The Best Way To Pray

Jesus said, “This is how you should pray:

“Father, may your name be kept holy.

May your Kingdom come soon.

Give us each day the food we need,

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.

And don’t let us yield to temptation.”  (Luke 11:2-4).

Jesus teaches His disciples the best way to pray. He gives them a “how to” in the science of prayer. A science can be defined as, “a systematically organized body of knowledge on a particular subject”. Jesus teaches prayer as a science. It is a science in the study of the supernatural.  

The structure of prayer is the strategy of prayer. Jesus emphasizes, “how”. How we pray will determine whether or not our prayers are answered. We don’t have to guess about how to get a “yes and amen” every time we pray. Jesus taught us to pray the best way.

  1. Call Him, “Father” 

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.(Romans 8:15-16).

  1. Celebrate His Name 

I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever (Psalm 145:1-2).

  1. Claim His Kingdom

And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; His kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him (Daniel 7:27).

  1. Collect His Provisions

Fear the LORD, you His saints, for those who fear Him lack nothing. Young lions go lacking and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing (Psalm 34:9-10).

  1. Cause His Forgiveness

For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive yours (Matthew 6:14-15). 

  1. Complete His Will

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide an escape, so that you can stand up under it (I Corinthians 10:13).

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Your Harvest Will Happen!

“And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming.” – Galatians 6;9

Have you ever grown weary as you await your harvest? Perhaps you have been sowing good seeds in your marriage, but your spouse doesn’t bother to water the seeds that you have so diligently planted. As a result, there is no harvest… only an empty, barren field that desperately awaits life.

Maybe you have been ambitiously putting good seeds in your body in the form of clean food, plenty of water, and regular exercise. Nevertheless, the crops of weight loss, improved stamina, and enhanced fitness are growing ever so slowly.

Quite possibly, the pandemic has left you at the end of your rope. You have slaved over your field for the last year, following every rule in the book, but there remain no fruits to be found.

In such seasons, it is very easy for the weeds of discouragement to take hold and choke your harvest-to-be. I understand completely! I have been there many times in my physical, emotional, and spiritual development. What got me through? God’s promises!

Friends, Galatians 6:9 is evidence of God’s perfect word of honor. It reminds us that our efforts are never in vain, no matter what we see happening around us. God is neither a manipulator nor a liar. He is not trying to trick us with our trying circumstances. Rather, He wants nothing more than our trusting, yielding hearts so that we may receive the faithful assurance that He is always for us and with us. He loves us that much!

In light of this good news, I wish to encourage you and I encourage myself to not grow weary…

Keep doing the right thing with your spouse, even when he or she chooses otherwise!

Keep doing the next best thing on behalf of your health and fitness, even when the scale doesn’t budge!

And keep your eyes on obedience, not expedience, as you walk through this pandemic season. It will end!

There truly is incomparable joy and peace found at the end of each day when we can look back and know that we made good and pleasing choices to God, even if there are no results to prove it.

Father in Heaven, Thank You for the strength to hold on, to press on, and to keep sowing seeds of faith for our faith is in the One who cannot lie, who never sleeps or slumbers, and whose desire that none would perish. In the matchless name of Jesus, Amen.

Throughout This Day…

Focus on that harvest on which you have been waiting? Listen closely. God is telling us, “Well done! Keep planting with Me. And remember, My child, to judge not the quality of your day by the harvest you reap. A good day is judged by the seeds you sow. Keep sowing!

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Welcome Home 2.0

The House is a spiritual family. We welcome you back to in-person prayer and worship!

We exist to share the love of Jesus and to minister the power of prayer to all people.

Our Membership

Believers who are connected and anointed for world prayer ministry.

Our Mission

Love and Prayer empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Our Ministry

Post-Denominational – We are a congregation and connection of many different denominational histories.

Multi- Generational – We are committed to reaching and offering relevant ministry to every generation in our family.

Cross-Cultural – We are a house of prayer for all nations. We do not place significance on one culture over another.

Urban-Missional – We are based in and committed to West Oakland and are therefore committed to the wellness of its residents.

Our Message

We believe the entire Bible is divinely inspired, without error in the original manuscripts, the revelation of God to man, and the final authority for the Church on all matters of doctrine or manner of living. It is one hundred percent the Word of God.

