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National Day of Prayer is HERE! Thursday, May 2, 2019

Thursday May 2nd & a Follow Up call this Friday 7-8am

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
 
Thursday, May 2nd is almost here!! We have waited and prayed for people of faith in Christ to come together to pray for America, that we ‘LOVE ONE ANOTHER’.
 
For all those gathering people to pray, a hearty THANK YOU for holding events and supporting others who do. Thank you for encouraging the body of Christ. Here is a checklist for the day:
 
1. Register your gathering on the National Day of Prayer website under Events.
 
2. Capture and submit pictures of your event which shows the body of Christ in prayer loving God and loving one another.
 
3. Be the light of Christ, reflecting Him to all those people to need Him and want the hope that we have. Pray that Holy Spirit will draw people to Jesus and raise up disciple-makers to make disciples.
 
4. Send your pictures and any and all written descriptions to Pray Oregon or Facebook. Please enter your story and include pictures. Thank you!
 
5. Come join the Friday May 3rd and May 10th Call 7-8am to tell about your event. We’ll share with one another the highlights of our National Day of Prayer.
 

Connect on Friday 7-8am Pacific Time any of these 3 ways:

1. Join from web browser PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/5419997777
 
2. Zoom for iCloud app on Smartphone with Meeting ID: 5419997777
 
3. Or Telephone: 669-900-6833 or 646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 5419997777 (you can put this whole number in your Contacts for ease of dialing) 669-900-6833;5419997777#
 
Thank you for your faithfulness to pray,
Peter Carlson and Pam Neighbor
Co-coordinators National Day of Prayer
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National Collegiate Day of Prayer – Thursday February 28, 2019

As The Students Go, So Goes Our Nation!

Join us in Oregon as we pray for our college campuses.  If we win the spiritual battles across our nation but neglect our college campuses, all our progress could be undone in a generation. Therefore, students today need our support and earnest prayers. However, college students and faculty don’t just need more prayer, they need our UNITED prayer. Genuine, unified prayer is needed for our hopes and dreams for this generation to be realized. According to Matthew 18:18-20, where even 2 or 3 come TOGETHER in His name, there He is with us.

PDF Downloadable: PRAYER SCHEDULE IN OREGON

Sample prayers YOU can pray over Oregon Colleges

The Light of Jesus for students, teachers & staff
Father, we ask You to shine the Light of Jesus over our college(s). We ask You to flood in like a river into every crack and crevice that there would be no shadows, no hiding places for the enemy. We ask You to reveal all of the hidden things in the Light of Your Presence. Father, You know what these students can handle at one time and what would be too much. We ask You to give them this day their daily bread of revelation through Your Light and Word. We ask You, Holy Spirit to lead them to the will of the Father, and that through the discernment of Your Voice, all of their thoughts, decisions and actions might be founded in Truth. May there be a tidal wave of the love of Jesus and Truth coming to our campuses. We give You the glory and honor in all things. Amen.

The Authority of Jesus over campuses
Father, we forgive every student that will be on campus today, every person that has been here, and every person that will be here today. We wash their feet with the Blood of Jesus that the power of all sins are broken and washed away. All curses are broken. All sorcery & witchcraft is dismantled, unraveled, and undone, rendered powerless to harm them. May these students be purified of all unrighteousness, redeemed from every consequence, and restored to the men and women of God that they were created to be. We ask You Lord to shine Your light and love to each student, that they would be found holy and blameless in Your sight.

We wash the land where the campus sits with the Blood of Jesus. We ask that You would unveil within the campus community the unlimited riches of Your glory and favor until supernatural strength floods our innermost beings with Your divine might and explosive power. Let the life of Jesus be released deep inside our schools and let Oregon campuses be a resting place of Your love, the very source and root of our lives.

Empower each person to discover and experience the great magnitude of the astonishing love of Jesus in all its dimensions. Let Your deeply intimate, far-reaching, enduring, inclusive, endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding—this extravagant love—pour into our hearts until we are filled to overflowing with the fullness of who You are! Empower the student, staff and teachers to speak Your Word with boldness, that we would stretch out our hands to heal, and that signs and wonders would be done through the name of Jesus. Fill us with Your Holy Spirit as students assemble together and may Your Spirit of Prophecy flow in our midst.

