Saturday, September 28, 2013

September 28, 2013 - He speaks

Prayer focus for September 21-28, 2013 
This weeks prayer focus is for
St. Perpetuas Church
134 Airport Rd.

Waterford, rise up and worship your King. Rejoice and declare all His goodness and greatness. Then, listen for His voice. Look for His languages for He speaks in many ways.

He speaks in words.
He speaks in sunrises and sunsets.
He speaks through birds, brooks and streams.
He speaks through the smells of families sharing a meal.
He speaks through the large trees and boulders.
He speaks through the small pebbles and flowers.
He speaks through the seed that is planted in the ground and dies
so that it will grow and comes to maturity.
He speaks through laughter in the voices of children.
Open your heart and hear, see , taste, smell and touch the voice of God.
He is right here waiting for you.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

September 21, 2013 - The Breath that Speaks

Prayer focus for September 21-28, 2013
This week's church prayer is for:
St. Benedict Catholic Church
80 S. Lynn

There is a certain physics to heaven. God’s work brings rest, where man’s work brings toil. God’s work perpetuates—like the earth that keeps spinning once God set it in motion. Our work, even our prayers or religious efforts, are not meant to be performed from a human spirit disconnected from the Spirit of God. If they are, they will not remain, they will lose energy and stop. Man was not meant to work apart from the breath—the Spirit—of God.

How does God work? The Spirit of God hovered over the formless earth and then God spoke. This is how He works. The Word of God, when spoken with the breath of God creates and gives life. God breathed into Adam’s nostrils the breathe of life. Jesus breathed on His disciples and said to receive the Holy Spirit. God has given us His Spirit—His breath—and He has given us His Word—Jesus! We have the Spirit and the Word in us, just like God did when He created the world. The Spirit and the Word together carry the authority of God to create, to give life, freedom and all that His Word says. We can speak His Word with His breath and the same power that created the world is released!

Let’s determine to speak, breathe, the Word of God by the Spirit of God over our lives, our families, our church, our workplace, our cities, state and nation!

Genesis 2:1-3, Genesis 3:17-19, Genesis 1, John 20:22

Saturday, September 14, 2013

September 14, 2013 - Fishing Nets for Souls!

Prayer focus for September 14-20, 2013
This week's church prayer is for:
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
5301 Hatchery Rd

God is exchanging fishing lines for fishing nets! Let us bring in a harvest of souls for You Lord! Calling those who have rebelled against You, even the violent and the predators and those who have preyed upon the innocent.. Calling the backslider and those who have wandered away from the faith.  Hear the call of the Lord and respond to the sound of His voice! Multitudes of souls for You Lord!

Matthew 4:19

Friday, September 6, 2013

September 6, 2013 - The Wind of the Spirit in Your Land Today

Prayer focus for September 6-13, 2013
This week's church prayer is for:
Pontiac Hmong Alliance Church
220 N Cass Lake Rd

Whatever “land” you are living in now, even if its not the land of your calling, live as if it were. Pray for this land because if it does well, you do well. When the time is fulfilled, the Lord will bring you to the land He has promised you. A good place with a future and a hope. A place where you will call upon Him and pray and He will listen. You will seek and search for Him with all your heart and will find Him. In this place, fortunes are restored. The things that have been stolen from you will be returned.

We are in the lands we are in order to bring us to a place of seeking Him. All along, God’s plans for you are to fellowship with you. He wants you to want Him. This is always His plan. He knows the plans He has for you are good—plans with a future and a hope. He wants you to know the same thing. He wants you to call on Him, pray, seek and search for Him with all your heart. He wants to listen to you, be found by you and restore you.

Where you are right now in your life—allow yourself to be influenced by the Holy Spirit. You don’t need to wait, you can allow the wind of the Spirit to influence you now. Do what is set before you to do, but while influenced by the Spirit. In the beginning the Holy Spirit moved, and God said. Sometimes looking where you've come from helps to give you direction for the future—like two points to an arrow. With just one point you might be unsure of your direction, but with that second point a direction can be seen. The ancient landmarks of the past might be what you need to look at for direction for the future. If you are born of the Spirit, your life joins with the wind Jesus spoke of in John 3. As you connect with the Spirit of God, His sound will be heard in your life today and the direction you are going will become clear.

Jeremiah 29, Acts 17:26-27, Genesis 1, Proverbs 22:28, John 3:8