Dear MANHATTAN Prayer Warriors,
God's Word says: "Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." Jeremiah 33:3
He is certainly doing that as you "stand in the gap" for Manhattan.
Thank you for your faithfulness to be "watchmen on the wall...who call on the Lord." Isaiah 62:6
It is happening, we are on the brink of revival, but we must continue to intercede for our brothers and sisters in NYC "rebuilding the walls," fulfilling God's redemptive plan. There is a spiritual battle taking place and we are taking up the "shield of faith, with which we can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one." Ephesians 6:16
We can't do this without your prayer coverage, and so we thank each and every one of our dear prayer partners for remaining "Joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12
Beth Moore wrote on her blog earlier this month a powerful message. Here is part of her inspirational message, which is for all of us, for "such a time as this!"
We've got to pray. We've got to become people of prayer. We've got to press in much further and believe God to be much bigger. We've got to cease letting prayer be our weakest spiritual discipline. We've got to step up and wield the sword of the spirit in relentless intercession. We've got to go further than we've gone before. Press harder. Dig our knees deeper. We will not live bolder than we pray. There are parts of our callings, works of the Holy Spirit, and defeats of the darkness that will come no other way than furious, fervent, faith filled prayer.
"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him." Hebrews 11:8
May God reward You for your earnest prayers on behalf of MANHATTAN!
With Much Love, Gratitude and Prayers,
STANDING IN THE GAP FOR MANHATTAN
Ezekiel 22:30 says, I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before Me in the gap on behalf of the land."
Lord, here we are, Your NWPT standing before You in the gap on behalf of MANHATTAN! We are on the wall praying for You to rebuild, "restore the years the locust have eaten;" (Joel 2:25) to bring revival to NYC and the Nation using Luis Palau and the NYCity/ Serve Teams as instruments of Your grace!
As we have been praying and preparing the way for the King of glory to enter the gates of NYC, we enter Your gates today "with praise and give thanks to Him and praise His Name." Psalm 100:4
We thank You for securing Central Park on July 11th for the proclamation of the Gospel and for the favor of God with the Park Commissioner. Lord, Kevin asks we continue to pray for You to reveal other areas/venues to proclaim the Good News in Central Park. Even now, Lord, we pray for favorable weather and angelic host protection over all venues and areas as Your Word declares:
"The Lord watches over you, the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm-He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over Your coming and going both now and forevermore."
As we continue to lift up the Re New conferences, we praise you, Father, for those who want to meet with You and we pray the glory of the Lord will fill the Brooklyn Tabernacle just as when "Moses could not enter the Tent of Meeting because the cloud had settled upon it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle." Exodus 40:35
We pray against any retribution or retaliation of the enemy over this historic event because as Your Word declares, "the Lord thunders at the head of His army; His forces are beyond number, and mighty are those who obey His command." Joel 2:11
We praise You and thank You for Rev. Jody Wood and the NYC Intercessors tilling the ground in advance, and for their strategic prayer coverage going forward. Lord, may you "bless them indeed and enlarge their territory." (1 Chronicles 4:10) We pray "for the joy of the Lord to be their strength" (Nehemiah 8:10) as they stand in the gap for the land. Give them every place where they set their feet, as You promised Moses in Joshua 1:3.
Father, Kevin also asked we pray for doors to open that they have not planned, but that are on Your agenda, and for open doors in any and every denominational gatherings of pastors and leaders over the next 3-4 months.
And, Lord, we pray also for provision of office space. As Jesus mentions in Matthew 18:19-20 the two ingredients that empower our prayers are agreement and togetherness, so we "join in agreement" over these requests today knowing Your Word says, "Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done by My Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in My Name, there I am with them."
And, so we pray for doors to open in the physical and spiritual realms. Rev. 3:8 says, " I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not not denied My Name."
We praise You for the answer to prayer for the right PR agency that was hired and now we pray as "in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth," (Genesis 1:1), You will call forth great creativity both in the Latino and Anglo communities from the children to the adults that would draw them to the various events. We pray for Your mantle of anointing over this PR agency, for dreams and visions by the Holy Spirit birthing new ideas and for those who are not believers "to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light." Acts 26:18 "Let salvation spring up; let righteousness grow with it." Isaiah 45:8
Lord, this is a busy week for our Teams in NYC and so we pray for stamina, supernatural strength and energy as the momentum is picking up and we are 5 months away from the harvest. Keep them and us humble, Lord as we come on our knees praying for a mighty harvest!
"The Lord your God will bless you in all your harvest and your joy will be complete." Deuteronomy 16:15
And, Father of all Comfort, we mourn over the loss of Dr. A.R. Bernard's beloved son this past week, as well as our our State prayer rep for SC, Annette Graham, in the loss of her 17 month old grandson! We pray Isaiah 61:2-3, "Comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion-bestow 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."
May NYC be a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor!
For it is in the Mighty Name of Jesus we all pray. Amen.
Standing in the Gap for Manhattan,
Gita Santangelo (SE Region for FL, GA, SC, NC)
And, Thank you, Prayer Warriors for setting your alarms to pray for NYC and for continuing "steadfastly in prayer!" Colossians 4:2