Finally, Lord we welcome Your Presence in Oregon colleges. We ask You to be the love, joy, peace, and faith as You bless all ministry that occurs on the campuses. May it be for Your Glory, Your Honor, and Your Kingdom forever. Amen.”

 

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National Day of Mourning – Feb. 23, 2019

Plan to pray and join in the National Day of Mourning in protest of the state of New York’s infanticide law.  Please share the following song with your friends and family.

Gathering Places in Oregon

Salem: House of Prayer

The prayer room will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for drop in prayer. We will be dedicating the day to focusing specifically on the issue of abortion.

Saturday, February 23, 2019
8:am – 8pm

248 Liberty St NE, Salem
(after 4pm enter thru the alley door)

Eugene: Bridge Open Bible Church

Saturday, February 23, 2019
10:00am

90886 Coburg Rd
Eugene,Oregon 97408
(541) 726-0143

PLEASE REGISTER HERE IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE EUGENE GATHERING: https://www.facebook.com/events/2136967476616247/

  • WEAR BLACK

  • DON’T SHOP

  • CLOSE BUSINESSES

  • REPENT FOR ABORTION

President Donald J. Trump at the State of the Union said the following:

“To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.  Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life.  And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth:  all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.”

According to the National Day of Mourning website:

The state of New York just voted to expand abortion access right up to the birth of the baby! To celebrate this unbelievable depravity they lit the One World Trade Center in pink! Women used to celebrate motherhood and find joy in their children. Today, in places like New York City, they are taking joy in destroying their children. N.Y. State has crossed a line of inhumanity that should drive us to our knees. 46 years of the state sanctioned killing of our most helpless and defenseless children should cause us to weep, to mourn, and to take action. What is to be thought of a society that kills her own children? What will the future be of such a hearltess society that celebrates such barbaric inhumanity?

“If the foundations be destroyed what shall the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3) We are calling for a National Day of Mourning and repentance. We are in desperate need for God to move upon the hearts of young and old in our nation. If our hearts do not break over the killing of these little image bearers of God in the womb, then how can we expect those growing up in this lost, confused and decadent culture to take our message seriously? Join us February 23rd for

“A National Day of Mourning.”

  • WEAR BLACK
  • DON’T SHOP
  • CLOSE BUSINESSES
  • REPENT FOR ABORTION

Thank you for praying!

National Day of Mourning

Please CLICK HERE to sign the National Day of Mourning petition.

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The Reset 2019

As I sit here on my couch, reflecting and contemplating the events of the passing year, I am thankful and amazed.

Exactly one year ago on December 31st 2018, I was lying in a hospital bed. Two days prior, I suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital. My heart stopped on the operating table and I was mercifully brought back to life. God’s resurrection power and the help of some highly trained Physicians permitted me to move into the next phase of my life. It was a divinely orchestrated “Reset.”

Tonight, as I am getting ready to gather at the Salem House of Prayer and pray into the coming new year, I am impacted with the impartation that God is about to give His beloved Bride. I believe the Church of Jesus Christ is in for a wild ride in 2019. There will of course be many challenges, but there will also be a great number of victories and increases.

I believe the Lord is going to come with resurrection power in 2019. Many who have fallen asleep in their spirit, or felt dead in their hearts towards God and others, will suddenly come alive again. The Lord is going to do marvelous things among us.

This coming year will certainly not be a time of endless relaxation and enjoyment. There will be battles to be fought, but there will also be great victories that will propel us into the next new thing the Lord wants to do.

We are always maturing as the Bride of Christ. We are continually being conformed more closely Into His Image. Our speech, our thoughts, and our very actions will become increasingly transformed as we learn to sit at the feet of Jesus and hear His voice more clearly.

Many Believers are going to become less and less satisfied simply going to church or listening to good preaching on the internet. These things are incredibly valuable, but not enough by themselves. The Lord is again going to put an intense hunger in many people’s hearts to be with Him and seek His face.

