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Prayer

Introduction


Welcome to the prayer page.  We thank you for your interest in supporting the ministry of Christian Friends of Israel and would fully appreciate your prayer covering for all elements of the work of CFI, its trustees, staff, area representatives and volunteers.


A few years ago the Lord gave this prophecy for the work of CFI in the UK, which was tested out and prayed over by the trustees and staff, and is still as relevant to us all as ever:


God will provide the strategies – not just to cope
But to overcome and
Be victorious
IF we ask…..


As believers – we are in a battle as those who stand with Israel and for biblical truth.  It’s important we know who we are and that we are overcomers in Christ alone and that he promises protection for us and provision for us in these areas and for this ministry.


If you would like to stand with Christian Friends of Israel, please use these prayer pointers as a guide, but if you would like to support further areas of the ministry or pray for the staff and the volunteer area reps, for instance, or begin a CFI prayer group, please contact   julia.soakell@cfi.org.uk


 


Pray for More Intercessors – Thoughts on a 1911 Prophecy


At the recent Lydia Conference a 1911 prophecy was shown to me that was startling in accuracy and detail.  Shortly before his death in 1918, Bishop Aristocoli of the Russian Orthodox Church passed it to Mother Barbara, a Russian nun.


It mentions that not one nation will be without trial, and that the evils to come will affect Russia, that Germany would be divided and Italy would face many natural disasters.  “Britain will lose her empire and all her colonies, and will come to almost total ruin, but will be saved through praying women.”


As with all prophecies, the content of this one needs to be tested carefully. But let’s thank God for these words of prophecy, as in his mercy and compassion our Father warns the nations – he is faithful and does not want anyone to be lost.


Let’s pray that the nations take note, turn back to God and search for their Saviour and Redeemer.


Ask the Holy Spirit to expose the root of anti-Semitism that exists in individuals, churches and nations; and for a great revelation of the promises made by God to Abraham and the Jewish people – and further revelation that the churches need to be praying people.


It seems that many intercessors in the nations are women, but let’s pray for men and women, young and old, to pray for Israel and the Jewish people in an overflow of their love for our heavenly Father. 


 


Julia Soakell 
December 2016





Watchman’s Prayer Letter


A Guide to Intercessory Prayer for the month of February 2018 ~ Jewish Year 5777/5778
Click here for PDF copy


`I will stand upon my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what he will say to me,
and what I will answer.` (Habakkuk 2:1)


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All the Earth Shall Come 


“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, Selah, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth. Selah. May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you. Then the land will yield its harvest, and God, our God, will bless us. God will bless us, and all the ends of the earth will fear him” (Psalm 67).


One wonders today, just how many people from the 195 countries in the world, actually realise that there is approaching a time and era when multitudes will make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to worship the King of Kings (Zechariah 14:16).  God’s holy word reveals to us that all flesh, all humans on the planet, will come to bow the knee before the Lord, the God of Israel (Psalm 65:2).  That means that every living creature in the human race will finally realise that their voices will need to raise in blessing unto God (Psalm 66:4, 8).


I’m sure that many of you who use this Watchman’s Prayer Letter, like me, want to declare all that God has done for Israel, for each of us individually, and to bless his holy name throughout eternity (Psalm 66:1-2).  When that great day of the Lord arrives, when all the earth will come up to Jerusalem, God’s way will be known upon the earth, not man’s.  Men, women and children will be made whole, free from illness, injury and mental health problems.  Complete peace of mind and spirit will exist throughout God’s Kingdom (Psalm 67:2).


Since the fall of man, sin has brought a deep darkness that now covers the earth as a blanket of iniquity spread across the nations.  It is only the light of God and his Son Jesus, the Messiah, that brings spiritual light into the darkness over the earth.  And we, like candles, have the power to light other candles throughout our lives.  We must let our lights shine brighter and brighter now and in the days ahead.  A Christian wrote recently: “... I feel the remnant is getting smaller every day as the time approaches for the Lord’s return. The world seems to be getting darker and more evil ...” Another Christian wrote: “my church has no excitement about prophetic fulfilment ...” And yet one more: “... I ... wonder why they (pastors) never talk about what is going on ... in Israel, or the intensifying birth pangs” (from newsletter by Jan Markell, 9/11/2017).


