“He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.” Psalms 23:2
Lord God, we thank you for the recreation area of Quail Lake in the midst of our city where locals can fish, non-motorized boat, play games, hike, picnic and relax. We ask that it would continue to be a clean, peaceful setting for families and soldiers, and that visitors would remain safe while recreating there.
“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.” Psalms 25:16
Father God, we pray for the singles of all ages in the Cheyenne Hills/Stratton Meadows area, which has fewer households of married and families than the average in the city. We ask for meaningful, supportive and long-term relationships for single women and men. We pray particularly for those who feel isolated or neglected, living alone in apartments or nursing homes. Surround them with loving and present community.
“We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.
He established a testimony in Jacob
and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers
to teach to their children,
that the next generation might know them,
the children yet unborn,
and arise and tell them to their children.” Psalms 78:4-6
We pray for the churches in the Cheyenne Hills/Stratton Meadows area. Father God, we ask that believers and non-believers would have an increased interest in spiritual things and a new motivation to seek and know the Living God. We also pray for the church leaders to be more encouraged, equipped and strengthened to build Your Kingdom in this area. We thank you for the pioneer churches still operating in this area and we pray for you to bless their legacy.
“Son of man, propound a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel” Ezekiel 17:2
Lord God, we pray for the entertainment venues, particularly the World Arena and Tinseltown theatres in the Cheyenne Hills/Stratton Meadows area. We ask that the most popular and lucrative shows and films would be high quality and uplifting, and that the crude, profane and overly sensual productions would not draw sufficient audiences to encourage more of the same.
“One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.” Proverbs 12:26
Lord God, we pray this week for the people in the Cheyenne Hills/Stratton Meadows area. As the area with the largest population loss in the city and as the military families that prefer not to live on base move in, we ask for a renewed sense of stability and a strengthened connection among neighbors. We also ask for adequate services and businesses to support the people in the area.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” –I Thess 5:16-18
Father God, we continue to pray for the growth of 24/7 prayer in our city. Thank you for the initiatives, including at the Jericho Center and in the Village Seven areas, that are working to build 24/7 prayer in our region. We ask that You guide them as they plan and also that you would connect and raise up more intercessors to pray in unity for Your will and presense in our area.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17
Lord God, we thank you for being our provider in this region and for the abundance that we enjoy. As shoppers populate our retail stores on “black Friday” we ask for wisdom and safety for the shoppers and equity in the distribution of material goods. We also pray for those who need provision and are lacking basic necessities in our city. We ask that no one would go without needed food, clothing or shelter this season in our city.