Many will find themselves being drawn into a place of prayer where they seek to have their hunger and thirst satisfied. This well known scripture will personally come alive to them:

“As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul pants for You O God.” Psalm 42:1

This will not simply be a good idea or a song any longer, but a driving force in their life. Some will initially find the place of prayer a place of death and dying, as the Lord removes some of the old things, but then it will become a place of finding new life in the new things He initiates in them. There will be things that end, and there will be things that begin. Change that brings a resetting that will position them more closely to God and help them find their new assignment.

God has been at work preparing us for this heavenly change. A few months ago the Lord begin to speak to me about a reset that was coming to the body of Christ. Then I begin to hear of other Ministries who were feeling the same. The ministry that I give guidance to, the Salem House of Prayer, has gone through radical changes this year, and we’re not through yet.

Some have been scary and some have been wonderful but in truth, they have all been directed by the guiding hand of the Lord. We are all going to learn to walk in peace like never before. We must learn to walk upon the water of trouble because there’s never going to be a shortage of trouble as we advance towards the coming of the Lord.

However, we are not to fear the trouble, but to embrace it as an opportunity to see the victories of Christ come forth. We are going to learn to speak to the waters of trouble and command them to be still. The peace we carry will extend to our surroundings, affecting them and initiating much needed calm. We will literally change the environment and atmosphere we find ourselves in. We master the waves, the waves do not master us.

This year, some will see loved ones that they have prayed for for years come to Jesus. Sons and Daughters will return home. Difficult addictions will be broken. Pornography that has ravaged the minds of many young men and women will suddenly lose its power. There will be demonstrations of healing unlike some have ever seen. Churches will begin to be known as places one can go to recover from sickness rather than going to the hospital. Miracles will increase dramatically in some regions.

One of the greatest miracles that will begin to happen this year will be seeing the Lord. Many who have been seeking the Lord for years will have their eyes open to see Him. Some in dreams and some while they are wide awake.

I personally had this experience last year while in a prolonged season of seeking the Lord. I spent a week camping out, locked in the House of Prayer to seek the Lord. About the middle of the week I had a dream where Jesus appeared to me and showed me His eyes. He spoke not a word, but just looked into me. His eyes told me everything I needed to know about the current situation I was in.

The kingdom is going to continue to excel as we approach the coming of the Lord. The scripture says in Isaiah 61 that there will be an increase of both light and darkness.

“Arise, shine, for your light has come. And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” Isaiah 60:1-3

We should expect this. We are not to ignore the darkness neither are we to embrace it. We are simply to know that we are in the world to be a light. The light will challenge and change the darkness. Love will overcome hate. The power of the Gospel, the truth that is Christ Jesus, will conquer all lies.

Each day we draw a little closer to the literal physical return of Jesus and the manifestation of His kingdom of God upon the earth. Jesus will sit on a Throne in Jerusalem and all the nations will flow into Him. This is not a fairy-tale, but a reality that is steadily and rapidly approaching, and one He is actively preparing us for.

So set fast your heart Saint of God. Allow Him to change and “Re-set” you again. Do not trust in the things of this world to bring you satisfaction, comfort or deliverance. No government, no amount of money, and no friendship with the world is going to satisfy the longing of our hearts. Draw closer to Jesus in the secret chamber and you will find the grace that you need not only to stand in the day that is coming, but to joyfully overcome and prevail.

And to all who overcome, He will grant them treasures of Presence and abundant Life such as they have only imagined. The Kingdom of Heaven is touching earth. And everywhere it touches, change will come. Some of these changes will be welcomed and others will not. But we have an Eternal King who has promised that only the eternal things will remain. He is going to shake everything that can be shaken, so that only what is eternal will remain. This He does for our good.

“Whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, ‘Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” Now this [phrase] ‘Yet once more,’ indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.” Hebrews 12:26-27

Great and mighty things are ahead for us in 2019. Embrace them with a heart full of joy. Learn to spend time in the secret place. Then go out and find someone to give that treasure too.

