PRAYER PROGRAMME

KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR FOR STRENGTH| THE BUD FAMILY| JUICY JULY

JUICY JULY 2020

DAY 25

PROGRAM THEME: KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR

THEME FOR THE DAY: KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR FOR STRENGTH

TEXT: 1 Kings 19:1-21

BIBLE STUDY: JUDGES 14

SONGS FOR THE DAY

FIRST SONG.

YOU ARE MY STRENGTH BY WILLIAM MURPHY

Say this tonight
You are my strength
Strength like no other
Strength like no other
Now lay your hands on yourself
Sing it reaches to me
The strength of God is reaching for you tonight
You are my strength
Strength like no other
Strength like no other
Reaches to me, yes
You are my strength
Strength like no other
Strength like no other
Reaches to me
Y’all got it?
Come on, sing it
You are my strength
You are my strength
(Come on, prophesize, declare it)
Strength like no other
(Let me hear you declare it)
Strength like no other
(Now sing, “It reaches”)
Reaches to me
(Let’s declare it one more time)
(You are my strength, come on)
You are my strength (yes you are)
Strength like no other
Strength like no other
(And it reaches to me) reaches to me
(Come on, sing, “In the fullness of your grace”)
(Come on, church)
In the fullness of your grace
(In the power of your name) in the power of your name
(Let me testify) you lift me up
(Hallelujah, you lift me) you lift me up
(One more time, “In the fullness of your grace”)
In the fullness of your grace
(It’s amazing) in the power of your name
(It’s Jesus) you lift me up
(Yeah you do, Lord) you lift me up
(Everybody sing, “You are my strength”)
You are my strength
Strength like no other (strength like no other)
Strength like no other (like no other)
(And it reaches) reaches to me
(One more time, sing it without the music this time)
you are my strength
(Come on church) strength like no other
(I can count on ya) strength like no other
(And it reaches) reaches to me
In the fullness, in the fullness of your grace
(Someone declare it) in the power of your name
(And you lift me up Lord) you lift me up
I want you to say this, say this, “I’m comin’ up now”
You lift me up
In the fullness of your grace
In the fullness of your grace
In the power of your name (yeah, sing, “Well you lift me up, now”
You lift me up (I’m comin’ up now, sayin’)
You lift me up
In the fullness, in the fullness of your grace
(Come on, declare) in the power of your name
(Oh you lift me up yeah) you lift me up
Yeah, say this, “I’m comin’ up now”
You lift me up
Come on, somebody worship here tonight, come on
Somebody give us glory in this place tonight
I declare that whatever your struggle it
You gon’ feel it strong!
One more time, I need one more shout
Before we leave this room tonight, come on!
Those of you who made up your mind
I’m gon’ feel it strong!
I need one more shout out of you
Shout now!
You are my strength (sing, church)
Strength like no other
Strength like no other
Reaches to me
Will you give the Lord praise tonight?
Thank you for being so gracious
Thank you for being so kind
Thank you for staying, thank you for loving me
Flaws and all
Thank you for supporting my being dream

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We thank God for how far He has brought us in this juicy July program. Indeed, He has indeed been the one that has helped thus far.

Today, we will be knocking on Heaven’s door for strength.

Strength can simply be defined as the quality or state of being strong. And it is when one is strong that one can withstand so many things and also accomplish many things .

There are two dimensions of strength.

1) The Physical Strength:

Our physical strength depends solely on foods we eat, the environment we live in and what we do generally. One can’t expect someone that feeds poorly to have the same strength with the one who feeds healthily.

2) The Spiritual Strength.

Our Spiritual strength also depends on what we feed on, where we live and what we do.

A Christian who prays and feeds daily, regularly and constantly on God’s Word will have more strength than the one who doesn’t.

A Christian who lives with or surrounds himself/herself with the like minded and fiery Christians will also be strengthened the more by their faith and fellowshipping together.

The Christian race cannot be run in the strength of the flesh (physical strength) but with the spiritual strength. The Bible clearly states that by strength no man can prevail before God (1 Samuel 2:9). That shows how useless our physical strength is in our spiritual work.

