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Pray For Others - Joel Osteen

2017-06-17 | 🔗
Where we are in life is a direct result of someone’s unseen prayers. Behind the scenes, these intercessions have strengthened us in our times of need and lifted our faith when discouraged.Just as others have paved the way spiritually for us, God has placed people in our lives that need our prayers. Learn about the principle of standing in the gap for others found in Ezekiel 22:30. Your prayer can be the difference maker in someone’s life! As you pray for others, God will always make sure someone is praying for you.
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
god bless you it's a joy to come into your homes in it ever in our area please by be affordable our services are promise you will make you feel right at home like to start with something funny and i heard about this lady she just got out a choir prank she was so fired she put a hawk if you love geez bumper sticker honour car at the intersection she was dead in her person didn't notice the light turn green she said i was so excited to find out the guy behind me love jesus he started hawken so i leaned out the window waved him and said i love jesus to she's i found out a whole lot of people love jesus everybody
started hawken one man even screened jesus christ she said after we shared all that love together i was the only one to make it through the intersection feel so bad i poured over wave one last time just so do you know how olive jesus and no she doesn't come the lake word but say it like you mean it this is my bible i am what it says i am of what this is all i can do what it says i can do today we'll be taught the word of god are boldly confess my mind is alert my heart receptive i will would be the same in geez nay god bless you talk to you today about praying for others school to pray for yourselves pray for your dreams paper wisdom asked god help you overcome difficulties that's important but don't stop you have the ability to
someone else reach their destiny there are people is put in your life that won't be calm who they were created to be without you pray they don't have the fate to accomplish their dreams they won't break the addiction they won't overcome the challenge without you stepping up and asking god on their behalf the scripture tells us in james to pray one for another year have to go to them physically i'm talking about in your private time not just focusing on your knee jerk goals dreams take time every day to pray for others look around and whose in your lie that neighbour that seems down that coworker that struggling at person you heard about that has cancer that didn't come up by accident
rob them across european he's counting on you to live there my watch all i have my own problems my own issues my own dreams unleash body to pray for me when you pray for other you are so when a seed for god to help you win was overcome with difficulties his world turned upside down he understood this principle he didn't just pray for himself he went out and prayed for his he turned his focus away from his own needs and started playing for others the scripture says when joe prayed for his friends his health was restore could it be if you would take time the play for others then what you are struggling with would turn around europe your dreams your breakthroughs would show up tells us installations to bear one another's burdens we weren't meant to carry
load on our own we need each other life can be happy people are lonely they ve been through disappointments dealing with illnesses they can smile on the outside and be hurting inside they have stressed and pressure that we know nothing about when you pray for them it helps lighten the load your prayers calls the angels to go to war change that are holding them back begin to loosen depression let's try to sour there lie when you speak victory over them the forces darkness begin to lose their grant it may not have when overnight but your prayer is making a difference your prayer maybe what's keeping them when they don't even know your pray you may not get any credit but you do in secret the scripture says god
reward you in the open when i meet people their favorite thing they tell me is not like listening to you you encouraged me you help me that's good i'm grateful but my favorite thing is when they say jaw i'm playing for you when you pray for someone you not just sending good wishes you're not just saying good luck i hope it goes well for you prayer move the hands that rule the world prayer call the god who created the universe to make things happen that we could never make happen in the book of revelation john scribe what he saw in heaven how they were jewels all around the throne constantly singing worshipping say in holy wholly wholly but in check to aid there was silence in heaven for thirty minutes during this time an angel came
to the altar with a jar of incidents which represents the prayers coming up from the earth verse force the smoke of the incense together with the prayers of the saints winner before god here's how powerful prayer is in heaven there was all this singing all this worshipping then all of a sudden the angel start singing the heavenly host were signed what could be so important that heaven came to a standstill was somethin wrong was there emergency no all heavens stopped to hear the prayers coming up from gods people europe where's go up like incidents before the throne of god you may think nobody's listening voices whisper gods now concerned about you you're wasting your time now when you pray just imagine the angels kick
