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Welcome to Abundant Harvest Baptist Church’s Prayer Journal
PLANTING THE SEED
Our prayer is that you will be greatly blessed
during this time that you spend with God,
the Father. If you are not currently having a
daily prayer time with God, our prayer is that
through this you will develop one. For those
who are new to praying or just need some
assistance in how to prayer an hour, this
journal is set up to help you. Please take
about a few minutes to read through so you
can get the most out of your time alone with
Prayer: The Soul's Breath
When a baby is born, there is a suspenseful
moment when all those in attendance watch
eagerly for the newborn to begin breathing.
In the same way, when a person is born
again, one begins to sustain a spiritual life
through prayer. Prayer is the breath of a
newborn soul, and there can be no life
without it. Therefore, when people speak of
having a prayer life, they should realize that
prayer is not just a feature of spiritual life but
the very thing that keeps our spiritual life
In prayer, you are talking to your Father in
heaven, thanking Him, praising Him,
blessing Him, loving Him, and ask His help
for others and yourself in times of need.
Meanwhile, He desires to speak love and
encouragement to you.
What is Prayer?
Prayer is a two-way conversation with God.
It is the most intimate relationship with the
Creator you can have. In prayers, the
depths of your spirit are in communion with
the depths of the Spirit of God. Out of this
communion can come instructions,
guidance, healing, deliverance, and wisdom.
King James Version
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every
thing by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests be made
known unto God. 7 And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding, shall keep
your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Do not fret or have any anxiety about
anything, but in every circumstance and in
everything, by prayer and petition ([a]
definite requests), with thanksgiving,
continue to make your wants known to
God. And God's peace [shall be yours, that
[b]tranquil state of a soul assured of its
salvation through Christ, and so fearing
nothing from God and being content with
its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that
peace] which transcends all understanding
shall [c]garrison and mount guard over
your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
What does it mean today for us today:
Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying,
pray. Let petitions and praises shape your
worries into prayers, letting God know
your concerns. Before you know it, a sense
of God's wholeness, everything coming
together for good, will come and settle you
down. It's wonderful what happens when
Christ displaces worry at the center of your
WATERING THE FIELD
PRAYER TIME OUTLINE
Read through this page.
Spend confessing any known sin to God.
Remember we must always come to God
clean before we pray (Psalms 66:18)
Spend reading from the Bible any
portion of Scripture. Remember,
this is GOD’S LOVE MESSAGE to
you (Psalms 119:105) Inside this
guide you will find a suggested
verses section to encourage you.
Spend just being still and listening to
God. Listen for HIS still small voice
and what path he wants you to walk
(John 10:3) The question section of the
guide has some suggestions you can ask
the father in prayer. Make sure you listen
and obey WHATEVER he may say!
Spend praising and thanking God for all
things -great and small - that he has done for YOU in your
life. (1 Thessalonians 5:17). The praise section
of the guide is to write down the praises
the Lord has revealed to you.
Spend making your request know to God
(Philippians 4:6) Another section of the guide
is record your prayer requests so as time
passes you can see how the Lord answered
Spend praying through the PRAYER
REQUESTS list. Our hopes are that
this prayer list will be prayed over
Pray over the situations of others.
-- Pastor Curtis and the entire
Abundant Harvest Baptist Church
QUESTIONS TO ASK WHILE LISTENING FOR THE LORD
AM I WHERE YOU WANT ME TO BE SPIRITUAL IN MY LIFE?
IS THERE ANYTHING IN MY LIFE THAT IS STANDING
BETWEEN ME AND YOU?
IS THERE ANY BAD HABITS YOU WOULD LIKE
ME LAY AT YOUR FEET?
AM I SPENDING ENOUGH WITH YOU LORD IN PRAYER
AND BIBLE STUDY?
AM I HONORING YOU IN OFFERINGS AND GIVING?
AM I BEING FAITHFUL TO SERVE THE CHURCH?
AM I A LIVING EXAMPE OF YOU TO OTHERS
OUTSIDE THE CHURCH WALLS - LIKE MY FAMILY?
AM I SHARING MY TESTIMONY AND FAITH TO
THE LOST AROUND ME?
HAVE I ASKED THOSE I HAVE HURT TO FORGIVE ME?
