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Praying for Me

September 10, 2008

So, during our midnight intercession set tonight, I’m pretty sure that Ms Leah Chandler was praying for me. Well, she was praying for the church in Kansas City… but as she prayed it felt like she had been eavesdropping on my conversations with God. Or at least my conversations with Amanda… or my reading blog. I haven’t had a prayer hit me like this in a long time.

I would tell you how many times I have listened to that prayer on the webstream… but it would be moderately embarrassing, and I stopped counting anyway.

See… this is what happens when you pray the word. You find people in the midst of their deepest struggles and give them strength, courage, and hope.

Leah’s prayer was good. So good that I decided to type it up (and the antiphonal stuff that the singers were doing). All of the bold font is Leah… the choruses are italicized. It doesn’t really matter. They were all praying together.

Here it is:

I’m going to continue praying for the church in this city out of 2 Thessalonians 3.

Pray for us that the word of the Lord would run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, for the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one. Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.

Lord, I pray, that today Your light indeed would break in. That it would be like a hedge, like a fire, all around the hearts of every Christian, every believer in this city. Lord I ask that the evil one would not have access to Your bride in this city. Lord, that he would not be able to come and steal the truth from their hearts. Lord, that the word that has been planted within their hearts would be guarded. Lord, I pray that nothing would come and snuff out the truth that is within the hearts of the believers in this city. Let Your word be a hedge around them. That they’d be guarded from the evil one. Guarded and established in the word of God. Lord, that they would stand firm against the attacks and the schemes of the enemy. Lord, I pray that Your bride would rise up and take a stand with the sword of the word of God in her hand and use it as a weapon. For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but is against principalities of darkness and every wicked force of this world. Lord, let Your bride arise with the word in her heart. With the word in her mouth, speaking it against the strongholds over this city. Lord, I ask that you would guard Your bride. Guard her and establish her from the evil one in this city, I pray in Jesus’ name.

Come guard Your bride from the evil one

Having done all, just stand

Guard us with Your word

With Your word in our hearts. With Your word in our mouths.

Would you put your word in our hearts.

That we would stand firm, with the word of the Lord

With truth in our hearts.

That having done all things, we would stand

We would stand

That we would stand
With the word of the Lord
And Your truth in our hearts
Oh, guard us from the evil one.

Release Your truth. Hedge us, God. Come, God. That we would stand. The truth in our hearts. Guard us God. Let your truth bind us up and hedge us in. Establish us, God.

I just declare over this city, “The Lord is faithful. The Lord, your God, is faithful. He is a strong tower. His name is a strong tower, a mighty fortress.”

Lord, I pray that your bride in this city would run into the strong tower of Your name and find refuge and security in the strength of your name, in the power of Your word. Lord, that we would not be tossed to and fro by the winds, by trials and tribulations, but that we would stand in the confidence of Your name and who You are. I declare over this city, “The lord is faithful. The Lord God is faithful. Faithful to those who say yes to the king of kings and the lord of lords. Those who are marked with the blood of Jesus have a strong tower, run into the strong tower of the name of Jesus Christ.” I declare over this city, “The lord is faithful.”

Let us run into your name and be saved.

A mighty fortress is the lord.

Faithful and true

We find our hope in you, oh God

We find our hope in you

Strong tower

We find out strength in you

We place our trust in you, Lord

All our trust, God. You are able to guard us.

A mighty fortress is the lord, our God

You are able to keep us. This is who You are. We trust you, God. You’re able to keep us. Able to guard us. This is who You are. You are faithful. Mighty God.

A mighty fortress is the lord, our God
(You’re faithful and true)

I love what we do.

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2 comments

  1. If you have the webstream and you want to see/hear the prayer, it’s about 34 minutes in when you click on the Wednesday 12 AM set.


  2. thank you for posting this and for your honesty in the past set of posts. thank you for calling the Body of Christ to rightly suffer with you in your suffering as you deal with the questions on your heart and the doubt in your mind.

    may the Lord help us all to stand with you (or crouch in tight corners and weep with you) and may he encounter you with truth and strength.

    still praying for/with you, friend. you are loved.



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