Urban Family Talk “In the Gap” List
We believe that it's our responsibility as a ministry to encourage the Body of Christ to pray concerning the things that are unfolding right before our eyes. We know from 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
“For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.”
With this in mind we have put together a list of of individuals who are promoting wickedness within our nation and bringing a reproach upon our land. Now we know “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” but these individuals represent wickedness in various areas with demonic authority and we will use them as symbols to pray against the wickedness they promote.
The plan going forward is to present to you 3 or 4 prayer points a month. You can also submit prayer points for us to consider to be on the list at [email protected]
1. The Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign Fund was founded by Steve Endean in 1980 as one of the first gay and lesbian political action committee in the United States. The Fund’s mission was to provide financial support on behalf of the gay and lesbian community to political candidates who supported gay civil rights legislation. Vic Basile served as the Fund’s first executive director.
The Fund quickly rose to prominence – after its first election cycle in 1982, the Fund was the 17th largest independent political action committee in the United States.
In 1995, under Executive Director Elizabeth Birch, the organization dropped “Fund” from its name and expanded its reach far beyond political lobbying work. Programs such as the Workplace Project and the Family Project became part of the newly created educational arm, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. All of HRC’s research, communications, marketing and public relations functions were greatly expanded. It was a key transformation that paved the way for the powerful organization that it is today.
Believers we need to pray against this organization. We need to pray:
1. That their resources, money and influence will dry up and that they are ineffective
2. That their plans to influence for the sake of wickedness will quickly dry up and that the organization now with it's vision for deviance will cease to exist
3. 2. That the passion they have for sin will be transformed to righteousness by them excepting Jesus Christ as their savior
2. United States of America
The United States of America needs an awakening. Right now as the world's major super power there is plenty unrest, a lot of anger and a lot of division. With the election of President Donald Trump there has seemed to be a steady flow of chaos against his administration and some unforced errors on his part as well. There has been racial division which has carried over from the previous administration and a lot of tension and civil unrest. Pray that:
America's churches will again be ablaze with the Holy Spirit's power and biblical preaching
That Christians in America will increase in discernment
That Christians in America would not be lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God
That American Families will be restored and function in the proper manner
That America will be turned to repentance and a reliance on God
That the Gospel will be spread all across the country and that hearts would be prepared to turn to God
That as persecution of the Saints increase in America we would have a more unified Body of Christ and find courage in the enduring Word of God
3. Pray for the Global Church
From Open Doors USA
322 Christians are KILLED for their faith
214 Churches and Christian Properties are destroyed
772 forms of VIOLENCE are committed against Christians
From Cru: How to Pray from the Bible
Please pray persecuted believers would know the hope God gives (Ephesians 1:18).
Pray the Holy Spirit would strengthen them (Ephesians 3:16).
Please pray persecuted believers would know how much God loves them (Ephesians 3:17)
Pray they would know how to share the gospel (Ephesians 6:19).
Please pray persecuted believers would fearlessly tell others about Jesus (Ephesians 6:20).
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