The Language of Prayer, Proclamation and Praise

The blessing of diversity

The longer I lead this far-flung ministry of Jews for Jesus, the more I have grown to appreciate the many languages the Lord has given His creation. I know, the initial division of language was God’s judgment on the pride and sinfulness of humanity as seen in the incident at the tower of Babel as recorded in Genesis 11. But our God is a God of redemption, and so Jesus, the incarnate Word, transforms the curse of division into the blessing of diversity. Ever since the day of Pentecost, God has been bringing people together through the gift of the gospel proclaimed aloud in many languages spoken upon the earth.

And so my heart was warmed as I sat with our Jews for Jesus European board of directors and selected staff in a classroom of Middlesex University just minutes from our Jews for Jesus “Shoppe” in North London. Our London staff daily proclaims the gospel to Jews and everyone who will listen in the King’s (or is it the Queen’s?) English. However, many who travelled to London for that meeting spoke English as a second, third or perhaps even fourth language. Yet we were united by the gospel, a love for Jesus and an earnest desire to see His salvation declared throughout Europe and around the world.

Prayer unites us

After each country’s report, we gathered around the missionaries from that country to pray. As is our tradition, each person prayed in his or her heart language. Prayers were offered in English, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Russian and yes, in Hebrew. And while most of us were unable to understand every prayer, the passion for God and for the salvation of the Jewish people was clear beyond words. All of us could say a heartfelt “Amen” (that’s Hebrew) at the end of each prayer, confident of the perfect bonds of unity we shared in Yeshua (Jesus).

Proclamation compels us

If prayer unites us despite diverse languages, then proclamation compels us. Jesus commanded us to make disciples of all nations, and I find it awe-inspiring that each and every day people around the world hear the good news of Jesus in their own language! You see, people need to hear the gospel in their own language. It is the best chance they have to respond to His grace.

Would you believe, people can hear the gospel in their language . . . by learning a new language? Just prior to our European board meeting I was in Israel, where some of our Russian-speaking staff have formed a club to help other Russian speakers learn Hebrew. One man, Slavic, was highly surprised to find that Jews for Jesus had organized the club. He had heard about us before moving to Israel, and when he came to reside there permanently, a group called “Christians for Israel” helped him. He took the fact that he was learning Hebrew from Jews for Jesus as divine providence, and wanted to know more about our faith. Praise God! Please pray for Slavic.

Praise lifts us

If prayer unites us and proclamation compels us, then it is praise that lifts us up together. I know that some people are fearful about how globalization might affect us. But when I look at the big picture, I say that we who love the Lord and believe in His coming Kingdom should not fear. Globalization in its best and truest sense is promised in Scripture:

Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.” (Revelation 14:6–7)

As we praise Him, we can envision God’s great plan for all of humanity, and our spirits are lifted up beyond the temporary darkness. Praise gives us a foretaste of the day we’ll all join our hearts together at His throne of grace, enveloped in His love for all people in Jesus Christ. We have a bright vision of a wondrous future in God.

It’s a vision that should unite us in prayer, compel us to proclaim and fill us with praises for God and the great hope we have in Jesus, now and always.

“O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer’s praise; the glories of my God and King, the triumphs of His grace!”

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Business Prayers – Starting a Business – The Financical Right Direction

Business Prayers

Business prayers are for anyone starting out a new business venture, going into business for themselves, starting a home business, or starting a new business partnership. More and more people today want to work from home and start their own home businesses. We wish you much success!

“Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will succeed.”

[Proverbs 16:3]
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”

[Colossians 3:23]
Prayers for Business
Starting a Business

Dear Lord, I ask for your help in starting my own business. You are my strongest ally, and my best partner. Please join me in this new venture so that I may succeed For myself, my family and the customers I will serve. Grant me your powers of good judgment, Your wisdom and guidance, So that my business may prosper and do right By us all in Your Heavenly name. Thank you! Amen.

The Right Direction

God grant me the inspiration, the motivation, The right direction, and the resources To succeed in my new business. My intent is clear And my will is strong. Help me stay focused on my goals And to reap honest rewards for the benefit of all. Thank You, God, for your kind assistance. Amen!
Prayer for a New Business

My partners and I have begun a new business. We ask your kind blessings, Lord, to guide us on our way To keep our hearts pure and sincere, To bless us with the spirit of cooperation To resist all greed and dishonest temptation, So that we may serve our own as graciously as You serve us. Hear our prayer, oh Lord, so that our business reap may the right profit and stay the just course. Amen!

