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Holy and magnificent Father

Holy and magnificent Father,
Glorious and awesome is Your Name!
God, I need You
Open my eyes, my ears, my mind, my heart
That I may know, understand and comprehend
That I may see and hear more and more of You
Come and display Yourself to me daily
Become a God of reality
A God that is real to me…
Be my God and Saviour today
I pray in Jesus Name

When Our Prayers Seek God’s Glory

“Oh! that God could be glorified, that Jesus might see the reward of his sufferings! Oh! that sinners might be saved, so that God might have new tongues to praise him, new hearts to love him! Oh! that sin were put an end to, that the holiness, righteousness, mercy, and power of God might be magnified!”

This is the way to pray; when thy prayers seek God’s glory, it is God’s glory to answer thy prayers.

C. H. Spurgeon

‘n oop deur na u troon kamer Hemel Vader

Dankie Here Jesus vir u geskenk van nuwe lewe wat insluit ‘n oop deur na u troon kamer Hemel Vader. Groot en almagtig is u. Steeds nooi u ons uit om met vrymoedigheid na u troon te kom in ‘n tyd van nood, mislukking, teleurstelling, gebrek en onvermoë. Hier kan ons ons trane, pyn en gebrokenheid uitstort en U ons op u skoot tel as ons liefdevolle Vader en ons weer vul met alles wat ons nodig het.


‘Why should we gather to pray on the Global Day of Prayer? Shouldn’t we be praying every day?’

The primary purpose we gather is for the Glory of Christ and the blessing of the nations.

Following the example of the first believers who “joined together constantly in prayer” (Acts 1:14) until the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the Global Day of Prayer is calling Christians from all nations to unite in prayer.

Indeed, the Bible commands us to ‘pray continually’ (1 Thes 5.17 NIV). As a Christian, prayer should be a constant discipline. Consistent, daily, prayer can be likened to food – it sustains us by keeping us, and our lives, connected to God. In this sense we need to pray daily just like we need to eat daily. However, even though we eat regularly there are some special occasions on which we gather for special meals. For example a special family celebration like a birthday, or perhaps a special time of the year, like Christmas. Those meals are more special because we intentionally gather to ‘eat together’.

The Global Day of Prayer is similar to a ‘special family meal’. On this day God calls His family to pray together, in small and large gatherings, all across the globe. The Global Day of Prayer is that one special day in the year where Christians from every tribe and tongue can pray together, humbling themselves and seeking God’s face (2 Chron 7.14).

So if we are praying every day then why should we gather to pray on the Global Day of Prayer?
We should do so because it is a special day, unlike any other, where we can pray with sisters and brothers all over the globe.

“If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
(2 Chronicles 7: 14)

Remember to plan the 10 days of continued prayer and fasting before and 120 days of generosity after this day.

Ten days of constant prayer: 17 – 26 May 2012. Starting on the 17th, millions of Christians will find ways to pray night and day throughout the ten days leading to the Global Day of Prayer, following the pattern of Christ’s followers before the first Pentecost.

The Global Day of Prayer: 27 May 2012. Christians in many countries will assemble to pray. Many will gather in small groups such as prayer groups, homes, local churches, businesses and some may even assemble in large stadiums and other public venues. In some places, television, radio and internet will help to connect and align our prayers even more.

Ninety days of blessing: 13 June – 10 September 2012. As in the first Pentecost, transformed Christians transform their communities as they offer themselves to God as instruments through which their prayers can be answered. The Global Day of Prayer anticipates the forming or furthering of local alliances among pastors, churches, missions and business leaders, to bring practical, transformational blessing to their communities. This is where prayer becomes a lifestyle.

More info http://www.globaldayofprayer.com/


Practice and Experience God

There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful, than that of a continual conversation with God. Those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it.
Brother Lawrence

Bid vir Suid Afrika vir 1 min.

