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Beginning in December 2011, Paul Voorhees called me to do a daily prayer spot on his new radio program, “Ranger Joe’s God and Country Show” where I call in every day (Monday – Friday) at 7:15 am.

To listen to some other radio messages we have done, click here.

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PRAYERS FROM THE
RANGER JOE’S GOD AND COUNTRY SHOW

  • Praying James & Sermon/Mount (43 of 43) August 28, 2014

    As prayed during the Ranger Joe’s God and Country Show

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    James 5:19-20 (NASB)
    19 My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, 20 let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

    Matthew 5:23-26 (NASB)
    23 Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering. 25  Make friends quickly with your opponent at law while you are with him on the way, so that your opponent may not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be thrown into prison. 26 Truly I say to you, you will not come out of there until you have paid up the last cent.

    Father, we so often stray from the truth in ways that are more subtle to us that we realize. Forgive us Father, as a nation and as Your church, for not helping others reconcile with their brethren. Cause us Lord to see, with discernment, how we can help our brother, by encouraging him to make right, a bad relationship that he keeps ignoring. In the Name of Your Son, the great Reconciler, amen.

    Common Thread Ministries

  • Praying James & Sermon/Mount (42 of 43) August 28, 2014

    As prayed during the Ranger Joe’s God and Country Show

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    James 5:15-16 (NASB)
    15 and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

    Matthew 6:12-15 (NASB)
    12 ‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’] 14  For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.

    Father, You have so clearly shown that the words we speak to one another are so important. Lord, we have forgotten that what comes out of our mouths are what is in our hearts (Matthew 15:19). Father, forgive us as a nation and as Your church for not realizing that our ineffective prayers are due to our unrighteous lives. Cause us Lord to be delivered from evil, forgiving others of their transgressions, just as we expect You to do the same for us. In the Name of Your Son, who took all of our sins, amen.

    Common Thread Ministries

  • Praying James & Sermon/Mount (41 of 43) August 28, 2014

    As prayed during the Ranger Joe’s God and Country Show

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    James 5:12b (NASB)
    12 …or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.

    Matthew 5:37 (NASB)
    37 But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil.

    Lord, so closely tied with the idea of “swearing an oath” is the idea of our words, “Yes, Yes,” or “No, no!” Father, forgive us as a nation and as Your church for NOT being trustworthy. So many of us, in the church, can not be relied upon, with our words and promises. Cause us Lord to be pricked in our heart, and to no longer be untrustworthy, but to in fact be counted upon, when we say, “Yes,” or No.” In the Name of Your Son, who died and promised to build us rooms in heaven, amen.

    Common Thread Ministries

  • Praying James & Sermon/Mount (40 of 43) August 28, 2014

    As prayed during the Ranger Joe’s God and Country Show

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    James 5:12a (NASB)
    12 But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth…

    Matthew 5:34 (NASB)
    34 But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God,

    Lord, we have become a nation and a church where the idea of the oath is something that we do simply because  it is what someone wants to hear. Father, cause us to live a life, that is, in itself, an oath of trustworthiness. Father, it does not matter what we swear, if our life does not exemplify our oath. Thank You Lord that You see the heart, and judge our motives. In the Name of Him who died for all, amen.

    Common Thread Ministries

  • Praying James & Sermon/Mount (39 of 43) August 28, 2014

    As prayed during the Ranger Joe’s God and Country Show

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    James 5:10-11 (NASB)
    10 As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.

    Matthew 5:11-12 (NASB)
    11 “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

    Oh Lord, suffering patiently is so contrary to our thinking, forgive us Father, as a nation and as Your church for not recognizing that we are blessed, when we are persecuted. Father, cause us to be glad, and rejoice, recognizing that our rewards are in heaven. And keep us able to endure, just as Job did, because You are full of compassion and are merciful. In the Name of Your Son, the One who died that we might have the security of eternal life, amen.

    Common Thread Ministries

  • Praying James & Sermon/Mount (38 of 43) August 28, 2014

    As prayed during the Ranger Joe’s God and Country Show

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    James 5:7-9 (NASB)
    Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.

    Matthew 7:21-23 (NASB)
    21 “ Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22  Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’

    Oh Lord, You have been such a patient judge. Thank You Father! Forgive us Father, as a nation and as Your church, for not seeing  the lack of patience as an issue in our brethren’s lives that we should help them with. Father cause us to not complain against one another, cause us instead to make sure they know Christ as their Savior, for we know that many in the pews do not know Your Son. In the Name of Him, who died for all men, amen.

    Common Thread Ministries

  • Praying James & Sermon/Mount (37 of 43) August 28, 2014

    As prayed during the Ranger Joe’s God and Country Show

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    James 5:2-3 (NASB)
    Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten. Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure!

    Matthew 6:19 (NASB)
    19 “ Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

    Oh Father, forgive us as a nation and as Your church, for being so frantically upset with our treasure here on earth, when they are reduced, We are so focused on our lives here on earth that we do not see our rotted treasures in heaven. Cause us Lord to truly not worry about the state of our economy, but rather, be horrified at the state of Your church. In the Name of Your Son, the One who looked at the “godly” and called them white-washed tombs (Matthew 23:27), amen.

    Common Thread Ministries

  • Praying James & Sermon/Mount (36 of 43) August 28, 2014

    As prayed during the Ranger Joe’s God and Country Show

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    James 4:14 (NASB)
    14 Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a
    vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

    Matthew 6:33-34 (NASB)
    33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

    Father, we so often think that we are so important. Forgive us Lord, as a nation and as Your church for letting our self importance keep us from seeking Your kingdom, and Your righteousness. Cause us to trust that You really will add to us all things, when we seek You, remembering that we are but a vapor. In the Name of Your Son, who, even though He is God, came, being made a little lower than the angels (Psalm 8:5, Hebrews 2:7), sought Your kingdom, just as we should, amen.

    Common Thread Ministries

  • Praying James & Sermon/Mount (35 of 43) August 28, 2014

    As prayed during the Ranger Joe’s God and Country Show

    Click Here to View All of the James Prayers

    James 4:13, 15-16 (NASB)
    13  Come now, you who say, “ Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.” … 15 Instead, you ought to say, “ If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.” 16 But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil.

    Matthew 6:25 (NASB)
    25 “ For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

    Oh Father, forgive us as a nation and as Your church for the great sin of boasting, and its corollary, worry. Father, we are either boasting or we are worrying, because in both sins, we have placed OUR will above Your will. Cause us Lord, to live a life focused on the spiritual, and not the flesh (Romans 8:6). In the Name of Jesus of Nazareth, the One who came that we might have life abundantly (John 10:10b), amen.

    Common Thread Ministries

  • Praying James & Sermon/Mount (34 of 43) August 28, 2014

    As prayed during the Ranger Joe’s God and Country Show

    Click Here to View All of the James Prayers

    James 4:11-12 (NASB)
    11  Do not speak against one another, brethren. He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it. 12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbor?

    Matthew 7:1-2 (NASB)
    “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.

    Father, we so often think that our “discernment” into someone else’s life is because of our great wisdom from You. Forgive us Lord, as a nation and as Your church, for not realizing that our “discernment” of someone else is really just our judgment of another person, because we recognize something that we too are guilty of. Father, cause us to humbly measure ourselves, by the same standard that we judge others. In the Name of Your Son, the perfect Judge, amen.

    Common Thread Ministries

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