Together, we faithfully seek God first, trusting in His power alone to create lasting impact in our lives, our church, and our world. From the beginning of Bridge Church we have made it a priority to seek God first in prayer. We do this collectively as a church in January through 21 Days of Prayer. This intentional time of prayer sets us into the beginning of the new year and season.
The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
Scripture: Luke 9:51 “Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem”
Ok, so we are on the Voyage of 2020 for a new year, a new decade, and a new era in your life!
Embrace the Uncertainty
Expect a Resistance
Endeavor with Hope
Embark towards Discovery!
Jesus set out with great resolution and determination towards Jerusalem knowing full well what was needed of Him. Knowing completely what it would cost, and all He would have to endure but also knowing that there would be a greater result!
Embarking towards Discovery doesn’t mean easier but it does mean that it WILL yield a greater reward, on this side of eternity or the other. He will turn every trial into a testimony, He will turn what the enemy meant for evil for your good, He will turn that mess into a great miracle!
Now for you Embarking may look like setting out to discover who God really is, or discovering who you are in Christ…! It maybe Embarking to Discover your purpose or calling in life. Setting out to discover the best version of you, to discover what kind of impact you can have on this earth. Maybe it’s discovering a new idea, a new business, a new adventure, new memories and moments, new direction and places, or territory to take for the Kingdom!
Whatever the Voyage entails, you have the Voyage Maker with you, you have the ultimate Navigator, Protector, and Provider!
Don’t look out at the vastness of the horizon and become overwhelmed, fearful, or discouraged… Take heart and know that Great Discovery awaits you!
God wants to reveal and show more to you than you could ever know! He wants to take you deeper, farther, and higher than you ever thought possible. To change the way you see, the way you think, and to expand your capacity to receive! Discovering something and somewhere new does so much for us and to us. I always say that traveling is one of the best things everyone can do. Because it opens up our mind, expands our view point, gives us more culture, and teaches us that there is SO MUCH MORE OUT THERE! And if that’s true with a little bit of travel here on earth…. how True is that of the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth! The One who made the universe, put everything in place, and set everything in motion! There is so much more for us to discover in Jesus that we can’t even begin to comprehend.
I encourage you to Embark this year to Discover more! Set sail, raise anchor, and take off with the Wind of the Holy Spirit guiding you somewhere new!
Dive deeper in His word, go farther in prayer, and reach higher in worship more than you ever have!
Because this year, 2020, you will Discover more than you ever have before!
Scripture: Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
Now that you’ve begun your Voyage with Christ into uncharted territory, Embracing the Uncertainty, and Expecting Resistance… it’s now time to Endeavor with Hope! Don’t set out on your journey with worry, fear, or despair! Set out with Hope, Great Hope, Eternal and Everlasting Hope! Because you won’t make it without it, you can’t live without it!
You can live 3 weeks without food.
You can live 3 days without water.
You can live 3 minutes without air.
But you can’t live 3 seconds without hope.
This journey mandates Hope!
Hope is the life force in each of us that gets us up in the morning and gets us through our day. Hope for our heart, hope for our kids, hope for our new business, hope for our marriage, our purpose, our calling, our dreams and especially for our Eternal destination!
And the Bible says that “we are ALL called to ONE HOPE”! His name is Jesus! My Hope comes from the Lord Jesus Christ, Creator of Heaven and Earth! My hope is in Him all day, every night, and in everything I do!
So the challenge then comes to not just set out with “a hope” but with Hope in Him! Not hope in my job, people, money, or anything else but Hope in Him, In His Word, and In His Promises!
My hope in anything else will always result in disappointment and let down, but my Hope in Him WILL NEVER FAIL! As you endeavor on this voyage check and make sure that you packed hope to bring with you, and that the Hope you brought is secure in Him!
You’ll always be able to smile in every situation , good or bad, when your hope is secured in Him!