the musicians stop playing who says to god i've silenced everything because i hear a prayer coming from one of your killed somebody believes you can do the impossible somebody's counting on you to heal refrain from cancer to turn a child around to breaking addiction when you pray powerful things happen all heavens stops the creator of the universe comes to attention that's when supernatural things take place when pray red seas or parted when you pray when you pray you when you pray you can overcome those illnesses i'm asking you to not just pray for yoursel play for others use this power to help somebody else reach their highest potential in chapter twelve king here it was against the church he had not only arrested believers buddy james killed
when he saw how much this please the people he was ending on doing the same thing to peter he arrives did peter and put him in the deepest dungeon the most secure play but on the night before peter was to go to trial verse five says the church was earnestly praying for peter the believers had gathered in a house they spent the night asking god to help their friend to somehow bring him out to make away while they were praying in middle of the night an angel showed up at the prison and woke peter peter wasn't praying he was sleeping maybe he was too tired to discourage he had friends who were present when the angel welcome up the chains fell off his wrist they walk past the first set a guard nobody saw them they came to the big aren't gates they opened on their own a core peters like with spare what's interesting
is the scripture says specifically that people were praying for peter but it doesn't mention that anyone was praying for james they were in the same circumstances but had totally different results while we rejoice over what god did for peter i wonder if james would have had people praying for him maybe he wouldn't have lost his life maybe your what has shown up maybe herod change is mine if somebody had been praying my challenges don't let them be a james in your life or your family friends your relatives you'll call workers they should be peters covered them in prayer s god to strengthen them to help them to protect them pray that accomplish their dreams pray that they leave their mark on this generation your prayer can make the difference
where can cause the angel to show up when you go to god on somebody else's behalf heaven comes to attention it is concerned about what concerns you some people don't have the fate to believe on there they may not be living right they don't think they deserve it but hold your honouring gone because you took the time to pray god will say them for your sake you have a someone you can help someone else succeed on their own they can't do it on their own there a james but when you pray prison doors open the addiction will be broken the right people will show up are you using your gift are you playing for others life is too short to live only think about my dream my goals man needs that's a shallow way to live
you'll never be truly fulfil that way because you need other people to stand in faith with when you develop this habit of praying for others god will make sure that always be plenty of people praying for you the scripture says one can chase a thousand but too can put tin and apply here are ten times more powerful when you have somebody praying for you that's why every morning i pray for your dreams i pray for your goals for your family for hell for free abundance opting for everyone the support of our ministry may not know your name but god does you listen for fifteen seconds and i'm employment for you
some nights before i go to bed i go out my back and pray for all the people that are hurting in the world my brother paul just returned from around where he was operating on people that were injured in the war very horrific so much heart ache in pain i believe brought those people across my path through my brother not to just feel sorry for them not to just think that's too bad but to say god show them your mercy their wounds protect them let them see your goodness you don't know your prayer may mortar ciao from a mortar womb your prayer may keep and accidents from happening or your prayer may lift a heavy burden from a family that in due incredible pay i was in another city recently in this gentle and came up to me on the street he was a foreigner dress very nice he and
he and his family watch our programme how they do about god it's help them to overcome some difficulties i thanked him for taking the time to tell me as i was leaving i said almost in passing i'm going to be pretty for you he looked at me so genuinely with the tears starting to come down his cheeks he said why would you pray for me you don't even know me i don't come from your same thing acid none of that matters are no god watch you across my pants see you don't meet people by accident god puts people in our lives he causes just a notice certain people maybe at the grocery store you see that person that looks they look lonely don't see them james turn them into a peter under your breath lord bless them strengthen them help them to live
victory for years my mother in town entertainer here in town she would see his name was playing my mother had never met him but she read how his parents were read how his parents were missionaries growing he came from a strong family a thing in his teenage years he started running with crown ended up on drugs instead of playing in churches he was playing in bars and in clubs my mother could it thought too bad nothing i can do about it he's off course instead every time she saw his name under her breath god help us to get back on course god help him to fulfil his destiny just a simple fire this went on year after year didn't look like anything was happening look like she was wasted her breath but we you pray things are changing behind
