Saturday, December 29, 2012

Change Your World Through Prayer Part 1

Change Your World Through Prayer Part 1 By Keith Cook

"Where there is no vision, the people perish:" Proverbs 29:18

Over twenty years ago, while on a mission project to Mexico, God spoke to my heart about a way for our teams to hear from Him and effectively reach out into needy areas with the message of Christ. He gave me the idea of Strategic Points Prayer. Strategic Points Prayer is praying at key places of need or significance. The entire team prays together using several symbolic expressions of faith and trust in God. These expressions include: holding hands as a sign of unity, raising hands as an act of victory and faith, locking arms as a sign of strength in unity and love, reaching out with hands as an act of delivering God's love and message to the lost.

If you want to do something at the end of the year that can affect your neighborhood or a needy neighborhood that God has put on you heart then On The Go's Strategic Points Prayer shows you how you can change your world through Prayer!

The following can be done at each site or pick a different emphasis for each site! You can pick one for each of the four sites and have a different family or team member lead at each site. At the sites:

1. Pray for the Lost - Their need to be saved, open doors, courage to make the right decision - Stretch out hands towards the city, houses, people, and pray for them. We do this as a group; picking several people to vocalize the prayers after a time of group prayer. (Make a line and have people pray with hands reaching out in all directions. Often we form an arrow symbolizing that we are the Lord's Arrow of Victory.)

2. Pray for Churches - Pray for all the ministries trying to make an impact into this area. Those of the past, those working now, and those who need to come in the future. Pray for missionaries, para-church groups, local missions, churches, and etc... (Pray in a circle, holding hands symbolizing unity and trust.)

3. Pray against Sin - Strongholds - Satan - Pray binding the Devil and his schemes, pray for victory over the poverty, indifference, hatred, bigotry, neglect, and sin. (Pray back to back in a circle - symbolizing protection and raise hands in victory as you pray in power!)

4. Pray for the Team - Pray for the outreach projects you are going to implement and for the team you will need to do what God wants you to do. Unity, power, love, courage, wisdom, etc... Include the local workers. Pray in a circle with arms over one another's shoulders symbolizing closeness and bearing one another's burdens. Pray joyfully and with enthusiasm. You will win, you have won because He has already provided the Victory!

Tomorrow we will give you some key observations that can help you and your family or ministry team actually do this ministry activity to start your new year in a spiritual way.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for vision to actually try this bold and exciting outreach in your area.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The Safety In Travel for each On The Go staffer and GoTeam volunteer.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to

On The Go Daily Devotion for December 29, 2012
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