Monthly Archives: January 2012

We pray for our area’s rural school districts . . .

“Also in Judah the hand of God was on the people to give them unity of mind to carry out what the king and his officials had ordered, following the word of the LORD.” –II Chron 30:12 

We pray for our region’s rural school districts.  Particularly, we pray for Miami-Yoder as they step up to be the only district in the Pikes Peak region chosen for the state department of education’s pilot program for the new land-mark state educator-effectiveness rules mandated by the legislature.   We ask for good communication with and support from the state leaders as Miami-Yoder works through the new evaluation system.

We also pray for a spirit of reconcilation and unity to work at Ellicott School district among board members, adminstrative leaders and community members.

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We pray for the business strategies that will help the poor…

“When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you. I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 23:22

Thank you Father, for the instructions you give in your Word for how to care for the poor.

We ask you to give business owners and managers ideas on how to meet the needs of the poor in our city. May we practice the modern equivalent of leaving our gleanings for the poor.  We pray in particular for the businesses that serve in the poorer parts of town.  Please protect them from those who would steal and destroy and bless them with the ability to meet the needs of their neighborhoods while operating at a profit so that they can remain in business.

May we be brokers of His world and His favor…

“May God show us his favor and bless us! May he smile on us! Then those living on earth will know what you are like; all nations will know how you deliver your people.” Psalms 67:1-2

“There is a realm of the blessing in God that has not yet been experienced. And it is the Lord’s intent to release this upon His people before the end comes. This blessing enables us to function more like brokers of His world rather than beggars for His invasion.” – Bill Johnson

Father may we seek your face and receive from you more of your grace, your love, your power, and your favor than we have experienced before. May we be like Moses, whose face glowed with your presence, and Jesus whose whole being glowed on the Mount of Transfiguration — may we carry such a sense of your presence that people know that you are with us and working through us to touch the world around us.

We pray for local theatre productions . . .

Lord, we  thank you for the variety of theatre presentations produced in our region and those that draw national talent.  We pray for the success of local TheatreWorks’ production of “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” that opens this week, directed by Colorado College professor Clinton Turner Davis.  We pray that the play’s actors from LA, New York and Denver would experience gracious hospitality and appreciative colleagues and audiences during their time in our region.

We pray for families that are stuck…

“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” Ephesians 5:21

Thank you Father for your power to transform.

We pray for those families that are stuck in unhealthy and destructive patterns of relating. We ask you to provide the wisdom, the resources, and the power to break out of bondages and patterns that harm and to learn new ways of living, new ways of giving, and new ways of loving. Bring healing, reconciliation and restoration to the families of our city.

Spirit, help soldiers to talk…

“…and (they) had all things in common.” Acts 2:44

Battle experiences are intense. Soldiers trust each other with their lives. In some ways this band of brothers are like a good marriage; sharing feelings, pain and fear..doing the deployed life in the sand box together. But opening up to others is very difficult.  World War 2 vets seldom spoke even to each other about the horrors of war. Help them know their family, friends, and Colorado Springs community are here to listen and to love them. Open up and isolate NO MORE, in Jesus name.

We pray for our Mayor and City Council…

“For there is no authority except by Godʼs appointment, and the authorities that exist have been instituted by God.” Romans 13:1

Father God, we pray your Shalom Peace over the relationship between Mayor Bach and the City Council members. In the rough and tumble of streamlining our new City Charter, and as the determination of who has authority over what areas of the City government continues to be worked out, preserve the relationships between all involved. We decree in Your name that Mayor Bach and the City Council members will work out these authority issues in a respectful and cordial manner.

(By Dianne)