This Voyage is going to need ambassadors of Christ who are ready to Endeavor with Hope! Are you one of those ambassadors, ready to represent Christ in everything you do and everywhere you go….? I hope so:) and when you do, make sure to smile because you have a reason to Hope!
Scripture: Luke 8:22-39 (NIV) “One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. 23 As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. 25 “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”
Now that you are setting out on this voyage and embracing uncertainty, always be prepared for resistance.
Even the devil came to test Jesus in the wilderness, and if he’s going to try and stop Jesus…he is going to try and resist you!
Don’t stop at the first storm, don’t quit at the first sign of resistance.
Resistance not only builds strength, it reveals it! As you begin this journey into the unknown and the uncertain, the one thing you CAN BE certain of is Resistance!
The moment Jesus called these disciples into the boat to goto Gadarenes, they begin to sail into stormy weather. Weather that tried to kill them and stop them at all cost, make no mistake this storm wasn’t by chance or coincidence. This was a demonic attack to try to stop Jesus from landing on the shore, delivering a demon possessed man, and seeing an entire city hear the message of the messiah! This was also an attack on the disciples to Kill them, or at the very least get them to quit and give up!
This journey WILL have resistance, it will have storms, and attacks of the enemy! The devil will try and get you to quit, or at the very least get you distracted!
Now count it joy when these things come because it reveals that the enemy is scared of you! He knows you have potential and purpose and wants to stop you at all cost. He is afraid of you believing in yourself, he’s scared of you making an impact, and he is terrified of you taking territory for the Kingdom!
Don’t set sail expecting no resistance, because you will be blindsided when it comes, and it will destroy you! Expect resistance and when it comes rejoice, knowing that there is great purpose and promise on the other side of that storm! And just like Jesus walk up to the bow of your ship and command the storm to be silent and hush the waves! Command Peace be still in your storm, and unlike the disciples let great faith arise in you to speak to your storm!
Speak death over the enemy, his plans, and his words! And speak Life into your journey, speak power, and speak Faith!
You will make it through, you won’t give up, and you will have great faith!
The devil can’t stop you, his minions can’t keep you, and whatever storm comes at you Jesus will carry you through, whatever demon attacks you Jesus can deliver you!
This is your season, this is your voyage, and His favor is on you!
Go for it and Expect a Resistance!
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Time to pull up anchor, raise your sails and let the wind of the Holy Spirit guide your life!
Time to switch from letting the winds of life blow us to and fro, to letting the Holy Spirit be in control! Time to let go of the comfort and convenience of the harbor with a weighted anchor keeping us from ever going further in our relationship with Jesus. Time to leave the shore pull out of the harbor because Jesus is calling us out into deeper waters!
Just like Jesus told peter to push further into the deep, he is calling you to push out into deeper waters.
Waters you are unfamiliar with, places you’ve never been before, and with no clear certainty of what to expect! This is a great place of trust, not knowing what may come at you, but simply knowing that He goes before you!!
“And if He before you who can be against you!”
This is a journey of faith, believing that out there in the uncertainty is where the best of you will be revealed!
Out there with Him is where your Hope is fulfilled, out there with Him is where the unseen will be made seen!
So embrace the uncertainty, begin to train yourself to love it, and have a desire for it!
Out there in the place of uncertainty is all the wonderful things that you have always wanted to see but have never had the courage to step out and go for!
This year Jesus is giving you permission to join Him in this Voyage and it all starts by embracing the fact that you don’t have all the answers but you are following the one who does!
The disciples set sail and each day more and more became clear to them. Jesus is calling you to embrace the uncertainty this year, don’t be intimidated by it and don’t be afraid of it!
Step out, jump in the boat, set sail, walk on water, take new territory…
Launch that business
Have that baby
Put that ring on her finger
Buy that house
Build that building
Witness to the friend
Start that life group
Whatever it looks like for you, GO FOR IT!
Embrace the Uncertainty!!
