Monday, November 15, 2010

3 Week Prayer Challenge

Will you join The Community leadership team and family in our prayer challenge?  It goes through Monday, December 6th as we seek God for wisdom, open doors and changed lives.  This is tied to the beginning of some new work and The Community Dream Center is coming our way soon.  Again, will you pray?

This began as our leadership team was talking about all the blessings we have seen from God and the direction that He is taking us.  Let me give you a bit of guidance as we pray today.

Ask for direction ...

Proverbs 16:9 NLT
We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.

Psalm 37:23 NLT
The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.

Ask for wisdom ...

James 1:5 NLT
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

Colossians 1:9 NLT
So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.

Ask God to change lives ...

2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

Colossians 1:6 NLT
This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God's wonderful grace.

Ask for greater opportunity to serve ...

1 Chronicles 4:10 NLT
He (Jabez) was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!" And God granted him his request.

Isaiah 54:2 NLT
Enlarge your house; build an addition.  Spread out your home, and spare no expense!  For you will soon be bursting at the seams. Your descendants will occupy other nations and resettle the ruined cities.

Father, we come to you begging that this time will draw us so much closer to you and give the resources to touch more and more lives for you.  Please remove our own will and influence and replace it with you and your direction.  Thank you for wisdom and direction.  Thank you for the lives you will change through the opportunities you provide and the doors you will open for us.  Please expand our influence so more people will know you and find their dreams rebuilt by your grace.  Thank you for each person who have committed to this time of pray.  We look forward to all you are going to do!  In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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