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Praycation 2013 – Stand in the Gap!

The Word for the Day: Intercession

Verse for the Day: “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”
Matthew 6:6

“Somebody prayed for me, had me on their mind, took the time to pray for me; I’m so glad they prayed…” was a popular song we sang in church during during worship services not too long ago. The writer acknowledged how grateful they were that someone took the time to beseech heaven on their behalf. How many of you can testify that you are here today because someone prayed for you?

All during the month of August we have increased our prayer time knocking on heaven’s doors mostly about our concerns. Lord help me! Lord fix this! Lord work this out! Lord clarify this! Lord heal, deliver and save me!

On this last day of Pryacation, let’s touch an agree in prayer for someone else. Let’s focus out prayer attention on the concerns of someone else. There are those within your circle of family, friend, co-worker and acquaintances that need you to take the time to pray for them. Today, do not petition heaven for any personal concern. Stand in the gap for someone else.

Our annual summer sojourn may be over but we will still be posting new messages in the months ahead. Don’t go far! Next year we are planning a prayer encounter in San Antonio, Texas August 21-23 2014. Put the date on the calendar now and plan to join us. It will be prophetic and powerful!

I’m am grateful to the writings of Tracey Bowen Bell (TBB), our guest writer this year during Praycation. I now you enjoyed her devotions and prayers too. She will join us again soon.

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 Let us Pray: 

Great God, we come to you today to intercede for those who may need help in difficult times. We pray for those who quietly grieve for a loved one no longer in their lives. Give their heart, mind and soul a comfort that eases the pain yet does not erase the memories of good times. We pray for families in trouble, parents in conflict with their children; marriages gone sour, friendship fractured, careers chaotic, communities in crises and persons in physical or mental pain.

We stand in the gap today for our local and national leaders who bare the weight of decision making in challenging times. We pray for ministry of our spiritual leaders and their public and private lives. We pray for  clergy families who share the blessings and burdens of ministry.

We pray that visions will be realized, dream come true and that your people will continue to be steadfast unmovable always abounding in the work of the Lord. Lord, let lights shine that others will see your good work and unspeakable joy will be the order of the day and everyday!

We bring these requests to you because you promised if we touch and agree you would honor our prayers. Help us today to take the time to go into our room, shut the door and pray. Thank you advance for being a prayer hearing and answering God! In Jesus Name, Amen.

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie (VMM) 



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