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How to Grow Deeper in Intimacy with God

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Dear intercessors,

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  • Motivational articles for you to read and download that relate to each teaching to help you grow in intimacy with God.
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Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International

Praying the Bible – Taking it into the Prayer Room

11017668_964162400313534_4613183786382334611_nTaking it into the Prayer Room

Get together with a group and go through this assignment together. Begin by carefully studying the benefits of praying the Bible. Print out the apostolic prayers of Paul for each person. You may also want to print out all the verses and give them to each person. Give a few minutes for individuals to read them.

Then after your discussion or on another occasion, take the apostolic prayers and your Bible into the prayer room. Begin your prayer time by praying the apostolic prayers of Paul. Especially pray Ephesians 1:17-19, the verses you memorized. Pray as the Holy Spirit leads you, giving plenty of time for each one to participate. At the end discuss your impressions as you prayed. How did God speak to you?

How to Pray the Word of God

11252727_964485193614588_8975425818702781495_nPraying the Bible Life Application

We learned about praying the Bible, praying it out loud for spiritual breakthrough, and the life-giving Word of God. We also studied about praying God’s promises, the life-giving Word of God, and the New Testament apostolic prayers of Paul. Now prayerfully do the following:

  • Study carefully the benefits of praying the Bible  – Write down any insight the Lord may give you as you study.
  • Choose two of the apostolic prayers of Paul, and pray them out loud each day this week – Choose from Ephesians 1:17-19; 3:16-19; Philippians 1:9-11; Colossians 1:9-12; 4:2-4; Romans 10:1; 15:5-7, 13; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-12; 5:23-24; 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12; 3:1-5; or 1 Corinthians 1:4-8.
  • Choose two of the hymns from the book of Revelations, and pray them out loud each day this week – Choose from Revelation 1:4-7; 2:7-8, 11-12, 17-18, 26-29; 3:57, 12, 21-22; 4:8-11; 5:8-14; 6:9-11; 7:9-17; 19:1-8; or 22:12-17, 20.
  • Choose two of the New Testament promises and decrees, and pray them out loud each day this week – Choose from Luke 3:16; 11:13; 24:49; Acts 1:8; 2:17-21; John 1:50-51; 14:12; or Matthew 10:1, 8.

You also may want to do the personal exercise designed to bring forth “zoe” revelation. For the other weeks during this month, choose other apostolic prayers, hymns from the book of Revelation, and New Testament promises and decrees to pray during your time with the Lord. This is an excellent assignment to help you practice praying the Word of God out loud.

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
IHOPKC

Pray the Bible Out Loud for Spiritual Breakthrough

11246593_964162010313573_5345612100422823544_n“The Bible is actually a whole book of spiritual words! The Bible will teach you the language of God so that you can effectively communicate to Him. When you speak from the Bible in your prayers, you will be led to an entirely different place in prayer—one you might’ve not thought was humanly possible, simply because the language of the Bible is so absolutely different than our own.” Wesley and Stacey Campbell

God loves to hear your voice praying His Word back to Him.
 Praying the Bible out loud brings spiritual breakthrough. God’s spoken Word is much more powerful than any of us realize. We cannot live without it, for it is there where our prayers unite with God’s heart bringing tremendous rewards of breakthrough.

There is a great decline in the belief that you can know absolute truth and right from wrong. This is one of the reasons we must emphasize the Bible in our prayer meetings and everywhere we go. The Bible is absolute truth. We pray from the foundation of absolute truth. We believe it, and as we pray God’s Word out loud, our faith grows.

A few years ago we spent several months in the nation of Australia. During that time we were fascinated with learning about the kangaroos that live there. I remember eagerly looking at the cute mother kangaroo with a tiny baby peaking out of her pouch. They looked like harmless creatures, but we found out that they could be quite dangerous.

A kangaroo’s main weapon is its feet. When he is angry or out to kill, he has the ability to hop so fast that he can kill another animal or person just by the kick of his foot.

He can destroy His enemy by this powerful, forceful kick.

In a similar way we have a powerful weapon—the Word of God. We can kick the enemy and defeat him by speaking the Word of God. Praying the Bible out loud is powerful for spiritual breakthrough. Praying God’s Word with our lips is a dangerous weapon to Satan. He knows the power of the Word of God.

When we went to Australia, at first we were very ignorant about the kangaroo. But they understood and knew the powerful weapon they had with their feet. They could destroy their enemy with one swift kick of the foot.