the scenes god is it worth your prayers are going up to the throne like incense one sunday out the blue that jim and showed up at lakewood at the old don't the very bad someone recognized him and told my mother she went back and gave him a hog and told how she'd been praying for him all these years that day was a turning point he felt love and accepted it was a few months later that our first bill nash gave his first christian concert there at lake word and for the last thirty years he's been using his gifts and talons furthermore maybe that wouldn't have happen if my mother had not prayed maybe bill would still be off course still going down the wrong path if she had not gone before god on his back george you just one person yes but you may
be the one that young counting on your office what causes that young lady at the office to change or lie still talking about her steady judge inner look at all she's done wrong why don't you take time to pray for talking about or is not going to help us improve but where will break the change that are holding her back every morning after you thank god for the day after asking for your dream for your needs take time to go to god in prayer for her maybe nobody's praying maybe she's james you need to turn her into a peter you don't have to tell her
you want to make a big see but in your private time ask god to help her description calls this standing in the gap for people some people are too far off course to ever get back on their own there to discourage they have too many obstacles is take you and me premium for their god said in his equal twenty two i looked for someone to build up the wall and stand in the gap so i wouldn't have destroy the land but i couldn't find anyone back in those days cities have huge walls around them to protect them from the enemy and at times there would be a broken place in that wall something happened that created again the enemy could easily come in so they would have an armed soldier one of their most powerful warriors stand in that gap until the wall could be repaired
people all around us have broken down walls like deal they ve gotten off course our relationship didn't work out their fighting an illness depression loneliness there's a breach their wall god is asking you we use and in the gap will you come them while they're down will you not letting me overtake them when you see somebody in need somebody fighting a battle don't be passive don't they got too bad i feel sorry for the better warrior that stands in the gatt speak vigour we over there lie remind the forces of darkness that they cannot have them right attitude is if you mess with them you messing with
and no weapon formed against me or them is going to prosper lift them up in prayer let them know that they're not alone take time to encourage them sometimes it's just a simple text hey i'm praying for you you're going to get through this is all it takes to lift their spirits when my father went to be with the lord and i stepped up to minister my wall was broken down i didn't see how this was going to work out but i could feel people pray when i couldn't do it all my own many of you covered me you spoke fade into my destiny until i could get my wall repair like me you ve had people stand in the gap for you what's been given to us we have a responsibility to give to others
body around you has broken down wall life hasn't turned out the way they thought that your cue to step up and make a difference ask god to lighten the load to a family last week there twenty year old daughter had an aneurysm in suddenly died the father told me to tears i don't think i can go on the pain is not letting up his wallis day there's a breach and yes i felt sorry yes it broke my heart but feeling sorry is not enough that's when you have to get your mission to stand in the gatt every morning lord strengthen that family heal the wounds give them beauty for those ashes one time the israelites got off course after all gotta done put in delivering them slavery parting the red sea given them food in the desert at one point
darted worshipping a golden calf heaven while parties getting drunk be an immoral god was angry he was going to destroy them but most is when up on a mountain forty days he fasted and prayed asking god for mercy not for himself but for the israelites the psalms said god would have destroy them head mose is not stood in the gap for them you may know people that are of course a friend family member coworker they're making poor choices they know better but them do it anyway that's where the israelites were god was ready to destroy these two million people but because does one man stood in the gatt god changed his mind will you do like moses and stand in the gap for the people around you that are not doing right
it's easy to criticise fun for you can be the one that makes a difference i want the psalmist to be able to put my name in that scripture your name in it go would have destroyed them had robert not stood in the gatt had julie not stood in the gap had those people at lake would not stood in the game i've learned if you're not standing in the gap most likely you'll be set ending in judgment now made up my mind i'm will be a gap standard and will be a peep lifter imo take time every day to help people into their destiny matthew chapter eight a role an army general came to see jesus he was in turkey the commander hundred troops a very influential and well respected man