HAVE I TRULY FORGIVEN THOSE WHO HAVE HURT ME?
Are there other questions that is being revealed to you?
SUGGESTED VERSES TO ENCOURAGE YOU
Here is a selection of verses that we believe are benificial and encouraging.
1 John 5:12-13
1 Corinthians 13:1-8
How Should I Pray
Matthew 6:9-13 King James Version
After this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom
come, Thy will be done in earth, as
it is in heaven. Give us this day our
daily bread. And forgive us our
debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil: For thine is
the kingdom, and the power, and
the glory, for ever. Amen.
When Jesus' disciples asked Him how to
pray. He gave them what we know as the
Lord's Prayer or model prayer (see Matthew
6:9-13.) As you meditate on each phrase,
you'll see how the Lord's Prayer touches on
each facet of our lives and God's character.
It is a wonderfully complete outline for our
prayers and is a good model to build on.
The Lord's Prayer, begins by acknowledging
God's sovereign fatherhood when we say
"Our Father, which art in heaven."
Then we adore His name. Because His name
represents His nature, we praise His very
being when we say the next phrase,
"Hallowed be Thy name."
Next, we must be concerned about the
extension of His kingdom. We must desire
that people should come to know Him and
submit to Him, so we say:
"Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."
We desire that his will and kingdom have
reign within our hearts. Then we turn to our
personal concerns and ask God for our daily
bread - not only literal bread, but whatever
we need to carry out His work. This prayer is
for His daily provision for our immediate
needs, and so we pray,
"Give us this day our bread."
Next comes a prayer of release of sin and
guilt, the prayer of confession, repentance,
"And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors."
Here we are asking God for His grace in our
relationships with others people, because His
forgiveness of us and our forgiveness of others
go hand in hand. If we are going to
expect answered prayer, we must be willing
to forgive other people, even as God is willing
to forgive us. Finally, we seek God's
protection from temptation and evil:
"And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil."
We ask Him to keep us walking His ways, so
that we might be covered by His power and
anointing and not be susceptible to evil
How Can I Know God's Will
God's will is best understood through a
combination of different sources -- sources
that balance & complement one another and
protect that believer from errors. Our chief
source is the Bible. If you read the Bible
daily and understand it clearly, you will know
the will of God, because it contains His will
for our lives.
Another major source for knowing the will of
God is prayer, in which you communicate
with God and learn what pleases Him.
The Bible says "And let the peace of God
rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are
called in one body; and be ye thankful."
The inner peace (or lack of it) that you
experience when you are in communion
with Him can show you whether or not you
are praying according to God's will.
God also reveals His will for us through
godly counselors - people whose wisdom and
walk with the Lord you can trust. Sometimes,
we may also discern His will through
circumstances that seem to favor or hinder
a course of action. But remember, however
you sense God revealing His will to you, it
must agree with His Word, the Bible.
He will not oppose Himself, "If we believe
not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny
himself." (2 Timothy 2:13)
Once we have learned God's will, we must
stay in it, abiding in the Lord Jesus, who
said, "If ye abide in me, and my words
abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it
shall be done unto you." (John 15:7)
We cannot abide in Jesus and at the same
time hold on to unbelief, unforgiveness,
resentment, anger, pride, lust, or bitterness.
Such sins will keep us from the intimate
relationship that He desires with us, and
they will cloud our ability to know His will.
King James Version
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the
mercies of God, that ye present your bodies
a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but
be ye transformed by the renewing of your
mind, that ye may prove what is that good,
and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
So here's what I want you to do, God
helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary
life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work,
and walking-around life—and place it
before God as an offering. Embracing what
God does for you is the best thing you can
do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted
to your culture that you fit into it without
even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on
God. You'll be changed from the inside out.
Readily recognize what he wants from you,
and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture
around you, always dragging you down to
its level of immaturity, God brings the best
out of you, develops well-formed maturity
Now that you understand God's desire for you to talk with Him constantly and His promise to answer your prayers,
you can start praying with boldness and with the confidence that right now He is revealing answers to whatever dilemmas and
uncertainties you may face. Now your spirit will begin growing strong and vigorous with the deep, life-giving breath
of prayer. God is supplying what you lack and honoring your petitions according to His will. So, praise Him as the
One who hears and answers your prayers. Remember to give thanks that He is not far away, but near you,
providing for you, fighting your battles, and directing your choices day by day.
