April 2021 Prayer Focus

 

 

April 4th – Bless the Lord for His Sacrifice

John 3:16 (AMP) “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] [a]only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

Father it was at the cross is where I first saw the illumination of your love and the burdens of my heart indeed rolled away – it was there by faith that I received and understood your sacrifice and it has brought joy and victory to my soul every day.

 

April 11th – Deliverance

Ephesians 6:12 (AMP) “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.”

Father we thank you that you are not only the Lover of our soul but the Deliverer also. Thank you for setting and making us free from the hand of the enemy in the name of Jesus. We declare our freedom this day in the name of Jesus.

 

April 18th – Live

Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

We decree and declare that we shall live a life pleasing to God because the life which we now live in the flesh we live by the faith of the Son of God!  Therefore, we shall live an abundant and satisfied life in the Son of God!

 

April 25th – Bishop Steven Hodge and First Lady Minister Shirleen Hodge

1 Timothy 2:1-2 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

 
Father we pray Your will be done, as we pray without ceasing for our leaders, Bishop Hodge, and First Lady Hodge that You keep them safe, healed and prosperous as they continue to lead and guide the Church of the Living God into all truth in Jesus’ name!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 2021 Prayer Focus 
 
 
March 7th – Hope
Psalm 71:5 (TPT) “For you are my only hope, Lord! I’ve hung on to you, trusting in you all my life.”
 
We thank God this week for our hope is in the Lord who will never ever disappoint! Amen!
 

March 14th – Encouragement to Love Others
I John 4:11 “Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.”
 
Lord as we grow in Your grace, mercy, and love, we will also love others as You have loved us. Thank You for Your unconditional love! Amen!
 

March 21st – Stepping into Your Future
Proverbs 16:9 (TPT) “Within your heart you can make plans for your future, but the Lord chooses the steps you take to get there.”
 
Father we realize that it is now our time to step into our future that You have ordained for us. With You at our side we are ready to get to stepping in Jesus’ name Amen!
 

March 28th – So Grateful
Psalm 107:1 “O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.”
 
With a grateful heart Lord God, we do give You thanks! Amen!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
February 2021 Prayer Focus
 
 
February 7th – Celebration of Black History Month – Freedom
Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.”
 
We pray during the Celebration of Black History Month that because Your Spirit released freedom from oppression for people of color, it also set all people of all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds free from the enemy in Jesus’ name! Hallelujah! Amen!
 
 
February 14th – Renewing of the Mind
Psalm 103:5 “Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
 
We are praying this week that we shall be renewed in the spirit of our minds in Jesus’ name! Amen!
 
 
February 21st – Healing
Jeremiah 17:14 “Heal me Lord, and I will be healed…”
 
Our prayer this week Lord is that we believe by faith that You shall, You have and You will heal in Jesus’ name, Amen!
 
 
February 28th – Bishop Steven & First Lady Minister Shirleen Hodge
Jeremiah 3:15 “And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
 
We pray this week for our Leaders Bishop & First Lady Hodge that You shall continue to grant them favor, wisdom, health, blessings, and divine protection in Jesus’ name!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2020 Prayer Focus

 

November 1st – No Matter What – Commitment to the Lord
Proverbs 16: 3 “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.”
 
We pray with a pure heart this week that no matter what, who comes or goes, leaves or stays, fast or slow, walks or run, drives or fly, in or out, up or down, we declare that our commitment is to the Lord and our thoughts shall be established in Him!

 

November 8th – Patience
James 1:3 “Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.” 
 
Lord help us this week as we pray against the spirit of impatience and impulsiveness in making wrong decisions, but we will be patient and trust You unconditionally as we wait with patience to receive Your correct answers to everything in our lives.  Thank You Lord God for unwavering patience!!

 

November 15th – God’s Strength for Weakness
2 Corinthians 12:10 “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”
 
Thank You, God, for giving us Your strength for our weakness because as we pray this week, we acknowledge in all that we encounter through persecutions and distresses, You have said that when we are weak, then we are strong and we believe it in Jesus’ name!  Amen!!

 

November 22nd – So Much To Thank God For
I Thessalonians 5:18 “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
 
Father during the week of the Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration we pause to give You thanks and pray that we will continue to give You thanks today, tomorrow, and forevermore because You have been so good and faithful to us all in Jesus’ name Amen!!

 

November 29th – Bishop Steven Hodge and First Lady Minister Shirleen Hodge
Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
 
We are praying for our anointed leaders, Bishop Hodge and First Lady Hodge, this week as they remain steadfast, unmovable and always abounding in the Lord!  We pray that nothing would hinder their tremendous faith, consistency and submission of love to You and their assignment.  We thank You Father that they lack nothing and through them Your vison shall come to pass in Jesus name!  Amen!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2020 Prayer Focus

 

October 4th– Speak Life
And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.” John 12:50
 
Our prayer is that we shall speak life – in every situation that warrants another speech, we speak life!  Life when the doctors have a bad diagnosis.  Life when our finances are in a negative deaden state.  Life when our minds are in a depressive suicidal condition.  Life when things are good.  Life when things are not so good.  We speak life today because out of this language flows Proverbs 8:35, declaring that “… whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord.”  We thank you Lord that we speak life and obtain favor today.  In Jesus’ name, Amen!