We believe Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father; He is God; that while on earth, He was both man and God in one being; that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the Virgin Mary’s womb; that He was crucified, He died, and was buried, that He was raised from the dead by the Spirit of God, that He after many infallible proofs, ascended to heaven; and that He is today at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us.

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Ready For The Upper Room

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house … Acts 2:2).

The House was filled with the Spirit. Jesus had a people who wanted to partner with His purpose. They wanted to be a part of what was coming into the world. Jesus chose them and in a house with an upper room He gave them more than ever before. For His Supper and for His Spirit he led them into an upper room. We have entered into this spiritual space called The Upper Room. There is something exceptional that the Holy Spirit wants out of Us. There is more that Jesus wants to pour into You! This is the only way to become a world changer. We need more of God’s Spirit and power at work in our lives. 

May 27th – May 31st, 2022

5:00am (PST)

The House Call / 516. 259. 9866

The Vision: To begin prayer for The Upper Room Experience.

The Mission: To fast in preparation of Pentecost Sunday.

The Strategy: The House with one accord.

  • Fast daily from sunset to sunrise. (6:33pm -7:14am)
  • Gather every morning for corporate prayer.
  • Set aside a supernatural seed for Pentecost Sunday.

We will Fast F.L.E.S.H. 

Foods Refrain from meats, fried foods, sweets and liquors.

Language – Refrain from negative and destructive words. 

Entertainment – Refrain from secular media and music.

Soul Ties – Refrain from carnal people who tempt your flesh.

Habits- Refrain from unhealthy and unholy lifestyle choices.

The House of Prayer Everywhere

P.O. Box 99735 /  Oakland, CA / 94662

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Have A Mary Mother’s Day!

Mothers Have Favor

“Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God” (Luke 1:30).

Mary must be the most celebrated mother in history. No mother has had as much riding on her motherhood as Mary. No mother has ever carried in their womb “God come in the flesh”. No mother, but Mary was ever given the charge to raise a Savior. The motherhood of Mary is the most important model for mothers who want to birth and raise children that belong to God.

Motherhood according to the Mary narrative is all about the purpose of God in the earth. Motherhood is for divine design. Motherhood is a feminine gift. Motherhood is meant  to influence the direction of the next generation. Motherhood is a calling from God.

Mothers have favor. This is the first grace God gave to Mary. “Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women” (Luke 1:28). Mary’s motherhood began with the favor of God. Favor is the grace of God that supplies and sustains our successes.

Everything Mary was going to need to be a mother was hers before she ever held baby Jesus. The angel ministered the encouragement and the equipment she needed to conceive, give birth and shape the early years of Jesus. She was “favored” and “blessed”! That’s all it takes to do what God has called you to do. That’s all it takes for you to be who God wants you to be.

Whatever anxieties and insecurities that motherhood can pose, a messenger from God with a word from God took away the fear. Favor conquers fear. Fear is for people who do not have a word from God. 

Mary was graced for the upcoming challenges of motherhood. She had a word from God. You too have a word from God – “Fear not, you have found favor with God!”

Happy Mother’s Day!  May the Lord grant you high favor!

National Prayer Targets

The Arts

Exodus 35:29-34; Jeremiah 36:4-10; Psalm 150

Visual Artists, Literary Artists and Performing Artists. Pray that their skills will be subject to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Pray that new images and ideas be inspired by the Spirit. Pray that anointed artists impact the culture.

Business

Proverbs 22:7; 22:16; 22:29

Pray that the Lord will raise up a new generation of billionaires and world leaders who will confront greed and corruption and will be used by God to change how the world treats the poor. 

The Church

Isaiah 56:7; Matthew 21:13-17; Acts 2:41-47

The primary calling of the church is “a house of prayer for all people”. Prayer is how the kingdom of God is invited, introduced and initiated in the earth (Matthew 6:10). Pray that American pastors receive a passion for prayer.

Education

Jeremiah 9:23-24; Proverbs 1:5-9; Daniel 1:17-20

Pray that the knowledge of God would be known to our children. Pray that the next generation of believers will be stronger, wealthier and wiser. Declare them, “ten times better!”