The United Nations is the largest body of member nations in the world.  Not all those nations recognise the State of Israel – and most do not recognise Jerusalem as its eternal capital.  Many megachurches today are more interested in prosperity ‘feel good’ messages.  They are missing out on learning what is taking place on the earth today: a miracle called Israel.  The entire nation is emerging as one of the most beautiful, resourceful, productive, technical, medical, scientific, defence-savvy, start-up nations among all nations.


The major point for prayer, that we need to lovingly pray through, is for the ongoing outpouring of God’s Spirit as prophesied in Joel 2:28.  That the Spirit will be released in fuller measure, both upon Israel and the nations, so that there will be a great turning to the Holy One of Israel.  It is something to long for and pray for with prevailing intercession.  As the days roll by, and Bible prophecy continues to be fulfilled, keep looking up as Israel remains in the centre of the arena for all the world to see.  Pray that our eyes will stay open to the truth of the Bible and that we will honour the nation who will be the host of nations as all the earth comes “up to Jerusalem.”  May God exalt his Name through the fulfilment of his promises to Israel, and to the nations.


Let us Approach the Throne of Grace



  • Thank God for the recent, well-received rainfall in Jerusalem, and across the land.  Thousands in Israel and around the world prayed for this.  But the water is still low in the beautiful Sea of Galilee.  Pray for it to be raised to a magnificent level this year.  “You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it. You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops. You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. The grasslands of the desert overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness” (Psalm 65:9-12).



  • Cry out for hope in God for the year ahead.  “You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance” (Psalm 65:11).  May an abundance of true peace in life come to untold millions, and peace upon Israel be ushered in by the Prince of Peace.



  • Beseech the Lord to act against those who commit drive-by shooting attacks.  May all their wicked schemes to murder innocent victims be thwarted.  On 9th January 2018, an Israeli was shot and killed in a drive-by attack at the entrance to Havat Gilad, the Gilad farm, just beyond the jurisdiction of the Israeli Shomron Regional Council.  That farm was established in 2002 in memory of Gilad Zar, who was shot and killed in 2001.  “But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand ... Break the arm of the wicked man; call the evildoer to account for his wickedness that would not otherwise be found out.” (Psalm 10:14-15).



  • Pray for the truth about Jesus to be known by all Arab nations.  Palestinian leaders have tried again this year to appropriate Jesus as part of their cause against Israel by publishing a Christmas greeting that referred to Jesus as “a Palestinian messenger who would become a guiding light for millions around the world.”  May all Palestinians read the genealogy of Jesus, the Jew, in the first chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, and realise who he truly is.



  • Pray earnestly for confusion in the camps of Islamic fanatics such as ISIS, Hamas and Iran.  Terror is fighting terror at the moment, as ISIS recently declared war on Hamas (which means ‘violence’ in Hebrew).  Hamas has been criticised for not being extreme enough!  Pray for Israeli security forces to be on high alert and extremely aware of threats upon the Jewish nation.  As Israel prepares itself for a war on the northern front, we need the strong right arm of the Lord to be with all Israeli soldiers fighting to bring peace to their nation, and the Middle East.  “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defence; he has become my salvation” (Isaiah 12:2).



  • With thanksgiving in our hearts, praise God for the way his word and promises are coming to pass for Israel.  He asks all nations, Gentiles in the earth wherever they are, to rejoice with his people because his word is being fulfilled.  Take time to truly give thanks to God for his faithful word being fulfilled in our day.  “Rejoice, O nations, with his people, for he will avenge the blood of his servants; he will take vengeance on his enemies and make atonement for his land and people” (Deuteronomy 32:43).


Let us all study to show ourselves approved in our private prayer and Bible study times.  Dig into God’s word daily to find all of the marvellous promises God has made to Israel and to all who love her.  God bless each of you in this New Year for the nations and give him all the praise which he deserves.


Until he comes,


Sharon Sanders


Christian Friends of Israel – Jerusalem (UK edited version)


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CFI-UK News and Prayer items


Thank the Lord for a successful Church ministers’ tour last month.  There were excellent conversations and feedback, but some held intransigent views, often due to previous lack of exposure to the realities in the land alongside poor formation in biblical theology.  Pray that the experiences and discussions will penetrate hearts and minds, instilling a desire to seek a true picture and better biblical understanding.


