Saturday, June 30, 2012

June 30, 2012 - Prayer Focus

Prayer focus for June 30-July 6, 2012

God, let Your people be as the strolling minstrels who declared the praises of their king!  Let all of Your people in Waterford declare Your praises and goodness by their lifestyles, actions and words! 

Revelation 12:11 says that they overcame the accuser by the blood of the Lamb, the word of their testimony and they did not love their lives unto death, (they didn't compromise their faith to save their own life).
When the accuser comes to deceive Your people, trying to get them to sin, and when he comes to accuse, criticize and blame Your people, let them rise up and overcome, bringing glory to You!

Thanks be to God, who always causes us to triumph in Christ and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God through us everywhere! (2 Corinthians 2:14).  This verse goes on to say that God's people are a sweet aroma of Christ.  But to some it smells of death and to others it smells of life.  To those who receive this fragrance of Christ it brings life and to those who reject it, it brings doom.  In either case, let us smell of your fragrance.  Let us declare Your praises, goodness and attributes!

Let us live each day with purpose.  Let us pray for, earnestly seek, long for and expect Your presence to be evident in our lives every day.  Let us not be complacent or expect today to be uneventful in You.
May we resolve to seek You early every day and receive Your guidance and direction for our daily path.

Galatians 5:22-23 lists the fruit of the Spirit---love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.  This is the way You treat us!  Help us to get that and to allow those attributes to flow through us towards others.

God forgive us for despising a day.  Forgive us if we have dreaded a day because we expect its not going to be what we want.  If we wake up in the morning dreading the fact that we have to go to work that day, or go to an appointment we are not looking forward to or doing something we don't feel like doing that day...forgive us for despising a day that You have made for us to rejoice in You in.  This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! (Psalm 118:24).

Sing the praises of the King today!
Sing the praises of the King today!
Declare His goodness and His mercy,
and His holy attributes!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

June 23, 2012 - Prayer Walk

Today's prayer walk was in the southwest quadrant of the Township from the Oakland Community College entrance off Hospital Road to the Greek Jalepeno Restaurant on Cooley Lake Rd east of Hospital.

It was a beautiful day!  Starting out I sensed the Lord showing that He always makes a way when there seems to be no way.  He is the God of the impossible and when we think there is no way out, He opens our eyes to the path that was there all the time, (or maybe it wasn't there all the time but He just put it there and it seems like it was there all the time!)  God open the eyes of the people to Your way and the path you have for them!  (Think of the Red Sea!)

I also felt His abundant provision and goodness.  He takes care of us and provides for us.  Prayed that His goodness be released to all the people of Waterford--believers and unbelievers.  His goodness leads to repentance, (Romans 2:4).  It opens the hearts of the people and prepares them to receive Him.  And for those who have already received Him it opens the heart to receive more of Him!  Taste and see that the Lord is good!  (Psalms 34:8).  He really does satisfy us with good things!  (Psalm 103:1-5).  Once again I was reminded of Acts 15:16-17.  When the tabernacle of David is rebuilt the unbelievers will seek the Lord.  God's people, like John the Baptist need to declare and proclaim God's goodness to prepare the way for the Lord!  (Matthew 3:1-3).

Isaiah 40:3: A voice of one who cries: Prepare in the wilderness the way of the Lord [clear away the obstacles]; make straight and smooth in the desert a highway for our God!  (Amplified Bible).

Also prayed for a tilling of the soil, the ground. That where the ground has been hard and dry it is turned to good soil that will receive the Word and produce much fruit.  (Mark 4).  Send your rain Lord to prepare the soil!  As the people of God declare His goodness and worship and praise Him with a pure heart then the way is being made ready for the Lord to move in a mighty way in Waterford!  Let's praise Him so the rocks don't need to cry out.  (Luke 19:35-40).  And by the way, I gathered some rocks and will write some of the awesome attributes of God on them and return them to the southwest quadrant.  These rocks will declare God's goodness in that quadrant until the people do in a greater way!

When Elijah lay in the wilderness under the juniper tree, discouraged and fearful of Jezebel, the angel of the Lord came and fed him supernaturally twice.  The second time he said, "Arise and eat because the journey is too great for you." And Elijah arose, ate and drank and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights and came to Horeb, the mount of God. (1 Kings 19:1-8).  God will supernaturally provide for you and give you strength to carry you through even when it seems there is no strength or provision around you.  It doesn't matter what's going on, God is sure to take care of you! 

