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 14, 2005


Ran across this from Oswald Chambers...
Patience is not the same as indifference; patience conveys the idea of someone who is tremendously strong and able to withstand all assaults. Having the vision of God is the source of patience because it gives us God’s true and proper inspiration. Moses endured, not because of his devotion to his principles of what was right, nor because of his sense of duty to God, but because he had a vision of God. ". . . he endured as seeing Him who is invisible" ( Hebrews 11:27 ). A person who has the vision of God is not devoted to a cause or to any particular issue— he is devoted to God Himself. You always know when the vision is of God because of the inspiration that comes with it. Things come to you with greatness and add vitality to your life because everything is energized by God. He may give you a time spiritually, with no word from Himself at all, just as His Son experienced during His time of temptation in the wilderness. When God does that, simply endure, and the power to endure will be there because you see God.
It's hard to wait for GBC. It's hard to wait for all the myriad details to fall into place. It's hard to wait. But we don't wait -- God is with us now and He is all that matters.

As you pray for GBC today, pray that we all have the right kind of patience.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Your Gold

Job 22:21-27(a)

21 "Yield now and be at peace with Him; Thereby good will come to you. 22 "Please receive instruction from His mouth, and establish His words in your heart. 23 "If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored; if you remove unrighteousness far from your tent, 24 And place {your} gold in the dust, and {the gold of} Ophir among the stones of the brooks, 25 Then the Almighty will be your gold and choice silver to you. 26 "For then you will delight in the Almighty, and lift up your face to God. 27 "You will pray to Him, and He will hear you...

Prayer really is about yielding. It is not about gettig from God, but about giving ourselves to God. Don't just dive right into prayer, stop and place yourself in God's hands, listen to Him, then "You will pray to Him, and He will hear you."

Please try praying for GBC that way today.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Fill Us With Truth

Gracious Father, we pray for your holy Catholic Church. Fill it with all truth, in all truth with all peace. Where it is corrupt, purify it; where it is in error, direct it; where in any thing it is amiss, reform it. Where it is right, strengthen it; where it is in want, provide for it; where it is divided, reunite it; for the sake of Jesus Christ your Son our Savior. Amen.
This prayer liturgical prayer is for the church universal, and GBC is not a church, but I just love that part about "fill it with all truth." Isn't that a great prayer for GBC? That truth would be spoken. Let's pray together today for truth at GBC.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Joy In Reliance

Psalm 63
  1. O God, Thou art my God; I shall seek Thee earnestly; My soul thirsts for Thee, my flesh yearns for Thee, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
  2. Thus I have beheld Thee in the sanctuary, to see Thy power and Thy glory.
  3. Because Thy lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise Thee.
  4. So I will bless Thee as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Thy name.
  5. My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.
  6. When I remember Thee on my bed, I meditate on Thee in the night watches,
  7. For Thou hast been my help, and in the shadow of Thy wings I sing for joy.
  8. My soul clings to Thee; Thy right hand upholds me.
  9. But those who seek my life, to destroy it, will go into the depths of the earth.
  10. They will be delivered over to the power of the sword; they will be a prey for foxes.
  11. But the king will rejoice in God; everyone who swears by Him will glory, for the mouths of those who speak lies will be stopped.

Read that psalm carefully, it is about utter reliance, and utter joy in that reliance. Bloggers are, naturally, a self reliant bunch. Pray for all of them, and particularly those working on and attending GBC that they would rely on the Lord and not themselves. Pray also that they would find great joy in that reliance.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

...And Will Be For Ever

Lord, open our lips.
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
The Lord is risen indeed:
Come let us adore him.

That's a very old, old bit of liturgy, something that in most circles has fallen out of favor, but I love that phrase, "as it was, it is, it shall be" God does not change, if He did he would not be much of a God.

GBC is about using a very new technology in service to a very old Lord. Pray today that GBC would not confuse the two. Ask God to keep the message pure regardless of how it is delivered.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Look To God

Psalms 25:15 - My eyes are continually toward the LORD, for He will pluck my feet out of the net.

I struggle in prayer to remember that I am talking to someone. It was suggested to me years ago that I form a mental picture of God for prayer. I have found the practice helpful, but am gravely concerned that it is my own false idol. I have settled on picturing His throne with the Ark of the Covenant as the footstool.

The point I think is that we need to make ourselves conscious of the fact that in prayer we are speaking to someone, and just as we look someone in the eyes when we talk to them, so we should "turn our eyes to the Lord" when we pray. AS long as we do not confuse the image or object we use with God Hemself, I think this is a good practice.

Why not try it today as you ask the Lord to bless GBC.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Prayer For Government

Lots of bloggers care about government, so this liturgical pray for the government seems appropriate:

Lord our Governor, bless the leaders of our land, that we may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to other nations of the earth.
Lord, keep this nation under your care.
To all who have executive authority and to all who have administrative authority, grant wisdom and grace in the exercise of their duties.
Give grace to your servants, O Lord.
To those who make our laws give courage, wisdom, and foresight to provide for the needs of all our people, and to fulfill our obligations in the community of nations.
Give grace to your servants, O Lord.
To the Judges and officers of our Courts give understanding and integrity, that human rights may be safeguarded and justice served.
Give grace to your servants, O Lord.
And finally, teach our people to rely on your strength and to accept their responsibilities to their fellow citizens, that they may elect trustworthy leaders and make wise decisions for the well-being of our society; that we may serve you faithfully in our generation and honor your holy Name. For yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Amen.