he said to jesus my servant is sick and in so much pain he traveled a great distance not to ask something for himself not for is why not for another general but for his servant one translation says i have a slave that's sick this well respected influential man we're standing in the gap for someone that most people back then would have written they bought and sold slaves all the time but this commander was different he loved this service i can imagine when he headed out to sea jesus people ask him why are you going do you need a highly do you need a miracle is something wrong with you he said now i'm going on behalf of must serve he was standing in the gap but the least of these for someone that society he would have written ah said there are not important
when he arrived jesus said to him haven't seen this much faith in all of israel jesus spoke in his servant was he'll what interest is this centurion wasn't a jew heeded come from the same fate jesus said you have more faith in all these people that have been around me that shows us that god is not looking at what for will you come from how you were raised how really did you are what gets gods attention when you are concerned about the least of these when you stand in the gap for the less fortunate for people that have been dealt an unfair hand god calls that great thing that's when he'll show up in do amazing things in this picture joseph was falsely accused and put in prison he'd been too for many years and there were two
other main people within favours butler and is baker one night the butler had a dream joseph was able to interpret it he told them but he was going to get out of prison and be rich lord to his position the butler was so excited so grateful for joseph in all of his health joseph said do me a favor when you get out remand pharoah that i'm still in here like joseph said the butler got out he was rich or to his position but he forgot all about joseph joseph help him now when he needed hail the butler was nowhere to be found all of us have been where this butner was somebody helped us somebody gave us a good break somebody prayed for us when we were down they stood in the gap for us now less don't be like that butler stand in the gap for somebody else you are blessed now be
lesson god answered your prayers now pray for somebody else the truth is none of us got to where we are on our own i had parents playing for me speaking fade into my destiny i'm see in favour today because people stood in the gap for me my siblings and we never left for school in the morning without my mother praying for protection praying for favour over us now i'm not only pray for our children are prey for my grandchildren they're not even here you are from our great grandchildren for my sea when madison show up they i realise it they have already been covered in prayer they're gonna see good rights favour mercy because i took time to apply after david dad solomon son was it making good choices he got off course god was going to take the thrown away from him but gods
to him solomon for your father david sake i will show you mercy and i will not doing that's how powerful years when you're not only live a life that honours god but you pray for your seat you pray for your children victoria as a little girl would go back to georgia see her grandmother when she'd wake up in the morning before anyone else was awake would see her grandmother outside under tree on her knees praying covering her family covered her children covered her seed in prayer victoria never dream she'd be in the ministry we between we'd be this glass this fulfilled is because people took time to play somebody did it for us somebody did it for you now less for somebody else look around and whose in your line others
james people that without you pray what for their destiny i'm asking you to turn them into a p make it your mission to pray for the standing again the ask god to bless them if you'll do this i believe and declare the sea do so is going to come do you like as you play for others you going to see your prayers answer healing com the foreigners your destiny in jesus name if you receive it can you save in the day i'd like to give you an opportunity to make jesus the lord of your line would you play with me say lord jesus repent of my sins come into my heart make your my lord and said if you pay that simple prayer we believe you got born again get in the bible base church and keep god first place
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in all the years of listening to draw the message of joy has really impacted my life he talks about how things have been that are not ideal of things that we don't plan for by joy is found in us because jesus is in us i'm really it will then have access to the programme to encourage and motivate me every me thanks so much for port bring with our ministry your prayers your support your generosity is changing lives around the world a special thank you to our champion a whole partners for all you do to make the ministry possible victorian i pray for you and your family every day we believe in for gods best that you'll overcome obstacles accomplish dream the god will take you we never even dream till we made again next we know that your blast your problem monsieur redeem your child most high god
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