Stop Worrying About Your Unmet Needs; Start Praying for Others, and Experience Supernatural Intervention

Memory Verse

And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. – Job 42:10

Reflection

It’s our month of kindness. We highly recommend that you find ways to be a blessing to others this month.

Whatever you are today, whatever you have received today, and whatever you will become tomorrow, is out of God’s kindness. It is therefore required of you to extend this grace to others.

Our confession for this month says:

I am alive to be a blessing. I am called to be a blessing. I am blessed to be a blessing.

Constantly remind yourself that you’re called to be a blessing. But more importantly, step out this month and be a blessing to others without expecting anything in return. Remember…

God’s kind of kindness is to be tenderhearted, compassionate, benevolent and useful to others. It is to forgive others and be willing to help them find God’s love and help in their times of need – not looking at their faults.

This month, let God express Himself through your words and actions to bring peace, healing, deliverance, direction, and help to others, no matter how bad we feel they are.


The Power of Praying for Others

One of the most powerful ways you can express God’s kind of kindness this month is to genuinely pray for others.  As the scripture we read above says, when Job prayed for his friends, God healed and restored him.

If you are a follower of this ministry, you’ll know that I strongly believe that taking our attention away from our personal needs and spending the time to pray for others  – from time to time –  is one of the greatest commandments of answered prayers. 

When we temporarily look away from our own personal needs and worries, we are able to see that the world does not revolve around our problems. We are able to see that, though we have problems, there are hundreds of others we are better than. We find encouragement and strength in our situations and our compassion and faith levels are raised to God’s level.

I read a prayer request one day and it broke my heart. The request read something like this…

…”We traveled for vacation, and our 8-year old son lost in that country. Since then our lives have been broken. But we believe God for our son coming back. Please pray with us.”

Okay, that’s not the exact words of the prayer request. But it’s within that context.

You can’t see a request like this and your own small needs will still remain an issue. And every day we read and hear devastating situations like this.

Let us therefore look away from our personal circle of needs from time to time and see the world from the situations of others, and take the responsibility to sow prayer seeds or otherwise to these situations.

I challenge you to give the gift of prayer for others all through this month, coupled with any other acts of kindness that are within your ability, and see God fight your personal battles.


You Never Go Down By Helping Others

Absolutely!

This is a principle we teach in our office, home and ministry…

You never go down by lifting others. 

You may not be able to give money always, but there’s something you can give.

You can give your time; you can give sincere intercession; you can give sincere attention, you can give the gift of forgiveness, etc.

I know you have your own personal issues that need urgent divine intervention. God knows that too. But look away from these personal issues for some time and show compassion to others through earnest prayers or otherwise.

As you genuinely pray for others, and extend God’s kindness, expect a supernatural turn around from heaven.

As the scripture says, when Job prayed for his friends, God restored all his fortunes.


Read, Meditate, and Internalize

Philippians 2:3-4 – Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

Acts 7:60 – Then falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them!” Having said this, he fell asleep.

1 Timothy 2:1 – I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men.

James 5:16 – Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Ephesians 6:18 – Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.


Who Do You Pray For?

Just sit down and make notes of people you know their names going through one tribulation or the other. You’ll realize that you have a lot of people to pray for. There are many who need healing, marital restoration, salvation, etc.

You may also visit this page  to read and pray from the hundreds of prayer requests we receive daily. You may not know these people, but God knows them. As you specifically and genuinely spend time praying for them, God’s power is released, not just in their lives, but also in yours.

When you pray for anyone, kindly click on the blue Pray Button. It will register that you have prayed.


Prayer Points

  1. Thank God for Better Life World Outreach Ministries (www.betterlifeworld.org). Thank God for His grace, mercy, provision, and protection over the founder, ministers, staff, and volunteers of this assignment.

  2. Pray that God will continue to guide, provide and enable the ministry to reach out to the world with God’s message of love, hope, and restoration, all through this year, and beyond.

  3. Pray that God will intervene in all the cases and situations that have been sent to us (Better Life World Outreach) as prayer requests.

  4. Many Prayer requests are before us. Intercede and invoke the Almighty Hand of God for these prayer targets using the word of God in Jeremiah 33:3: “Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish.” (AMP)

PRAY:

Father in Heaven,

We know there is nothing too hard for Thee, LORD. So we come before Thee in agreement today and ask that You make Thyself manifest in the life of your people.

Arise on behalf of all these beloved of Yours, who have written these petitions across the world, and frustrate the works of darkness in their lives.

You, Father, are able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.

By Thy Mercy, O LORD, intervene in these situations and restore hope, faith, health, salvation and breakthrough for your people.

In an agreement, we rebuke the devil over these situations and claim the full answers from Thee, in Jesus Christ name.

 

Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. – Jeremiah 29:12 

Go to this page, and pick specific prayers from there and spend time interceding for others.

God bless you.


NOTES/RESOURCES:

1. Recommended book of the Month: Praying Through the Book of Psalms

2. Recommended Book for this month: How God Speaks to You: An ABC Guide to Hearing the Voice of God & Following His Direction for Your Life.

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Daniel C. Okpara is the author of numerous best-selling books, including, What Do You Have in Your House?, Parable of the Serpent, Pillars of Excellence in Life and Business, Take it By Force, Prayer Wave, and Many others. He is the founder of Better Life World Outreach Center, a non-denominational ministry dedicated to global evangelism and equipping of God's people to live a better life. He is also the founder of Breakthrough Prayers Foundation www.breakthroughprayers.org), an online portal leading people all over the world to encounter God and change their lives through prayer. He has authored over 50 books on business, prayer, relationship, and investment.

8 Comments
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    Frenchie June 18, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    GM hope all is well in your Family just as well in your ministry I Frenchie EXPERIENCED THE TRUTH IN YOUR MINISTRY and got mad because it was always what I was FACING and I asked GOD to FORGIVE me and I ENCOURAGE every PERSON TO BELIEVE IN THIS MINISTRY BECAUSE JESUS TRULY MOVES. AND LIVE IN YOU

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    LaTonya Hill June 18, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    I want to thank you for hearing from God about me. You’re such great help to the body of christ. Every week when you send me information. I be dealing with what you send for me to read. God be with you in your endeavors. God bless you!!!

  3. Reply
    Samantha June 18, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Amen, Amen and Amen!!!!

  4. Reply
    Ashar Malcah Bella June 20, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Thank You for Your Continued Love, Prayers and Support Brother, Blessings ??❤️

  5. Reply
    Talent Ndlovu June 26, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Thank you so much for the word. Its sent for me been going through so much that I stopped interceeding for people and I thought focusing on praying for myself was right thing to do but I thank God for you to remind me that I should stop worrying about my unmet need and focus on praying for others. Thank you that was meant for me. GOD BLESS YOU

  6. Reply
    D Ann Stanley July 14, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    When there is time between Prayer and manifestation of Gods promises how do the temporarily disabled/crippled function in joyful
    anticipation?
    I miss SO much, like volunteer work and serving God’s people.

  7. Reply
    Dennis Muchimba July 15, 2018 at 5:53 am

    Our unansweared prayers are many I think the Lord many reasons but let us not bask slide but let us push forward in the faith

  8. Reply
    Sha September 1, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    I thank GOD for you and your ministry. Your words shared are always a major blessing and encouragement for me. May GOD continue to bless you mightily and supply all your needs.

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