 

October 11th – Addictions

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil…” Matthew 6:13

Father we thank You that this is another day of freedom and not a day of being bound to any spirits of addiction, habit, compulsion, dependence, need, craving and obsession but are truly free by the blood and the finished work on and at the cross in Jesus'” name!  Amen!!

 

October 18th – Delight Yourself In the Lord

Shout in celebration of praise to the Lord! Everyone who loves the Lord and delights in him will cherish his words and be blessed beyond expectation.” Psalms 112:1 (TPT)
 
Oh Lord, this day we are repositioning ourselves to stand firm in Your Word and banish everything in our lives that is not like You as we shall delight ourselves in the Lord in Jesus’ name!  Amen!

 

October 25th – Run to God
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
 
We pray this week that we shall run to God with such an eagerness, enthusiasm and a made-up mind to repent because it is our desire to live a holy life that is pleasing to You in Jesus’ name!  Amen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2020 Prayer Focus

 
September 6th – Safety In Schools

“The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord.” Proverbs 21:31

Praying this week in these uncertain times of COVID-19 for the safety and protection as schools are opening and children all over the nation are now entering back into the classroom.  We pray for the safety and protection of the administration, principles, teachers, parents, bus drivers, aides and crossing guard attendants knowing that only the God of this world is the only one that can mount guard against any pandemic, sickness or disease in the schools in Jesus’ name we pray! Amen!!

 
September 13th – Unshakable

 “Those who trust in the Lord are as unshakeable, as unmovable as mighty Mount Zion!” Psalm 125:1 (TPT)

God, we thank You that our spirit, soul and body is set, fixed and unshakable towards You and You alone! We pray that we will bless the Lord at all times and the praises of the Lord will be continually and forever be in our hearts!  We pray that nothing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus! This is our unshakable and unmovable prayer to our God in Jesus’ name we pray! Amen!

 
September 20th – First Lady, Minister Shirleen Hodge

“I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.” Psalm 145:5

We thank God for our First Lady as she celebrates another birthday rejoicing in You dear Father.  We pray that this year will the best year ever as she is stronger and healthier than she has ever been in Jesus’ name we pray! Amen!!

 
September 27th – It’s In the Lord’s Hands

“If you bow low in God’s awesome presence, he will eventually exalt you as you leave the timing in his hands.” 1 Peter 5:6 (TPT)

Dear God, the Creator and Maker of this world, the great I AM! The One whom we love and adore! The One who holds our lives in His capable hands! We pray to You dear Heavenly Father, You, who knew us before time was, as we relinquish and surrender everything, everything that we desire or want to have control over, or that we desire or want to take control of, into Your capable, splendid, tremendous, remarkable, amazing, fearsome, astounding, astonishing, loving, affectionate, tender-hearted, compassionate and powerful, powerful hands in Jesus’ name we pray Amen!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

August 2020 Prayer Focus

 

August 2nd – Bishop Steven Hodge and First Lady Minister Shirleen Hodge
“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15
 
We pray this week for Bishop and First Lady Hodge praying that they shall continue to be forever and perpetually strong in the Lord and the power of His might as they do this Kingdom Business in Jesus’ name, Amen!

 

August 9th – Stay Centered

“Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it.  Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good.” Romans 12:9(a) (MSG)

We decree and declare praying in the authority of Jesus Christ, the Risen Savior, that we shall not be off centered, not blurred, or out-of-focus, toward the promises of God and His Word!  As we pray, we are announcing to the enemy that, this is the day which the Lord has made, and we will rejoice and be glad in it, no matter what the enemy tries to do to get us off-centered, through deception or manipulation, we are praying that we shall stay right in center of Jesus’ will as we experience His love, His joy, His peace and His healing power for our lives in Jesus’ name, Amen!

 
August 16th – Unstoppable

“Whoever attempts to restrain her [criticism] might as well try to stop the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.” Proverbs 27:16 (AMP)

We are praying and proclaiming one word:  Unstoppable!  Loving the Lord with our whole heart, strength, and soul, unstoppable!  Announcing to the devil no fear, anxiety or control over our mind shall not succeed because our faith and trust in Jesus is greater, stronger and unstoppable!  Amen!

 

August 23rd – Do Not Be Tempted

But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.” James 1:14

Father God, we are finally dissatisfied and weary in our will so, therefore, we are praying to You, the only One that can help us as we are declaring that our will, shall not be coerced, forced, pressured, strong armed, compelled, bullied or intimidated anymore because of the conditions or state of affairs in our lives which has tempted us to do the wrong thing at the wrong time!  We are determined and tenacious in this prayer to let the devil and the enemy of our faith know that we are going to uphold a spiritual standard of faith, cleanliness, righteousness, truth, holiness, correctness, and love as You renew our minds to yield not to temptation today, but allow thy Will be done, thy Kingdom come in us as it is in Heaven in Jesus’ name,  Amen!