In Gods Love, Grace and Mercy,
Jim Moore

Jim & Linda Moore, Salem House of Prayer

 

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Answers To Prayer – Oregon 2018

Our activities have increased exponentially over the past 5 years, so we thought we’d highlight a few of God’s top stories in 2018, which we believe is in direct answer to your prayers in Oregon.  Sometimes it’s good to consider we’ve been and then make a course correction (if need be), before we get our sights set on the next set of instructions – where God is taking us in the days, weeks and months to come. Thank You, Lord for such a fruitful year and thank You for equipping us for this next year.

  • February – Collegiate Day of Prayer:  This marked the beginning of the Evangelism/Discipleship Explosion in Oregon
  • April – NW Prayer Summit:  A Word was given that God was “Resettin and Re-tooling” His people”, and that the old tools would no longer work in this new season.  Our Pray Oregon Tour team covered over 3,500 miles in two weeks, and there was a continuous planting of scripture stakes across the state.
  • May – Our Oregon Governor made a proclamation for the National Day of Prayer.
  • July – Andrew Palau Festival –  More than 9,500 people in attendance on Saturday (the largest gathering in the history of the ballpark), and more than 850 confessions of faith throughout the event.
  • August – Franklin Graham visited Oregon stopping in Bend, Medford and Canby on his West Coast Tour.
  • September Events

David’s Tent:  Oregon participated in the national Tent America initiative with a tent at our capitol and six other locations around the state for 3-days.

Portland 2018: This 4-day event was held at the Memorial Coliseum with thousands of people hearing the gospel and going out on the streets to proclaim the gospel.  Discipleship was a big focus spearheaded by Chris Overstreet – Compassion To Action

  • November – We all survived mid-term elections.  And although we were pleased watch the Pro-life measure make it on the ballot, it’s important that we continue to pray for those results which will turn this issue around for God’s glory!

One PDX:  This was a powerful night of prayer & worship hosted at 4 churches in Portland. www.onepdx.org

We are thankful for you!  Please continue praying, as you can see it is working.

Blessing from the Pray Oregon Team

Prayer Keys for 2019 – Unlock Your War Room

But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.  —Luke 5:16, AMP

This verse from Luke shows that just like us, Jesus needed a break from the demands of His busy life to recharge his batteries and spend time with His Heavenly Father. The life of Christ is intended to give us examples we can follow and learn from. So, even though He was God incarnate, Jesus didn’t draw on His superpowers as the Son of God when it came to facing life’s challenges. Instead, when He was exhausted or burdened or in need of spiritual refreshment, He would “slip away” to pray — plugging into the power and purpose that can only be found in God’s presence.

Prayer is one of the most powerful weapons God has given us, and looking ahead into 2019, it has never been more important for God’s people to be on our knees than now. But learning how to pray effectively is not always easy. Jesus’ disciples felt the same confusion. They were familiar with the rote repeated prayers of the Torah. But Jesus prayed with a kind of authority and power they had never seen before — as though God was listening! So when they came to Jesus, as told in Matthew 6, they didn’t say, “Teach us another prayer.” They said, “Lord, teach us to pray.”

The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) is Yeshua’s response. It is a beautiful prayer and one that every Christian should hide in their heart — in fact, most have it memorized. But as elegant as the words are, Jesus never intended it to become another ritualistic prayer. Rather, it was to be an example of how to pray.

This, then, is how you should pray:  ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’

Here are nine keys to help you develop a more powerful prayer life. Hopefully they will encourage you to make 2019 a power-packed year of effective prayer.

1. Know to Whom you are speaking.

Prayer is a conversation with God, and every conversation begins by addressing the person to whom you are speaking by name. Yeshua begins with “Our Father in heaven.” He focuses on a distinct person — the Heavenly Father with whom he has a personal relationship. We share the same right to call God “Father,” and there are times when we need to talk with our Abba Father, Daddy God. But God is three distinct persons in One: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

It is helpful to know which of the Godhead we are speaking. Sometimes we will speak with Yeshua, the friend who is closer than a brother and the Savior of our soul. Other times we might cry out to Holy Spirit, for strength and power to overcome temptation or complete a difficult task which Father God has called us to do.  We should pray often, expressing our affection & love to our Heavenly Father and to thank Him for our welfare and comfort and for all things He gives us each day.  We pray to ask our Father for strength to live for Him and to love others.  Speaking with our Heavenly Father takes times and focus but as we pray, our faith grows stronger.

