Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Shepastor: "Restoring Hope to Our City: A Clarion Call for Women to Pray..."

17Thus says the Lord of hosts:
“Consider, and call for the mourning women to come;
send for the skillful women to come;
18let them make haste and raise a wailing over us,
that our eyes may run down with tears
and our eyelids flow with water.
19For a sound of wailing is heard from Zion:
‘How we are ruined!
We are utterly shamed,
because we have left the land,
because they have cast down our dwellings.’”
20Hear, O women, the word of the Lord,
and let your ear receive the word of his mouth;
teach to your daughters a lament,
and each to her neighbor a dirge.
21For death has come up into our windows;
it has entered our palaces,
cutting off the children from the streets
and the young men from the squares.
Jeremiah 9: 17-21 English Standard Version

We in the Greater Cleveland, Ohio area are in mourning. In addition to the numerous deaths due to gun violence, our hearts have been crushed by the senseless and brutal deaths of a three year old and a five year old…innocent victims of drive by shootings in their own neighborhoods where they were playing amongst friends, sitting with family members…

Today, we ask you to join us in praying SPECIFIC prayers for our city, our nation, our legislators, churches and leaders, our youth, our families. We do not have the answers, however, we believe that prayer is the first step in finding out!

If you are available, today at 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard time, please call:
1-712-432-3100, Access code: 527191#
If you are unable to call, still please pray…

A Clarion Call for Women to Pray

Prayers for…

Thanking God for this gathering of the people on the prayer line and listening

The lost to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ

Repentance for apathy


Laying down of guns and violence

Change of hearts to reduce violence

Coming against senseless shooting

Building a hedge around our children

All of the families who have lost children and loved ones to violence

Grandmothers and extended family members caring for children

All of our communities that have suffered violence

The healing of our communities

The people to seek God’s face and turn from their wicked ways

Meaningful strategies for intervention

Deliverance drugs, violence and gangs

Human and monetary resources to address all of the above

The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much…

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Until next Wednesday,
In Faith, Hope and Perseverance,
Pastor Chris

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