PRAYER, PRAISE & WORSHIP AND THANKSGIVING

Pastor Victor Louis Cofie

May God bless this land Ghana, bless our leaders bless and our ways. O Lord Let it be well with Ghana.

We speak over the Church and body of Christ and ask for increase. We give You glory, Lord and it is our prayer that we experience Your power this morning…

I acknowledge the Snr Pastor of the house Reverend Buabeng and appreciate him for the opportunity afforded me to preach. Also to Right Rev Kingsley Asare I say thank you.

Today’s preaching is titled Prayer Praise, Worship & Thanksgiving

We all know that prayer opens the gates of heaven. Several great men and women of God would not have enjoyed victory and success if they hadn’t engaged in Prayer Praise and worship and Thanksgiving. We also in our lives can attest to the efficacy of Prayer, Praise and Worship.

When such a topic is raised, people like Jehoshaphat Paul and Silas come to mind.

Whatever God gives you be serious and wise to protect it. Three nations tried to come against Judah against the blessing that the Lord God had given them.

These were the same nations that by the permission of the Lord had been spared by Israélites earlier on.

What did Jehoshaphat and his people do? They went on a fast and prayed. They consulted God for a way out.

Then Jehoshaphat was afraid and set himself [determinedly, as his vital need] to seek the Lord ; and he proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. So [the people of] Judah gathered together to seek help from the Lord ; indeed they came from all the cities of Judah to seek the Lord [longing for Him with all their heart].
2 CHRONICLES 20:3‭-‬4 AMP

Now behold, the sons of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir, whom You would not allow Israel to invade when they came from the land of Egypt (for they turned away from them and did not destroy them), here they are, rewarding us by coming to drive us out of Your possession which You have given us as an inheritance.
2 CHRONICLES 20:10‭-‬11 AMP

They prayed as a nation. But it didn’t end there. The word of the Lord came to them

~‘You need not fight in this battle; take your positions, stand and witness the salvation of the Lord who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.’”

2 CHRONICLES 20:17 AMP

Imaging à choir set before the army marching to war! Singing….
“Our eyes are on you Lord
Oh Lord answer us
We have no other to rely on
We have no one we have confidence in
We have no one else to trust but you
Our eyes are upon you
We rely on you
We have no one else but you O Lord”

Bible says when they began praising and worshipping, the Lord set ambushes against Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir and struck them down in defeat.
That is the power of prayer, praise and worship and Thanksgiving. Whatever you are facing quit the complaining and switch to praise and worship. It will cause your victory. It will bring you victory. Amen.

Paul and Silas were arrested. They weren’t perturbed .  They lifted up worship and praise singing…
You move mountains
You cause walls to fall
By Your power
You perform  miracles
We are standing here only because You made a way.

But about midnight when Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them;
ACTS 16:25 AMP

He will make a way for you!! Imagine the shock of the prison warden. Normally when prisoners come in they are abusive and loud, insulting and claiming innocence or subdued and pitiful because of their current circumstances.

Not these 2 oh -. Paul and Silas. They were singing and glorifying their God when in fact they had been wrongfully accused and jailed.

What problem is facing you? What prison have you been thrown into? What challenging situation are you facing?

And truly after Prayer, praise and worship and Thanksgiving, God made a way for them. Verse 26 says ….

suddenly there was a great earthquake, so [powerful] that the very foundations of the prison were shaken and at once all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened.
ACTS 16:26 AMP

God will release the Angels to come and interfere in that problem confronting you. Let that evil foundation in your family be destroyed .  Those Foundations laid along your blood line. In Paul and Silas case, every hindrance and impediment was brought down by the earthquake. May that be your story.

They prayed, sang Hymns of praise and worship unto God and God broke the foundations. Wow.

Next thing to happen – all the locked doors were burst open. Let every shut door in your life be broken!!

Let doors of business and foreign contracts be open!!
Let doors of marriage be open!!

Doors of Good health, be open in the name of Jesus!!

Let every shut door be open.

In the name of Jesus.!

Let every closed door be open ….!!!!

Next thing to happen – their chains broke off unfastened and fell off.

Let evil chains be broken!!!

Chains in the family…
Chains in our ministry…
Chains in our destiny….
Let them all be broken in the name of Jesus!!!!

If God can move mountains then that problem will be lifted in the name of Jesus!!!

Our eyes are on you Lord
Oh Lord answer us
We have no other to rely on
We have noone we have confidence in
We have no one else to trust but you
Our eyes are upon you

We thank God for this morning and for a his blessings. If you aren’t saved, and you don’t have Christ… If you want to experience the God who fights our battle for us… Come let’s pray with you…

Into my heart
Come Into my heart
Come in today
Come In to stay
Come In to my heart Lord. Jesus 

Our sermon for today shows us a way out of challenges. In the face of many challenges there will be many options.

You can justify yourself and say this one isn’t my fault. But I say that, If you succeed its you if you fail its all you Likewise.

Henry Ford wanted his men to make a particular model of a car. They felt it was difficult. He told them if you think ylu can do it you are right if you think you can’t do it you are right as well. Be the one who thinks it can be done. Rise up and have it done.

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