Scripture: Ezra 8:21-23 (NKJV) “Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from Him the right way for us and our little ones and all our possessions. For I was ashamed to request of the king an escort of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy on the road, because we had spoken to the king, saying, “The hand of our God is upon all those for good who seek Him, but His power and His wrath are against all those who forsake Him.” So we fasted and entreated our God for this, and He answered our prayer.”
Lord we take time to Fast and Pray today, that we might submit our flesh and strengthen our spirit!
Ezra lines out three specific areas to pray for so… Today take time to declare and pray over these specific areas…
1.You! “If it’s not personal, it will never be powerful… nothing is ever powerful until it’s personal”. Fast and pray for your health, your healing, your dreams, your future, your calling, etc…
2.Little Ones! Pray and prophesy over the next generation coming up behind you. Don’t be afraid, prophesy goodness and greatness over them. Don’t speak death speak life over them. Speak revival in then, speak passion in them. Speak Gods word over them!
3.Possessions- Pray and Fast for all your possessions. Thank God for all that He has already blessed you with. Count your blessings, list out all the possessions you have received. Then pray for Gods wisdom to steward what you have and His protection over everything He has given!
Then he called them to trust God and begin their journey and as they set out on this Voyage God answered their prayers!
Time to leave the harbor and set sail on your voyage with Christ to where He is calling you. Because if He’s calling you, He will provide and protect you!
God Bless you as you continue your fasting and praying… you’re almost there:) Keep going and finish strong!!
Scripture: Matthew 9:37 (NIV) “Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Today we fast and pray to the Lord of the Harvest to both bring the harvest and bring the workers.
We pray that many would come to know Christ, believe in their heart, confess with their mouth that Jesus is Lord, and be born again. We pray that our city would be turned into a city that declares the praises of God, a city that magnifies You, and gives all the glory and honor to You!
We pray for our city, that every heart would turn to you in repentance, seek your face, and becomes disciples of Christ! We pray that businesses in our city would flourish because it would bring Honor to You. That our government would be lead by You and directed by You. We pray for all of our first responders, police officers, firefighters, and medics to be protected by You, and covered in Your Peace. We pray that every citizen would come to the knowledge of Christ and that you would use us to help guide them to You. Fill Your House, draw Your people, and open their hearts so that Your Kingdom would grow and Your Name be glorified! Let this Year and decade of 2020 be a record setting Season where our entire city and state takes notice of the move of God happening with Your Church!
Lord we pray for the workers and laborers, increase this team, let each area be multiplied! We pray for the laborers to reap the harvest that you are bringing, to increase so that we may better steward the harvest! We pray that laborers, workers, volunteers, ministers, leaders, servants, pastors, and teachers be brought in exponentially so that we may expand Your Kingdom and collect the Harvest! We pray for all of these Kingdom builders that serve and give to be filled up as they pour out, let their cup never run dry, and let them never grow weary in well doing for in due season they will reap a great harvest!
Lord we pray that you would cover every thing you call each and every one of us to do with Your Grace and Favor!
We pray all of this in Your Holy Name, Jesus!
Scripture: Acts 8:5 (NIV) “Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there.
Lord we praise You and thank You for all that You have done and all that You will do, we pray that you would strengthen and guide us today.
Give us the courage like Phillip to GO and preach the gospel to everyone we encounter! Help us to be as bold as lions and as soft as doves.
We pray for the heart to do whatever work You set before us, to witness to anyone You lead us to. There is no job too small, no place too dirty, no person unworthy of hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ! We will take off our white gloves, roll up our sleeves, and Do Whatever it takes!
We won’t sit by on the sideline any more, we will be active participants in this game of life. We are going to step up and DO WORK! We will have a “whatever it takes” mentality like Philip.
Lord we pray that like Phillip we will run our race and not be distracted by other people or other situations, we will run our race, stay in our lane and be the light You called us to be! We will keep our heart pure, so that our focus stays true. We won’t seek attention for the approval and applause of man, we are not in this to search for our own spot light in life! We are in this to Be The Light that You created us to be!
We thank You for sending Your Holy Spirit to guide us, to strengthen us, and to empower us for this purpose and calling. Help us to show others the gift of Your Holy Spirit and lead them into receiving the baptism of Your spirit!
Remind those who are feeling lonely, isolated, and abandoned today that they are not alone for You are with them always! That You will never leave them nor forsake them, that You are their comfort in times of need, and that You are their Strong Tower for refuge! I pray that You would send support their way to encourage them that they aren’t alone in this life and that they have brothers and sisters in Christ that are here to support them and encourage them!
And Lord I pray that we would be so bold as to speak Your Truth in Your Love through the guidance of the Holy Spirit to those that You have placed in our life! So that those who hear the truth shall be set free, and that those who hear the Gospel would repent and call on You!
For it is by Your Truth that we know You are God, for those who worship You do so in Spirit and in Truth. Its not by “our” truth, or our opinion, or what others say, but only by Your word alone!
Lastly we ask that through our humble obedience to Your word and calling that we would see many turn their hearts to You in repentance and receive You as Lord, Savior, and Father in their life! Let us see a great harvest of souls won for the kingdom!
That in 2020 we see the Christian population reach over 20% and that 4,000 come to know Christ as Lord this year!
We ask all of this in Your Name, Jesus
Scripture: Daniel 7:13
“In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.”
Lord we pray for divine vision!
Vision that surpasses the temporal and sees into the eternal. Vision that doesn’t focus on what we are going through but where we are going to.
Help us to start seeing Big vision, and resist small vision and small thinking!
We cast off the scales on our eyes that keep us from seeing the bigger vision You have for us! The scales of offense, bitterness, unforgiveness, hatred, control, pride, envy, legalism, and anything that keeps us trapped in a small perspective.
We won’t think small and petty any more, we will expand our thinking and put on the mind of Christ so that we can think Big!
The farther we can see the farther we can reach. I pray that not only our sight expands but our reach as well, to expand our authority and territory to better serve and expand Your Kingdom!
Expand our territory so we can reach our state, our country, and the world! Father give us the nations! Give us Arizona! Give us Flagstaff! Through great vision and great authority we will mark off cities, countries, and continents as Reached for The Glory Of God!
We declare Great Vision over our life and a greater reach for the body of Christ than ever before!
We pray all of this in Jesus Name, Amen!
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
Lord we know that just as seasons change for the weather, so our life sees change. Change that brings THE NEW, change that helps us let go of what was and grab a hold of what is and what can be. That is why we let go of this past season and we grab ahold of YOU! For with You we can become a new creation with new life and new opportunities!
Lord we let go of old hurts and old habits, of past pain and regret. We pray that you wold forgive us of our failures, shortcomings, and sin and that we would receive Your forgiveness as we leave it all at the foot of the cross.
Wash us clean and pour Your everlasting Mercy and Grace over our life!
2 Cor 12:9 “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
God we receive Your Power that rests on us even in our weakness, power that can move mountains and overcome any obstacle. This new season in our life will be full of power in our potential, because Your power is made perfect in our weakness.
We will walk into this new season ready, waiting, and expecting for Your promises to be fulfilled through Your power and our willingness to be used!
To this new season we say, Come.. bring it on because we know that You Lord hold the seasons in Your hand!
Walk in Power today, be confident and courageous, hold your head high and know that no matter what you face He is with you!
AMEN and AMEN!
Scripture: Acts 2:1
“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”
I pray that the Greatest Changing agent ever would invade our life today…
Holy Spirit have Your way!! We invite you into our lives, into our day, and into this moment. Lead us and guide us today, and let us hear what you have to say and see with Your eyes.
I pray that we would be refreshed in Your spirit today, ready to take on all that You have laid out for us.
