Monthly Archives: February 2016

Keeping Our Promises 1

City Transformation: Being true to our word

As a reflection of our covenant-keeping God, we as a city desire to be true to our word, keeping the agreements we make between one another and with our neighbors .  This week we will pray for God’s guidance, strength, and wisdom to relate with one another in good faith.

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Declaring God’s Purposes for Our City 5

City Transformation: Declaring God’s Plan for Awakening

  • We declare that Colorado Springs is a city that will restore and keep our covenants with God and with one another and that will share in the next Great Awakening.

Over the last two weeks we were looking back at our city’s history for insight into God’s purposes for us.  Dutch Sheets, at the Appeal to Heaven conference this last weekend, spoke of the importance of history.  The purposes of God are not starting with us, they are continuing with us, so we need to reach back to what he has already done.  We are not, however, going back to what was, but going forward to God’s intent for our city.  So this week, we will be declaring God’s purposes for our city so that we are released into fulfilling our destiny.

Declaring God’s Purposes for Our City 4

City Transformation: Declaring God’s Plan for Economy

  • We declare that Colorado Springs is a city of wealth and generosity, where all can share in the blessings of God.

Over the last two weeks we were looking back at our city’s history for insight into God’s purposes for us.  Dutch Sheets, at the Appeal to Heaven conference this last weekend, spoke of the importance of history.  The purposes of God are not starting with us, they are continuing with us, so we need to reach back to what he has already done.  We are not, however, going back to what was, but going forward to God’s intent for our city.  So this week, we will be declaring God’s purposes for our city so that we are released into fulfilling our destiny.

Declaring God’s Purposes for Our City 3

City Transformation: Declaring God’s Plan for Spiritual Government

  • We declare that Colorado Springs is a city where the prayers of the saints govern the spiritual realm.

Over the last two weeks we were looking back at our city’s history for insight into God’s purposes for us.  Dutch Sheets, at the Appeal to Heaven conference this last weekend, spoke of the importance of history.  The purposes of God are not starting with us, they are continuing with us, so we need to reach back to what he has already done.  We are not, however, going back to what was, but going forward to God’s intent for our city.  So this week, we will be declaring God’s purposes for our city so that we are released into fulfilling our destiny.

Declaring God’s Purposes for Our City 2

City Transformation: Declaring God’s Plan for Refugees

  • We declare that Colorado Springs is a city of refuge, where people can come to find protection, healing, restoration, and a relationship with Jesus.

Over the last two weeks we were looking back at our city’s history for insight into God’s purposes for us.  Dutch Sheets, at the Appeal to Heaven conference this last weekend, spoke of the importance of history.  The purposes of God are not starting with us, they are continuing with us, so we need to reach back to what he has already done.  We are not, however, going back to what was, but going forward to God’s intent for our city.  So this week, we will be declaring God’s purposes for our city so that we are released into fulfilling our destiny.

Declaring God’s Purposes for Our City 1

City Transformation: Declaring God’s Plan for Healing

  • We declare that Colorado Springs is a city of supernatural healing released by the power and love of God.

Over the last two weeks we were looking back at our city’s history for insight into God’s purposes for us.  Dutch Sheets, at the Appeal to Heaven conference this last weekend, spoke of the importance of history.  The purposes of God are not starting with us, they are continuing with us, so we need to reach back to what he has already done.  We are not, however, going back to what was, but going forward to God’s intent for our city.  So this week, we will be declaring God’s purposes for our city so that we are released into fulfilling our destiny.

Our City’s Roots 10

City Transformation: Fulfilling our long-time callings

  • Pray for our city’s schools, that they would be places providing quality education that results in the full maturing of our youth.  Pray especially for those students who are “at risk” and need a special connection to help them make good choices.

There are characteristics and callings for our city that have grown out of our earliest days.  This week we will be praying for God’s purposes in these “roots” of our city to be fulfilled.  Each day we will leverage the history of a downtown building to guide our prayers (Reference).

Colorado Springs High School / Palmer High School
301 North Nevada Avenue
Built 1939-1940 / Architect Edward Bunts
No. 30

Palmer High SchoolThe Colorado Springs High School, now known as Palmer High School, replaced an unsound 1892 school building on the same site. It was financed in part by a Public Works Administration (PWA) grant. The building’s construction provided needed jobs and is representative of Depression-era public works spending. The building opened in September of 1940 as the city’s only high school. After a second high school was completed in 1959, this building’s name was changed to Palmer High School in honor of the city’s founder, General William Jackson Palmer.

The school is a good example of the Moderne style. When built, the magazine Architectural Forum praised the building for its lack of ornamentation.
Burnham Hoyt of Denver, who served as consulting architect, also played a
significant, perhaps predominant role in the design. There have been several additions. In 1954, four classrooms were added east of the Nevada Avenue wing. A detached Vocational and Industrial Arts Building was built in the northeast corner of the block in 1955. A new library wing was opened in 1999-2000.