Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Second to Pray--All Through the Day

Prayer is the most powerful force on earth.

It Only Takes a Second to Pray Anytime of Day!
(Photo by Bill Hunt, c. 2011.)

How long does it take to pray? In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus asked the apostles, “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour?” (Matt 26:40 NKJV). Is not prayer the lifting of the mind and heart to God? And that act takes only a second!

Brother Lawrence in 17th century Paris exemplified practicing the daily presence of God. Indeed, to talk with God through the day, you need to master the art of the one-second prayer. Think of it! In one second, at any time of day, you can be a world intercessor! You can converse with God.

Do you have the time?

You can pray for the World. This is the one-second list.
Sunday – For Russia and Central Asia.
Monday – For China and the Orient.
Tuesday – For Australia and all the islands of the sea.
Wednesday – For the United States and the Americas.
Thursday – For Africa.
Friday – For Europe and Eastern Europe.
Saturday – For Israel and the East.

Of course, you could pray a little longer!
You could.

Pray for the Holy Spirit in the World and for world missionaries.
Pray for statesmen and for government leaders.
Pray for the flowing of the Holy Spirit in the whole church.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Pray for the sick and the suffering, the forgotten, the lonely, the poor.
Pray for your family members, relatives, and friends.
Pray for your local church body, place of work, community, state and nation.
Pray for the events occurring in the daily news!

Pray for the children, the women, the men,

who are enslaved, beaten, and tortured.
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom" 
(2 Cor 3:17 NIV).

The Lion of Judah will arise and devour
all who devour others.
They will be cast into the lake of fire
where the worm does not die and
the flames are not quenched.

So I pray for a hundred million miracles for
the suffering and persecuted. Set them free

I pray for a hundred million miraculous conversions
over the Earth. Show them your face that they may
see you are the Messiah, the King of Kings and
Lord of Lords, the Son of God Most High.

When you pray, GOD has blessings and
miracles waiting for you.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:11-13 NKJV).

Here’s my personally modified prayer of Jabez (I Chronicles 4:10).

O Lord, bless me indeed this day and enlarge my territory. Hold me in the palm of your hand, so I can have fellowship with you all day long. Keep me from all harm, sin, and evil, that I might not cause you pain. O God! I thank you that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. That I am bought, paid for, ransomed, and redeemed by the Blood of Jesus.

--Bill Hunt

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Stephen Phillip Porter said...

This is what it means to pray without ceasing! Thanks for sharing!

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Lori said...

Thank you Bill, for this encouraging post on prayer. It REALLY does make a difference. There was an article on voting this morning on MSN and how people don't feel it makes a difference anymore....Well, I know one thing that does, PRAYER! Lori

BILL said...

Stephen and Lori,

Thanks for the kind comments.
Let us pray for this World.
God has the total Victory!

In Jesus,

LyonsLady said...

God Almighty has always answered my prayers!!!
Gods Peace to you all...