Monthly Archives: August 2012

We pray for restoration in Black Forest…

“You shall not defile your land that the LORD your God is giving you for an inheritance.” Dueteronomy 21:23b

Thank you Father for being our redeemer and restorer. When agressive logging ended in the Black Forest in the late 1800’s, very little of the forest was left. Just as the forest has grown back over the years, we pray for your restoration and redemption of those areas and people in the neighborhood that have been exploited, harmed, or cheated. Cleanse the land from the misdeeds of our ancestors and of the current residents so that your blessing may be available to all.

We pray for peace between neighbors in Black Forest…

But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Luke 10:29

Since many move to the Black Forest to “get away,” we pray for your grace for peace between neighbors. May they appreciate and help one another in good times and in bad. We ask for your hand on who moves in and out of the neighborhood, providing your best fit for the area for properties such as the Alpaca Farm at the corner of 83 and Walker Rd.

Empower and anoint your people in Black Forest…

And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” Matthew 11:4-6

Thank you Father, for the people in Black Forest who know and love you. May they be carriers of your love and your power, to demonstrate the reality of your kingdom to their neighbors. May many see and know that you are good and respond by entering into your kingdom as disciples and worshippers of Jesus.

We pray for your guidance for Black Forest…

“These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace” Zechariah 8:16

Thank you Father for the cooperation over the years in Black Forest to plan the development of their neighborhood. We pray for your wisdom as more people move to the forest to find their retreat home. Give them the grace to accommodate the new and may there be peace between neighbors. May those making regional and state-wide plans hear their concerns over road and railway development.

Thank you for the Black Forest…

And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14

Thank you Father for the Black Forest community on the north side of the city — a place where people can live in a safe, quiet, and wooded area. We pray that you would watch over the neighborhood. Guard them from fire and other natural disasters; protect them from any who would seek to kill, steal or destroy.

Lead us as we pray . . .

“Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” –Mt. 6:10

Lord God, as intercessors and prayer warriors in our city gather and seek for strategies to bring revival to our region, we ask for Holy Spirit inspiration. Reveal where there needs to be repentance; reveal where there needs to be deliverance; reveal where there needs to be healing; reveal where there needs to be declarations of your Truth.  Bring us together to pray with one unified heart for your Kingdom’s coming.

We pray for the city’s troubled youth . . .

We pray for the troubled youth of this city. You are the God who comforts, encourages, refreshes and cheers the depressed and sinking (2 Cor 7:6). These children are in desperate need of You. Deliver them! Reveal Yourself to each individually as the One who sees, loves and heals.

Release Your friendship and counsel over them, that Your lamp would shine above and upon their heads that they would walk through darkness by Your light, in Jesus’ name (Job 29:3-4). We pray that Your presence and the words spoken by those who know You would drop upon these young people like a refreshing shower, with them opening their mouths wide as for spring rain. Smile on them when they have no confidence, for their depression does not hide the light of Your countenance. Chose their way for them and sit as their chief (Job 29:22-24).