2. Approach with gratitude.

Approaching the heart of God with gratitude is always a great conversation starter. Like any parent, God loves to see that we have grateful hearts. But more importantly, as we take the time to praise God for all He has done in the past — and review those answered prayers, the impossible situations overcome, the healings and grace — and even our faith to believe for even greater answers to prayer grows stronger and more confident. Praise opens the gates of heaven and should always be part of our alone time with God.

3. Speak what you need.

Dependence upon the Lord is pleasing to Him.  He likes it when we ask, because He is a good Father.  In Jesus’ time, bread was a staple — one of the most basic needs of life — and He did not hesitate to ask God to provide it. But we often hesitate to bother God with the little things we need, thinking he shouldn’t be bothered. And when the big problems come, we try everything we can to solve the problem before we think to pray. The Bible says, “You do not have because you do not ask God.” So never hesitate to ask God for what you need in 2019.

4. Agree with God.

Your Father in heaven delights to give you good gifts.  Speak as if you believe that truth.  Do not pray in unbelief.  Agree with what the Lord is saying about you, a situation or another person.  Do not make a habit of complaining and speaking negatively when you pray.  In reference to the “power of the spoken word”, someone once said that it is better to agree with heaven, than to agree with hell.

5. Ask for God’s will.

The Lord’s Prayer is not the only place where Jesus role-modeled a heart of obedience and submission to the will of God over his own desires and needs. In the Garden of Gethsemane, only hours before Jesus’ crucifixion, He would once again pray, “not my will, but Yours be done.” In a world where right and wrong are frequently confused and the future is so uncertain, it can be hard to know how to pray or what to ask for when difficult circumstances arise. But the one thing we can know with absolute certainty is that God’s plan for those who love Him is good, and the safest place we can be is in the center of His divine will.

6. Repent and ask for forgiveness.

James 5:16 reminds us that if we want our prayers to be heard, our hearts need to be right with God and with one another. If you feel your prayers are bouncing off the ceiling, take some time to check your heart.

7. Pray with a friend.

This is one of the most underutilized tools in our kingdom arsenal.  Matthew 18:20 says, “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”  There is power in agreement when we pray in Jesus’ name.  When we have an urgent need to take before the throne of God, how often will we call a friend to pray?  If you don’t already have one, make finding a trusted prayer partner one of your goals in 2019.

8. Pray the Word.

One of the best films about prayer in 2015 was the War Room, starring Priscilla Shirer.  The timing of its release was perfect because our country was on the brink of an unprecedented election in 2016 and America was in need of a great example of what a prayer warrior is called to do.  The example that Miss Clara set for the Priscilla Shirer’s character is an excellent example for us to follow and set for those who have not yet discovered prayer.  How many people are watching your prayer life?   How many are listening to you praying through each difficult need or situation which arises.  Are they watching you pray with belief?  Are you praying for healing, deliverance or salvation with scripture and a powerful promise of God?  The Word of God is powerful and prayer is our great spiritual weapon to wield it.  There is no better blessing than to pray the Word.  Son and daughter,  just pray the Word, and in faith you will move mountains.

Jesus did the same when he was tempted by Satan in the wilderness (see Luke 4:1-12). He was the Son of God, but He did not use his divine authority. Instead, He used the authority of the Scriptures.

9. Memorize Scripture.

The most important key to a vibrant prayer life is to understand your spiritual authority in Jesus Christ as explained in the Scriptures. The only way to do that is to become intimately familiar with the written Word of God. Even a few minutes a day in the Word of God will add strength and authority to your prayers.  May the Lord bless you richly as you unlock your war room in 2019 and begin to overcome those spiritual battles with righteous victory!  Amen.

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The Leadership Of Jesus Concerning Night And Day Prayer


By Jim Moore

“And they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come” (Revelation 4:8b)

“I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.” (Isaiah 62:6-7)

Just a Good Idea?

For many people, the thought of actual prayer going on 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, year after year, is a fantasy. Sure its going on in heaven right now, but as far as here on earth goes—it’s really a great idea but not realistic or perhaps even necessary. Many could take it or leave it. If it happens that’s great, but if not that’s ok too. After all, God’s got to be the One that makes it happen anyway…right?

