Lord, Hear Our Cry

Shirley DobsonThe 64th annual National Day of Prayer is fast approaching! On Thursday, May 7, NDP Task Force volunteers throughout the country will coordinate events where millions of Americans will gather to humble themselves before the Lord – and there are additional untold numbers who will be participating in other ways.This annual observance powerfully demonstrates the religious freedoms that were secured by our Founding Fathers who recognized that our innate human rights are inexorably tied to our relationship with the Creator.America’s rich tradition of prayer was established by those who sacrificed to lay the foundation for a government based on... Read more >>

The Power of Intercessory Prayer

It was quite a scene. The Israelites were at it again. Despite the patient leadership of Moses, the Israelites were on the verge of destroying themselves, forgetting the covenant relationship that Israel entered into with the Lord at Sinai. (Numbers 16) A rebellious majority formed a leadership alliance of 250 men and approached Moses and Aaron telling them that they had gone too far, that no one should have so much authority.Fast forward to a similar situation in America today and voices would be raised, heads would roll. Moses’ response was one of absolute humility. He fell face down and... Read more >>

Prayer Begins With...Thanksgiving and Praise

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.” Psalm 100:4Thank God for what He has done for you – for answers to prayer, for forgiving your sins, for coming in to your life, for making you His child. We can thank Him both for blessings seen and those as yet unseen. It is a key to faith, and it is natural and right that we give thanks always to the One from whom all good things come (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Thank God for the results of prayer, both before and... Read more >>

A Prayer for America by Beth Moore

Father in Heaven,We lift our eyes toward Your Throne, where You reign in righteousness.Your Word assures us that when Your people cry out in sincerity and humility, You will never turn a deaf ear to us.We call upon You now, seeking Your forgiveness and favor.Look over this fevered landscape and heal us, Lord.Drop knees to the floor and raise eyes to the sky, for we know where our help comes from.Unite these States again in devotion to You, and blur every dividing line.Do not give us over to our sins. Give us, instead, over to passionate prayer that moves Your... Read more >>

Prayer Begins With...The Holy Spirit

Rather than rushing into God’s presence and saying many things, it is good to quiet your mind and wait in God’s presence so you can feel God’s heart and pray the things that the Holy Spirit shows you to pray for (Habakkuk 2:1). God promises to renew the strength of those who wait patiently on Him (Isaiah 40:31; Psalm 27:14). Through this you express to God in a practical way “not my will but Yours be done.” If you are always talking in prayer, you will not be able to hear what God is saying.Jesus said that the Holy Spirit... Read more >>

Shirley Dobson Calls Americans to Prayer

Shirley Dobson for National Day of Prayer from Prestonwood Ministries on Vimeo. Read more >>

Prayer for Supreme Court Marriage Decision

The eyes of many in the Church are watching closely an anticipated ruling in June by the Supreme Court of the United States regarding same-sex marriage. Many believe that this battle for the family and a traditional biblical view of marriage is already over. From a worldly perspective, that may be true. But we are a people of faith who put our trust in the Lord, not in courts, or presidents, or public opinion. The Word of God is filled with examples of God responding to the prayers of His people in miraculous ways that surprise a watching world. May... Read more >>

A Prayer for America by Franklin Graham

Franklin GrahamLord,We are thankful for the abundant blessings You have bestowed on America. Our forefathers looked to You as Protector, Provider, and the Promise of hope. But we have wandered far from that firm foundation. May we repent for turning our backs on Your faithfulness.We pray that this great nation will be restored by Your forgiveness.From bondage, You grant freedom.Through Your own sacrifice, You offer salvation.From the state of despair, You offer peace.From the bounties of Heaven, You have blessed – not because of our goodness – but by Your grace.You have given us freedom to worship You in spirit... Read more >>

Prayer Begins With...The Word of God

When we come to God, we must know what the Word of God says regarding the thing we are praying for. We must renew our minds with the Word so that we know God’s will on the matter without a doubt. God’s will is to do for us what He promises in the Word. By meditating on the Word and letting it transform our hearts as we renew our minds in it, we prepare ourselves to pray in faith. If we don’t know what the Word says, there is a good chance that doubt will enter, and if we doubt,... Read more >>

Be Strong In The Lord

The road of the intercessor is a long one. Daniel is an example. In the year 551 BC Daniel received a vision of the rise and fall of empires. A six-year span of time was described in the vision where deceit would prosper as a “ram” (Medo-Persian Empire) and a “goat” (Greece) would battle both Media and Persia. Daniel was astonished and appalled, grew faint, and lay ill for several days after the vision. (Daniel 8) Nothing transpired until the year 539 BC when God gave Daniel another vision which foretold the restoration of Jerusalem and the coming of the... Read more >>