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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

28 Day Journey-Day Twenty Four

Wednesday 12//28//05
24 Open

Praise opens the way for us as we come in the name of the Lord. Both literally and spiritually, our worship opens doors that may have been shut for ages, allowing us to walk in new places with God.

So, today, we want to pray for the city of Nashville, asking God to flood the whole city (not just Passion 06) with the redemptive tide of His Spirit. Like David and his men returning to Jerusalem with the Ark of the Covenant (the symbol of God’s glory and presence in that day) we want to proclaim Him as we approach the city, saying,
Lift up your heads, O you gates, be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates, lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Who is he, this King of glory? The LORD Almighty—he is the King of glory. Selah Psalm 24:7-10

Many Believers are welcoming us to Nashville, rejoicing with us as we draw near. And many pastors prayed over us and gave us their blessing as we met together a few weeks ago. With them, we want to say to the city, “Open wide, God is in your midst, open your hearts and let Him in.”

Pray for the churches of Nashville who are proclaiming Jesus throughout the city. Pray for their leaders, asking God to awaken them with new purpose and vision, protecting them from everything that seeks to hinder them as they serve Him. Ask God to birth a spirit of oneness among them.

Pray for the colleges and universities of Nashville, that somehow our gathering in the city will spill over on them as well, igniting new life so that all hear of His fame. Pick one school and pray for that school through the day: Vanderbilt, Austin Peay State University, Fisk, Tennessee State, Belmont, Trevecca Nazarene, Middle Tennessee State University and others.

Pray for the people of Nashville, all the students who attend these schools and those coming to Passion 06. Lord, may we open our lives fully to You. You alone satisfy. Come Lord Jesus. Amen.

I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. Psalm 81:10

Through the day: Lord, You can change a city.

10 Comments:

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    By Blogger psalmsgirl, at 12/28/2005 3:13 AM  

  • YES LORD POUR OUT YOUR SPIRIT!

    I live in Nashville and go to Belmont. Brothers and sisters, please lift up our school on this day. Belmont will have many students at the conference, pray that each will understand what God has for them to influence their fellow students and their city. This year our fellowship sensed God's hand stirring up the hearts of the believer's at university. Pray that it continues.
    Make haste Oh God of Zion! Awaken us from our sleep!

    ///kyle

    By Blogger Kyle Williams, at 12/28/2005 3:15 AM  

  • Daddy,

    Do in Nashvilles' hearts what songs and sermons will never do. Let those who seek taste your goodness. Let them see that nothing in this world compares to a life wholly given to you. Show them that no drink is as quenching, no food is as rich, no wine is as intoxicating, no gem is as worthy as you. Father You are the richest of fare. Your love is more than we could comprehend in a thousand lifetimes. Break hearts, ruin lives and then mend the pieces. Restore what the locust have destroyed. Give back the wasted years. They will call you Father and you will call you them sons and daughters. They will become worshipers. They will take their place in great multitude saying "Worthy is the Lamb!" Praise You Father for what you are already doing in the hearts and minds of them. I love you!

    By Blogger Mabes, at 12/28/2005 4:53 AM  

  • Yes Lord YOU are the King of Glory!!I ask that you would overflow Nashville with your Glory,with your presence!Lord fill it up!I pray that you would touch there lives-that you open there eyes wider,keep them sheilded from anything that would hinder them!
    Lord only you can change our lives!
    And I pray that the ones that are going would come with hearts ready for you to work in them,just willing and ready.Give them safe travels on there way to passion 06!
    And let passion be full of you,and truly filled with PASSION for YOU!
    YOU are the King of Glory,Strong and Mighty-so we lift up our hands to you Lord,we bow down before you.We give YOU all our praise.
    In Jesus name I pray AMEN

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 12/28/2005 8:36 AM  

  • Jehovah Rapha,
    Breathe O breath of Life into the dry bones...fill what is empty to overflowing.

    Start a stream of Righteousness in new areas of Vanderbilt that will run into the crevices and hallways that have been dark.

    Plant trees rooted in Mighty Splendor with deep roots that run throughout the campus soil.

    Churn it up God! Break up the rocky soil, invade and take over!

    It is JESUS we love the most!

    By Blogger anne smith, at 12/28/2005 10:45 AM  

  • This upcomming week is all about getting out of your comfort zone and proclaiming Christ. Pray that we will step out and show God's love to not only the state of Tenesee, but throughout the Nation, and even the world. We do nothing by keeping quiet. Jesus said, "Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you."
    Mark 5:18-20
    Go and Tell.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/28/2005 12:09 PM  

  • The Lord can do amazing things in Nashville... things that we would not even believe possible! How great is our God?!
    "Look at the nations and watch and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told." Habakkuk 1:5

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/28/2005 2:58 PM  

  • what a powerful challenge and prayer. i pray that God reminds us that He is still in the business of changing lives and campuses and redeeming people, calling them back to Him as we go back to our home campuses.

    may 2006 be a year of revival across this nation.

    By Anonymous Paul, at 12/28/2005 3:02 PM  

  • Excellent Stuff on this Blog - enjoyed reading your insights and passion for your city and nation. May the floodgates of heaven be opened as your pray and worship in his presence.

    God Bless,

    Gavin
    Manchester, UK

    By Blogger Gavin White, at 12/28/2005 3:39 PM  

  • heeeeeeelp. i cant find anyone to buy my passion registration. my friend signed me up and i dont have the money so im trying to sell mine... its 130$. so if someoe still needs a ticket i have one!

    -stephanie
    stephanie.mitchell@jbc.edu
    aim:stephascopes
    cell:770-826-4970

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/31/2005 12:52 PM  

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