To Be An Anointed House of Prayer

Today’s Prayer Focus: To Be An Anointed House of Prayer on All Levels.

In both the Old and New Testament, God desire His Temple to be a House of Prayer. The Apostle Paul teaches us that the concept of House of Prayer starts with each of God’s followers because we are a Temple of the indwelling presence of God present in every believer. See 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 (NIV): “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.”

Scriptures:

Isaiah 56:7 (NIV)
“… these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

Matthew 21:13 (NIV)
“It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it a ‘den of robbers.'”

Mark 11:17 (NIV)
And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: “‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.'”

Luke 19:46 (NIV)
“It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be a house of prayer’; but you have made it ‘a den of robbers.'”

John 2:14-16 (NIV)
In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father’s house into a market!”

Prayer:

Father God, it is Your desire to mold all believers to be an anointed House of Prayer where You dwell and receive our worship, praise and service. We are Your Temple and You indwell Your Temple. May my Temple be a fit and holy dwelling place for You at all times and under all circumstances. May You empower me individually, my family and all of my corporate expressions of faith to be Your House of Prayer always and always to Your glory and honor and praise in Jesus’ Almighty Name. Amen

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