KEEP WATCH PRAYER STRATEGY WEEK OF OCTOBER 12, 2015
PRAISE GOD, OUR PROTECTOR!
“But let all who take refuge in You be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your name may rejoice in You.” Psalm 5:11
Lord, we take refuge in You, continually singing for joy! We acknowledge that You are our protector. Thank You for being our shield and defense both in the seen and the unseen realm. Nothing can touch us without first passing through Your protective hand.
PRAY FOR HEARTS THAT CRY OUT TO GOD
“In my distress I called to the Lord, and He answered me.” Jonah 2:2
We lift up _____________to You and ask that when she is in distress that she would look not to herself, to substances or to relationships for relief and answers, but only to You. May her relationship with You deepen this year so that You are her first thought as she awakens in the morning and her last thought even as she drifts off to sleep. As You answer her cries, allow her opportunities to share with others that You are a personal God who hears and answers.
PRAY FOR HEARTS TO CHOOSE LIFE
“This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him.” Deuteronomy 30:19,20
Thank You, Father, for the privilege and freedom we have to make choices. We call upon You on behalf of the next generation to birth in them the desire to choose You before themselves and before the temptations of the world. Let them choose life and not death, blessings and not curses. Would You rescue any child who is entertaining thoughts of taking their own life and replace those thoughts with hope, healing and courage to turn to You in surrender and trust. Give them the desire to love You, to Your voice and hold fast to You.
Please pray for the preschoolers of our city.
“I cannot recall a day when I truly saved time by jumping into the day’s work without prayer. It may have seemed so at the moment, but as the day wore on, everything seemed out of sync, and time was lost.” David Jeremiah