City Prayers February 1, 2016
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” ( John 8:32)
How we praise You, Father, that there is freedom for all men through Your truth. Jesus, You said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).
As we pray for the 7 Mountains of culture in our city, we think about how You would like to set people free from oppression, depression, stagnation and darkness. Father, we pray that the people of our city would discover and walk in Your freedom. Give our leaders [we ALL lead others in our own sphere of influence] the humility, wisdom and courage to set captives free. (Isa. 61:1)
CHURCH Mountain: We pray for freedom from competition into collaboration, love and unity. Freedom to humbly admit to each other as individuals and as churches, “I need the gift that is in you.” (I Cor. 12:20-27)
FAMILY Mountain: We pray for freedom from slavery to selfishness. We need freedom from binge busyness to move in balance with Godly priorities. (Matt. 6:33)
GOVERNMENT Mountain: We pray freedom for our leaders to be emancipators. Freedom to have a servant-leader’s heart. (Ps. 78:70-72)
EDUCATION Mountain: We pray freedom for educators to once again speak of Your Name and honor Your Word in the classroom. (Prov. 9:10)
BUSINESS Mountain: We pray freedom from fear of failure and the shackles of greed. (Deut. 8:18, Ecc. 5:19)
MEDIA Mountain: We pray freedom from political correctness and hunger to be truth revealers. (Prov. 2:1-15)
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Mountain: We pray freedom from “confidence crisis” and all that stifles the gifts You’ve given us to flow freely. (Ps. 57:5-8 Awake, my soul, and sing, draw, write, film, paint, act, dance, make beautiful music…..)
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”( Gal. 5:1)
**Continue praying this week for all aspects of the need for freedom in your life and the life of our city.
7 Mountain City Intercessors will meet to pray over the Manna House ministry with Director Fran Fluhler on Feb. 2 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. You are invited to join in this time of blessing and prayer at the Manna House next to The Rock Family Worship Center, 2110 S. Memorial Parkway. If this meeting is postponed due to bad weather, a notice will be posted on Our City On A Hill Facebook.