Saturday, October 26, 2013

October 26, 2013 - The Garden

Prayer focus for October 26-November 1, 2013
This week's church prayer is for
Seventh Day Adventist
5725 Pontiac Lake Rd

Waterford, become a beautiful garden. Cultivate the seed God has planted within you. Let the work of our hands and the breath of our words declare the majesty of God. Let the gifts within us germinate and grow into a beautiful expression of the glory of God.

Waterford, sing of the goodness of God! Seek, worship and touch Him with the song of your heart. Let the land of the earth and the earth of our bodies worship Him.

 Genesis 2, Acts 17:26-28

Saturday, October 19, 2013

October 19, 2013--Out With the Old

Prayer focus for October 19-25, 2013
This week's church prayer is for
Scott Lake Baptist Church
811 Scott Lake Rd.

When a cup overflows with running water, any dirty thing that was in the cup is replaced with the new. The new and fresh replaces the old and dirty. When we run the living water through our minds then the old, stagnant thoughts are replaced with the new, vibrant, living thoughts of God which lead us in holiness and righteousness. We need the fresh new water ever day—the living water of the Word of God and the living rivers of the Holy Spirit.

Lord we come to drink freely today from Your living waters.

Romans 12:2, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, John 7:38, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, Ephesians 5:25-27

Saturday, October 12, 2013

October 12, 2013 - Pray for those who represent us

Prayer focus for October 12-18, 2013
This week's church prayer is for
Sacred Spirit Chapel
3442 Loon Lake Shores

The Bible tells us when the upright and the righteous are blessed then a city is exalted and rejoices. In a republic, like we have in the United States, the government is of the people. The leaders represent the people. Our leaders are like a condensed version of the people they represent. The battles the people are going through will be the battles that our leaders go through, but most likely in a greater way. Rather than pointing fingers at them when they do wrong we need to pray for them. If we become their accusers, judge and critic apart from the Spirit of God but from a self-centered, self-righteous attitude then we are helping to bring them down not deliver them from the ungodly influences they face. Our leaders need to clearly see both the heart of the people and the heart of God. We need to pray for clarity of vision so they may have the discernment and wisdom necessary to see through the murky clouds the enemy brings to try and cloud their vision.

We also need to overcome the battles we face in order to help our leaders gain victory in their battles At times we need to voice our opinion to our leaders, they need to know the opinion of the people they represent. And yes, maybe they need to be held accountable for their actions at times, but much of the battle is done spiritually and as we gain victory in our own lives it will affect the spiritual atmosphere our leaders are in as well. The weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but rather bringing every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Don’t underestimate the power of your life or your thoughts and opinions. Bring every one into line with Jesus Christ—the Word of God. This will bring victory not only to your life but to our cities, states and nation as well!

Proverbs 11:10-11, 2 Corinthians 10:4-5

Saturday, October 5, 2013

October 5, 2013- Stone that Stands

Prayer focus for October 5-12, 2013
This week's church prayer is for
St. Stephen Lutheran Church
3795 Sashabaw Rd.

God is building His Kingdom. It's not a building made with hands--not of brick and stone. But His people are the building. He's building a dwelling place for Himself. He is fitting us together into a "holy temple" and a "dwelling of God in the Spirit." 

The most important thing about a building is the foundation. The foundation must be secure or the whole building will collapse. The foundation must be strong enough and designed to be able to handle the weight of the entire building. Jesus Christ is the corner stone of this foundation. He is the foundation itself. He is the only foundation that will carry the weight of the building. No one else can. All of us--those who believe in Jesus and allow Him to be the foundation of our lives--have a unique place in this building. Each one of us are designed to fit into a certain spot. To do that, we need to not only build upon Jesus Christ but connect to other believers as well. We all help each other stay on the foundation.

Wherever our place in the building, we must always fix our gaze upon Jesus--He is the author and finisher of our faith. As Paul said, be careful how you build on the foundation. Be sure to keep Jesus Christ as your foundation. Don't venture off on to any other ground--there is none other that will stand! He endured the cross for the joy that was set before Him. When we fulfill our purpose we will share in the same joy--joy unspeakable and full of glory!

Father God may we each keep our foundation on You and find the place You have called us to!

Ephesians 2:20, 2 Corinthians 5:1, Ephesians 2:18-22, 1 Corinthians 3:9-23, Hebrews 12:1-3, 1 Peter 1:8, Matthew 25, Acts 4:12