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Beseeching Grace: An International Prayer Collection provides beautiful prayers written by talented authors to guide Christians in their devotional time with God. Some of the authors have written prayers that specifically address the issues faced by their own homelands. Others authors have penned petitions for nations they have visited or researched. All of them have volunteered to write prayers in the hope you will come into agreement with them to bring about positive change in the world.

The Infinite Value of One

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We live in a day when everyone seems to be chasing BIG numbers.

(We measure by numbers.)

Big numbers seem to say, “This person is important.” or “You need to own that thing that everyone else is buying.”

Big numbers seem to equal a BIG deal.

Bigger equals better—that’s the world’s mantra!

But remember? The Kingdom of God is usually running counter to the world; the way the world thinks; and this I find to be particularly true when it comes to calculating the value of individuals.

Most media sites these days have folks seeking large volumes of “Followers or Friends, with people in hot pursuit of the most, Views or Shares.”

Unfortunately, no matter how many you might get? You’re always going to find some other guy out there, with a “score” that makes yours look like very small potatoes.

(…sigh.)

Welcome to my world.

I was thinking about this a lot this morning (definitely feeling like small potatoes) when I heard the Holy Spirit whisper softly to me,

“Would you still write, if there was only one person you were actually reaching each day? Would they matter? Would you write to encourage only them?”

Only them? Only one.

I said, “Yes LORD, even if there was only one because I know—every ONE matters to You. You left the ninety-and-nine to go and care for that one lone sheep. I know we all matter to you LORD. Every. single. one. We matter. Every single moment.”

You do matter, you know?

You are the only you God created. You are unique. Special. One of a kind!

Others may treat you as just another number on their score card, or just another “sale” they wanted to tot-up… but you are of so much more value than that.

So if today, you are feeling especially insignificant?

Please remember this:

You are priceless in the eyes of God.

He sees YOU and He has great plans… for YOU.

In His economy? One is a very BIG deal.

(So… you are.)

Who can guess at what “just one” might accomplish in this world?

Like maybe just one little… (previously unknown and unheard of…) Belgium nun—for instance?

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How much God cherishes each—one, of us.

There is a world-changer inside of you!

Maybe it time to turn the Infinite One inside of you, loose?

The two of you shall shake the earth.

(Count on it!)

 

In The Garden of Our Heart

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Prayer is simply choosing to walk and talk with God in the unseen quiet places of the heart—the way it was in the garden in the very beginning.

I have always believed that God has every intention of making a garden of Eden out of our hearts, then walking with us there each day, the way He did in the beginning with Adam and Eve.

Becoming a “Christian” is NEVER about being better than anyone else, or doing all kinds of “good” things and avoiding all the “bad” things. It is about choosing each day to let God restore the garden of our heart, transforming it into what our Creator originally intended it to be—a place where love and joy,  peace and gentleness, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, patience and self-control—thrive.

It’s intended to be a place where we can come out from our hiding places and walk and talk with Him, face-to-face, and heart-to-heart.

I believe this is what He always intended for us.

It’s simple.

I am to plant the seeds by sowing my prayers. He pulls the weeds by removing my fears and unbelief. Then His Love makes a path for my feet to run home; to return and rest dwelling safe in His arms.

Now, faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

[Hebrews 11:1 NIV]

My Prayer for GHANA:

NEW HOPE FOR GHANA

                       “At least there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail.” Job 14:7 NIV

Father,
Thank you for opening Your throne room and giving us free and open access this day.
LORD, we come to You on the behalf of the Nation of Ghana.
You see her LORD. All her problems, all her weary wandering. We lift her up to You Abba. Her people. Her land. Her Church. We ask You to revive her again. Bring Fresh Wind and Fresh Fire to her Church. Surround her with songs of Your mighty Deliverance! Let the singers who sing the victorious songs of the LORD, go forth!
We ask that you would drive out despair, and apathy, and corruption. Let her Church come alive in these last days, like an eagle who has shed the old, and worn, and useless feathers, and now reaches for the sky, with new plumes of mighty wings, toward the God who made him.

