How to Find Eternal Life

11390094_968828946513546_3817218908514737680_n-2Maybe you are not sure if you would go to heaven when you die. Salvation is a wonderful experience and leads to a fulfilling life. I accepted Jesus into my life over forty years ago, and I wouldn’t trade my relationship with God for anything.

If you are not sure and want to receive Jesus into your life as your personal Savior and Lord, then here is how. Read the following, together with the Bible verses, and with a sincere heart pray the prayer at the end. It will change your life forever. It did mine, and I have never regretted it. Jesus helps me every day of my life, and I know He will help you too.
How to Find Eternal Life

  • God loves you – “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins”
    (1 John 4:10).
  • You have sinned – “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
  • The result of sin is death and separation from God – “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
  • Jesus died for your sins – “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
  • Jesus is the way to eternal life – “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’” (John 14:6).
  • Heaven is a free gift – It can’t be earned or deserved. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faithand this not from yourselves, it is the gift of Godnot by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
  • Receive Jesus today as your Savior – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Admit that you are a sinner and can’t get to heaven yourself. Be willing to turn from your sin. Believe that Jesus died for you on the cross. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come into your life.

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You are God and You died for my sins. Forgive me for my sins. I now invite you to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as the Lord and Savior of my life. Thank you for the free gift of eternal life. In Your name I pray, amen.

After receiving Jesus as your personal Savior, it is important to develop your relationship with Him. He loves you and desires an intimate relationship with you. You can learn more about growing in your relationship with God on the Intercessors Arise website.

An Awakened Heart

11260948_967242630005511_931634998081476917_nFor those who have kept intimacy with God as their primary assignment, fruitfulness will flow. We bring God with us to a lost and dying world. He energizes us with His life as we go forth, and we realize that time spent with Jesus has empowered us. It is worth it to seek the Lord’s face. As we go forth from the prayer room, let’s pray this prayer found in Tom Tenney’s book called The God Chasers:

“Father, we confess that we want to see change in our lives and in our church so that we can bring about change in our city. 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 salvationnot because of the words we say but because of Your presence and power in our hearts.”

God is awakening our hearts in the prayer room. That’s why it’s good to have your prayer room outward-looking. Maps, globes, news about missionaries, and many other things can give it an outward focus.

We’ve had one-week Houses of Prayer where unsaved friends and family’s names were taped up on one wall and the local pastors names on another wall. We had evenings in our prayer room where we focused on praying for the sick. In all these demonstrations of loving prayer we are showing earth that our God reigns supreme. We are bringing the reality of heaven to earth.

“The wake up call is now being sounded for the greatest force for truth and righteousness that has yet been released on the earth. It is now time to show the earth that heaven exists. All that we know on earth is but a shadow of the reality that is in heaven. We are called to bring reality to earth so that men will seek God.” Rick Joyner

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International

A Heart for the Lost

cropped-11295696_968829226513518_6763007680125419221_n1.jpgThere is power in prayer and the heart of God is released in the prayer room. I had just experienced a tremendous prayer meeting for Israel right in the middle of the day. I hated to leave—the presence of God was so strong. But I knew that I had to work and run some errands, and so I hesitantly left.

I felt excitement and joy as I walked out of that prayer room.

Immediately after leaving, I drove to the post office in my city. The post office is not my favorite place to go because it takes time, especially when I have many things to do. It was right before Christmas—the worst time to wait in line—and I had to mail a package. So I anticipated a boring, long, and tedious wait. Sure enough the parking lot was full.

But when I walked in, my heart suddenly had a new agenda. LOST people were all around me. And there I was standing in line with nothing to do (or did God have something eternal in mine?). I looked at those people in line. Perhaps in a small way God had called me to bring the reality of heaven on earth. I looked, I prayed, and I began to share with the woman in front of me. I discovered that the lady behind me was a Christian, and the lady in front of the one I was witnessing to was one as well.

It turned out to be a glorious experience where others heard about Jesus, and Christians were encouraged in their faith—including me. The very powerful presence of God had gone with me from the prayer room. And it had all started in a prayer meeting.

Let’s let our prayers lead to heartfelt action. Make sure your House of Prayer focuses at times on outreach and praying for the lost. One youth pastor in Spain was amazed at what happened to his young people in the prayer room:

“For years I’ve been trying to get my young people to have a heart for the lost and a desire to pray. Last night I found eight of them on their faces in the prayer room at two A.M. weeping for their non-Christian friends. What’s happening?” Peter Greig and David Blackwell

In God’s presence we change as God gives us His heart for the lost. As we leave the prayer room, the presence of God goes with us and flows through our lives to all those with whom we come into contact.

