Monthly Archives: October 2014

Integrity in the Church 3

City Transformation: Integrity in the Church

  • Pray for those in our city who are victims of all kinds of abuse by spiritual leaders to have courage to speak up and begin the process of healing (Ps 147:3)

We want to join prayer movements recently happening across the country praying in repentance and against corruption.  Particularly, we want to pray for the increase of integrity to reverse the influence of corruption.

The definition of corrupt is 1) guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery; lacking integrity; crooked 2) debased in character; depraved; perverted; wicked; evil

The definition of integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. Proverbs 10:9 says “whoever walks in integrity walks securely.”

“God himself put it this way: ‘I’ll live in them, move into them; I’ll be their God and they’ll be my people. So leave the corruption and compromise; leave it for good,’ says God. ‘Don’t link up with those who will pollute you. I want you all for myself. I’ll be a Father to you; you’ll be sons and daughters to me.’ The Word of the Master, God.”  –2 Cor 6:16-28

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Integrity in the Church 2

City Transformation: Integrity in the Church

  •  Pray for local church leaders to implement effective systems of accountability and not exempt themselves because of their positions. (Ps 119:26)

We want to join prayer movements recently happening across the country praying in repentance and against corruption.  Particularly, we want to pray for the increase of integrity to reverse the influence of corruption.

The definition of corrupt is 1) guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery; lacking integrity; crooked 2) debased in character; depraved; perverted; wicked; evil

The definition of integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. Proverbs 10:9 says “whoever walks in integrity walks securely.”

“God himself put it this way: ‘I’ll live in them, move into them; I’ll be their God and they’ll be my people. So leave the corruption and compromise; leave it for good,’ says God. ‘Don’t link up with those who will pollute you. I want you all for myself. I’ll be a Father to you; you’ll be sons and daughters to me.’ The Word of the Master, God.”  –2 Cor 6:16-28

Integrity in the Church 1

City Transformation: Integrity in the Church

  •  Pray for new depths of humility and repentance in the local Church; pray especially that leaders would deal with areas of sin rather than covering them up. (Prov 11:2)

We want to join prayer movements recently happening across the country praying in repentance and against corruption.  Particularly, we want to pray for the increase of integrity to reverse the influence of corruption.

The definition of corrupt is 1) guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery; lacking integrity; crooked 2) debased in character; depraved; perverted; wicked; evil

The definition of integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. Proverbs 10:9 says “whoever walks in integrity walks securely.”

“God himself put it this way: ‘I’ll live in them, move into them; I’ll be their God and they’ll be my people. So leave the corruption and compromise; leave it for good,’ says God. ‘Don’t link up with those who will pollute you. I want you all for myself. I’ll be a Father to you; you’ll be sons and daughters to me.’ The Word of the Master, God.”  –2 Cor 6:16-28

 

Immigrants among Us 10

City Transformation: Immigrants

  • Pray for those living among us who are victims of human trafficking or other crimes, or who are exploited because of their status

The population of Colorado Springs includes over 25,000 residents who are foreign born, representing 7% of us. Among us 75% of the Asians, 18% of the Hispanics, and 9% of the Blacks are foreign born.  While the political divide on undocumented immigrants and multiculturalism continues, we have opportunity to respond in unity as we pray for our community to cross that divide in Kingdom-minded ways.

“You must not exploit a foreign resident or oppress him, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.” –Ex 22:21

Therefore you are no longer outsiders (exiles, migrants, and aliens, excluded from the rights of citizens), but you now share citizenship with the saints (God’s own people, consecrated and set apart for Himself); and you belong to God’s [own] household.” –Eph 2:19

Immigrants among Us 9

City Transformation: Immigrants

  • Pray for the immigrant children among us who were brought here by undocumented parents, or whose parents are facing deportation, or who are in foster care, or who are adjusting to a new culture.

The population of Colorado Springs includes over 25,000 residents who are foreign born, representing 7% of us. Among us 75% of the Asians, 18% of the Hispanics, and 9% of the Blacks are foreign born.  While the political divide on undocumented immigrants and multiculturalism continues, we have opportunity to respond in unity as we pray for our community to cross that divide in Kingdom-minded ways.

“You must not exploit a foreign resident or oppress him, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.” –Ex 22:21

Therefore you are no longer outsiders (exiles, migrants, and aliens, excluded from the rights of citizens), but you now share citizenship with the saints (God’s own people, consecrated and set apart for Himself); and you belong to God’s [own] household.” –Eph 2:19

Immigrants among Us 8

City Transformation: Immigrants

  • Pray for truth, righteousness, and justice in our court system whose decisions effect immigrants living among us

The population of Colorado Springs includes over 25,000 residents who are foreign born, representing 7% of us. Among us 75% of the Asians, 18% of the Hispanics, and 9% of the Blacks are foreign born.  While the political divide on undocumented immigrants and multiculturalism continues, we have opportunity to respond in unity as we pray for our community to cross that divide in Kingdom-minded ways.

“You must not exploit a foreign resident or oppress him, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.” –Ex 22:21

Therefore you are no longer outsiders (exiles, migrants, and aliens, excluded from the rights of citizens), but you now share citizenship with the saints (God’s own people, consecrated and set apart for Himself); and you belong to God’s [own] household.” –Eph 2:19

Immigrants among Us 7

City Transformation: Immigrants

  • Pray for our elected officials to make policies for both foreign-born and non-foreign-born residents in our region

The population of Colorado Springs includes over 25,000 residents who are foreign born, representing 7% of us. Among us 75% of the Asians, 18% of the Hispanics, and 9% of the Blacks are foreign born.  While the political divide on undocumented immigrants and multiculturalism continues, we have opportunity to respond in unity as we pray for our community to cross that divide in Kingdom-minded ways.

“You must not exploit a foreign resident or oppress him, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.” –Ex 22:21

Therefore you are no longer outsiders (exiles, migrants, and aliens, excluded from the rights of citizens), but you now share citizenship with the saints (God’s own people, consecrated and set apart for Himself); and you belong to God’s [own] household.” –Eph 2:19