Maintaining Your Peace 
in the Midst of Warfare

“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone” (Romans 12:16-18).

Spiritual warfare is part of the Christian life. Psalm 144:1 says, “Praise be to the Lord, my Rock. Who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.” Exodus 15:3 says, “The Lord is a mighty warrior; the Lord is his name.” We are living on earth and in enemy territory, and, therefore, we experience spiritual warfare. We must always be on the alert. The enemy comes in like a flood, trying to fill us with doubt and discouragements. But our God always has victory when we trust in Him.

You and I want to be healers and helpers in battle. We must be clad in His armor, by the grace of God. We must have a strategy to rescue those taken hostage or left wounded on the battlefield. We must understand the seriousness of war. How can we walk in victory and maintain our peace right in the midst of personal, and sometimes unrelenting, spiritual warfare? How can we be joyful in war?

It is possible to walk in a level of joy and peace even when things on earth seem to be getting worse. We can bring peace wherever we go. Below are two important ways to maintain peace in the midst of warfare.

Ways to Maintain Peace in Spiritual Warfare

“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness” (James 3:17-18).

  • We must be a lover of God first and then a warrior – Jesus must be our all in all. We must concentrate on our relationship with Him, and abide in that intimacy always. The busier we are, the more we must cultivate our relationship with Him.  The enemy is crafty, and he knows where your power lies. We must develop a life of praise and worship. Worship is powerful warfare. When I go to the nations, I bring my worship music. I play it and pray it over countries. I find that this to be of my greatest strategies in seeing breakthrough in the nations. Prayer and worship open the way for everything else. God opens the door for His grace to come pouring into the nations.

    “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:5)
“I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge… The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior” (Psalm 18:1, 46).

  • We are here to fight, and we must take a stand – The enemy is intent to stop us as we move forward. We need perseverance. Nothing good happens without perseverance. We are all living in enemy territory. We are called to destroy the works of the devil. To take our stand against the enemy means that we refuse to give him ground and that we will not retreat. We settle that in our hearts. We are not going to retreat or depart because of enemy pressure, but we are going to go on from glory to glory to victory. God’s grace is sufficient. We resist the enemy, stand firm in the Lord, and do not give way (James 4:7-8).

    We worship and praise God right in the middle of the difficulty. Satan will not give us territory without a fight. We are taking ground in heavenly places, even if we do not see it. We must not relax our vigilance. It doesn’t mean that we are frantic, nervous and anxious. We walk in that supernatural perfect peace that is totally possible only as we abide in Him. This is the amazing truth of the Christian life and especially for all of us entering into the harvest in the nations. We are living a life that is not of our own strength.

    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand” (Ephesians 6:10-13).

Times of Testing in Warfare

When we were going through months of endurance and spiritual warfare on our missionary ship where the trials seemed endless and without any let-up, I would go out on deck during a voyage (feeling seasick and tired), put on my headphones and worship God for a period of time. Before long, the clouds in my own mind and heart would clear, I would see light on the horizon, and my perspective would change. The devil will always try to steal our hope. But God gives us hope when we spend time with Him. He would give me hope again and again; hope that He would finally break through, hope that the seas would one day be calm again and hope that God would turn my very trial into something supernatural and good.

When we are in the midst of a difficulty, this is how we are to handle it. The enemy brings in discouraging thoughts, false reasoning, doubts and disappointments. He will try to steal our peace. We choose to worship and acknowledge God, grow intimate with Jesus, and the clouds have to lift. The perseverance is all part of the testing time. We are being stretched. It’s part of the package of how God plans to train and work through us, bringing maturity and victory. Now I thank God with all my heart for every day that He had to stretch me. I have spiritual muscles I would never have had before, and it is so worth it. I see now that it was all part of love, and I never knew it quite so fully at the time. And God loves you. This is why you are going through whatever trial you are facing. It is for your good. He is making you a worker of great stature and purpose, and you shall not be disappointed.

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful” (Colossians 3:15).

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International

Looking into the Heart of God for the Nations

 12368971_1074320289297744_2642017989376298024_n“Nothing was more pressing than that the nations and multitudes who are marching to a Christless eternity should be saved. How I saw the agendas of men: so many and varied and all of such vital importance to them, but there was only one paramount agenda to God: The nations. I instantly realized that the entire task of the glorious triune God was completely and utterly devoted to this one supreme purpose for which Jesus had so freely given His life. All else was rather trivial in comparison and we all had majored on the trivial.” Michael Howard

While at sea for days on a ministry trip and with our ship bobbing up and down in the vast and seemingly limitless ocean, it was easy to feel low or even seasick. I found it was a prime opportunity to seek to see things from God’s point of view. Undistracted by the business of the usual routines, I was able to look at God’s world, taking time to hear His heart of love for the nations.When thou didst say, ‘Seek My face’ my heart said to Thee, ‘Thy face, O Lord, I shall seek'” (Psalm 27:8).

God’s heart is full of compassion. His heart takes in the whole world. What does this mean to us as intercessors and a people who want to grow in prayer? Our focus should also include the world, the nations and cities around us. We are the ones who can impact the nations with our prayers.

God is looking across this whole earth to find those whose hearts are as His heart, those who will intercede for the nations. Will you be one to stand in the gap? God is looking for intercessors. Will you be one that intercedes for the nations? Will you let God lay a nation on your heart for the purpose of prayer? Can God give you His passion for the world? A key to our authority is when our heart-beat aligns with the heartbeat of our Almighty God. He desires to use you in a powerful way to touch the nations.