Iemand êrens het eenkeer genoem dat as Christene werklik die volle omvang van die krag wat beskikbaar was deur gebed kon besef, ons sprakeloos sou staan.

Gedurende die tweede wêreldoorlog was daar ‘n adviseur van Churchill wat ‘n groep mense bymekaargekry het om op ‘n vasgestelde tyd elke dag dit wat hulle gedoen het net so gelos het en vir ‘n volle minuut lank gebid het vir die veiligheid van Engeland, haar mense en vir vrede.

Daar is nou so ‘n beweging aan die groei in Suid Afrika. As jy dalk wil deelneem: Elke aand om 9 uur, stop dit waarmee jy besig is vir ‘n minuut en bid vir die veiligheid van Suid Afrika, ons mense en vir ‘n terugkeer na Jesus en na Goddelike waardes.

Pray for South Africa for 1 min.

Someone once said that if Christians really want to experience the power that is available through prayer, they will be speechless.

During the 2nd world war an advisor from Churchill got a group of people together to pray at a specific time every day to pray for 1 full min. They will then leave everything they do that very moment and pray for 1 full min for the safety of England, their people and for peace…

There is now such a group in SA who is praying every night at 09h00 pm for 1 min – would you like to be part of this group? STOP everything you doing at 09h00 pm every night and pray for the safety of our people in SA – for people to return to God and for Christian values.


Last night I took a journey
To a land across the seas.
I didn’t go by ship or plane
I traveled on my knees.

I saw so many people there
In bondage to their sin,
And Jesus told me I should go,
That there were souls to win.

But I said "Jesus, I can’t go
To lands across the seas."
He answered quickly, "Yes, you can
By traveling on your knees."

He said, "You pray, I’ll meet the need.
You call, and I will hear.
It’s up to you to be concerned
For lost souls far and near."

And so I did; knelt in prayer,
Gave up some hours of ease,
And with the Savior by my side,
I traveled on my knees.

As I prayed on, I saw souls saved
And twisted persons healed,
I saw God’s workers strength renewed
While laboring in the field.

I said, "Yes Lord, I’ll take the job.
Your heart I want to please.
I’ll heed Your call and swiftly go
By traveling on my knees."

© Sandra Goodwin

A National Week of prayer against crime, violence and corruption: 23-29 November 2009

Dear Friends

We are calling the nation to a week of intense prayer about the issue of violence, crime and corruption in our nation. All of us are effected by violence. Many suffer. People from all walks of life and in all suburbs and townships suffer. Women and children suffer through increasing domestic violence, caused by alcohol abuse and other forces that cause violence. Cape Town has been identified as the 5th most violent city in the world and Johannesburg is number 20. Corruption, crime, violence, violent crime, murder, rape, abortion, domestic violence, etc is rampant in our nation.

We want to encourage Christians to take 23-29 November to pray for one week with all seriousness, repentance and commitment about this.

We encourage all churches and 24/7 prayer watches nationwide to take this week to pray against crime, violence and corruption:

  1. Consider a week of night-and-day prayer – as church members to raise a night and day watch to cry out to God for mercy. We can provide material to churches that want to know how to establish a prayer room for one week.
  2. Organize as many prayer groups as possible during that week to gather for prayer to pray about these issues.
  3. You are welcome to use the prayer guidelines below as prayer pointers.
  4. Use the prayer pointers as a special edition in your prayer bulletin for the week of 23-29 November.
  5. Take time during the church services on 22nd and 29th of November to pray about this issue.
  6. Consider mass prayer meetings on the 28th, involving all churches in your community

Bennie Mostert (Jericho Walls Prayer Network)
Supported by Global Day of Prayer and NIRSA (National Initiative for Reformation in South Africa)

Prayer Pointers on Crime, Violence and Corruption

During the time of Noah, mankind had filled the earth with violence (Gen 6:5-13). The corrupted ways of mankind grieved the heart of God and He decided to intervene through the flood. Jesus prophesied that before His return to earth, it will be again “…as in the days of Noah…” (Luke 17:26). He also warned that when lawlessness increase, the love of many will grow cold (Matt 24:12). However, Jesus gave Himself for us, to redeem us from all lawlessness (Tit 2:14). Let us humble ourselves and ask again for a Divine Intervention in our times.

