GodBlogCon Prayer Blog

The place to come to find out who and what to pray about concerning GodBlogCon.

Heb 13:18

Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things.

Heb 13:15

Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.

John 14:13

"And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Do You Seek?

1 Chronicles 16:7-12

7 Then on that day David first assigned Asaph and his relatives to give thanks to the LORD. 8 Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples. 9 Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; speak of all His wonders. 10 Glory in His holy name; let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad. 11 Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His face continually. 12 Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done, His marvels and the judgments from His mouth,

Do you seek God when you prayer, or do you just launch in and hope He will show up? He is already there, but through the effort and intent of seeking Him, we clear away the debris we bring with us, we "open a channel" for real and genuine communication.

As you lift up GBC today, start be seeking God. Make your petitions and intercessions only after you have found Him.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Blogging Prayer

Almighty God, you proclaim your truth in every age by many voices: Direct, in our time, we pray, those who speak where many listen and write what many read; that they may do their part in making the heart of this people wise, its mind sound, and its will righteous; to the honor of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

I found this little liturgical prayer in my research and don't think I have ever seen a more perfect one about blogging and for bloggers. This prayer covers just about everyone and everything associated with GBC. Pray this one a couple of times today!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Fervent Prayer

Luke 22:44

And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.

Do you pray that hard? This describes something beyond the mere recitation of some well formed phrases. This is a struggling in conversation with the Almighty.

Needless to say, we are not called to pray like this everyday, but such prayer is called for from time to time. You can prepare for such a day today by praying earnestly today. Pray like you mean it. Clear your mind of the world and address God as if you saw Him in the room with you. If you pray for anything in this manner, including GBC, it will come out well.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005


We need to thank God for all things, for in all things He works in our lives. Ran accross this liturgical prayer of thanksgiving and it is worth sharing:

We give you all thanks and praise, O God,
and bring our gifts into your house
in gratitude for the constant love you have pledged to us.

The world and everything in it was made by you.
Life and breath are your gifts to all mortal things,
and in you we live and move and have our being.
Everywhere and always you have been within our reach
and have inspired us to search for you.

In Jesus the Christ you have shown yourself to us,
the unknowable revealed in the known.
He was rejected and put to death in the flesh,
but you raised him from the dead
and gave him life in the Spirit.Through his resurrection,
you have raised us from the saving waters,
and now your blessing abides with useven in suffering
and your Spirit assures us of your coming justice.

Therefore, with our hearts lifted high,
we offer you thanks and praise at all times
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Thank God today!

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Family Prayer

Here is the devotional from "The Upper Room" for April 24.

God's Promises

Read Acts 16:25-34

Paul and Silas answered, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household."--- Acts 16:31 (NRSV)

ONE of my priorities has been to attend church with my three children, following the command in Proverbs 22:6, "Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray." However, now that my children are adolescents, it seems other things take priority over church or God's will for their lives.

Even though they have not given their lives to God, I continue to pray for them with the assurance that my prayers are heard. I am not discouraged because since I accepted Christ as Savior and Lord, I have seen that God has been faithful and true. If we persevere and do not become discouraged, we can realize the fulfillment of God's promises to us.

I hold in my heart the words of Paul and Silas: "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." I don't know how long the journey will take, but I believe that one day my children will come into fellowship with Christ. Then I will declare like Joshua: "As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD" (Josh. 24:15).

Maria de los Angeles Mendez (Veracruz, Mexico)


Father, thank you for your love and faithfulness to us. We believe your promises will be fulfilled in our lives. Amen.


We wait on God, our hope and our salvation.

Blogging can be hard on families and traveling to a blogging conference even harder. Pray that GBC will not create any familial strain for planners, speakers, or attendees. Pray that blogging will be a blessing to all the households where it happens.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Praise God Today

Let's just enjoy the shear delight of praising God today.

Psalm 8

1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Thy name in all the earth, who hast displayed Thy splendor above the heavens!
2 From the mouth of infants and nursing babes Thou hast established strength, because of Thine adversaries, to make the enemy and the revengeful cease.
3 When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained;
4 What is man, that Thou dost take thought of him? And the son of man, that Thou dost care for him?
5 Yet Thou hast made him a little lower than God, and dost crown him with glory and majesty!
6 Thou dost make him to rule over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet,
7 All sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,
8 The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
9 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Thy name in all the earth!

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Ask For The Right Things

I Kings 3:5-9

5 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night; and God said, "Ask what you wish me to give you." 6 Then Solomon said, "Thou hast shown great lovingkindness to Thy servant David my father, according as he walked before Thee in truth and righteousness and uprightness of heart toward Thee; and Thou hast reserved for him this great lovingkindness, that Thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. 7 "And now, O LORD my God, Thou hast made Thy servant king in place of my father David, yet I am but a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. 8 "And Thy servant is in the midst of Thy people which Thou hast chosen, a great people who cannot be numbered or counted for multitude. 9 "So give Thy servant an understanding heart to judge Thy people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Thine?"

Has it ever struck you that when Solomon asked for wisdom, he must have already been pretty wise, or else he would have asked for something far more frivilous? I think this is a classic example of God answering a prayer long before it is uttered. When we pray, we need to start by attuning ourselves to God and receiving that which He has to offer. Then we will know how to pray, and what we pray will already be handled.

Pray specifically today that God will bring the right people and the right number of people to the conference.