“The one great need in the modern missionary movement is intercess-ors. They were scarce in the days of Isaiah. This was his complaint: ‘And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor’ (Isaiah 59:16). So today there is great need of intercessors: first, for the needy harvest fields of earth, born of a Christlike compass-ion for the thousands without the Gospel, and, then, for laborers to be sent forth by God into the needy fields of earth.” E. M. Bounds

How to Pray for Nations

“The only condition that is to give worldwide power to this Gospel is prayer, and the spread of this Gospel will depend on prayer. The energy that is to give it marvelous momentum and conquering power over all its malignant and powerful foes is the energy of prayer.” E. M. Bounds

Begin to pray for the nations. Ask God to lay a burden on your heart for a nation, a people group or for a region of the world. You may want to pray for troubled areas of the world you hear about on the news. God wants every one of us to open our eyes, enlarge our vision, and begin to pray for the needy world around us. There are many ways to pray. Some intercessors like to pray through prayer cards with prayer requests for different nations. Others like to pray over a large map of a country. Some like to use the book Operation World that has detailed requests for every nation. Each way is good, but the main thing is to begin.

Here are several points of prayer that apply to the nations, plus some scriptures to start you off as you pray. These prayer requests are excellent when interceding for any nation. During your time of prayer, God may have you focus strongly on one or on a few of these items. Be creative, be led by the Holy Spirit, and let God burden your heart for different parts of the world with His particular emphasis for that day. Don’t think you have to pray through the whole list but let God direct you by His Spirit. Pray the Scriptural truth over the nation as well.

Adding countries into your prayer life develops your effectiveness in a powerful way. Your burden for the world will grow, and you will begin to see the world and life in a new way. Our own problems seem smaller when we focus on the needs of whole nations and people groups.

  • Thank God for how He is working in the nations“How awesome is the Lord most High, the great King is the Lord Most High, the great King over all the earth! God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne” (Psalm 47:2, 8)
  • Pray for unity in the body of Christ “I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me” (John 17:23). “Pray for revival among God’s people – “Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you” (Psalm 85:6)
  • Pray for government leaders and spiritual leaders“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
  • Pray that God’s people will walk in holiness and obedience“Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God” (2 Corinthians 7:1).
  • Pray for the fear of the Lord among Christians – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge” (Proverbs 1:7).
  • Pray for God to send His workers from every nation into the harvest field“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20)
  • Pray that the Church will reach out to the poor, needy and imprisoned“Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering” (Hebrews 13:3).
  • Pray for the salvation of the lost“And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Acts 2:21).
  • Pray that God will use children and youth mightily for His glory“At that time Jesus said, ‘I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children'” (Matthew 11:25)
  • Pray for just laws and righteous moral standards“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34)
  • Pray that the Word of God will be given its rightful place“Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them” (Psalm 119:129).
  • Pray that 24-7 prayer and worship will start in every major city in all nations“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house. They are ever praising you” (Psalm 84:1,2,4)
  • Pray that God’s people will know how to effectively wage spiritual warfare“Finally be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes” (Ephesians 6:10-11)
  • Pray the promises of God in His Word over the nations“The nations will fear the name of the Lord, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory” (Psalm 102:15)
  • Praise God for prayer for the nations“These will I bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations” (Isaiah 56:7)

Praying for the nations has rewards that will endure through all eternity. This may be one of the most strategic things we ever do. One day we will worship God around the throne in heaven with people from every tribe and tongue and nation. We will then realize the value of every prayer we prayed for a nation while we were on the earth.

Are you willing today to pray for the nations?
Are you willing to invest your time in a task that is so rewarding?

“And they sang a new song: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation'” (Revelation 5:9).

“While I am very excited about what is happening, yet as an intercessor, I can never forget that over half of the world’s population has never heard of Jesus. The task ahead is still enormous. As darkness covers the earth in the last days and darkens the people, the glory of the Lord will shine brighter and brighter, brighter and brighter in the face of a people who love Him absolutely and uncompromisingly. In this way, the whole world will know that there is a God who reigns in the Heavens and man will be left without excuse on the day of Christ’s appearing. The Spirit is still heralding a call for watchmen to join the great choir of intercessors.” Michael Howard

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International

 God’s Powerful Light in a Dark World

“My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom but on God’s power” (1 Corinthians 2:4-5).

As many of you are preparing for overseas work, it is essential that you become God’s light right here where you now live and work. All missionary candidates preparing for overseas ministry should be involved in evangelism. An individual cannot automatically become a missionary by crossing the ocean. Missions and a heart for the lost must be cultivated at home first. As we are faithful to God right now, He will empower us to be His witnesses everywhere we go. We will then expect to see His power manifested as we go into mission’s work. The harvest is ripe, and Jesus came to seek and to save the lost. He promises that miracles will accompany those who go and preach the good news!

We decided to make evangelism a priority in our lives. We try to be a witness on a daily basis. Sometimes we fail, but our hearts’ desire is to be His witness to the lost wherever we go; whether we are in our neighborhood, in a place of business, or traveling. The key is to have an evangelistic outlook on life. I guarantee that this will make all the difference in the world for you. It is just too easy to yield to the enemy’s strategy of closing ourselves off from the world. He will tell us we don’t have time or that people will reject us. The truth is that the world is ready to hear the good news. God has increased the hunger in the lost almost everywhere. And God is also doing the miraculous. We have seen people come out of comas and get healed in the Name of Jesus. God wants to show the unsaved that He cares and is the answer to their life’s need.

“Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” (John 4:35)

God’s Power Operating Through You

We are messengers of God who are empowered by the Holy Spirit with the delegated authority to proclaim the glad tidings and good news of the Gospel, unrestricted and with freedom, to a lost and dying world. God has anointed, us, His people, to manifest God’s power by mighty works, deeds and miracles.

This is my description of what evangelism really is from a combination of dictionary definitions from Vines Expository Dictionary. What does it mean to have God’s power operating through you in evangelism? The noun “dunamis” in the word “power” means “ability, might, of that which manifests God’s power, of mighty works, mighty deeds, and miracles.” Everything you do in demonstrating God’s might that touches the life of another is His power. It’s His ability reaching out to the unsaved and not your own. It’s the demonstration of His life flowing through you in every act, the fragrance of His Presence, when you minister to the lost.

The noun also is “exousia” which denotes “freedom of action, right to act, unrestricted, authority delegated“. The body of Christ has been restricted too long. We have a right to act and share Christ with others. People are lost, and many of them are searching for truth. God has commissioned us to freely speak His words of life about Jesus. We are ambassadors of Christ, having a ministry of reconciliation for those who have been separated from Him.

“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:18-20).

The verb “exousiazo” in the word “power” means “to exercise authority, have authority, of the power of rulers, to be brought under the power of a thing.” We must learn to exercise this authority. It is ours to use fully for God’s glory. It is “committed to those who on becoming believers, were empowered by the spirit of God, are indwelt by Him, and will exercise it hereafter for God’s glory.” We are empowered by the spirit of God for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. The word evangelism or evangelist is “evangelizo” and means “a messenger of good, to proclaim glad tidings and good news, gospel.

There is no greater joy than sharing the gospel with those who do not know Christ. God has given the body of Christ authority to reach out to the lost with a demonstration of His power and anointing. Because you are one who is interested in world harvest and are preparing to reach the nations, we encourage you to get involved in some form of evangelism and pray for those who are lost. You are God’s messenger empowered by the Holy Spirit with authority! Listed below are some ways to begin to pray for the lost. Prayer will be a key to your fruitfulness because prayer and outreach go together. This will help you grow in your call and will prepare you for your destiny. Don’t let the enemy fool you. Reaching out to the lost will bless you in every area of your life. God even redeems your time, and the wonderful joy of the Lord becomes your strength.

How to Pray as You Reach Out to the Lost

“Oh, when will Christians learn the great truth that what God in heaven desires to do needs prayer on earth as its indispensable condition. It is as we realize this that we will see that intercession is the chief element in the conversion of souls.” Andrew Murray

  • Pray that God would minister to the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of the lost. Pray that He would use you to touch their real needs by demonstrating His love and care. “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners… to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.” (Isaiah 61:1, 3) 

  • Pray for God to open the spiritual eyes of the Lord and set them free from spiritual captivity. Pray that they might have ears to hear the truth and understand it. “And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (II Corinthians 4:3-4) 

  • Pray for opportunities to get to know the lost in the area where you live and work. Ask God to help you build relationships and identify with them. Pray that you might be a fragrance of Christ. “To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.” (I Corinthians 9:22-23)

  • Pray for opportunities to witness and have boldness in witnessing at the right time. Pray that God will send others into their life to witness as well. “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly as I should. Be wise in the way you act towards outsiders; making the most of every opportunity.” (Colossians 4:2-5)

A Prayer for the Lost

“Father, we confess that we want to see change in our lives. Give us such a heart and passion after you that we may begin to see your glory flow out of us to convict and save the lost. Release your presence through us as you did through Charles Finney when he walked through factories and saw workers drop to their knees under your glory and cried out for forgiveness although not one word had been spoken or preached. May the faintest shadow of your presence in our lives heal the sick and restore the lame we meet in the streets. Let your presence so saturate us that unsaved guests can’t step into our homes or be around us with unrepentant hearts. May your glory bring conviction in their lives that lead to salvation, not because of the words we say but because of your presence and power in our hearts. May we be filled with the glory of God where your presence resides in every neighborhood and where every person passing through is touched by the power of God.” Prayer by Tommy Tenney

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph – as trophies of Christ’s victory – and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere” (2 Corinthians 2:14).

For additional training in setting nations free; an anointing for missions, a passion that will burn like fire and the power to set nations free, read the book called Go Forth in Power by Norman and Debbie Przybylski.

Go Forth In Power

Go Forth In Power


Chapter 1 – Mentoring in the Example of Elijah

Going out in the spirit and power of Elijah is key to reaching the nations. Learn from the life of Elijah the necessity of living a crucified life of fearless dedication to God. Elijah learned the secret of prevailing prayer. He lived by faith and experienced the power of God in his life. Discover how you can develop these qualities in your own life. Find out how to believe in an extraordinary God.

Chapter 2 – Mentoring in Your Call

Each one of us has a sense of destiny in our hearts. In this chapter learn how to discover your destiny in missions. Find out how to prepare for your call through experience and mentoring. Learn the secret of fasting and prayer in missionary preparation and how to personally incorporate it in your life.