The Bible also says in Isaiah 49:31 that “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not fail”

*This means that once one is strengthened, such a one will be able to walk, run and fly as much as possible.*

And the same verse made us to know that only those that wait upon the Lord shall be strengthened.

How do we wait upon the Lord?

• Through prayer

• Through the study of the Word of God.

• Through fellowshipping with other believers.

From our text for today, we saw how even Elijah was tired and weak.

He was scared for his life and he tried to run away from danger.

However, his physical strength could not carry him anywhere.

He had only ran for one day and could no longer carry on.

What happened next?

An angel of God came to feed him and verse 8 made us to know that he went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty night.

The journey was so great for him and what he needed was to spiritual strength.

We also need strength from above.

When we are weak, we won’t go far.

WHY DO WE EVEN NEED SPIRITUAL STRENGTH?

√ We need strength to pray.

√ We need strength to resist the devil.

√ We need divine strength that will help us overcome all temptations.

√ We need strength that will make us remain unshakable in our faith.

√ We need strength so as not go nor grow weary.

√ We are on a race, we need the strength of God to finish well.

However, there are so many Christians who have once been strengthened but are now weak. There are some Christians who have always been weak and had been striving to be strong.

This is because there are many things that saps spiritual strength.

Some of the things that saps spiritual strength include:

1) SIN

Samson was a man of great strength but immediately he fell into sin with Delilah, he lost his strength.

“And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein *thy great strength lieth*.And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, *and his strength* went from him. ” – Judges 15:16,19

*Sin saps spiritual strength.*

We must constantly endeavour to avoid sin at all times.

2) LAZINESS

When a Christian is lazy and idle, such a one won’t engage in the necessary spiritual exercises that will make him/her strengthened.

“By much slothfulness, the building decays; and through idleness of the hands, the house drops through” – Ecclesiastes 10:18

3) DOUBT AND FEAR

Doubt and Fear are weapons Satan uses in weakening a Christian.

“And he said unto Jether his firstborn, Up, and slay them. But the youth drew not his sword: for he feared, because he was yet a youth.” – Judges 8:20

Many a times, some Christian lose their spiritual strength simply because they are scared and doubt the work of God in their lives.

4) PRAYERLESSNESS

A prayerless Christian will definitely be a powerless Christian. We get power and strength in the place of prayers. Prayer empowers.

Daniel understood the importance of prayers and never joked with it even in the face of persecution.

4) WRONG ASSOCIATION, FRIENDSHIP OR RELATIONSHIP

When a Christian begins to move with wrong people that have contrary belief from what he/she has, such a one will begin to drift. Those wrong people will begin to feed the person with spiritual junks. The person will begin to have less time with God.

The relationship Samson had with Delilah was what made him lost his strength.

As Christian, we need to be careful of all our associations, relationships and friendships.

5) IRREGULAR STUDYING OF THE WORD OF GOD

When God told Joshua to be strong and of good courage in Joshua 1:6 & 7, the next thing He told him in verse 8 was that he should ensure to constantly meditate on the book of the law.

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” – Joshua 1:8

The Word of God is indeed filled with strength.

To be strong, we must feed on the Word of God.

Before you launch into the prayers, I will like to implore you to take some time to examine yourself well.

Are you still strong spiritually enough?

Are you growing daily in spiritual strength?

What are those things that have likely been sapping your spiritual strength?

I WILL WANT YOU TO SING THIS SECOND AND THE LAST SONG FOR TODAY WITH ALL YOUR HEART, MIND, SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY!

YOU ARE MY STRENGTH (HILLSONG)

You are my strength
Strength like no other
Strength like no other
Reaches to me
You are my hope
Hope like no other
Hope like no other
Reaches to me
In the fullness of Your grace
In the power of Your name
You lift me up
You lift me up, let’s say
Unfailing love
Stronger than mountains
Deeper than oceans
Reaches to me (in the fullest of Your grace)
In the fullness of Your grace
In the power of Your name
You lift me up
You lift me up
In the fullness of Your grace
In the power of Your name
You lift me up
You lift me up
Your love, oh Lord
Reaches to the heavens
Your faithfulness
Reaches to the skies
Your love, oh Lord
Reaches to the heavens
Your faithfulness
Reaches to the skies
You are my strength
Strength like no other
Strength like no other
Reaches to me (sing You are my hope)
You are my hope
Hope like no other
Hope like no other
Reaches to me

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NOW, LET US PRAY

Father, I thank you for thus far you have been helping me to serve you with your divine strength in Jesus name.

