Monthly Archives: January 2011

We pray for the EDC…

“Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted.” Proverbs 11:11

Father, we thank you for the people at the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC), who work to bring employers to Colorado Springs.

We ask you to connect them with the  leaders of the businesses that you would like to bring to the Springs, give them wisdom and integrity as they advertise and “sell” our city to the rest of the nation, and bless their efforts to bless our city.

We also pray that we would not put too much of our hope and trust in the EDC, causing us to be overly critical of their efforts. Rather, may we look to God as our provider and the ultimate source of all blessings.

May your bride get ready…

“…His bride has made herself ready.” Revelation 19:7

Lord Jesus, we want to ready ourselves for Your great work here. Help us to lay aside every weight and hindrance that trips us up. We want to run the race looking to You as the Alpha and Omega of our faith. You wrestled the forces of darkness for us, bleeding and broken, You gladly laid down Yourself on the cross. As the result, we stand in an awe-filled place of victory. The battle is ours only to lose if we choose to ignore our Calvary-paid position. Flood the eyes of our hearts with light and love for each other; hope, wholeness, and unity for the Bride here. May Your glory tabernacle in Colorado Springs.   AMEN.

Rev. 19; Heb.12, Eph.1; Ps.85

May the music “business” grow here in our city…

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

Thank you again, Father, that you redeem all of our lives, not just our “spirits” or our “souls”, so you inhabit everything, making sacred our everyday lives and songs.

Father, we ask you to grow our city’s ability to write, arrange, produce, and record music that is pleasing to you.  May we distribute music that is full of what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy.

We pray for families with sick or handicapped kids…

“A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.” Isaiah 42:3

Thank you, Father that you heart is turned towards the weak and the hurting.

We ask that you would touch every family in our city with sick or handicapped kids. We pray first for healing and restoration, that these kids would be made whole. In the meantime, we ask for comfort, wisdom, strength, and resources. May helpers come along side to fill in the gaps and to help provide care for the kids; may the medical personnel determine the best treatments; may your Presence provide the answers to the questions in the minds of the family members.

Give our soldiers hope…

“Eat honey, my sons (and daughters), for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste. Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off” (Prov. 24:13-14).

Father, many of our Troops despair for lack of hope.  Let the promise of Your Word over the souls of our Troops fill them with faith & hope for the future.

Lord, You alone know the plans you have for our men and women in uniform, plans of peace, and not of evil, plans to give them a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).

Lead our county commissioners…

“First of all, then, I urge that requests, prayers, intercessions, and thanks be offered on behalf of all people, even for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2

Thank you Father, that a U.S. Supreme Court decision in the 1980s ruled that legislative bodies can start sessions with prayer without violating the U.S. Constitution.

May prayer at our county commissioners’ meetings be a channel for your wisdom and guidance and not an “issue” that people fight and litigate over.

We pray for special education in our city…

“…those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.” 1 Corinthians 12:22

Thank you, Father, for the teachers and resources dedicated to students with special needs.

We pray for wisdom, resources, ideas, and energy to provide each student what they need to learn and each special education instructor what they need to teach. May our kids with special needs be filled with hope, healing and knowledge.