Monthly Archives: October 2011

We pray for our city’s news outlets…

“A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.”  Proverbs 14:25

Father, thank you for the many ways that we can learn what is happening in our city and in our world.

We pray for the news outlets in our city, asking that you would open their eyes to the truth of each situation about which they report.  Give them a sober understanding of their power to influence in our city and a strong commitment to the truth, regardless of their political views.  May the news editors and leaders in particular have your guidance on where to focus their teams’ efforts and what information is most important to report.

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May we understand the times in which we live…

“…the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do…” 1 Chronicles 12:32 NASB

Jesus told the Pharisees and Sadducees that they were not discerning “the signs of the times” Matthew 16:3

Father, may our church leaders follow the model of the sons of Issachar and not the Pharisees.  Help them to understand the unique times in which we live and how to lead their churches in this season.  Give them discernment, creativity, courage, and grace to know what God is calling the church in the Pikes Peak region to do today.  

In the mighty Name of Jesus!

Thank you for our heritage in photographs . . .

Lord, we thank you for the photographers who have captured the spirit and beauty of our region over the past 130 years. We pray that many people would visit and enjoy Behind the Lens: Photographers in the Pikes Peak Region, an exhibit of the rich and varied collections of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and the Pikes Peak Library District.  We thank you for the glimpses of everyday life that give us a picture of our community from its early days, through growth and change, and as it is today.

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.

Father, thank You for the bond…

Military Unit“How good and pleasant it is for brothers to dwell in unity”.Ps. 133:1

The bond of brotherhood with which our military is infused is a shared committment to safeguard one another’s lives. This covenant deepens over time, cementing relationships. As deep as a marital vow to some, it transforms our youth into “protectors of the community”. Hundreds of clusters comprise “protectors of our nation”.

Adonai Tsavaoth, Lord of the mighty invading armies of God, protect our protectors. Tell them that this committment to each other isn’t by chance. You created all of us to be a unified, cohesive family–the family of God. Holy Spirit, blow upon them and give them Your big picture.  Amen.

We welcome your New…

“Know for certain that I hereby give you the authority to announce to nations and kingdoms that they will be uprooted and torn down, destroyed and demolished, rebuilt and firmly planted.” Jeremiah 1:10

Father God, we know that you are at work in our City, cleaning out the old and bringing in the new! We welcome Your New into our City! Thank You, that as we hear of the many changes that are taking place in our governmental structure now, that we can trust that You are hearing and answering the many prayers being lifted up for our City of Destiny, Colorado Springs!

(By Dianne)

Inspire our teachers . . .

“Teach them the right way to live . . . .” –I Kings 8:36

Lord, we ask you to inspire the teachers in our city–in our schools, in our homes, in our community organizations, in our places of worship–to lead those they teach in the right way to live.   Give them understanding in whatever they are teaching so that they may prosper the students who learn from them.