Prayers & Daily Updates

In The Midst of Covid-19

Wednesday, July 1
Battle Plan
Week 15
July 5-12, 2020

The prayers of God’s people are essential as we walk through 2020. Public health officials, politicians and economists cannot resolve the problems plaguing us. The root of the problem is spiritual. The Church must respond if we are to find peace, prosperity and safety.

We continue to see God’s involvement.

  • the pronouncement that Churches are essential to or well-being
  • Israel growing stronger in the midst of chaos
  • Tennessee legislature passed a fetal heart beat bill

We also see the continuation of fear and confusion. Our nation teeters perilously close to anarchy.

This is not the time to be distracted.

Let’s Pray! Morning, Noon & Evening.

Reading for the week, Romans

Let’s Fast, Mon-Wed (whatever is best for your schedule & health, let’s take a 3 day fast to ask God for His continued deliverance)

God’s Protection

I rejoice in the protection of Almighty God over my life. I am the Lord’s servant, I rest in the completeness of His strength and care. No weapon formed against me will prevail. I will refute every tongue which rises against me, this is my heritage as a servant of the Lord. A thousand may fall at my side but destruction will not overwhelm me. I have made the Most High my dwelling place. God is my refuge and my security. No harm will befall me, no disaster will overtake me. God has commanded his angels to watch over my life. My life and my future are secure through the strength of my Lord and my redeemer.

Isaiah 54:17 (NIV)
17  no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the LORD.

Psalm 91:7-11 (NIV)
7  A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
8  You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. 9  If you make the Most High your dwelling– even the LORD, who is my refuge– 10  then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. 11  For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;

Accepted by God

I choose Jesus of Nazareth as Lord of my life. Through Jesus I am redeemed out of an empty way of life. I have been delivered from the kingdom of darkness and welcomed into the Kingdom of the Living God. God chose me before the creation of the world to holy and blameless before him. He has chosen me as a part of his family. God has accepted me as his child. I have been delivered from all rejection. The pain of rejection has no place in me through the power of Jesus’ name. I have been redeemed, forgiven and accepted into the family of Almighty God. I have an inheritance in heaven that can never spoil or be diminished. I rest in God’s mercy, love and provision for me.

Colossians 1:11-14 (NIV)
12  giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. 13  For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14  in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Ephesians 1:3-7 (NIV)
3  Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4  For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5  he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will– 6  to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

Hope and Encouragement

I put on the garment of praise and hope. I choose the joy of the Lord as my strength. I lay aside the spirit of heaviness and raise my voice in praise of the Living God. May my eyes be opened to the provision of God and my ears attentive to the sound of His deliverance. Holy Spirit help me, in You I find power and revelation. God has restored my broken heart and set my feet on a path of victory. I have hope for today and the strength to complete the course you have chosen for me. Let the people of God arise triumphant and may the name of Jesus be lifted up throughout the earth. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV)
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2  to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3  and provide for those who grieve in Zion– to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.

Psalm 34:18-19 (NIV)
18  The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 19  A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed by your name,
Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever, amen.

The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried.
He descended into hades; the third day He rose again from the dead:
He ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God,
the Father Almighty;
from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

Declaration of Truth

I Choose the Truth . . .

My choice is to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, to live for His honor. Father, I pray that I may know the truth. I choose your freedom in my life, for my family and in my home.

John 8:31-32
    To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. [32] Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Lord, guide me in your truth. May my entire family be led by your truth.

Psalm 25:5
    guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

May I continually walk in your truth – in my marriage, in my business, in all of my relationships, throughout my entire life.

Psalm 26:3
    for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth.

Psalm 43:3
    Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me;

Father, wherever I may have strayed from your truth, teach me. My desire is to walk before you in truth. Wherever my heart is divided, teach me to fear your name.

Psalm 86:11
    Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth;
    give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.

Psalm 119:30
    I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.

I thank you that you hear my prayers, that you are attentive to my life, that I am not alone.

Psalm 145:18
    The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

I choose to invest my life, my resources, my energy – all that I am, in the pursuit of your truth. Father, bring wisdom, discipline and understanding to my life.

Proverbs 23:23
    Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding.

Father, I choose to be led by your Spirit of Truth. Help me to recognize His leading, to discern His voice, to understand His direction. My desire is to honor the Spirit of Truth in my life.

John 14:17
    the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

John 15:26
    “When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me.

John 16:13
    But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

I pray that I would in no way suppress the truth. In my home and life may your truth have free reign – in Jesus’ name may godlessness and wickedness be cast out and truth be triumphant.

Romans 1:18
    The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness

May your truth find full expression in my life, my home and my family. Direct my steps that I may obey your truth and grow up into all you created me for. I choose to stand firmly with the belt of truth in place in my life. Thank you for your truth and the freedom it is bringing into my life.