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Fresh Wind Father. New Hope. (I cannot escape these words.) Fresh Fire!
You are alive in Ghana LORD. You are there, with her, each day, in every way; in every problem. Bring righteous men to govern her people. Men with wisdom from above. Bring Godly teachers for her training LORD. Whatever she needs, may they come from the four corners of the earth. May it be done, in Jesus Mighty Name, because He loves her so!
Call together the intercessors LORD. Let them lift up holy hands, to the God who hears them and longs to answer. Open their spirit’s eyes, open their hearts, to all you want to do in this land. May Heaven come down, and new hope be born, in each heart that cries out for her.
Abba, thank you. Thank you for all You have done, for all You are doing, and for all You have yet to do. Great are You LORD! Great is Your power, and great is Your Love for Ghana!
We beseech You Father, do all that is in Your heart for this people. In Jesus Omnipotent Name we ask all of this, and call it done.
Amen. (And so be it.)

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My Prayer for CHINA:

THE APPOINTED TIME

“…For the time to favor her. Yes, the set time, has come.” Psalm 102:13 NKJV

Father,

     I come into Your throne room again, on the behalf of Your Beloved, China.
First Father I thank you, with all my heart I thank you, for all whose prayers have come before me. I thank you for all You are doing, and for all who are praying now. I know Father, Your Church in China prays 24-7, and we join our voices with theirs.

Father, may every desire of Your heart for China come to pass in our day. May Your perfect plans for them be accomplished, now in our time.

Open the eyes of the mind’s of the blind, by Your Spirit Winds blowing across the face of this cherished land. May every hungry and searching heart find You on their own Damascus Road. Show Yourself Father in Love and Power. May every one You have chosen find You. Teach them Father how much You love them and about Your awesome plans for them!

Abba, I ask for a change in government policies. I ask for unprecedented favor for Your Church, from the lowest, to the highest echelons of government. May Your will be done in this Earth, as it is in Heaven.

May the prisons be opened and the captives released. May the scourge of abortion, especially sex-specific abortions be stopped. May the government’s eyes be opened to the far-reaching negative consequences of these brutal policies. May suicide, and all human trafficking be brought to an end. May the young in China realize the truth, that God is real, and that Jesus Christ is the only answer for the emptiness they feel.

I ask that the persecution of Your Church, and all the enemy’s plans, be turned back! I ask for Your Angel Armies to come from the North, the South, the East, the West, to do Your bidding.

Open doors Father that cannot be shut—just as You have promised!

Make a way for each Believer where there seems to be no way. Let them know they are NOT forgotten, not by You, not by us, Your Church.

We pray for Your peace and hope to overflow each heart.

I pray for the protection for Your Church Abba; for her strength; for overwhelming love for her enemies; for overflowing joy in her journey. May Your Church continue to grow amid China’s ongoing persecution.

May Your Word find a new open door, and go forth to every longing heart, and home.

May Your Church be established in pure biblical teaching and doctrine, and may all false religions and teaching, be exposed.

Thank you Father for hearing us, for we know You have heard our prayers, and since all these things are Your will, it is done in Jesus Name just as You promised!

Great are You LORD and greatly to be praised!

Act Father! NOW! We beseech You for these Your Beloved, in China.

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The Gospel Of Prayer by Leonard Ravenhill

There’s nothing more transfiguring than prayer. People often ask, “Why do you insist on prayer so much?” The answer is very simple – because Jesus did. You could change the title of the Gospel according to St. Luke to the Gospel of Prayer. It’s the prayer life of Jesus. The other evangelists say that Jesus was in the Jordan and the Spirit descended on Him as a dove – Luke says it was while He was praying that the Spirit descended on Him. The other evangelists say that Jesus chose 12 disciples – Luke says it was after He spent a night in prayer that He chose 12 disciples. The other evangelists say that Jesus died on a cross – Luke says that even when He was dying Jesus was praying for those who persecuted Him. The other evangelists say Jesus went on a mount and He was transfigured – Luke says it was while He was praying that He was transfigured. There’s nothing more transfiguring than prayer.

The Scriptures say that the disciples went to bed, but Jesus went to pray – as was His custom. It was His custom to pray. Now Jesus was the Son of God – He was definitely anointed for His ministry. If Jesus needed all that time in prayer, don’t you and I need time in prayer? If Jesus needed it in every crisis, don’t you and I need it in every crisis?

The story goes that a group of tourists visiting a picturesque village saw an old man sitting by a fence. In a rather patronizing way, one of the visitors asked, “Were any great men born in this village?” Without looking up the old man replied, “No, only babies.” The greatest men were once babies. The greatest saints were once toddlers in the things of the Spirit.

C. H. Spurgeon was converted at the age of 16 and began preaching in London at the age of 19. When he was 27, they built him a tabernacle seating 6,000 which he packed twice on Sundays – that’s 12,000 – and once on Thursday nights. How? He waited on God. He got alone with God. He studied…and he prayed.