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International

Prayer and Evangelistic Outreach

11181991_968829049846869_1466086838544524189_nThe Houses of Prayer that God is raising up are not just little prayer meetings without power. They are leading into fervent outreach where lives are transformed by God’s power. God wants to give us revelation—He wants to change our lives—He wants us to care for the lost. When day and night prayer meetings begin to take hold of us, and when God actually begins to arrest our attention right in the middle of the prayer room, we will be dramatically affected in our lifestyle. We will begin to see the world as God sees it.

The world is in desperate pain, and it is time that we die to our own plans and get in the center of the prayer room long enough to hear His heart. I don’t know about you, but I desperately want to have the heartbeat of God for the world. The prayer room will lead to works of justice in the city. This includes taking care of the needy, orphans, widows, the homeless, and feeding the poor. It also includes helping to alleviate the oppression of poverty, abortion, racism, and so much more.

Read this passionate testimony of what one young man named Pete expressed at a prayer gathering regarding his anorexic sister. It’s a challenge to all of us:

“But God’s been challenging me to feel my sister’s pain, because that’s actually what it means to truly intercede. I also believe God is challenging us as a movement of young people to dare to feel the pain all around us. To move from praying ‘for’ people from the comfort of our own salvation to interceding ‘with’ them from a position of need… Here’s the question:

Will we allow the things that break God’s heart to break ours too?’ 

It’ll mean more tears, more listening. It may even be the reason why so many of us struggle with our own personal burdens and heartachesGod is allowing us to feel the pain, to be weak and broken so that our prayers have power. Intercession means weeping for the earthquake victims in the news right now; and for the anorexics, the drug users, the sexually abused, the friends who don’t know Jesus. And God says that if we will stand in the gap in this way, bridging the ravine between a hurting generation and a healing Godwe will see breakthroughs, a new level of effectiveness in prayer… But what if the call to pray is a call to bleed as well as receive blessing? Maybe we’ll run out of words in the prayer room and just join the Holy Spirit in praying with ‘groans that words cannot express.’ Maybe our passion will consume us until we actually live out our prayers in practical action. Will you carry this cross? Can you receive it?”
From Red Moon Rising, Peter Greig

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International

Heartfelt Action

11260948_967242630005511_931634998081476917_n“It is Jesus who teaches us how to pray. He learned it amid the trials and tears of His earthly life. In heaven it is still His beloved work. His life there is prayer. Nothing delights Him more than to find those He can take with Him into the Father’s presence, clothing them with power to pray down God’s blessing to those around them, training them to be His fellow-workers in the intercession by which the kingdom is to be revealed on earth.” Andrew Murray 

Jesus teaches us how to pray and love. He wants us to feel compassion and begin to take action for those in need. He teaches us how to pray heaven’s blessings to earth. Prayer must lead to action. Prayer is vitally important, but it is not the end. As we pray, we receive the heart of God for the world around us. He clothes us with power. He leads us to people in need with His love and compassion. He brings us to the lost and lonely, the hurting and sick who need healing. Prayer leads to a lifestyle of loving and caring. Jesus is our example.

Through prayer God gives us power to be His witnesses everywhere we go.

Let’s realize that prayer and action go together, but we can’t do it alone. It is nothing less than the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit where God Himself is our guide. It is geared towards His glory alone. All selfish ambition and man-made schemes must fall by the wayside as God leads this most amazing prayer movement through His Spirit. The work of man is to glorify the King. And as John the Baptist said in John 3:30: “He must become greater; I must become less.”

An amazing thing happens when we have times of prayer together in the prayer room. A transformation takes place in our lives where God’s heart becomes ours. This fact alone is reason to begin 24/7 prayer. The hour is urgent. We need to pray and feel God’s heart for the world. Michael Howard, in his book, Tales of an African Intercessor, stresses that the key to intercession is when our heart lines up with the heartbeat of God and His agenda. He says:

“Nothing was more pressing than that the nations and multitudes who were 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

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International

Our Prayer for Unity

How to Pray for Your CityLord, thank You for bestowing blessing when we live and pray together in unity (Psalm 133). Teach us as Your people to walk shoulder to shoulder in unity. Help us to “make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3). We thank You for the power of corporate intercession. When we combine instruments, songs, and prayers together, help us to be unified for Your glory. Thank You for the harmonious unity of prayer that You are creating among Your people throughout the earth. You promise that where two or three of us come together in Your name, that You are with us (Matthew 18:19-20). Unite our city in 24/7 prayer. We choose to join in unison as with one voice because You deserve our praise. You are good; Your love endures forever (2 Chronicles 5:13-14).

Lord, we want to keep Your Word central in our lives and in our prayer meetings. We want to be those who make music in our heart to You, always giving You thanks (Ephesians 5:19-20). Help us to let Your Word dwell in us richly as we sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in our hearts to You (Colossians 3:16). Help us to partner with Your heart as we sing and pray Your Word. Release Your united creativity in our prayer room. We celebrate Your united creativity and diversity in the Houses of Prayer that are spreading worldwide. Thank You for the beautiful tapestry of prayer that You are fashioning throughout the nations. “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ages. Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you…” (Revelation 15:3b-4). In Jesus’ name, amen.

