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PRAYER
A Prisoner in His Service
Rosalie Naglich
17-Sep-2006
In Philippians 1, Paul was writing to the Church while he was in prison. He was speaking of being a prisoner in His service. We can become a prisoner to something or someone because they can captivate or capture us. What consumes our time, energies or thought life can capture our heart which results in selfishness, self centerness, and lack of service. Change your priorities and become Christ’s servant to pray for others. We need to be a prisoner of prayer.

Whose servant are you? To your flesh or to the One who called you into His service? Prayer can make us a prisoner in His service because the needs of this world can capture our heart as we take them to the throne room in prayer. Take time to ask God how you can be a servant today. Let the love of Christ constrain you in unselfishly giving yourself to intercession by praying the Gospel would penetrate every nation, and pray for persecuted Christians around the world.
Prayer can become like staggant water, it must be released from confinement to be a refreshing river flowing out to others.

Pray for a specific nation. Giving yourselves in intimate communication to answer a need in the Father’s heart by prayer. Capture by intercession the spiritual strongholds and release the people. As we linger in God’s presence, the Holy Spirit will reveal to you what to pray and for what nation that is on His heart each day. It is not in the amount of words that we speak, but voicing the need. As you listen to the news, or read something, consider those items in your conversation with God.
Our prayer...
Father, today I pray for the nation of …………….(the nation God lays on your heart). I release the people to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit as He calls them unto Himself. I pray for a spirit of revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God to penetrate the hearts of the people. I pray for the unsaved to understand the Gospel and that Jesus Christ is their only hope of salvation.

Strengthen the Christian, encourage Your people, protect Your people. I pray for the persecuted Christians that they would continue to be a voice to their nation, even though some are silenced in prison cells, their witness can still be heard and known. As the Holy Spirit brooded over the waters and brought forth life, I pray today for nations that are spiritually dead to awake to the reality that Jesus Christ is the only way, the truth, and the life. I rebuke every demonic force trying to restrain the Gospel and release the power from heaven to earth that will convict, convince, and draw the people to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and the reality of the cross. Raise up warriors, Father, to be bold in their witness. I pray in expectation and praise You for these answers.

Specific Prayer Requests: North Korea - 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 says that we are not using human weapons, but that the weapons of our warfare are mighty for the destruction of strongholds. In the Name of Jesus, I refute arguments, theories, and reasoning’s against the knowledge of God. I pull down every high thing that exalts itself as truth, but is deception. Expose the lies and hover over the people of North Korea that they might know the truth.