“Praying Over Our Finances and Resources” from Juli Jasinski.
What if God would match the number of souls with the number of dollars we sacrificed? Let’s pray over our finances and resources. We serve a great big God, for there is nothing too hard for Him!
Pray over our finances and resources for the glory of God and declare in Jesus’ name:
the Lord will make me the head and not the tail, and I will only be above, and I will not be underneath, especially in financial debt. (Deuteronomy 28:13)
I shall bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat [food] in Your house oh Lord…and you open the windows of heaven, and pour out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough for me to receive it. (Malachi 3:10)
I will honor the Lord with my substance [wealth], and with the firstfruits of all my increase: So shall my barns [financial endeavors] be filled with plenty, and my presses burst out with new wine (i.e., abundance and not just barely getting by). (Proverbs 3:9-10)
I thank You Lord that You brought us out into a wealthy place. (Psalms 66:12)
I thank You Lord for Your wisdom that leads me in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of justice: That Your wisdom may cause those that love it to inherit wealth; and it will fill their treasuries.
Pray for churches, pastors, and ministries who need the finances to accomplish what God has put in their hearts to do for His Kingdom:
Lord, just like You sent the king of Persia to Ezra and Nehemiah to finance the rebuilding of the walls in Jerusalem, do it again for your people today!
Lord, Your Word says, the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. (Proverbs 13:22)
Lord, send businessmen in our communities who will give to our pastors, for they are willing to write out a check for the balance of the mortgage owed on the church/land.
Lord, You have raised up wealthy people in the past to write checks to ministers for Your kingdom for $10,000, $50,000, and more. God’s Word declares…”To the person who pleases Him, He gives wisdom, knowledge, and happiness, but to the sinner He gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.” (Ecclesiastes 2:26, NIV). Lord, let us be the ones who please You!
“My God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). “The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.” (Proverbs 10:22).
WNOP District Prayer Coordinator
Massachusetts/Rhode Island District
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“INTERCESSION IN UNCERTAIN TIMES” from Pastor Denzil Holman.
It was uncertain times and the men of Virginia met to discuss the serious problems between the Colonies and Great Britain. The notables included Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson who met in Williamsburg and listened to the fiery impassionate speeches of Patrick Henry. The War of Independence had in essence already begun in other colonies and Virginia wrestled with the decision to enter the war for independence. Before they met to officially vote, time was set aside for fasting and prayer and they attended church at Bruton Parish church in Williamsburg.
Those were decisions that would have serious consequences that would affect them personally. Men would invest monies, time, energy, and for many their own blood. When they made their decision, there was no retreat for a line had been crossed in the sands of time. They recognized their need for the help of God in the endeavor. They would turn to God for mercy and divine direction through fasting and prayer before casting their votes. The mighty armed forces of Great Britain were no match for a group of patriots who sought the favor of God in prayer.
Reading history and looking back at their decisions, we are grateful for those statesmen who were instrumental in forging a great nation that we are still enjoying the benefits of living in a nation unlike any other in world history. We have survived over two hundred years by the grace and mercy of God because our nation has a history of religious freedom and reverence for God.
Again we are living in uncertain times such as never before and need the mercy and help of God. We have taken God out of our schools, atheists are trying to remove God from many places and respect for God has reached a critical low in our society. Abortions are rampant and the blood of innocents cries from the ground. The institution of marriage is being distorted, our economy is in desperate straits, violence in society is widespread and the looming threats of war in numerous places fill the daily news. The coming of the Lord is drawing nigh and multitudes are perishing without hope of eternal life. Earthquakes in many places and with greater frequency remind us that these are the last days. The Church is still the light of the world and salt of the earth. Where sin abounds, the grace of God much more abounds. The Church and the gospel is the solution to the ills of this sin sick world. Jesus Christ is still the same yesterday, today and forever.
Our nation needs a revival of righteousness by humbling ourselves, repentance of our iniquities and asking God to heal our land. God told the prophet to go through the city and mark those on their foreheads who did sigh and cry for the sins of the people. Intercessors can alter history. We can intercede for our nation and God will hear our cries.
This is where the role of the intercessors will make a difference. Just as the patriots took up arms to fight for independence in the days of our nation’s founding fathers, we need intercessors to stand in the gap and plead for God to help us. We need divine intervention to change the course of this nation because many have forsaken God. We understand that as good citizens we must do what we can by voting properly, but we also need to earnestly pray for God to spare our nation. We need the soldiers of the cross to fight this war and conflict on their knees in travailing prayer. We need modern day Jeremiahs who will lament and repent for a nation that has turned away from God. There is still time and hope if we will stand in the gap for them and plead for mercy. There is no Goliath that is a match for people who know their God and reach out to Him in focused intercession.
God has used the vast resources of this nation for the cause of world evangelism by sending missionaries to many nations with the only saving message of truth. Let us pray that God will grant us more time to thrust in the sickle and reap an eternal harvest and still grant us religious freedom and liberty to spread the gospel. Intercessors can help change the world. There is a vast army of intercessors in the United Pentecostal Church and we must not fail to pray in this crucial hour.
Pastor Denzil Holman
River of Life Fellowship
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