1 Cor. 13:6
    Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

Galatians 5:7
    You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth?

Ephes. 4:15
    Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.

Ephes. 6:14
    Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

Proclamation of Faith

Stanza #1  — A Sovereign God & His People

God has uniquely blessed us — the best is yet to come.
The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.
He is the sovereign creator of all things.
Nothing is too difficult for Him, His love sustains us.
Jesus, His only son, is our savior, Lord & King.
We live in a season of shaking. God is shaking the earth.
He is restoring the Jewish people and purifying His Church.
If we look at the things which can be shaken we will be filled with terror.
If we look at the eternal Kingdom of our Lord, we will be filled with anticipation.
Our determination as we gather today is to declare before one another & Almighty God

Isaiah 59:1 (NIV)
1  Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.

Nehemiah 9:5-6 (NIV)
“Stand up and praise the LORD your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting.” “Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. 6  You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.

Stanza #2  — Faith & Perseverance

We are not satisfied.
We are not distracted.
We are not weary in doing good.
We are not discouraged.
We have our eyes on the cross and our hearts set on the prize.
We believe the One who has promised is Faithful.
We believe the Holy Spirit is our Helper.
We believe that what we ask in Jesus’ name our Father provides.
We believe that the King of Kings is returning to the earth in all of His glory —
and we intend to be about His business until that moment in time.

James 1:2-4 (NIV)
2  Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3  because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4  Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Hebrews 6:12 (NIV)
12  We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

1 Timothy 6:12 (NIV)
12  Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called . . .

Philippians 3:12 (NIV)
12  Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

Hebrews 12:2-3 (NIV)
2  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3  Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Stanza #3  — Jesus our Savior, Lord & King

We have cast our lot with the Prince of Peace,
We have yielded our will to the Lord of Lords,
We are servants of the King,
We reflect the beauty of the Lily of the Valley,
We stand in the strength of the Lion of Judah,
We live in health through the Great Physician,
Our needs are met because He is Our Abundance.
We know our path because we follow the Great Shepherd,
We are participants in the Kingdom of God because we found THE Door,
We are righteous because of His Sacrifice,
We have taken hold of true life because He is risen.
His name is Jesus of Nazareth, He is Christ, our Lord & our King.

Psalm 23:1 (NIV)
1  The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

John 10:9 (NKJV)
9  I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

Revelation 5:12-13 (NIV)
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” 13  Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”

Psalm 103:2-3 (NIV)
2  Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits– 3  who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,

Stanza #4  — The Church

We believe The Church is His Body.
Our presence on planet earth is ordained by Almighty God.
We are empowered by Spirit of the Living Christ.
The angels are ministering Spirits sent forth on our behalf.
Our reward is sure.
Our inheritance is unfading.
Our treasure is secure —it will not diminish.
Our role is pivotal.
Our faithfulness is required.
Together we stand, united in heart and purpose to accomplish the purposes of God in our generation.

Matthew 16:18 (NIV)
I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

Revelation 1:20 (NIV)
20  The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Matthew 6:20 (NIV)
20  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

Hebrews 1:14 (NIV)
14  Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

Hebrews 11:26 (NIV)
26  He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.

Hebrews 6:12 (NIV)
12  We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

Stanza #5  — The Faithfulness of God

We know not all will go with us; the journey is long, there is a price to pay.
We are aware of an adversary.
We wrestle with the inconsistency of our own hearts.
We weep for the pain and suffering around us.
Our plans are made, our course is charted & our heart is fixed.
The one who promised is Faithful.
The author of our faith is also the completer of our story.
His strength is sufficient.
His wisdom is unassailable.
His presence is permanent.
His joy is our strength.

Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)
6  Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Hebrews 10:23 (NIV)
23  Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

Habakkuk 3:19 (NIV)
19  The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.

Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV)
This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

The Blood of Jesus Confession
I testify as to what the Word of God says the blood of Jesus does for me;
Through the blood of Jesus, I am redeemed out of the hand of the devil;
Through the blood of Jesus, all my sins are forgiven;
The blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, continually cleanses me from all sin;
Through the blood of Jesus I am sanctified, made holy, set apart to God;
Through the blood of Jesus I am justified, made righteous, just as if I’d never sinned.
My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, redeemed, cleansed by the blood of Jesus;
Therefore, Satan has no place in me, no power over me, through the blood of Jesus.

Revelation 12:11
They (the believers on earth) overcame him (satan) by the Blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ), and by the word of their testimony.

Ephesians 1:7
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.

Psalm 107:2
Let the Redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.

I John 1:7
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Romans 5:9
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Hebrews 13:12 (NASB)
Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.

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