Lastly, the uniqueness of each individual in Waterford is very beautiful and God desires for each one to pursue the path He has for them, there is no need to copy others or to mimic what others are doing.  Tap into the creativity with you, put there by the Lord and you will add to the beauty and uniqueness of this Township.

Written on the seven stones:  
He is a God of:
Possibility, Provision, Refreshing, Strength, Beauty. 
God is good!
Praise Him!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 16, 2012 - Prayer Focus

Prayer Focus for June 16-22, 2012


Under David's reign they worshiped the Lord non stop for 24 hours a day for 33 years.
The Tabernacle of David- and the Lord says He will rebuild it.

Acts 15:
16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

The Lord is bringing back a davidic worship that will bring unbelievers to Him.  Worship creates an atmosphere that brings the presence of the Lord.  They go hand in hand-worship/His presence.  His presence brings a revelation of His goodness, which will lead people to repentance.  It bring His love which will lead people to thank Him and love Him and worship Him more. 

Prayed for the worshipers to be released in Waterford Township.  That the psalmists, minstrels, dancers and singers rise up and worship the Lord with a fresh anointing, a fresh passion for Him.  That their worship creates a habitat for the Lord.  That there be dancing and joy in the streets over the goodness and presence of God.  That there are sudden "breakouts" of awareness of God's goodness and glory throughout the township, causing people to stop where they are and fear Him and love Him as never before.

Prayed that the worship teams receive the words, the songs, the notes and chords that will bring God's presence into their church and do battle against the plans of the enemy that are against their specific church.  That the people of the churches respond in worship and adoration for the Lord like never before.

Prayed that there be no more competition between the pastors and worship leaders.  That they work together in true harmony and unity to each take their place to accomplish what the Lord desires in each church!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

June 9, 2012 - Prayer Focus

Prayer focus for June 9-15, 2012

Prayed for the safety and protection of the township.  Especially for the kids this summer that their excitement over the summer doesn't lead to irresponsibility.  That they're not driven and hyper, but peaceful and joyful.  That they follow their heart and their conscience and not the hype of the crowd.

Prayed for a wave of deliverance for those who are addicted and excessive.  Whether its a substance, alcohol, food, gambling, spending, hoarding or whatever.  Let them see the deception and destruction it is causing.  Prayed that they would seek help, truth, life and deliverance.  If they seek they will find, (Matthew 7:7).  Prayed that they would have hope and see that they can have freedom in their life.

Prayed for the churches that they would take notice and be able to recognize those who need help.  That they would bring deliverance from addiction and excesses to the people who need help.  That the churches would be equipped to bring true help and deliverance to people.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.(2 Corinthians 317).  Blow, Holy Spirit, across Waterford and bring freedom to all the people!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

June 2, 2012 - Prayer Focus

Prayer Focus for June 2 - June 8 2012

Prayer for the churches of Waterford!
In 2 Chronicles 7:14 where it says, "If my people, which are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and will heal their land."  This was spoken by the Lord to Solomon after Solomon built the temple and then dedicated it to the Lord.  After Solomon's prayer of dedication the glory of God filled the house.  They had an awesome time of worship and offered sacrifices to the Lord. 

My prayer is that the churches of Waterford become a place where the Lord dwells, both individually in people's hearts and corporately in their churches.  That these places are dedicated to Him, committed to Him, worship Him and that His glory fills the house and fills their hearts!  God, let our hearts, our homes, our churches and our township be places dedicated to You, to house Your presence. 

I pray that the churches focus on how to please the Father, not so much on pleasing the people.  What does He want in His house?  Where there was selfishness, let there be love.  Where there was darkness, let there be light.  Where there was bondage, let there be freedom.  Where there was despair, let there be hope.  Where there was error, let there be truth. 

I pray for the people to see how much God loves them.  That their eyes are opened to it, to the point where it overwhelms them with love, gratitude, thanksgiving and worship to Him in return.  I pray for God's life, love, peace, truth, glory and His presence to fill His houses of worship. 

The Word of God does not return void.  Pray for a revelation of Jesus Christ and a resurrection of the Word of God in all the churches of Waterford. 

Also, I pray for the protection of Waterford.  For those who would plan crimes or begin to impulsively commit crimes, that they lose their energy and motivation and their ideas dissolve and come to nothing.