Series Code: PHTDP
Program Code: PHTDP190002A
00:15 Hi, and welcome to day two of, Ten Days of Prayer;
00:18 a prayer strategy from the Revival and Reformation
00:21 initiative of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
00:24 I welcome you back to those of you who joined me yesterday.
00:28 If this is your first day, though, I invite you to join me
00:31 for the next nine days for 30 minutes of praise and prayer
00:35 as we seek God for a deeper experience.
00:38 John 3:3 says, "Most assuredly I say to you,
00:42 unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
00:46 Listen to this from, The Desire of Ages, page 172,
00:50 "The Christian's life is not a modification or improvement
00:54 of the old, but a transformation of nature.
00:57 There is a death to self and sin, and a new life altogether."
01:02 Have you yielded yourself to Christ?
01:04 Do you think your salvation is secured by the
01:07 good things you are doing?
01:09 Where is the joy of your salvation?
01:12 Where is the love of Christ?
01:15 I invite you to surrender your life to Christ.
01:17 That begins by recognizing your need for a Savior;
01:21 to choose Him.
01:22 In, Steps To Christ, page 18, it says, "Education, culture,
01:27 the exercise of the will, human effort, all have their
01:30 proper sphere, but here they are powerless.
01:33 They may produce an outward correctness of behavior,
01:36 but they cannot change the heart,
01:39 they cannot purify the springs of life.
01:42 Unless he shall receive a new heart, new desires,
01:45 purposes, and motives leading to a new life
01:49 he cannot see the kingdom of God."
01:52 So today I invite you, one who has never accepted
01:57 the gift of salvation, or like myself, a Christian,
02:00 church-goer, do-gooder all my life,
02:03 let's join in giving our will to God.
02:06 Accept His gift of repentance, confess any self-righteousness,
02:11 self-importance, self-indulgence, self-pity,
02:14 anything of self, turn it over to Christ to control.
02:20 And once you've made the decision to do that,
02:22 begin spending quality time getting to know
02:27 who is life eternal.
02:29 He is life eternal.
02:31 John 17:3 says, "And this is life eternal,
02:34 that they might know You, the only true God,
02:38 and Jesus Christ whom You have sent."
02:40 Through Scripture and prayer, becoming intimately acquainted
02:44 with the Savior, life will take on new meaning,
02:48 your mind will be renewed,
02:49 new attitudes and new affections will develop.
02:52 From this moment forward, life will never, ever be the same.
02:57 Praise God.
02:59 So my desire is to be a Christian in my heart,
03:04 to be like Jesus in my life, every day in my walk.
03:11 Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart, in my heart.
03:20 Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart.
03:27 In my heart, in my heart,
03:35 Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart.
03:47 Give me Jesus, give me Jesus.
03:58 You can have all this world,
04:03 give me Jesus.
04:32 Father, we praise You that You have cleansed us
04:36 from all sin and unrighteousness.
04:40 God, that's huge.
04:43 When I think about people that I know that are
04:50 dirty, rotten scoundrels, You forgive them.
04:57 But I'm no better.
05:00 I've been a Christian all my life, but
05:06 I needed that same forgiveness.
05:08 And I need that same forgiveness every day.
05:12 So I thank You that You have cleansed me
05:15 from all sin and unrighteousness.
05:19 For the one who is maybe watching in prison
05:24 who was found guilty of a crime,
05:29 all he has to do is cry out to You for forgiveness
05:33 and it's done, because You have the power to do that, God.
05:37 So I thank You for cleansing us
05:40 from all sin and unrighteousness.
05:43 Lord, I praise You that You have made us new creations.
05:49 Old things have passed away,
05:53 and all things have become new.
05:57 Lord, we all like new things.
06:01 And that's the way You see us:
06:05 as a new creation.
06:08 Thank You for that.
06:11 Lord, I praise You that You are able to keep me
06:15 from falling, You're able to keep all of us from falling,
06:20 and that You present us to the Father with great joy, Lord.
06:28 I praise You for that, God.
06:32 And Lord, I praise You for convicting me of sin,
06:40 and for extending Your endless mercy.
06:47 Lord, when I do wrong, You send Your Holy Spirit
06:50 to convict me and to remind me, that's not
06:58 the way I should be walking.
07:00 So I praise You for that.
07:02 And I praise You that Your mercies are new every morning.
07:07 You are rich in mercy.
07:11 That means You'll never run out of mercy.
07:18 Lord Jesus, I praise You for Your mercy.
07:26 Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
07:34 there is no shadow of turning with Thee.
07:41 Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not.
07:51 As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.
08:00 Great is Thy faithfulness, great is Thy faithfulness.
08:09 Morning by morning new mercies I see.
08:19 All I have needed Thy hand hath surely provided.
08:29 Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me.
