Ashburnham - In His Presence 2018
Just a brief overview of what went down at our first ever retreat...
This is God’s promise and desire for all of us in 2019 and beyond! Let us begin to pray this promise into existence.
“[…]I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days[…]” - Deuteronomy 30:19
“You will come to the grave in full vigor, like sheaves gathered in season” - Job 5:26
Lets pray that God will engrave His fear in our heart every day of 2019, so that this fear of the LORD will prolong our days. Also pray that God will empower us on a daily basis to obey and serve God, so that our days will be prolonged.
“The [reverent] fear of the Lord [worshiping, obeying, serving, and trusting Him with awe-filled respect] prolongs one’s life..." - Proverbs 10:27a (AMP)
Pray and declare that in 2019, according to the WORD of God in Psalm 118:17-18, we shall not die and no member of our family or church shall die but we will all live to continue to declare the goodness of God, in Jesus name.
“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. The Lord has chastened me severely, but He has not given me over to death.” - Psalm 118:17-18
Pray that God guides us, both as individuals and as a congregation in health and well-being, strength and also favour us in the HOF all through 2019.
“The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” - Isaiah 58:11
Pray and declare that all through 2019 and beyond, no matter our mode of transportation (on-foot, car/bus, train, boat and airplane) none of us will be involved in an accident. Pray that God will give His angels charge over us and protect our going out and your coming in.
“The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve[b] your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.” - Psalm 121:7-8
Pray and decree that as parents to our children (biological or spiritual children) we shall fulfill the number of our years. We shall live to eat the fruit of our labour in our children, because we shall not labour for another to enjoy, in Jesus name.
“They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth children for trouble; for they shall be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them.” - Isaiah 65:23
All through 2019, I Pray and cover myself and my family with the precious Blood of Jesus Christ. Evil will see me and my loved ones and flee. Also Pray that the Blood of Jesus Will continue to speak in our favor, in Jesus name.
“The blood will be your sign on the houses where you live. Whenever I see the blood, I’ll pass over[a] you. No plague will destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.” - Exodus 12:13
Thank God for our period of Prayer & Fasting and for the enablement and strength to successfully complete this exercise. Thank Him in advance for every answered prayer.
"He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?" - Romans 8:32 NKJV
“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!" - Matthew 7:9-11 NIV
Pray that in 2019, our God will bring us both spiritual and material blessings.
“The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it.” - Proverbs 10:22
Pray that as we continue to submit ourselves to the will of our God in the HOF, Pray that in 2019, God will prosper us and our household body, spirit and soul and give us peace with even our enemies
“Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way, prosperity will come to you.” - Job 22:21
Personalize Jabez' prayer for yourself:
And (your family name) called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh, Heavenly Father, God Almighty, would You please bless me and my household indeed, increase us spiritually, and send us material prosperity and abundance, perfect health, and true happiness in our lives, and that Your Hand will always be with us, and that You would keep us safe from all evil and harm all through 2019, that nothing or no one can hurt, upset, disappoint us, grieve us, or depress us! In Jesus' mighty name we pray, Amen.
"And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, 'Oh, that Thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that Thine Hand might be with me, and that Thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it might not grieve me!' And God granted him that which he requested." - I Chronicles 4:10
Pray that from the beginning to the end of 2019, every single one of us in HOF will abide under the shadow of His wings.
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.' Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.” - Psalm 91:1-4
Pray and plead the blood of Jesus over the lives of our loved ones and ourselves all through 2019, that evil will see His blood and pass over us and our loved ones.
"The blood will be your sign on the houses where you live. Whenever I see the blood, I’ll pass over you. No plague will destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt." - Exodus 12:13 (CEB)
God’s blessings as we wait upon Him this 13th day of fasting.
Praying for our daily walk with God, fresh fire of the Holy Spirit upon us as individuals and as a church, a desire to fellowship with the father daily, a hunger to know Him more and a desire to follow righteousness and forsake sin, willingness to study His word daily and to enjoy the help of the Holy Spirit daily as he nudges us to pray without ceasing.
Father let me be intoxicated by You, whatever it is, fill me with the Holy Spirit as individuals and as a people, bestow unto our children the gift of prophecy, let our hearts be receptive of Your outpouring spirit, empower us with the spirit of boldness in this period of harvest.