Chapter 3 – Mentoring in Character

Discover the process of preparation for knowing the will of God and the necessity of character development in this chapter. Learn how to prepare to be approved unto God and the secrets of a disciplined missionary life.

Chapter 4 – Mentoring in Relationships

Good relationships are a challenge on the mission field. Find out what contributes to poor relationships and ways to build good relationships. Discover the necessity of unity and humility and how to facilitate unity on your team. Find out what mentoring is and why it is needed. Learn how to empower others to their full potential through mentoring.

Chapter 5 – Mentoring in Support

In this chapter you will discover the role of senders and how to build your own support team. Learn how to communicate through newsletters by knowing the important factors in communicating with those at home. Learn from the Moravian example the secrets of developing a sending base.

Chapter 6 – Mentoring in Culture

What are the characteristics of a cross-cultural worker? Find out what God looks for in choosing a potentially successful cross-cultural worker. Discover the reality of culture shock and practical ways you can effectively overcome it in your own life. Learn ways to adapt cross-culturally. Become aware of the Biblical examples of Jesus and Paul and how they related in cross-cultural situations.

Chapter 7 – Mentoring in Spiritual Warfare

In this chapter you will discover ways to maintain your relationships in the midst of spiritual warfare. You will also learn how to maintain your peace and gain the ability to persevere in times of testing. Find out the power of worship and why worship is essential for you, the warring missionary, to achieve God’s purposes in your life. Move into praise producing faith.

Chapter 8 – Mentoring in Personal Freedom

Deepen your knowledge of God, your Father, and enlarge the understanding of your relationship with Him. Recognize that every missionary faces mental attacks and learn how to triumph on this battlefield. A major strategy of warfare is intimidation and fear. Find out ways to deal with the fears of failure, rejection, punishment and shame. Discover the ways to destroy false beliefs.

Chapter 9 – Mentoring in Breaking Strongholds

In this chapter, you will discover how to recognize and destroy destructive strongholds in your mind. Learn powerful weapons to use against them. Understand the strength of a mind set firmly upon God. Discover the secret of choosing life over death on a daily basis by making God, His Name and His Word your stronghold.

Chapter 10 – Mentoring in Setting Nations Free

You have a yearning to be in missions work. Now, learn how to walk in the anointing for missions and develop that passionate lifestyle. Find out the benefits of prayer and fasting in missionary work. Discover how to pray as you reach out to the lost. Understand the necessary steps in forgiving others and how that enables you to see nations set free.

Chapter 11 – The Elijah Company Manifesto

Find out about the Elijah Company manifesto, our reason for existence, what we do and the training we provide. Learn about the strategy of missionary mentorship and our emphasis on prayer in missions. Find out about the ministry of Intercessors Arise. Discover how to go out in the spirit and power of Elijah.

Ascending the Heights in Prayer

Ascending the Heights in Prayer
Touching Heaven – Changing Earth

Chapter 1 – The Intercessor and Powerful Prayer

God wants us to be powerful intercessors. Learn the keys to power in intercession. Find out how to cultivate the spirit of intercession in your personal life through practicing God’s presence, praying the Word of God and learning to wait on God in prayer. Discover the tremendous power there is in corporate intercession by looking at the example of the Korean Church and the secret to their success.

Chapter 2 – The Intercessor and Personal Prayer

In this chapter find the methods and benefits of prayer journaling. Silent contemplation of God is a special dimension in prayer that few of us have grasped. Discover the benefits of communing heart-to-heart with God. Learn how to spend a day in prayer and how to pray for personal revival. Find out the blessing of repentance and bringing your heart into alignment with God’s heart.

Chapter 3 – The Intercessor and Biblical Prayer

Learn how to present your petitions in the courtroom of Heaven. Discover why the Word of God is so important in prayer. This chapter will motivate you to take hold of God’s Word and apply it to every circumstance you face. Learn the power of positive confession and the secret of praying with confidence.

Chapter 4 – The Intercessor and Refined Prayer

Why does God let you go through the refiner’s fire? Find out the answer and how you can respond in the right way to trials. The dark night of the soul is a common occurrence to all who are seeking hard after God. Learn how to face this challenging experience victoriously. God is training His intercessors in deeper levels of intercession, such as travailing prayer to bring His desires to birth. Learn how to move into these spiritual breakthroughs.

Chapter 5 – The Intercessor and Believing Prayer

In this chapter find out how you can increase your faith for intercession through ways such as practicing positive confession, praying with expectancy and pushing past your limitations. Discover what it means to pray in Jesus’ Name and with His authority. Discover how intercession is the link between Heaven and Earth, and learn how to pray for His will to invade your nation.

Chapter 6 – The Intercessor and Relational Prayer

Discover the benefits of praying together and how to find a good prayer partner. There is beauty in God’s diversity because God has many dimensions. Consider the unique individuality of intercessors and their many different prayer styles. God is raising up young prayer warriors. Learn how to cultivate prayer in children and how to model a passion for Jesus. Find out ways to develop prayer in your family and how to pray for your children.

Chapter 7 – The Intercessor and Worshipping Prayer

God wants us to be thankful in all circumstances. Learn some of the many ways to thank God. Find out the secret of choosing to praise God in challenging circumstances and how praise paves the way for the blessings of God to manifest in our lives. Choosing to praise overcomes the enemy in every dimension. God wants us to be worship warriors. Learn how to ascend in worship and descend in war.

