Prayer focus for June 1-7, 2013
This week's church prayer is for:
Harvest Baptist Church
1092 Scott Lake Rd.
"Since all this is true, we ought to pay much closer attention than ever to the truths that we have heard, lest in any way we drift past [them] and slip away." Hebrews 2:1 The Amplified Bible
Awaken Your church O God! I pray the Son comes to wake up God's people. Three things that help to arouse a person out of sleep are light, warmth and words. The sun brings light and warmth. The Son brings the Word of God. I pray the people of God pay much closer attention than ever to the truths they've heard. That the Words of God arise and are resurrected in the hearts and minds of God's people.
The Word of God made flesh--God's Son Jesus Christ brings the light, the warm touch and the powerful words that will awaken us spiritually. But once awake we must open our eyes! We must be willing to see the truth and reality around us. The blinders must go, the light of Jesus Christ musts shine in our hearts and we must believe and have faith in Him. Then we must arise and be about the Father's business.
I pray we are not distracted or lulled to sleep with hypnotic, deceptive words but pay close attention to the Truth of God's Word. The spiritual weapons given to us are that we bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. That we pull down thoughts--arguments and reasonings and every arrogant thing--that would go against the knowledge of God. We need to recognize the deceptive, distracting words. God, may we fill our minds with Your Words, paying close attention to them, and not spend time listening to other things that are contrary to it.
John 1:14; Matthew 13:15; 2 Corinthians 4:4-6; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; Jeremiah 7:8