MONTHLY PRAYER FOCUS
The Father has been speaking to us at the House of Prayer a great deal and through various ways about “blessing one another.”
In the Old Testament the word for ‘blessing’ is the word barak and it means to speak the intention of God. We discover from the priestly blessing in Numbers 6 that God’s presence is upon the people as the priests bless them! (Numbers 6:22-27) In the same way, when we choose to bless others in Jesus’ name we are inviting and activating the presence of God to be released on their behalf.
A key scripture for us has been Leviticus 9:23,
“And Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting, and when they came out they blessed the people, and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people.”
We see a beautiful pattern here of
- INTIMACY WITH GOD (BEING IN HIS PRESENCE)
- BLESSING OTHERS
- GLORY OF THE LORD APPEARING
“We bless from a place of intimacy with God, from His presence. Our spiritual proximity with God is all-important. Our words are His words and they are anointed with His power to accomplish His intentions for that person or situation.” (The Awesome Power of Blessing, Richard Brunton, page 26)
One of the ways He has been speaking to us is through the book “Grace Outpouring” and it includes a strategy of BLESSING we have begun to put into practice! The authors talk about blessing others in the name of Jesus with His authority and anointing and using the acronym B – L – E – S – S to bless the whole person:
B Body: health, protection, strength
L Labor: work, income, security
E Emotional: joy, peace, hope
S Social: Love, marriage, family, friends
S Spiritual: salvation, faith, grace
They also encourage us to….
“…look the person in the eye (if possible) and speak directly to him or her. For instance, we may say something like “I bless you in the name of the Lord that the grace of the Lord Jesus might rest upon you. I bless you in His name that the Father’s love might surround you and fill you, that you may know in your deepest being just how fully and completely He accepts you and rejoices over you.”
So from the HOP this month….
We bless you in the name of Jesus with a fresh and deeper revelation of the Love the Father has for you, for an abundance of grace to do and be all you have been created to be and do, and for a greater manifestation of the Spirit both within you and through you! We bless you to taste and see that He is good no matter what the circumstances of your life are like at the moment! We also bless you to know the nearness of His presence in your waking and sleeping!
HOW CAN YOU BE INVOLVED?
Beginning on 14 October 2019 the House of Prayer at 8 Bronzewing Street, Huntingdale will be adjusting our daily schedule as follows:
MONDAY, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Sitting at His feet
This day is about beginning our week ministering to Jesus and simply sitting at His feet listening and enjoying Him.
In the evening join us for live worship as we sit at His feet from 6:00 pm
TUESDAY, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Praying for our City and State
This day is about praying for our city and state – the leaders, the people, the issues, and our prophetic words and redemptive gifts!
In the evening we pray onsite somewhere in our region (City of Gosnells and Armadale). If you would like to join us please get in contact with us for more information.
WEDNESDAY, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Praying for Australia
This day is about praying for our nation – the leaders, the people, the issues, and our prophetic words and redemptive gifts!
House of Prayer is closed in the evening!
THURSDAY, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Praying for the Nations
This day is about praying for the nations! Some sessions will be for specific nations the Lord is leading us to focus on, others will be open to however the Spirit is leading at the moment, and it will also include praying for the Persecuted Church in certain nations.
2:30-4:00 Praying for Israel
See our FLYER for days and locations where we pray for the Persecuted Church!
House of Prayer is closed in the evening!
FRIDAY, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Praying for Missions
This day will focus on praying for missions and evangelism both home and abroad. God has highlighted the chaplains in all areas of our society (school, hospital, sports, street, prison) to uphold as part of this day
In the evening we have live worship from 6:30 pm to once again sit at His feet to finish our week!
If you would like to meet with a member of the HOPEWA Leadership team to discuss the options then please use our CONTACT PAGE.