice crying out? Maranatha , come Lord Jesus! Intervene, Almighty God, release the warring angels to destroy the wicked schemes of evil men and rouse the righteous of the earth to act. Open the eyes of those who are blind that they might see and take action!
He who calls on the name of The Lord shall be saved and never ashamed.
Romans 10:13 (NASB)
for “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED”
Joel 2:32 (NASB)
And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall
Acts 2:21 (NASB)
And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
In these troubling times it is imperative that we call on the name of God. His very name is a strong tower. Learn that you are praying to one who defends His own name. So, make claim to it! Declare His name over your nation, your family, and your life. Today, declare He is God of the Angel Armies,Lord of Hosts, over America. Pray for Him to send His Armies to protect and deliver. Call upon the supernatural delivering power of God.
JESUS asks us to pray for workers to go out to collect the Harvest. When it comes to evangelism it seems that there is a shortage of help.
Too many folks want some kind of supernatural event to bring in the harvest. But Jesus teaches His followers that humanity is ripe for inspiration and entrance to the Kingdom of God. However, few there are who are telling folks how to enter.
PRAY to The Lord of the Harvest to send out His workers.
Are you one?
Luke 10:2 (NASB) And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
Are you outraged by the brutal murder of innocent people all over the world in the name of jihad? How can you respond? Each and every day you can pray for the destruction of the evil forces at work! Let your anger turn to action. Learn to draw near to Jehovah and in the Spirit of Christ declare His will to be done! Your prayer is a weapon so use it!
Tragedy in the Middle East!
Each day social media is being flooded with images of brutality and evil being released upon innocent unarmed Christians and others in Northern Iraq.
It is totally appropriate to focus prayer to God to bring this to an end. We must ask for warring angels with the Sword of the Lord to execute righteous judgement. Sodom and Gomorrah indicate the nature of God’s wrath on corporate sin. Pray for mercy as well as judgement. This is a mystery in God!