current prayer projects

Monthly prayers for our community

Each month we will be praying for a local organization in our community.  This month we are praying for our new ministry, Praying Hands Outreach Ministry.

JUNE 2021

Once a month, beginning this month on June 10, Redlands Christian Center (RCC) will distribute non-perishable food and other items to those in need. RCC is teaming up with Touch of the Master Church to be a blessing to the Inland Empire. Pastor Peter’s vision and desire is to give freely and allow the Holy Spirit to work in the people’s hearts and draw them to Jesus.

You can help on distribution days, pass out flyers in the neighborhood, and tell those in need about it. We also ask that everyone will cover this new ministry, Praying Hands Outreach Ministry, in prayer including praying for those who benefit from this outreach.

 

PRAYER

 

Thank You Father for allowing us to be the hands and feet of Jesus as we minister to those who live in our community.  Thank You for the businesses that are donating the food and other items that will be given out. Bless them richly for their giving. Thank You that Pastor Peter invited RCC to participate in blessing others. Enrich Pastor Peter and Touch of the Master Church for taking on this responsibility. Bless Vanessa and Sandra for agreeing to head up this outreach ministry at RCC.

 For every person or family that comes onto the RCC property, we ask that they will be drawn to Jesus, sense Your presence and be open to receiving prayer and ministry. We prepare their hearts to receive the seeds of love by lifting these people up to You Lord. We ask that not only will natural needs be met, but signs, wonders and miracles will happen so that people’s lives and families will be forever changed.

 In the Name of Jesus we bind the power of the enemy to try to keep people from coming through shame or embarrassment. We loose the peace of God over those who will come. We also hold the blood of Jesus over the RCC property and all distribution operations. We will not permit any interference by the devil or his cohorts.

 Angels of God we direct you to help us in every phase of this operation. Help gather the people who need to come and receive.

 Father, we ask that You will help us minister Your love from our hearts as we distribute natural and spiritual gifts to those in our community. As we pray with those who come to distribution events, grant us wisdom on what and how to pray. May Your anointing flow from our hearts, mouths and hands.

Lord, thank You for meeting each person exactly where they are and for letting them see how good, loving and kind You are. Thank You for not leaving anyone in the same condition as when they came. Awaken a hunger and thirst for truth and righteousness in all that come.

We claim a harvest of souls, healings and deliverances through this ministry outreach, and we give You all the glory for what will be accomplished through this kingdom of God work!

 

In Jesus’ Name, Amen!!

Getting back to basics and re-learning (or learning for the first time) how to pray:

Prayer Basics – Part 1

 

Prayer is talking with God and Him talking with us, a conversation.

 

Whether you are a new believer or have known the Lord for years, it is always good to review prayer basics.  We all want prayers that get results so we don’t waste time and effort.

 

Hebrews 11:6 says without faith it is impossible to please God so if we want answers, we will need to offer our prayers with confidence. Let’s look at some things that help us to be confident (have faith).

 

Our hearts must be clear of condemnation (I John 3:20-21). If we have unforgiveness in our hearts, or any sin, we need to repent (Matt. 6:14-15; I John 1:9). When we have faith, we can come to God and ask boldly (Heb. 4:16).

 

Before we can pray, we need to know the will of God about the situation. The Bible, His Word, is His will. This is important because we can only have faith in God for something He has said to us or promised in His Word. The scriptures He shows us become the plumb line for our prayer.

 

I John 5:14-15 - This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And since we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him.

 

Here are some other basics.

 

It’s not enough to just mimic what someone else has prayed.  We are to use our faith and pray from our heart.

 

Rom. 8:26-27 says we don’t know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, BUT the (Holy) Spirit will come to our aid and bear us up in our weakness. The Holy Spirit is in us so we should ask for and receive His help. He doesn’t do our praying for us, but He ”takes hold together with us”.

 

The baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in heavenly languages is a huge benefit in offering up prayers.  If you don’t know what this is please contact leaders at Redlands Christian Center. 

 

Don’t be too quick to pray. You may need to look up scriptures that apply to your situation and meditate on them until all doubt is gone and you believe in your heart that the Word is true. The Holy Spirit will help you. Take time to wait on Him and listen to what He will say to you in your heart and through the scriptures.

 

God isn’t impressed with long, short or repetitive prayers. He’s looking for you to pray from your heart in faith. (Matt. 6:7-8).

 

Faith works by (the God-kind of) love. So selfish prayers and wrong motives won’t cut it. 

 

When we are assured that we are going to receive what we have asked for, then it is only right that we should thank and praise God when we pray. Heb. 11:1 – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for (expect) and assurance about what we do not (yet) see.

 

Until we see the manifestation, we must guard our hearts against unbelief. That means we keep our words in alignment with what we have believed; no praying one thing and saying another unless you want no results (Jas. 1:6-8). We keep our faith effective and active by walking in love and obedience, by speaking and thinking on the scriptures we’re standing on and by continuing to praise and thank God for the expected outcome.

 

Sample Prayers

 

Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you concerning this (health issue) I’ve been diagnosed with.  Your Word says that Jesus went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil (Acts. 10:38). I know in Jesus’ earthly ministry many times in the Word it says that Jesus healed them all.  Jesus never changes. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. I believe that Jesus is still the healer today. I Pet. 2:24 says by the stripes that Jesus took, I was healed. I receive what Jesus did for me. I believe Your Word and take it for myself. Thank You for healing me. I praise You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen!

 

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You that You are faithful to Your Word. I need to know what to do about (situation). Jas. 1:5-7 says that if I need wisdom, I can ask in faith and You will give it to me. I’m asking Lord. Please show me what to do about this situation. My desire is that (outcome).  I believe Your Word and receive Your wisdom now. I thank You now for this gift and I open the ears of my heart to hear from You. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen!

Calling in the saints

After 20+ years of having the same chairs in the sanctuary, we were finally able to get brand new chairs.  We bought more chairs than what we initially had, and now we are standing and praying for more families to fill in these chairs.  We are calling in the saints and praying that God will plant more people at Redlands Christian Center.   

Salvation for our family and friends

We are currently praying for our friends' and family members' salvation.  We enourage you to submit anyone you know that needs to know the Lord and accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior.  Throughout the month, our PR-Air Force team will pray for these names.