Thank you for being my strength oh Lord.

I receive the atonement of the blood of Jesus from the pollution of the sin of ————-

I pull down the stronghold of sin upon my life in the Name of Jesus.

Oh Lord, this particular sin (mention it) has been sapping me of my spiritual strength. Strengthen me to deal with this sin(s) oh Lord.
Deliver me from the cage of this sin oh Lord.

You arrow of lust (mention other things peculiar to you as well) fired to sap my strength, I catch you today and break you to pieces, crumbling you under my feet in the Mighty Name of Jesus.

Oh Lord, I am so sorry for the times I had fed my spirit with spiritual junks that have sapped me of my strength.

I cover myself and this environment with the blood of Jesus.

Open my eyes oh Lord to see this things that have been sapping me of strength and help me to deal with them accordingly in Jesus name.

Oh Lord, my laziness in this areas (mention them) has been costing me my strength. Forgive me oh Lord and have mercy on me.

Oh Lord, strengthen me in my Spirit in Jesus name.

Lord, I receive power and strength to pray always in Jesus name.

I reject and command arrow of prayerlessness to come out of me and be broken to pieces in Jesus Name.

Spirit of might possess me now and strengthen me from the inner man to pray always in the Name of Jesus (Keep repeating till you are led to move on)

I cast out every fear out of my life in Jesus name. Strengthen my faith in Jesus name.

Oh Lord, I receive grace to break off from every association, relationship or friendship that has been sapping me of strength in Jesus name.

Oh Lord, I receive the strength to be strong in Jesus name.

Father Lord, inject me with spiritual vitamins that will make me spiritually healthy and strong in the name of
Jesus.

Father Lord, inject me with spiritual vitamins that will boost my appetite to eat Your word at all times in Jesus name.

Oh Lord, I receive the strength to do your will accordingly in Jesus name.

Father Lord, infuse my blood with spiritual vitamins that will produce hunger and thirst for prayers in me in the name of Jesus.

Lord God, inject me with spiritual vitamins that will clear my vision and strengthen its clarity in the name of Jesus.

Lord God, inject me with spiritual strength that will sustain me in the evil days and in the face of temptations in the name of Jesus.

Lord, let all weakness, weariness, lukewarmness and lethargy be removed from my life in Jesus name.

Lord God, inject me with divine immunity that will kill all spiritual germs, junks and evil deposits in me in Jesus name.

Lord God, inject me with spiritual energy that will
make me strong and never get tired with You in the name of Jesus.

Lord God, boost my energy to run the race that is set before me and finish well in the name of Jesus.

Any man/guy/individual sent from the pit of hell after the order of Delilah to sap my strength, stumble and fall in the name of Jesus.

O Lord, separate me by fire from any friend, family member, groups, associate, lover assigned to sap my strength in the Name of Jesus.

I reject every manipulation in my dream to sap my strength in the Name of Jesus. Starting from today, I will be strong even in my dreams!

You spiritual partner draining my strength through sex in the dream be destroyed by the Power in the Name of Jesus.

Oh Lord, deliver me from talkativeness and carelessness that have been sapping me of my spiritual strength in Jesus name.

Father, deliver me from any bad or wrong habit that is draining my Spiritual strength.

O Lord, deliver me from any unholy appetite that is sapping me of my strength in Jesus nam e.g. porn, masturbation, etc

I receive grace to wait upon the Lord until He renew my strength in the Name of Jesus.

O Lord, I am weak, renew my strength.

Oh Lord, strengthen me in every good work and word in Jesus name.

Oh Lord, I will seek your presence and your strength continually in Jesus name – 2 Chronicles 16:11

I beseech you for strength and for wisdom that I would be able to endure every situation and be able to handle it in a way that would bring glory to Your name.

I declare that I am strong because Christ is my strength in Jesus name.

Continue to pray for more strength as you are led.

Go thou in the strength of the Lord!

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