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22
Mar 2016

Gethsemane

Judas knew where to find Jesus – in His place of prayer. Jesus’ struggle would last three hours long as He wrestled with the greatest stress any human being could endure – for us. He didn’t pray glib prayers. He knew what was coming, and while He wanted to be in the comfort of His friends, He knew this was something He had to face on His own. He was deeply grieved, anguished, even overwhelmed, but He didn’t stop working this through with the Father. Redemption had begun.

“He went forward a little, and fell face downward on the ground, and prayed, ‘My Father! If it is possible, let this cup be taken away from me. But, I want your will, not mine.’” (Matthew 26:39; TLB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Read Matthew 26:36-42. Sit and think about what Jesus was going through. He wrestled with God for the grace to finish His task – our salvation, our lives, even the future of our nation! Such a great price. We can’t even comprehend it!
  • Worship the Lord, for He is worthy!
  • Tell Him that you want to do His Will and follow His Word. Ask Him for grace to do whatever He says, no matter how hard! He understands.

A prayer you can pray:

Jesus, I can’t even begin to understand the level of anguish You were dealing with as You wrestled in the Garden of Gethsemane for the grace to go to the cross. Your humanity was showing, showing me how great the cost of our salvation was to You, the cost of Your future plans – even the establishment of this nation. I worship You for You are worthy to be worshipped. Grant me the grace that I need to follow You wherever You are going. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Jesus is worthy of all worship and praise and adoration and exaltation!


21
Mar 2016

The Victory Meal

The last supper was an expression of the new covenant and the cup of victory. In Genesis 14:18, Abram met King Melchizedek. As a gesture of victory and establishment of covenant, Melchizedek brought out the bread and the wine and the king and Abram partook together. Jesus deviated from the standard Passover meal and brought out the bread and the wine. In a display of His covenant with them, the King served the children of Abraham. Victory was coming!

“…Jesus took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body.’ Then He took the cup…and He said to them, ‘This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many.’” (Mark 14: 22-24; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • If you have bread and grape juice or wine, go get some and prepare to take communion – just you and the Lord, or include your family or prayer group.
  • Take a few minutes and thank the Lord for your salvation – the victory of the cross manifested!
  • Thank the Lord that He has established the United States to be in covenant with Him. Reaffirm your personal covenant and our nation’s covenant with Him as you take communion. Victory is coming!
  • Using the scripture above in Mark, read it aloud and take communion.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you so much for sending Jesus to form a new covenant between You and Your people. Thank you for saving me! Thank you that you have also formed a covenant with the United States of America when You established our nation for Your divine purposes. As I take communion now, I ask You to remember these covenants, Lord, and may all of Your plans be victorious! Amen.

Today’s decree:

The victory of the cross is going to be manifested throughout our nation, which is in eternal covenant with God!


20
Mar 2016

The Passover Meal

Jesus was hours away from His death and resurrection, planned from the foundation of the world. He wanted to share His deepest thoughts with His disciples. He wanted to tell them about the new covenant, institute communion, share His heart with them and His plan of salvation. And, what were the disciples fussing over? Position. So, He washed their feet.

“And they began to argue among themselves as to who would have the highest rank in the coming kingdom.” (Luke 22:24; TLB) “So He rose from the table, took off his outer garment, and tied a towel around his waist…and began to wash the disciples’ feet.” (John 13:4 & 5b; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • We are entering the holiest season for Christians, culminating in the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus!
  • Do we want to be those that commune with Christ and hear about His plans and His ways or will we be like the disciples that night and worry about how successful we can be? Tell Him about the relationship you want to have with Him.
  • Think about how He serves us every day that we live. Commit to live a life of service to Him and to others.
  • Get your Bible out and read Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22 and John 13.

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord, I don’t want to miss any part of what You are saying and doing right now. I am convinced that we are living in exceptional days and there is much You want the Church to know. Please help me not to worry about my own fame, but to be one that makes You famous! Show me what You want me to do and empower me to serve You every day. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

I desire to know Him and make Him known!


19
Mar 2016

Joel 2:16 Year

I have been sensing that a huge surge of prayer is coming to America in 2016. A great work of preparation has been done, and this wave of prayer will now hit its stride. A conversation I had with my dear friend and son in the Lord, Will Ford, put a phrase to what I had been sensing. Based on a dream given to his wife, Will said, “The year 2016 is the year of Joel 2:16.” This verse highlights God’s present call to personal lifestyles and mass gatherings of fasting and prayer. The subsequent verses speak of the fruit of such devotion: deliverance, restoration, and a massive outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

“Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children and the nursing infants. Let the bridegroom come out of his room and the bride out of her bridal chamber.” (Joel 2:16; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord that He is drawing His people to prayer this year with a fresh passion.
  • Ask the Lord to do Joel 2:16 right now: gather the people, the congregations, the elders, the children, the young, old, rich and poor of every color. Ask that He compel us to pray for our nation!
  • Tell the Lord that you want to pray, but you also want to see the fruit of your prayers: people delivered from oppression, changes in the nation, and His Holy Spirit poured out in power!