Verses to Memorize

“Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them”
(Matthew 18:19-20).

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International

United Prayer – Taking it into the Prayer Room

11701226_990322364364204_1884118167031320414_nTaking it into the Prayer Room

Meet together and study the verses, thoroughly answering each question as a group. Carefully discuss the “Keys in Antiphonal Singing.” Then put together a prayer and worship team, designating who will be the intercessors and who will be the antiphonal singers. Choose a leader for the intercessors and a leader for the worship team. Pray through some of the apostolic prayers of Paul (Romans 15:5-7, 13; 10:1; 1 Cor. 1:4-8; Ephesians 1:17-19; 3:16-19; Philippines 1:9-11; Colossians 1:9-12; 4:2-4; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; 5:23-24; and 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12; 3:1-5).

Then take it into the prayer room, and practice with the intercessors praying the Word and the antiphonal singers responding to the Word through singing short phrases. Have the musicians play their instruments throughout this prayer time. After your one or two hours in the prayer room, come out and have a time to debrief and evaluate your prayer time. What did you do right and wrong? How can you improve in the future? In closing, pray the prayer for unity.

How to Build Harmony in Houses of Prayer

11053165_964488170280957_3100103821663776017_nUnited Prayer Life Application

There is an incredible power in united intercession. God brings harmony through song and intercession in Houses of Prayer throughout the world, and there is great expression of creativity in the prayer room through united prayer. Take time to incorporate this into your own prayer life and House of Prayer by carefully doing the following:

  • Meditate on Psalm 133 – What blessings have you experienced in your life when you have been united with other Christians? In what way do you think there is power in united intercession?
  • Study Colossians 3:12-14 – Look carefully at the values that help facilitate unity in prayer: mature team ministry, inclusiveness, and centrality of the Word. Have you experienced these values in the prayer meetings in which you have been involved in the past? Explain. How can you improve?
  • Study Ephesians 5:19-20 – Have you ever experienced the combination of singing and praying the Word? In what way does this partner with God’s heart? Write down your answer. Explain antiphonal singing from what you have learned.
  • How is the united creativity of God expressed in the prayer room and around the world? – Write a prayer thanking God for what you have learned about united prayer, and ask Him to build united intercession in your city.

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International

Creativity in the Worldwide Prayer Movement

1619267_964089653654142_2289170929060942269_nGod is up to something big! We must learn to celebrate His united creativity and diversity as Houses of Prayer spread worldwide.

Expect variation and creativity as the prayer movement increases. Some people have thought that Houses of Prayer have to be exactly alike. As you read about what God is doing, you can see that this is not true. The Holy Spirit is extremely creative. Each city and nation is different and is uniquely designed by God. Rejoice in different people and ways of praying. Rejoice in the different instruments and singers that God brings. Rejoice in God’s unity in diversity.

Seek God for the perfect expression He wants for you, your church, and your city. Don’t think it has to always turn out the same way or be done in the same fashion. The important thing is to begin so that you can take your part in the beautiful tapestry of prayer that God is designing throughout the earth. Peter Greig expresses the creativity of God in unique expressions of prayer:

“One of the things that often take people by surprise when they create space for 24-7 prayer is that there is an instant explosion of creativity. Instinctively, it seems, many people choose nonverbal ways of communicating with God the moment they have the opportunity. Suddenly prayers are painted, drummed, enacted, rhymed, choreographed, and even sculpted… The creativity of God is evident all around us, as is the inadequacy of speech amid the mysteries of life. How then can we reduce something as profound as prayer to mere words? Loving God demands the whole of our being: emotion, imagination, and personality.” Peter Greig and David Blackwell

A friend I was visiting was mending a big tablecloth with a beautiful design. There were a few tiny holes in various places and instead of throwing it away because it had no use, she wanted to mend the holes. At one point she told me to take the two ends and help her hold it up to the light. She then looked carefully for any holes that would be hard to see when looking at a small section. We held it up and sure enough, I found a small hole in one of the corners. She quickly mended the hole and there it was, a beautiful tablecloth!

The worldwide prayer movement is like this beautiful tapestry as it grows with united and creative intercession. Each piece is important. The entire piece makes a beautiful design for the world to see. Just as a tablecloth has a purpose for a family to eat and dine together on it, so the tapestry of prayer has a purpose. Believers gather to feast on the goodness of God and pray for the world. Its purpose and design will touch people all over the world with the glory of God and His salvation.

A tiny hole in this worldwide prayer movement will diminish the overall effect and purposes of God in that location. God is mending the nets and preparing the world for a huge catch of fish. It’s time that we each do our part in bringing about this great design of creative and fervent prayer in God’s House.

