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PTAP: United Prayer

Prayer is communicating with God, hearing from Him, and gaining His perspective on things. In prayer we seek to hear His voice and learn His heart for the people, lands, and situations for which we are interceding. Prayer is one of the ways in which God invites us into what He is doing in the world. Jesus taught us to pray, "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven" (Matt 6:9-10).

Please pray that the believers all over the AP will rise up in prayer, unite, inquire of God, and seek to come alongside His heart for the people of the region. Pray that believers will be willing to be God's hands and feet; to be His ambassador's wherever they are placed (2 Cor. 5:20). In the turmoil that surrounds the region, many people are unsettled and questioning their faith, thus providing opportunities to share the Good News.  Pray for these connections.
Pray for unity over the body of believers in this area of the world. John 17:20-21 says, "I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me." Unity in the body is one of the greatest witnesses to the world that the Father sent the Son and speaks volumes to those of other faiths looking on.
Pray for opportunities for spiritual conversations in all walks of life and that these connections will bear fruit. Pray for protection over each opening for the believer and the non-believer.  Pray that the believers in the region would realize the incredible opportunity they have for Kingdom purposes and be intentional.
For those places where the Son is not known, prayer needs to be a large part of releasing the Gospel into hearts. Prayer makes a Kingdom difference.
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PTAP: Courage and Endurance

Pray for a believer who is working with a group of people who share his faith. Pray that they all will grow in the Lord, that they will have unity and that they will have the courage to proclaim the Good News with those who have not heard. Pray that when persecution comes, they will remain strong.

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:23-25).

"Tom" has been told that he will be scrutinized in his university position for his proselytizing in the past. Yet, students and colleagues ask about or make reference to matters of faith.  Ask that "Tom" will have wisdom in his responses, and that those who are sincerely seeking truth will follow through in meeting with "Tom" outside the university.

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold (Psalm 18:2).

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One Hour of Prayer

How’s your prayer life lately? Are you overcoming in daily prayer and intercession or would you be embarrassed to reveal your prayerlessness? I want to challenge you regarding the disturbing question Jesus put to His closest disciple, Peter, as he shamefully fell asleep at a desperate time when urgent prayer was needed from Christ’s companion, as He faced alone the impending cross with all of its physical agony, satanic torment and spiritual separation from God.


 “And Jesus came unto His disciples, and found them asleep, and said unto Peter, What, could you not watch with Me for one hour? Watch and pray, that you do not enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak”. (Matt 26:40, 41) 


Tell me—do you think you will be spared the same question from Jesus? Is your reason for not spending sixty minutes alone with God or partaking in a weekly prayer meeting at your church  because you can’t seem to find the time, or because you don’t know how to pray or because you can’t imagine yourself intelligently praying for an entire hour? The truth is, we are now living in a time of urgent need where much distress and unabashed sin is in our land and at our very doorstep, just as it was in the days of Lot. A demonic spirit of deception is ravishing the unsaved and the saved alike. Many are giving up and walking away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils as Paul predicted in 1Timothy 4:1. Others are bound by a spirit of lust—others still by fear, bitterness, anger and rebellion. Truly, the Church needs to shake itself out of its slumber in this dark crisis hour and pray.


Had Peter spent that time in the garden in prayer for his Master and for himself rather than sleeping it away, it would no doubt have strengthened Christ in His great sorrow that was upon His soul, which was the very reason Jesus took Peter aside with Him. One hour of intense prayer would have also given a frightened Peter supernatural courage and grace to withstand the approaching confrontation with the traitor, Judas, the chief priests and the temple guards. Even though Peter was mercifully forgiven and restored after denying the Lord three times, that piercing question must have haunted him for days, weeks and months to come—“Peter, could you not watch with Me for one hour?”. Insert your own name to Christ’s question and answer truthfully and humbly.


What kinds of trials and temptations will your one hour of prayer keep you from? What strength, favour and blessing will one hour of prayer procure on those whose names you bring before the throne of grace in earnest supplication? Your one hour of prayer could make all the difference between life and death to someone in deep despair, hopelessly at their wit’s end. Prayer is so much more than just a rigorous and regimented list of requests—it is our very bastion in the battle —our source of power to maneuver through the minefield of hidden temptations the enemy has carefully buried on our path in an effort to defeat and destroy us. It is a lifeline to those who are sinking in sin. If there was ever a time to be long on our knees before God, it is now! Peter’ grandest opportunity in a lifetime for prayer was passed up because he gave in to the weakness of his flesh, though his spirit was willing. I know pastors who are giving up and my heart breaks. Watch and pray, brothers and sisters that you do not enter into temptation—this shall be our finest hour, for“They who dwell in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1) Amen!

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"Again I say unto you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven" ( Matt. 18:19 NKJV)

I love praying corporately with a group of women on Tuesday and Friday morning or with my intercessory prayer team at church. When we are on one accord,in harmony on the prayer focus, even if the tune varies, its heavenly, powerful and freeing.

Corporate prayer is important to our Father because he wants believers to come together to pray. He wants to bring the church together to pray. He gives us His promise of faithfulness and much more to those who are willing to press their way to come together to pray on one accord in "agreement". Praying women and men in agreement energizes our praying.

The scripture lets us know that a special power is promised through corporate prayer. God can do things through agreeing prayers of the church , just like we see in the book of Acts when the church came together, that He may not do( He is sovereign ) through individual efforts. Author Sue Curran wrote in "The Power of Agreement in Corporate Prayer" as follows:

The prayer ministry of the church accomplishes much. The prayer gathering does more than enlarge the channel through which God will bless and give victory to His people; it actually moves us into an entirely different realm of power .


We move in a realm in which results are calculated exponentially. We move from the realm of addition to multiplication.... Corporate praying is the key to exponential power in prayer. See Sue Curran "The Praying Church: Principles and Power of Corporate Praying".

When every one is praying in "symphony" and is playing the same piece- a concert, in agreement, according to the will of God , He moves to answer, deliever and heal.

Let us come together this weekend in unified prayer "Down by the Riverside" in the city of Detroit and in all the cities of this country.

If you cannot attend this prayer gathering, join us where you are and let us know . Send your prayer focus or requests to or post them in the comment


Prayer Team Ministry

cordially invites you and your family to the 13th Annual


Saturday, August 28, 2010 7 AM-8:30 AM (Morning Prayer)

“And on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the river side, where prayer was continually made; ….” Acts 16:13

At HART PLAZA-Woodward & Jefferson Ave. Detroit (near the fountain)

Calling all the Intercessors, Prayer teams, women and men of the city, and your families to join us there. My praying sisters and brothers press by the Holy Spirit to gather there to pray for:

  • City of Detroit, Families, Youth, Public Schools, the Economy, jobs and businesses, Salvation and Repentance,
  • Bring a friend, family member, neighbor and children
  • PRAYER CHANGES THINGS. A UNITED PRAYER CRY CAN SHAKE THE PRISON WALLS AND RELEASE THE CAPTIVE from sin, bondage, etc. and release God’s will on earth and the blessings of God

contact L. Fegins, The Prayer Leader

Founder/Visionary: Missionary Minetta Hare

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