Many Christians do not realize that praying the Word out loud breaks through the enemy’s defenses. It can bring destruction to his plans and bring victory to God’s purposes. Let’s not be ignorant of the power we have in the Bible. Let’s learn to use the Word of God and speak it out loud for spiritual breakthrough. When we do, the spiritual atmosphere of entire cities can change. We can make a huge impact in our neighborhoods through praying or singing God’s Word out loud and over it. The government of God is released through our prayers.

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
IHOPKC

The Benefits of Praying God’s Word

10399447_964513906945050_1606014413027492981_n-2Everyone who is interested in taking part in a House of Prayer should begin to pray the Word of God in his/her own personal times with God. Remember that a House of Prayer often involves praying the Word along with worship. Bible prayers are easy to find. There are many types of prayers in the Bible. For example, there are the Psalms, the prayers of Wisdom such as the book of Proverbs, the Song of Songs, the prayers of the Prophets, the prayers of Jesus, the apostolic prayers, and the hymns of Revelation.

Praying the Bible can and will have a dramatic effect in our prayer lives and prayer meetings. It is definitely a key to the success of day and night prayer and worship. It’s advantageous in our walk with God. There are so many reasons why it takes us to such a higher level in our relationship with Him. God is able to bring our prayer lives into an entirely new focus.

The following are the benefits of praying the Bible:

  • You receive an authority from God that you don’t have in yourself – You have more boldness in your prayers because you know that you are praying God’s Word.
  • Your faith increases – Faith comes by the Word of God. Your faith rises to a new place in authoritative strength where you haven’t been before. Through faith in God’s Word, you are able to picture the answer to your prayers. You believe God will answer. See Romans 10:17.
  • You are led to places in God that you would have never discovered before – You begin to see things in an entirely new dimension. You are brought outside your realm of understanding and into the very thoughts of God. See Isaiah 55:9.
  • You learn the language of repentance – We find words in Scripture that help to express repentance without condemnation such as Psalm 51.
  • You align yourself spiritually with God – You see things from a Biblical standpoint and not the vantage point of the world. The “spirit” man within you is better able to receive from God as you pray His Word back to Him. You understand Him better as you pray His Word. You learn about His character, power, and ability to do everything.
  • You become more passionate – The Holy Spirit reveals the Son of God through the Words of the Bible in a way that creates more passion for Jesus. The Holy Spirit’s activity in your heart through the Word produces passionate faith that releases the power of God.
  • You pray the will of God – When you pray God’s will, then you see answers to your prayers. You know that He hears you and that you have what you asked of Him. See 1 John 5:14-15.
  • You become more obedient – You become fixed on God with a greater determination to please Jesus in all that you do and say. You learn about His priorities and are better able to adapt your life to what He wants. You submit to the leadership of the Holy Spirit in every area of your life.
  • You become a better student of the Bible – I find that praying Scripture helps me to grow in my Biblical knowledge, and I actually become a better student of the Bible.

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
IHOPKC

Praying the Bible

10930949_964090020320772_5568470259813218675_n-2The mystery of intercession is actually profoundly simple. We tell God what he says in His Word. Everyone can pray like this—young and old, beginners and the experienced. God knows everything. We don’t have to come up with some intelligent method of praying, but He is deeply touched when we pray the truths in His heart back to Him.

God loves it when we agree with Him through His Word. We read His Word and let the Holy Spirit speaks to us through it. Then we pray it back to Him as the Holy Spirit leads us. His Words are Spirit and Truth (John 4:23-24; 6:63). When we speak God’s Word, it marks us on the inside, changes us, and builds us up. We unite with God’s heart in a most amazing way.

Our own hearts are transformed as we pray God’s Word.

God will actually withhold His blessing until we stand in faith, agree with His heart, and pray it back to Him (James 4:2). We can change whole cities when we agree with God’s heart and pray. Power and revival is released when we pray His Word over a city. God runs the universe through prayer. Praying God’s Word gives us sustaining power. The revelation we get from Him through His Word strengthens our emotions.

Haven’t you noticed when you’re discouraged or down, how different you feel after God speaks to your heart through His Word? It’s as if a light goes on that dispels the darkness. God upholds all things by the word of His power (Hebrew 1:3). When we read His Word we can have a living, active dialogue with Him in our heart (Hebrews 4:12). But we must receive it with obedience, faith, and devotion. When we abide in it (John 15:7), everything else seems to falls into place.

In my country, in the past most Americans respected the Bible. According to the Gallup pole, this has greatly dropped over the last several years. In 1963, 65% of the people believed the Bible literally, and today the number is only 32%. At one time most Americans were familiar with Bible doctrine. But this is not true today. Newsweek tells of a small child who saw a crucifix and asked, “Mommy, what is that man doing?” At one time most Americans accepted absolute moral standards. They knew that some things were right, and some things were wrong. Today 70% reject moral standards.