The Family

Genesis 2:21-24, 4:1-2, 5:1-4; Acts 16:31-34; Joshua 24:15

Pray that entire families will be saved and join churches. Pray that families enter into the Ministry and serve God. Pray that godly families prosper and be in health (Ephesians 5:22-25; 6:1-4).

Government/Crime

Romans 13:1-7, 17; I Timothy 2:1-4; Revelation 11:15

Pray against the industrial and profiteering prison complex systems in the world.  Pray for police who will truly protect and serve all communities. Pray for the incarcerated and their families.

Media

Ephesians 2:1-9; II Corinthians 10:3-5; Revelation 1:7

Pray that “the prince of the power of the air” be bound away from airwaves. Pray against cyberattacks and internet deceptions. Pray that the media would be God’s tool to reveal Jesus in the world.

Take Authority Over Allergy

Holy Father, we praise You for being Jehovah Rapha! May Your name be known in the midst of Your people. We pray that You stretch forth the hand of your Holy Son Jesus Christ and minister Your power to heal and deliver from every kind of sickness, disease, malady, disorder and infirmity.

We declare, “by the stripes of Jesus we are healed”. We call ourselves “healed” from allergic rhinitis and all that causes cold-like signs and symptoms. We believe in deliverance from this runny nose, post nasal drip, swollen and itchy eyes, congestion, coughs, sneezing, sinus pressure and body fatigue.

We take authority over the atmosphere that causes allergic responses. We call for relief from outdoor and indoor allergens, pollen, dust mites, shedding by cats, dogs, and all other pet dander. We call for freedom from both seasonal and perennial symptoms that come from tree pollen, grass pollen, ragweed pollen and spores from fungi and molds.

Father, I thank you that Your power rests on this mortal body. You forgive all my iniquities and heal all my diseases. I believe I receive in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen

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Prayer America

Thursday, May 5th, 2022


The Vision: To focus our prayer efforts on America.

The Mission: To pray for the repentance and salvation of major American power brokers.

The Strategy:  To gather believers together for united prayer.

The Win: To see positive change begin in America’s powerbrokers.

The Third Day Doctrine

This is the time of year when scholars and saints alike have armed themselves with arguments. This is their time to argue over whether Jesus died on Friday and how do you get three days and three nights in the grave? Breathe! You don’t have to believe that Jesus died on a Friday in order to be saved. Did you read that? The Christ, The Cross and The Crucifixion, not civil calendars shape our faith and its claims.

You must believe that Jesus was raised on “the third day” in order to be saved. Jesus never prophesied or promised that He would die on a Friday. What Jesus prophesied and promised was to come back from death on the third day. This revelation and doctrine is essential to the person, work and ministry of Jesus. If Jesus did not rise from death on the third day he is a false prophet and our faith is a fraud. Howbeit, Jesus is not false and our faith is not fraudulent. The Scriptures are replete with the revelation of The Resurrection.

Matthew 12:40: … For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Matthew 16:21: From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how the he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

Matthew 17:23: And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again.

Matthew 20:19: And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.

Matthew 26:61: And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

Matthew 27:63: Saying, Sir, we remember that this deceiver said, while he was yet alive, after three days I will rise again.

Mark 8:31: And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and killed and after three days rise again.

Mark 9:31: For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after he is killed, he shall rise the third day.

Mark 10:34: And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.

Mark 14:58: We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.

Mark 15:29: And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days….

Luke 13:32: And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.

Luke 18:33: And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.

Luke 24:7: Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

Luke 24:21: But we trusted it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.

Luke 24:46: And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it was fit for Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day.

John 2:19: Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple [His body], and in three days I will raise it up.

Acts 10:40: Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly.

1 Corinthians 15:4: And that he was buried, and the he rose again the third day according to the scriptures…

Fifty Days of Power

“Ready for The Refill” (Acts 4:31)

Sunday, April 17th – Sunday, June 5th (2022)

We need refills. The Word of God reminds the new creation believer that we can experience refreshing, revivals and renewals in the Holy Spirit. We urge every Prayer Partner to join us in reading and praying through the Book of Acts. This is more than our annual routine. This is our time to recall and receive the “more power” we need from The Holy Spirit.  Greater prayers and bigger plans need more of His power!