The Amaleks had made war against the Israelites. Moses told Joshua to lead the battle. Meanwhile, he was going to climb a hill that overlooked the valley and pray.
When Moses prayed, he held his hands up and looked up to God as a sign of adoration and praise. But Moses arms grew tired. Aaron and Hur noticed that when Moses had his hands up, the Israelites were winning the battle. When his hands came down, they were losing. So, they brought a rock Moses could sit on. Then Aaron got on one side and Hur on the other and they held Moses’ hands up. Moses kept praying and Joshua won the battle. When it was all over, God told Moses to make sure Joshua knew what had happened and where his conquering power came from. So Moses built an altar he called “Yahweh Nissi”, which means “God is our banner.”
Thank you YAHWEH, our banner, for CCC Military Ministry’s support of our Troops here in Colorado Springs. They are as Aaron & Hur to our men and women in uniform, helping them to have the Victory that comes from You alone, O Lord. Grant Military Ministry increased favor and success in their spiritual care to our Service Members and their families.
“We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” Hebrews 6:12
Father God, we beseech you on behalf of the upcoming elections for a strong-Mayor and new Council members. Holy Spirit, sweep through Colorado Springs and move the righteous of this city to exercise their obligation to vote for the best representatives for our city government. The government of this city is the earthly backbone of this city. Push Your followers to do all they can to make sure we have the best possible people running the government of our City. Stamp out the laziness and apathy of Your people, who do not want to put the effort needed into making sure we are governed by the righteous. Put a holy fire under us to act, Lord!
“Counsel and sound judgment are mine. . . . Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” —-Prov 8:24, 15:22
Father God, we pray for our city’s school counselors as they help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. Give these school counselors your wisdom and insight for each student they assist. Help them to work together well with administrators, teachers and parents. We also ask that they would be equipped and prepared to deal calmly and capably with students at special risk and in crisis situations as they arise.
“The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.” Proverbs 11:1
The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado saw an 81 percent increase last year in business inquiries, to more than a half-million inquiries. Complaints, meanwhile, increased 3.5 percent, from 4,765 complaints in 2009 to 4,934 complaints in 2010. (Source)
Thank you Father, that people are thinking more about their business dealings and making sure that they are working with reliable companies. May the businesses of our city be models of business behavior and may the patrons of those businesses come with reasonable expectations. Give us a service and a blessing mentality as we work with one another so that every transaction is a “win-win”.
“…that they may be made perfect in one(ness)…that the love with which You loved Me would be in them.” Jn. 17:23,26
To live in loving community and be like Jesus, we need each other. We need our spiritual brothers and sisters to speak into our lives and make course corrections if necessary. Called to be saints in Colorado Springs, we were designed to live a consecrated life. Nothing else will satisfy outside of joyful, love-centered relationships. Since God sees all, even those who continually rub us raw were put into our lives for a purpose. Help us to embrace them like Jesus would. Lord, we want You to be proud of us. Do your work in our yielded lives today.
“He is not here; he has risen!” Luke 24:6
Thank you Father for the power of theater to tell the story of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Messiah.
We pray that as this year’s productions plan, organize, prepare, and rehearse that you would be involved in every aspect. Protect each person involved, provide for their needs, and bless them with fresh revelation of you and your kingdom through their work on the production. Prepare people to hear the message and draw them to Jesus so that they will enter your kingdom through the plays that will be presented.
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” Isaiah 49:15
Thank you Father for the people in our city who are standing by to assist families in crisis. We pray that you would connect those in need with the resources available. Head off potential harm to families and rescue those in peril. Give wisdom to all who work with families in crisis and send your power to transform lives that are in chaos and conflict into lives of peace and order.