Men’s Prayer Group — Elizabeth City, NC

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The Men’s Prayer Group meets every Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. at Grouper’s Restaurant in downtown Elizabeth City, NC located at 400 South Water Street. Men from several area churches and ministries gather to study the Bible and pray with and for one another.  All men are welcome to come.

Join us for Sunrise Prayer at the Waterfront.  Here is a view from the pier at Grouper’s.

Elizabeth City Waterfront MPG

Come by boat if you like:

Elizabeth City Harbor Boats MPG

Prayers for Healing, Protection and Family

Prayer for Protection and Healing

 Heavenly Father, I praise and thank you for all you have given me. Please cover me with the protective, precious blood of your Son, Jesus Christ, and increase your Holy Spirit in me with His gifts of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, hunger for prayer, guidance and discernment to help me know your will and surrender to it more completely.

Father please heal my negative emotions and any wounds in my heart and spirit. Send the sword of your Holy Spirit to sever and break all spells, curses, hexes, voodoo and all negative genetic, inter-generational and addictive material, past, present or to come, known or unknown, against me, my relationships and family, finances, possessions and ministry. Father I forgive and I ask forgiveness for my sins and failings and I ask that my whole person, body and mind, heart and will, soul and spirit, memory and emotions, attitudes and values lie cleansed, renewed and protected by the most precious blood of your Son Jesus Christ.

In the name, power, blood and authority of Jesus Christ I bind and break the power and effect in or around me of any and all evil spirits who are trying to harm me in any way and I command these spirits and their companion spirits in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit to leave me peacefully and quietly and go immediately and directly where Jesus commands them and never again return to me or my family.

            Dear Holy Spirit please fill up any void in me to overflowing with your presence and great love. All this Father I pray in the name of Jesus Christ by the guidance of your Holy Spirit. Amen

A Prayer for the Family

 Lord Jesus, I ask you to touch and bless all the members of my family. Pour out your life, your love and your joy upon each and every one of us. Protect my family from all harm – physical, spiritual and emotional. Send your Holy angels to be with us as we go through the day.

Forgive me if I have rashly judged any member of my family. Replace my judgment with compassion and understanding. If any family member has hurt me, help me to forgive them with love and compassion. If I need to say something to someone by way of correction, please show me how to do it so that it leads to healing and a better relationship. Give me the grace to listen calmly to any corrections directed at me.

Show me the blessings that have come to me through my family, and give me the love, discipline and humility to pray for them as often as possible.

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for my family. Immerse us with the power of Your Holy Spirit. Fill our minds with Your light; fill our bodies with Your health; fill our wills with Your guidance; fill our hearts with Your compassion; and above all, fill us with Your own love for people, and for Your creation. Make us like Jesus in every possible way. Amen.

The Desperation and Deceit of Planned Parenthood

Two things Jesus asserts: The devil is a liar and a murderer. This unbelievable letter from Planned Parenthood lies to promote murder. It also proves Shakespeare knew what he was talking about when he said:

“The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

An evil soul producing holy witness

Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,

A goodly apple rotten at the heart.”

 and

“But ’tis strange:

And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,

The instruments of darkness tell us truths,

Win us with honest trifles, to betray us

In deepest consequence.”

He could have been writing with Planned Parenthood in mind. Attached is a recent “pastoral letter” advocating abortion. It is sick but shows the desperation of an organization that cannot exist without lies. Don’t be misled; Scripture and Christian teaching both prohibit abortion, and yes, God is present with all and offers forgiveness and grace. Christians are needed to pray, speak up and act on behalf of unborn children.

Planned Parenthood has removed the letter from their site, but it can be read in this article:  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/02/planned-parenthood-letter-from-dedicated-pro-choice-clergy-has-a-message-about-the-bible-and-abortion/

 

“Where is the Joy?” by Dennis Dudley

Men’s Prayer Group—November 12, 2013

WHERE’S THE JOY?

John 15:11(10a)

While teaching on the vine and the branches, Jesus said,

“I have told you (if you obey my commands, you will remain in my love) so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”

 Christian Joy!

  • Enjoying our relationship with Christ (love = trust = joy)
  • A state of delight and well-being that results from knowing and serving God
  • A state of mind and an orientation of the heart that places Jesus Christ at the center of our life
  • A settled state of contentment, confidence and hope
  • A fruit of a right relationship with God
  • Is in direct proportion with our walk with the Lord
  • It transcends troubles, persecution, suffering, and even death
  • Looks beyond the present to our future salvation; to our sovereign God who works out all things for our ultimate good; and, is possible even in the midst of sorrow
  • From the Dictionary of Bible Themes, the church is to rejoice in the salvation brought about by Jesus Christ’s faithful life and death, and be the power of his resurrection.  Even in adversity, believers know the joy of Jesus Christ.

 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submitted to us in your name.”  He replied . . . “do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”  Luke 10:17,18,20

At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit . . . Luke 10:21

  • According to Matthew Henry, “ Jesus stirred up himself to rejoice; for, as thankful praise is the genuine language of holy joy . . .”

Jesus said, Rejoice in (the day you suffer the world’s ill will) and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven.”  Luke 6:22-23

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

 Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Pray for a full measure of the joy promised in God’s Word.  Call on the Holy Spirit to fill you with joy as Jesus was Give thanks and keep your joy in all circumstances.  Do not settle for just some joy but pray for exceedingly abundant joy for self and others