365 Days of Growing Together
Mark 11: 17, 22-26 (NLT)
(17) “He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves.”
(22) “Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. (23) I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. (24) I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. (25) But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too. (26) But if you refuse to forgive, your Father in heaven will not forgive your sins.”
WR2W, we face challenges every day of our lives and we will always face them until the day the Lord calls us home and says well done my good and faithful servant. I am here to encourage you that we must have faith in God and forgiveness in our heart because there is no mountain (symbolizing no issue insurmountable, meaning too great, too difficult, too elevated) to overcome. But we must always remember that the only way we can overcome our mountains is through the power of prayer and praying in the will of God and not in our own interest as Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane; “Abba, Father,” He cried out, “everything is possible for You. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want Your will to be done, not Mine” (Mark 14:36 NLT). As we know, Jesus still bore the cup of suffering for you and me, but His prayer was still answered because the will of God was done. When we can get to a place in our heart where we can accept the Father’s will, then we can go to the Father and pray for anything and it will be ours!
Let us go to the Lord in prayer …. Father God in the name of Jesus, we join in unity to come before Your throne of grace pressing into Your presence, asking You Father to give us the strength to P.U.S.H (Pray Under Sacrificial Holiness) in faith and forgiveness to the point where the mountains of life are uprooted and nations are healed, churches within the nations are healed, and people within the nations and churches are healed.
Nation – Father, in the name of Jesus, we plead the blood of Jesus upon all things You have made. That no weapon formed against us shall ever prosper God in the name of Jesus. Father shake this nation loose of the mountains we are currently facing such as the elimination of 66 federal programs. Father God, in the name of Jesus, cover with Your blood, all federal and state programs that You have ordained well for Your people. Protect social security, housing and urban development, education, health and human services, tax inflation and laws, and block the hands of the enemies who sit in a decision-making position in this administration, those who have the power of the land to keep Your people in bondage and in a place of struggle. Change their hearts and for those who have a hardened heart, uproot them now God and cast them into the sea of forgetfulness, move them out of position, and put Your people in position. Bring about Your wrath and indignation and give Your sons and daughters refuge Father in the name of Jesus. We are believing You to rule no matter who has the power of the land to rule. Father God, for You are in control.
Church – Father now as we come before You, praying for the healing of churches all over the world. We ask that You close the doors of churches that are not open in Your name and are not truly professing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Those churches, like the fig tree Jesus describes in Mark 11:12-14, leafy, but is not producing any fruit. Those who are falsely professing the faith by its appearance, looking ripe but indeed fruitless. “May no one ever eat [their] fruit again!” Father, we place into Your hands, those who have turned Your House of Prayer into a den of thieves. Cut them off now and take back Your Temples Father in the name of Jesus. Please forgive us as a unified body in Christ and allow the hearts of Your people who are acting in this manner to be changed. Grant us all Your grace and mercy, for we come boldly before Your Throne. And Father for the churches You have declared a House of Prayer, those that are teaching sound doctrine and producing ripe fruit, allow prosperity to overtake them and their stores to be filled with plenty and their vats to overflow with Your finest wine. Father God in the name of Jesus strengthen our faith in You God and give us hearts of forgiveness that we shall repent before You and receive answered prayers for the sanity of the church. Father God, for You are in control.
People – Now Father, as we come together as a people, unified in faith, we asked that You bless us as a people as well as the individual desires within our hearts. Some maybe standing for one thing, while others are standing for another, but God, we know You are All-Powerful (omnipotent), All-Knowing (Omniscient), All-Over (Omnipresent) and All-Loving (Omnibenevolence). We pray in the name of Jesus that You lift the mountains of sin, financial debt, and illness. God heal and restore our minds, internal organs, and physical bodies. Father uproot the weed seed of doubt that is blocking our faith in You. For Your word says Have Faith in God and that is what we shall have, so we decree and declare Your word over our lives this day until eternity. Father God, in the name of Jesus, if there is any unforgiveness in our hearts, remove it now in the name of Jesus. Allow us to pray with no doubt and say to the mountains of cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, stroke, pulmonary disease, liver disease, muscle disease, tissue disease, autoimmune disease, mental illness, blood disorders, nerve disorders, reproductive disorders, and any other form of illness, sickness, and disease be “lifted up and thrown into the sea” and while we are praying and after we have prayed, let us know in our heart, it will happen! For it is done in the name of Jesus! Father God, there is nothing too hard for You, for You are in full control.
Now Father, thank You for inclining Your ear to hear from Your servants dear Lord. We seal this prayer with the blood of Jesus and in Jesus Mighty and Matchless name, we pray and receive Your bountiful blessings, Amen! I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!
Praying in Faith and Forgiveness