What a powerful WEEK OF PRAYER we just concluded at Journey.
√ Every hour there was someone from Journey praying, covering one of our 24/7 PRAYER HOURS
√ Every evening we had powerful prayer gatherings. A different pastor led us through a different part of the Lord’s Prayer each night. Each night was anointed and unique.
√ Hundred’s of us kept a PRAYER JOURNAL (many for the first time)
Then for the weekend services we spoke about FEARLESS PRAYER.
You could feel the momentum of the week in the WORSHIP!
Tic Long our executive pastor preached his first message at Journey. It went after a lot of those fears and misconceptions that keep us from praying and stop us in our tracks. God was clearly ON this message!
He concluded by praying an extended version of the Lord’s Prayer over us. Here it is in case you missed it or you just want to pray it again!
OUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN
Thank you God that we are not alone, that not only are you my father but you are OUR father and that all of us belong to you and that you are here and not far away. You are not in the distant heavens but present with us in these heavens where we live right now. You are in the air we breath, in the molecules that make up our existence, you are between and before our thoughts, we are completely surrounded by your presence.
HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME
God your name is what matters; it is the name above all names. All of creation hangs on you. If we need to understand one thing it is that you are it; that you are to be treasured and loved. That your name was before everything and will outlast everything and it is worthy of our complete attention and adulation
YOUR KINGDOM COME. YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN
God may your rule be completed in us. We know we are jacked and continue to make a mess of things, God our kingdom sucks, we need yours. The way things are in heaven, we want that here. We need Mercy, Kindness, Justice, Love and Peace. God we are tired of War, Hatred, Envy. We want to see an end to sickness and suffering. God we admit our need and beg for your spirit to be unleashed and bring the beauty of your kingdom right here in the space before us. And God use us to help make that happen. Unleash your kingdom inside us to permeate the world around us. God move us to be all in!
GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD
God give us the things we need today. Help us to live in the truth that you hold all we need for each day and all our worrying and fretting doesn’t do squat for us. Thank you for supplying our needs. We get so confused between our needs and wants and have to be reminded that you will meet all our needs. God we want to live in the present and not miss today worrying about tomorrow. We want live with you in the present, to attend to your promptings and to be present to all those around us.
AND FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS, AS WE ALSO HAVE FORGIVEN OUR DEBTORS
God we know we don’t deserve forgiveness, we know that it comes from your heart. God we can’t make things right, there is nothing we can do to tip the scale in our favor, to impress you somehow or force your hand. We can’t make some kind of deal and promise to never do it again. We are just recipients of your love and mercy. God your forgiveness amazes us, it gives us a new start again, and again and again and God as we have received this how can we not extend it to others. As crazy as it sounds we don’t. We still keep score, hold grudges, seek revenge and withhold forgiveness. We still want to make others pay so God we are asking for your help. Flood us will an awareness of your forgiveness so that forgiving others becomes a way of life for us
AND DO NOT LEAD US INTO TEMPTATION BUT DELIEVER US FROM EVIL
God we don’t want to go through trials. Please don’t lead us to where we get tempted, we do that enough on our own. God we know we are not all that strong and slip pretty easily. We are tempted by so many things… tempted where to put our trust,…what to value….how to treat people….how to view ourselves. God there is so much temptation we need you every moment. And God every once in a while we are reminded that evil is real despite our cluelessness or denials of it. It is real and powerful and we need you to deliver us from its grip, a grip that takes so many forms some of which are so subtle.
FOR YOURS IS THE KINGDOM & THE POWER AND THE GLORY FOREVER
You are the one in charge, you have all the power. All glory and credit belongs to you always and forever and that is completely the way we want it, God we do not want any other kingdom, any other plan, no other power, no other God. It is you and you alone. Remind us of that when we get overwhelmed with this life you have given us and we lose perspective.
One more week in our prayer series! This coming weekend… PRAY BIG!