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Prayer Journal Issue No. 02 The Weapon of Prayer The Weapon of Prayer by E. M. Bounds (1835-1913) "It is greatly to feared that much of the work of the Church is being done by those who are perfect strangers to the closet. Small wonder that the work does not succeed. While it may be true that many in the Church say prayers, it is equally true that their praying is of the stereotyped order. Their prayers may be charged with sentiment, but they are tame, timid, and without fire or force... This fact is similar to the crisis which would be created were a country to have to admit in the face of an invading foe that it cannot fight and have no knowledge of the weapons whereby war is to be waged. In all God's plans for human redemption, He proposes that men pray. The men are to pray in every place, in the church, in the closet, in the home, on sacred days and on secular days. All things and everything are dependent on the measure of men's praying. Prayer is the genius and mainspring of life. We pray as we live; we live as we pray. Life will never be finer than the quality of the closet. The mercury of life will rise only by the warmth of the closet. Persistent non-praying eventually will depress life below zero." --E. M. Bounds The Possibilities of PrayerThe Possibilities of Prayer ---New Window by E. M. Bounds (1835-1913)New Window …”Prayer is a wonderful power placed by Almighty God in the hands of His saints, which may be used to accomplish great purposes and to achieve unusual results. Prayer reaches to everything, takes in all things great and small which are promised by God to the children of men. The only limits to prayer are the promises of God and His ability to fulfill those promises. 'Open thy mouth wide and I will fill it.'" --E. M. Bounds
PRAYER ITEMS August 2 Bishop Vincent A. Javier (JRM Head Minister) Pray for God’s sustaining grace and empowerment as he continues to respond to the many calls and responsibilities given to him. Pray that the anointing will continue to flow even in his simplest act of obedience to God. Pray that the joy of serving Him will continue to be seen in him even in his most tiring days. Pray that God’s promotion in his life and expansion of the ministry will serve as impetus for his greater dependence for God’s anointing. Pray that his heart will always be ready to receive new visions and directions from God and that he will have the strong resolve to follow them no matter what the cost Invoke God’s protection and covering upon him and his family Pray that God will continue to provide him mentors and friends that will add value to his person as servant and minister of God.. Pray for strength and good health that will enable them to fulfill the highest calling of God in their lives. Pray that they will remain deeply in love and joyfully responsive to the needs of one another. JRM National Board of Elders Pray that they will remain deeply connected and united in brotherly love as they continue to respond corporately to God’s calling. Pray that each one will be “Aaron” and guardian of the others so that each one will be sustained to their calling. Pray that God will provide avenues for equipping them as demands for ministry work increased Pray that their families will be testimonies to God’s faithfulness and bountiful provision, and that they shall be supporters of the calling God has given to each member of the BOE. Pray for the availability of co-workers who will share with the burden that God has put upon them. Pray that they will be able to raise up new generation of leaders who will continue the work and ministry when their time comes. August 3 August 4 Pastors, Full-time Workers, DG Leaders and CG Leaders Pray that their strength will continue to be renewed as they make themselves available to the many tasks assigned to them. Pray that every endeavor will be an expression of love and worship to God. Pray for greater flow of God’s anointing as they engage themselves to various assignments Pray that their commitment to God will be sustained despite of the inconveniences and personal sacrifices knowing that God is the rewarder of those who diligently serve Him Pray for joy overflowing as they catch the burden for souls. August 5 JRM FAMILIES Pray that all families shall be under cell groups where they will be personally ministered. Pray for breakthroughs in their finances, businesses, jobs and other endeavors so that their lives will be excellent testimonies of God’s empowerment. Pray for protection against all forms of sickness and diseases, calamities and works of the enemies. Pray that they will continue to be worthy partners and supporters of the ministry. Pray that as they freely give, they will also freely receive bountifully.
PRAYER ITEMS August 6, 2014 BODY OF CHRIST IN THE PHILIPPINES Pray that the whole Body of Christ in the Philippines will be united in responding to the call of God to lead the nation to repentance against all form of sins and transgressions committed in our land. Pray for a trong burden for born-again Christians to arise and be united for evangelizing our families. Pray for the whole Body of Christ that they will always stand upon the truth and will not compromise the gospel, pray that each leaders will be more rooted and grounded by the word of God. Pray that the anointing of the Lord be always upon them. August 7, 2014 JRM MIDDLE EAST Pray for JRM Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Qatar and Saudi. Pray for the expansion of God’s kingdom even in a Muslim country, pray that the Lord will open more doors and opportunity to share the Gospel. Pray for Pstra. Edith, Pastor Jerry, Pastor Sam, Pastra.Chona and Pastor Lito, may the Lord continuously bless their ministry, may the anointing of the Lord be always upon them, may they be surrounded by godly peoply who are willing to unload their burdens, may the Lord enlarge their heart so they can catch the very vision of God. May the joy of serving the Lord be always upon them. Pray for other emirates in UAE, pray for other GCC country, that we will be able to plant church in this dry land. August 8, 2014 Cameroon: Boko Haram Kills Missionary According to Open Doors’ field staff, Pastor Kesvere Jean Marcel, a missionary connected to the Fraternal Lutheran Church who worked in the extreme northern part of Cameroon, has been brutally murdered. He was abducted by suspected Boko Haram members over the weekend. He leaves behind a wife and eight children. No further details are available. Please pray that the Lord will be near to this family and comfort them as they try to come to terms with his death.