Continue to pray for the upcoming joint CFI-ZF parliamentary Lobby Day, Wednesday 28th February 2018.  Pray that we will have good material ready in good time to assist those lobbying, and that MPs will be contacted and available to address the Lobby in the afternoon.


This month the Board of Trustees will gather before the Lord, seeking his guidance as we consider the way forward for the year ahead.  Pray that we will know his ongoing provision for the tasks he wants us to do, with the capability and time resource to serve well in them, as well as avoiding loss of time due to distractions.


Pray for success as we look to recruit a Finance Officer to work in the accounts team, enabling Lynda Hailes to move to part-time work.  Pray that the Lord would cause the right ones, with the required experience, to be aware of the requirement and submit applications in good time; and that the Lord would give wisdom in the interviewing process to determine who would best fulfil this important role.


Continue to pray for favourable responses to our applications to have a resource stand at Christian festivals, and for the right staff / volunteers to attend them.


Thank the Lord for the prospect of speaking at various venues about Israel and the work of CFI, and pray that there will be sufficient time and Holy Spirit inspiration in both preparation and delivery.


Pray as we come to grips with various regulatory requirements – most recently the General Data Protection Regulations.  That we will know the best way to implement them, commensurate with the work and ministry of CFI UK.


May God grant us grace and ‘seasoning with salt’ as we speak and serve, that we may know how to respond to all those the Lord brings our way, in accordance with the wisdom and grace that he lavished on us, with all wisdom and understanding.


The CFI-UK Team



Many of us prayed about issues related to Holocaust Memorial Day
Let’s focus on some of the aspects of that in prayer to our Lord


We remember the splintered families and lost communities, damaged lives and destroyed ambitions that resulted from the Holocaust.  Father God we pray for your Spirit to bring to our remembrance what was lost in the Holocaust – help us never to forget


Jews on the selection ramp at Auschwitz 1944


We remember the people from those dark days who still survive to this day.  Father in heaven, we pray that you will bring your healing balm even today, to those who still bear witness and the scars of that terrible time.  Lord, we also ask for your blessing on the CFI project ‘Forsake Them Not’ that works with survivors in Israel.


We remember those whose last act during the Holocaust was selfless and courageous.  We thank you, Father, that many Christians did not look away, or forget the Hebraic roots of their faith.  We thank you that even though we don’t know all their names, or all their righteous acts, your Holy Spirit moved people to save one life, or many lives.


We think on the memory of the bewildered, frightened children of the Holocaust, who were robbed of life or innocence.  Today and in the years to come, Lord, help us to pass on a legacy of love and support for the Jewish people – that we will invest in them, in actions and by prayer, a love and respect for life, and the strength to stand up to racism, intolerance and hatred.


We remember those who have made it their life’s work to document the atrocities of the Holocaust – so that they will not be forgotten.  Lord, we ask that the testimonies and literature written on the subject of Nazi persecution, and the historic evidence of the Holocaust, would wipe away the lies of those who deny the Holocaust; and please impress upon those who lead the UK education system the need to teach all our school children about it.


We think about the Jewish communities around the world who were persecuted, and those that were wiped-out during those dark years.  Lord, lead our Jewish brothers and sisters into your light, even as they light their Shabbat candles; that forgiveness and healing would flow into each heart.


We sometimes light a seventh candle in memory of the gypsies, the disabled, the mentally ill, the Jehovah Witnesses and the others who died with the Jewish people in the Holocaust.  Lord, we pray for your mercy on this world; that love for you will rule in the hearts of the able and the not-so-able, the strong and the weak.


Julia Soakell
February 2018

“Comfort, yes, comfort my people,” says your God.
“Speak tenderly to Jerusalem and tell her that her sad days are gone.
Her sins are pardoned, and I have punished her in full for all her sins.”

Isaiah 40 v 1-2


In a speech to UNESCO in July 2017 Israel’s Ambassador said: “The Holocaust stands alone in its atrocities, stands alone in its cruelty, stands alone in its systematic and industrial human butchery.” He went on to comment on the distortions and evil dilutions of the Holocaust by some, and even the contempt of its memory.


