On The Wall Prayer Movement

How to pray for high officials

Last week we began strategically praying for the upcoming elections in America. There is less than 40 days until the election. It is a reminder how important God’s people united in prayer really is.

In 1 Timothy 2:1-4, we are instructed to pray for those in high positions:

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Paul makes a strong point in this passage to place emphasis on praying. He uses the language of supplication, praying, intercession, and thanksgiving. While each may have a varying factor, they are all under the umbrella of prayer. It is clear from this scripture, we are to be praying. Praying for everyone and praying for kings and high officials.

How can we take this scripture and apply it to On The Wall Prayer Movement?

  1. Spending time praying on our knees, interceding for specific officials, giving thanksgiving for elected officials is part of the praying for the kings and high officials.
  2. Call the names of high officials in your community, state, and federal government. Obviously it is difficult to pray for everyone, so pick some this week that you can specifically pray for by name.
  3. Pray that they would come to know Jesus as Lord. If they already have a relationship with Christ, pray they would be bold in their faith and seek God’s wisdom and discernment in every decision.

It is imperative that we as the body of Christ pray over the elected officials in government. Paul continues in 1 Timothy to give us instructions about living peaceful and quiet lives. He also reminds us later on to lift up holy hands without anger and quarreling. In a time where the enemy is scheming to further divide and cause strife in the body, we must remember to be united in prayer, in love, and in humility.

Remember, instructions for the prayer movement are simple:

  1. Set your alarm/reminder on your device for 12 Noon EST each day for prayer. You only need to spend 3-5 minutes in corporate prayer with us. If you aren’t able to pray at 12 Noon EST, NO PROBLEM! Just pick a consistent time of prayer each day.
  2. Use the weekly blog/email as a template of how we are praying for the week. It will include a scripture reference + 3 key points to pray.
  3. Share on social media! Our desire to see God’s people come together as ONE in prayer. The more people that join the movement the better!

On The Wall Prayer Movement

How to pray for leaders

Election Day is quickly approaching in America. In six weeks, thousands of leadership positions all across America will be renewed or replaced. As the time draws closer it’s inevitable that election campaigns become more intense and often division and strife ensues.

Psalm 1 reads: “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.”

In the next few weeks, we will be providing prayers for America. Specifically for the elected officials.

How can you use Psalm 1 to pray for the leaders?

  1. Specifically call out a particular elected position (not a person, but the position) and pray they receive counsel from the word of God.
  2. Pray that position would be blessed in their pursuit of God’s word.
  3. Pray they would be delighted to know God’s word and be in right standing with God.

This week as we reflect on Psalm 1 in our own life, we can also use this as a specific prayer for those around us. Make a list of elected positions that you want to begin praying over for the next 6 weeks.

Remember, instructions for the prayer movement are simple:

  1. Set your alarm/reminder on your device for 12 Noon EST each day for prayer. You only need to spend 3-5 minutes in corporate prayer with us. If you aren’t able to pray at 12 Noon EST, NO PROBLEM! Just pick a consistent time of prayer each day.
  2. Use the weekly blog/email as a template of how we are praying for the week. It will include a scripture reference + 3 key points to pray.
  3. Share on social media! Our desire to see God’s people come together as ONE in prayer. The more people that join the movement the better!
  4. Starting August 31, you can sign up for a DAILY TEXT notifications to pray. Simply click on the link https://www.remind.com/join/onthewall or TEXT @onthewall to 81010.
On The Wall Prayer Movement

Praying for those in the local church body

Last week in our prayer time we focused on one of Paul’s prayers found in Ephesians 1. Chapter 3 also contains a powerful prayer from Paul.

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

This week as you join us in prayer, think of your local church body. Call them out by name in your prayers.

  • Pray that God would strengthen you and your local church
  • Pray that Christ would dwell in your heart and your local church
  • Pray that you and your local church would be filled with the fullness of God

Might this scripture also serve as a reminder to we need to be on our knees praying more often than not. There is something so powerful and humbling when we present this posture to our King.

Remember, instructions for the prayer movement are simple:

  1. Set your alarm/reminder on your device for 12 Noon EST each day for prayer. You only need to spend 3-5 minutes in corporate prayer with us. If you aren’t able to pray at 12 Noon EST, NO PROBLEM! Just pick a consistent time of prayer each day.
  2. Use the weekly blog/email as a template of how we are praying for the week. It will include a scripture reference + 3 key points to pray.
  3. Share on social media! Our desire to see God’s people come together as ONE in prayer. The more people that join the movement the better!
  4. Starting August 31, you can sign up for a DAILY TEXT notifications to pray. Simply click on the link https://www.remind.com/join/onthewall or TEXT @onthewall to 81010.
On The Wall Prayer Movement

How to pray wisdom for others

Often in the New Testament we find Paul’s prayer journals. Although they aren’t necessarily labeled as such, the writing of Paul contains specific prayers that he prayed. Not only does it give us incredible insight into the heart of this Apostle, but teaches us how we can also pray.