I pray that the gifts of the Holy Spirit would manifest themselves through us today as You desire. We give way to Your spirit, Your will, and Your way. We submit ourselves as vessels to be used for Your Glory. I pray that as You work in us and through us we would see how Your word is true and that it is for “the Common Good for everyone”. That what we see happen would grow our faith and be a testimony to those around us benefiting everyone!
And as we make ourselves available and ready for the gifts to work through us, I pray that the fruit of Your spirit would become more evident in our lives! Love, Joy, Peace, Kindness, Patience, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control. Lord we ask that our lives become a beacon of fruitfulness and blessing to all of those who know us. This is the fruitful life that we desire.
Today we give way for Your Spirit to be in control now and forever, and we pray for Your Gifts to shine through us like never before producing a fruitful life that we couldn’t imagine!
Lord we thank You for Pouring out Your spirit on us so that we might change for the better to Glorify Your Name! To be gifted like never before and to be more fruitful than ever before!
And Let this Moment with You become a Movement in our lives, our homes, and our communities!
We thank You and Praise You, In Jesus Name Amen!
Scripture: Romans 8:14
“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”
Lord we pray that we would receive our identity in You!
I pray that we would release the orphan spirit that has tried to identify us. Release the orphan heart that has tried to keep us.
The orphan habits.
And Orphan ways.
We are no longer orphans but sons and daughters of the MOST HIGH!
John 14:18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
I pray we would receive the adoption You so dearly paid for us to have. That we would find our Peace in You. Shape our identity in You, Form our ways and habits in You, and Transform our mind in You and Your word! We cast off rejection, insecurities, fears, and doubt as we cry out ABBA FATHER! We run into Your open arms and receive Your acceptance and grace.
I pray each of us are lead by Your spirit so that we can walk as sons and daughters in Christ, and if we begin to stray let Your guiding hand lead us back where we need to be.
We receive and accept our inheritance that Christ paid for, and we wont leave anything behind. We take ahold of all You have for us and we will walk in authority with the provision that You have supplied!
For WE ARE HIS CHILDREN! You are His Son and Daughter, so rise up today facing any challenge that comes knowing that Your Father has Your back!! He will never leave you nor forsake you!!
Know that that Father Loves You!
He is proud of you, and He is pleased with you!
We declare all of this as your children in Jesus name!
Be Blessed Today for You are A CHILD OF GOD!
Scripture: Luke 10:18-19
“He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”
We made it to Day 10! Stay strong and don’t be discouraged. You’re doing better than you think! (Day One)
Lord we pray that we would walk in Your Authority and Power! That everywhere we go the Sovereign Authority of God would reign!
I pray for a dominating Focus to be on our lives that we would See what You want us to See. That our Focus would be solely on where You are calling us, who You are calling us to, and what You would have us do! Nothing else matters in this life if our focus is off what You desire for our lives!
Lord with that Focus give us the strength to have a Dominating Commitment to the calling of God on our lives! We can not and will not walk with Your Authority and Power if there is not a Dominating Commitment to You in our lives!! As leaders in this world for the body of Christ we will lead with great commitment, and let that shine as a testimony to everyone we know! Let people say about us that we are Passionately Committed to the Cause of Christ!
And God we ask for a Dominating Conviction in our lives!! Conviction that’s leads us to our knees in repentance, Conviction that draws us into Your presence, and a Conviction that helps us pick up our cross and follow You every day of our lives! I pray that through our personal conviction we would show and share that with those who don’t have a relationship with you, in hope that they will repent and receive You as their Savior and Lord!
Through Dominating Focus, Commitment, and Conviction we will walk victorious in Your Dominion, Authority, and Power!
We Pray all of this in Your Name Jesus!
Scripture: Psalms 83:12
“Let us possess for ourselves the pastures of God!”
Lord we pray that we would take back the areas in our lives where the enemy and our flesh have tried to advance and rule!