It would seem there is a need for us to pray for a greater respect and acknowledgement of what is described in Jewish circles as the Shoah in Modern Hebrew, literally often translated as ‘catastrophe’.


One definition of the word Holocaust is: ‘the mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime during the period 1941–45. More than 6 million European Jews, as well as members of other persecuted groups, were murdered at concentration camps such as Auschwitz.’


It is important to be sensitive to the other groups who were targeted – Jehovah Witnesses, homosexuals, Romani, etc. but the words of the Israeli Ambassador are so important, in that the Jewish people were the primary focus of the Third Reich. The dates assigned to the definition are for remembrance of the six million Jews who were systematically murdered.


We must thank God for people who stood up for those targeted, some of whom paid with their own lives. We think of Oskar Schindler and the ten Boom family, but the ‘Avenue of the Righteous’ in Yad Vashem shows that many ordinary people stood against evil and for the ‘People of the Book’ and we know each one is ultimately recognised by the Lord. We must thank God that he strengthened them supernaturally to give comfort and support to all who experienced the horrors of that time in history.


In today’s society many like to think they would stand in the gap for Israel and the Jewish people. Some do and are often vilified and misunderstood, or judged harshly. Priti Patel MP has been outspoken in her support of Israel, Theresa May has acknowledged anti-Zionism as the modern version of Anti-Semitism, Lord Polak was recently misreported on matters relating to Israel, and some well-known journalists seem able to voice personal opinions that stray from good, unbiased reporting.


There is much to pray for – God can and does expose the roots of evil, compromise and personal agendas; but anti-Semitism is at the heart of the problem.



  • Pray for all our MPs, Peers and interns, that they would have a spiritual revelation of the heart of God – the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Ask God to bring good counsel to all in authority – especially Theresa May – and to protect all Christians in Parliament.

  • Pray for the roots of anti-Semitism, anti-Israel bias, etc. in the media to be exposed – firstly in the hearts of those who are intolerant of others who do not share their views. Pray also for journalists to have the integrity to report and discuss such matters without bias, and that news programmes are not dominated by personal opinion, but are focused, insightful and fair.

  • Ask for the Lord’s favour and protection of those in the UN and UNESCO who speak out for Israel and against intolerance.

  • Pray that Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January in the UK is used primarily to commemorate the Shoah – the Holocaust of the last century – and that respect and fair coverage is given by the media.

  • Pray for all CFI staff, trustees, regional links and church links as they prepare their own acts of remembrance. Ask that the need to remember is not only perceived by those already aware, but also touches the younger generation and those who feel no connection to this important date in the nation’s calendar.

  • Please pray too for all the work of CFI Jerusalem with Holocaust survivors, that compassion and unconditional love are instruments of the ‘healing balm’ needed for these elderly and beautiful Jewish hearts. Click here for more information.


Julia Soakell
December 2017

‘Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.’


(Hymn based on Lamentations 3:23b)


The Balfour Declaration in 1917 paved the way for the rebirth of the State of Israel. During the brilliant centenary celebration at the Royal Albert Hall on the evening of 7th November, those blessed to be present heard clearly of the Lord’s hand in world affairs. The historical accounts and sketches portrayed his great faithfulness to the land and people of Israel, and were a tremendous witness to the gospel.


A great declaration of praise was heard as more than 4,000 people sang the words of Psalm 149, ‘O Praise ye the Lord,’ and as soloist Caleb Alalade, president of Father’s Heart Ministry, sang the old hymn ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness’ accompanied by two superb choirs, with a new verse written specially for the occasion. How the prophets of old would have loved to see these days!


There is much for which to give praise in light of the Balfour 100 Celebration. The list is extensive: the integrity and planning of the organising committee; the success of the evening; the number who attended and the amazing atmosphere that resulted; the growth of understanding and the stance of the black church in the UK; the excellent souvenir brochure produced for the event; the profound witness to members of the Jewish community who were present; the outstanding portrayal of historic events, including the miracles of the Beersheba campaign; the sincere acknowledgement that the UK reneged on some of its promises; and the statement made by dozens of ‘millennial’ Christians, pledging to continue to love and support Israel and the Jewish people.


