Saturday, March 30, 2013

March 30, 2013 - Spiritual Infrastructures

Prayer focus for March 30-April 5, 2013
This week's church prayer is for:
Faith Church
3411 Airport Rd

Father God, once again I pray for the safety of the infrastructures in Waterford.  I pray for Your grace, favor, mercy and blessings upon this land.  I also pray for the spiritual infrastructures.  I pray that each church takes its proper place in the body of Christ.  That You speak clearly to each church and renew the vision that You have called them to.  Let us lay aside our own plans and pursuits and abandon them for Your will.  Let us seek You with our whole heart and desire to honor You, worship You above all else.

God I pray for a passion towards You to overtake all of Your people in Waterford.  I pray that we lay aside the sin and every weight which gets us off balance.  God let us surrender everything for You!

I pray there be no competition or jealousies between the churches and various denominations within the Township.  I pray we realize that as each one takes their place we will together make a beautiful building for You!  Let Your people arise in their gifts.  Let the creativity flow.  Let Your Spirit and anointing be poured out upon all.  Have Your way O God, let Your kingdom come, let Your will be done!

I pray that tomorrow morning, on Easter Sunday, Your beautiful grace and presence be in every church, drawing people closer to You.  Plant seeds in every heart, let them be nurtured and grow into a beautiful garden in Your kingdom.  Awaken the people to Your call on their lives and strengthen them, pour out Your Spirit on them, giving them courage to follow You whole-heartedly!

Hebrews 12:1

Saturday, March 23, 2013

March 23, 2013-Turning from the false hopes of mirages

Prayer focus for March 23-29, 2013
This week's church prayer is for:
Elizabeth Lake Church of Christ
183 S. Winding

Will you set your eyes upon wealth, when suddenly it is gone?  For riches certainly make
themselves wings, like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.  Proverbs 23:5 Amplified Bible

Father God, I pray we do not follow a mirage.
Let us not follow worthless pursuits,—things that do nothing but give us false hopes.
Things that turn out to be nothing, wasting our time and energy,
leaving us empty and confused.

If you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.  James 1:25 NLT

Let us instead follow Your Word.
A stable, solid rock of truth.
Reflecting Your image
Empowering us with life and hope that is fulfilled,
Faith that is of substance and everlasting love.

He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and he will cause those who are
rebellious to accept the wisdom of the godly.  Luke 1:17, NLT

Let us value all life—our children, the unborn, but not just the unborn,
those who are born as well.
Let us not despise them,
neglect them,
or abuse them.
Restore our love for our children and families.

The way of the righteous is plain an raised like a highway, Proverbs 15:19 Amplified Bible

Let us be prepared for the future
By seeking You and Your ways
Let us not look for a crisis
But look for Your shelter and protection
Fill us with Your wisdom
Guide us in every decision
Orchestrate our lives.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

March 16, 2013 - Master Builder

Prayer focus for March 16-22, 2013
This week's church prayer is for:
Community Presbyterian Church
4301 Monroe

Abraham "looked for a city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God."  Hebrews 11:10.

God is in the city building business! 

Father God, I pray You build the foundations of Waterford according to Your own plan and design.  Be the Master Builder and Architect of Waterford Township.  Make the foundations strong and secure.  Let us be a place where You are pleased to come and dwell.  Let it be lit with Your light and glory.  Let the schools and churches be filled with Your presence.  Let the message and revelation of Jesus go out and confirm Your Word with signs following.  Help us to stay on the path You've put us on and not wander off of it.

Mark 16:20

Saturday, March 9, 2013

March 9, 2013 - Rain, Light & Holiness

Prayer focus for March 9-15, 2013
This week's church prayer is for:
Community of Christ
1990 Crescent Lake Rd.

If we don't open our eyes now we'll be blinded by the light. (Think Sodom and Saul).

Father God, send your rain to soften our hearts.  We purposely yield to You and allow the rain of Your Spirit to soften our hearts.  We yield to You and Your Word.  We open our eyes, we want to see Your Ways and follow them.  Pour out Your Spirit upon all of us--our children included--young and old alike. 

Let the plans of those who would work against Your plans fail, crumble, lose their financial backing.  Let their creativity and ideas dry up.  Let them lose sight and vision.  Let the dust of those plans dry up and blow away, never to rise again.

Let the leaven, levin, be replaced with faith and holiness.  With an uncompromising, pure faith.  Replace governmental and political positions-even judges with those who will yield to You and Your plans.  God bless America!

Genesis 19:11, Acts 9:8-9, Matthew 13, Joel 2:28-32, Psalm 21:8-13, Proverbs 29:2

Saturday, March 2, 2013

March 2, 2013 - The Keys

 Prayer focus for March 2-8, 2013
This week's church prayer is for:
Community Bible Church
1888 Crescent Lake Rd.

I asked the Lord what the keys to opening up the heavens over Waterford are.  While in prayer this is what came up:

Worship:   Once again, let worship rise from Waterford as a sweet-smelling offering to you Lord!

Teaching our children to be grateful igniting a heart of worship: Let our children rise up as fierce worshippers, passionate in their love and worship to Jesus!

Honesty & Integrity in the Police Dept: Lord God, protect our officers from the evils of the world.  Let them remain faithful and true to Your standards of honesty and integrity.  Just as the spirit of antichrist must go from the church, the spirit of lawlessness must not creep into those uphold the law.  The same goes for the government of the Township as well.  Let the spiritual influences and connections with other cities around us be godly.

Honesty & Integrity in the businesses: Lord God, let the businesses of the Township bring honor to You and abide by Your standards of honesty and integrity in all their practices as well.

A cooperative relationship between churches and schools: Let good and godly relationships develop between the churches and schools of the Township.  Let the children be well cared for, protected and receive excellent nurturing in spirit, soul and body.

Humility: Let Waterford cry out as John the Baptist did, "He must increase, I must decrease."  Let us exalt Jesus Christ--recognizing and proclaiming Him as our center and King of kings and Lord of lords.

The King of Nineveh made a decree after being warned by Jonah of coming judgment.  He proclaimed a fast and said, "Let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands."

Let people turn away from evil and violence.  Let anger and frustration be removed, replaced by the Spirit of God instead.

This week I will be fasting.  One thing fasting does is honor the Lord by making room for Him in our lives.  (See my personal blog--The Tree--here)  .  I will be fasting sugar in all forms, dairy and grains.  This kind of fast also balances out your yeast levels, being a sign of the leaven of the Pharisees--the spirit of antichrist, lawlessness and violence--being removed from our land!

John 3:30, Jonah 4:8