Of course. There’s nothing we can do without Gods help. But it’s really not entirely up to God is it? It is also up to us. Yes it has to be His will but as in most things, it’s not only about His will—it’s also about our will. There are many things that are God’s expressed will that do not get done. People must be willing to say yes to His will. Once God declares that something actually is His will, then His part is basically over…at least initially. His part is then to wait for us to decide if it becomes our will.

God did not establish 24-hour prayer in David’s ancient kingdom long ago, and in many successive kingdoms in Israel after that (at least 7), simply because it was a cool idea. He did it because it would be a blessing not only to Israel, and radically change the spiritual climate of their nation, but also because in the future we would need such a weapon of the spirit to change our spiritual climate. This continual prayer paradigm was given as an example for us. As the scripture declares:

“These things were done for examples to us, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” (1 Corinthians 10:11).

Neither did God go through the trouble of provoking the spirits of men and women to engage in unceasing 24-hour prayer because, as some might say; “If it happens it will make a difference, but if not it really wont matter that much.” He provoked them to pray without ceasing because it matters a great deal.

Heaven On Earth

God desires heaven on earth. More than we do. It was His idea before it was ours. He is the initiator of the prayer request: “On earth as it is in Heaven!” (Matthew 6:10 ). The difference is, He really means it and He knows what it takes to have it. And when the Prayer Room of Heaven becomes synonymous with the prayer room on Earth, then Heaven will invade Earth to a degree that has yet to be imagined. And when there is unceasing adoration on earth, things will begin to be on earth as they are in heaven. 

God established night and day prayer long ago, and it has sprung up on the earth from time to time throughout the centuries. It is good for us to remember that God never does something so dramatic simply for our entertainment. And night and day prayer is truly dramatic. It is not mostly for our enjoyment—so we will have a cool place to go and pray in an increased atmosphere of heaven. That’s wonderful, but continual prayer has a higher purpose.

3 Reasons For Unceasing Prayer

Unceasing prayer around the Throne is first for Him because He deserves it. Eternal adoration for the eternal God. It is secondly for the Harvest of lost souls that His mind is continually upon. Then thirdly, and lastly, it is for us His people to enjoy and benefit from. We must remember that we Christians are not the primary need upon the earth. We are referred to by Jesus as those who are “well” and therefore “have no need of a physician.” (Matt 9:12-13). The greater need is for us who are not sick to join Him in His work of saving those who are sick, the ones He calls His lost sheep. 

”When Jesus heard that, He said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.’” (Matthew 9:12-13)

”For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)

Prayer And Missions

So historically, and currently, why has God raised up night and day prayer? He has done something so radical to show that this was something that was necessary for the ultimate fulfillment of His plan:

”For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; In every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; For My name shall be great among the nations, says the Lord of Hosts.” (Micah 1:11 NKJV)

“And He spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint…and shall not God avenge His own elect, which cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, will He find faith on the earth? (Luke 18: 1,7,8 NKJV)

The Prayer Movement and the Missions Movement are uniquely joined together. Jesus specifically said: “The Harvest is great but the laborers are few, therefore pray…” God the Son expressly declared His will concerning the end time Harvest. It is Pray-ers that release Harvest-ers. It’s just that simple. The question remains, will we do it? Will we go for it?

“Then He [Jesus] said to His disciples, “The HARVEST truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore PRAY the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” (Matthew 9:37)

The Timeless Wisdom Of God

Who knows the mind and wisdom of the Lord? If it were up to this author, I would have said it differently. Knowing that, “The harvest is great but the laborers are few,” I would have probably finished the statement with something like: “Therefore, make sure you train up laborers from an early age so you will always have laborers for the harvest” or something like that. Of course, training is a REALLY good idea—and necessary, but the Leadership of Jesus is different than ours. He divinely connected prayer to the harvest as His first priority.

