Saturday, May 26, 2012

May 26, 2012 - Prayer Walk

Today's prayer walk was in the southeast quadrant of the Township from Cass Lake Rd/Cass Elizabeth Rd to Tim Horton's at M59 and Cass Lake Rd.

Starting out I felt like there was a line of angels following me!  The timing was perfect, between rain showers.

2 Chronicles 7:14: If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land. (Amplified Bible).  Started out praying for the healing of the land, of Waterford Township.

As I was praying for all people of the township-young old etc- to have dreams, visions, divine encounters and godly coincidences I realized I was praying as the prophet Joel prophesied.  "And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall propesy:" (Acts 2:17-18).
Prayed that God's presence would cover the township so everyone would feel it-believers and unbelievers, young and old.  That the churches would be filled with His presence, but not just the churches, the whole township.

Jesus said in John 12:32 that if He be lifted up from the earth He would draw all men to Him.  He was talking about how He would die, but as we continue to "lift Him up" today, preaching the gospel and honoring and exalting Him in our lives, people will continue to be drawn to Him.  Prayed that the God's people would do this.

1 Kings 18:21: "Elijah came near to all the people and said, How long will you halt and limp between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him! But if Baal, then follow him...."   Prayed that God's people would not be divided in their hearts but would have a pure, focused and committed heart that follows the Lord. That no longer will God's people compromise their faith in God.

The faith in Waterford now may seem small like a mustard seed, but my prayer is that Waterford at its core become like that mustard seed planted that grows into an unshakeable and unmoveable tree. (Mark 4:30-32).

Will continue praying these Scriptures throughout the week, remembering that God's Word does not return to Him void, but accomplishes what He sent it to do!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

May 19, 2012 - Prayer Focus

Prayer focus for May 19-25th

Pray for people to have a true change of heart, not just a change of behavior.  Although we want lawlessness stopped, we want it to be because people have had a heart change.  When people are in love with the Lord, they will want to follow His ways.  Not a behavior change due to fear of consequence, but love for God!  Outward appearances do not necessarily reflect what's in the heart.

Pray for the people of the churches of Waterford to be good ground for the Word of God.  That they hear it, welcome it and bear fruit. Mark 4:20.
  • That satan is prohibited from stealing the Word that is sown in their hearts.  That people value the Word of God and give it priority in their life. They hear it and pay attention and don't forget it or blow it off.   (seed sown by the wayside).
  • That people are willing to change or sacrifice if necessary, making room in their heart, allowing the roots of the Word of God to run deep.  That when faced with a choice, they choose the path of the Word, even if it is the more difficult choice. (seed sown on stony ground).
  • That people willingly give up those things that would distract them from God's Word, keeping them from bearing fruit. (seed sown among thorns).
Pray that the churches of Waterford become like roots for God's Word that bring His Word deep into the hearts of the people.  Roots bring nourishment and provide stability during times of storm and heavy wind.

Pray that the Christians of Waterford have a revelation of God's love for them, and that they respond in love and worship to Him, opening their hearts fully to Him.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 12, 2012 - Prayer Focus

Prayer focus for May 12-May 18, 2012

Lord we pray your glory rest upon Waterford Township.  We pray that You confuse and confound the plans of the enemy that would keep this from happening and that would keep people from the freedom and joy that you want them to have.
Lord, rearrange what You need to and move out the things that need to be moved out of our lives in order for this to happen.  We want to be filled with Your glory!

God, we proclaim that You are:
Confounding and moving out the enemy,
Making room for Your Holy Glory!

David said concerning his enemies:
"The Lord thundered from heaven, and the Most High uttered His voice.  He sent out arrows and scattered them; lightning confused and troubled them."
 2 Samuel 22:14-15

Have Your way in our lives.  Let Your kingdom come, Your will be done, in Waterford as it is in Heaven!
We thank You Lord, and fill our hearts with gratitude for what You are doing!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May 5, 2012 - Prayer Focus

Prayer Focus for May 5 to May 11, 2012
Northeast Quadrant
Cooley Elementary
Base Church
Community Bible Church
Community of Christ

God, let us hear You!  Let us see Your beauty and hear Your voice throughout Waterford Twp.  Let us recognize how You speak to us.  Let us feel Your heartbeat and the rhythym of Your Holy Spirit as we go about our daily lives interacting with people.

Romans 1:20 tells us that since the creation, God's nature and attributes can be clearly seen and understood through the things He has made. 

Father God, let the people of Waterford see You and come to an understanding of Your ways and plans for them as they see the beauty of Your creation in Waterford.  Let it speak to them of Your goodness, glory, grace and mercy.  Let all of nature speak to them, drawing them to You and softening their hearts towards You.