Series Code: PHTDP
Program Code: PHTDP190005A
00:11 Welcome to day five of, Ten Days of Prayer;
00:14 a prayer strategy from the Revival and Reformation
00:17 initiative of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
00:19 I invite you to join me for the next six days for 30 minutes of
00:22 praise and prayer as we seek God for a deeper experience in Him.
00:27 Now I encourage you to go to www.tendaysofprayer.org
00:32 to download the prayer outline and read about other
00:35 prayer resources for you to continue praying
00:38 after this ten days of prayer event is through.
00:41 Thank you for joining us in the time together
00:43 and for making prayer a priority in your busy schedule.
00:48 Do you remember how you felt when you
00:49 first gave your heart to Jesus?
00:51 Do you remember the change that He made in your heart
00:54 that spilled over into the way you talked,
00:57 what you wore, where you went, or your taste in entertainment?
01:02 Well 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, "Therefore, is anyone is
01:06 in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away;
01:11 behold, all things have become new."
01:14 Do you recall the desire to tell everyone about the love and
01:17 forgiveness that you had received from Christ?
01:20 In, Steps to Christ, we read, "No sooner does one
01:23 come to Christ than there is born in his heart
01:26 a desire to make known what a precious friend
01:29 he has found in Jesus; the saving and sanctifying
01:33 truth cannot be shut up in his heart.
01:36 If we are clothed with the righteousness of Christ,
01:39 and are filled with the joy of His indwelling Spirit,
01:42 we shall not be able to hold our peace.
01:45 If we have tasted and seen that the Lord is good,
01:47 we shall have something to tell."
01:50 Now you may have wondered, "Well, what do I tell?
01:53 Where do I begin?"
01:55 Well remember, when Jesus healed the demonic man,
01:58 in Luke 8, Jesus told him, "Return to your home
02:02 and declare how much God has done for you."
02:04 It was that simple. Right?
02:06 So he went away proclaiming throughout the city
02:08 how much Jesus had done for him.
02:11 In, Desire of Ages, we read, "They, the demoniacs,
02:15 bore in their own persons the evidence
02:17 that Jesus was the Messiah.
02:19 They could tell what they knew; what they themselves
02:22 had seen, and heard, and felt of the power of Christ.
02:25 This is what everyone can do whose heart
02:27 has been touched by the grace of God...
02:30 We can tell how we have tested His promise,
02:32 and found the promise to be true.
02:34 We can bear witness to what we have
02:36 known of the grace of Christ.
02:38 This is the witness for which our Lord calls,
02:41 and for want of which the world is perishing."
02:44 So you see, it's not difficult.
02:46 When you are looking for opportunities to share
02:48 what God has done in your life,
02:50 remember that the most effective way to win souls
02:53 for the Master is by coming close to people
02:56 through the tender touch of compassion.
02:58 By meeting their needs and winning their confidence,
03:01 then you can invite them to follow Jesus.
03:12 I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
03:20 of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love.
03:28 I love to tell the story, because I know 'tis true;
03:37 it satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.
03:46 I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory,
03:55 to tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love.
04:07 I love to tell the story, 'tis pleasant to repeat;
04:15 what seems each time I tell it, more wonderfully sweet.
04:24 I love to tell the story; for some have never heard
04:33 the message of salvation from God's own holy Word.
04:42 I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory,
04:51 to tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love.
05:07 I love to tell the story, for those who know it best
05:16 seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.
05:25 And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the brand new song,
05:34 'twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long.
05:44 I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory,
05:54 to tell the old, old story
06:00 of Jesus and His love.
06:14 Let's take some time to praise the Lord.
06:19 Lord, we praise You that You have changed us.
06:24 We are new creations.
06:27 You've given us a testimony;
06:31 a new chapter in our lives has begun.
06:36 We praise You for that.
06:39 We praise You for the security that we find in You.
06:44 Father, Your Word says that we are inscribed
06:47 on the palms of Your hands.
06:50 How precious to know that we are so close
06:54 and so dear to You.
06:56 Right there in Your hand You've got us.
07:00 You won't let us go.
07:03 We're firmly in Your grip, Lord. We thank You for that.
07:06 And we praise You, oh God, for the daily mercies
07:09 that You show to us.
07:13 Thank You, Lord, for mercies.
07:20 Lord, we realize that we are an impure people.
07:26 We need You.
07:29 We ask that You would forgive us, oh God,
07:32 for when we have not shared our faith because of fear.
07:37 Fear of not knowing what to say.
07:43 Fear of people, fear of what they might think of us.
07:50 Lord, forgive us for that.
07:53 Give us a boldness, a holy boldness,
07:56 knowing that You are the life giver,
07:58 You are the difference in our lives now.
08:05 Just give us that boldness and forgive us when we fear.
08:10 Lord, we confess that we need Your strength
08:13 to witness effectively.