"And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days." - Joel 2:28-29
Fire is always a significant part of God’s life in a believer - God led the Israelites out by day in a pillar of cloud and by night with a pillar of fire. O Lord, release Your fire upon us, baptise our tongues with Your fire, give us the spirit of acknowledgment to our calling, give us the spirit of repentance and guide us in Your righteousness.
"I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." - Matthew 3:11
Father unify all bible believing churches so that the Holy Spirt will move like never before. Bind us together as Your people with Your spirit so that we will speak in one language. We come against any division that will hinder Your work here on earth.
"When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." - Acts 2:1-4
Lord help me to open myself to receive the Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit I invite You to burn in me. Lord search me and know my heart, try me and know my thoughts, help me to forsake sin to have a place for the Holy Spirit to dwell in me.
"He said to them, 'Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?' So they said to him, 'We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.'" - Acts 19:2
Pray for revival in this nation; let us have the boldness to turn the world upside down as the heavens are rend open. Let the living water in me boil over and make the name of the Lord known.
"Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down! That the mountains might shake at Your presence— as fire burns brushwood, as fire causes water to boil— to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence!" - Isaiah 64:1-2
Pray for hunger and thirst for the Word, let people see something of God reflected in me, let me not be quiet about the Truth. As the deer pants for water, let me daily hunger and thirst for You. Give me a restless spirit when it comes to my service to You.
"So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord." - Deuteronomy 8:3
Pray and cover each day of the month of December 2019 with the blood of Jesus. Declare deeper intimacy with God over each day of 2019.
God’s blessings as we wait upon Him this 12th day of fasting.
Isaiah 43:19 declares that “Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” God is doing a new thing, let us pray for new beginnings and declare that every new thing the Lord has planned will spring forth in 2019.
As we go into 2019, pray that we will go with the expectation that God is going to do something new. Pray for new beginnings for ourselves, our family members, friends and those in HoF.
“Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. 'The LORD is my portion,' says my soul, 'Therefore I hope in Him!' - Lamentations 3:22-24
Pray that we will put off the old things which can hinder us. Things in our mind and thought patterns. Pray that we will begin to think and see things through the new eyes of Christ.
“That you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.” - Ephesians 4:22-24
Pray for a new song in our hearts daily. Pray that we will be reawakened spiritually as individuals and as a church to do the will of the father.
"He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise to our God; many will see it and fear, and will trust in the LORD.” - Psalm 40:3
“'Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways,' says the Lord GOD. 'Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,' says the Lord GOD. 'Therefore turn and live!'” - Ezekiel 18:30-32
Just as God has created everything from nothing, pray that He will recreate the joy and bliss in our marriages and homes. Pray for a new thing to be done in every marriage represented in HoF.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” - Genesis 1:1
Pray that God will give us a new name unique to our new beginning. Pray that the character of our new name will change from weakness to strength, fear to boldness, discouraged to motivated, poor to rich.
“For Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns. The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory. You shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD will name. You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.” - Isaiah 62: 1-3
Pray that we will let go of the past and embrace the new season in our lives. Pray that our past will not dominate our thought processes and hinder our progress to embrace the new life in Christ.
“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.” - Isaiah 65:17
Pray and cover each day of the month with the blood of Jesus. Declare the blessings of god over each day of the month of November 2019.
Have a blessed day.
Prayer for the omission of all evil agendas from our lives, the lives of our children, our parents, our siblings, friends and all our loved ones/family members.
The Lord has declared His mighty power. He assures us that every knee must bow to His Lordship. Let us Pray and declare that every evil against us will bow, no matter how great they appear.
“For it is written: 'As I live, says the LORD, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.'” - Romans 14:11
Pray that no evil shall befall us or come near any member of HOF. They may come from every side but they shall not come near us. Speak to the enemy of the east and west and command them to bow. None shall be able to defeat us or speak against our progress in Jesus name.
“Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Behold, I will save My people from the land of the east and from the land of the west;” - Zechariah 8:7
Pray and declare that every plot of the enemy against us in 2019 is removed by the blood of Jesus Christ. Declare that we are more than overcomers through His shed blood. Pray that the Blood will speak on our behalf in places where we cannot speak.
"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” - Revelation 12:11
Pray that the angels of the Lord will encamp around us and our households. Pray especially for our youths as they travel to the conference that angels will accompany them wherever they go and no evil will befall them.
“For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.” - Psalms 91:11
Pray and declare a breaking forth of the light of God in every area of darkness. Pray that the Lord will go before us and lead us by his mighty arm of strength causing us to break forth into victory like the morning.
“Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.” - Isaiah 58:8
The month of October 2019 holds great blessings for us, even before we walk into it. Pray and declare the blessings of God over each day of the month of October 2019 that we will experience His presence and favour every day of October 2019.
Finally, let us commit household of Faith Ministry into the hand of God, our pastor, leaders and workers. Pray that the Lord will preserve us as we do His will. Pray that He will lead us, even in hard places and we shall complete the assignment He has placed in our hands, regardless of the opposition. Pray we will not be discouraged when we see the enemy at work but we will set our eyes on Him who called us, He who is faithful to His promises.
God’s blessings as we wait upon Him this 10th day of fasting.
Paul speaking in Romans 3:23 says that all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Every one of us has spurned God. To say we have not is to take pride in oneself (which is a sin). The only way to salvation is through Jesus Christ and we do this by confessing with our mouth and believing in our heart that Jesus Christ is Lord to the Glory of the Father.
Pray that they will acknowledge that they are sinners and cannot save themselves. Pray that every unsaved member of our family, brothers, sister, neighbours, colleagues and relatives who do not yet know the Lord to gratefully receive the gift of salvation. Pray that they will no longer close the door of their heart to the call of salvation and that they will trust Him as Lord and Saviour. Pray that God would circumcise their hearts and free them from the bondage of sin. Pray that God would remove Satan’s blinding influence. Above all, pray that God would grant them repentance.
"The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance." - 2 Peter 3:9
Pray that the Lord will send men and women, prepared and ready to work in His Vineyard to harvest the souls of those ready to receive Jesus Christ. Pray that the Lord will equip us with what is necessary to bring the unsaved to His house. Pray for wisdom and guidance. Pray against any counter attack by the enemy that would want to prevent us.
"Then He 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 9:37-38
Pray for the spirit of boldness and confident in sharing the gospel with those who do not yet know Jesus. Pray that where we lack confidence, we should ask God for it. Pray against the spirit of fear in our dealing with people and sharing His Word. That we will be active in sharing our Faith.
"'Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.' And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness." - Acts 4:29-31
Pray that the Devil and his cohort will not take away the seed that has been sown OR will be sow in the heart of the unbelievers. Pray that the unsaved will receive the word of God with joy and the Word would germinate and bring much fruits in the lives of the people. Pray that the Holy Spirit will help the unbelievers to understand the Word of God and hence bring about their salvation. That their hearts will be receptive to the word of God.
"Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: 'Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears to hear, let him hea!'" - Matthew 13:3-9
Pray that the Holy Spirit will break every fallow ground in Erith, Bexley where HOF is located. Pray that the ground in our community will be fertile for the Word of God to grow. Pray for every stony heart to become a heart of flesh for the word of God to grow.
"For thus says the Lord to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: 'Break up your fallow ground, and do not sow among thorns.'" - Jeremiah 4:3
Pray for revival to break forth in our community, cities and nations so that once again the people may rejoice in our God. Pray for the Lord to quicken, make us alive and restore us by His Spirit.
"Will you not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?" - Psalm 85:6
For people to be saved they must first hear the good news of the gospel. For them to hear the good news of the gospel, they must first encounter Christians — Christians like us. Pray that we will develop deeper, more significant relationship with the unbelievers. Pray that we will only speak the truth that we know. Pray for opportunities to minister to them. Pray that our light will shine before them, so that they may see our good works and give glory to the Father.
"How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?" - Romans 10:14
Pray for the unbelievers faithfully and persistently. Pray that we will not be discouraged, not give up and be weary. That we will have a burden for their Souls. Pray that God would use any circumstance to do his work in them. Pray that we will demonstrate an attitude of thanks giving for every Soul saved.
"Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;" - Colossians 4:2
May the Lord help us and may His will be done on earth as it in heaven IJN.
The month of August is the eighth month of the year and 8 symbolises new beginnings. The number 8 symbolizes restoration, new beginnings or foundations; thus it is a season of the laying of new foundations for a new beginning; new opportunities and rekindling of our relationship with our maker. We will be praying for; anointing for greatness, signs & wonders in the ministry and careers & busineses.
Let us pray and cover each day of the 31 days of August 2019 in God's Glory. Declare that God will enable us to pursue each day, overtake each day and recover everything good that each day of August 2019 will have to offer.
