Prayer Points during Coronavirus


 

During the Coronavirus, prayers will be for the nations:

Jesus said to them again, “Peace to You! As the Father has sent me, I also send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit . . .”

John 20:21-22

12.07.20

Dear Friends,

Once again, we’re invited to pray each for our country (at 3 p.m. local time for those able but anytime is good.)

Sometimes we need to revisit a subject in prayer. Even Jesus prayed a second time for a blind man (Mark 8:24-25), and for himself, he prayed the same prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane not twice but three times (Matthew 26:37-44). So let us, in our prayer time today, vigilantly and confidently revisit subjects which are not yet resolved.

1. Be still before God

Read this Bible verse slowly and deliberately:

Jesus said to them again, “Peace to You! As the Father has sent me, I also send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit . . .”    (John 20:21-22)

Read it a second time, changing the word ‘them’ to ‘us’.

Read it a third time, changing the word ‘them’ to ‘me’.

Breathe in deeply all that Jesus wants to release to you through the Holy Spirit. Believe you are called for a time such as this to pray for your nation and believe the Holy Spirit will pray through you, giving you the words needed, so that you pray in line with God our Father’s will.

2. Praise

Let us take our direction from the Psalmist, giving thanks and praise to our God:

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting
And His truth endures to all generations.

                                                                           Psalm 100:4-5

Again, suggestions of songs below can be put in the search engine of Google, etc. or YouTube: 

In these last days by Carolyn Hyde https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1VWmQA7BfQ&list=PLPOX0S8kWh8JtY7D6tVKfTDjdU7Esm4f_&index=1

Type the following to see a choice of singers of this exuberant song:

Come into his presence with thanksgiving

3. Remember Jesus’ Sacrifice and Victory on the Cross (Luke 22:15-20; John 19:30)

God so loved the world, He gave His only Son. He loves our nation. He loves our community. He loves our neighbourhood. God sacrificed His son for every one of your neighbours that they may be rescued. Anyone who puts their trust upon Jesus is not condemned. Pray for those you think of to put their trust upon Jesus.

4. Let us pray for our nation in and through the power and authority of the name of Jesus:

A. Pray for one another in the Body of Christ:

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13).

Pray for all those who profess to follow Jesus to receive fresh hope from God, filling us and them with all joy and peace in believing, so that, abounding in hope, hope may overflow into our communities for encouragement and transformation by the power of God’s joy and peace.

B. Pray for the wisdom of God to be released in every area of our community. The enemy would like to bring chaos and disorder but God’s wisdom will bring peace and order.

i. Pray for wisdom and good intention upon our leaders making rules, and wisdom and courage upon the people to accept the godly rules and refuse the harmful ones.

It concerns me greatly that pubs (that boost our economy, not improve the health of our society) are opened but using a gym and other healthy pursuits are denied. As one policeman said last weekend, “Drunks don’t know how to do social distancing”. We went from people being told to limit exercise to anyone being able to go to the pub for as long as they like. Yet, governments could not find legislation to encourage healthy pursuits, e.g. everyone must wear cycling gloves inside a gym (take off after use and wash.) Claiming that healthy individuals pursuing a healthy lifestyle are more likely to spread coronavirus than people social drinking filling out into the streets is questionable to say the least. As I say, please pray for wisdom and good intentions to prevail.

ii. Pray for the health of our country.

Masks: God breathed into Adam and he became a living being. Jesus breathed on the disciples and they received the Holy Spirit. Breath is so important. We are created to breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. Limiting our oxygen intake and forcing our bodies to breathe in carbon dioxide from masks is very dangerous, even more so in the summer heat, able to cause multiple lung issues. For as long as it is enforced in public places, we need to pray protection and healing of people.

Fear: God doesn’t give a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Pray for those who are consumed by fear in this time – fear of going out, fear of close contact, fear of sickness, fear of death. Pray that God would give them the wonderful, peaceful gift of a sound mind and for them to experience His love and power, granting them the confidence to live.

Love: Pray for God’s love to be shown in this time, His compassion towards those who are hurting and grieving; His kindness toward those in need of help; His faithfulness toward those who are struggling in any area, be it physical, relational, financial, addictions or any other area.

5.Silence on our knees (the last 10 minutes - physically for those for whom it’s possible)

In this time, let us once again trust ourselves and our nation to God. Let every fear and anxiety be handed over to Him. Allow God to lead us into the future.

6. The Lord’s Prayer

Unite together with all others to pray together, ‘Our Father . . .’ 

May God bless you beyond measure with His shalom (His peace),

Katey

Katey Moreland

The Word of the Lord Ministries director

www.thewordofthelord.biz

 

 

Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.

Psalm 8:2

Dear Friends,

Once again, you’re each invited to join with others to pray for your country (at 3 p.m. for those able but any time is good.)

Earlier in the week, God highlighted the Bible verse above. I knew it should be a scripture that I should share today as we join together to pray for our nations but I didn’t know its significance upon our prayer until yesterday. Jesus was given the nations as a reward for His sacrifice. If we, in choosing to submit our lives to Jesus, have died with Christ, we’ve also risen with Him and therefore share His inheritance with Him. We only need to ask God for the nations and He will give them. As we each pray for our nation, we are claiming it as the inheritance in Christ Jesus. With God, all things are possible and nothing is impossible. A nation who has turned away from God can turn back. I think of the first twelve Jesus sent out in His authority (apostle means ‘sent out one’ or ‘messenger’) with the message of changing one’s mind or purpose, casting out demons and healing those who are sick. In a time when the nation is being asked to still be cautious, we are able to bring the message, set the captive free and heal those who are sick in the name of Jesus in our prayers.

In fact, last week, one of the ladies in the group I pray with at 3 p.m. for Ireland shared how God revealed to her that morning how she was affecting her city through this prayer time for Ireland. Yes, our prayers for our country are affecting the whole land. However, God made it so personal to my friend by telling her that her city is being changed as she takes on this commission to pray for Ireland. I share it because you also need to see your involvement in praying for your country is affecting your family, your street, your neighbourhood, your town and county, as well as your land. I believe this prayer time also affects other Christians and churches, building them up, strengthening and encouraging them to fulfil their calling. So, please be encouraged to continue for as long as it is needed, never giving-up but trusting God to fulfil His word.

1.       Be still before God

I believe in this time, God would like to give you a sense of how important your prayers are. (God is actually grateful to you for your faithfulness.) Be still before Him for a few minutes, either in silence or playing gentle instrumental worship music (e.g Blessed Assurance instrumental) to allow Him to communicate His heart to yours. You don’t need to hear words; you might be filled with joy, peace and/or love (that’s God speaking.J)

2.      Praise

Praise says we trust God no matter the circumstances. That’s why it’s important to praise before coming with prayer requests. Whether you tell Jesus verbally how wonderful He is or sing songs is up to you. Suggestions of songs below can be put in the search engine of Google, etc. or YouTube:

One of my favourite songs in Primary School:

Abba Father by Carey Landry (with lyrics)

I want to know you by Jeremy Riddle (with lyrics) 

3.      Remember Jesus’ Sacrifice and Victory on the Cross (Luke 22:15-20; John 19:30)

Let us pray for the inheritance of our nations as we thank Jesus for His sacrifice on the cross. He did it for the joy set before Him of – seeing Abraham, Aaron and Andrew, Beverley, Bridget and Brenda coming into a love relationship with Him. (Add to the list people you love who don’t yet know and love Jesus in their hearts.)

4.     Let us pray for our nation in and through the name of Jesus.

A.     Pray for one another in the Body of Christ:

As we recognise that God will use this time to grow anyone who is willing to spend time with Him, pray for others, people in your church, and family and friends, speaking this prayer over them:

May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you would know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 1:17-12). Amen!