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord, something in my spirit is telling me that this is going to be a year filled with passionate prayer for our nation! I am looking forward to everything you will do! Draw the Church to prayer, Lord. Holy Spirit, call the church elders and congregants. Call the young and the old and children, especially. Call those of every stream of life, of every color. Call us to prayer and let our prayers impact our nation! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Let Joel 2:16 be reality now, Lord! Do it!

To see the full Blog post go here.

 

 


18
Mar 2016

Choose Life!

The Lord didn’t ask us to choose between prosperity and poverty. He asked us to choose life or death. Ever since Adam and Eve were walking with the Lord in the Garden of Eden, God asked man to choose life. He knows this is hard for us. He knew Adam and Eve’s choice would open the door for sin in the world, which would make that choice even harder for us. However, He remedied the situation and made it easy. Now, if we simply choose Jesus, we choose LIFE and He gives it wholeheartedly and eternally, filled with blessing and abundance!

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” (Deuteronomy 30:19; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Political parties are asking us to make a choice between economic philosophies, but God says the issue of life is the most important. Stop and think about that for a minute.
  • Pray for our nation that we will be able to trust God enough to choose life when we go to the polls, then believe He will bless our nation.
  • Thank Him for sending Jesus to save us and to give us the opportunity to choose Him, the source of Life and that abundantly!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, all I hear about on the news is what candidates say they can do for the economy, and there are so many possible solutions! You said, however, that life is the issue that is the most important. You show us that if we choose life, You will pour out prosperity and blessings on us as a nation, even as You did for Israel. Well, I choose life, Lord! And, I pray that You would touch the hearts of Believers that they will vote for life, as well! Thank you, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

I choose life for my household and my nation!

 

 


17
Mar 2016

He is Not Done!

I heard the Lord say, “I am not finished healing blind eyes! I am not finished opening deaf ears! I am not finished restoring crippled limbs! I am not done reaping the harvest of the end of the age! I am not finished saving the lost, setting the oppressed free or delivering captives! I am not done!” (Dr. Tim Sheets)1

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4:18-19; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Read the prophetic Word above back to the Lord as a statement of faith, for example, “You are not finished…”
  • Read Luke 4:18-19 and proclaim it over yourself, because His anointing is now your anointing, if you are now born again and filled with His Holy Spirit!
  • Raise your hands in the air and thank Him that you get to participate with Him in getting these things done—we’re not done yet!

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord, thank you that I get to do these amazing things together with You! I am so glad that we are not done healing the sick, saving the lost and setting free the oppressed! I feel such a joy in knowing that there are still so many wonderful things to be done—things that draw people to You! In Jesus’ mighty Name, Amen!

Today’s decree:

Jesus is still saving the lost, healing the sick and setting captives free today—through His Church!

1 Dr. Tim Sheets is an Apostle, Pastor, and Author based in southwestern Ohio. TimSheets.org.

 

 


13
Mar 2016

He is Not Finished!

God said, “It is finished,” not “I am finished.” He said He finished redemption on the cross, but He didn’t say He is done. He is not done with His Church. He will finish building His Church. It will be glorious. It will be without spot and wrinkle. It will reign in His Name! It will not be intimidated, scared, bewildered, confused, tepid or spineless! He is not done! He is not near done! He is going to finish what He said He would finish! (Dr. Tim Sheets)1

“That He might present to Himself the Church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.” (Ephesians 5:27; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Worship the Lord for He is still at work on His Church and you are a part of it!
  • Thank Him that He is not done with us, His Church, yet!
  • Pray Ephesians 5:27 over the body of Christ. Now, pray it over yourself. Put your name in place of “the Church”. Let His Word transform you from limited to limitless, unable to able, intimidated to fearless!

A prayer you can pray:

God, I believe that You are not done! You are not done with Your Church. You are not done with me. I believe that You have a work to accomplish and You are transforming us into the image of Your Son! Lord, make us glorious! I pray Ephesians 5:27 over the Church and over my life. Do Your work in us, Lord! As we are transformed, this nation will be, too. Amen.

Today’s decree:

He is not even near done!

1 Dr. Tim Sheets is an Apostle, Pastor, and Author based in southwestern Ohio. TimSheets.org.

 

 


11
Mar 2016

Lord and Savior

When we get saved, we invite Jesus to be the Lord and Savior of our life. The “Savior” part is pretty simple—and amazing. The “Lord” part can be a bit more complicated. Making Jesus your Lord means giving Him total control of your life, every day and in every way. Just as Jesus followed the leading of the Father, so the disciples and apostles in the New Testament followed Jesus as Lord. They rocked their world! They show us a life that can truly impact a nation for God. (Hannah Sheets)1

“And how blessed are those in whom you live, whose lives become roads you travel… God-traveled, these roads curve up the mountain, and at the last turn—Zion! God in full view!” (Psalm 84: 5,7; MSG)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • If there are areas in your life where you haven’t allowed God to have full control, repent and give those to Him.
  • Renew your commitment to having Jesus be the Lord of your life.
  • Ask God to use your life to show others who Jesus really is.
  • Believe that all of His children following Him completely can transform this nation.