08:55 And Lord, throughout my day when self
09:05 rears its ugly head,
09:10 I pray that You will show me.
09:18 I have a propensity to allow myself get the better of
09:26 my day, my time, my life.
09:29 So I just ask, God, that You would show me areas in my life
09:35 where self is most alive.
09:43 Lord, I pray that You would forgive me when I have been
09:45 self-righteous and self-indignant, self-indulgent,
09:52 practicing self-pity.
09:55 For those watching,
10:05 we've all been self-righteous and
10:08 we've indulged in our own way.
10:13 Lord, forgive us.
10:17 And Father, I ask that You would reveal areas in our lives
10:20 that need to be transformed.
10:29 Take a moment to confess your shortcomings to the Father.
10:46 Forgive us, Lord.
10:51 Forgive us, Lord.
11:00 Forgive us, Lord.
11:15 Father God, we recognize that it is through Your mercies
11:19 that we are not consumed.
11:21 Because Your compassions never fail.
11:25 And like the baker's bread, they are fresh every morning.
11:30 Thank You.
11:33 We praise You for Your great faithfulness.
11:43 Lord, I pray that You will please fill us with the
11:49 knowledge of Your will, that we may walk worthy
11:53 of You, oh God.
11:56 Father, I want to pray tonight especially for those
12:00 in spiritual and mental prisons, to be set free from their guilt.
12:09 In Jesus' name.
12:14 Lord, I ask You to fill us with the fruit of righteousness.
12:21 Father, we thank You that You alone are righteous.
12:25 And You have set a standard, and You have told us to be
12:30 holy, for You are holy.
12:34 God, as we live in this world, we know that it's not always
12:37 easy to do that.
12:40 It's not always easy to be righteousness.
12:45 So I pray for Your power, oh God,
12:50 to be strong in our days when we are most tempted
12:58 to do things our way,
13:02 which ultimately winds up as being an unrighteous way.
13:08 Lord, I pray for a mighty surge of Adventists who will serve You
13:15 by loving others and by sharing with people
13:18 from other cultures and religions.
13:22 Hungry people all over this world need to hear about You.
13:28 So I pray that You will raise up Your people to go and tell.
13:38 I pray that You will raise up modern day Waldensian students
13:45 who are willing to serve You in difficult places.
13:54 Father, I pray for sixty-two million people in twenty-eight
13:58 least reached cities of the former Soviet Union.
14:05 Dear God, send missionaries to reach these lost people.
14:17 Lord, I pray that You will raise up brave missionaries
14:23 willing to work among the 746 people groups
14:28 in the twenty countries of the Middle East.
14:33 God, it seems like an impossible task.
14:41 But You are a God of the impossible.
14:44 And I don't believe that You would have told us
14:48 to go into all of the world if it couldn't be done.
14:58 So I pray in Jesus' name that You will raise up
15:03 brave missionaries who are willing to die, if it be,
15:09 for the cause of Christ so that the whole world knows
15:16 that You are King of kings and Lord of lords.
15:20 I pray for the thousand missionary movement
15:23 in Northern Asia Pacific Division
15:28 and the Southern Asia Pacific Division.
15:35 A thousand missionaries to go to these areas.
15:40 And as these young people serve in countries such as Taiwan,
15:46 China, Russia, and Burma, may they be baptized with
15:50 the Holy Spirit and empowered to do Your work, oh God.
15:57 Lord, we need Your power.
16:00 We can't do it on our own. We need Your power.
16:08 Till the whole world knows.
16:11 To the ends of the earth.
16:15 And I know that you at home,
16:18 you have people that you're praying for,
16:24 loved ones that it breaks your heart
16:29 to know that they're not serving God.
16:32 So I pray that you will take a moment and pray for them.
16:44 Lord, I pray for those that You've placed on our hearts
16:46 that we long to see won to Your kingdom.
16:49 May they be open to allowing Your Holy Spirit
16:52 to work in their lives.
16:56 Your Word definitely declares that You will give us
16:59 a new heart and a new spirit.
17:04 Lord, that You will perform heart surgery
17:08 and take out the heart of stone
17:11 and replace it with a heart of flesh.
17:17 So Lord, I ask You to do that in me.
17:21 Begin with me.
17:27 Everything that is selfish in me, take it out.
17:41 Father, for those who have joined me who have needs,
17:49 God, for those who have needs, especially that
17:52 they have no idea how that need is going to be met,
18:00 that unless You intervene there is absolutely no way
18:09 that they're going to make it through.
18:12 Whether it be a financial, or physical, or spiritual,
18:15 or emotional, a mental need,
18:23 Lord, I know that You are able.
18:26 You are able.
18:29 So meet those needs, according to Your will
18:33 and according to Your riches.
18:39 I encourage you at home,
18:45 don't give up.
18:48 Our heavenly Father, He loves you and He wants...
