Posts Tagged ‘prayer’

Heavenly Father,
As the palm branches were spread out
before Jesus, as He rode into Jerusalem,
so we wait for Him now
with our hearts spread out.
Prepare us to be with you.
Open our eyes,
so your light may 
shine all around us.
In Jesus’ name, 

Read Full Post »


Heavenly Father, I come to you Lord through the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Lord I thank you for the gift of life, for the gift of your protection, Lord I ask that you Reveal your scriptures to me that I might know the truth! That I will be able to recognize a lie! Lord as a man (human being )that you created for a purpose we always seem to want to go down the easiest road? Heavenly Father I Pray whatever it cost me whatever is in my life , remove it! Lord I want to know the truth! I know that through the gift of the Holy Spirit that you will show us Your ways. Lord I claim the blood over the situation That I will learn to rely on the Holy Spirit and not my human emotions that you will reveal your Ways to me!Thank you Heavenly Father for your gift of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ and the blood that he shed for me .Amen

Read Full Post »

WATCH: Pre-Yom Kippur Prayers at the Western Wall

Tens of thousands of people attend communal prayers nightly at the Western Wall during the High Holiday season, asking for Divine forgiveness.

The Kotel in the Old City of Jerusalem is especially busy in the days leading up to Rosh Hashana through Yom Kippur, when Jews pray for forgiveness for any sins committed during the past year.

Jewish prayer services are generally held during the day and early evening, but the selichot prayers, asking forgiveness during the High Holiday season, are different. They take place past midnight and in the wee hours of the morning.

Both Ashkenazim (Jews of German and eastern European background) and Sephardim (Jews of Spanish, Portuguese, North African and Middle Eastern descent) recite selichot, although there are differences in tradition. This particular video, made by photographer Eli Abdu ahead of Yom Kippur, depicts a sephardic service, which is evident in the word pronunciation and tune.



Read Full Post »

Brooklyn Tabernacle: The Church That Prayer Built

Brooklyn Tabernacle

Before long, seeing few victories and feeling personally defeated, the discouraged pastor decided he needed to quit. It was during that dark period he received a distinct and unexpected call from God to lead the people to pray. The next time he was before the church, he told them about his strange call from the Lord to focus on prayer.

The following Tuesday night, about a dozen members joined the pastor for prayer. They joined hands, stood in a circle and prayed. Five minutes later, they were finished. They obviously weren’t sure yet how to conduct a prayer meeting but they had taken the first steps. Over the next few years, Brooklyn Tabernacle would become known around the country and around the world as a praying church.


Today, about 10,000 people every Sunday wait in line to attend Brooklyn Tabernacle. The attendance is a miracle, but it doesn’t end there.

Carol Cymbala has led the Choir since soon after arriving at Brooklyn Tabernacle. Her original choir consisted of nine people. In spite of not reading music, Pastor Cymbala’s wife Carol has received five Dove Awards, six Grammy Awards and has written hundreds of songs for the now 270-voice choir and for their 28 albums.


How has all of this occurred? Jim Cymbala traces it all to that call from the Lord so long ago to build a praying church, and to make the weekly prayer meeting the most important service of the week. He calls the prayer meeting  “the barometer of the church.”

It didn’t start big but it grew. The first Tuesday night prayer meeting of a few members gathered in a circle is now 3,000 people a week crowding into the church to call upon the Lord. The prayer meeting officially begins at 7 p.m. but people start pouring in at 5 p.m. to pray for the prayer meeting!



In my life, the most spiritual experiences I’ve ever had in church have been at Brooklyn Tabernacle—both at the Sunday Church services and at the Tuesday night prayer meetings. The book Fresh Wind Fresh Fire, written the same year I came to Hyde Park Baptist Church as senior pastor, is the most influential book I’ve ever read.

Not everyone has had the privilege yet of attending the Tuesday night prayer meeting in Brooklyn, so we are bringing it to Austin. On Thursday, September 14, Jim Cymbala is coming to lead a City Wide Prayer Meeting at Hyde Park Baptist Church. This gift to the city is a ministry of the Unceasing Prayer Movement of Austin. Everyone is invited to attend. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for prayer before the service begins at 7:00 p.m.


God is moving in Austin, and around the country, through a prayer movement. Brooklyn Tabernacle is nothing short of a miracle but God can do anywhere what He has done there. We are praying now that the prayer movement in Austin will be energized and pastors and churches will be encouraged to pray as never before. God still hears and answers prayer!

This article originally appeared here.


Next articleSandra McCracken’s ‘We Will Feast’ Is a Worship Feast for the Church
Kie Bowman

My name is Kie Bowman. I am the Senior Pastor of Hyde Park Baptist Church and The Quarries Church (“one church in two locations”) in Austin, Texas (www.hpbc.org). Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska (the rumors are true- it’s cold!), I arrived in Texas for Seminary in the 1980′s where I earned a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. Following my Seminary training I made my way to the Atlanta area where I served two churches in 10 years until 1997 when I came to Hyde Park in Austin as Senior Pastor.

