Holy and magnificent Father,
Glorious and awesome is Your Name!
God, I need You
Open my eyes, my ears, my mind, my heart
That I may know, understand and comprehend
That I may see and hear more and more of You
Come and display Yourself to me daily
Become a God of reality
A God that is real to me…
Be my God and Saviour today
I pray in Jesus Name
“Oh! that God could be glorified, that Jesus might see the reward of his sufferings! Oh! that sinners might be saved, so that God might have new tongues to praise him, new hearts to love him! Oh! that sin were put an end to, that the holiness, righteousness, mercy, and power of God might be magnified!”
This is the way to pray; when thy prayers seek God’s glory, it is God’s glory to answer thy prayers.
C. H. Spurgeon
Dankie Here Jesus vir u geskenk van nuwe lewe wat insluit ‘n oop deur na u troon kamer Hemel Vader. Groot en almagtig is u. Steeds nooi u ons uit om met vrymoedigheid na u troon te kom in ‘n tyd van nood, mislukking, teleurstelling, gebrek en onvermoë. Hier kan ons ons trane, pyn en gebrokenheid uitstort en U ons op u skoot tel as ons liefdevolle Vader en ons weer vul met alles wat ons nodig het.
‘Why should we gather to pray on the Global Day of Prayer? Shouldn’t we be praying every day?’
The primary purpose we gather is for the Glory of Christ and the blessing of the nations.
Following the example of the first believers who “joined together constantly in prayer” (Acts 1:14) until the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the Global Day of Prayer is calling Christians from all nations to unite in prayer.
Indeed, the Bible commands us to ‘pray continually’ (1 Thes 5.17 NIV). As a Christian, prayer should be a constant discipline. Consistent, daily, prayer can be likened to food – it sustains us by keeping us, and our lives, connected to God. In this sense we need to pray daily just like we need to eat daily. However, even though we eat regularly there are some special occasions on which we gather for special meals. For example a special family celebration like a birthday, or perhaps a special time of the year, like Christmas. Those meals are more special because we intentionally gather to ‘eat together’.
The Global Day of Prayer is similar to a ‘special family meal’. On this day God calls His family to pray together, in small and large gatherings, all across the globe. The Global Day of Prayer is that one special day in the year where Christians from every tribe and tongue can pray together, humbling themselves and seeking God’s face (2 Chron 7.14).
So if we are praying every day then why should we gather to pray on the Global Day of Prayer?
We should do so because it is a special day, unlike any other, where we can pray with sisters and brothers all over the globe.
“If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
(2 Chronicles 7: 14)
Remember to plan the 10 days of continued prayer and fasting before and 120 days of generosity after this day.
Ten days of constant prayer: 17 – 26 May 2012. Starting on the 17th, millions of Christians will find ways to pray night and day throughout the ten days leading to the Global Day of Prayer, following the pattern of Christ’s followers before the first Pentecost.
The Global Day of Prayer: 27 May 2012. Christians in many countries will assemble to pray. Many will gather in small groups such as prayer groups, homes, local churches, businesses and some may even assemble in large stadiums and other public venues. In some places, television, radio and internet will help to connect and align our prayers even more.
Ninety days of blessing: 13 June – 10 September 2012. As in the first Pentecost, transformed Christians transform their communities as they offer themselves to God as instruments through which their prayers can be answered. The Global Day of Prayer anticipates the forming or furthering of local alliances among pastors, churches, missions and business leaders, to bring practical, transformational blessing to their communities. This is where prayer becomes a lifestyle.
More info http://www.globaldayofprayer.com/
There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful, than that of a continual conversation with God. Those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it.
Iemand êrens het eenkeer genoem dat as Christene werklik die volle omvang van die krag wat beskikbaar was deur gebed kon besef, ons sprakeloos sou staan.
Gedurende die tweede wêreldoorlog was daar ‘n adviseur van Churchill wat ‘n groep mense bymekaargekry het om op ‘n vasgestelde tyd elke dag dit wat hulle gedoen het net so gelos het en vir ‘n volle minuut lank gebid het vir die veiligheid van Engeland, haar mense en vir vrede.
Daar is nou so ‘n beweging aan die groei in Suid Afrika. As jy dalk wil deelneem: Elke aand om 9 uur, stop dit waarmee jy besig is vir ‘n minuut en bid vir die veiligheid van Suid Afrika, ons mense en vir ‘n terugkeer na Jesus en na Goddelike waardes.
Someone once said that if Christians really want to experience the power that is available through prayer, they will be speechless.
During the 2nd world war an advisor from Churchill got a group of people together to pray at a specific time every day to pray for 1 full min. They will then leave everything they do that very moment and pray for 1 full min for the safety of England, their people and for peace…
There is now such a group in SA who is praying every night at 09h00 pm for 1 min – would you like to be part of this group? STOP everything you doing at 09h00 pm every night and pray for the safety of our people in SA – for people to return to God and for Christian values.