B.     Pray for the wisdom of God to be released in every area of your community. The enemy would like to bring chaos and disorder but God’s wisdom will bring peace and order.

i. Pray for wisdom upon your leaders in this time of transition – government, national and local; church leaders; health officials; law enforcement leaders in the decisions they make for the good of all.

ii. The pandemic is sadly not over. Pray for those celebrating the relaxing of rules, for them not to behave foolishly or carelessly, putting at risk their lives and the lives of others.

iii. Pray for the extended family as rules of relating begin to be relaxed. With grateful hearts, may family members of different generations become closer than ever before, encouraging one another in living life to the full (lives filled with love, joy and peace).

iv. Pray for those alone who have no one to turn to that God would turn their situation around and Jesus would provide a friend for them. (He sets the lonely in families.)

v. Pray for those who are grieving or worrying over someone who is sick that the God of all comfort would comfort them in their troubled times.

5.      Silence on our knees (the last 10 minutes - physically for those for whom it’s possible)

In this time, let us once again trust ourselves and our nation to God. Let every fear and anxiety be handed over to Him. Allow God to lead us into the future.

6.     The Lord’s Prayer

Unite together with all others to pray together, ‘Our Father . . .’

May God bless you beyond measure with His shalom (His peace),

Katey

Katey Moreland

The Word of the Lord Ministries director

www.thewordofthelord.biz

 

(28th June 2020)

Dear Friends,

I believe I speak on behalf of our heavenly Father, Jesus and precious Holy Spirit when I say thank you for your faithfulness in joining with others in praying for our land, at 3-4 p.m. Sunday (but anytime works too). Remember, the prayers of a righteous person work effectively (James 5:16). We are made righteous in Christ Jesus, so our prayers will work. In the Old Testament, we read of Abraham, Moses and Amos affecting the hand of God. How much more we, in the name of the Righteous Son of God, can pray and see the hand of God move to provide the needs of our nation – protect, provide, nurture and console.

As the rules regarding Coronavirus change, so must our prayer focus. Let us not call this ‘the new normal’ – it’s only a phase we’re passing through, one which I hope will be short-lived.

Fear is still reigning in this whole situation. If its power is not removed, we will have a much greater spiritual pandemic than the natural one we have just encountered, so much of today's prayers will be to counteract fear and its damage.

I personally am concerned about the rules applied to future gatherings which obviously affect our attending church, and believe we need to pray protection from possible ill-effects of wearing masks and using hand sanitizers.

Hand sanitizers are alcohol-based and are, therefore, flammable. At best, hand sanitizers dry the skin, at worst, make your skin flammable. A hand sanitizer becomes flammable when its vapour is mixed with air, like when you put it on your hands. This makes it dangerous to come near a flame (cooking, lighting candles, and smoking) but these products are also recommended to keep out of direct sunlight. So, what dangers are we putting our families in by using hand sanitizers excessively? Best to continue using soap and water to protect ourselves from germs where possible. But we also need to pray protection for our society (shared in the prayer section).

Wearing masks, as told by almost every government and health official at the beginning of this pandemic, do not protect people from Coronavirus. However, those sneezing and coughing can protect others from catching their germs by wearing a mask. (Then again, anyone sneezing or coughing shouldn’t put themselves in a group situation.) 

For others, it’s actually dangerous to wear masks. The mask wearer is breathing in carbon dioxide instead of the oxygen God intends for us to breathe in. This is very dangerous for everyone’s lungs and, also, traps dormant germs in our bodies in the masks, making us breathe them in again, possibly awakening sicknesses we haven’t had for years. Thank God for the power of prayer and God’s willing protection in answer to our prayer. Again, we’ll pray into this in the prayer section.

A. Be still before God

With change comes a wind of fear. We are called to refuse it – close the windows and doors of your heart to fear. Return to Psalm 91, declaring God’s protection over yourself who is far greater than the fear that looms. As you choose to dwell in the secret place of the Most High, you shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. What an awesome and safe place to be!

B. Praise

I believe God would fill us with confidence as we praise Him.

A song produced especially to encourage us to trust God as we pass through this period is from triplets singing:

A Day in the Life of the Foster Triplets: Episode 13 – Don’t be Afraid!

https://youtu.be/linq9xi5V7k

Angels watching over me sung by Amy Grant

Pass me not, O Gentle Savior is an old hymn that you can listen to being sung by a group of young brothers. Google: Pass me not, O Gentle Savior Sounds like Reign

C. Remember Jesus’ Sacrifice and Victory on the Cross (Luke 22:15-20; John 19:30)

God overcame death at the cross. Jesus carried our punishment, dying for our sins, and then the Father raised Him from the dead. If God can overcome death, He can overcome anything – sickness, coronavirus, fear of death, fears of a nation – everything! Let us rejoice in Christ’s victory at the cross over every fear, personal and national.

D. Pray for one another in the Body of Christ

Let us pray for one another, that we remain steadfast in our belief that God is faithful to protect those who follow Him: Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you (Psalm 91:9).

I have attached a page from my book ‘Fear not, My Child’, daily meditations on overcoming fear (to be published this year, hopefully). The prayer was written with the reader in mind but can be adapted to pray for other Christians, be it one person, a family or group, putting in their name, and ‘his’, ‘her’ or ‘their’ where appropriate:

Dear Lord,

Thank You for Your loving and constant protection over _____ (name), not because of his/her/their own righteousness, but the righteousness he/she/they inherit(s) through Christ (2 Corinthians 5: 21). He/she/they need not fear evil for evil cannot get the upper hand over anyone in Christ Jesus; his/her/their steps are ordered by the King above all kings, Alleluia! Please let them have the victory over fear even right now, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

E. Let us pray for the blessing of God to be released upon those who need it.

As mentioned, I see a need to change our prayer focus as rules are changing and relative freedom is being offered in most countries over the coming weeks:

  1. Pray for governments that as statistics change and new regulations and guidelines are made, they are led by the wisdom of God and not fear, pride or control. May decisions made be in honour of God and respect of all people in the land (Matt 22:37-40).
  2. The greatest pandemic is still fear. (For example, presently, only one in 5000 people have coronavirus in Ireland but the fear of a new spike of infection is ruling many people’s decisions about the future.) Pray:
  3. The predictions and fear of a new spike will not materialise. Pray protection especially over the vulnerable. Command the power of coronavirus to end in Jesus’ name.
  4. For people to look to God for their security, so that they may receive calmness and confidence from Him for their lives and the lives of their family.
  5. What excessive behaviour is this whole episode encouraging – hand washing, keeping a distance from other humans, not even going to the shops for necessary items even though governments now say you can but fear says you shouldn’t? Pray freedom from obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobias for those experiencing them, and pray protection for those who could go that way because of their present circumstances (especially young people that don’t have many experiences of life to which they can refer in self-encouraging level-headedness.) Pray for God to intervene, to set them free from fear, that they may live a full and exciting life (as opposed to the limited existence people battling with fear must endure).
  6. People living alone have been found dead in some countries – afraid to go to the shops and no one to ask for help; afraid to go to the hospital when sick, etc. – we need to pray that has proved society’s modern-day value system is based on – look after number 1 (one’s household rather than the extended family or even your street, as in times past).and actagainst selfishness

          Wearing masks

       Pray:

  1. Protection of those who already have lung problems and need all the air they can get, that if they wear masks their health will miraculously not deteriorate.
  2. Protection of everyone wearing masks – that asthma and other sicknesses will not increase in people of all ages from not breathing in air (and breathing in carbon monoxide in its place.)

       Use of hand sanitizers

        Pray:

  1. Fear makes people’s reaction extreme – they could smother themselves or their children in sanitizer to feel protected and therefore, be putting themselves in dangers they know nothing about (becoming flammable). Pray a calming from God in people’s hearts, overcoming fear.
  2. We need to pray God’s protection from all burning accidents that could happen in this next stage. Pray for God to send myriads of angels to shield people, adults and children, from harm.

F. Silence on our knees (the last 10 minutes - physically for those for whom it’s possible)

In this time, let us once again trust ourselves and our nation to God. Let every fear and anxiety be handed over to Him. Allow God to lead us into the future.

