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All nations around the world are included in this
prayer. Or you can pray for an individual nation such as "the nation of
I had never really thought about praying for the nations,
until I became a prayer leader. But this is a prayer we need to pray
everyday, particularly for nations that are oppressed.
A world news link that can offer you current news from any country in any language. Pray for world peace.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
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Many prayers are directed to our deployed military personnel—and that is so appreciated—but it is equally important to pray for their loved ones at home. Here are insights provided by military spouses regarding how to pray: click here: http://www.charismamag.com/life/women/21783-how-to-pray-for-the-military
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Steven Stromberg was serving with the US Army in Iraq when he decided to give his life to the Lord. And seeing him baptized in the Euphrates River in the middle...
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Military chaplains have long been a source of comfort and inspiration for the men and women of the armed services — perhaps never more so than in times of war. Service members who are deployed experience stress not only from combat, but also from environmental hardships and separation from family and friends. Having a chaplain to confide in can help service members better cope with these pressures.1
Monday, November 26, 2012
Ezekiel 37 reminds me that we cannot mobilize an army of intercessors without the work of the Holy Spirit. Without His guidance and His breath of life we would neither discern the issues at hand, nor speak meaning into the situation before us. Three stages of obedience appear in the passage. First, in verses 1-3 Ezekiel goes to the place where God presents him with the big-picture dilemma....
"Son of man, can these bones live again?" Ezekiel plants himself in a place where he doesn't shy away from questions that are too big, or too heavy, or too far-reaching to answer. Instead, he trusts God to enlarge his vision and broaden his understanding along the way. He answers, "Sovereign Lord, You alone know," ultimately trusting God with the outcome.
Second, in verses 4-8 Ezekiel speaks the Word of God as he is commanded. In a context that is dry and motionless he speaks action and health. Rather than relying on his own intuition, he hears God's voice and becomes His mouthpiece. Suddenly, the bones come together, "bone to bone." Tendons and flesh appear, as well as skin for covering. With this second step of obedience comes greater revelation.
Third, in verses 9-14 Ezekiel waits for the anointing of the Holy Spirit, relying upon the breath of life to make the vision complete: "...they came to life and stood upon their feet-a vast army." The prophet speaks and then trusts God to add flesh, muscle, spirit and life.
What about us? With our burden to mobilize a vast army committed to pray for America, are we also committed to wait for the Lord's anointing, to speak His Word as commanded, and to trust Him with the final outcome? I pray that as you join us in saving America through prayer, the destiny of this nation would be revealed to us in greater and greater ways as we walk in obedience before Him.
Blessings in Christ,
Blessings in Christ,
President/CEO of Intercessors for America
THE GREAT FASTING CHAPTER (ISAIAH 58)
by Derek Prince
Isaiah once warned against the wrong attitudes associated with the kind of fasting that is not acceptable to God, and contrasted these attitudes with true, practical charity: If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; and if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul. (vv. 9-10) "The yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity" may be summed up in three words: legalism, criticism, and insincerity....
Monday, January 17, 2011
What a joy it was for me to serve 26 years in the military. In 1961, I joined the Air Force to see the world ... and guess what? I was sent back to California, my home state! And I spent four years at Mather AFB as an enlisted member. But that was all part of God's plan for my life. And I am forever grateful to Him for His loving kindness to me.
In 1964 I was blessed by a man, Marvin Ladner, who mentored me as a young Christian man who was somewhat floundering with his life. This ministry leader with the Navigators here in Sacramento took special time to encourage and teach me what it meant to walk with Jesus. He was an incredible godly man who is now walking the streets of heaven, and worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I owe much to his mentor-ship in my life.
I separated from the military in 1965, graduated from Cal State University at Sacramento in 1969. I met my wife, Dianne, at Arcade Church, in Sacramento, and we were married in 1968. After we both graduated from college, off to Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, I went while she was a Registered Nurse in a hospital there, and supporting hubby through graduate-school. In Portland, I was an intern-pastor for four years at Cedar Mill Bible Church, graduated by from seminary, and later, 1973, we join OC Ministries working for Luis Palau Evangelistic Team, and then later the O.C. team in Brazil. In 1981, we returned to the states and moved to Sacramento, and became involved with a public ministry in the political and businessmen arenas.
After a couple of years in Sacramento, the opportunity opened to join the California National Guard as a chaplain with the Army and later with the Air Guard. And in 2002, I retired from the Air Guard in California. I have often missed the chaplaincy ministry and opportunity to serve the members of our military stateside and overseas.
During our public ministry in Sacramento, I have worked with Fellowship Foundation, later founded the non-profit, 501c3, Capitol Fellowship Foundation, and now as a d.b.a., California Fellowship Foundation. Under this banner our community ministry has continued and has grown even more since military retirement. It's also a joy to serve God's people with the National Day of Prayer Task Force, as their Western National Area Leader, and to serve the prayer mobilization ministry statewide, and beyond.
Truly, however, the most difficult times I have had in the military were to minister to a prospective dying military member in the field or at a hospital, or to a family member. In chaplain school they taught us to keep talking to the dying or dead individual for 2 to 3 minutes after being pronounced dead. It is argued that the individual is more than likely to still be able to hear you. Words or encouragement or guidance in those closing minutes and seconds may make all the difference in the world and beyond to the listener. Whether it was fully scientifically verifiable or not, being able to hear or not, did not prevent me from speaking to the passing individual. I'd rather believe they did hear and that my speaking brought comfort and hope. To the right you will see links concerning death and dying. There are many good articles, links and studies on the Internet concerning this subject. I pray God will lead and prompt you to the ones that can be of the most help for you in your time of great need, grief and sorrow.
Here are some highlighted passages from the Holy Bible that may be of comfort and encouragement to you. John 1:12-13, John 3:1-19, John 5:24, John 14:6, Acts 16:31, 1 Corinthians 15, Hebrews. 9:27