Friday, December 29, 2006

28 Day Prayer Journey To Passion 07 - Day 26

Day 26. Prepare.

That's the word of the day as our Passion Team moves into downtown Atlanta and begins the weekend process of loading in everything we need for Passion 07. Team Leaders have arrived from California, Minnesota, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee and all across Atlanta to prepare the way for you. These are the days of long hours and hard work that will make your experience at Passion 07 possible and, we hope, life-changing.

Please continue to pray for our staff/team and volunteers today. Cheryl Bell, our Passion Event Director, is under the weather and germs of all kinds seem to be flying around trying to take our team down. As well, one of our Community Group leaders (T.S.) was just diagnosed with cancer this week. He's still on the way to Atlanta, but will be facing treatment options and further prognosis after Passion 07.

Father, prepare us as we prepare the way for You. Be present in the little things--packing, last minute changes, flight connections- -as well as the major ones. We know Passion is more than an event, but Your Kingdom coming to push back the darkness. We are in a struggle, yet You are mighty to save. Today, while the building begins, we are confident that You, Jesus, will lead us through victoriously as our eyes are on You. Amen.

"Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of painful labors; for He gives to His beloved even in his sleep." Psalm 127:1-2

[Enjoy the pic from the Omni Hotel, across Centennial Olympic Park to downtown!]


  • I have been praying for Passion and the Team!!! I will continue to keep Passion/Team in my prayers!! So excited about what is going to happen at Passion, I can't wait to hear about it. I am still to young to attend Passion but I will be there in heart!! I have such a heart for this movement and I want to be apart of the journey in any way possible!! Praying!!

    Glory in the Highest!!

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 12/29/2006 11:31 AM  

  • i pray in complete confidence that He will take you by the hand and keep you, to be light to the nations...Isaiah 42:6

    for you are rooted and grounded in His love...a perfect love that never fails and casts out all fear!
    Ephesians 3:17, 1 John 4:18

    praying for T.S. standing in faith and claiming God's promises over his life.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2006 11:43 AM  

  • Hello!

    I would like to bless EVERYBODY involved with Passion 07 with these thougths:

    If you are honest, people may cheat you,
    What you spend years building,
    someone may destroy overnight,
    If you find happines, they could be jealous,
    The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow,
    You see in the final analysis, it was never between you and them

    Thanks for all your hard work!
    See you soon!

    South African love

    By Blogger Karin du Toit, at 12/29/2006 11:44 AM  

  • Father, please pour out Your healing power upon Cheryl Bell, and bring strength and health to other leaders and volunteers who are fighting off bugs. Also, please minister to the Community Group leader who was just diagnosed with cancer - Lord, show your miraculous healing power, and redeem this hardship for even greater ministry through him at Passion 07.

    Father, we also pray for your protection over every staff, leader, and volunteer as some begin the set-up process and others prepare and travel today through Monday. Please protect their health and safety, and show Your presence amidst the set-up crew. Please protect their families, as well. Lord, we also lift up the students who are preparing and traveling in the coming days. Prepare the heart of each one for the work You wish to do in the coming week.

    Today, and in the coming days, show us how to pray for one another, that we may join You in praying Your will into the lives of Your people!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2006 11:49 AM  

  • Praying for all of you. Hope all who are sick get well soon.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2006 12:02 PM  

  • I cannot believe there is only a couple of days left!! I am SSOO NERVOUS!! I am attending Passion by myself. It started out as three of us but the other two backed out so i will be facing the ATL alone. I'm really nervous about that too.

    I've been listening to the Charlie Hall and Matt Redman podcast. I keep listening to the part where Chris Tomlin comes in adn Matt just gets him good. Yaay for Louie sticking up for my Chris!! :) HAH

    I'll see you all in a couple of days!! SOOO EXCITED!!

    By Blogger Ashley, at 12/29/2006 12:51 PM  

  • To: Everyone working to get ready for Passion '07.

    While you are covered in prayers and probably truckloads of items that you have to unpack, count, setup, move, repack, move, unpack...please take time to laugh and enjoy your own experience of Passion '07. It's already started for all of you! Don't miss it!

    Thank you for all your are giving to all of us!