G. The Lord’s Prayer

Unite together with all others to pray together, ‘Our Father . . .’

 

May God bless you beyond measure with His shalom (His peace),

Katey

Katey Moreland

The Word of the Lord Ministries director

www.thewordofthelord.biz

 

 

(14th June 2020)

 

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honour and glory and blessing!

Revelation 5:12

Dear Friends,

Never did we think that anything could top Coronavirus in the news while the world still suffers the effects of the pandemic. Sadly, however, racial tensions have knocked Corona off its throne. There’s nothing new under the sun. I heard one person say the violence that has erupted could be likened to the scab being pulled off of a deep wound that has never healed. America alone was not affected by the brutal, callous murder of George Floyd.

The whole world has joined in – first, many from different backgrounds to stand under the banner of ‘black lives matter’ (as much as other lives) and then those who have taken great offence, as if the message reads ‘only black lives matter’. Good police officers are branded together with evil ones; law and order, and the authority and respect it demands, diminishes by the day. The situation is so desperate and so colossal that we might be asking, “What can we do?”

In actual fact, as Christians, we are given a very special privilege to steer our country into the blessings of God. The Lord God says:

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

The healing of deep wounds of land and people can come when we, God’s people, humble ourselves, pray and seek his face and turn from our own wicked ways.

Racism is the thought that one person or group is superior to another based on colour or ethnicity. We see it in the bible – Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because he had taken an Ethiopian wife (Numbers 12:1).  (Presumably, after his first wife died, Moses married one of the foreigners that chose to leave Egypt with the Israelites.) In Acts 6:1, the accusation arose that the Greek Jewish widows were not being provided for daily as the Hebrew Jewish widows. Ultimately, that lack of provision could lead to starvation and death, so it was a serious problem.

Pointing the finger or ignoring the problem won’t solve anything. We need to bring the situation home: consider the condition of our own hearts. Judgement starts with us who claim to follow Jesus. How are we fairing today on Jesus’ commandment, “Love your neighbour as yourself”? God says if we do the religious things – like praying and fasting – to get Him to answer our prayers while our hearts are filthy, He will not bless. Our hearts which direct our behaviour must change:

 “Is this not the fast that I have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,
To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out;
When you see the naked, that you cover him,
And not hide yourself from your own flesh?
Then your light shall break forth like the morning,
Your healing shall spring forth speedily,
And your righteousness shall go before you;
The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer;

Isaiah 58:6-9a

 

Repenting of our own sin toward others has great power to change national situations. In a time of quiet, we should ask Jesus to show us individually any sin in our own hearts, that we may truly repent (turn around) and make conscious vows to do the opposite. (You could take any one of the examples above of behaviour God is pleased with):

  1. Be still before God

 

Dear Jesus,

Please show me if there is any injustice in my heart toward others because they are different to me. Show me if my attitude or actions have been wrong in Your sight that I may repent and be forgiven, and being forgiven, be given the grace to live a more righteous life, becoming a godly example to others. Amen!

 

  1. We repent on behalf of ourselves (our individual attitude)
  2. We repent on behalf of our family
  3. We repent on behalf of the local church
  4. We repent on behalf of the universal Church

 2.Praise

We see many a battle in the Bible was won by God; what part did His people play? Praise.

In 2 Chronicles 20, we read that when the enemy came to battle against King Jehoshaphat, God spoke through a prophet to say, “The battle is not yours, but the Lord’s”. They were to position themselves, stand still (express faith) and see the salvation of God. Jehoshaphat appointed singers to go before the army, saying,

“Praise the Lord
For His mercy endures forever.”

When they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the enemy so they were defeated.

In Acts chapter 16, we’re told Paul and Silas, wrongfully arrested, beaten, chained and imprisoned, worshipped God at midnight. Did they know the power of praise to change a situation? The other prisoners were silent, listening to them sing hymns to God. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. God had won their battle – not so that they could escape but so that the prison guard and his whole family could escape their chains and come into the kingdom and family of God.

 

Interceding for others, be it for an individual, our family, a group or nation, we can enter into praise knowing our choice to override fear and hopelessness with trust and hope in our God causes His tender heart to be stirred and his mighty hand to act on our behalf.

 

Let us enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise, knowing our Lord Jesus deserves all the blessings and praise. He is good and His love endures forever. The following songs can be googled to give both song and lyrics:

Blessed be Your name by Matt Redman

Blessed be our God by Joshua Aaron

 3. Remember Jesus’ Sacrifice and Victory on the Cross (Luke 22:15-20; John 19:30)

As we make our way through the attributes that Jesus deserves, we come to blessings. The original Hebrew word can also be translated ‘praise’, so let us say ‘Jesus, the Lamb who was slain is worthy to receive the blessings of praise.’

 

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom
And strength and honour and glory and blessing!”
(Revelation 5:12)

 4. Pray In and Through the Blessings of Praise Jesus deserves

 Pray for one another in the Body of Christ

Pray that we may become the beacons of light Jesus intended us to be. Having turned from our wickedness, may we become the ones to whom Jesus said He, as King, will say: “Come, you blessed of My father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and You clothed me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to me . . .  As much as you did it to the least of these My brethren, you did it to me.”

      Matthew 26:34-40

Let us for a good report even before we see it in the natural (let us see with the eyes of faith). Be specific in praying through the general list Jesus gave of people He asks us as His followers to care for:praise Jesus, the Lamb of God,

    1. Hungry
    2. Thirsty
    3. Strangers
    4. Naked
    5. Sick
    6. Convicts and criminals

 5.Silence on our knees (the last 10 minutes - physically for those for whom it’s possible)

Let us, like the Israelites on the battlefield, still our hearts and minds as well as our bodies and declare our faith in our Lord to defeat the enemy in all the areas we have prayed (2 Chronicles 20:17).

 6. The Lord’s Prayer

Unite together with all others to pray together, ‘Our Father . . .’

May God bless you beyond measure with His shalom (His peace),

Katey

Katey Moreland

The Word of the Lord Ministries director

Dear Friends,

 

There is power in unity – God, in response, commands a blessing – the blessing of life forevermore (Psalm 133:3). So, let’s unite again on Sunday in prayer (3-4 p.m.) and fasting, for those who are able. (Remember there are prayer suggestions on Transformation Ireland’s webpage.)

 

In both the biblical and church calendar, we are actually in the time between Jesus’ ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. What did the early disciples do in those 10 day? – With one mind (the mind of the risen king, Jesus), they continued in prayer (Acts 1:14). So, let us unite in prayer more than ever before in these days approaching Pentecost. Let us expect a move of the Holy Spirit, God turning situations around for people.

 

For those who’d like to unite with my friends and me, we’re following a pattern introduced earlier:

 

  1. Be still before God
  2. Praise
  3. Remember Jesus’ sacrifice and victory on the cross
  4. Pray in and through Jesus’ strength
  5. Silence on our knees
  6. Pray the Lord’s Prayer

 

 

1. Be still before God

 

God is not the author of confusion but of peace (1 Corinthians 14:33).

 

In quietness before God, hand over all confusion you are experiencing in this time and receive His peace.

A. It may help to picture yourself in this exchange with God or for you to lift your hands to give confusion to Jesus or Father God. As you lower your hands, receive His peace.

B. For others, it may help to relate this exchange to your breathing: exhale confusion and breathe in God’s peace.

2. Praise

 

Read Psalms 145-150 (five praise Psalms that begin with Halleluiah! or Praise the LORD!) 

 

When I googled Psalms 146-150 I found a video made by Pastor Olivia who has just completed reading the Book of Psalms in 31 days. As she said, we can receive advice in what to do in protecting ourselves from coronavirus but that advice can’t bring peace; only the Word of God can bring peace! To be encouraged, hear her for yourself by pasting into the search box, Day 31: Psalms 146-159 Reading through the Psalms in 31 days.

 

Praying the Praise Psalms is such a faith builder. If you are together with others, you could take turns in declaring a praise psalm. If you’re alone, you could play Pastor Olivia’s recording and read aloud with her. Either way, you’ll be putting things in perspective – God is on the throne and no other!