08:20 Lord, I pray that You would please point out areas
08:23 in our life that keep us from being a
08:26 positive witness for You.
08:31 Father, when we are at work or out in public.
08:36 God, we even laugh at things that aren't appropriate.
08:44 When we agree with things that aren't what You agree with.
08:53 Lord, when we have attitudes towards other drivers
08:56 when we're driving, even, that aren't Christ-like.
09:02 Lord, these are things that keep us
09:05 from being a positive witness.
09:10 Forgive us and quickly knock on our hearts and
09:16 tell us, "Whoa, this is not the way you should go."
09:23 Lord, forgive us when we don't reveal Your character
09:26 of love to others.
09:32 God, we want to be shining examples
09:36 of what it means to be a son or a daughter
09:40 of the most high God.
09:42 And I know that there are times in my life that
09:46 I don't do that.
09:49 Holy Spirit, quicken me,
09:55 that I may have the opportunity to correct it right there.
10:06 Precious Lord, we have a list of requests
10:10 that grow every day.
10:15 Needs that we need You to intercede in our lives.
10:20 And so we bring those before You right now.
10:25 We ask that You would refresh the hearts of all those
10:28 in ministry who are weary.
10:32 Remind them that they are doing Your will.
10:35 Please let them see the fruit of their labor,
10:38 even if it is only one soul.
10:42 Father, for pastors who
10:46 every Sunday, or every Monday, or every Tuesday,
10:51 they give up.
10:55 God, give them the strength to stick in there.
11:04 It's not in vain, their labor is not in vain.
11:06 Remind them that their labor, there is a reason,
11:11 and You are working all things for Your good.
11:16 Lord, we remember our Sabbath School teachers.
11:21 I pray that You will please let them know how important
11:24 their work is for those who sit in under their teaching.
11:29 For the hours of study that the Sabbath schools
11:35 spend throughout the week, and the pastors
11:38 spend throughout the week, studying Your Word
11:40 so that they can lead their church, lead Your people.
11:46 Lord, I seek your guidance for the many Centers of Influence,
11:51 the health and family programs,
11:53 and Pathfinder clubs around the world.
11:58 God, given them Your guidance, oh God.
12:03 We pray that more and more young adults
12:06 will get involved in missions to the cities.
12:12 Oh God, fill us with compassion for the lost,
12:18 and a desire to follow You.
12:23 I pray that You will help us love and nurture new members.
12:30 To invite people to church,
12:35 to invite them to our home study groups.
12:39 God, stir up that desire in us.
12:46 Lord, please show us how to send more truth-filled
12:49 literature, both printed and electronic,
12:53 into our communities.
12:55 Lord, open those doors.
12:58 And I pray that people will read that material and
13:02 that the Holy Spirit will convict them of Bible truth.
13:10 Lord, we thank You for the ways that You have
13:14 given mankind to share Your Word
13:19 through the printed truth-filled literature.
13:22 Open doors, we ask.
13:27 Lord, we ask for Your protection over missionaries
13:30 working in dangerous places.
13:32 Oh God, I read every day
13:38 how someone in some far off country,
13:41 lands that I've not heard of, are experiencing persecution,
13:49 and are having trouble spreading the Word.
13:53 Oh God, give them protection.
14:00 Lord, I pray that You would please raise up
14:02 literature evangelists, student volunteers, authors,
14:08 media specialists, and financial supporters
14:12 that will spread words of hope and life.
14:16 Lord, You've got a job for each of us to do.
14:22 Just raise them up.
14:28 Lord, we pray again for those that You've placed on our hearts
14:32 that we long to see won to Your kingdom.
14:36 God, give them an open heart
14:41 to allow Your Holy Spirit to work in their lives.
14:47 And Lord, we pray that You will help us to be mindful
14:50 to look for opportunities to show Your love
14:57 to those on the street, those that we meet,
15:00 those that You open the door.
15:04 Give us the words to say.
15:10 Right now where you are, I encourage you to
15:14 just take a few moments and pray for someone
15:21 who God has placed on your heart.
15:29 It's a great big world.
15:33 And someone you know needs a great big God.
15:38 So take some time and pray for them.
16:43 Holy God, I pray that You will help us
16:45 to sanctify You in our hearts.
16:49 And help us to always be ready to give a defense
16:52 to everyone who asks for a reason for this
16:55 hope that is in us with meekness and fear.
17:00 Lord, that You would allow us to live such obviously
17:06 different lives,
17:10 that people would be curious
17:15 and would inquire, "What is different?"
17:19 "Why the difference?"
17:33 And then, Lord, I pray that in those very lives
17:37 You will give the ability for them to trust in You,
17:46 to give their lives over to You and to obey You.
17:54 May we all do that, God.
17:56 May we all trust.
17:59 Trust in Your promises, trust in Your ways,
18:05 and obey You when You ask us.
18:19 When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
18:26 what a glory He sheds on our way.
18:33 While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
18:40 and with all who will trust and obey.