“So David inquired of the Lord, saying, 'Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?' And He answered him, 'Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.'” - 1 Samuel 30:8
Pray for and desire that fresh anointing for greatness in the HOF, anointing for empowerment the type of anointing that breaks yokes.
“But you have made me as strong as a wild bull. How refreshed I am by your blessings![a]” - Psalm 92:10 (TLB)
Thank God for the opportunity He has given us for a new beginning and restoration through Jesus Christ. Let's present our spiritual life, our talents and gifting. Pray that our relationship with Him will be restored to where it should be.
“You, the God who can save us, restore us! Stop being angry with us! Will you be mad at us forever? Will you prolong your anger from one generation to the next? Won’t you bring us back to life again so that your people can rejoice in you?” - Psalm 85:4-6 (CEB)
Pray that as we continue to worship our Maker in the HOF, our ministry will not be put to shame. Pray that we will not lack anything good in serving God. We will eat in plenty and be satisfied.
“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, my great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you; and My people shall never be put to shame. Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the Lord your God and there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame.” - Joel 2:25-27
Pray over various careers and businesses gathered in HOF. Pray for job security, job opportunities, academic promotions and breakthroughs in all our endeavours all through 2019 and beyond.
“For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” - Matthew 7:8-11
Pray that in the HOF, the Power of God will be made manifest. Pray that His Spirit and Power will be what will draw men and women and not the wisdom of men.
“And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” - 1 Corinthians 2:4-5
Pray that in HOF, we will continue to confidently speak about our God and He will in-turn confirm His Word with signs and wonders thoughout 2019.
“The same thing happened in Iconium. Paul and Barnabas entered the Jewish synagogue and spoke as they had before. As a result, a huge number of Jews and Greeks believed. However, the Jews who rejected the faith stirred up the Gentiles, poisoning their minds against the brothers. Nevertheless, Paul and Barnabas stayed there for quite some time, confidently speaking about the Lord. And the Lord confirmed the word about his grace by the signs and wonders he enabled them to perform.” - Acts 14:1-3 (CEB)
Pray that in the last days when the bridegroom will come for His bride, all in the congregation of HOF will be found worthy.
“His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” - Matthew 3:12
“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength” Amen!
Praying for all the youths in HOF and all the young people/children in the UK.
Let’s pray and declare the blessings of God over our youths and all the children in HOF that they will only hear the voice of God and not the enemy’s voice. Pray that all our children will have the spirit of wisdom and discernment. They will be able to differentiate between the truth and a lie.
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” - John 8:32
Pray and declare that as our youths are serving God, none of them will grow weak or tired and none will burnout or fall by the wayside. Each one of them will finish the race well.
“But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” - Isaiah 40:31
If you are still single with no children yet please pray and declare these prayers and blessings over your future children so that whenever they are born they will continue to enjoy the fruit of your lips as their parents.
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit." - Proverbs 18:21
Pray and declare the blessings of God over your children and their spouses. Pray for their career, businesses, health, finances, relationships. There shall be no divorce or separation in their marriages. Pray that they will be fruitful and none will be barren neither will any of them suffer miscarriages. Pray and declare that there will be no delay in their getting married or child birth.
"So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days." - Exodus 23:25-26
Pray and declare that the plan and purpose of God for all our children shall be established.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” - Jeremiah 29:11
Pray for the salvation of the souls of our children, their peace, joy, and blessings. Pray that their friends and their circle of influence will be godly and positive ones.
"So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days." - Exodus 23:25-26
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law." - Galatians 5:22-23
Pray against every agenda of the enemy targeted at the youths in the UK. Pray against every gun and knife crime. Pray that the devil will not have its way in the lives of the youths in the UK.
Pray and declare the blessings of God over each day of the month of July 2019.
Pray and cover every day of the month of June 2019. Pray for journey mercies for all of HOF and our loved ones as we travel throughout 2019.
Let us give thanks to God for journey mercies he has shown us during 2018. Thank Him also in anticipation of His continued protection in 2019. Cover every journey we will take and every means of transport we will use in 2019 under the precious and powerful blood of Jesus.
Just as the lord went ahead of His people Israel, pray that the Lord will also surround us and protect us on every side as we journey in 2019.
“And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night.” - Exodus 13:21
Pray that God will direct us and order our steps in 2019 to be at the right place at the right time.
“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” - Proverbs 3:6
“Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.” - Psalm 19:133
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way.” - Psalm 37:23
Pray that as we trust God for safe journeys, that he will guide us away for every plan of the enemy seeking to cause harm to us.
