Prayer for the preservation and protection for our community of faith
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May 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm
Let’s Not Ignore the Machinations of our Adversary – Hi, family. For those that do not know me, I am pastor Gene (pronounced Jenny) from Bradenton, Florida. I have been praying earnestly and fasting for our community since last Thursday (I only share that I’m fasting because it might be something that more than one of us may feel inclined to do as the Lord leads us). Please join me in prayer now, beautiful family! Lord, we give you our community, born out of the passion and obedience of your servants Brian Hardin and Jill Parr. Lord, we all love one another. We all come from different walks of life, levels of faith, culture, life experiences, etc. But so many things join us: We love Jesus. We believe the Bible is Your Word to us. We know that there is power when the body of Christ united, studies the word together and intercedes together. Father, you have asked us also in Your word, to never ignore the machinations of our adversary the devil. He, you say, comes to steal, to kill and to destroy. Father, we come in the powerful name of your Son Jesus to shed light over the attacks leveled against our body in the last weeks. We denounce and come against in the powerful, matchless name of Jesus against the works of the flesh that have been seething through our body, according to Galatians 5:19 & 20 which says: Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies.” Father, deliver this body from unnecessary strife, wrath and hatred. Help us to believe and expect the best of each other. Help us to be willing to listen to one another’s heart, understanding that we all come around this campfire to be built up and to build each other up and that we do so with sincere hearts. Lord, we are not perfect. We will make mistakes and hurt others and others will hurt us. It is unavoidable. I pray that when that happens, we will follow your Word’s counsel, we will seek out the brother or sister and privately seek understanding and reconciliation. Father, help us to recognize the lies the enemy sends our way to make things explode out of proportion. Father I pray that we will not be slaves of our feelings and emotions. Because you have called us to walk by faith. You have said that our hearts are foolish and treacherous. Please help us to submit our hearts and wills under the power of your Holy Spirit and the authority of your Word. Lord, I pray that we won’t feel tempted when we try to encourage someone, to vilify or hurt someone else. I pray against factions in our body. I pray against idolatry in our body. There is only one name that needs to be lifted up and that is the name of Christ. We are all important. We are all in the same standing. Whether we call or not call. Whether we have just joined or been around for a while. Give us all a spirit of humility and gratitude for being part of this wonderful ministry. Father, make us aware of what is happening right now. Please make us aware of who the real enemy is. Not our brother. Not our sister. But satan, who desires nothing else but to destroy anything that is pure, loving and can effectively affect the kingdom of darkness. We stand as a united body. We refuse to fall in the trap of the enemy. We will not be silenced or destroyed. We will weather our differences with love and kindness and under the light of your Word, among one another, privately whenever possible, without ridiculing or calling others out publicly. Without spreading strife and division in our body. Your Way, Lord and not ours. Help our pride and deliver us. Make us humble, willing to listen. Willing to learn. Help us to add compassion to our passion. Lord, please help us. Lord, please forgive us. When you prayed for us right before you were crucified you said in John 17: 20-23 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” Help us, oh, Lord, to bring glory to your name by the way we love one another. By the way we strive to be kind to one another. And by the way we forgive and refuse to hold grudges against each other. Help us, oh, Lord, to protect one another in prayer and supplication. Help us, Lord. Help us. Protect our fellowship. Help us to walk in Your light. In Your love. We need you. And we pray, believe and take a stand, in Jesus’ Name,
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May 1, 2017 at 9:55 pm
Thank you Pastor Gene for this post and for the phone call DAB messages you make. Have a blessed week in Jesus name. Amen.SheilaTPrayers: 2916Requests: 24
May 2, 2017 at 2:47 am
Amen! Standing in agreement with you my sister Gene !
God bless you .jtylerk9Prayers: 1512Requests: 7
May 2, 2017 at 11:40 pm
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