So how should we pray now? Please pray:



  • For the Lord’s leading as to how Christians show support for the Jewish community in the UK and for Israel from a biblical stance (in particular for CFI UK).

  • That we see anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment exposed at its root within individuals and the media.

  • For churches to recognise the Hebraic roots of Christianity that are so clear in God’s word.

  • That our Government will recognise and respond to the promises that followed on from the Balfour Declaration but were later broken.

  • That the gospel message, inspired by the Holy Spirit hovering over the Royal Albert Hall on 7th November, will penetrate hearts previously closed to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and that people will see that there is no way to the Father other than through his beloved Son, Jesus (John 14:6).

  • For Gods great name to be lifted high continually, as it was on that night!


Text against sunset


Julia Soakell
November 2017

In these days many people feel that we are on the edge of a spiritual precipice as a nation, and perhaps even globally. Many have concerns about our political parties here in the UK.  We realise that all parties in politics have their own agenda, and none are perfect or purely honourable, but some troubling statements and calls were made to members of the Labour Party through fringe meetings at the Party Conference recently.


Jeremy Corbyn prepares for post-conference interviewJeremy Corbyn prepares for a post-conference interview (photo Neil Hall/EPA)


After a barrage of singing homage to Jeremy Corbyn, oblivious to his terrorist organisation connections, many were shocked by calls to remove Jewish Labour MPs and to close down the Labour Friends of Israel organisation. Initially, Mr Corbyn and the leadership ignored the reports of those calls; and in his speech Mr Corbyn said,


“Let’s give real support to end the oppression of the Palestinian people,
the 50 year occupation and illegal settlement expansion,
and move to a genuine two state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.”


Jewish MPs and Labour MPs who support Israel are often marginalised and sometimes threatened and abused. We must pray about these issues, about our government and about freedom of speech in the UK.


It is also alarming to see the recent coverage of left-wing groups disrupting university meetings when a pro-Israeli or Jewish speaker is addressing students. We need to pray for godly men and women, full of the Holy Spirit and the word of God, to be given the chance to redress the balance in our places of learning.


Truth and integrity seem to be rare commodities within organisations like the United Nations currently. So please pray for Mosab Hassan Yousef.  This former member of Hamas, the eldest son of the founder of Hamas, has worked for the Israeli Intelligence Agency and exposed the corrupt Palestinian Authority at the United Nations. However he now needs our prayers as his life could be in danger.


Click on this link to watch a video clip that shows some of the usual criticism of Israel at the UN, but also shows Mosab’s contribution to proceedings at the Human Rights Council on 25th September 2017. Note the expressions on the faces of all the delegates around him.


 


Julia Soakell
October 2017

`The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness` (Lamentations 3:22-24).


This year is unique in a number of ways. It is the year 5777/5778 in the Jewish calendar and here in the UK we have much we will be celebrating and commemorating. So we ask you to pray specifically for:


The offices and staffing – for strength, good health, a sense of teamwork and blessings on all at both the Eastbourne Office and Northern Office; for trustees and volunteers, which includes dozens of Regional and Church Links around the UK, for their walk with the Lord, their families and commitments and for the Lord’s favour in all they do for CFI.


The CFI Annual Conference – Israel: Covenants and Kingdom over Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September; for Willem Glashouwer, Andrew Tucker and James Patrick plus Stacey and Kevin Howard, as speakers; for musicians and singers, but particularly for the staff as they prepare for this significant event.


The CFI UK Delegation Tour – the first visit of Stacey and Kevin Howard from CFI Jerusalem, now that the baton has been handed on from Ray and Sharon Sanders.  Much of the detailed planning is now done and leaflets are being made available to advertise venues in Luton, Halesowen, Dewsbury, Billingham, Perth, CFI National Conference, Old Woking, Eastleigh, Oxford and Bristol. Please pray for everything from travel to technical concerns; from spiritual insight for the listeners to great support for CFI and its projects; to sleep and health of those concerned; from stronger ties between offices here in UK and Jerusalem to literature given out and resources sold to help gain more depth of understanding – God is able to go before us and protect us.