Chapter 8 – The Intercessor and Watchful Prayer

Life is filled with options and activity. We must learn to concentrate on prayer. Find out the three dimensions of listening prayer, and learn through the example of Moses. Discover how the ear hears, the voice persistently claims, and the eye expectantly looks. God is raising up watchmen for this hour. Learn how to seize the moment in watchful prayer.

Chapter 9 – The Intercessor and Leadership Prayer

Christian leaders and the Church need prayer. Discover how to pray for your pastor. Learn how to effectively pray for missionaries who are on the frontlines of battle. There is a direct correlation between prayers here and success on the field. We have the privilege of praying for the Church worldwide. Learn how to pray for the Church through praying for a spirit of wisdom and revelation, unity, maturity and hope.

Chapter 10 – The Intercessor and Warfare Prayer

In this chapter discover how to maintain victory in spiritual warfare. Learn the benefits of fasting. Discover how fasting intensifies prayer, and learn how you can incorporate fasting into your life. Discover the rules of warfare in breaking strongholds over cities and nations. Find out the qualities necessary in order to be a prayer warrior for God’s Kingdom. Learn how to pray for your country’s leaders.

Chapter 11 – The Intercessor and Evangelistic Prayer

How can we prepare for the harvest? This chapter tells you how you can pray for the lost. It also includes a prayer for repentance and a prayer for God’s presence. Learn how to let your light shine by praying, caring and sharing Christ with your neighbors and co-workers. Discover compassion as the pathway to divine power and how to invite the compassionate Christ into your neighborhood.

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Intercessors Arise: Personal Prayer That Changes the World

Intercessors Arise
Personal Prayer That Changes the World

Chapter 1 – The Intercessor and Intimacy

Intimacy is key to a life of intercession, but how do we grow in intimacy with God? Learn the secret of becoming a best friend with God through practicing His presence. Grow in your intimacy, and learn how to have a sustained pursuit after God’s own heart. Only God can meet the longings of our hearts. This chapter will awaken you to a fascinating life with God.

Chapter 2 – The Intercessor and Worship

We are created for worship. In this chapter find out how you can have a lifestyle of worship, and discover the magnificent splendor of God. Learn the power of a thankful heart and how to enjoy a lifestyle of praise and thanksgiving. You will discover that this is where true contentment lies.

Chapter 3 – The Intercessor and Passion

Looking at the passionate prayer life of Jesus will lead you into a deep passion in prayer also. There is power in crying out in prayer. Find out how God answered the cries of His people over and over again and how you, too, can pray in this powerful way. Learn the characteristics of revival passion and prayer that leads to revival.

Chapter 4 – The Intercessor and Faith

Faith must inspire our prayers to God. Learn how delays develop and enlarge our faith. This chapter will help you learn to pray for the impossible and accept difficult prayer assignments without giving up. You will find that your willingness and weakness plus God’s will and supernatural power will give God unlimited opportunity to bless your life circumstances.

Chapter 5 – The Intercessor and Character

In this chapter you will discover the beauty of humility and brokenness. Learn characteristics of the lips of the righteous and find out how the power of the tongue can bring words that uplift and bring grace. Become aware that heart attitude is more important than any type of sacrifice. Discover how to have joy in the secret place of prayer and how to avoid the destroyers of joy. Receive understanding in ways to break through into fruitful and effective prayer.

Chapter 6 – The Intercessor and Stillness

Waiting on God with a listening ear is essential in an intercessor’s life. Discover the benefits of waiting for God to speak and how He brings forth resurrection life. Learn to be still and quiet the busy world around you. How do we hear God’s voice? Find guidelines to help you. In this chapter you will learn to walk in the purposes of God in your life. Waiting with Him is a time of joy and the key to your effectiveness.

Chapter 7 – The Intercessor and the Bible

Praying the Bible will enhance your prayer life by revealing the benefits and power of employing God’s Word in a very practical way. Learn how to pray the promises of God. This chapter is designed to ignite a hunger in you for the Word of God and how to use it in your intercession. Learn the value of meditation and how to meditate on God’s Word daily. 

Chapter 8 – The Intercessor and Discipline

Discipline and perseverance is important in the life of intercession. Discover the Apostle Paul’s persistent prayer life. In this chapter you will receive understanding as to how you can cultivate diligence and perseverance in prayer, even in difficult situations. Learn about burden-bearing intercession and how to carry God’s heartfelt burdens in a proper way. Plus, you will discover the rewards of such intercession.

Chapter 9 – The Intercessor and Fasting

Receive motivation for fasting as you discover its necessity and beauty. In this chapter, you will find out how fasting purifies us and brings us into a deeper relationship with Christ. Discover in Scripture the various fasts, the biblical characters who fasted and why they fasted. Learn how to fast effectively and correctly. In Isaiah 58, we will point out the many benefits of fasting. 

Chapter 10 – The Intercessor and Purpose

Discover how to pray God’s purpose rather than your problems. Learn how to live and to pray in a more focused and purposeful lifestyle. Find out in this chapter how to eliminate distractions in your prayer life. Learn how to discover God’s purposes and plans through listening prayer, prayer that makes you sensitive to hear God’s heart desires. 

Chapter 11 – The Intercessor and Strongholds

In this chapter, you will discover how to destroy destructive strongholds in your mind. Learn powerful weapons to use against them. Find out the ways to discover and deal with these strongholds. You will receive understanding about the law of sowing and reaping and how to deal with generational sins. Discover the secret of choosing life over death on a daily basis by making God and His Word your stronghold.