“He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” - Psalms 23:3-4
“The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.” - Psalms 121:7-8
As we spend time fasting and praying, declare the promises of Psalms 91 over our lives and anyone connected to us.
Praying for Ministries, Missionaries, Missions, and Churches, those who call on the name of God in Spirit and Truth, for HOF COT to experience supernatural increase, ministry gifts and talents to break forth, Spiritual growth, favour and revival.
We are labourers together with God. We work in conjunction with the Holy Spirit and being in ministry is a divine calling. God called us and gave us ministries and what it becomes is determined by us.
"I planted, Apollos watered, but God made it grow. Because of this, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but the only one who is anything is God who makes it grow. The one who plants and the one who waters work together, but each one will receive their own reward for their own labor." - 1 Corinthians 3:6-8 CEB
My Father and my God, help me to create an atmosphere of increase in the ministry you have called me to. Let me work in conjunction with the Holy Spirit, as you have called me, equip me, let me not work in vain, let me learn to work with the Holy Spirit. Father you qualify the unqualified, whatever we need to grow your church, Father make provision.
We must evangelise to our children as we grow and pull them along. If we neglect our children, we stand the risk of losing them. Being in a mission is not a personal inheritance; we have to pass it along to our young people and children.
"So Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh, and he said to them, 'Go! Worship the Lord your God! But who exactly is going with you?' Moses said, 'We’ll go with our young and old, with our sons and daughters, and with our flocks and herds, because we all must observe the Lord’s festival.' Pharaoh said to them, 'Yes, the Lord will be with you, all right, especially if I let your children go with you! Obviously, you are plotting some evil scheme.'" - Exodus 10:8-10 CEB
Father in my mission, let me not be content with half measures, let me take back everything you have given to me to complete my mission. We and our children will get to the Promised Land. We will not be deceived with false generosity.
There are various ministering gifts in the Bible. Ephesians 4 identified 5 fold ministries (Pastors, Apostles, Evangelist, Teachers and Prophets). Nonetheless, Romans 12 points out that we have different gifts that are consistent with God’s grace that has been given to us.
"He gave some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers. His purpose was to equip God’s people for the work of serving and building up the body of Christ until we all reach the unity of faith and knowledge of God’s Son. God’s goal is for us to become mature adults—to be fully grown, measured by the standard of the fullness of Christ. As a result, we aren’t supposed to be infants any longer who can be tossed and blown around by every wind that comes from teaching with deceitful scheming and the tricks people play to deliberately mislead others. Instead, by speaking the truth with love, let’s grow in every way into Christ," - Ephesians 4:11-15 CEB
"We have different gifts that are consistent with God’s grace that has been given to us. If your gift is prophecy, you should prophesy in proportion to your faith. If your gift is service, devote yourself to serving. If your gift is teaching, devote yourself to teaching. If your gift is encouragement, devote yourself to encouraging. The one giving should do it with no strings attached. The leader should lead with passion. The one showing mercy should be cheerful." - Romans 12:6-8 CEB
Father, let your gifts in the HOF COT continue to manifest every second, minute, hour and day. Let me recognise the gift you have placed inside of me. The boldness to step out father and stir up the gifts in me, release unto me and the church. Let me not covert another person’s gift instead let me pray for the manifestations of diverse gifts in your church.
The church is you and I. Let us pray to grow, develop and be who God wants us to be in both our personal and professional lives and also for those that God has called out.
"For where two or three people are gathered in my name, there I am in their midst." - Matthew 18:20
"The righteous will spring up like a palm tree; they will grow strong like a cedar of Lebanon. Those who have been replanted in the Lord’s house will spring up in the court yard of our God. They will bear fruit even when old and grey. They will remain lush and fresh." - Psalms 92:12-14
HOF COT will flourish; none of us will hinder the increase of the work of God in the church. Anything in me, that will hinder the growth of the church ie anger, malice, backbiting, poison of the tongue, Holy Spirit cleanse me from the inside out and help me to be a vessel fit for the master’s use.
In building a home, you need experts in various areas, carpenters, plumbers, bricklayers etc. The church of God needs to be built to specification.
"He set up lamps in the Lord’s presence, just as the Lord had commended Moses. He put the Gold altar in the meeting tent in front of the veil. He burnt sweet smelling incense on it just as the Lord had commanded Moses. He also set up the screen at the entrance to the dwelling. He placed the entire burned offerings at the entrance to the meeting tent dwelling." - Exodus 40:25-29a CEB
HOF COT will be built to God’s specifications and not to any man’s ideas. The glory of God will fill the church perpetually as we continue to follow His instructions in building his church in the area of size, seating arrangements, equipment etc.