Draw near to the Throne of Grace with confidence…

  • Present yourself before the Throne as an instrument of righteousness (Rom 6:13)
  • Appeal to the Judge of all the earth to intervene and break the cycle of violence, hatred and revenge (Gen 18:25)
  • Allow the Holy Spirit to search your heart and confess also on behalf of all South Africans the following:
    • Abortion (abortion is murder of the innocent and it opens a spiritual door for violence and bloodshed in a society)
    • Violent crime causing bloodshed (armed robberies, murder)
    • Murder of families, children and elderly
    • Divorce (an act of violence – Mal 2:16)
    • Sexual violence against women and children (rape, assault, sexual harassment, prostitution) and incest in families
    • Domestic violence (verbal, physical and emotional abuse)
    • Corruption of moral values which causes violence (Gen 6:12-13)
  • Confess on behalf of all South Africans the following factors contributing to crime, violence and corruption:
  • Greed, anger, sexual lust, lust for power, alcoholism, drug-abuse, gambling (lottery, etc.), stealing, fraud. (Gambling is idolatry and it opens a spiritual door for corruption and crime in society – Isa.65:11-12)
  • Pray for the Blood of Jesus to cleanse the sins of the people of South Africa and to speak forgiveness (Heb.12:24). Pray for the Lord Jesus Christ to deliver South Africa from criminals, violent and corrupt people and for their salvation (2 Sam.22:3,49; Isa.59:1-16; Prov.29:26; Mic.7:2-7).
  • Pray for the Lord Jesus Christ to redeem the lives of victims of violence, crime and corruption and to comfort them (Ps.72:14; Hab.1:2; Ezek.34:16). Pray that believers will separate themselves from anything and anyone that contribute to violence, crime and corruption and walk in holiness (Ps.17:4; Jer.22:3,13-17; Ezek 22:26; Mal.1:13).
  • Pray for righteous punishment for those who practice crime, violence and corruption (Zeph.1:9; Prov.21:15; Jer.10:24). Pray for the spirit of fear to be broken and to be replaced with the fear of the Lord (Jer.51:47; 2 Chron.19:7).
  • Pray for the human and demonic networks of violence, crime and corruption to be broken and to be exposed (Prov.3:31;16:29; Jam.3:15-16). Pray for a spirit of prayer and repentance to be poured out on us so that South Africa will turn back to the Living God (Jonah 3:8).
  • Pray for faithfulness in marriages and families (Mal.2:16). Pray for justice to be restored in South Africa (Ex 23:2; Ps 10:17,18 [18,19]).
  • Pray for the voice of God to be heard from the Church concerning violence and justice (Ps.72:2; Prov 2:6-9; Matt.5:16). Pray for every believer in every sphere of society to walk in righteousness and justice (Ezek.18:5-9; Mic.6:8; Col.3:5-7).
  • Pray for the Church to faithfully wait on the Lord Jesus and to pray until He restores justice (Hos.12:6; Luke 18:3-7). Pray for the Church to do everything to ensure that justice is enforced in this nation (Heb.11:33; Jam.1:17).
  • Pray for the favour of the Most High God in South Africa (Deut 32:4; Jer 7:5-8; Prov.14:34). Pray for God’s Kingdom to be established and His Will to be done in our nation.

A God of reality

Holy and magnificences Father,
Glorious and awesome is Your Name!
God, I need You
Open my eyes, my ears, my mind, my heart
That I may know, understand and comprehend
That I may see and hear more and more of You
Come and display Yourself to me daily
Become a God of reality
A God that is real to me…
Be my God and Saviour today
I pray in Jesus Name

© Thomas Dreyer