HTL Conference 2013 Prayer Points

Baptizing the Nation in the Presence of Jesus

Conference 2013 Prayer Points

Baptizing the Journalists in the Presence of Jesus

  1. Pray for the Church to regain its biblical worldview.
  2. Pray for journalists and their needs. Pray that Christians model what we really believe.
  3. Pray prayers of repentance by representatives for the media and the deception that is coming out of secular media.
  4. Pray for believers in the media to have the spirit of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego who refused to worship the god of Babylon.
  5. Pray for the Nehemiahs to be raised up to rebuild the wall of the media of righteous reporting.
  6. Pray for doors to be opened to Godly men and women in media.
  7. Pray that Christian journalists must be salt and light in the industry.

Baptizing the Government in the Presence of Jesus

1 Tim.2:1-2 has clear instructions that we should pray "for kings and all those in authority." This is a direct instruction from Scripture which we should regard seriously. A battle is under way in the air for political rule in each country. If the powers of darkness are allowed to work undisturbed and influence people, they will get control over governments and people in positions of authority. The consequences will be catastrophic. Apart from the fact that the Evil One wants to control and manipulate people in the political field, he wants to control people in any other position of authority.

  1. Who must we pray for?
    • Politicians: the Prime Minister, cabinet, parliament, diplomats, opposition parties, ambassadors, etc.
    • The legal profession: judges, advocates, lawyers, legal advisers.
    • Protection services: heads of police, heads of the military.
    • Spiritual leaders: pastors, ministers, priests, rabbis, and also for the spiritual leaders of other false religions.
    • Educational leaders: teachers, inspectors, lecturers, headmasters, rectors.
    • Cultural leaders: prominent persons in the entertainment and sports world, managements of cultural organizations.
    • Commercial leaders: figures of authority in the business world, business leaders, economists, bankers.
    • People in authority in the media: editors, executive officials at radio and television stations, editors of magazines.
    • Municipal and government officials: mayors, town clerks, executive officials.
    • Social leaders: chair-persons of clubs and societies.
  2. How should we pray for them?
    • Pray for their salvation so that they can be reconciled to God. Pray that they will come into contact with the gospel and that they will experience the love of God. Pray specifically that the Lord will send anointed people to them who can lead them to Christ.
    • Pray that the Holy Spirit will convict them of sin and that they will confess their sins before God and be delivered from the Evil One. Pray specially that corrupt and unsaved leaders become convicted and that they will seek God's forgiveness. Pray for them for pure lives and sober habits.
    • Pray for their families (wives and children) for their salvation and that they will positively influence each family member's life.
    • Pray for the person in the execution of his/her duties that he/she will act fairly, humanely and with insight.
    • Pray that the Holy Spirit will pour out the love of God into the person's life, "…because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us" (Rom. 5:5).
    • Pray according to Mic.6:8 ("He has showed you, o man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love kindness and mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.") For the person:
      1. That he will govern fairly and do that which is right;
      2. That he will be merciful, unselfish and sensitive to the people's needs;
      3. That he will be humble and realize that he will have to give account to God because he was appointed by God.
    • Pray that unfair and godless leaders will make "mistakes" that will be to the advantage of the gospel.
    • Pray that oppressors and godless leaders will lose their positions of power by means of wrong advice. (Ps. 55:9). "Confuse the wicked, o Lord; confound their speech, for I see violence and strife in the city." Pray also that the Lord will remove bad rulers and appoint God fearing persons instead.
    • Vice versa, we must also pray that the Lord will disrupt the advice of evil advisors and that He will give the leader wisdom and discernment.
    • Pray that the plans of those who are involved in plots and unholy conspiracies will be disrupted, discovered and broken, whether the conspirators are people in authority or persons seeking to harm someone in authority, we need to pray that their plans will come to nothing.
    • Pray and resist the influence of the evil powers on the lives of individuals in Jesus' Name. Break the strongholds of the Evil One in politics and in individual's lives. Also break the evil plans of Satan in the hearts of people in positions of authority.
    • Pray concerning the bloodshed, violence, chaos and anarchy in our nation that our leaders will become tired of these evils and seek for peace and stability.
    • Pray those leaders will realize that they were appointed by God and that He gave them authority so that they will act responsibly and will realize that they will have to give account to God of everything that they do.
    • Pray that the decisions leaders make will be the right ones and that they will be in unity with the will of God. Pray for the person for Godly wisdom in his position of authority when he often has to make difficult decisions under much stress.
    • Pray for their relationship with their personnel and subjects that they will act in wisdom and love and that they will treat others with human dignity.
    • Pray that the Holy Spirit will capture their thoughts and that He will dominate their thinking.