3. Remember Jesus’ Sacrifice and Victory on the Cross (Luke 22:15-20; John 19:30)

(For those who can take communion together, for those who can't, read the word and remember)

 

As we make my way through the attributes that Jesus deserves, we come to strength:

 

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom
And strength and honour and glory and blessing!”
(Revelation 5:12)

 

I’m always blown away by the fact that we are told the same power that God the Father used to raise His Son, lives in you and me (Ephesians 1:19-20). From the victory of Jesus’ sacrifice and His Father raising Him from the dead, pray in and through Jesus’ strength:

 

He who Is, Has Been, and Ever Will Be is willing to be strength to all those who need it right now. Let us expect testimonies this week in which we will be able to say we saw God’s strength in our lives and nation.

4. Pray In and Through Jesus’ Strength

A. Pray for one another:

 

For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,  may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:12-20)

 

According to the riches of the Father’s glory, may He strengthen your inner being with might (name a person or group) through His Holy Spirit. Being rooted and grounded in love, may you comprehend the unconditional love of Christ, so that you may be filled with the fullness of God.

 

 With the same power that raised Jesus from the dead in you and me what great miracles can we expect to see in this time? Because our God does exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to THE POWER THAT WORKS IN US, God will receive glory in and through us.

B. We can pray the psalm for our families to be secure (declare this verses with your family in mind):

 

God is our refuge and strength
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear

 

(Psalm 45:1)

C. We can pray ongoing protection – healing for the sick, comfort for those who are mourning, strength for those still on the frontline (e.g. think of a person or group and ask God to be their refuge and strength. Ask that they will sense God’s presence and loving care that they may receive His peace and joy, which is our strength.)

D. We can declare God’s refuge and strength for the nation, remembering a further promise in the Bible:

 

For You have been a strength to the poor,

 

A strength to the needy in his distress

 

(Psalm 25:4a)

5. Silence on our knees (physically for those for whom it’s possible)

 

We look to God alone from whom comes our help to express His lovingkindness in rescuing us from this pandemic and its consequences.

6. The Lord’s Prayer

 

Unite together with all others praying to say together, ‘Our Father . . .’

 

Dear brothers and sisters I do hope you will have testimonies this week in your lives and the lives you pray for. Perhaps you can write them so they can be shared to encourage others.

 

Until next week, Pentecost Sunday, be blessed beyond measure with God’s shalom (His peace),

 

Katey

 

Katey Moreland

 

The Word of the Lord Ministries director

 

www.thewordofthelord.biz

 

 

 

 

Running with the Father's Heart - 32 Marathons because Every County Counts

 

In the past 10 years of ministry in Ireland, I have always been led to relate scriptures from prophetic books to the event taking place. However, for this prayer project, I sense that I am to take scriptures from the Jewish calendar, that is, those read on Shabbat in Synagogues (the Hebrew scriptures) and in Jewish Messianic congregations (Hebrew and New Testament Scriptures).  Shabbat is from Friday night, sun down, until Saturday, one hour after sun-down. It is no coincidence that every week, this prayer initiatiave of allowing the Father to express His love through us, takes place during these hours and so it is fitting to pray the scriptures read all over the world for the county in which we minister. 

 

Prayer Points for the month of September 2019

At a glance:

Week 30. Mayo 06-07 September ‘19

Week 31. Sligo 13-14 September ‘19

Week 32. Donegal 20-21 September ‘19

 

Specific scriptures and prayers are below for each week in September. If you can join us in praying for each of the counties, that would be very much appreciated. Please pray for ongoing smooth organising as we complete our journey.

Paul and Hilary Kyle who ministered in word and song, as well as running and walking, during the first 3 weeks of our 32 marathon journey around Ireland are returning to complete the final 3 weekends with us. I thank God He is calling them home to Ireland from America at this time and for all that He will do through them. On the final week, in the place I call home (Donegal), I will share the final message on seeing the Father’s heart through the Lord’s Prayer, “Our Father, Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory. Amen!

If you want to know more about the speakers or the venues, please look at the Word of the Lord Ministries web page www.thewordofthelord.biz

 

Week 30. May0 6-7 September ‘19

Friday 7 p.m.      Father Heart meeting                                                                                                  

Speaker: Paul Kyle

(Worship songwriter, USA, https://www.paulkyle.org/)

                                                         

“O you afflicted one,
Tossed with tempest, and not comforted,
Behold, I will lay your stones with colourful gems,
And lay your foundations with sapphires . . .

All your children shall be taught by the Lord
And great shall be the peace of your children.
 

In righteousness you shall be established;
You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear;
And from terror, for it shall not come near you.

Isaiah 54:11-14 

 

Prayer: Please pray for the believers in County Mayo to be encouraged: though they may have struggled and see people struggling all around them, the LORD is about to do a new thing. ALL their children shall be taught by the Lord and great shall be the peace of their children, oppression and fear removed far from them.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                    Prayer and Proclamation over the county               Achill Island (Greenway)

10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.   Relay Marathon                      From Achill Island to Westport

                                                                                                    (Great Western Greenway)

4.30-5.30p.m.             Worship Celebration                                                        Westport (trailhead)

                            

 

 

He (John the Baptist) said: ‘I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Make straight the way of the Lord,”’ as the prophet Isaiah said.’

John 1: 23

Prayer: Please pray for the people of County Mayo that more and more people will be drawn into the presence of Almighty God by those sent by God to show the way.

 

Week 28. Sligo 13-14 September ‘19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart meeting                                                                           

Speaker: Paul Kyle

(Worship songwriter, USA, https://www.paulkyle.org/)

 

“Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed;
Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame;
For you will forget the shame of your youth,
And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.”

Isaiah 54:4

Prayer: Please pray for the believers in County Sligo, that all sense of shame be taken from them as God covers them in His glory. May there be great rejoicing in the streets. (Another time I was praying for revival in Sligo, God showed me that people will be hanging onto lampposts because they’re laughing so much, they can hardly stand! Let His joy be palatable.)

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                    Prayer and Proclamation over the county                  

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Relay Marathon 

4-5p.m.                       Worship Celebration                                                 

 

 

For the mountains shall depart
And the hills be removed
But My kindness shall not depart from you,
Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,”
Says the Lord, who has mercy on you.

Isaiah 54:10

Prayer: Please pray for County Sligo to experience the kindness of God. May they be aware of His covenant of peace toward them, grace and mercy that will not be removed.

 

Week 32. Donegal 20-21 September ‘19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart meeting                                                                             

 Speaker: Katey Moreland 

Knowing our Loving Father through the Lord’s Prayer,

Part 9: ‘Our Father, Yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory’

 

Also today the Lord has proclaimed you to be His special people, just as He promised you, that you should keep all His commandments, and that He will set you high above all nations which He has made, in praise, in name, and in honour, and that you may be a holy people to the Lord your God, just as He has spoken.”

Deuteronomy 16:18-19

 

Prayer:  Please pray for the believers in County Donegal that they recognise the LORD God is a promise keeper. May they, and all the believers in our land, choose to give praise and honour  to His name, being a people separated to him, to be holy just as He is holy and out of this, see His promises fulfilled in our lives.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                    Prayer and Proclamation over the county                Ards Forest

10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Relay Marathon from Ards Forest to Downings/Carrigart

4.30-5.30p.m.            Worship Celebration                                                              Downings

 

The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.  And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honour into it. 

Rev 21:23-24

Prayer: Please pray for County Donegal – and the whole island of Ireland as we complete our 32 marathons declaring the Father’s love for this land and people. May the glory of the risen Christ, the Lamb of God, shine upon our land, that our lives be illuminated with the glory of God.  May more and more people choose to walk in His glorious light, to reflect the glory that He reflects upon us. 

