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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

On my side

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? (Psalm 118:6 NKJV)

Pray for our confidence and faith in God to grow, regardless of what those who oppose us do to us. 

Pray every Tuesday for provision and protection for Emmanuel College during these perilous times. Pray for the leaders of Emmanuel College at every level to have strength and courage to do all the Lord commands us.

Pray daily for the few among our students and employees who have the corona virus. Pray for their healing and comfort. Pray for our COVID-19 Response Team that cares for students in quarantine and isolation. Pray for the eradication of this virus.

Thank you for praying. 

Monday, January 25, 2021

God goes with you

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV)

Pray for the faculty and staff to live confidently knowing our Emmanuel, the Lord our God, goes with us in the fight, whether it's sharing the Gospel of Jesus or defending our Christian beliefs and values.

Pray every Monday for our students to follow the Lord in their career choices and to permeate their lives with acts of Christian service.

Pray daily for the few among our students and employees who have the corona virus. Pray for their healing and comfort. Pray for our COVID-19 Response Team that cares for students in quarantine and isolation. Pray for the eradication of this virus.

Thank you for praying. 

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Tremendous Power

Arise in Prayer - Day 21 of 21

Confess and acknowledge how you have offended one another and then pray for one another to be instantly healed, for tremendous power is released through the passionate, heartfelt prayer of a godly believer. (James 5:16 TPT)

Jesus asked a question once, "How can you remove the splinter from someone's eye when you have a log in your own?" In the verse above, the KJV uses the words "righteous man," and we translate it "Christian person," but maybe it means "a person living right with God" (MSG). That person's prayers are effective. Thinking of Jesus' question, it follows that the prayer of a self-righteous person, the one with the log in his or her eye, is ineffective. Logs come in various sizes and types but some of the most common are bitterness because of what someone did to us, festering wounds from broken relationships, hate and prejudice, self-righteous indignation, hypocrisy. James gives us the solution. Confess to one another. Ask forgiveness from others and from God. Then, our log-in-the-eye condition can be healed, and our prayers will have tremendous power.

Pray for yourself today with self-inspection. Pray for others, for those who have offended you, and those you may have offended. 

Pray every Sunday for revival and renewal to saturate our campus this semester.

Pray daily for the few among our students and employees who have the corona virus. Pray for their healing and comfort. Pray for our COVID-19 Response Team that cares for students in quarantine and isolation. Pray for the eradication of this virus.

Thank you for praying during these 21 days of Arise in Prayer. 

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Prayer of Confession

Arise in Prayer - Day 20 of 21

So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes. I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed. (Daniel 9:3-4 NIV)

Fasting, sackcloth, and ashes tell us that Daniel is praying in a state of mourning. We prefer joyful prayers and praise, but sometimes we need to stop and confess in deep sorrow for our sins, the sins of our family, the sins of the church, the sins of the nations. Read Daniel's prayer (vs. 4-19) as an example of confessional prayer. Fasting indicates a seriousness in prayer that demonstrates that our need for God and his mercy is greater than our need for food. It is sobering to think of our thoughts, words, and behaviors compared to the holiness of Almighty God. It should bring us to our knees in humble submission begging for mercy and favor.

Pray confessional prayers today: We confess unholy attitudes and thoughts. We confess arrogance and pride in dealing with others. We confess that our sins are a reproach to the holiness of God and beg forgiveness. Cleanse and sanctify us as vessels for use in your kingdom.

Pray every Saturday for the preservation of religious freedoms throughout our nation. Pray that no law, regulation, or court case will impede Christian colleges and universities from maintaining scriptural standards.

Pray daily for the few among our students and employees who have the corona virus. Pray for their healing and comfort. Pray for our COVID-19 Response Team that cares for students in quarantine and isolation. Pray for the eradication of this virus.

Thank you for praying. 

Friday, January 22, 2021

Likewise at Evening

Arise in Prayer - Day 19 of 21

They are to stand every morning to thank and praise our God, and likewise at evening. (1 Chronicles 23:30 AMP)

Much has been said about morning prayers, but let's not miss the opportunities of the evening. Maybe at dinner recount some good thing that happened that day and give thanks. Or if the day was less than stellar, remember some past blessing and offer praise. After dinner, children scatter to do homework or play games. TVs are tuned to favorite shows or sports. Why not carve out 15 minutes to pray the scriptures or count your blessings or go on a prayer walk? Preparing for bedtime offers choice moments for prayer and praise. Prayers with children. Prayers with spouse. Intimate prayers and praise in the darkness as sleep comes. Yes, pray in the evening, too.

Pray for the successful continuation of this semester without interruption. 

Pray every Friday for our faculty, staff, and senior leadership team.

Pray daily for the few among our students and employees who have the corona virus. Pray for their healing and comfort. Pray for our COVID-19 Response Team that cares for students in quarantine and isolation. Pray for the eradication of this virus.

Thank you for praying. 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Even When I Walk

Arise in Prayer - Day 18 of 21

The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. (Psalm 23:1-4 NLT)

The shepherd walks; the sheep follow. Imagine him speaking softly as he walks before you. He listens intently for any signs of distress or danger. Walking and talking, he leads you to provision and rest in fields, by streams, on good paths, and even in dark valleys. Try walking and praying with this image of the shepherd leading. Prayer walks get you out in God's creation. Maybe it's a simple walk in your neighborhood or around a track. Maybe it's hiking on a trail or in a park. Wherever you walk, pray. Walk and pray, for he is close beside you, listening and gently leading.

Pray for the future of Emmanuel College. Pray for more students to enroll this fall. Pray for our faculty and staff, especially for new hires to fill vacant positions next fall.

Pray every Thursday for clear vision and abundant resources to fulfill God's mission for Emmanuel College for 2021 and beyond.

Pray daily for the few among our students and employees who have the corona virus. Pray for their healing and comfort. Pray for our COVID-19 Response Team that cares for students in quarantine and isolation. Pray for the eradication of this virus.

Thank you for praying. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

He Already Knows

Arise in Prayer - Day 17 of 21

So don't worry about these things, saying, "What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?" These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. (Matthew 6:31-33 NLT)

Too many of our prayers are about asking. Yes, we are encouraged to ask in order to receive, but our prayers should be balanced with expressions of love, honor, thanksgiving, praise, and simply being in his presence. And the things we need? Jesus says that unbelievers worry about this stuff, but that we shouldn't because our Father already knows what we need. Loving parents provide what their children need. So it is with our heavenly Father. He is not cruel or stingy. Have confidence that he already knows, and in his timing, we will receive. 

Seeking the kingdom includes praying for others - the lost, the less fortunate, the discouraged, the sick; kingdom leaders and workers; our families, our friends, our co-workers; our churches, our schools, our colleges; our communities, our states, our nation, to name a few. 

Pray every Wednesday for wisdom and common sense to prevail on our campus, throughout our communities and cities, and across our nation.

Pray daily for the few among our students and employees who have the corona virus. Pray for their healing and comfort. Pray for our COVID-19 Response Team that cares for students in quarantine and isolation. Pray for the eradication of this virus.

Thank you for praying.