Let’s do our part and rejoice in the expression of God’s united creativity.  

As you anticipate this beautiful tablecloth of blessing, go to prayer with great expectation. Pray for God’s blessing in each prayer meeting you hear about, and pray for a great increase in 24/7 prayer in every nation. God is releasing a spirit of prayer throughout the earth.

He is raising up Houses of Prayer with great uniqueness and creativity in every land. This creativity does not diminish our unity. This unites us more because we realize that we don’t have to be exactly alike. Our unique prayer meeting adds to the overall unity of the prayer movement. God-inspired creativity is part of God’s plan in the prayer movement (Exodus 35:30-35; Psalm 45:1; Proverbs 8:22-31).

Ask God to show you a bigger picture of Himself through the diversity and creativity of 24/7 prayer. He is zealous for His House of Prayer throughout the world. He will take the full expression of His praying Church and make it a beautiful tapestry for the world to see and desire. When we unite, nothing is impossible.

“The zeal of the Lord of Hosts is loose in the land. The power and anointing in the Church is escalating as God releases the zeal of the Father’s house upon His people. It brings holy boldness, (creativity) and an unquenchable spirit of prayer. It stems from a holy jealousy of God who is declaring in a loud voice, “I’m coming to take over My house and to claim My house for My own.” James Goll

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International

Gods United Creativity Expressed

Possible Hindrances to Unity in a House of Prayer“There will be an understanding that will go forth: The Father’s house is not first the house of preaching. The Father’s house is not first the house of sacraments. The Father’s house is not first a house of fellowship or supernatural gifts. My house shall have many of these things, but My Father’s house shall be known first as a house of prayer for all nations—of people being built together, holy, on fire, compassionate; of living stones being brought together as they seek My face. And there will be a smoke that shall come forth from these living stones being built together. And the smoke signal shall rise up to the highest heaven and will be received. This smoke is called the incense of prayer.” James Goll

The incense of prayer is rising up to heaven all throughout the earth. A passion for prayer is springing up in many nations. We are seeing the creativity of God expressed in the prayer room in ways we have never seen before. God is showing up in the most unusual places with creative ideas and expressions in worshippers and intercessors. I have been to many prayer meetings, and I am amazed at how filled each one is with God’s creativity and uniqueness.

God is putting this together into a united tapestry of creative prayer all throughout the earth. Each prayer meeting is a creative expression of God’s glory. He is a creative God. Just as no two snowflakes are the same, no two prayer meetings are exactly alike either; each one is beautiful in its own way. We can go to prayer with anticipation and ask:

“God, what are you going to do today? How will you lead us? Show us your glory and majesty as we pray.”

We may have a plan, but God expresses it in His own way through our prayers and worship. The prayer room is a dynamic place where the united creativity of God is expressed in all its dimensions of magnificent beauty.

“Creative and unusual environments can be highly conducive to prayer. The prayer room enables people to pray nonverbally by posting artwork, poetry and graffiti on the wall. The environment can be designed artistically to stimulate and direct prayer.” Peter Greig and David Blackwell

There is a united creativity within diversity that gives us a bigger picture of what God is like. He does not want everyone to sing exactly alike. In His wisdom He brings unity through the various expressions of praise from His people. The word “create” in Webster’s Dictionary means: “to produce, to bring forth, to bring into being from nothing, to make or form, to form anew, to generate, to shape or organize.” God shapes and produces a beautiful sound from His people as they praise Him. The following are just a few examples of creativity expressed in 24/7 prayer.

  • Creativity in antiphonal singing – Each singer has a unique way of singing not only in voice but also in the phrases sung that spring from the Word.
  • Creativity in intercession – Intercessors are all unique in the way they pray. Some may praise God in intercession while others like to pray warfare prayers. Some may pray for cities while others pray for countries or individuals.
  • Creativity in prayer rooms – Prayer rooms are all decorated in different ways. Some are large and some are small. Some are colorfully decorated and bright while others may have a dimly lit lamp.
  • Creativity in action – Some are very action-oriented towards reaching the lost while others are more interested in helping the poor and needy.
  • Creativity in age – Some prayer meetings are filled with youth and louder music while others have older or more seasoned intercessors. Others may have every age group represented.

It is exciting to see how uniquely creative Houses of Prayer are that are springing up throughout the world. Think about it. If you have children, do you want them to all be alike? No. You probably delight in their unique design. One likes to paint while another likes to read. Another child is good at sports. Their unique gifting and expression of life is a delight to your family. If everyone in your family were exactly alike, it certainly would be boring. We need diversity to compliment our unity. And together you, as a family with a wide array of unique looks, personalities, gifting, and talents, make a solid family unit that is such a delight to God.

The prayer room is like a uniquely created family.

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International