A prayer you can pray:

Jesus, thank you for being my Savior. Today I once again ask You to be Lord of my life. I surrender my life freshly to You, all of me and holding nothing back, and ask You to lead me. Make my life a vessel You can use to reveal Jesus to others. Help those of us in the body of Christ to follow You as Lord of our lives, so you might transform the nation we live in! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Jesus, I acknowledge You as Lord of my life and Lord over America!

1 Hannah Sheets is a passionate lover of Jesus who has been focused on the pursuit of God and His pursuit of a generation.


10
Mar 2016

God Doesn’t Hurry

The Lord is never in a rush, never in a hurry. We often want instant answers to the things we pray for. Sometimes we get miracles—overnight changes when everything works out exactly the way we desired it to! Most of the time, however, we will find ourselves waiting, believing, contending and persevering in faith for the answers to our intercession. Never stop believing! Your request will be answered—at His perfect time! (Timmerle Kelly)1

“It is beautiful how God has done everything at the right time. He has put a sense of eternity in people’s minds, Yet, mortals still can’t grasp what God is doing from the beginning of time to the end (of time).” (Ecclesiastes 3:11; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Think back to the times God came through for you and worship Him whether it was instantaneous or took some time.
  • Consider the things on your prayer list now and ask the Lord to grant you grace to not stop praying until you see the answer. Ask for Him to refresh your prayer life, if need be.
  • Now, pray with fresh fervency and eternity in your heart for the things you can see may take time for God to answer.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, You alone see things from before the foundations of time and throughout eternity. This is not possible for me to grasp! However, I want to understand that You will answer my prayers in Your timing as a part of Your eternal plan. When I look back at the things I have prayed for before, I can see that the answers are coming! They will come at exactly the right time! Refire me, Lord! By Your grace, let my intercession be fervent! In Jesus’ Name, amen!

Today’s decree:

God is not late in answering my prayers. They will be answered at the exact right time!

1 Timmerle Kelly is the Managing Editor for GiveHim15. She has spent more than 20 years in finance across a number of sectors, teaches Finance and Economics at Christ for the Nations Institute, and sits on the city council of her small town just north of Dallas, TX. She has been actively involved in the prayer movement since 1985. Combining her unique background in finance and government with prayer, she carries an ability to help the praying church intercede for the issues of our day to effect change and advance the Kingdom.


08
Mar 2016

Praying for Prodigals—Praying, Not Judging

On a visit to New York with my husband years ago, our host pastor was driving us around the Brooklyn area. While waiting at a traffic light I looked out the window and saw a drunk man who had stepped into a glass-walled phone booth to escape the cold wind. He had passed out, but the restricted space of the booth caused him to crumple into a heap. How could a person allow himself to get into such a state? I thought self-righteously. But God knew my heart and read my thoughts. Instantly, I sensed His rebuke: My Son died for him, just as He died for you. You should be praying for him instead of condemning him. I repented for my spiritual pride and asked God to forgive me. Since then, I’ve asked Him to help me see people as He does, and to pray for them with compassion that someone will cross their path who can share God’s unconditional love with them and give them hope. (Ruthanne Garlock)1

“‘Celebrate with me! I’ve found my lost sheep!’ Count on it—there’s more joy in heaven over one sinner’s rescued life than over ninety-nine good people in no need of rescue.” (Luke 15:6-7: TLB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask Holy Spirit to sensitize you to the people you encounter with whom you can share a word of hope to point them to the Savior.
  • As you pray for your own prodigal, remember the many others who may not have a praying loved one, and stand in the gap for them.
  • Ask God to cause prodigals to remember the love they once knew at Father’s house, and give them the desire to return home.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, forgive me for self-righteously judging others while overlooking my own sinful pride. Thank You for accepting me when I was a rebel and embracing me with Your love. Help me to be an instrument of love and reconciliation toward those you bring across my path. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I desire to have a pure heart toward others and to be one who brings hope to the hopeless!

1 Footnote: Excerpted from Praying Prodigals Home by Quin Sherrer and Ruthanne Garlock, Regal Books, 2000, p. 161.

Ruthanne Garlock has co-authored 19 books with Quin Sherrer on prayer and related topics, plus two missions biographies. With her late husband, John, she has traveled to 35 nations teaching leadership training for churches and seminars. You can reach her at www.garlockministries.org.


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