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Prayers for Strength and Guidance

A Prayer for Strength is often needed during difficult times. God is always here for us, to give us strength and lift our hearts when all seems hopeless.
“I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me.”

[PHP 4:13]

Most of us realize that our own strength is not always enough to get through some of the situations that this life brings.

At those difficult times, it is wise to call on God for extra strength and for His strength to help sustain you when your own strength fails. (Psalms 28:8 and Isaiah 40:29)

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7 Prayers for Strength

Below we have 7 prayers for strength submitted by pastors and clergy. Contribute to this site by submitting your own prayer for strength. Or, submit a prayer request below.

Give Me Strength, Lord

Lord, you are Holy above all others, and all of the strength that I need is in your hands.

I am not asking, Lord, that you take this trial away. Instead, I simply ask that Your will be done in my life. Whatever that means, that is what I want.

But I admit that it’s hard, Lord.

Sometimes I feel like I can’t go on. The pain and the fear are too much for me, and I know that I don’t have the strength on my own to get through this.

I know that I can come to you, Jesus, and that you will hear my prayer. I know that it is not your intent to bring me to this point just to leave me in the wilderness alone.

Please, Lord, give me the strength that I need to face today. don’t have to worry about tomorrow.

If you just give me the strength that I need today that is all I need.

Keep me from sinning during this trial. Instead, help me to keep my eyes on you. You are the Holy Lord, and all of my hope rests in you.

Thank you for hearing my prayer.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Get strength for your relationships: Relationship Prayers.

For Strength and Wisdom

Thank you, Lord, for being there for me and allowing me to cry out to you in my times of need.

It is amazing to me that the Lord of the Universe would take time to listen to me and to care about what I say.

God, there are things happening around me right now that I do not understand. Some of these things make me feel weak, helpless and afraid.

Even in the midst of this, I know that you are the Lord.

I know that the situation is in Your hand, and I trust You.

I beseech you for strength and for wisdom that I would be able to endure this situation and be able to handle it in a way that would bring glory to Your name.

In Jesus name. Amen.

Don’t ever be ashamed at feeling weak. Remember what the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 12:10:

“Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”

Prayer for Overcoming Life’s Hardships

O Lord, we call upon You in our time of sorrow, That You give us the strength and will to bear our heavy burdens, until we can again feel the warmth and love of Your divine compassion. Be mindful of us and have mercy on us while we struggle to comprehend life’s hardships.

Keep us ever in Your watch, til we can walk again with light hearts and renewed spirits.
Strength for a Friend

Lord, I come before you today knowing that all power is in Your hand. I know that you are the Lord and that you care for your people. Right now, my friend is struggling with a difficult trial. I can see her strength is faltering, Lord, and know that you have all of the strength that she needs.

I pray that you will reach down and touch her right now wherever she is at this moment. Let your presence fill the room where she is and let her feel an extra portion of your strength that can help her to get through this day.

She needs you now, Lord, and I thank you in advance for meeting her where she is and shoring up her strength during this difficult time.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayers for Strength and Courage

Say these prayers when you’re in need of strength and courage. Day to day troubles are no match for the power of the Lord.
To be Grateful

Lord God, may we be grateful for our lot, and compassionate toward all those who are suffering every kind of distress at this difficult time.

May we hold back nothing, and hasten to be the ministers of prayer and mercy, like the disciples of Him who went about doing good in times of need. Amen
Prayer for Guidance and Help

Dear Lord, I am calling upon you today for your divine guidance and help. I am in crisis and need a supporting hand to keep me on the right and just path.

My heart is troubled but I will strive to keep it set on you, as your infinite wisdom will show me the right way to a just and right resolution. Thank you for hearing my prayer and for staying by my side.

Amen!

For Unfailing Strength

Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.

Be at peace, then. Put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually: “The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in Him and I am helped. He is not only with me but in me, and I in Him.
Scripture For Strength and Courage

Lets go straight to the source, and read bible verses about strength in trying times.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

[Isaiah 41:10]

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