Immersing the unsaved to be influenced by the presence of Jesus

  1. For the release of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to convict individuals of "guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment" (Jn. 16:8); for the Spirit to bring a healthy guilt in the face of judgment.
  2. For particular persons, that God would actively "open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins" (Acts 26:18).
  3. Pray for subduing and separating the influence of evil spirits from the mind, will, and emotions of these individuals, while standing on Jesus' word that in building his church, "the gates of Hades will not overcome it" (Mt. 16:18).
  4. For the felt needs of the person – e.g., loneliness, employment, marriage problems, financial needs, comfort in medical tragedy, a wayward child – that the Lord would meet those needs as a validation of his personal care.
    1. SEE: Pray that believers will see the hearts of every person that are ready to hear and respond to the Gospel (John 4:35).
    2. SEND: Pray that the Lord of the Harvest will send labourers among these "no-choice" peoples (Luke 10:2).
    3. UNITY: Pray that the Lord will help the Body of Christ to labour together in the unity of the Spirit to bring good news where it's never been heard before (1 Cor. 3:9).
    4. SUPPLY: Pray that God will supply and multiply the resources necessary to support His workers and their work (2 Cor. 9:8-11).
    5. SUCCESS: Pray for 100–fold fruit that remains for God’s glory and transforms each person by its presence (Matt. 4:20)

Baptizing the Families in the Presence of Jesus

  1. For father/husband
    • Pray that he will love his wife as Christ loves the church. "Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her …husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies… he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church" (Eph.5:25-32).
      "Husbands love your wives and do not be harsh with them" (Col.3:19). "Husbands in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives and treat them with respect as the  weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life so that nothing will hinder your prayers" (1 Pe.3:7).
    • Pray that the father will be the priest in the home by giving guidance and praying for his
    • Pray that the father will exercise his authority given to him by God and not leave it to his
    • Pray that the husband will be reasonable towards his wife. Pray for the husband for
      patience with his wife and for self control with regard to his family.
    • Pray that he will be aware of his wife's need for love, safety and security, together with
      all her other needs and that he will pay attention to them.
    • Pray that he will exercise leadership (spiritually as well as socially) at home and that he
      will provide for his family.
  2.  . For mother/wife
    • Pray that she will submit to her husband in everything as the church is submissive to
      Christ (Eph.5:22-24). "Wives in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that if
      any of them do not believe the Word they may be won over without words by the
      behaviour of their wives when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your
      beauty should not come from outward adornment such as braided hair and the wearing of
      gold jewel and fine clothes" (1 Pe.3:1-3) "...the wife must respect her husband" (Eph.5:33).
    • Pray for a quiet and gentle spirit, and that she will know when to keep quiet. Pray for the
      wife for patience with her husband.
    • Pray that she will respect her husband and that she will not try to dominate or prescribe to
    • Pray that she will not complain about her husband but will respect him and try to meet his needs.
    • Pray that the wife will accept her husband's leadership.
    • Pray that the wife will realize that her husband is a fellow sinner, that she will have patience with his faults, and that she will allow him the freedom to be himself.
    • Specifically pray against a domineering attitude in the wife (especially in cases where she is spiritually stronger than her husband), because this can cause endless damage to the children.
    • Also pray against any form of manipulation on the part of the wife. Manipulation is always negative.
  3. Praying for the children
    • Pray for obedience and submissiveness to the parent, Pray for their salvation and for the Spiritual growth of those already saved.
    • Pray for their physical growth, health and good eating habits.
    • Pray for their education and sports activities.
    • Pray for their intellectual development and for their growing in wisdom and knowledge.
    • Pray for the figures of authority with whom they have daily contact: teachers, sports coaches, parents, grandparents, etc.
    • Pray for their social development and for a pure walk in life so that they may discern between right and wrong, that they will be able to resist temptation.
    • Resist the Evil One who will try to destroy their lives.
    • While they're young, begin to pray for the right choice of career and marriage partners.
    • Pray that they will love God and His Word, and also pray for their joy in life.
    • Pray that they will choose the right friends.
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