18:56 ...He wants you to cry out to Him.
19:01 He wants to meet Your need.
19:03 I truly believe that.
19:08 Father God...
19:15 Lord, I just pray right now for marriages that are troubled,
19:21 for relationships that are not what they should be,
19:27 that the homes have become dysfunctional,
19:33 that there's no joy in those homes anymore.
19:36 God, I pray in Jesus' name,
19:42 fill that home with love and peace,
19:46 that only You can.
19:52 Restore broken marriages, broken relationships.
20:02 God, that's who You are, that's what You want;
20:05 is restoration.
20:10 And I thank You, Lord, for what You're doing right now
20:13 in people's lives.
20:16 Thank You, Lord.
21:11 You know that song?
21:13 Nearer, still nearer, close to Thy heart;
21:22 draw me, my Savior; so precious Thou art!
21:31 Fold me, oh, fold me close to Thy breast;
21:39 shelter me safe in that haven of rest.
21:50 Shelter me safe
21:54 in that haven of rest.
22:06 And now, Lord, we thank You for hearing our prayer.
22:13 Thank You for placing me on someone's heart
22:21 that I would make the decision to live for You.
22:28 Thank You for not abandoning us to our
22:30 past failures and mistakes.
22:36 Thank You for the gift of repentance
22:39 and for revealing our need for You.
22:46 And thank You for knowing the end from the beginning,
22:51 and for answering our prayers in Your time and in Your way.
23:01 Thank You, Lord.
23:07 Thank You, Lord.
23:09 We rejoice and thank You that we know You,
23:19 not as some God who is far off,
23:24 but as our personal Father.
23:29 Thank You.
23:34 Bless You, Lord.
23:38 Thank You, Lord.
23:42 I want to encourage you to keep praying.
23:47 There's a saying that is the word, "push," p-u-s-h:
23:52 pray until something happens.
23:55 Don't give up on those who seem hopeless.
23:59 Titus 3 reminds us it wasn't so long ago that
24:04 we ourselves were stupid and stubborn;
24:08 dupes of sin, ordered every which way by our glands,
24:12 going around with a chip on our shoulder,
24:16 hated and hating back.
24:20 But when God, our kind and loving Savior,
24:24 stepped in, He saved us from all of that.
24:29 It was all His doing.
24:31 We had nothing to do with it.
24:33 He gave us a good bath, and we came out of it
24:38 brand new people, washed inside and out by the Holy Spirit.
24:44 Our Savior, Jesus, poured out new life so very generously.
24:49 God's gift has restored our relationship with Him and
24:52 given us back our lives.
24:55 And there's more life to come.
24:58 An eternity of life.
25:00 That you can count on.
25:02 So don't quit praying.
25:07 Don't quit praying.
25:24 For as much as you want to see your need met,
25:28 as much as you want to see that soul, that someone
25:31 that you've been praying for all these years,
25:34 as much as you want to see them saved,
25:37 just imagine how much God, our Father,
25:41 wants that very same thing.
25:44 So in His time.
25:47 Don't stop praying for it.
25:51 Don't stop praying,
25:54 don't ever stop praying.
26:16 In just a little over 30 minutes tonight at 8:00 pm central,
26:23 join us for a special two hour live program,
26:27 A Time of Prayer.
26:31 It will be airing here on the Praise Him Music Network,
26:35 and also on 3ABN, our parent network.
26:44 So call someone who needs to be lifted up
26:50 through a time of prayer.
26:57 I grew up in a tradition and in an atmosphere
27:02 when I went to church where we all prayed out loud.
27:12 Some people might think that sounds confusing
27:14 and distracting maybe to hear so many people praying aloud,
27:18 but it's powerful to me to know that we all are
27:23 in one accord agreeing together.
27:26 The Bible says there's power when two or more gather
27:31 in His name.
27:33 So tonight in just 30 minutes we're going to
27:36 gather again and just do some more of
27:38 what we've been doing right here.
27:44 We're going to pray, we're going to pray.
27:47 We're going to pray, pray.
27:57 Father, for those who won't be able to join us,
28:02 I pray that You will give them a good night's rest.
28:09 Lord, there's so much to be said for peace as we sleep.
28:14 Maybe someone who hasn't been able to sleep.
28:18 God, speak peace to them that they may rest tonight.
28:24 We trust You, Lord.
28:26 We place all our trust in You.
28:33 You are our source, our hope, and we trust in You.
28:40 We trust in You.
28:44 Thank You.
28:53 Join me again tomorrow night for another 30 minutes
28:57 of this, of praying,
29:04 seeking God.
29:08 We are a needy people.
29:11 We need Him.
29:18 Bring your needs.
29:25 Lord, we love You.
29:39 Thank you for sharing these 30 minutes with me.
29:41 God bless you.