NEW MINISTRY PRAYING:
House of Good Hope / Hartford House of Prayer is hosting a weekly 6-7AM Saturday morning prayer call and invite you to join. DIAL: 1-302-202-1108, ACCESS 230081.
TESTIMONIES AND PRAYER REQUESTS
This came from a Granby area United Methodist Church. We must be reminded of the righteous heritage of our state:
“ ‘The Methodist Church at Copper Hill was built in 1839… Like all Methodist churches, it has had regular changes of pastor. In the ministry of Lemuel Richardson, in 1871, there was an extensive revival of religion, attended with remarkable manifestations. The writer, at a single evening meeting in the church, which lasted from seven o’clock until midnight, witnessed as many as fifteen persons who became apparently unconscious. Some were stretched upon the floor; others were lying or being supported upon the seats. This visitation of “the Spirit” was regarded as a great blessing, and it certainly did strengthen the church in numbers. Mr. Richardson was a large, powerful man, full of strength, zeal, and boldness, and possessed of a strong, loud voice, which he used in singing as well as in preaching and prayer’ (Charles Horace Clarke in The Memorial History of Hartford County). God already established a claim on this land many years ago. May we be reacquainted with our roots and awakened to God’s Spirit once again!” JoAnne Jones, East Granby, CT
Pray for Milford:
Hi! Our town is being inundated by the occult. There are five psychics in town, and we had a woman run for state office who gives ghost tours and reads Tarot cards. Prayer kept her out of office! I see psychics cropping up all over.
Start your hour with this Scriptural prayer:
Oh God, blessed and only Ruler, we bow before You, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords (I Timothy 6:15). We are thankful that You reign forever (Lamentations 5:19). Everything in heaven and earth is Yours (I Chronicles 29:14). We acknowledge that there is no authority except that which You have established (Romans 13:1). We, Your people, called by Your name, now humbly come to You, seeking Your face (2 Chronicles 7:14). We lift up our hearts to heaven and say, “We have sinned.” Examine our ways and test them (Lamentations 5:21). Please forgive our sin and heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14).
JULY 2019 PRAYER POINTS
Godly leaders: Help our leaders to be people worthy of respect, sincere, temperate and not pursuing dishonest gain. Help them to keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. Let them refrain from malicious talk and be trustworthy in everything (I Timothy 3:8-11).
JOHN 17 UNITY and RECONCILIATION:
Help us to make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace (Ephesians 6:19).
• Pray for increased unity within the Body of Christ, crossing denominations and cultures.
• Pray for racial reconciliation, between black and white, Jew and Gentile.
• Pray for healing and reconciliation between men and women.
BUSINESS and ECONOMY
Pray that believers in the business field will imitate the Lord as His dearly loved children, revealing a life of love just as Christ loved us and gave Himself for us as an offering (Ephesians 5:1).
• Pray that CT will once again be a draw for new businesses.
• Pray for godly start-up businesses to increase and flourish.
• Pray there will be a spirit of evangelism and more people called to be missionaries in the business field.
Pray there will be a greater understanding of Titus 3:1, that CT citizens would be subject to rulers, authorities, obedient, ready to do whatever is good, slandering no one, be peaceable, considerate and show true humility toward all.
The 2019 State legislative session is now over until January 2020. There has been victory in the 2019 session with the defeat of assisted suicide, also the death of HB7070, but already there are plans for January 2020.
• Pray that the sanctity of life would be valued in Connecticut.
• Pray for your local town government. Pray for your mayor, 1st Selectman, city council and selectmen by name.
• Pray for your state legislators.
• Pray that the Lord be glorified in CT.
“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend Your works to another and shall declare Your mighty acts” (Psalm 145:3-4).
• Pray the Lord will arrest their hearts, that they will be used powerfully by God to reach their generation.
• Pray for those caught in the web of addictions.
• Pray for the schools, universities and educational systems who are influencing our children.
PRAY FOR THE USA
ALLAMERICA.ORG – National prayer and evangelism networks such as the International House of Prayer, Youth with a Mission, Every Home for Christ, Call2All, as well as America Prays (which CT Prays is part of), are partnering together toward a specific strategy. The strategy is to mobilize the Body of Christ across our nation to partner together to pray for and share the Gospel to each person in America by name until all 127 million are adopted. Pray that more prayer and evangelist ministry networks would join together in this. Pray that by the end of 2020, there will be a mighty harvest of souls. Go to their website for more information.
PRAY FOR ISRAEL
“For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws” (Ezekiel 36:24-27).
The population of believers in Jesus living Israel is only about 2% (171,000). Messianic believers are only about 20,000-30,000. Like Connecticut (7% evangelical Christian), Israel is a mission field.
• Pray for a harvest of souls in the land of our Savior.
• Pray for the Israeli Messianic believers. They are viewed as a “cult,” rejected and persecuted by the other Jews.