We pray against the lies of the enemy who has deceived us into giving up more than we ever desired. We pray against all the works of the flesh that try to imprison us and keep us captive, we pray for freedom by Your spirit and by Your Word!
We are sons and daughters of the most high God and we are called to possess our inheritance!
We walk according to Your word! Not what we say, or what the enemy says but by every word that comes from You. It is our light in dark times and it is our rock for every step we take. What You have spoken we will do, where You have called us we will go, and we will be exactly who You say we are! We stand on your word!
Let us take possession of everywhere you have called us by walking in faith!
Faith that takes a step without knowing it all.
Faith that moves and doesn’t question.
Faith that doesn’t hesitate but boldly charges ahead.
Faith that can move mountains.
Faith that does the impossible.
Faith that does what no one else will.
Faith that goes where no one else will.
Faith that is Bold and Courageous!
And with that faith I pray for each of us to consecrate ourselves to you each and every day, to whole heartedly submit and dedicate our lives to You. For its not by our will, or our strength, or our might, but its by Your spirit that we find victory in possessing where You have called us! Holy Spirit fill us, lead us, and go before us as we take territory for Your Glory!
I pray the power of the Holy Spirit that leads us and goes before us, bring us to the people that You have called us to. I pray all insecurities and fears of relationships come down and we open up our hearts and lives to people who can strengthen and support us as we possess where God has called us. We cannot do this alone, so we pray for the bond of unity through Your Spirit to unite us!
And let us walk in Peace, “for blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall inherit the earth”. Peace that surpasses understanding, peace that brings wholeness to the broken and completion to the scattered and torn lives.
God we pray for a sound of worship to come from Your people, worship that breaks walls down, cast off chains, and brings victory to the defeated!
A loud cry of worship from each home, to every car, work place, school, and church! We were created to worship You and the whole earth groans and is waiting for each of us to rise up and take our place and worship You as You created us to do! Worshiping God with all of our heart, our soul, our mind, and our strength! We pray that each Sunday another level of revival in worship to take place, hands raised, hearts opened, voice lifted all to bring praise to our God! Lord we know its only then will we truly take possession and find victory in our lives, through the power of worship! We declare that where you have called us will become a place known for worship, worship toward the One True King!
We Pray all of this in Your Holy Name, Jesus!
Scripture: Genesis 14:19
“And he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.”
Monday’s are hard. They typically aren’t our favorite. But this Monday, make it different. Make your priority and focus on the Lord! Pray this prayer of Elevation over friend’s life, your families life, and YOUR life!
Lord we pray for Elevation in our life. For our lives to rise above the noise and mess, and live at the highest potential that you created us for!! I pray for us to shake off the fear, worry, and anxiousness that the enemy, this world, and our flesh tries to live in!
We put our Trust in You!
We put our Hope in You!
We put our Faith in You!
For You will never let us down!
Lord Elevate our perspective today! That we would start seeing things the way you want us to see them, and viewing our lives, situations, and circumstances from an elevated perspective! Help us to rise above the weeds and all of the minuscule problems that try and drag us down!! Help us to See the Stars like Abraham and See our victory over Jerhico like Joshua did from an Elevated position! And let this elevated perspective change the way we think and the way we speak! We are meant to speak from an elevated position, knowing that we can’t lose and in the end we Will Win!
Lord Elevate our Faith!! Let faith arise in our life! We cast down all thoughts and feelings of doubt!! We pray for our Faith to grow with each and every opportunity that presents its self! Faith for our Family, Faith for our Church, Faith for our Community, Faith for our Nation, and Faith for our World! We are called to have Great Faith, Elevated Faith… Faith that connects Heaven to Earth!
And Elevate our Lives!! Bless us in ways that we can’t comprehend!! I pray that the false humility and pride that would resist the Elevation You are trying to bring in our lives would come down and be destroyed! Help us to always remember that we are Not a “Filter” of God’s blessing but that we Are a -Vessel- ready to be used for Your Glory!! Elevate the way we live and guide us into the Life that You have prepared for us!!
