Raising a people of purpose


The Word: Jeremiah 29: 4 – 5 (KJV)

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon; Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;

Dig Deeper:

Jeremiah 29: 7  (KJV)
And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.

Think about it

We prayed for our origin yesterday. We are praying for our immediate community today. Many of the children lived in Babylon. It is unusual but God through Prophet Jeremiah asked the children of Israel to pray for Babylon because in the peace of Babylon was their peace.

We need to pray for our immediate community. Wherever God has planted us, there is a reason he has done that. We are light, We are also salt. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. God has an assignment for us in our community, we need to leave a positive mark in our neighbourhood.

What do we pray for?
– We pray for the peace of our neighbourhood
– We pray for the visitation of God in our community
– We take authority over principalities and powers around us
– We bind IJN every opposing power
– We pray for grace and boldness
– We pray for unusual grace, open heavens and power in our neighbourhood
– We pray for salvation of souls
– We pray for an outpouring of God’s spirit and revival
– We pray that the plan of God comes to pass swiftly around us.

There is peace in praying for our community

Our memory verse for Jebruary 2018
John 3: 3

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1:  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Line 2Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Once you say it a few times it will stick.

Prayer focus: Our prayers for the next level project: 
Today, we pray for our communities and neighbourhoods

On Grace: 
Masterlife Workbook: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study: Masterlife now on the 2nd workbook: The Disciple’s personality