Desperate Prayer

God makes all His best people in loneliness. Do you know what the secret of praying is? Praying in secret. “But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, and when you have shut your door…” (Matt. 6:6). You can’t show off when the door’s shut and nobody’s there. You can’t display your gifts. You can impress others, but you can’t impress God.

I Samuel 1:1-15 gives an account of the yearly trip Elkanah and his wife, Hannah, made to Shiloh to worship and sacrifice to the Lord. During this time, Hannah had been distressed that she was not able to bear a son for her husband. This passage of Scripture gives quite a descriptive account of her time in prayer concerning the barrenness of her womb. It says that Hannah wept. More than this, she wept until she was sore. She poured out her soul before the Lord. Her heart was grieving; she was bitter of soul, provoked, and of a sorrowful spirit.

Now that’s a pretty good list of afflictions – sorrow, hardship, and everything else that came upon this woman. But the key to the whole situation is that she was a praying woman. In verse 20 it says that she reaped her reward. “And it came about in due time, after Hannah had conceived, that she gave birth to a son; and she named him Samuel, saying, ‘Because I have asked him of the Lord.'”

Now I say very often – and people don’t like it – that God doesn’t answer prayer. He answers desperate prayer! Your prayer life denotes how much you depend on your own ability, and how much you really believe in your heart when you sing, “Nothing in my hands I bring, simply to Thy cross I cling….” The more self- confidence you have, the less you pray. The less self-confidence you have, the more you have to pray.

What does the Scripture say? It says that God takes the lowly, the things that are not. Paul says in I Corinthians 1:28 that God takes the things that are not to bring to nothing the things that are, so that no flesh should glory in His presence. We need a bunch of “are nots” today.

The Language of the Poor

Prayer is the language of the poor. Over and over again David, the King of Israel, says, “Incline Thine ear, O Lord, and answer me; for I am afflicted and needy” (Psalm 86:1). And do you remember that one of the greatest psalms he wrote says, “This poor man cried and the Lord heard him…” (Psalm 34:6).

The apostle Paul overwhelms me with his spirituality, his pedigree, his colossal intellect. Yet he says that he’s very conscious that when he’s weak, he is strong. He was always trying to prove to himself and to others that he was a nobody.

True prayer is a two-way communication. I speak to God and God speaks to me. I don’t know how the Spirit makes communication – or why God needs me to pray – but that’s how God works.

“Get Up And Pray!”

One day I was at a conference with Dr. V. Raymond Edman of Wheaton College, one of the greatest Christian educators in this country. He told us of an experience he had while he was in Ecuador as a missionary. He hadn’t been there long before he was sick and dying. He was so near death that they had already dug his grave. He had great beads of sweat on his brow and there was a death rattle in his throat. But suddenly he sat straight up in bed and said to his wife, “Bring me my clothes!” Nobody knew what had happened.

Many years later he was retelling the story in Boston. Afterward, a little old lady with a small, dog-eared, beaten-up book, approached him and asked, “What day did you say you were dying? What time was it in Ecuador? What time would it be in Boston?” When he answered her, her wrinkled face lit up. Pointing to her book, she said. “There it is, you see? At 2 a.m. God said to get up and pray – the devil’s trying to kill Raymond Edman in Ecuador.” And she’d gotten up and prayed.

Duncan Campbell told the story of hearing a farmer in his field who was praying. He was praying about Greece. Afterward, he asked him why he was praying. The man said, “I don’t know. I had a burden in the spirit and God said, ‘You pray; there’s someone in Greece that is in a bad situation.’ I prayed until I got a release.” Two or three years later the farmer was in a meeting listening to a missionary. The man described a time when he was working in Greece. He had been in serious trouble. The time? Two or three years ago. The men compared notes and discovered that it was the very same day that God had burdened a farmer, on a little island off the coast of Scotland, to pray for a man in Greece whose name he didn’t even know.

It may seem the Lord gives you strange things. I don’t care. If the Lord tells you something, carry on with what the Lord tells you.

Who Shall Ascend to the Hill of the Lord?”

There’s another experience Duncan Campbell told about when he was working in Scotland.

“I couldn’t preach,” he said. “I couldn’t get through to God. The heavens were solid. It was as though there was a 10 ft. ceiling of steel.” So he quit trying to preach. He asked a young man named John Cameron to pray. The boy stood up and said, “What’s the use of praying if we’re not right with God?” He quoted the 24th Psalm, “Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?”