Elevate our lives like You did for Abraham and increase our lives like You did with Jesus with Wisdom, Stature, and Favor with You and with man!
We Pray all of this in Your Precious Name Jesus, Amen!
Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6. In all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your way straight.”
Day 7 of our 21 days!
Know that: Relationships move at the speed of trust.
The foundation of your life has a direct correlation with your willingness to trust God!
Lord first we pray that we would surrender our worry, our anxiousness, and our fears over to You! That we wouldn’t rely on our own sight and perspective or our own understanding, and feelings! We submit to following and obeying Your will and way, we choose to walk by faith not by sight and put our hope and trust in You!
We choose to speak Your Truth and Your Promises and testify to your faithfulness in our Lives.
That You will work all things for our Good.
That You will never give us anything beyond what we can bear.
That You will always provide to meet our need.
That You will never leave us nor forsake us.
That You will work all things in Your Time.
That You will empower us to do all things.
That You will Guide us, Lead us, and Direct us.
Because You have never failed us.
You have never let us down.
You have saved us. Rescued us. Covered us in Your Grace. Provided for us. You have always been there for us when we didn’t know You, when we tried pushing You away, when we failed You, and every time we called on You.
Our Trust is in You All the Day Long!
And as we extend trust to each other I pray that we would…
Trust with Transparency
And remain humble and meek.
We surrender our pride and control and we cast down lies and manipulation. Let us be the first to understand, the first to apologize and the first to forgive.
We receive your healing from past wounds and pain so that our perspective is on our promise from you and not on our pain from the past. We let go of hurt, offense, bitterness, and an unforgiving heart. Help us to remain sensitive to You and compassionate to each other.
We pray that we would give each other a chance for trust, we know that trust is a choice, trust is given, trust is not earned -only distrust is earned – so we pray for patience to allow us to give each other time for trust to be established and founded in each other.
And above all knowing that You are the only one who will never fail us… we pray that we would see with eyes of grace, speak with words of love, and act with a heart of mercy.
Lord again We Trust in You, and we extend trust to each other!
We declare, pray, and proclaim all of this in Your Holy Name JESUS!
Scripture: Romans 12:1-2
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Lord we pray for Transformation over our lives, our communities, our nation, and our world!!
We want to see a revival of Glory break out and it starts with our lives internally!! Take our lives and transform them into what You desire, not our will be done but Yours! Help us to lay our lives down for the cause of Christ, to build Your Kingdom and to fulfill Your purpose!
We pray against pride, jealousy, and comparisons in our life that distracts us from focusing on You and what we are supposed to do! We were created to worship You and You alone and our only desire should be to please You! This is True and Proper worship!
Let our heart be like David’s, a heart chasing after you and desiring to worship you morning, noon, and night! A desire that wishes to hide all of Your word within us that we might not sin against it!
We pray that You would help us to keep moving forward with our purpose letting go of what is behind us!
We pray that we would let go of past pains to grab ahold of today’s promise!
That we would let go of past glory to grab ahold of today’s victory that you have for us!
We take hold of the Peace You have for us today.
We take hold of the Grace You have for us!
We receive the times of refreshing in our lives and we pray for an out pouring of Your Holy Spirit on us today!!
Fill us, Transform us, Lead us, Speak to us, and Guide our every step!
We Pray all of this in Your Holy Name Jesus!
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:6-10
“Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. 7But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. 8None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9But, as it is written,
“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him”—
10these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.”
God we pray that we would go deep in our walk with you. That we would spend more time in your presence and in Your spirit. That’s where Understanding, Godly Wisdom, Your Thoughts, and the Deep Things of God will be found!!
Don’t allow us to settle for anything less than ALL that you have for us!!
You have our Peace
And so much more, you are our ALL in ALL. You are the I AM in our life.
Don’t allow us to stray from that revelation and from the things of God that got us to a healthy and close position in our relationship with You!