18:49 Trust and obey, for there's no other way
18:56 to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
19:09 Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
19:16 but our toil He doth richly repay.
19:23 Not a grief nor a loss, not a frown or a cross,
19:30 but is blest if we trust and obey.
19:37 Trust and obey, for there's no other way
19:43 to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
20:03 But we never can prove the delights of His love
20:09 until all on the altar we lay.
20:16 For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
20:23 are for them who will trust and obey.
20:31 Trust and obey, for there's no other way
20:38 to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
20:51 Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at Your feet,
20:58 or we'll walk by Your side in the way.
21:04 What You say, we will do; where You send, we will go.
21:10 Never fear, only trust and obey.
21:17 Trust and obey, for there's no other way
21:25 to be happy in Jesus,
21:31 but to trust and obey.
21:48 Father God, I thank You that You answer our prayers
21:52 according to Your will.
21:54 Because You know best.
21:58 I thank You for using us to share with others,
22:02 and for Your Holy Spirit who will teach us
22:05 what we ought to say.
22:07 Lord, give us the faith to trust You.
22:13 Thank You, Lord, that Your promises are true
22:15 and trustworthy, that Your word does not return to You void,
22:23 but that it accomplishes everything that You please.
22:29 And Lord, may it prosper for the thing which You send it.
22:36 That is our prayer, oh Lord.
22:39 Thank You, Lord.
22:45 Do you have something you need to pray, to thank Him for?
22:52 You made it through another day.
22:59 Thank You, Father, for the breath that we breathe.
23:04 Thank You for meeting our needs.
23:08 Father, thank You for running water.
23:16 Thank You for a pillow at night, and a blanket.
23:25 For even the simplest thing.
23:29 Thank You for this time together that we've had to spend
23:33 over the past five days.
23:37 God, You've been so good.
23:39 We've enjoyed feeling Your presence.
23:44 Thank You for Your Holy Spirit.
23:49 Now here are some promises from the Word of God.
23:57 Especially for those of you who may have some fear of
24:01 speaking in public, sharing your faith in public.
24:06 Isaiah 44:8, "Do not fear, nor be afraid;
24:12 Have I not told you from that time, and declared it?
24:15 You are My witnesses.
24:18 Is there a God besides Me?"
24:20 This is Jehovah speaking.
24:22 "Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one."
24:29 From Isaiah 60:1, "Arise, shine; For your light has come!
24:34 And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you."
24:39 From 2 Corinthians 5:18, "Now all things are of God,
24:45 who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ,
24:49 and has given us the ministry of reconciliation..."
24:58 In Jeremiah 1:7 we read, "But the LORD said to me,
25:03 'Do not say, "I am just a youth."
25:07 For you shall go to all to whom I send you;
25:11 and whatever I command you, you shall speak.'"
25:20 Acts 1:8 says, "But you shall receive power when the
25:25 Holy Spirit has come upon you;
25:27 and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem,
25:31 and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
25:42 It's powerful stuff, isn't it?
25:49 I remember at GYC just this past December.
25:56 The theme, "To The End."
26:03 And when the speaker would ask for youth who were willing and
26:10 desiring to go to be missionaries and
26:15 to be used of God, it's like they had been
26:18 waiting for that moment.
26:19 Like they had just been waiting for the question to be posed.
26:28 And they rushed to the front.
26:36 Oh God, may we all be that eager.
26:41 May we lay aside the weight of our responsibilities.
26:49 Lord, we thank You that You've given us jobs and
26:53 families to care for and to provide for,
26:56 but Lord, sometimes we allow those to be our excuses
27:02 not to go.
27:08 Lord, may Your request be so loud, if You want us to go,
27:18 that nothing will hold us back.
27:22 And Father, for that one who can afford to send someone
27:26 in their place, that's needed too;
27:32 the funds for someone to become a missionary.
27:48 To the ends of the earth, until the whole world knows.
27:53 1 Peter 2:9 says, "But you are a chosen generation,
27:59 a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
28:02 His own special people,
28:05 that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you
28:08 out of darkness into His marvelous light."
28:16 And lastly, 1 Peter 3:15 says, "But sanctify the Lord
28:21 in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense
28:26 to everyone who asks you a reason for that hope
28:30 that is in you, that you will give it with meekness and fear."
28:40 Thank you again for spending time praying with me.
28:45 Continue to pray.
28:51 Share the website, tendaysofprayer.org,
28:53 with a neighbor, with a friend, with a family member.
28:59 You can start your own little revival
29:01 right there where you are.
29:03 A prayer meeting right there in your house,
29:05 right there in your living room.
29:08 What an honor we have to pray to our holy Father.
29:15 He loves to hear from you.
29:20 Thank You, Father, for hearing our prayers.
29:37 We'll be together for five more days.
29:41 So come back and join us again
29:46 on this great journey: ten days of prayer.
29:52 Have a good evening. God bless you.