Chapter 12 – The Intercessor and Forgiveness

Forgiveness is vital to a fruitful prayer life. In this chapter, you will learn how to walk in forgiveness on a daily basis. You will discover the hindrances to forgiving others and how to access the freedom of forgiveness. Ways to seek forgiveness from God and from others are given as well as steps in forgiving others. Discover the power of forgiveness, and enter into this freedom today!

Chapter 13 – The Intercessor and Revival

This chapter will help you to prepare for revival personally as well as corporately. You will learn from the examples of past revivals as you discover the characteristics of revival and the supernatural heartfelt fire of revival. Find out how revival brings supernatural manifestations, spontaneous workings, conviction of sin, and a new God-consciousness. God wants to awaken His Church.

Chapter 14 – The Intercessor and the Kingdom of God

So often intercessors do not realize their authority in prayer. How do we intercede with authority? This chapter will help you to pray with authority as royal priests. You will learn how to prepare the way for the King in your neighborhood, city or nation. You will discover ways to pray strategically for your government. 

Chapter 15 – The Intercessor and the World

In this chapter you will discover God’s heart for individuals and nations. You will be motivated to bring the touch of Jesus to others through personal prayer. Learn the secret of prayerwalking, and use these guidelines to reach your own neighborhood or city. Receive understanding in how to pray strategically for countries. Discover the joy of being the salt of the earth and the light of the world!

         Other Links

Prayer Requests

Prayer and Counseling

CBN – 700 Club

The 700 Club offers prayer and counseling 24 hours a day. Their website offers online submission of prayer requests for:

  • Salvation
  • Healing
  • Finances
  • Family
  • Emotions
  • Drugs/Alcohol
  • Sexual Problems
  • Suicide
  • Other

They can be reached at (800) 759-0700 or at their Prayer and Counseling page.

World Prayer Team

The World Prayer Team at the World Prayer Center in Colorado Springs, CO operates a dynamic interactive prayer site where you can submit prayer requests and have them displayed golobally. You can also initiate a session where you can pray for the needs of others has they are displayed before you.

A Royal Priesthood

 “It is our responsibility to exercise the authority that is ours through His name, and in the face of all the forces of evil to demonstrate that Christ is already “King of kings and Lord of lords.” Derek Prince

Christians are the true royalty on the earth. Often we walk downtrodden and discouraged, letting the devil defeat us as we listen to his lies. Let us not get disheartened at the trials that we face. They are only to develop us in spirit and in truth, bringing forth the character of Christ in us. We are sons and daughters of the King of kings, called to co-labor with our heavenly Lord. We are to help establish God’s Kingdom on earth. Realizing that we are God’s family and that He is preparing us to rule and reign eternally with Him should make our lives different from those in the world around us. All who want to enter into a deeper prayer life need to comprehend the unlimited power that is in Him, power that is available to us. We have authority in intercession; we are seated in heavenly places in Jesus Christ, who is the King of kings and Lord of lords, before Whom every knee shall bow and every tongue confess His Lordship over all.

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).

We are kings and priests who rule with Christ and share in his ministry of prayer and intercession. In light of this incredible reality, it is time to shake off the defeat of the enemy and rise up in victory wherever He places us. Let us not lose perspective of Whom we are representing as priests. Let our focus be on Him, King and Ruler over all, and not on the temporary situations on earth. What is any trial in light of eternity? It is a mere breath. To be a believer in Christ is to claim a high place as co-ruler with Christ! Understand spiritual truth that as Christ reigns supreme, He intercedes, and you and I reign with Him as we intercede. When that truth is real to you, your life will be dramatically changed forever. May we understand the reality of the power of intercession in Psalm 2:8, “Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.”

How to Pray with Authority as Royal Priests

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power, and dominion and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come” (Ephesians 1:18-21).

  • Praise God for the authority He has given us – Through the ministry of intercession, we may determine the destinies of nations and governments. Pray that we would know our position and authority in Christ, and that we would use it wisely. “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.” (Colossians 3:1)

  • Praise God for the authority He has given us“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.” (Colossians 3:1)

  • Praise God that we are citizens of His heavenly kingdom – God’s kingdom is supreme over all other kingdoms and over all other forces that work on earth. We are made alive, raised up an enthroned in the heavenly kingdom. It has already been accomplished! “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 3:20)

  • Pray that we would understand God’s Kingdom – Head knowledge isn’t enough, but by the Spirit, our hearts need to grab hold of the magnitude of God’s plans and provisions for us. Pray Ephesians 2:4-6 for the Church worldwide. “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:4-6)

  • Thank God that this wisdom is revealed to us by His Spirit – Cry out to God for this illumination and wisdom by the Holy Spirit. “But as it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him’ God has revealed to us through the Spirit.” (I Corinthians 2:9-10)

  • Pray that believers around the world would realize their holy priesthood – Pray for an increase in Holy Spirit inspired prayer in every nation. “You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (I Peter 25)

  • Praise God that as King He rules and as Priest, He intercedes – Because He lives, we also share in this priestly ministry of intercession. “Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.” (Hebrews 7:25)

Realize that God is preparing us for His Kingdom. He is making us ready to take responsibility and authority with Him when He comes. It is through prayer, intercession and declaration that we administer in the authority that is ours in the name of Jesus. As believers’ eyes are open, and as they pray, the authority of God is manifested upon the earth. We have expectation of a multitude of people laying hold of this truth. When this happens, the church will begin taking the place God has designed for her.