 

Prayer Points for the month of August 2019

At a glance:

Week 26. Kerry 09-10 August 19

Week 27. Limerick 16-17 August 19

Week 28. Clare 23-24 August 19

Week 29. Galway 30-31 August 19

Specific scriptures and prayers are below for each week in August. If you can join us in praying for each of the counties, that would be very much appreciated. Please pray for ongoing smooth organising as we continue our journey.

Please pray for all those ministering. This month, our visiting speaker, Waterford man, Adrian Galvin, completes his triathlon of counties in County Kerry, but hopefully will join us for later Father Heart weekends. Next week, Carolyn Hyde arrives from Israel to minister the Father’s heart in and for County Limerick. I’ve arranged a busy schedule for her (6 nights, 7 counties, 5 beds and 3 radio interviews – “Welcome to my world” is all I can say!J) I shall be Carolyn’s driver. Please pray for all the LORD wishes to do through and for her in our beautiful emerald isle and for our safe travels and renewed energy. Thank you. Later in the month, I will be teaching on seeing our loving Father through the Lord’s Prayer. Please pray for greater revelation. The guest speaker at the other weekend is a surprise.

If you want to know more about the speakers or the venues, please look at the Word of the Lord Ministries web page www.thewordofthelord.biz

 

Week 26. Kerry 9-10 August ‘19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart meeting                                  Gallarus Oratory, Dingle

                                          

Speaker: Adrian Galvin (Waterford man, Pastor in the UK)

 

 The Lord our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying: ‘You have dwelt long enough at this mountain.  Turn and take your journey . . .’  And the Lord spoke to me, saying: ‘You have skirted this mountain long enough; turn northward’

Deut 1:6; 2:2

 

Prayer: There is a sense that God has prepared many of his people in County Kerry for new things and now is the time for them to move out. Please pray for all those who are being called out to something new by the LORD to have the confidence to say ‘Yes, Lord’ and obey. May this weekend be a springboard for many new ventures in and out of Kerry.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                         Prayer and Proclamation over the County                     Annascaul Lake

10.15 a.m. – 5 p.m.      Relay Marathon 

From Annascaul Lake to Rose Park, Tralee

5.30 p.m.                         Worship Celebration                                          Rose Garden, Tralee Park

 

“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.
If you are willing and obedient
You shall eat the good of the land.”

Isaiah 1:18-19

 

Prayer:  Please pray for the people of Kerry. May shame be removed from their lives. May repentance instead fill their hearts as they recognise that God can do the impossible, cleansing their hearts from sin, washing them as white as snow. Please pray for the people of Kerry to be mightily blessed to eat the good of the land, that people are not forced to leave for work but will find it in their home county.

 


Week 27. Limerick 16-17 August ‘19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart meeting                               St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale

                                                        

Speaker: Carolyn Hyde

                                     (Worship songwriter, Heart of God Ministries, Galilee, Israel)

                                                         

Now, O Israel, listen to the decrees and the judgments which I teach you to observe, that you may live, and go in andpossess the land which the Lord God of your fathers is giving you.

Deut 4:1

 

Prayer: Please pray for the believers in County Limerick to be listeners of Father God’s still, deep voice. In listening, obeying and in obeying, receiving – receiving the rich inheritance the God of their fathers wants for them. May they be blessed beyond measure.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                    Prayer and Proclamation over the county                  Abbeyfeale (Greenway)

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Relay Marathon                                                 From Abbeyfeale to Rathkeale

                                                                                                    (Great Southern Trail)

4-5p.m.                       Worship Celebration                                                        Rathkeale

                            

 

 

So the scribe said to Him, “Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one God, and there is no other but He.  And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbour as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

Mark 12:32-33

Prayer: Please pray for the people of County Limerick that faith in the One True God will increase, their love for Him filling their hearts, understanding, soul and strength. Thank God for all those in Co. Limerick who love God and walk in the understanding that loving one’s neighbour as oneself is worth more than all the offerings and sacrifices they could give to God.

 

Week 28. Clare 23-24 August ‘19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart meeting                                      

2 p.m.              Scattery Island

7.30 p.m.         Killimer (provisional)

                                          

                          Speaker: Katey Moreland 

              (Knowing our Loving Father through the Lord’s Prayer,

Part 8: ‘Our Father, Deliver us from the evil one)

 

 

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

Deut 6:4

Prayer: Please pray for County Clare. Pray for Christians to be an example to those outside. May their fruit be an influx of believers into the church, hearts returning to love God with all their strength and soul.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                    Prayer and Proclamation over the county                   Kilrush

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Relay Marathon from Kilrush to Lisdoonvarna

4-5p.m.                       Worship Celebration                                                 Lisdoonvarna

 

 

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Hebrews 11:8

Prayer: Abraham heard the voice of God and obeyed. Please pray for the people of County Clare to have a personal encounter with Father God that they may put their faith in Jesus and follow precious Holy Spirit wherever He leads them.

 

Week 29. Galway 30-31 August ‘19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart meeting                                      

                                          

                          Speaker: (to be confirmed)

 

For if you carefully keep all these commandments which I command you to do—to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to Him . . . Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours. 

Deut 11:22-24

Prayer: Every promise in the Bible has conditions. Please pray for the believers in County Galway that they may more and more love the LORD their God, walk in all His ways and hold fast to Him so that they may receive the blessing of taking the ground upon which the sole of their feet tread.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                    Prayer and Proclamation over the county                Oughterard

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Relay Marathon from Oughterard to Lough Nafooey

4-5p.m.                       Worship Celebration                                                                Lough Nafooey

 

Awake, awake!
Put on your strength, O Zion;
Put on your beautiful garments,
O Jerusalem, the holy city!

Isaiah 52:1

Prayer: Please pray for County Galway – may there be an awakening to the beauty God has bestowed upon the county and its inhabitants. May praise fill their mouths in thanks to Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  

Prayer Points for the month of July 2019

At a glance:

Week 22. Roscommon 05-06 July 19

Week 23. Tipperary 12-13 July 19

Week 24. Waterford 19-20 July 19

Week 25. Cork 26-27 July 19

Specific scriptures and prayers are below for each week in July. If you can join us in praying for each of the counties, that would be very much appreciated. Please pray for ongoing smooth organising as we continue our journey.

I, Katey, am not as tired as I was but now I have a cracked rib to deal with. The cracked rib is below my heart and its cracking was due to the excitement of a loving friend picking me up and swinging me around after we had climbed and descended the Stairway to Heaven in County Fermanagh. There was only love in her actions and although I can’t be as physically active as I was, God is still making the weekends a success – this, after all, is a team effort and God will find a way to complete each marathon whether I can cycle a lot or walk a little. It is well.

Please pray for all those ministering. This month, our visiting speaker from America, Jewish believer Abraham Bender, completes his time with us in Roscommon, the first place he ministered in our emerald isle some years ago. The other guest speaker is Adrian Galvin, the Lord bringing him home from Bristol, UK to minister with us for 3 weeks.  The LORD bless them for all that they freely give to the county they minister in, receiving in abundance for their generosity and love. If you want to know more about the speakers or the venues, please look at the Word of the Lord Ministries web page www.thewordofthelord.biz. I am privileged to be speaking in my father’s home county, Tipperary, and hope my heavenly Father will connect me with my granny’s relatives, the Clonmel Kellys.

 

Week 22. Roscommon 5-6 July ‘19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart meeting                 26 Curlew View, Boyle, F52 T624

                                          

Speaker: Abraham Bender 

(American Messianic Jewish missionary to the world)

 

So Moses and Aaron went . . . to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and they fell on their faces. And the glory of the Lord appeared to them.