Balfour 100 Celebration – For those who want to attend the Balfour 100 Celebration at the Albert Hall on 7th November – a unique event for Jews and Gentiles to commemorate this historic document and to stand together for Israel. Please pray for those organising the event, especially Roy Thurley as he oversees finances and the souvenir programme for the event, and for the security of the whole evening as well as all of the travelling. Brochures and flyers for each of these are available through CFI for more details.


Julia Soakell
September 2017

There is a call for a National Day of Prayer for the United Kingdom and for her Godly ties. It has been set for Friday 8th September by groups of intercessors around the country. In this time of compromise, political correctness, global unrest and chaos around the world, it is not bland prayers that should be offered up. The need is for prayers that line up with the heart of God, bring revelation to those who are lost and without hope, and bring glory to God.


The Hebrew word kavanah means direction, intention or devotion and gives a sense of setting your heart with total focus and not being caught up in the chaos around you. This applies even if it’s a familiar prayer like the disciple’s prayer – “May your kingdom come, May your will be done.”


At this time there is a great need for prayer for our nation and its leaders, especially Theresa May, her cabinet and the leaders of the DUP. They all need to have a deep revelation of the Father’s heart for this country, as well as its turning away from its Judeo-Christian foundations. We should also pray for our Queen, a lady of great faith, in her role as Defender of the Faith.


We must pray for the UK to be reunited, along with the Channel Islands and Gibraltar, and also for our relationship with Israel. The familiar promise to Abraham remains as powerful as ever:


“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse” Genesis 12 v3


Please encourage your prayer groups and church fellowships to pray wholeheartedly about these issues; that this National Day of Prayer will be supported by many Christians around the UK; that church leaders, the Government, the Jewish Community and many in authority will come to know what it is to live in awe of the Lord our God.


‘Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him.’ Psalm 128 v1


Julia Soakell
August 2017


 


Inspired by: ‘Listening to the Language of the Bible – Hearing It Through Jesus’ Ears’ 
by Lois Tverberg with Bruce Okkema.


Other books by Lois Tverberg can be found in our Online Shop.

This is a great help to consistent and effective prayer.


Guidelines for Corporate Prayer


(Adapted from teaching given by Lance Lambert and Art Carlson)



  1. Be brief. In Matthew 6:7 Jesus says that the Gentiles suppose they will be heard for their many words. We haven`t changed much!

  2. Speak clearly and loudly enough to be heard. As Paul said in another context, how can we say "Amen" if we don`t know what is said.

  3. Pray from the heart, don`t preach. Avoid sentimentality and unnatural speech. Sometimes you can tell what group people come from by listening to them pray, because they adopt a particular style. Be honest; talk to God the way you talk to your best friend.

  4. Keep on the theme. Pray through one subject before introducing another. Obviously, that doesn`t mean we have to see the mountain moved into the sea before proceeding to the next subject, but we do need to give God time to speak concerning the subject in hand before moving on. When not praying aloud, quietly support the one who is. Don`t let your mind wander.

  5. Don`t take "pot-shots" at the devil. Jude verse 9 tells us that even the archangel Michael did not dare to condemn the devil for slander, but said, "The Lord rebuke you." Rather we are told to `resist the devil` (James 4:7) and to: `put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil`s schemes` (Ephesians 6:11).

  6. Avoid personal pronouns. When speaking for the group say "We" rather than "I". Of course, if there is doubt about agreement on an issue, that should be settled before praying on behalf of all.

  7. Good repetition builds the case. Some teaching would indicate that once a thing is prayed for, it is unbelief to mention it again. There is need for balance in this. To keep pleading for something which God has made clear He wants to give us can be unbelief. On the other hand, true intercession is speaking into reality that which is as yet unseen. That usually takes time and repetition. We should not assume that what "worked" on the last prayer project will work on the next. There was a different strategy for different cities as Israel took the land.

  8. Lay aside preconceived ideas. Die to your own imagination. Ask for fresh guidance from the Holy Spirit for this prayer time. We need to cultivate absolute dependence on the Holy Spirit.

  9. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise (Psalm 100:4). Let the high praises of God be in our mouths and a two-edged sword in our hands (Psalm 149:6)

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