 

August 30th – Answer By Fire

“And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God.  And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.” 1 Kings 18:24

We thank You God because You answer by fire during our drowning situations!  Hallelujah!  We overcome these downpours of false accusations, downpours of lack, downpours of bad decisions, downpours of fear, downpours of sickness, depression, oppression, and despair because of Your consuming fire that burns out each and everything that doesn’t line up to the Word of God in our lives!  We say and pray thank You in Jesus’ name, Amen!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
July 2020 Prayer Focus
 
 
July 5 – Against the Spirit of Prejudice
 
 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28
Father God as we Your church pray against the spirit of prejudice, discrimination, injustice, and bias in the world today, we pray James 3:17 (TPT) declaring that “…the wisdom from above is always pure, filled with peace, considerate and teachable. It is filled with love and never displays prejudice or hypocrisy in any form”. We agree with Your word as we pray against the spirit of prejudice in Jesus’ name, Amen!
 

July 12 – A Spirit of Worship

 “Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the Lord, our God is holy.” Psalms 99:9 As we pray for a Spirit of Worship, we pray that we shall not and will not stop worshipping You. For You, Lord are the only one worthy of pure, undefiled, perpetual praise and worship. Therefore, we pray against all distractions, disruptions and interruptions which arise to interfere with our worship declaring that if we have to bring all the interruptions and distractions to Your Holy Altar, we pray that we shall leave that Holy place free, healed, and delivered by You, the only true, and living God in Jesus’ name, Amen!
 
July 19 – The Children
 
 “Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them.” Matthew 19:13 (NIV)
Our prayer is that we will forever pray for the children of this generation and generations to come. We also pray that the protecting hands of God be upon them as a shield to guard and fortify their lives against any plan or force of the enemy. We pray continually that children’s homes are filled with the love, joy, peace, and wisdom of God and they are being equipped daily in Your word which allows them to grow to maturity in Jesus’ name, Amen!
 
July 26 – Live By Faith
 
 “For we live by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)
Jesus, we pray, say, and rejoice in You, Hallelujah! We are so grateful for faith as we decree and declare that after all we have been through, we are still going to live by faith. Man does not understand it, but we must live by faith because our lifespan, existence, being, healing, deliverance, and wealth shall be manifested undeniably because of our confidence, trust, hope, and faith in You. We pray that we shall do business by faith, walk by faith, talk by faith, see by faith, and live by faith always because our faith does not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God, (1 Cor. 2:5) in Jesus’ name, Amen!
 
 
 
 
 
June 2020 – Prayer Focus
 
June 7, 2020 – Local and National Leaders of the United States of America

“Kings and leaders despise wrongdoing, for the true authority to rule and reign is built on a foundation of righteousness.” Proverbs 16:12 (TPT)
During this time of unrest and upheaval in our nation, we are praying for those in authority, our spiritual leaders and our governmental leaders. Praying that the eyes of their understanding be opened and that they lead with integrity, character, skill, and compassion, so that when the enemy tries to stir up chaos and confusion, which would bring evil on this land to perpetuate injustice, that the power of Almighty God would intervene and change the hearts of men. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

June 14, 2020 – Bishop Steven Hodge and First Lady Minister Shirleen Hodge

“Dear brothers and sisters, make sure that you show your deep appreciation for those who cherish you and diligently work as ministers among you. For they are your leaders who care for you, teach you, and stand before the Lord on your behalf.” 1 Thessalonians 5:12 (TPT)
We pray this week for our Leaders, Bishop Steven and First Lady Minister Shirleen Hodge as they are blessed and highly favored of the Lord. We pray that our Bishop, First Lady, their children, grandchildren and extended families are covered in the blood of Jesus and walk and live in divine protection. We pray that any disease or virus that tries to attack Bishop Hodge and First Lady Hodge dissolves instantly, and the grace and favor of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, continually rest upon Bishop Hodge and First Lady Hodge in Jesus name, Amen!

June 21, 2020 – Let Love Prevail

“Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39 (KJV)
Our prayer this week is that we love through the heart, will, way and life of Jesus! We pray that we are representatives, ambassadors and witnesses that demonstrate this love which is unconditional, true, forgiving, amazing, incredible, spacious, far-reaching and so, good that men, women, and families are drawn to it through our demonstration of love that shall always prevail.  In Jesus’ name, Amen!

June 28, 2020 – Peace In the Nation

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” Psalm 33:12
We pray for peace and protection for the United States of America. We pray that Your Spirit, Lord God is poured out upon the Leaders of this nation, and that Your Kingdom shall come and Your will is being done in this nation, just as it is in Heaven. We believe it and declare it so.  In Jesus’ name, Amen!