Praying For The Body of Christ
The Bible says in James 3:16, "For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work." One of the biggest problems the body of Christ has had, is fussing and fighting with one another. This has not been a good testimony to the world, and has stopped the flow of God's power in certain areas in the lives of those who were in strife. We would like to share a prayer for you to pray for your local body of believers and the body of Christ everywhere. We have seen God move miraculously among church groups as people have confessed His Word over situations, instead of talking about problems and each other. We believe, as you pray this prayer, that you will be set free from frustration and worrying about your brothers and sisters, and that you will witness the change in Christians all over the world. Remember that there is no distance in the spirit world. You can pray this prayer wherever you are, and God will use YOUR faith to get it done, even across the world!
Father, in the name of Jesus, I bring before You the body of believers of ___________ and all over the world. I confess with my mouth, through faith in Your Word, that we let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word, nor unwholesome or worthless talk (ever) come out of our mouths, but only such speech as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace to those who hear it. I say that we have let all bitterness and indignation and wrath (passion, rage, bad temper) and resentment (anger, animosity) and quarreling (brawling, clamor, contention) and slander (evil speaking, abusive or blasphemous language) be banished from us, with all malice (spite, ill will, or baseness of any kind). And we have become useful and helpful and tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving hearted) and kind to one another, forgiving one another (readily and freely) as You, in Christ, forgave us.
Thank You, Father, that we walk in love esteeming and delighting in one another as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to You. I say, in the Name of Jesus, that we continue in prayer, and watch, in the same, with thanksgiving, and that our prayers avail much, because we have been made righteous through Jesus. I thank You that You watch over Your Word to perform it. I believe that I have received this, according to Mark 11: 23 & 24, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Scripture References: (from the King James Versions unless otherwise noted)
Ephesians 4:29, 31 & 32; 5:1 & 2 (Amplified Bible); Colossians 4:2; James 5:16; I Corinthians 1:30.
Praying For Ministries and Ministers
Here is a list of scriptures you can pray for ministries. It is by no means complete, but it serves as a good foundation. Be alert to find other scriptures to pray, especially from the Book of Acts. Name those whom you want to, and always include every person throughout the whole earth who is responsible for spreading the Good News. For those ministries that are in error in certain areas, use scriptures about God revealing the truth to them, such as Ephesians 1:17 & 18 and Job 22:30 (Amplified Bible).
Remember that God is no respecter of persons and EXPECT RESULTS!
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 - Confess in the name of Jesus that every person involved in this/these ministry(ries) listens diligently to the voice of the Lord their God, being watchful to do all His commandments, and that all these blessings have come upon this/these ministry, and have overtaken it/them, because everyone involved heeds the voice of the Lord, etc.
Joshua 1:5-9 - Confess that no person or persons shall be able to stand before those in positions of authority in this ministry all the days of their lives, and that as God was with Moses, so He will be with them; He will not fail them nor forsake them. Confess that they are strong (confident), and of good courage, and they shall cause people to inherit the land (or promises), which God swore to their fathers to give them, etc.
I Samuel 3:19 & 20 - Confess that the Lord is with the Prophets who are involved in this/these ministry(ries), and lets none of their words fall to the ground. Confess that people all over the earth know that they are established to be Prophets of the Lord.
Psalms 1:1-3 -Confess that the people involved in this/these ministry(ries) are blessed, happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable, because they walk and live not in the counsel of the ungodly (following their advice, their plans, and purposes), nor stand (submissive and inactive) in the path where sinners walk, nor do they sit down where the scornful (and mockers) gather, but their delight and desire is in the law of the Lord, etc.
Psalms 19:14 - Confess that the words of their mouths and the meditation of their hearts are acceptable in God's sight, etc.
Psalms 31:18-20 - Confess that the lying lips, which speak against them, have been silenced, etc.
Psalms 91; Proverbs 2:10-16; Isaiah 54:14, 15, & 17
Isaiah 58:6-14 - Confess that they live a fasted life, and that they have chosen God's fast, and that the bonds of wickedness are loosed, etc.
Malachi 3:8-12 - Confess over the people who make up local churches and those who support the ministries. Confess that they do not rob nor defraud God; they do not withhold their tithes and offerings; they are not cursed with the curse, etc.
Mark 16:15, 17 & 18, 20; John 15:15 & 16 - Confess that Jesus no longer calls those involved in this/these ministry(ries) servants, etc.
Acts 1:8, 14; 2:4, 41-43, 46 & 47; 3:6-9; 4:13, 29 & 30, 33; 5:12, 14-16, 38 & 39 - Confess that the doctrines of this/these ministry(ries) are not of human origin, and it will not fail, be overthrown nor come to nothing; but that it is of God, and no one will be able to stop nor overthrow nor destroy it, and anyone trying to will be found fighting against God, etc.
Acts 5:42 - Confess that in spite of threats, they never cease for a single day to teach, etc.
Acts 6:4, 7 & 8, 10; 7:10; 8:6-8; 11:21-24 - Confess that they have favor in the sight of all people.
I Corinthians 13:4-8; Colossians 4:2-6; Luke 6:38; Ephesians 3:16-19; Hebrews 4:12; II Thessalonians 1:11 & 12; I Timothy 4:12-16; Colossians 3:16 & 17; Philippians 1:9-11; Ephesians 5:1-4; 6-11; Colosasians 1:9-14; II Corinthians 9:8-11; Ephesians 4: 14 & 15; I John 2:20 & 27; II Thessalonians 3:2 & 3; Proverbs 4:8; II Timothy 3:16 & 17; Ephesians 4:29-32.