Monthly Archives: October 2012

We pray for discerning voters…

“The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,
but the folly of fools is deceiving.” Proverbs 14:8

We pray for voters in our city and across our state that they would be discerning about the candidates and issues. We ask particularly that Christians would be prayerful in how they vote and may they do so in good conscience.

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We pray for fair distribution of ballots…

“Unequal weights are an abomination to the Lord, and false scales are not good.” Proverbs 20:23

We pray for fair distribution of ballots to our local residents currently out of the area on business or serving in our military. We ask that theirs and all local ballots would be fairly collected and tallied.

We pray for the elections…

“I have uncovered his hiding places,
and he is not able to conceal himself.” Jeremiah 49:10

This week as we focus on the upcoming elections, we pray for accurate and sufficient information for area voters, so they can make informed, wise decisions.

We plead for an increased awakening in Your church . . .

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

Almighty God, we plead for an increased awakening in Your church. Convict us of our responsibility to live and speak Your truth and grace into our culture. Protect Your church from being absorbed into the ways of this world. And Lord, we ask for Your protection from persecution and from all attempts to silence the voice of Your church. We pray for courage and wisdom for Your people, Lord. Give us the boldness to show up, stand up and speak up for Your truth, with winsomeness and grace. Forgive us, Lord, for misrepresenting You in the way we speak and act. Correct us and guide us how to be effective in proclaiming Your truth so that unbelievers will be drawn to You.

We ask for forgiveness and redemption in Old Colorado City . . .

“Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalms 51:9-10

Father God, Old Colorado City was built on an Indian crossroad, a natural boundary between the Sioux, Arapahos and Cheyenne’s of the Great Plains, and their historic enemies, the Utes of the mountain. We pray for healing of the land along this crossroads; we also ask for restoration and grace to forgive for the descendants of the settlers who happened to be in the way when differences were settled.  We honor the native peoples of our region and ask that your spirit of forgiveness and redemption will be working between them and those who populated this area after them.

We pray for the historical societies in Old Colorado City . . .

“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.” Deuteronomy 7:9

We pray for the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) and the African-American Historical and Geneological Society (AAHGS) of Colorado Springs that both have museums in Old Colorado City.  We thank you for OCCHS’s preservation of Colorado City and early El Paso County history.  We ask that the AAHGS would experience increasing success in their efforts to help area black residents fill in their pasts and connect to their American ancestors.  We also ask for success in fundraising for a permanent larger home than their current space in the Westside Community Center.

We pray for the tourists and locals that recreate in the Old Colorado City area . . .

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Lord God, we pray for the tourists and locals that recreate in the Old Colorado City/Pleasant Valley area.   Inspire the area’s event planners with new and fun ideas to attract visitors.  We ask that tourists who visit would be refreshed and blessed during their stay, and we thank you for the family friendly activities such as the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off that took place just last Saturday (with awards going to a 900-pound pumpkin).  We also pray for safety for all who venture in and out of the Old Colorado City.