Numbers 20:6

 

Prayer: Please pray for those who attend the Father Heart meeting that as we humble ourselves before Almighty God, His presence would be tangible in His glory appearing to us. Pray for those present to hear His voice clearly, walking the way He directs, be it for the community or individual.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                         Prayer and Proclamation over the County         Lough Key Forest, Boyle

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.      Relay Marathon 

from Lough Key Forest to Clonalis House Gardens, Castlerea

4-5p.m.                          Worship Celebration                                          Clonalis House, Castlerea

 

And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

Hebrews 9:15

 

Prayer:  Please pray for the people of Roscommon that those who are called may choose to receive the promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

 


Week 23. Tipperary 12-13 June ‘19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart meeting                      Excel Centre, Tipperary Town

                                                        

Speaker: Katey Moreland

                                     (Knowing our Loving Father through the Lord’s Prayer,

Part 6: ‘Our Father, Lead us not into the hand of a test)

                                                         

Then Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, “Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the word of the Lord my God, to do less or more.

Numbers 22:18

 

Prayer: Please pray for the believers in County Tipperary for a deep conviction to follow the LORD’s word, never to do less or more but to obey the voice of the Spirit of God.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                    Prayer and Proclamation over the county                  Lake Muskry

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Relay Marathon from Lake Muskry to Denis Burke Park, Clonmel

4-5p.m.                       Worship Celebration                                                                  Denis Burke Park

                            

 

“God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
Has He said, and will He not do?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

Numbers 23:19

Prayer: Please pray for the people of Tipperary that their faith become unshakable in God’s promises, believing that whatever God has spoken will surely come to pass. He is not a man that He should lie!

 

Week 24. Waterford 19-20 July ‘19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart meeting          Band stand, People’s Park, Waterford

                                          

                          Speaker: Adrian Galvin (Local man, Pastor in the UK)

 

And the Lord said to Moses: “Take Joshua the son of Nun with you, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay your hand on him . . . before all the congregation, and inaugurate him in their sight. And you shall put from your authority on him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.

Numbers 27:18-20

Prayer: Please pray for a transferral of authority and mantles in County Waterford from one generation of Spirit-filled believers to another, so that God may have His way in all generations, giving them leaders who will exhort and encourage the Body of Christ according to the will of our Father.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                    Prayer and Proclamation over the county       Carriaganore (Greenway)

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Relay Marathon from Carriaganore to Dungarvan (Greenway)

4-5p.m.                       Worship Celebration                                               Dungarvan Bandstand

 

 

Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

1 Kings 18:46

Prayer: Please pray for supernatural strength for the people of County Waterford. Even as we take to the Greenway (disused railway), may we go with ‘God speed’ as a prophetic gesture upon this county that they may be quick to run ahead of evil, taking the victory in Jesus their messiah.

 

Week 25. Cork 26-27 July ‘19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart meeting                                      

                                          

                          Speaker: Adrian Galvin (Pastor, UK)

 

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you . . .”

Jeremiah 1:5

Prayer: Please pray for the believers in County Cork to be encouraged in their walk – it is their Father who formed them in their mothers’ wombs and even before their earthly conception, He knew them. Before they were born they were set apart for Him. Pray for them to believe God opens doors for them to fulfil that for which He has ordained them.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                    Prayer and Proclamation over the county                    

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Relay Marathon 

4-5p.m.                       Worship Celebration                                                                 

But the Lord said to me:

“Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’
For you shall go to all to whom I send you,
And whatever I command you, you shall speak.”

Jeremiah 1: 7

Prayer: Let us pray for all the young in Christ (no matter their age in the natural), that they will not shy away from what God calls them to do, thinking they do not know enough. May they always obey the Holy Spirit of God in Jesus’ mighty name!

Prayer Points for the month of June 2019

 

Week 18. L-Derry 7-8 June ‘19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart teaching                Columba House, Derry, BT48 7EG

                                          

Speaker: Abraham Bender 

(American Messianic Jewish missionary to the world)

 

Paul greeted them and told them in detail what God had done among the non-Jews through his ministry. When they heard this, they praised God.

                                                                                      (Acts 21: 19-20a)

Prayer: One of the privileges of travelling this island of Ireland is seeing and sharing what God is doing, not only through my ministry but the ministry of others. This same weekend, a group of churches in Derry have organised a weekend of prayer and praise in and for their city. My heart swells to hear such news (and that out of 32 weekends God would choose this weekend for us to be in the same city). Our timetables do not clash and we are able to join their events as well as our own. Please join me in praising God for all the work He will achieve this weekend through ‘Running with the Father’s Heart for Derry’ and ‘City on a Hill’.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                         Prayer and Proclamation over the County         Drumceatt Hill, Limavady

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.      Relay Marathon 

from Roe Park, Limavady to Douglas Bridge, Moneyneany

4-5p.m.                          Worship Celebration                                          Douglas Bridge, Moneyneany

 

“. . . for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.”

 (Judges 13:7b)

 

Prayer:  We begin our Saturday events at Drumceatt Hill where St. Columba settled a dispute after returning from Iona in Scotland. I feel this is very significant, inviting a spirit of reconciliation into our hearts and into this county. Yet, no person in the county is less called than St. Columba was. Please pray for believers to recognise their unique call from God in their lives.

 


Week 19. Tyrone 14-15 June ‘19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart teaching                      

                                                        

Speaker: Katey Moreland

                                     (Knowing our Loving Father through the Lord’s Prayer,

Part 6: ‘Our Father, Forgive us our sins’)

                                                         

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Take the Levites from among the children of Israel and cleanse them . . . Sprinkle water of purification on them . . .”

(Numbers 8: 6-7)

 

Prayer: Father God desires that we be holy as He is holy, to follow in the footsteps of His children. Please pray for the children of God in County Tyrone that they will be willing to allow the Spirit of God to cleanse them, purified in preparation for the work God has for them, both locally and in the island-wide revival that is to come.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                     Prayer and Proclamation over the county                       

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.     Relay Marathon 

4-5 p.m.                        Worship Celebration                                                             

 

“This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel:
‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’
Says the Lord of hosts.

(Zechariah 4:6)

 

Prayer: Praise God for His wonders which the Holy Spirit of God performs. Please pray for people in County Tyrone to see the intervention of the Holy Spirit in their lives and their communities, greater than any other might or power. Where there is discouragement, may believers be encouraged. Where there is division, may unity be formed. Where there is brokenness, may Father God touch them with healing. Where there is hurt and bitterness, may love prevail.

 

Week 20. Fermanagh 21-22 June ‘19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart teaching                                      Enniskillen

                                          

                          Speaker: Dr. Cecil & Evilyn Stewart (CCN channel)

 

If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’ 

(Numbers 14: 8)

 

 

Prayer: Please pray for Cecil Stewart as he delivers the Word from the Father about His love toward the people of County Fermanagh. May the hearer be encouraged in their walk. May they experience the Lord’s delight and the richness it brings to their lives.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                    Prayer and Proclamation over the county                  Ballintempo Forest

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Relay Marathon from Ballintempo Forest to Cuilcagh Broadwalk

4-5p.m.                       Worship Celebration                                                                  Cuilcagh Broadwalk

 

 

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

 (Hebrews 3:7-8)

 

Prayer: Please pray for the believers in County Fermanagh, for a heightened awareness of the voice of God, so that their hearts may be soft toward His commands and requests, that they may please their Father through obedience to Him. May the only competition be to be the most obedient to the Father’s voice that He may be pleased with His children.

 

Week 21. Leitrim 28-29 June ‘19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart teaching                                      L

                                          

                          Speaker: Barbara Murray (Dublin, worship leader, professional pianist)

 

Then Samuel said to the people, “Come, let us go to Gilgal and renew the kingdom there.”

(I Sam 11: 14)

 

 

Prayer: Please pray for Barbara as she ministers the Father’s heart in word and song. May there be a sense of the Kingdom of God being renewed in the hearts of the hearers. Pray for the people of County Leitrim to be people who will pray fervently, “Our Father, may Your kingdom come, may Your will be done on earth as in heaven”.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                    Prayer and Proclamation over the county                    

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Relay Marathon 

4-5p.m.                       Worship Celebration                                                                 

 

 

‘. . . Of all your gifts, you shall offer up every heave offering due to the Lord from all the best of them, the consecrated part of them.’