FOR GOD’S WILL TO BE ACHIEVED
REVIVAL IN EACH OF OUR HEARTS
TO PUT AWAY OUR WANTS & DESIRES
TO HAVE OTHERS KNOW CHRIST
TO HAVE OTHERS GROW IN CHRIST
TO HAVE OTHERS SHOW CHRIST
OTHER STRUGGLING COUNTRIES
OUR POLICE OFFICERS
MEMBERS & FRIENDS
OUR UNCONFESSED SINS
THOSE WE HAVE HURT
THOSE WHO HAVE HURT US
How Can I Know That God Will Answer My Prayers
The Bible overflows with God's repeated
promises to hear and answer His children's
And this is the confidence that we have in
him, that, if we ask any thing according to
his will, he heareth us: And if we know that
he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know
that we have the petitions that we desired of
him.” (1 John 5:14-15) To pray according
to God's will means to pray in a way that is
consistent with His Word.
The Bible shows us that a righteous person's
prayers will be answered: "The effectual
fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth
much." (James 5:16) But righteousness
means a lot more than "clean living."
It means depending on Jesus Christ for
answers to every problem you face.
Philippians 3:9 says And be found in him,
not having mine own righteousness, which
is of the law, but that which is through the
faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of
God by faith"
Ask with faith, and be like Abraham when we
pray. The Bible says of Abraham, "He
staggered not at the promise of God through
unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory
to God; And being fully persuaded that, what
he had promised, he was able also to
perform." (Romans 4:20-21)
As you commit your requests to Him, believe
that His will is being done according to the
greatness of His power and wisdom. Don't
underestimate God's ability to make a way
for you when one does not seem possible.
With our limited understanding and abilities,
we often forget His boundless wisdom and
Jesus told us to pray according to His name.
He is the Architect, Creator, and Sustainer
of all that is, and He promises in His Word:
"And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name,
that will I do, that the Father may be glorified
in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my
name, I will do it." (John 14:13-14)
No obstacle is too great to withstand His
power: "Therefore I say unto you, What
things soever ye desire, when ye pray,
believe that ye receive them, and ye shall
have them." (Mark 11:24)
"For verily I say unto you, That whosoever
shall say unto this mountain, Be thou
removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and
shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe
that those things which he saith shall come to
pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith."
Begin on a regular basis to pray about the
biggest obstacle you face, and command
that particular personal mountain to move by
the power of name of Jesus.
What About Unanswered Prayer
Nowhere in His Word does God promise
that all of His answers will be instantaneous.
Unfortunately, far too many people try to
measure God's response by what they are
immediately able to see with their natural
"Wait on the LORD: be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait,
I say, on the LORD." (Psalm 27:14)
We ask [God for them] and yet fail to
receive, because we ask with wrong purpose
and evil, selfish motives. Our intention are
usually to spend it in sensual pleasures.
Sometimes we ask with unclean hands and
But your iniquities have separated between
you and your God, and your sins have hid
his face from you, that he will not hear.
What the passage is saying is Look! Listen!
God's arm is not amputated—he can still
save. God's ears are not stopped up—he
can still hear. There's nothing wrong with
God; the wrong is in you.
Your wrongheaded lives caused the split
between you and God. Your sins got
between you so that he doesn't hear. Your
hands are drenched in blood, your fingers
dripping with guilt, Your lips smeared with
lies, your tongue swollen from muttering
obscenities. No one speaks up for the right,
no one deals fairly.
So before we can expect an answered prayer
we have to make sure the lord can hear us.
But many times we think that God has failed
to answer a prayer and that He had not
honored His Word, when actually He is
working out something in our lives far
greater than we had imagined possible.
We must be patient and bear in mind that
His ways are far beyond ours.
"For as the heavens are higher than the
earth, so are my ways higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts."
Prayer is the opportunity to transcend the world
in any given moment and connect with what is
True and Real. When one chooses prayer, one
is choosing to step aside from all that seems to
be happening and seek connection with their
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