Praise and worship brings answered 


Read Full Post »



LORD, as I sit down to a Thanksgiving table once again, I want to thank you for your goodness to me.

              Thank you for meeting my needs every day—for food and shelter and clothing.  And for the many extras You provide that I so often take for granted.

              Thank You for family and friends who make my life complete.  Thank You for that even when we are miles apart, we are bound by the cords of Your love..

              And I thank You that I live in a country where I am free to worship You and to read Your Word.

              Most of all, I thank You for Your Son, Jesus Christ, who is the “light of the world.”  When I turned to Him, He flooded the darkness of my soul with the light of Your love.

              Thank You that He not only died for my sins, but that He is alive today at Your side—hearing my prayers and preparing a home for me in Heaven.

              Thank You that He came into this world and took up residence in my life as Savior, Lord, and God.

              Thank You for all You have given me as a Christian: the Holy Spirit who is Your presence in my life, the Bible that is a light to my pathway, Christian friends who encourage and help me.

              Thank You that I can face tomorrow with hope because Jesus is living for me.

              O, Lord, how truly rich I am!  Thank You for all You mean to me.

              “Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.  For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations.”  Psalm 100:4,5.



Read Full Post »

15078949_10207300700627668_4816145796382077598_nA Prayer for Thanksgiving download-1download



Read Full Post »




Let us all pray for peace – we need it now more than we have for many, many years. YHWH will hear the earnest prayer of the faithful.


The sun in setting andYom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) is quickly

approaching, here inIsrael. For the next two days here in the Holy Land

there will be no cars on the street, no restaurants open, no stores doing
business…instead we will all be focused on prayer, fasting, and repentence.

May God bless us all with revealed goodness and let us – and
all of Israel – be written in the book of life, peace, holiness,
happiness, health, prosperity, and brotherhood. ‘God, open my mouth so I
may sing Your praises!’ AMEN!

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish youths pray on Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City

Yom Kippur: Day of Atonement

The LORD said to Moses, “The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement.  Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves, and present an offering made to the LORD by fire.  Do no work on that day, because it is the Day of Atonement, when atonement is made for you before the LORD your God.  Anyone who does not deny himself on that day must be cut off from his people.  I will destroy from among his people anyone who does any work on that day.  You shall do no work at all.  This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.  It is a sabbath of rest for you, and you must deny yourselves. From the evening of the  ninth day of the month until the following evening you are to observe your sabbath” (Leviticus 23: 26-32 NIV).  (See Exodus 30: 10 and Numbers 29: 7-11 also.)

Much time had been lost, and sailing had already become dangerous because by now it was after the Fast [Day of Atonement] (Acts 27: 9 NIV).

The Day of Atonement is considered most holy among God’s Appointed Times.  It is a day of fasting, prayer, and assembly.  Some equate the Day of Atonement (also known as the Day of Purging) to the Judgment.

Salvation is through the blood of Jesus Christ (Yeshua the Messiah). our Passover Lamb.  Good works do not produce salvation; rather, salvation produces good works.  During the Fall Feasts, I am acutely aware of how I have “missed the mark” by what I have done or left undone.  For me, the Fall Feasts are a time of reflection, repentance, and spiritual renewal–an opportunity to have a closer relationship with the Lord.

As I study God’s Appointed Times, I am beginning to participate in them. Since His feasts are holy convocations (dress rehearsals), I want to be ready for the events they foreshadow.  Just as the Spring Feasts foreshadowed Christ first advent, the Fall Feasts foreshadow His second coming. 

One day ALL nations will celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles (Zechariah 14: 16).

Yom Kippur begins at sundown tonight (9/13/2013).

Do the following verses relate to the Day of Atonement?  I don’t know.  What do you think?“When the Son of Man comes in his glory and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory.  All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.  He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.  Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world” (Matthew 25: 31-3 NIV)“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels’” (Matthew 25: 41 NIV).

But I tell you that all men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.  For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matthew 12: 36-37).


F130913DG03-635x357Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, which will commence at sundown on Friday and continue until nightfall Saturday, is expected to be particularly hot in Israel this year.

The solemn day falls earlier in the Gregorian calendar than usual — the Hebrew calendar is a hybrid of solar and lunar cycles — and temperatures across Israel are expected to be higher than usual, even for mid-September.

According to the Israel Meteorological Service, in Tel Aviv temperatures are expected to reach 34°C (93°F) on Friday and 32°C (90°F) on Saturday.

Jerusalem is expected to be even hotter, with temperatures hitting 36°C (97°F) on Friday and 34°C (93°F) on Saturday.