 (Numbers 18:29)

 

Prayer: Please pray for the believers in County Leitrim, that they will offer the best of themselves and all they have to the service of the Lord. May they enjoy working in the family business, so to speak, seeing themselves working together with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Prayer Points for the month of May 2019

Week 15. Armagh 10-11 May 19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart teaching          Ballyards Castle prayer room, Armagh

                                

SpeakerErnie Gibson (Highlands’ leader, Pray Scotland)

 

 

Worship Leader:  James Bell (International Worship leader and singer/songwriter)

 

 “But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come near Me to minister to Me . . . And they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the unholy, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.”

                                                                                      (Ezekiel 44: 15; 23)

Prayer: Please pray that tonight’s meeting, all that is said and sung, encourages those who have remained faithful in County Armagh while seeing others around them fall away. May they be filled with hope for the future, that as hearts are revived and minds are renewed in Christ, they will be called to teach and encourage many from the well of salvation within them.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

9.30 a.m.                         Prayer and Proclamation over the County             Loughgall Country Park

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.      Relay Marathon from Loughgall Country Park to Newry Town Hall

                                         (Road to Portadown, Newry Canal towpath to Newry Town Hall)

4-5p.m.                          Worship Celebration                                                     Newry Town Hall

 

‘You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

 (1 Peter 2:5) 

Prayer: God chose Armagh as a spiritual capital centuries ago over 1500 years ago. It is no coincidence today that traditional churches still have their headquarters for the whole island of Ireland in Armagh. As leaders in the land, how Armagh chooses to live affects the whole island. Christians in and from Armagh rededicating themselves to Christ Jesus in our Father in heaven has an incredible ripple effect on the whole island so it’s vital we pray for their willingness at this time to allow the Spirit of God to build them up to be all God wants them to be. The scroll filled with the Father’s love makes its way from near the city of Armagh to Newry Town Hall, from one seat of authority to another. Please pray for all who claim Jesus as their Lord and Saviour in County Armagh, the Master they follow, to dedicate themselves afresh in this season, that they may be built up, to be holy as He is holy, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, both personal and corporate, directed by and acceptable to God through Jesus Christ, knowing that their decision will impact the whole island.

 

Week 16. Down 17-18 May 19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart teaching                      

                                                        

Speaker: Katey Moreland

                                              (Knowing our Loving Father through the Lord’s Prayer,

Part 5: ‘Our Father, Give us this day, our daily portion’)

                                                         

And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family. 

(Leviticus 25: 10)

Prayer: Father God has chosen that we celebrate the half-way mark of Running with the Father’s Heart in County Down, the start and end place of Patrick’s ministry in Ireland. On previous prayer tours around Ireland, I (Katey) have personally had incredible spiritual encounters in County Down because of the seed sown by Patrick and God’s intent to celebrate it. Please pray for County Down and the whole island of Ireland to enter into God’s jubilee. May those in Christ proclaim liberty to the captives. May multitudes return to their family, both natural and spiritual, in the name of Jesus.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

9.30 a.m.                     Prayer and Proclamation over the county                        Newcastle

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.     Relay Marathon from Newcastle to Kilclief Castle

4-5 p.m.                        Worship Celebration                                                              Kilclief Castle

 

‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You. . . You are great in counsel and mighty in work, for Your eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, to give everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings . . .’

(Ezekiel 32:17)

Prayer: Praise God who made the heavens and the earth and for whom nothing is too difficult! We are running with the Father’s heart in and for County Down, an area brimming with the works and prayers of St. Patrick. Undoubtedly, he sought the Lord on behalf of the county and its inhabitants. Please pray for his prayers to be answered, the fruits of his doings producing a greater harvest, many in this season flocking to the Father through His Son Jesus.

 

Week 17. Antrim 24-25 May 19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart teaching                                      Lisburn

                                          

                        Speaker: Erik & Liv Hansen (Denmark)

 

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord
And whose hope is the Lord.
For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters
Which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not fear when heat comes . . .”

(Jeremiah 16: 7-8a)

Prayer: Please pray for Erik & Liv as they deliver the Word from the Father about His love toward the people of County Antrim. Pray for an increase of faith in Believers, and the fruit of their trust to be evident to those around them, that more and more may put their trust in the Lord.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                     Prayer and Proclamation over the county                         Lisburn

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.     Relay Marathon from Lisburn to Waterworks, Belfast

4-5p.m.                         Worship Celebration                                                                  Waterworks Park 

 

“Come out from among them
And be separate,” says the Lord.
“Do not touch what is unclean
And I will receive you;
I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,”
Says the Lord Almighty.”

 (2 Corinthians 6: 17-18) 

Prayer: Please pray for the believers in County Antrim, for them to receive from the Spirit of God a fresh revelation of what it is to be sons and daughters of the Father – to be holy as He is holy, compassionate as He is compassionate, to care as He cares, to forgive as He forgives. May communities be changed by this revelation, more and more Christians from different backgrounds uniting in Christ so that the world may believe that Jesus was sent by the Father (John 17: 21). 

 

Prayer Points for the month of April 2019

Week 11. Longford 05-06 April 19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart teaching          Redeemed CCG church, Ballymahon

                                          

                              SpeakerOlivia Ralph (A beautiful testimony)

 

All the people of the land shall give this offering for the prince in Israel. 

                                                                                      (Ezekiel 45: 16)

Prayer: Please pray for the people of County Longford to recognise the Prince of Peace who in turn will introduce them to His loving Father. We cannot out give Jesus – may the followers of Jesus willingly and lovingly give of themselves fully for the Father’s Kingdom to come in Ireland. 

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                        Prayer and Proclamation over the County                 Ballymahon

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.         Relay Marathon from Ballymahon to Derrycassen Woods

                                      (Longford Bridge to Longford: Royal Canal + road cycling)

4-5p.m.                           Worship Celebration                                                     Derrycassen Woods

 

When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”  Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

 (Matt 8: 1-4)

PRAYER: I am reminded about a powerful revelation I received back in 2013 as I prayer-walked into Longford. God told me I was about to have the largest, most powerful meeting in my trip around Leinster. This would be the fruit of John Wesley’s prayer and ministry in this area. We, indeed, had an amazing evening! Because of the seeds sown in this land, great multitudes will, once again, follow Jesus. Many people, in their heart of hearts, feel too unclean to come to Jesus. Please pray for them to be willing to come and ask Jesus for cleansing. Then, their lives will never be the same again – washed in the precious blood of Jesus, they will be purified and made holy, complete in Christ Jesus.


Week 12. Cavan 12-13 April 19

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart teaching                      Bailieborough Parish Hall

                                                        

Speaker: Rev. Seamus Heaney

                                                         

Then the priest who makes him clean shall present the man who is to be made clean before the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.

(Leviticus 14: 11)

PRAYER: Jesus says He is the only way to the Father. Please pray for the people of County Cavan to take up this evening’s invitation to be drawn into deeper fellowship with our Saviour Jesus and His (our) good, good Father in Heaven.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

9.30 a.m.                     Prayer and Proclamation over the county                        Lough an Leigh, King’s court

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.     Relay Marathon from Lough an Leigh to Cootehill Forest

4-5 p.m.                     Worship Celebration                                                      Cootehill Forest

 

Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.” And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”

(Matthew 8: 5-7)

PRAYER: If a man cared this much for his servant, how much does our Heavenly Father care! Please pray for an increase of healing of those paralysed in County Cavan – in spirit, in mind, in body, in relationship, in finances, in life, that they may live life to the full.

 

Week 13. Monaghan 19-20 April 19

Extra Event:

Thursday 18 April, 2-10 p.m. Worship Altar Kingdom Harvest Church, Belfast

A day of worship and prophetic intercession is led by Brenda Taylor (Dovetail Shalom Ministries) and Richard Lewis.

 

A woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head as He sat eating.

(Matthew 26: 7)

Prayer: Please pray for those who Jesus calls from around the island to let nothing hinder them but come, ready to pour out their wealth before the King. May we come out of love for him and listen attentively to His heart.