“Prayer is God’s settled and singular condition to move ahead His Son’s kingdom. Therefore, the believer who is the most highly skilled in prayer will do the most for God. Men are to pray – to pray for the advance of God’s cause. The one who can wield the power of prayer is the strong one, the holy one, in Christ’s kingdom. He is one of God’s heroes, God’s saints, God’s servants, God’s agents. ‘Ask, and it shall be give you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you’ (Matthew 7:7). The strongest one in Christ’s kingdom is he who can knock the best, and the secret of success in Christ’s kingdom is the ability to pray.” E. M. Bounds

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The Providential Care Of God

12391084_1073850676011372_5737128320286315707_n“The providence of God reaches as far as the realm of prayer. It has to do with everything for which we pray. Nothing is too small for the eye of God, nothing too insignificant for His notice and His care… His care reaches to the smallest things and has to do with the most insignificant matters that concern men. He who believes in the God of providence is prepared to see His hand in all things that come to him and can pray about everything.”

Are you tempted to sometimes think that God doesn’t care or is not in control of some things that happen in your life or those around you? You may feel that you have prayed and prayed and still the door is shut. Yet you know in your heart that God wants to open it. God can open the door and make a way where there is no way. He is in control, and some things are going to take great faith to really believe and know that God is in control. He notices and cares about the smallest matters in your life. His providence reaches as far as the realm of prayer. If he could make a way for Moses and the children of Israel in an impossible situation, He can make a way for you.

In Exodus 14:13, we see a 3-part exhortation that Moses gave the children of Israel. This is a key to success in seeing and experiencing God’s control and deliverance in your circumstances.

  • Fear not – There is a tendency to fear, doubt or question when the door is shut and the obstacles seem insurmountable. When life seems out of control, we must not give way to fear and doubt. We read in James 1:18, “A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” There are 365 exhortations in the Bible to “fear not”, one for every day of the year.
  • Stand still – There is a tendency to look in all other directions for the answer. But the real answer in most cases will be in standing still, holding our ground in prayer, and looking up into the face of God for the answer. Standing still is so hard for us. Yet it is the real key to success in the spiritual realm.
  • See the salvation of the Lord – There is a tendency to look for other earthly things to be our salvation when the door is shut regarding our circumstances. Perhaps someone else will come to our rescue. Maybe if we do this or that, things will go in our direction. We must realize that ultimately salvation comes from the Lord. He is our deliverer. He is always in control.

“A man of prayer as well as the man of faith in God, Moses was on the ground. This man of prayer, who recognized God in providence, with commanding force, spoke to the people like this: ‘Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord’. With this he lifted up his rod, and according to divine command, he stretched his hand over the sea. The waters divided, and the command issued forth, ‘Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward’ (v. 15). And Israel went over the sea on dry ground. God had opened a way, and what seemed an impossible emergency was remarkably turned into a wonderful deliverance.”

What does the providence of God mean to us as believers? Providence in Webster’s Dictionary means “the care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures, the act of providing or preparing for future use or application, foresight, timely care, particularly active foresight. A belief in divine providence is a source of great consolation to good men.” Another way to think about this is to realize that God is in control of everything. His care is timely. His eyes see everything. He superintends our lives and actively sees beforehand all that concerns us. This should be a source of great comfort and encouragement to each one of us. This should motivate us to recklessly abandonment ourselves to an all-knowing, all-seeing God who is in ultimate control.

The following are some verses that show God’s providential care in our lives. His providential care is seen in:

  • The smallest details of our life“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:29-31). God cares for the smallest detail of your life!
  • The working of all things together for our good“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). God works all things for your good!
  • The ability of God to see and remember everything“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God” (Luke 12:6). God remembers everything that you have prayed!
  • The comforting presence of God in our life“And God said, ‘I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you. (Ex. 3:12). God is with you in the daily activities of your life!

“Nothing occurs by accident under the superintendence of an all-wiser and perfectly just God. Nothing happens by chance in God’s moral or natural government. God is a God of order, a God of law, but nonetheless a superintendent in the interest of His intelligent and redeemed creatures. Nothing can take place without the knowledge of God!”

When the going gets hard, it may seem like God is not in control or that He has not heard your prayers. Do not grow weak in your prayers. Strengthen your spirit in God’s Word, and cry out to Him. He is your deliverer who can break through any obstacle. Do not give way to fear, stand still in quietness and prayer before God, and see His salvation and deliverance. Know that in spite of circumstan-tial difficulties, God is in control. This is only a test of your faith.

Do you and I really know how truly great it is to be shut up to God where He alone is our deliverer and our salvation? When we have no other escape routes, we have truly come to the place where the supernatural can take over. The problem we often have is that we have squeezed God out of being our only source of deliverance. Let us pray, watch God open the way, and bring forth our deliverance.

“Prayer brings God’s providence into action. Prayer puts God to work in overseeing and directing earth’s affairs for the good of men. Prayer opens the way when it is shut up or hampered. Providence deals with temporalities most especially. It is in this realm that the providence of God shines brightest and is most apparent.”

Many times I have been in a place where God had to be my deliverer in certain situations in my life. If He didn’t come through, then there was no other way. I have seen God break through again and again. The street a few yards from my house is called “Providence Road”. It is a reminder to me that God is in total control. I choose to say “yes” to the providence of God. I choose to fear not, stand still, pray, and see the salvation of God.