You can’t approach God unless your hands are clean, which means your relationships with others are clean and your heart is clean. “Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? He who has clean hands and a pure heart…” (Psalm 24.3-4).

After the boy recited Psalm 24 he began to pray. He prayed 10, 15, 20 minutes. Then he suddenly said, “Excuse me, Lord, while I resist the devil.” He turned around and began to tell the devil where to go and how to get there. He fought for all he was worth. You talk about having on the armor of God and resisting the devil! When he finished resisting the devil, he finished his prayer. He prayed for 45 minutes! When he finished praying it was just as though God had pulled a little switch in heaven. The Spirit of God came down on that church, that community, on the dance hall at the other end of town, and the tavern on this end of town. Revival was born in that prayer!

At the end of Malachi it says, “And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly (that’s the word I like, suddenly) come to his temple” (Malachi 3:1). Remember what it says about the shepherds? They were watching their flocks by night when suddenly there was the sound of the heavenly host. Do you remember a bunch of men that had been waiting in the upper room? Suddenly the Holy Spirit came on them in that room.

There’s a date in history that I love very much. It was Wednesday, August 13, 1737. A little group of people in Moravia were waiting in a prayer meeting. At 11:00 suddenly the Holy Spirit came. Do you know what happened? The prayer meeting that began at 11:00 lasted 100 years! That’s right. That prayer room was not empty for a century! It’s the longest prayer among men and women that I know of. Even children six and seven years old travailed in prayer for countries the names of which they couldn’t even spell.

Why We Don’t Have Revival

In an old town in Ireland they’ll show you with reverence a place where four young men met night after night after night praying for revival. In Wales, there’s a place in the hills where three or four young men only 18 or 19 years old met and prayed night after night. They wouldn’t let God go; they would not take no for an answer. As far as humanly possible they prayed a revival into birth. If you’re thinking of revival at your church without any inconvenience, forget it. Revival costs a lot.

I can give you one simple reason why we don’t have revival in America. Because we’re content to live without it. We’re not seeking God – we’re seeking miracles, we’re seeking big crusades, we’re seeking blessings. In Numbers 11, Moses said to God, “You’re asking me to carry a burden I can’t handle. Do something or kill me!” Do you love America enough to say, “God, send revival or kill me”? Do you think it’s time we changed Patrick Henry’s prayer from, “Give me liberty or give me death,” to “Give me revival or let me die”?

In the 30th chapter of Genesis, Rachael goes to Jacob and throws herself down in despair. She says, “Give me children or else I die.” Are you willing to throw yourself down before God to seek the spiritual birth of spiritual children in our country?

People say, “I’m filled with the Holy Spirit.” If the coming of the Spirit didn’t revolutionize your prayer life, you’d better check on it. I’m not so sure you got what God wanted you to get.

We’ve said that prayer changes things. No! Prayer doesn’t change things. Prayer changes people and they change things. We all want Gabriel to do the job. God says do it yourself – with My sufficiency and My strength.

We need to get like this woman, Hannah. What did she do? She wept, she was grieved, she said she had a complaint, she fasted – and she prayed.

Jesus, the anointed of God, made prayer His custom. Paul, with his background and intellect, depended on prayer because he said he was weak. David, the king, called himself a poor man and cried to the Lord. Hannah prayed for a son and gave birth to a prophet. The prayers of a handful of young men sparked revival.

There’s nothing more transfiguring than prayer.


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Beseeching Grace: An International Prayer Collection includes over twenty-five beautiful prayers for a variety of countries around the world.

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Prayer for The Nations: Beseeching Grace

A book of prayers that will shake the earth and turn you into a world changer!

Prayer plumes the wings of God’s young eaglets so that they may learn to mount above the clouds. Prayer brings inner strength to God’s warriors and sends them forth to spiritual battle with their muscles firm and their armor in place. We know not what prayer cannot do!

—Charles Spurgeon, Prayer Coach

Prayer is the most powerful resource we have in this life; yet, many only turn to it as a last resort. When unbelievers pray for repentance of sin and ask for God’s forgiveness, prayer is the spiritual dynamite that obliterates the darkness and despair of a sin-soaked soul.

“The Gospel is not an old, old story, freshly told. It is a fire in the Spirit, fed by the flame of Immortal Love; and woe unto us, if, through our negligence to stir up the Gift of God which is within us, that fire burns low.”
Leonard Ravenhill, Why Revival Tarries

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