We are in a serious battle throughout the world over the authority of the Bible. We read in 2 Timothy 3:16-17:

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

This is one reason why we must uphold it as absolute, authoritative truth in our prayers. As we do this, we combat the lies of the enemy and spiritually strengthen our ability to abide in God’s Word, in our prayer meetings and to all we meet. We choose to obey God’s Word as we pray it. We feed our hearts on it. We learn to talk to God about His Word and then we listen. We internalize it, and we say it back to Him.

As we pray the Bible, it brings joy to the heart of God. Feeding our mind on Scripture and praying it helps determine our thoughts. When we speak the Word of God, it impacts our mind to follow what we speak. If we get our words right, then our thoughts, emotions, and behavior will follow the right path (James 3:2).

Praying God’s Word fights the fleshly battles of life using His spiritual weapons. This gives us authority in the supernatural realm to pull down strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). We no longer are in agreement with darkness but agree with the light of God’s Word.

Praying God’s Word refreshes us internally and enables us to live radically for Him long-term. Let’s learn to cultivate a spirit of radical devotion to God’s Word as our everyday lifestyle. David wrote many of the Psalms in the Bible. He saw himself and others through the eyes of God as he prayed. He understood the love of God even when facing difficulty because His attitude was right. Praying God’s Word is a positive way to live.

“When you pray the Bible, you will understand how God views you and how He views others. In a culture distorted by negative media images, we all need to be founded on what God thinks of us. David’s self-image came through prayer. He saw himself as God’s anointed, as the apple of God’s eye. David knew that God loved him, and that he was favored when the wicked were not. Therefore, we need to pray the Bible until we receive the same attitude that David did.” Wesley & Stacey Campbell

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
IHOPKC

Practical Wisdom in the Prayer Room

10407494_964089923654115_5859114877055829784_n-2The wonderful thing about God’s presence in the prayer room is that He seems to ambush you, and you don’t want to leave. I have seen the prayer room change people in prayer dramatically over a short period of time. What happens is quite supernatural. God changes our hearts.

One key as we start praying in the prayer room is simplicity. The prayer room is for beginners as well as the experienced. Everyone can do it. Encourage people to try different ways of prayer—reading a Psalm, praying the Scriptures, writing a song or letter to God, standing, kneeling, lying down, reading a devotional on prayer, singing, praying out loud, silent prayer, soaking prayer, etc.

Here are some helpful hints to keep in mind:

  • Pray the promises of Scripture – Claim God’s promises in the Bible over your city, church, and family. God’s Word will not return void (Isaiah 55:11). When you pray God’s promises over your family, neighborhood, or nation, you are planting seeds of God’s Word that will eventually grow and produce a harvest.
  • Pray for revival in your church, city, and nation – It is wise to bathe your area in prayer for revival. This releases God’s Spirit in the city. Spiritual breakthroughs usually come after Houses of Prayer are established.
  • Pray for things that are familiar with others in your geographical area – Pray for the needs in your area that are common to those in the prayer meeting. People can best agree in prayer over common concerns in the city.
  • Don’t pray long prayers – Realize that three to five minute prayers are long enough. In a corporate prayer meeting, you want many to be involved. When one person dominates the prayer room, others who desire to pray can feel frustrated. Here at the International House of Prayer we often pray ten to fifteen second prayers called “rapid fire” prayers.
  • Don’t inform God or others of the details of specific circumstances – God knows the circumstances, and others do not need to be informed. Too much time is often taken in sharing a prayer request rather than praying it.
  • Don’t teach or preach to others in your prayers – Always remember that you are praying to God and not others. Concentrate on Him, and pray to Him directly.

Realize that God uses all kinds of prayers. Variety is the key. Let people pray the way they want. There will be times of silence and times of music, times of intercession and times of thanksgiving, times of meditation and times of reading and praying the Scriptures. Some people are loud and some are quiet. Some kneel and some pace the floor. Some like to be alone in the prayer room and some like to pray in groups. The diversity of prayers and people is amazing. It’s different from hour to hour, and that’s what makes it so fresh and alive.

“Knowing God and having Him reside within you is a treasure of infinite value. Jesus likened this value to that of a perfect pearl. The collector would readily sell everything he had in order to possess this one matchless pearl (Matthew 13:45-46). Your relationship with God places an immeasurable value on your life. The treasure of God’s wisdom and knowledge are available to you through Christ (Colossians 2:2-3). His love now fills you. His incomprehensible peace surrounds your heart and mind (Philippians 4:7).” Henry and Richard Blackaby

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
IHOPKC