Ephesians 1:15-23 is a great example of this:

For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

How can we use this prayer from Paul to pray for others?

  1. Pray that the Spirit of wisdom and revelation be with them. Enlightening their hearts and guiding their steps.
  2. May they stand firm in their knowledge of God’s hope and greatness. May they stand firm in the knowledge of their status as saint and heir.
  3. May they be reminded that they are part of the body of Christ and be filled by his fullness alone.

This is a simple and powerful prayer to pray over your own life, home, local congregation, and corporate body. Join us this week as we continue to speak this prayer at our NOON TIME PRAYER.

Remember, instructions for the prayer movement are simple:

  1. Set your alarm/reminder on your device for 12 Noon EST each day for prayer. You only need to spend 3-5 minutes in corporate prayer with us. If you aren’t able to pray at 12 Noon EST, NO PROBLEM! Just pick a consistent time of prayer each day.
  2. Use the weekly blog/email as a template of how we are praying for the week. It will include a scripture reference + 3 key points to pray.
  3. Share on social media! Our desire to see God’s people come together as ONE in prayer. The more people that join the movement the better!
  4. Starting August 31, you can sign up for a DAILY TEXT notifications to pray. Simply click on the link https://www.remind.com/join/onthewall or TEXT @onthewall to 81010.

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How to pray for mercy and forgiveness

The book of Psalms provides incredible prayers that can applied in our own prayer times. As we are praying for the community and world in which we live, we must not forget the sin that often abounds in our own lives.

King David wrote a great majority of the Psalms. They include poems, love letters, and prayers. Psalm 51 is a prayer asking God for mercy and forgiveness for sinning against his Holy God. As you read the scripture, pray it over your own life. Seek forgiveness. Below is the ESV translation, as well as the MSG version.

As On The Wall Prayer Movement continues to pray as ONE, here are some key prayer points for the week:

  • God grant myself and those in the body MERCY. May we seek your face acknowledging that we have sinned against you.
  • Create in me (us) a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me (us).
  • In my forgiveness, may my (our) tongue and mouth boldly proclaim your righteousness and praise.
Psalm 51 ESVPsalm 51 MSG
Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
    and cleanse me from my sin!
For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is ever before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
    and blameless in your judgment.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
    and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,
    and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
    wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins,
    and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from your presence,
    and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
    and uphold me with a willing spirit.
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
    and sinners will return to you.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God,
    O God of my salvation,
    and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;
    you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
18 Do good to Zion in your good pleasure;
    build up the walls of Jerusalem;
19 then will you delight in right sacrifices,
    in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings;
    then bulls will be offered on your altar.
1-3 Generous in love—God, give grace!
    Huge in mercy—wipe out my bad record.
Scrub away my guilt,
    soak out my sins in your laundry.
I know how bad I’ve been;
    my sins are staring me down.
4-6 You’re the One I’ve violated, and you’ve seen
    it all, seen the full extent of my evil.
You have all the facts before you;
    whatever you decide about me is fair.
I’ve been out of step with you for a long time,
    in the wrong since before I was born.
What you’re after is truth from the inside out.
    Enter me, then; conceive a new, true life.
7-15 Soak me in your laundry and I’ll come out clean,
    scrub me and I’ll have a snow-white life.
Tune me in to foot-tapping songs,
    set these once-broken bones to dancing.
Don’t look too close for blemishes,
    give me a clean bill of health.
God, make a fresh start in me,
    shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.
Don’t throw me out with the trash,
    or fail to breathe holiness in me.
Bring me back from gray exile,
    put a fresh wind in my sails!
Give me a job teaching rebels your ways
    so the lost can find their way home.
Commute my death sentence, God, my salvation God,
    and I’ll sing anthems to your life-giving ways.
Unbutton my lips, dear God;
    I’ll let loose with your praise.
16-17 Going through the motions doesn’t please you,
    a flawless performance is nothing to you.
I learned God-worship
    when my pride was shattered.
Heart-shattered lives ready for love
    don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.
18-19 Make Zion the place you delight in,
    repair Jerusalem’s broken-down walls.
Then you’ll get real worship from us,
    acts of worship small and large,
Including all the bulls
    they can heave onto your altar!

Remember, instructions for the prayer movement are simple:

  1. Set your alarm/reminder on your device for 12 Noon EST each day for prayer. You only need to spend 3-5 minutes in corporate prayer with us. If you aren’t able to pray at 12 Noon EST, NO PROBLEM! Just pick a consistent time of prayer each day.
  2. Use the weekly blog/email as a template of how we are praying for the week. It will include a scripture reference + 3 key points to pray.
  3. Share on social media! Our desire to see God’s people come together as ONE in prayer. The more people that join the movement the better!

Starting August 31, you can sign up for a DAILY TEXT notifications to pray. Simply click on the link https://www.remind.com/join/onthewall or use the instructions below: