“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Father God, as we pray for the Tri-Lakes area, we remember Dylan Redwine from Monument who has been missing since Thanksgiving. Guide law enforcement and private citizens who are continuing the search. Reveal Dylan’s whereabouts, and we pray that he would be returned safely to his Monument family. We also ask for encouragement and comfort for his family and friends.
“Train up a child in the way he should go,
Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Father God, we pray for the Lewis-Palmer School District that serves the Tri-Lakes area. We ask that resources of teachers, school buildings, and funding would be used to the greatest benefit of the students. We ask that all district students would have the kinds of educational opportunities that best enable them to succeed. Also, we pray for positive and effective working relationships among school board members, administrators, and parents.
“Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like- minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.” 2 Corinthians 13:11
We pray today for the police and fire services in the Tri-Lakes area. As Palmer Lake has reduced its police force by a police chief and the Tri-Lakes Fire District is dealing with short- and long-term staffing concerns, we ask for wisdom for leaders making decisions. We thank you that the crime rate is low, and we pray for protection of area residents and visitors from crime and fire.
He provides rain for the earth; he sends water on the countryside –Job 5:10
Lord God, we pray this week for the Tri-Lakes neighborhoods of Monument, Palmer Lake and Woodmoor. We thank you for this combined community of small town atmospheres and opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities on the area’s trails and recreation areas. We also ask for water supply for the currently dry Lake Palmer as the area residents struggle with complicated Colorado water laws. Send your rain to Tri-Lakes.
“It will come about after this
That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind;
And your sons and daughters will prophesy,
Your old men will dream dreams,
Your young men will see visions.
Even on the male and female servants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.” Joel 2:28-29
Father God, our hearts cry out for an incredible visitation of your Holy Spirit in our city and in our day. May we see signs and wonders, prophecies, dreams, and visions that will shake us loose from our materialistic ways of thinking and living. Give us your Presence and reach out and touch us with your hand, so that all will know that there is a God in Colorado Springs: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
“For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him.” Romans 10:12
Lord God, we celebrate the history of our city and the contribution to our nation of humorist Will Rogers, who is memorialized at the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. (Built by Spencer Penrose between 1934 and 1937, it stands above the zoo at an elevation of 8,136 feet on the top deck and provides breathtaking views of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region.) However, we declare that your people in this city worship you as the one and only God. We invite your Spirit to inhabit this high place in our city that the name of Jesus would be worshiped above all others.
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” Psalms 150:6
We thank you, Lord, for the contribution to our community of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. An attraction for locals and tourists, we are grateful that the zoo is a leader in conservation, captive breeding and animal care. We pray that visitors, particularly the young, would continue to have good experiences with wildlife and wild places at the zoo, and that the zoo would continue to have the resources it needs to operate well.