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Welcome to the Prayer Corner.  We are very fortunate to have many dedicated and powerful prayer warriors in our ministry.  The following prayers are their contributions to Empty Vessels and we are blessed by sharing them with you.  Please feel free to share this page by clicking on one of the buttons below.




Morning Prayer

The following prayer has been my morning prayer for years. Don’t let its simplicity fool you. Over time, God has written and polished every word. I am blessed to share it with the hope that you, too, will experience the promise of peace, and I’m confident you will.
As a side note, after I pray this prayer, I put on the full armor of God (Eph. 6:14-17 NLT) and plead the Blood of Jesus over my life (see prayer toward the end of this page), then I know I’m ready to face my day. May God bless you and your loved ones.

Good morning, Holy Spirit.

Today, Please come take your rightful place in my life and join me this morning as I pray to the Father.
Today, I thank You, Father, for one more day.
Today, I thank You for Jesus and all He did for me.
Today, I thank You for my salvation.
Today, I thank You for forgiveness so I may boldly enter the throne room to receive my portion of grace and mercy today.
Today, I thank You that because of Your grace, I will choose to lay down my own will and allow the Holy Spirit to live His life through me, according to Your Will for me this day.
Today, I thank You for my life, my_______, my ______, etc., (fill in the blanks. Be sure to include things you need but have not yet received, e.g., a job).
Today, I thank you for the money I make (by faith, if necessary); it all belongs to You, Father.
Today, I thank You for one more opportunity to bless You with my finances and my time.
Today, I thank You, by faith, for the salvation of _________, (include names of your unsaved loved ones)
Today, I thank You for a deeper and richer relationship with You for myself and ______________ (include your saved loved ones).
Today, I thank You for loving me, choosing me, forgiving me, sanctifying me, and using me, according to Your purpose, one-day-at-a-time.
Today, I ask that You put someone before me who needs to know about Jesus either through word or through deed. Open my mouth when it needs to be open, and close it when it needs to be closed.
Today, I ask You to open my spiritual eyes and ears so I may know what the Holy Spirit wants to teach me, today.
Today, I give You all glory, honor, and praise. This day is Yours, Father. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References


 Acts 16:31 AMP
Mal. 3:8-10
Gal. 2:20
Matt. 28:19-20
Psalm 100:4
Acts 16:31
Gal. 1:4
Phil 1:9-11 NIV
John 3:16
1 Cor. 2:10
Eph. 1:4
Gal. 2:20
Psalm 116:17

 Hosea 14:2
Col. 1:14
Ps. 119-105
Psalm 107:22
Psalm 38:18
Col. 1:13
Ps. 119-105
Isaiah 51:3
Eph. 3:7
2 Cor. 3:6
Psalm 1




Rebuking Satan

Evelyn Daniels, Elder of Living Word Ministries, wrote the following prayer. This is a powerful prayer and a declaration of war to the enemy. When we engage in prayer of this nature at Empty Vessels, we are prepared.  Our hearts are cleanse by the confession of sin, (Hosea 14:2), and we put on the full Armor of God, (Eph. 6:13).  It is not my intention to intimidate anyone, rather, strongly emphasize the critical nature of confronting the enemy.  We all have the power to do this; however, the enemy knows the difference between a strong contender and one who may not yet "have their sea legs".  We encourage you to proceed with caution.  If you have any doubts, whatsoever, please submit your prayer request, and we will be happy to pray for you.

Satan, we rebuke you in the authority of Jesus Christ. We declare your works in our lives, destroyed. Jesus triumphed over you in the grave. His resurrection has sealed your fate. We triumph over you now in the strength of His name. We resist and rebuke your efforts to oppress, afflict, or deceive us. We remove from you the right to rob us of the joy and fruit of our salvation. Through the power of the blood of Calvary, We command all powers of darkness assigned to us, sent to us, or surrounding us now, to leave. Go where Jesus Christ orders you to go, never to return. Amen.


Five Finger Prayer

I received this in my email recently and thought it was a clever way for remembering others when we pray. The only thing I would add is to first worship and praise God for His love and express your gratitude for all He has done before presenting prayer requests.  (Ps. 100:4)

1. Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a 'sweet duty.'

2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.

4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger, as any piano teacher will testify. It reminds us to pray for those who are weak,  in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.

5. And, lastly, is our little finger - the smallest finger of all which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, 'The least shall be the greatest among you.' Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.




Pleading the

Blood of Jesus

You don't hear much about pleading the Blood of Jesus these days. I wonder why. It seems that the very basic tenets of the Christian faith are going out of style like last year's fashions. Recently, I heard someone describe this phenomenon as, "tearing the pages out of your Bible." I think that's right; if you don't agree with portions of the Word of God, just eliminate it from your point of reference, out-of-sight; out-of-mind!  I can almost see God looking down with tears streaming down His face saying, "What more can I do." If this describes you, please begin praying this prayer over yourself and your loved ones.

Father, I come in the name of Jesus to plead His Blood on my life and on all that belongs to me, and on all over which You have made me a steward.

I plead the Blood of Jesus on the portals of my mind, my body (the temple of the Holy Spirit), my emotions, and my will. I believe that I am protected by the Blood of the Lamb which gives me access to the Holy of Holies.

I plead the Blood on my children, on my grandchildren and their children, and on all those whom You have given me in this life, especially___________(insert any special mentions you may have). 

Lord, You have said that the life of the flesh is in the Blood. Thank You for this Blood that
has cleansed me from sin and sealed the New Covenant of which I am a partaker.

Scripture References:
Exodus 12:7,13;Leviticus 17:11; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 1 John 1:7; Hebrews 9:6-14; Hebrews 13:20 AMP

Written by Germaine Copeland, Prayers That Avail Much, Word Ministries, based on a prayer written by Joyce Meyer in The Word, the Name and the Blood (Tulsa: Harrison
House, 1995).




Put On the
Armor of God

This is one of my personal prayers. I pray this every morning along with Pleading the Blood of Jesus and the Morning Prayer, One Day at a Time.  On days when time is limited, I will simply pray the individual names of the Armor so I know I am covered.  I use the comments in parenthesis on days when I need encouragement and a reminder of what I am doing every morning.  I now know I am ready to face my day. It's amazing how secure you feel. Bring in on, Satan, I'm ready!  It really works. Try it!    
Father, I put on Your Armor:

The Belt of Truth, Eph. 6:14 (that keeps me from giving in to the world’s beliefs.)
The Breastplate of Righteousness, Eph. 6:14 (that will keep me honest, good, humble and fair to others.)
The Gospel of Peace, Eph. 6:15 (that I might be contented in troubled times.)
The Shield of Faith, Eph. 6:16 (that protects me when I am tempted to doubt.)

The Helmet of Salvation, Eph. 6:17 (that assures me of my forgiveness through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.)
The Sword of the Spirit, Eph. 6:17 (which is Your Word that, when spoken, releases the Holy Spirit to reveal the sin nature and create a desire to be forgiven in those You put before me each day.)

*Based on, “The Armor of God“, Rose Publishing, 2008