A Prayer to Overcome Despair and Hopelessness

A Prayer to Overcome Despair and Hopelessness

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:1-2).

We live in a world that is filled with despair and hopelessness. If we were to admit it personally, there is not one of us who hasn’t had the enemy strike hard at us with feelings of despair at one time or other. We live in the world system, and we fight the devil on a daily basis. There is a battlefield of the mind where we wrestle against the powers of darkness. The enemy strikes hard with hopelessness and despair. It’s deep-seated and it’s everywhere – even within the body of Christ. The devil will scream in our ears, “You’re no good.” “God’s will for you is not good.” “Your situation is hopeless.” It’s hard to live in victory when we believe enemy lies.

It’s time to take charge of negative thinking. We have power to cast down all thoughts of despair and hopelessness. We do not have to be a captive to negative thoughts that lead to despair. We can renew our mind in God’s Word. It’s not by trying harder to change, but by seeing more clearly how God evaluates us.

This is a 5 1/2 minute teaching and prayer that will help you to overcome despair and negative feelings in your life. It is called: A Prayer to Overcome Despair and Hopelessness.

This is from the Intercessors Arise International School of Prayer. 

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)
www.intercessorsarise.org

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A Breakthrough Prayer for Radical Faith

A Breakthrough Prayer for Radical Faith

“Our major concern is our faith—the problems of its growth and the actions of its strong development. A faith that holds onto the very things it asks for, without wavering, doubt, or fear—that is the faith we need. We need (radical) faith, like a pearl of great price, in the process and practice of prayer.” E. M. Bounds

Unbelievable things are happening all over the world. Reading the news headlines can be frightening and too close for comfort. If we want to be strong, we are going to need to have radical faith. We are going to have to believe when others fail in their beliefs. We are going to have to stand strong when others are wavering. We are going to have to be bold in believing God’s truth when we pray, even in the darkest of circumstances.

Faith is not just a small part of our life; it is central to all that we do. Expect the testing of your faith. God wants you to have radical faith and a radical prayer life, a faith without wavering, doubt, or fear. God wants you to believe His truth whenever you pray. We must face many crossing of the Red Sea experiences, if we want to see God-empowered breakthroughs. But it will be worth it in the end.

Here is an 6-minute teaching and prayer for you called: A Breakthrough Prayer for Radical Faith.

This is from the Intercessors Arise International School of Prayer. 
www.intercessorsarise.org

A Prayer for Knowing Your Identity in Christ

A Prayer for Knowing Your Identity in Christ

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness” (Jeremiah 31:3).

The most important questions in our life are questions about our identity. We ask ourselves, “Who am I? Why am I important? What is my worth?” We need God’s help in order to see our true identity. We need supernatural revelation to see ourselves the way He sees us so that we can do His will freely and fully. The great attack of the enemy will be who we are in Christ.

Jesus desires to unlock our heart to our true identity so that we might be fully alive in every dimension of life. He wants to come to our rescue and unlock the door to our destiny.

Here is an 8-minute teaching for you called: A Prayer for Knowing Your Identity in Christ

This is from the Intercessors Arise International School of Prayer. 

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
www.intercessorsarise.org

How to Grow Deeper in Intimacy with God

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Does your relationship with God lack intimacy and depth? Do you want to grow deeper in pursuing God’s heart? Would you like to enjoy intimacy with God in such a way that it affects your entire life and your God-given purpose and destiny?

If this is the desire of your heart, then this course is designed for you. Included are 95 bite-site learning experiences with the goal to bring personal transformation in your intimacy with God. This comprehensive course is creatively designed in a practical format in order to help bring you into a vibrant and intimate relationship with God. You will have life-time access to the entire course including all the updates and new material.

How to Grow Deeper in Intimacy with God is filled with over 95 bite-size learning segments skillfully fashioned in a step-by-step format in order to give you the highest learning experience possible. It includes:

  • Motivational articles for you to read and download that relate to each teaching to help you grow in intimacy with God.
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Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International

A Prayer for Taking Thoughts Captive

We all have to guard our thought lives from enemy lies. I thought you might like the following gift of one short 6-minute motivational prayer that can help to take negative, defeating thoughts captive.

It’s a prayer for you called: A Prayer for Taking Thoughts Captive. This is part of a course I am developing called: Facing Life’s Difficulties Victoriously.

Debbie Przybylski – Intercessors Arise International – http://www.intercessorsarise.org

Understanding our Authority in Christ

“Many in the church today are being held captive spiritually, not because of the enemy’s power, but because we do not clearly understand our authority and calling in Christ…  As we begin to understand the hope of His calling, we will begin to walk in an abundant life of freedom and power.” Angie Weaver 

Most Christians do not exercise the tremendous authority they have in Christ. God has called us to make a difference in our neighborhoods, cities, and nations.

