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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Welcome To Kneel – Passion’s First Monday Prayer Focus For October

Kneel – First Monday Prayer

In the event that you have joined the Passion Movement in recent years, historically, we have used the first Monday of each month as a call to knit our faith together for God’s causes in our midst. As Passion heads into six regional USA gatherings, and a multi-city, continent spanning tour in 2008, we want to band together, inviting you to connect your faith with ours in believing God for much more than we could ever do on our own. The world is a desperate place, with massive dilemmas that cannot be solved by events or conferences. We need something more, something God-sized…something supernatural. So for the year to come we will gather here on the first Monday of each month and link our hearts around some of the challenges, dreams and needs that we are trusting God for as the journey unfolds. We’d love for you to carve out space each month to add your voice to what we hope will be a wave of praying people around the globe. Let’s get started.

As we pray today it’s all about faith. Simply put, faith is what is central in any meaningful interaction with God. Hebrews 11:6 reads, “Without faith, it is impossible to please God. For He who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” As we pray, it is not the volume of our voices or the length of our prayers that move the heart of God, but faith. Because faith agrees with God that He is God, and as a result, that nothing is impossible with Him. So with Him in view, let’s ask Him to lead us through doubt and despair to the place where we glimpse His greatness and know that nothing we ever ask of Him will tax His infinite power in the slightest.

16 Prayer Points (2+6+8=16) For October

Pray that everything we do will result in making Jesus famous. We exist to glorify Him. As Paul wrote, “We preach Christ.” Our aim is not to promote Passion or people. We want to see Jesus’ name lifted up over the cities and nations that we are going to be in.

For the Passion Team. One of our Board members (Tom and Nona) lost their daughter-in-law this week. For grace over their son Marc and their granddaughters. Others on our team have family members facing major health issues. Please pray for a covering over our team and their families.

For unity and wisdom among our team, and that all attempts of the enemy to disrupt our mission will be thwarted.

For the Boston Regional, that the Spirit will prepare the way for our arrival into Boston, and that this gathering will be a unifying force for all of New England and beyond.

For light to come to the city of Boston as darkness is scattered by the truth and life of Jesus.

That news of the Boston gathering will gain exponential momentum in these last days, and that more and more students across NE will link with us for this event.

For those leading Boston and Chicago (Louie, Charlie, Chris, Fee, Piper by video) and all the team who will make the event a reality, that God will inspire and fill our hearts and minds with a huge story and supernatural God-life within.

For Jesus to become famous in Boston and NE.

For the Midwest, and all of Chicago, that the Chicago Regional will awaken the church to be passionate about touching the world and changing the campus.

For Louie, Matt, Chris, Kristian and Piper by video, and all the staff, volunteers and crew who will work together to make this weekend something that makes God happy.

For the city of Kiev, Ukraine, our first world tour stop in 08 and our partner city for Boston. Pray for the churches and ministries there that have a passion for university students. For spiritual awakening to come to the campuses of Ukraine.

For Sao Paulo and all of Brazil, our partner city to Chicago, that Passion Sao Paulo will be a catalyst for an explosion of university-targeted ministry throughout the nation.

For every Regional and World gathering that people will embrace Jesus, be stunned by His greatness and seek to reflect that majesty in every facet of life.

For the Do Something Now Campaign at each Regional event. We want to put feet to our worship as we care for those in transitional places in life and give a small gift to extend and improve life for an African village and be a harbinger of the Kingdom that brings water to dry places. See Isaiah 58:6-12.

That the story of Christ’s rescue will be well told in every place and students will see what it means to be connected forever to their Creator.

For our teams that are scouting out each World Tour city (teams are in various cities almost constantly now), that they will make the right connections and that the right venues will be secured in each place.

“Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations, you will be called Repairer of the Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.” Isaiah 58:12.

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24 Comments:

  • "...Repairer of the broken walls..." Wow, I love that.
    Thanks Louie & yes, we will be praying...