Will you agree to the providential care of God in your life as well? Will you choose no other escape routes for yourself but God Himself? God is in control of your life and destiny. His providential care is active. His care is timely. Prayer brings His providence into action. He is overseeing and directing the affairs of your life, even when things seem contrary. Prayer will open the way before you. Prayer will bring God’s providence into action.

“Things that come to us from second causes are no surprise to God, nor are they beyond his control. His hand can take hold of them in answer to prayer, and He can make afflictions from whatever quarter they may come, work ‘for us a far more exceeding weight of glory’ (II Corinthians 4:17). The providence of God goes before his saints, opens the way, removes difficulties, solves problems, and rings deliverance when escape seems hopeless.” Quotes by E. M. Bounds

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International

Presenting Your Petitions 
In The Courtroom Of Heaven

12373256_1069628439766929_8331322635533185901_n“Truth alone, empowered by the Spirit, can wither the deception and oppression of the enemy. In 2 Cor. 10:3-6, Paul says that the weapons we fight with have divine, dynamite-like power to demolish argu-ments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. He is describing subtle thoughts, beliefs, and mindsets that have been sown into our thinking by the enemy. Truth, spoken in faith and empowered by prayer – especially in agreement with others – will root out faulty thinking and bring our minds into obedience to Christ.” Tom White

It would be absolutely ridiculous to go to war without having a weapon of offense. Yet you and I are involved in spiritual warfare daily and often enter the frontlines of battle spiritually without using the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17). This must not be. The Word of God is a sword that pierces truth into enemy strongholds. The enemy loses in the courtroom of heaven as we present our case with the truth of God’s Word. As the quote says above, the Word of God has divine, dynamite-like power to demolish every scheme of the enemy.

The truth of God, spoken in faith can annihilate the enemy’s plans against you and all that you are praying for. Don’t underestimate this powerful weapon. You and I must have it ready for quick use as we bring our petitions before God.

Major breakthrough in prayer is beginning to happen worldwide because prayer groups around the world are beginning to pray the Word of God. Intercessors are more and more opening their Bibles in the prayer room and claiming the truth of God’s Word in the courtroom of heaven. The worship and intercession meetings (Harp and Bowl) I am involved in are using the Word of God to launch into powerful prayers combined with powerful worship and antiphonal singing. It is amazing how taking a verse of Scripture and bringing it before the Throne of God leads into such powerful Holy Spirit-led petitions. The Holy Spirit knows how to take the Word and launch it into extraordinary declarations of truth and intensive prayers before the Throne of God.

Using the Word in the Courtroom of Heaven

“Anyone who trusts that he can be an intercessor without knowing and being heavily dependent upon God’s Word is hopelessly deceived. The Spirit works on the Word. It is for this reason that Jesus taught that true worshippers must worship in Spirit and Truth, or according to the Word. He is the Holy Spirit who quickens Scripture in intercession and sets such as legal precedence upon which to base our battle, for indeed the enemy is a legalist and must be beaten in the law court of Heaven before He is ever defeated in the heavenly and then in the natural.” Michael Howard

We hear the battles in the courtroom on a daily basis, but often we don’t realize that there is a law court in Heaven. If you study law in any nation, you realize that without law and order, there is extreme chaos and that wickedness prevails. We fail to realize that in heaven, God is the lawmaker and judge. So when we present our case before God in heaven, understand that the Word of God is extremely important, because it is the absolute Truth that you and I stand on.

When we intercede before God, we can list the petitions that we want God to answer. In understanding the language of the law court of heaven, we must know the Word of God and be thoroughly familiar with God’s law. The evidence from Scripture supports our petitions. Many years ago, I was a legal secretary, and so I know the importance of legal evidence. As a secretary, I had to have the sentence structure right and every word perfectly spelled. One mistake, and I would have to start over. This is before the computer age. We couldn’t even use “white-out” to cover up the mistakes. Legal papers had to be perfect.

When you and I pray, we should ask specifically and clearly. We can state our requests, telling God why we hold that position. You may want to write out your requests just as a lawyer would. Find Scripture that corresponds with your requests and use them as you pray. Claim those promises from Scripture. The positive declaration of Scripture is a powerful defensive and offensive weapon. The enemy wants to keep us vague and without faith in our asking. The Word energizes our prayers.

Using the Word of God is one of the major keys in intercession. When we bring God’s Word in our intercession and cry out to God in the courtroom of heaven, bringing again and again before Him the truth of what He says in Scripture, victory must come. God cannot deny His Word. When God spoke the word in creation, the Spirit and the Word quickened life. When you speak the Word by the direction of the Holy Spirit, life will come forth in power. Martin Luther knew the potential of God’s Word in defeating the enemy. One Word spoken by the power of the Holy Spirit can make the enemy fall.

“‘One little word shall fell him.’ This line from Martin Luther’s historic hymn refers to a basic principle of spiritual warfare: Standing on and speaking out God’s Word slams the adversary and brings us onto victory ground.” Tom White

The Word of God reveals the power and the greatness of the Word. Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible (176 verses), and it is a prayer that reveals the greatness of the Word and the passion of the Psalmist for the Word of God! We read in Psalm 119:12-15:

“Praise be to you, O Lord; teach me your decrees. With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth. I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.”

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International