Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Praying for Your City
A group from our church
has been meeting each Wednesday morning to pray an hour over our city and the
Pastor gave me permission to prepare
a “focus” for our praying.Today’s “Focus
is at the bottom of this page and is in Red.
I wanted to do a search
to see how others were praying for their city and found Ann Kramer, a mother of
5 and an intercessor. Her post below is edited from one
of her posts about praying for the nation. Copies are permitted,
as long as they are not sold.
Intercessors For A Righteous
by Ann Kramer, Founder and
The Lord has been moving upon our hearts as intercessors for
the last several years to pray IDENTIFICATIONAL PRAYER (prayers of repentance)
over our cities. This is a part of the PRIESTLY role of intercession.
This foundation is absolutely necessary for us to lay in
order to see God move in our cities.
Identificational prayers remove the barriers that hinder our
cities from experiencing a Divine visitation, because God’s CHARACTER is
holy, righteous, just and true. Therefore, He cannot look upon sin.
However, His NATURE is love, mercy, forgiveness, compassion,
etc. On one hand, his CHARACTER prevents Him from intervening, but His NATURE is always yearning to reach out.
That is why He is looking for an
intercessor to give Him an excuse to intervene.
So, as we COVER and REMIT the sins of our cities, both past
and present, God is free to intervene without compromising His holiness. What
does it mean to REMIT sin?
REMIT means to forgive, to surrender the right of
punishment, to pardon, to restore, and to disregard an offense.
What does it mean to COVER sin? Proverbs 10:12 says, “LOVE covers ALL transgressions.” True prayer is ALWAYS born out of LOVE.
If we find ourselves focusing only upon the sin of our
cities, with a desire to see God JUDGE them, we are NOT moving in the Spirit of
The church was not created to execute GOD’S WRATH upon
MANKIND. On the contrary, He has created His church to extend His MERCY and
REDEMPTION to MANKIND, and to EXECUTE JUDGMENT upon the POWERS of DARKNESS that would hold them in bondage. (Excerpt
from Ann Kramer’s Post)
Prayer Focus: for our City Prayer Walk
1. Repent for your sins and the sins of the people. Jesus
said whose ever sins you remit they shall be remitted.
2. Ask God to forgive your sins and the sins of the
3. Request God to flood your spirit and the spirits of
the people with the Light of His Salvation.
4. Request an outpouring of the Holy Spirit over this
entire area flowing out to flood other cities and States.
5. Pray for blessings to be over all those you have
prayed for including yourself.