The Holy Spirt uses the word of God to wash people’s lives. HOF COT will preach the undiluted word of God (Truth, Holiness, and Spirituality) and these will be used constantly in season and out of season. The messages from the church will cause revival in this nation as it will be the word that will cause light in issues affecting people in the community.
"The shovel he uses to sift the wheat from the husks is in his hands. He will clean out his threshing area and bring the wheat into his barn. But he will burn the husks with a fire that can’t be put out." - Matthew 3:12 CEB
Pastor Philomena will have the grace of God to preach the Truth and in Spirit that will cause revival to break out in this nation. She will preach the Word without fear or favour, her integrity will cause God to back her words with His signs and His wonders, because of her diligence, she will stand before kings and not mean men.
God wants us to shine as the stars and even like super stars in our lifestyles, gifting, our careers and our call to righteousness. We need to release the potentials of God in our lives. We should not remain stagnant and can progress by staying away from sin.
"The way of the righteous is like morning light that gets brighter and brighter till it is full day." - Proverbs 4:18 CEB
My Lord and father, as you have called us to ministry, help us to forsake any sin (disobedience, stealing, corruption, laziness towards your work, being ungrateful in the things you have blessed us with, committing murder in our actions, lying and living a pretentious life). Father forgive me, so that my light will shine brighter and brighter.
Everyone in HOF COT will be the salt of the earth that will not lose its taste. Every member will be used as a preservative for people that God will bring to the church, they will be living the truth, they will be taste enhancers who will enhance people positively, they will be as antiseptic and cleansing ingredient including for medicinal purposes and for healing the wounded through the word.
"In the last days, God says I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young shall see visions and your elders will dream dreams" - Acts 2:17 CEB
Father, let any member of my church not lose their taste, let us live a God fearing life, pour your Spirit upon us as a people, let us not be like salt that loses its taste and is thrown away.
The Bible admonishes us according to 1 Timothy 2:1-3, “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,”
Let us pray for a willingness to intercede on behalf of our nation. Pray we will not become tired or discouraged. Pray we will not just intercede during times of trouble but we will continuously lift up our Prime Minister and government leaders. This nation is depending on us, let us pray.
The Lord is the one who plants us strategically at our work places. We are expected to pray for our managers. The bible says in Luke 12:37, “Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them.”
Let us pray that we will be faithful in our work. Pray also that our workplace managers will have a heart of a servant and not take advantage of their workers. Pray also for peace and good relationship in our workplace.
The Lord has also placed our children in educational institutions which are aligned to their purpose and destiny. God has placed helpers of destiny at their schools and universities. The Lord has promised in Isaiah 54:13, “All your children shall be taught by the LORD, And great shall be the peace of your children.”
Pray that our children will align with their pre ordained helpers of destiny at their schools and universities. Pray that they will be anointed with the spirit of excellence. Pray they will be favoured by their teachers and will excel in all they put their hands to do.
The Lord has entrusted a special assignment into the hands of our Pastors and provided leaders to help carry the load. In Hebrews 13:5-6 The Lord admonishes us to “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you.' So we may boldly say: 'The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?'”
Pray that the leadership of HOF will never become covetous. Pray we will operate with contentment. Pray we will not depend on our own ability but we will depend on the help which comes from the Lord.
As we see our nation riddled with crime and drugs, we need our judicial system to work in unity and uphold the rule of law. Wisdom is needed for our judges and criminal justice systems to keep us safe. James 1:5 says “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
Pray for our judges, lawyers, magistrates, protective services- police, fireman, army, navy etc. that God will bless and guide the heads of these departments to lead with wisdom.
At this period of uncertainty given the brexit decision, let us continue to pray for our parliament to be led by the spirit of God. Making decisions in the country’s interest and not for any personal gains. Pray that God’s will be done in this nation.
As the Lord placed man to be the head of the family, we want all men to take up their priestly and kingly role with pride and responsibility. 1 Corinthians 11:3 says “But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.”
Pray for every husband and father to take up his rightful place. Pray for peace and unity in families that children will have good role models of fathers who are men of prayer and integrity.