 

Friday 7.30 p.m.      Father Heart teaching          Shalom C. Fellowship, Monaghan

                                          

PASSOVER                 Speaker: Brenda Taylor (Dovetail Shalom Ministries, UK)

 

. . . when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.

                                                                        (Ezekiel 12: 23b)

PRAYER: Please pray for the people of County Monaghan that on this night they may have a fresh revelation of how much Father God loves them, that He would give His only Son’s blood to protect all who trust in Him from the destroyer.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

 

9.30 a.m.                     Prayer and Proclamatioover the county                   Mullyash Mountain

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.     Relay Marathon from Mullyash Mountain to Inniskeen

4-5p.m.                      Worship Celebration                                                  Inniskeen Round Tower

For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are representations of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us

(Hebrews 9: 24)

Prayer: Thank God for Jesus’ sacrifice on earth and His intercession in heaven on our behalf. Please pray for the people of County Monaghan to respond to such amazing love – for we can only love in response to His love and then out of this love, may they obey His voice to do whatever He commands.


Week 14. Louth 26-27 April 19

Friday 7.30 p.m.       Father Heart teaching                  Solid Rock Church, Drogheda

                      

                                     Speaker: Katey Moreland

                                     (Knowing our Loving Father through the Lord’s Prayer,

                                                            Part 4: ‘Our Father, Your will be done’)

 

And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night.

(Exodus 13: 21)

Prayer: Please pray for the people of County Louth to experience Father God’s loving protection and provision for their lives, so that they may each successfully live the life ordained for them.

 

Saturday                 Running with the Father’s Heart           

9.30 a.m.                     Prayer and Proclamation over the county                      Battle of the Boyne

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.     Relay Marathon from the Battle of the Boyne to Dundalk

4-5p.m.                       Worship Celebration                                                    Ladies’ beach, Dundalk

 

Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”

                                                                        (1 Peter 1: 13-16)

PRAYER: It is only grace that enables anyone to be holy as God is holy. Please pray for Christians in County Louth to believe that the grace of Jesus Christ enables them to become obedient children of Father God, putting to death on the cross their former lusts and in God’s grace, walk in the holiness offered.

 

Week 6. County Kilkenny 01-02 Feb 19

Friday                               Father Heart teaching        7.30 p.m.

                                        Speaker: Mike Harper: leader, worship song writer, teacher

 

“This is the thing which the Lord commanded, saying:  ‘Take from among you an offering to

the Lord. Whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it as an offering to the Lord . . .”

.                                                                       (Exodus 35: 4b-5a)

Prayer: The purpose of Friday evening’s meeting is for the Body of Christ to receive a fresh infilling of the Father’s love. He only approves of gifts given freely out of love. Pray for the Body of Christ in Kilkenny that, with a fresh infilling of love for the Father, they can say ‘Yes’ to whatever way Holy Spirit directs their hearts to offer of themselves to the work of the Kingdom, locally and further afield.

 

Saturday                         Running with the Father’s Heart

9.30 a.m.                          Prayer and Proclamation over the county                     

Nore Valley Trail Head, below Ossary Bridge (N10), Kilkenny

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.        Relay Marathon from below Ossary Bridge, Kilkenny to Duiske Abbey

4-5p.m.                             Worship Celebration at Duiske Abbey, Graiguenamanagh

 

For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,  each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.

(1 Corinthians 3: 11-13) 

Prayer: The city of Kilkenny’s foundations was Christ, a Christian settlement being built in the 6th Century. We meet for the prayer and proclamation over the county under Ossary Bridge, the area of the original Kilkenny (Church of Canice/Kil Chainnigh). We complete the marathon and have the worship celebration in the grounds of Duiske Abbey, built in the 13th Century. From the 6th Century to the 13th Century was 7 centuries. From then till now is 8 centuries. Seven signifies completion: God will always fulfil His promises, 8 that He does a new thing in this generation. Pray for the Christians of County Kilkenny that in this place that God has ordained to be holy, they will jump on board with God’s plans for this new season, joyfully and enthusiastically build with the materials pleasing to the LORD.


Week 7. County Carlow 08-09 March 19

Friday                               Father Heart teaching        7.30 p.m. Sacred Heart Church, Borris

                                        Speaker: Mike Harper        Worship Leader: Olivia Ralph

 

so the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the Lord.

                                                                        (1 Kings 8: 11)

Prayer: What glorious experience does Father God want to give to His children in County Carlow? Please pray for Mike and the team as they minister as vessels of the Father’s heart, that the glory of God will fill the people and building, for which He will receive all the praise and the glory.

 

Saturday                         Running with the Father’s Heart

9.30 a.m.                          Prayer and Proclamation over the county                      Ballytiglea Bridge

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.     Relay Marathon from Ballytiglea Bridge to Carlow Castle, Carlow

(River Barrow Way)

4-5p.m.                             Worship Celebration                                                                Carlow Castle   

 

God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.

(Hebrews 1: 1-2) 

Prayer: Apparently, Carlow Town is so ancient, its beginnings precede written records. The same God who related to man from the time of Adam, speaks today in His Son, Jesus. Pray for the people of Carlow that they may be drawn back into relationship with Father God through His Son, Jesus.


Week 8. County Laois 15-16 March 19

Friday                               Father Heart teaching        7.30 p.m.        9 Balladine Heights. Abbeyleix

                                           Speaker: Katey Moreland

                                           Subject: the Lord’s Prayer, part 3: Our Father, Your Kingdom Come

 

The people I formed for Myself will declare My praise.

                                                                        (Isaiah 43:21)

Prayer: Significantly on this 8th week we are close to the centre of the land. Yet again we are to declare that God is doing a new thing. We, as individuals, are created to praise God and I believe Ireland was created to declare the praises of God. Please pray that the people of Laois will draw closer than ever to Almighty God as Father, their provider, their supporter, the One who understands them, and out of that relationship, they may answer the call to declare His praise.

 

Saturday                         Running with the Father’s Heart

9.30 a.m.                          Prayer and Proclamation over the county                      Abbeyleix Bog Walk, Knocknamoe, Co. Laois

 

10.15 a.m. – 4 p.m.        Relay Marathon from Durrow to Durrow (Durrow Wood Loop)

4-5p.m.                             Worship Celebration                                                   The Old Mill, Castletown, Co. Laois                                                      

 

              Remember these things, O Jacob

              And Israel, for you are my servants;

              I have formed you, you are My servant,

              O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me.

(Isaiah 44:21)

 

 

 

 

Living Waters Praise Tour March 2014

Below are the prayer points for the week ahead in the hope you should like to join us in praying for the people of Ireland.

Week 4

Wed 26 March        Cycle & Canoe: Royal Canal Celbridge to Maynooth to Mullingar

Scripture:                   ‘The Lord loves the righteous’ (Psalm 146: 8c)

Prayer Points:            Please pray for this area in which various denominations train up young people for leadership. Pray for them to remember their righteousness is in Christ and not themselves, accepted through the sacrifice of Jesus’ body and blood on the cross over 2,000 years ago.

Thurs 27 March      Cycle and Canoe: Royal Canal Mullingar to Ballymahon

Scripture:                   ‘The Lord watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow’ (Psalm 146: 9a)

Prayer Points:            Please pray for immigrants to Ireland. May they be accepted and appreciated for the good they bring to our land. Pray also for those who are recently bereaved of parents, spouses, siblings and children. May they feel the comfort of a Father who loves them dearly.         

Fri 28 March         Cycle and Canoe: Lough Rea & Royal Canal Ballymahon to Longford

   7.30p.m                Regional Worship Celebration

Longford Methodist Church

Scripture:                   ‘The Lord shall reign forever – your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the Lord’ (Psalm 146: 2a)

Prayer Points:            Please join with us in praising God for all He has done, is doing and will do in the 12 counties of Leinster. He is truly worthy of all our praise!  

 

Thank you once again for your prayers for the people of Ireland – God bless you mightily.

In Yesu’,

Katey Moreland

The Word of the Lord Ministries Director/Founder