Saturday, August 31, 2013

August 31, 2013 - School Prayer

Prayer focus for August 31-September 6, 2013
This week's church prayer is for:
Peace Lutheran Church
7390 Elizabeth Lake Rd

Father God, I pray for the protection of all Waterford Schools—physical, emotional, spiritual, and in every way. That no harm or evil befall the schools or the children. I make the proclamation according to Your Word that no demonic spirits of lawlessness, homosexuality, bullying, criticism, intolerance, rebellion, addiction, party spirits, laziness, irresponsibility, ADD, hyperactivity or any and all demonic forces gain victory over these kids. Anything that would try and give them a negative learning, school or childhood experience or that would try and lead them away from You Father, will have no success. No plagues, lice, outbreaks of diseases, epidemics or pandemics will come to these kids or schools.

Father God I ask for blessing and favor on behalf of these schools and these children. I pray they have a positive, healthy learning and social environment. I pray for the teachers, leaders, principals, school staff, vendors, volunteers, coaches, parents and guardians, for their protection as well and that they have a true and sincere love and compassion for these children. That You give them godly wisdom as to what’s best for these kids and that they act on that. That they have all the resources to accomplish this and Your will for these schools. I pray for them and all the students and families that they respond to the drawing of the Holy Spirit. That they come to discover Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. That the deceptive forces of hell have no effect on them. Blinders and veils be removed from their mind, hearts, eyes and ears and let the light of the glorious gospel of Christ shine in their hearts so they believe.

Father God, give them dreams, visions and a revelation of Jesus Christ. Let there be angelic visitations to do Your bidding, will, plan and purpose. Let there be God coincidences so they know You are real and that You care for them and love them. Let the Name of Jesus be freely spoken in honor and respect, praise and worship. Let praise and worship of You rise up from these kids and these schools. Jesus Christ is Lord over Waterford--including the schools and churches! Let the kids discover God given gifts and talents and make wise godly decisions, develop healthy friendships and relationships. Direct their paths O Lord and cause them to make the right connections for their future. Orchestrate their lives as only You can. Let them excel. Let their minds be free to learn and let them be free from all yokes of the enemy. Let the families of students, teachers and staff not be abusive—physically, verbally, emotionally, sexually or in any other evil way, in their homes, at the schools or school or family events. May the families and kids come to know Jesus Christ and draw closer to Him each and every day. Let the predators be stopped, exposed and caught. Let selfishness and self seeking motives be replaced with godly love.

Build Your kingdom O God in Waterford. In these schools and families represented here. Let there be creative worship art from these kids. Have Your way. Let them think of You in honor and respect; let them love and worship You every day. Meet them in the mornings, speak to them throughout they day, be there with them at night.

I pray for the Waterford board of education and the State board of education. That they work to build Your kingdom O God. That the laws, policies, procedures and practices be in line with Your will and purpose. That they are pro Christian, intolerant of agendas contrary to Your purposes. May they have godly wisdom to stand against demonic forces that come against these kids. May each and every member draw closer to You every day. Let them have courage, wisdom, strength, resources and favor to oppose the devils schemes. Impart Your presence and life in Jesus’ Holy, blessed and powerful Name, Amen!

Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4; Romans 1:20-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Psalm 91; 1 Timothy 2:1-2; James 1:5-6; Hebrews 1:14; Acts 2:16-17; Matthew 6:10

Saturday, August 24, 2013

August 24, 2013 - Many Languages

Prayer focus for August 24-30, 2013
This week's church prayer is for:
Our Lady of the Lakes
5501 Dixie Highway

God speaks in many languages. In sights, sounds and smells as well as in words, thoughts and feelings. Lord, let us hear the totality of Your voice. Let us hear all that You are saying to us and not just part of it. Let us listen and watch for all of Your languages, Your entire voice and not just what we have become familiar with. We need to know all You are saying to us!

There are many languages of worship. Lord God, help us to worship, not just with words, but let our sights, sounds and smells be pleasing to You as well as our thoughts and feelings. Let our entire being—and all that we think, do and create—be offered as worship to You. Let us make a place in our life, our neighborhood and our town, that is comfortable for You. Come dwell with us!

“...And they urged Him, saying, “Stay with us,...” Luke 24:29 NASB

Saturday, August 17, 2013

August 17, 2013 - Northeast Quadrant Prayer Walk

August 17, 2013
Northeast Quadrant Prayer Walk

Prayer focus for August 17-23, 2013
This week's church prayer is for:
Oakbrooke Bible Church
3750 Pontiac Lake Rd.

Father God I pray Your people are led by Your Holy Spirit and not led by deceptive influences.   I pray Your people don’t get on paths that would lead them away from Your purposes, that they don’t eat the fruit that will be destructive to them. I pray Your people are not deceived by tempting things that look good or promising, but yet not of You. I pray for discernment for Your people so they know what is of You and what isn't. I also pray for the protection of Your people, from deception but also from direct attacks of the enemy. May Your people be safe from both the secret and open attacks.

I pray for the people to have hope. For them to find Your peace and joy. I pray Your people learn to be content in the place You have called them to. That they don’t give in to envy and complaints. Forgive us for our grumbling and dissatisfactions. Let us see the good and experience the joy of our calling. Let this joy and peace of Your people be a sign and a wonder for those who don’t know You. Let them see the freedom, the life and the joy of living for You.

I pray for Your people to receive the discipline of Your Word and the freedom of Your Spirit.  That we have both so we can stay on Your path in both peace and joy. Let the fruit of the Spirit grow, grow, grow in the hearts and lives of Your people. May we become appreciative and filled with gratitude for all You do for us. May we stay focused and determined to take our place in Your Kingdom and experience the joy, peace, freedom and hope that comes from being in our place.

“...for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.” Philippians 4:11 NASB

Saturday, August 10, 2013

August 10, 2013 - Soft Soil

Prayer focus for August 10-16, 2013
This week's church prayer is for:
New Wine Fellowship
2671 Williams Lake Rd.

“..You soften it with showers…” Psalm 65:10 NASB
God I pray the heart of Waterford is not a stony place that does not yield to You, but rather good soil for the Word of God to be planted in. I pray that we don’t just live for You on a short-term basis, soon to forget You, but that we are faithful to the end and consistent in our dedication to You. I pray we give You space in our hearts, in our lives. That in the churches, businesses, homes, schools, and government we make room for You.  I pray that in our thoughts, our spending, our space and our diet that we make room for You. That we learn to set aside what is holy for You and give You place in our lives.
 Matthew 13:5-6, 20-21

Monday, August 5, 2013

August 5, 2013- Winds of Worship

Prayer focus for August 5-9, 2013
This week's church prayer is for:
New Hope Christian Fellowship
6020 Pontiac Lake Rd.

Lord God I pray the winds of worship blow from Your people and blow away the smoke screens of the enemy and all that would bring distraction, disease and destruction.  Only that which is built on the rock of the Lord Jesus will stand. Show us how to build our lives on this rock. Teach us Your ways. Let our praise of You flow from our breath. This breath being the winds of worship that clear the air so we can clearly see Your ways.

Acts 2:2-4, 11