God I pray that we would Repent right now if we haven’t spent enough time with you!
Because it’s through our humble repentance that we realize and acknowledge we need You! Then our prayers are more effective.
Times of REFRESHING come to us.
It brings New Life.
We then see Hope Restored…
So after having received from You, we then repent to others that we have offended and have sinned against, we confess our sins and get prayer because that’s when Healing takes place!
I implore you to spend time with God today. Get in prayer, in the word, and in His spirit. Allow Him to refresh you and strengthen you. No matter how “busy” we are, we are never “to busy” to spend time with God!
Then out of the overflow in your life, serve others, love others, get encouraged around others, give generously to others, and show grace to others!
God Bless, Stay Hungry and Stay Humble!
Scripture: Galatians 5:25
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness and self-discipline. Against such things there is no law
Today is Day Four as a church, of prayer and fasting! My prayer today is that we receive an infilling of the Holy Ghost that empowers us to have all the fruit of the spirit especially Radical Self Discipline!
Lord we pray right now that we would decrease our fleshly desire and increase Your Holy Spirit in our lives! That we would not “be drug away and enticed by our own evil desires” as the book of James says but we would wage war against our flesh through the power of Your Holy Spirit! I pray that we would find deliverance from this wretched flesh that tries to get us to do what we know not to do (romans 7) and we would find our Deliverance in our Great Deliverer our Lord Jesus Christ!!
I pray we would say NO to the devil and watch him flee, and say a quiet Yes to You and watch you come to our aid! Our battle is not against each other but against spirits, principalities, and a darkness that is not of this world. Our weapons for spiritual warfare are powerful and given to us for pulling down strongholds and casting down arguments!! So we use those weapons to destroy the plans of the enemy, cast down his words, and speak the Will of God in our lives!!
We pray on the Power of God on our lives today!! Give us the Exousia of the Holy Spirit which is the power of God to say No to things that are within our power to do!!
We give the Holy Spirit permission right now to fill our lives and empower us to say NO to everything that does not glorify You!
We pray for the Power of God on our lives today to say Yes to everything You call us to.
We pray on the Dunamis Power of God that empowers us to do the right thing and fulfill the calling on our lives. It’s the power to do things beyond our normal ability!!
We fast and pray today to Move mountains and see God do the impossible, i pray for all the desires, dreams, and goals that have been spoken and written will come to pass and we will see God answer our Prayers!
Bridge Church, God is moving in a big way and we just need to get behind His wake and follow Him!!
Stand In Prayer, Stand In Faith, and Stand In Agreement!!
We ask all of this in Your Holy Name Jesus, Amen and Amen!
Scripture: Hosea 10:12
“Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.”
God we pray that you would help us to see as you see, to view what we do and should do with a view of righteousness. We have been made righteous because of your Sons blood shed for us and now poured out like a shower of grace on our lives
I pray that we would see as such, with Eyes of Grace! Our perception for everything that happens in this world needs to be viewed with those eyes of grace… An unmerited outpouring of favor and love in our lives and in those around us!
Let that cause us to reap a harvest of love and kindness in our lives for “God is love” and to overcome the difficulties and trials of this life we need to reap more of that agape love.
Love that keeps no record of hurts, love that covers all wrongs, love that never fails, love that always wins! With that great view of Perception in our lives it will lead us in a powerful Direction.
Help us to break up our harden hearts, to plow up every area of our life that we might be ready to be sown into with the righteousness of God. Out of the abundance of our hearts come all the issues of life so help us to guard our hearts from anything or anyone trying to sow the wrong things in our lives and help us to prepare our hearts to receive from God! Starting with forgiving others just as we have been forgiven, love others as ourselves, and give ourselves over to the cause of Christ just as He gave His only Son for the church! Giving our hearts and our gifts to God allows Him to have full authority in our lives, because where we give our gifts is where we give our authority to.