The highest temperatures in Israel on Saturday are expected in Tiberias, by the Sea of Galilee, where it will hit 39°C (102°F) and in the southern port city of Eilat, where meteorologists expect a high of 41°C (106°F).

Magen David Adom officials have asked that anybody fasting — polls over the years have shown that most Israelis do — make sure to begin drinking a lot of water Friday morning, and to continue doing so until the beginning of the fast (6:12 p.m. in Jerusalem and 6:29 p.m. in Tel Aviv). Over the course of the day, fasters are urged to spend as much time as possible in the shade or in air-conditioned buildings.

If the weather forecast turns out to have been accurate, this will be the hottest Yom Kippur in Israel in 11 years. In the past 50 years higher temperatures than those predicted for this year have been recorded only twice.

The fast will end on Saturday evening at 7:26 in Tel Aviv and 7:24 in Jerusalem.






Read Full Post »


Crwn Thy Frnicatr

Crwn Thy Frnicatr (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


God of the brave that sought

Thy aid, And in Thy robe of strength arrayed,

They won for us beneath Thy care,

The flag we prize, the peace we share,

O Lord, defend our nation yet,

Nor let our hearts Thy name forget;

O Lord, defend our nation yet,

Nor let our hearts Thy name forget.


Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Ju­bi­lant Voic­es for Sun­day Schools and

De­vo­tion­al Meet­ings, by How­ard Doane et al. (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois:

Hope Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1905), num­ber 34. Music: W. How­ard Doane

Read Full Post »

Daily Prayer For March 24th

palm sunday

Hi, Friends, Here is the morning prayer…

Dear Lord,

Thank you for this day…this day we call Palm Sunday…the day that starts the week where we remember your death and all you suffered…we can visualize the heavy cross you carried and the horrific brutality you endured…but all of that paled in comparison to the weight you felt from our sins and the separation it caused from your Heavenly Father.

Lord, we ask for all who are reading this… may the meaning of this week speak to them as never before. You tell us in your word that we should share in your suffering and many here are doing that. They are bearing their own personal crosses and it can be hard… many grow weary and tired and at times it feels like they are falling under the heavy weight of their burdens… many people wonder where you are in the midst of their suffering, but you are right beside them. Seeing each tear…hearing each cry… reaching out with outstretched arms and nail pierced hands…saying “I know and understand”… you are there to help empower us to overcome with your strength and might! Just as Jesus knew the victory that was coming after all He endured, may each one praying, remember that suffering lasts for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

You died to set us free…to give us hope…to give us life everlasting, if we only believe! Help us to remember that our reward is not just joy and happiness after grief and trials have ended…but our reward is YOU!!

You don’t want to just protect us or bless us, but you want to give us more of you. You are our great reward. May that fill each one of us with peace and comfort, Lord. Please go before us this day and stir within us a desire for you, like we’ve never known. Change us and mold us and help us to see ourselves and our lives, through your eyes.

May this week be a time of reflection for us…may we view our pain, infirmities, hardships and losses in the light of all that Jesus went through. May we think about your great love for us and your incredible sacrifice. We thank you that as you entered the city to great fanfare on that first Palm Sunday, there is coming a day when you are going to triumphantly enter our world again, with even greater fanfare, because every eye will behold you and your resurrected glory. You are so worthy to be praised our Lord, Savior, and King! We thank you that we have a Savior, in whose name we can pray, Amen.

Blessings be upon you all!

In His love,

March 24, 2013

(c) Debbie Kay, Hope For The Broken Heart

Reblogged from http://hopeforthebrokenhearted.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/daily-prayer-for-march-24th/

Read Full Post »

Paul Washer – Prayer as Communion (Song of Solomon) – Cântarea Cântărilor (subtitrare in Limba Romana)

Cântarea Cântărilor, un mesaj necesar creştinilor pentru a avea părtăşie şi a experimenta dragostea lui Hristos. Subtitrare in Limba Romana.

English Title: Prayer as Communion (Song of Solomon)

Cântarea Cântărilor (Rugăciunea ca şi Comuniune) – Paul Washer (Romana)


Published on Sep 25, 2012 by ibhglobal

Cântarea Cântărilor, un mesaj necesar creştinilor pentru a avea părtăşie şi a experimenta dragostea lui Hristos.

PDF: http://illbehonest.com/romana/Cantarea-Cantarilor-Rugaciunea-ca-si-Comuniune-…

English Title: Prayer as Communion (Song of Solomon)

From rodi


English: Heart shaped shadow cast by a ring on...

English: Heart shaped shadow cast by a ring on Bible (Song of Solomon). Black and white; selective coloring created with Adobe Photoshop. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Paul Washer Español: Paul Washer gran...

English: Paul Washer Español: Paul Washer gran escritor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: