Prayer focus for 2/11/12 through 2/17/12:
Grace Baptist Church of Waterford
Seventh Day Adventist
I always try and remember not to pray just out of a sense of duty or obligation, but to listen for the heart of God and pray from a heart that is filled with His love and wisdom for the Township. God created this land and put its beauty here. He knows best how we can live happy and fulfilling lives while living here!
Pray for protection. Psalms 91 says as we make the Lord our refuge and dwelling place then no evil will befall us and no plague will come near our dwelling. Pray that those who would come here to try and steal and plunder not only are caught physically, but come under conviction in their hearts and turn away from evil intentions. Pray for God's hand of mercy and grace to be over the Township. The apostle Paul didn't say not to pray for peace and safety in the end times, but he said that some people will say all is well when it really isn't and they will be caught off guard. Pray for peace and safety and let us remain alert and prayerful.
God, search our hearts to see if there are any wicked ways in us that we need to turn away from. Show us things we need to let go of, people we need to forgive and distractions in our life that interfere with us hearing you and following you. Let us take time to honor you.
Pray for deeper truth to be revealed in the churches and for God's will to become clear. That for any decisions that need to be made in the churches that God's will becomes clear as those in decision making positions seek God for wisdom and direction.
Pray that the kids are protected at school and free from harm. Pray that the kids have a peaceful atmosphere to learn in. That they discover their gifts and talents and grow and flourish in them. Pray for all levels of the educational system in Michigan from the State on down to the staff and volunteers at each school. That they don't make unnecessary laws or policies. That they seek God's wisdom in making decisions and do what's right as it becomes clear. Pray for the parents, that they love their kids and have the wisdom they need to raise them up as they should, providing godly guidance.
Pray for the residents and businesses. That those who are frustrated, irritated or disappointed be shown God's way for their lives and the paths that will bring peace. That the people find jobs that are suited for them.
Pray for all levels of Government--from Federal on down to the Township--that they seek and find God's wisdom for all the day to day decisions as well as any challenges they face.
We thank you God for hearing our prayers. May you be glorified and Jesus be lifted up throughout this Township!