“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35
Thank you Father that you are the true north, the spiritual magnetic field that guides us. We pray that our spiritual compass would be aligned with your ways, your purposes and your love. May we lay aside the things that divide and distract us, focusing on loving you and loving one another.
“We’ve heard it for ourselves and know it for sure. He is the Savior of the world.” –Jn.4:42 (MSG)
We pray that the gospel message is not only preached with power and authority, but that it’s lived out as well by all true believers in our city. We ask that forgiveness would become a river of life flowing to this whole “southern” city of the Ft. Carson neighborhood and all would be anointed with the joy that only Jesus can bring.
“And when he saw him [wounded man], he had compassion on him, went to him and bandaged his wounds…” –Lk. 10:33
The American spirit is a generous spirit. Our godly heritage shines for the betterment of the whole earth. Our federal government has been amazed at the number of non-profits in our city that care for injured troops. Thank you, Lord, that Colorado Springs has a heart like Jesus’s–full of love and compassion for those who protect, serve, and defend our country.
Never spiteful, she treats him (husband) generously.” –Prov. 31:11 (MSG)
“Let the children come to Me for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” –Matt 19:14
Let Your generous grace-filled Spirit permeate the war-ravaged marriages. Give wives the full compliment of Your gifts, so Jesus shines through all they say and do. Lead them into a deeper relationship with You and heal their men. Our future defenders of democracy are the military children of today. Following in the generational footsteps of their heritage, we pray their lives are full of hope,
joy and peace. Be their Father when daddy deploys. Guard and shape their lives into healthy, active, normal adults who honor Your Word and their calling.
“Whoever loves instruction, loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.” –Prov. 12:1
Father God, cause our service member to listen and be compliant unless orders go against your Holy Word. May they seek higher education, so they can become the well-informed, strong leaders of tomorrow and assets to the community they live in. Thank you for the blessing they are to Colorado Springs.
All the time that Peter was under heavy guard in the jailhouse, the church prayed for him most strenuously” –Acts 12 :5 (MSG)
After multiple deployments into the dark jailhouse of the mid-East, the heavy guard of war has our soldiers bound. Unable to help themselves,on a myriad of meds, suicide looks like a good option to them. How cruel to return home and die by your own hand. Jesus, You are the only Light that can set them free and give them hope.
Stats: One active duty soldier commits suicide for every day of a year (360 deaths). Last year, 6,000 vets took their own lives.
“Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom.” –Prov. 4:7
As we turn this week to the Fort Carson neighborhood, we pray for military leaders as they regularly face crucial decisions about those under their command such as the current front page issues of on-post oversight of convicted soldiers. From commanders to chaplains, all leaders need God’s wisdom. No one can effectively inspire others without personal knowledge of mankind’s Commander-in-Chief. Therefore, we pray that leaders be men and women of honor, honoring God first, then family and country. Priorities matter.