It is as if He was saying, “There’s too much to be done and there’s no way you can do it without Me. You can’t send laborers into the harvest, only I can do that. So you need to pray and ask Me to ‘Thrust them out’ into the fields. So His solution to a lack of harvesters was to pray to the Lord of the Harvest that He will send laborers into His harvest. That’s His leadership. And it’s perfect.

His leadership was to choose Prayer to pave the way for Harvest. The book of Acts chapter 2 tells us of a global outpouring of the Holy Spirit that leads to a global Harvest of souls. What it does not specifically describe is a global outpouring of prayer that precedes a global outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Global Prayer (that leads to):
“And He [Jesus] taught, saying unto them, ‘Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but you have made it a den of thieves.’” (Mark 11:17)

Global Outpouring (that leads to):
“But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh”

Global Salvation:
“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Acts 2:16-17a)

Birthing And Sustaining

This is how it always works. Prayer births and sustains. Whenever God decides to do something on the earth, He seeks to raise the level of intercession to a place where it will birth and sustain what He wants to do. Global Intercession that leads to Global Outpouring that leads to Global Harvest. This is His perfect plan. 

Unceasing, Night and Day, 24/7 prayer in our cities is a doable thing. Some say that it’s just too hard. But it’s not too hard. It would be too hard for just a few people to try to do. But if each person does what the Lord tells them personally to do, so that each person can say with authenticity: “I am doing my part,” then the principal kicks in: “His yoke is easy and His burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). He is not asking a few people to do some-thing really hard. He’s asking a lot of people to do something that’s really easy.

Doing My Part

Just do what you are able to do. Sign up. Make a commitment. Then be faithful. Even if no one else around you is. If a fraction of the body of Christ does this, and many will, then we will have a reality of unceasing prayer and worship established in cities all across the Earth. Already there are many places that are moving towards this powerful paradigm. Conservatively speaking, we know of at least 10,000 thousand places that are moving toward 24/7 prayer and worship. Some say as many as 20,000. God is moving across the earth increasing global prayer. 

Of course it’s not without sacrifice, but it’s not “un-doable” either. Only if we believe it is. Take a moment to ask yourself three simple questions:

Do you really believe that united night and day 24/7 prayer will change our cities?

Do you really believe it enough to commit to act upon that belief?

What will you now do to begin moving towards saying yes?

Some will say no. Many will say yes. It’s up to the reader to decide for his or her self.  As for me, I will say yes.

Jim Moore
Salem House of Prayer

 

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How Did the Collegiate Day of Prayer Go?

The day began with strong anticipation, built in participation, and ended with an outpouring of praise. The video prayer call was so good that people lingered on the line not wanting to leave for an extra quarter hour at the end of the evening. Of course, we are referring to the Collegiate Day of Prayer here in Oregon on Feb. 22nd as we joined our hearts together 6-9am, an hour at noon, and 6-9pm (9:15pm).

The Lord brought from 2 to 12 people on the call at any one time with 27 different participants investing almost 40 man hours of praise and thanks to the Lord, as well as intercession for our colleges. We covered the private and public, for profit and non-profit, main campus and branch campuses, and even the Oregon branch of colleges with their main campus in other states for the 75 college sites in Oregon.

Was it successful and worthwhile? We believe so, and to some degree that remains to be seen. The CDoP website has a great write up of what makes up a successful prayer movement: Agreement (we give it a 10 out of 10), Allies, i.e. cross section of believers (we give it about a 5 – see below), and Answers (this is the one that is too soon to tell, and partially depends on continuing to fill the prayer bowls in heaven).

https://collegiatedayofprayer.org/cdop-trifecta-agreement-allies-answers/

Agreement: Because of the relationships that we have developed in Pray Oregon, there was a wonderful sense of fellowship and agreement throughout the calls. It was a blessing to see each other’s faces for those on the video and recognize voices of those we had previously connected with. Nearly everyone prayed out, and there were plenty of “Amen” and similar expressions of agreement after people prayed. It seemed that we had much more to pray about than time to pray, and that we were in alignment with the Lord’s heart.