Prayerfully Watching the Signs of the Times

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“Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming” (Matthew 24:42).

Did you know that there are 22 signs of the time when Jesus will return to earth? You can find them in Matthew 24-25. Jesus is not wordy in what He tells us, but with precision He carefully picks what He shares. Isn’t it quite amazing that He spent two whole chapters telling us about the end times? It was a monumental teaching.

The last generation won’t pass away until these signs have taken place. Some of them have taken place before, but in the generation when Jesus returns to earth, every one of these signs will be happening. This is biblical information that we must know, study, and observe because God is warning us in advance. We must be aware of the season and take this seriously. Studying the end times will be an anchor in our lives and will help us to know how to maneuver through difficult days. We must be prepared and not let our hearts get discouraged as the days grow darker, but seek to understand what Jesus is saying.

Let’s look at the Parable of the Fig Tree in Matthew 24:32-34, because in his teaching Jesus is shifting to a pastoral exhortation on how to live and respond in the end times. A parable is an illustration or story that sheds light on the spiritual truth so that it is easy to grasp. The word “learn” is in this parable three times and means to be intentional. We must set our heart towards understanding the end times because it takes a determined effort.

We must learn watchfulness. When the branch is tender with leaves you know it is summer. These are time indicators so we can know what is coming. If we think about a thunderstorm, the dark clouds show us that we must be watchful because it is approaching. If we don’t run inside, we will get wet.

My grandfather did not take heed when a thunderstorm approached his Minnesota farm one warm summer evening. He was out on his tractor with his two sons when a terrible thunderstorm hit their land. A bolt of lightning suddenly struck him causing everyone to fly off the tractor. That bolt of lightning took his life when my father was only a young boy at the age of 13. It was sudden and swift. There was no longer time to run inside. Earlier there was the need to take heed and be watchful regarding those dark clouds, but my grandfather continued working and took his chances that all would be ok. But it wasn’t, and my father grew up until the age of 94 without a father.

Mt. 24:5-31, show us through the signs of the times that the day of the Lord is near and that we must take this seriously. We can’t be out in a thunderstorm when things suddenly change. We see in this parable important indicators of His coming, so that we can prepare in advance. Every calamity in biblical history was prophesized ahead of time. Look at the Flood, Egypt, the fall of Israel, and the others.

God is giving us insight into the generation when the Lord returns. He is warning us that the coming of the Lord is near, and is exhorting us to watch because we don’t know the hour. The Father only exclusively knows the day and the hour. He is reasserting the importance of the signs to be a predictor of his coming. We must prayerfully watch for the signs. The increasing of these 22 signs that have been promised for over 2000 years clearly point to the season of His return.

We can compare this with the days of Noah when people are drinking and having a good time. There was rebellion. We must realize two important truths. The world will not recognize these prophetic signs of the times, and they will be apathetic and live as they always lived. But remember Noah and how the flood suddenly came. Judgment was swift. God prophesizes for ages about it, but the fulfillment was sudden. It will happen quickly, just like the strike of lightning was for my grandfather.

Like in Noah’s day, many today are more concerned about the world, but we are not to let our hearts be weighed down by all its’ cares. It’s a snare to catch us by surprise if we are not prepared.

“For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark” (Matthew 24:38).

How to Apply the Parable of the Fig Tree

God wants us to prepare our hearts. Here are some ways we can prayerfully watch:

  • Learn from the parable of the fig tree and Matthew 24-25 – Know that these 22 signs will take place in the generation the Lord returns.
  • When you see the storm clouds approaching, seek to understand and line up your heart with God’s truth.
  • Watch for the signs of the times in a spirit of prayer and reverence.
  • Take heart and set to diligently study all the Scriptures about the end times.
  • Be careful of the seriousness of deception in the end times.
  • Know that these are times that God has ordained for the fulfillment of His purposes on earth.
  • Know that this will be a special time for God’s people and that the beauty of Jesus will be revealed in a glorious way.
  • Seek to keep your heart at peace.

Let’s realize that in the darkest of hours, those who are prepared will shine brightly. Studying about the end times has helped me to understand, prepare my heart, and live above the storm. Let’s be prepared by carefully studying, prayerfully watching, and radically living for eternity. Let’s set our minds and hearts on things above.

“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory” (Colossians 3:1-4).

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
http://www.intercessorsarise.org