Monthly Archives: May 2014

Community and Partnership 9

City Transformation: Comm(unity) and Partnership

  • Pray for regular activities, touch points, celebrations, and traditions to be established that will help to build and maintain unity across our city

This week we are praying for increased common purpose and a working unity in our city.  Unity is not sameness; it is a variety of people and groups with a common purpose.  We have prayed for many years for unity in the city church, but it is time for unity of purpose across all aspects of our city so that we can be a city where each person is a contributing part of a healthy whole.  In true unity is power, protection and peace.

Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of the Spirit in the binding power of peace. –Eph 4:3

Community and Partnership 8

City Transformation: Comm(unity) and Partnership

  • Pray for unity of purpose to take care of the refugee, the orphan, and the widow in our midst

This week we are praying for increased common purpose and a working unity in our city.  Unity is not sameness; it is a variety of people and groups with a common purpose.  We have prayed for many years for unity in the city church, but it is time for unity of purpose across all aspects of our city so that we can be a city where each person is a contributing part of a healthy whole.  In true unity is power, protection and peace.

Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of the Spirit in the binding power of peace. –Eph 4:3

Community and Partnership 7

City Transformation: Comm(unity) and Partnership

  • Pray for political unity in our city, where alliances and partnerships are formed that overcome the roadblocks caused by rancor and division

This week we are praying for increased common purpose and a working unity in our city.  Unity is not sameness; it is a variety of people and groups with a common purpose.  We have prayed for many years for unity in the city church, but it is time for unity of purpose across all aspects of our city so that we can be a city where each person is a contributing part of a healthy whole.  In true unity is power, protection and peace.

Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of the Spirit in the binding power of peace. –Eph 4:3

Community and Partnerships 6

City Transformation: Comm(unity) and Partnership

  • Pray for partnerships between the different neighborhoods of the city, drawing on the strengths of each to build up the whole city

This week we are praying for increased common purpose and a working unity in our city.  Unity is not sameness; it is a variety of people and groups with a common purpose.  We have prayed for many years for unity in the city church, but it is time for unity of purpose across all aspects of our city so that we can be a city where each person is a contributing part of a healthy whole.  In true unity is power, protection and peace.

Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of the Spirit in the binding power of peace. –Eph 4:3

The Last Full Measure of Devotion

Memorial Day, 2014
Pray for the families of the fallen and thank God for the sacrifices many have made to safeguard our freedom.

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863

Community and Partnerships 5

City Transformation: Comm(unity) and Partnership

  • Pray for church and state partnership for civic morality so that we may live peaceably and honorably

This week we are praying for increased common purpose and a working unity in our city.  Unity is not sameness; it is a variety of people and groups with a common purpose.  We have prayed for many years for unity in the city church, but it is time for unity of purpose across all aspects of our city so that we can be a city where each person is a contributing part of a healthy whole.  In true unity is power, protection and peace.

Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of the Spirit in the binding power of peace. –Eph 4:3

Community and Partnerships 4

City Transformation: Comm(unity) and Partnership

  • Pray for an increased common purpose and effective partnerships for assisting those in economic, physical, emotional and spiritual need in our city

This week we are praying for increased common purpose and a working unity in our city.  Unity is not sameness; it is a variety of people and groups with a common purpose.  We have prayed for many years for unity in the city church, but it is time for unity of purpose across all aspects of our city so that we can be a city where each person is a contributing part of a healthy whole.  In true unity is power, protection and peace.

Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of the Spirit in the binding power of peace. –Eph 4:3