Praying For The Gift Of Men Part 1

Day 20: 40 DAYS PRAYER, FASTING AND WORSHIP FEB 3rd to MARCH 14th, 2021.  2021, A YEAR OF NEW BEGINNING - ISAIAH 43:17-19.

Short Exhortation:

The gift of men is very important. No man is an island and therefore, there is no man who can achieve his dreams all alone. Even in the beginning, when God created everything, He said all the things that He created were good. However, God said that it is not good for a man to be alone, so he made a helper that was suitable for man (Genesis 2:18). Jesus is an all-powerful God because He is Omnipotent. As powerful as Jesus is, He needed to come through a woman for Him to fulfil His ministry. When He was about to start His ministry, He needed the twelve disciples who assisted Him throughout His ministry. When Jesus Christ died on the cross, it took Joseph of Arimathea for Jesus to have a befitting burial. Nehemiah, when he had the vision to rebuild the wall, he needed the approval of king Artaxerxes before he could proceed on that task (Nehemiah 2:1-9). 

God used Eli to educate Samuel when he was about to start his prophetic ministry. God gave Moses Bezalel and Oholiab and other skilled men who will assist him in building the ark of covenant according to the pattern that God showed him. When Moses told God that he needed someone to support him for the assignment that God gave him, God gave him Aaron. God is still in the business of giving us men. So today,  we will be praying for the gift of men for the assignment that God has committed into our hands. God also sent four hundred men to David, while he was running away from king Saul. Out of those four hundred men are three mighty men that were very useful to king David throughout his reign as king in Israel.. 

Bible References:

Acts 9:10-19; Acts 8:26-40; Genesis 30:25-27; Genesis 39:5; Nehemiah 2:1-9; Genesis 2:18; Ephesians 4:11-13; Luke 6:12-16; 2 Samuel 23:16; Exodus 4:27; Exodus 4:12-17; 1 Samuel 3:1-14; 1 Samuel 9: 6-16; Acts 9:10-19; Exodus 2:23; Exodus 3:1-4

Prayer Points:1

1. Lord, we thank you for giving gifts to men and we thank you for giving men as gifts to the Church. Lord we thank you for making the body of Christ strong through this gift of men. We thank you because we can only be fully grown Christians t simply because you have given these gifts to the Church. May your name be praised in Jesus’ name

Ephesians 4:11-13

Christ gave gifts to men. He gave to some the gift to be missionaries, some to be preachers, others to be preachers who go from town to town. He gave others the gift to be church leaders and teachers. 12 These gifts help His people work well for Him. And then the church which is the body of Christ will be made strong. 13 All of us are to be as one in the faith and in knowing the Son of God. We are to be full-grown Christians standing as high and complete as Christ is Himself.”

2. Father, you said it is not good for a man to be alone and you said you will make a helper suitable for him. Lord, send me suitable helpers in ministry and in my business in Jesus’ name. For those who are yet to marry, we pray that you will give them suitable helpers in Jesus’ name. For the assignment that you have committed into my hands, Lord, send me suitable helpers in Jesus’ name.

Genesis 2:18

“The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

3. Father, we pray that just as you gave Bezalel and Oholiab to Moses for them to build the ark of covenant according to the pattern that you showed Moses, God, send men to us who will help us in the assignment that you have committed into our hands in Jesus’ name. Lord, give us men whom you have filled with your Spirit and whom you have given the skills to build according to the pattern, in Jesus’ name. God, I pray that you will send to me skilled workers to make everything that you have commanded me in Jesus’ name.

Exodus 31:1-11

“Then the Lord said to Moses, 2 “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— 4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, 5 to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts. 6 Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you: 7 the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law with the atonement cover on it, and all the other furnishings of the tent— 8 the table and its articles, the pure gold lampstand and all its accessories, the altar of incense, 9 the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, the basin with its stand— 10 and also the woven garments, both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests, 11 and the anointing oil and fragrant incense for the Holy Place. They are to make them just as I commanded you.”

4. Lord, we pray that you will send us the disciples whom you have chosen from the foundation of the world, who will help us in this assignment that you have given to us in Jesus’ name.

Luke 6:12-16

“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles; Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,  Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes, And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.”

Ephesians 1:4

“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love”

5. God, just like you sent men to David when he was experiencing challenges and attack from king Saul, and you built up the men to become mighty warriors, God, send men to me in the name of Jesus. Father, all the men that you will send to me, make them mighty men in the name of Jesus

1 Samuel 22:2

“All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their commander. About four hundred men were with him.”

2 Samuel 23:16

“So the three mighty warriors broke through the Philistine lines, drew water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem and carried it back to David. But he refused to drink it; instead, he poured it out before the LORD.”

6. Lord, just like you gave Aaron to Moses to assist him in his assignment, God, send men to me who will support me in fulfilling the ministry in Jesus’ name

Exodus 4:12-17

“Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.” Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you. You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him.  But take this staff in your hand so you can perform the signs with it.”

Exodus 4:27

“Now the LORD had said to Aaron, “Go out into the wilderness to meet Moses.” So Aaron went and met Moses at the mountain of God, and he embraced him.”

7. God, you gave Nehemiah favour before the king, at king Arterxerxes command, the walls of Jerusalem was rebuilt. He gave Nehemiah all the resources that he needed to rebuild the walls. Father, send me the gift of men and let kings favour me as I embark on this assignment that you have committed into my hands in Jesus’ name. Lord, let there be provision for all the resources we need to do this work in Jesus’ name 

Nehemiah 2:1-9

In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had not been sad in his presence before, so the king asked me, “Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This can be nothing but sadness of heart.” I was very much afraid,  but I said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should my face not look sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?” The king said to me, “What is it you want?” Then I prayed to the God of heaven, and I answered the king, “If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my ancestors are buried so that I can rebuild it.” Then the king, with the queen sitting beside him, asked me, “How long will your journey take, and when will you get back?” It pleased the king to send me; so I set a time. I also said to him, “If it pleases the king, may I have letters to the governors of Trans-Euphrates, so that they will provide me safe-conduct until I arrive in Judah? And may I have a letter to Asaph, keeper of the royal park, so he will give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel by the temple and for the city wall and for the residence I will occupy?” And because the gracious hand of my God was on me, the king granted my requests. So I went to the governors of Trans-Euphrates and gave them the king’s letters. The king had also sent army officers and cavalry with me.

8. Lord, when you appeared to Paul and he became blind for three days, you sent Ananias to him to pray for him and he received his sight. You also used Ananias for him to be united with the Church. Lord, I pray that you will send me men who will assist me and support me in this assignment that you have committed into my hands in Jesus’ name

Acts 9:10-19

“In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!” “Yes, Lord,” he answered. The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying.  In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.” “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.” But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.” Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”  Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength”

9. Father, when Samuel was about to start his prophetic ministry, you used Eli to educate him about how to hear from you. Lord, send men to me, who will assist and support me in the ministry that you have committed into my hands in Jesus’ name

1 Samuel 3:1-14

“The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions. One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called Samuel. Samuel answered, “Here I am.” And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” But Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down. Again the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” “My son,” Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. A third time the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” And the Lord said to Samuel: “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make the ears of everyone who hears about it tingle. At that time I will carry out against Eli everything I spoke against his family—from beginning to end. For I told him that I would judge his family forever because of the sin he knew about; his sons blasphemed God, and he failed to restrain them. Therefore I swore to the house of Eli, ‘The guilt of Eli’s house will never be atoned for by sacrifice or offering.”

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