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.