Allies: We had participation from 8 of the 9 regions, so geographically, we had local people praying for “their” colleges. However, we only had two people join in who weren’t Pray Oregon Connectors. This leaves us plenty of room to grow by way of involving students, faculty, administrators, and campus ministers, not to mention other praying friends. Of course, we weren’t the only ones praying for our colleges, but it would strengthen what we are doing to have these allies. Most of us on the calls were baby boomers and older. It would be great to have the younger generations strongly represented as well as more ethnic participation.

What’s next?

·         We are launching weekly prayer on Thursdays at 7am and 7pm with our main focus being the Education mountain/sphere

·         Let’s build relationships with more allies noted above and invite them to the weekly calls

·         One idea that we talked about is to pray on site – perhaps you can occasionally prayer walk a campus when you join the weekly prayer call or at another time (preferably with at least one other person)

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The Passing of Billy Graham and The Dispersing of His Heavenly Mantle

As I learned of the passing of Billy Graham, I realized this truly represents the passing of an era. No doubt many people will write about this godly man and his great accomplishments, so I will not seek to add to that. Instead, I will testify concerning an encounter I had a number of years ago concerning him, that I have shared in various settings around the world.

The Man

Suffice it to say that Billy Graham was a one-of-a-kind man. No one knows for sure why God chose to give such an incredible gift of love and ministry on his life, but I imagine Billy would say simply: “It was the grace of God” or something similar, as all great men and women of God are prone to do. Billy’s accomplishments did rival many of the contemporary and even historic greats of Christendom, and could be accurately compared to Saints of old like Abraham, David, Peter or Paul.

The Mantle

Years ago I had an encounter with the Lord in a dream. In it I was viewing the passing of Billy Graham. I was standing in the back of the room as an invisible guest, watching as Billy lay in bed, surrounded by loved ones who were praying and singing, as he was about to go to be with the Lord.

I understood Billy Grahams Mantle to be a combination of both his character, and an anointing to preach the gospel of salvation, that manifested in a dramatic effectiveness in the winning of a multitude of Souls.

Then as Billy Graham took his last breath I saw, not his spirit, but what I understood to be his “Mantle” rise above him. I don’t know what you may believe about this, and at the time of the encounter, I wasn’t sure what I believed about peoples Mantles being transferable, but I know what I saw and I have since come to believe that God can, at His choosing, pass one persons Mantle onto another as He did in the case of Elijah to Elisha (2 Kings 2:13).

Who Are The 1000?

As I pondered the Mantle and why I was seeing it lift off of him, suddenly it exploded into what I understood to be about a thousand pieces. I wasn’t sure why the number 1000 was important, but after my experience, I began to read other prophetic words from trusted prophetic voices that also testified many people in the last days would receive mantels placed upon them.

These words also stated that as we draw towards the end of one age and into the beginning of another, there would be as many 1000 “David’s” on the earth, or those with the Mantle of Paul, or John the Baptist, or Elijah, and so on. When I read those words, I understood them to be a confirmation of the dream I received.

Divided But Multiplied

After the Mantle split into approximately 1000 pieces, they all suddenly shot like missiles and embedded themselves into certain people all over the earth. I understood this to mean that each one of these various people was now receiving a piece of the mantle that Billy Graham carried, but not in a diminished way. There was a multiplication effect going on, so that each piece of the Mantle carried with it the full weight of the whole Mantle.

Revival And The Harvest

I’ve waited for many years to see this dream come to pass. I believe the “Passing of the Mantle” event is happening right now and will continue over the next few months. As a result, we will begin to see fruit in the form of a new harvest souls being won to the Lord, which will in turn bring an increase of the Presence of the Lord all over the earth. In short, revival is coming.

How To Pray

At the beginning of the year, the Lord encountered me while I was in the hospital. He said that 2018 would be “The Year of Souls” and that harvest would increase over the next few years. I believe this event, the passing of Billy Graham and the distribution of his Mantle, is the initial beginning of a new wave of effective evangelism.  I so encourage you to pray and ask the Lord what role you might be able to play in this next great harvest of Kingdom Children. He desires all believers to find their place of participating with Him in this wonderful experience.

Perhaps you might even be one of those people, who receive a piece of Billy Graham’s Mantle shot like a love-missle straight into your heart.

Jim Moore
Salem House of Prayer
http://[email protected]

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