    MBC in OKC!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2006 1:09 PM  

  • Praying for all of you. Thank you for all you do to make this happen.
    God bless you all,

    By Anonymous Lauren, at 12/29/2006 2:06 PM  

  • Lord, you are a God who heals, and I pray in the name of Jesus Christ that where your servant's bodies are broken that you would bring healing and the strength to complete the tasks you have given them.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2006 2:28 PM  

  • We love you all so much, and will continue to lift you up in prayer. Thank you for putting yourselves on the frontline for God's glory and our good!
    Aslan's Girl
    PSALM 40

    By Blogger Aslan'sGirl, at 12/29/2006 2:43 PM  

  • Living God, I pray that You work on me tonight so that I may prepare the way for Your kingdom to rule where I work and where I go to school. Let our everyday tasks in these last few days before Passion07 be times of preparation so that we may see You in a way we have never seen You before and then go from downtown ATL, back into a new semester preparing the way for us to see an exciting revival of Your Spirit's presence on our campuses. May You be glorified and Your renown be lifted high.

    By Blogger Garrett, at 12/29/2006 3:41 PM  

  • I am reminded that we were just in Ps. 103 a couple of days ago. "Bless The Lord o my soul and forget none of His benefits (Praise you Jesus for all the ways You have already blessed in preparation for Passion 07.); who pardons all your iniquities (Accept His forgiveness.), who heals all your diseases (T.S. praying for you!) , who redeems your life from the pit (Praise You Father for how You pull us from the pit. Gotta love Beth Moore's new book!); who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion (Let's come with our hearts full of compassion for the needy of Atl.- towels and socks galore! and around the world); who satisfies your years with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle." (I pray this for all of the volunteers who are and will be serving long hours - some who are not sping chicks. :) Thank You Father for Your Word!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2006 4:04 PM  

  • praying for you all as you get everything ready! thank you!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2006 4:10 PM  

  • Father God, lift up the Passion team and the numerous volunteers that are coming from all over just to be a small part in this tremendous movement that you have provide for Your people. We ask that You give them strength and endurance through these so few days left. We ask that You show us all Your mighty works in us Lord. We want to be a people who delcare our love in the Spirit, Father.

    By Anonymous Johnny, at 12/29/2006 4:17 PM  

  • That's where my group is staying, The Omni! I'm so stoked but I will be keeping the Passion Team and all the volunteers in my prayers!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2006 4:46 PM  

  • Our group has ended up with a bunch of extra Passion 07registrations. If your group would like to buy these and transfer them to your group please email me. (It IS at the price break amount)....


    By Blogger mstudentz, at 12/29/2006 5:10 PM  

  • Am So with you in prayer. What a wonderful thing that is about to take place.
    Father, even right now as your children are faithfully preparing, I pray you will protect them, Heal those with any sickness, let them recover and have energy enough to enjoy You to the fullest. I pray for T.S, you know what is going on in his body and if it is your will You will deliver him from it. Give him peace and comfort and strenght in this time.

    God allow all the team leads to not get fustrated and dismayed in anyway, it will all work out, keep them safe while building and loading and unloadingand all the details of this event. It`s all You God.
    In Your Sons name Amen

    By Blogger eliz, at 12/29/2006 6:24 PM  

  • Hello! I am so excited about Passion '07! I am a volunteer and it's going to be such a blessing to see how God chooses to move this coming week: in everyone's life. I was at GWCC today and what a great time we had!

    My hotel roommates and I have an extra hotel room available at the Marriot. If anybody still needs a hotel room, please call me at 260-341-8610. God bless!! Looking forward to worshipping with everyone!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2006 9:03 PM  

  • Father, You are a great God who gives good gifts to Your children. I ask that you healing power be on Cheryl and T.S. Uphold them with Your love and comfort them in Your loving arms.

    For all of those who are already preparing in Atlanta I pray Your protection from any assaults from the evil one.

    Thanks Anonymous at 4.04p.m for your prayers for the volunteers who are not "spring chicks " :)

    By Blogger gail, at 12/30/2006 12:06 AM  

  • Passion 07 was super. Thanks for making it available for viewers who could not come.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/06/2007 9:14 PM  

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