Finally, the Lord will go before us into 2019. Let us commit every day of the month of April 2019 into the hands of the Lord. Pray that every day of the year will be covered with God’s divine protection. Pray we will be anointed to make a difference every day of April 2019 and beyond.
God instituted marriage at the very beginning when He created Adam and Eve. God’s purpose for marriage is to reflect His image, reproduce and reign together with Him.
Pray that we will be at one with our spouse and with God. Pray for cooperation, unity and encouragement.
"And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."
- Genesis 2: 21-24
Pray that no one shall be barren in HOF. Pray also that our children will not be barren when they get married. Pray that our marriages, homes and those of our loved ones, friends and family shall be fruitful.
"No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days."
- Exodus 23:26
Our struggle is not against our spouse but against satan and his agents who want us to believe that our spouse is the problem. Pray against the enemy of our marriages, against divorce and separation.
"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."
- Ephesians 6:12
Pray that our children will find their right partners. That they will not marry another person spouse. They will only marry those that the Lord has ordained for them. Pray that the Lord will grant them wisdom at the time of finding their soulmates. Above all, pray that they will obtain favour from the Lord. Pray for stable and loving homes for our youth when they get married.
"He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord."
- Proverbs 18:22
Pray for wholeness; spiritually and mentally. Pray that His peace will be with us every day in March 2019 and every other month in the year 2019. Pray that we will not be anxious for anything but that our minds will stay on Him throughout the year 2019.
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
- Philippians 4:6-7
Decree unto the gates of February 2019, to lift up its head that I, (your name), may enter into God’s uncommon favour, in the name of Jesus. Let's Pray and cover each day February 2019 and declaring God's plan be established for us all.
Declare peace in our families, peace over our children, financial blessings for all in HOF and favour of God in all our endeavours in 2019.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
- Proverbs 18:21
“You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways.”
- Job 22:28
Pray that our children would not have to carry their dreams long before God will cause a manifestation of His promises in their lives.
"''Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?' says the Lord. 'Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?' says your God.”
- Isaiah 66:9
Pray and declare that in 2019 we shall be found of the Lord and our head shall be anointed with His holy oil and through our lives the hand of Lord shall be established and His hands shall strengthen us in Jesus name.
“I have found My servant David; With My holy oil I have anointed him, with whom My hand shall be established; Also My arm shall strengthen him."
- Psalm 89:20-21
Let’s Pray that whatever sin limited us from achieving God’s purpose in 2018, that God will remake us into worthy vessels so as to fulfil His purpose in 2019.
"And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make."
- Jeremiah 18:4
Yes February 2019 is our set time of favour, in our homes, finances, our work places, in ministry and in whatever area. Therefore, pray that God’s unmerited favour from heaven, will locate us by fire even though we don’t deserve it, in the name of Jesus.
“You will arise and have mercy on Zion; For the time to favor her, yes, the set time, has come.”
- Psalm 102:13
Pray that the end of our 2019 will be far better that the beginning.
"The end of a thing is better than its beginning;"
- Ecclesiastes 7:8a
"You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance."
- Psalm 65:11
God bless and give us all enablement to wait upon Him.
"The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow."
- Deuteronomy 28:12
"Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm."
- Daniel 6:3
"Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established."
- Proverbs 16:3.
Glorify His Name for keeping you and your loved ones alive and well throughout 2018. Have a heart of gratitude and bless His holy Name. Enter His gate with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Spend the day praising God for His loving kindness and His faithfulness in all areas. Focus on His goodness throughout the day.
Pray for Joy unspeakable all year round in our homes/families and our church. Pray over each day of the month of January 2019. Declaring over your life, your family and His church that we will experience His unspeakable joy all year round. Please pray as you are led throughout the day.
"It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High. To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night, on an instrument of ten strings, on the lute, and on the harp, with harmonious sound. For You, Lord, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands. O Lord, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep. A senseless man does not know, nor does a fool understand this. When the wicked spring up like grass, and when all the workers of iniquity flourish, it is that they may be destroyed forever. But You, Lord, are on high forevermore."
- Psalms 92:1-8
"Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the Lord is the great God, and the great King above all gods. In His hand are the deep places of the earth; the heights of the hills are His also. The sea is His, for He made it; and His hands formed the dry land. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you will hear His voice:"
- Psalms 95:1-7
"Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations."
- Psalms 100:1-5
"You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore."
- Psalms 16:11
"Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation."
- Isaiah 12:3
May the Lord Almighty strengthen you for the days ahead.