    By Anonymous Anna, at 10/01/2007 1:12 AM  

  • We will be praying here in LA! :-)

    By Anonymous Josh, at 10/01/2007 2:33 AM  

  • Thank you for giving us specifics to focus on in our prayers. We had just been talking about how useful that would be after we had prayed for Passion yesterday!!!

    We are praying in faith with believers world wide, knowing that He can do "immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine."

    By Blogger gail, at 10/01/2007 7:32 AM  

  • Definitely praying

    By Blogger kari, at 10/01/2007 9:17 AM  

  • Unceasingly holding you all up in prayer! Much love~ Aslan's Girl

    By Blogger Aslan's Girl, at 10/01/2007 2:06 PM  

  • Amen, I will be holding these things in heart today.

    By Blogger Morgan, at 10/01/2007 2:53 PM  

  • Joan and co praying with you for those specific points from CSprings... See you in Boston!

    By Blogger Joan in Colorado, at 10/01/2007 4:01 PM  

  • Hey, much love to all in the passion house!
    Excited about the world tour, coming from a student in Belfast Northern Ireland, Ireland and specifically the UK's campuses need to feel the vibes of the awakening.
    Christian Unions and other campus groups are facing continious obstancles and difficulties in the UK, but we know that greater is He who is in us than he that is in the world.

    In Him

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/01/2007 5:34 PM  

  • This born and raised New Englander is praying! Father, I know the challenges you face with them. I also know it is not their fault. Like I was, they just don't know any other way. Reverse the bondage of religiosity, Father. Get church out of buildings and into hearts. Show another way. Slow them down. Give them the courage to explore another way. Lift the bondage of advancement. Use us as warriors, God. Use us...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/01/2007 7:44 PM  

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    By Blogger Liz, at 10/01/2007 8:16 PM  

  • Yes, having a very clear aim to pray for really helps to come along in prayer for all of these events. I love it yes it really does come down to just Faith, and our obedience to be faithful in what God is entrusting us with.
    So am praying with much excitment as these days unfold and God sweeps down and wraps His arms around all who will attend in Boston and beyound. And for all those who are sacrificing with all they have of their time and energies, that the blessings all around will just be multiplying right and left.

    By Blogger Liz, at 10/01/2007 8:22 PM  

  • I'm a 30 something who is plugged into what Passion is all about and I wanted you to know that I will be praying for each city that students will come to Christ and be revived in their faith. Your ministry inspires me!

    By Blogger Lissa, at 10/01/2007 8:50 PM  

  • "Then your light shall break forth like the morning.
    Your healing shall spring forth speedily,
    And your righteousness shall go before you;
    The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
    Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer;
    You shall cry, and He will say, 'Here I am.'
    Isaiah 58 vs. 8,9a

    Lord I pray for Boston. Jesus will you intercede, will you watch over the details, the ever changing needs. Bring the students, bring the volunteers, for You. Thank you LORD that you will glorify yourself mightily in this time, in ways we will never even know about. Thank you for letting us be a part of taking back what the enemy has stolen in Boston! Jesus Your love and Your name be known! We will say "There YOU are! Amen.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/01/2007 9:43 PM  

  • Thanks so much for your focus on prayer. The last few days I've desired to stir up some people to prayerwalk around the Agganis Arena (venue for the Boston event) everyday through October 12. Unfortunately, something is keeping me from emailing my Facebook group this information. Please pray that this system snag would be cleared up and the Spirit would prompt His people to prayerwalk that area with wide open eyes.

    By Blogger Jen, at 10/02/2007 12:10 PM  

  • Lifting yall up!

    By Anonymous catherine the walker, at 10/02/2007 6:08 PM  

  • I am praying...

    By Blogger Eun-Hee Shin, at 10/02/2007 9:50 PM  

  • Lord,
    I want to thank you for your faithfulness. Thank you for what you are doing, thank you for your gentleness and mercy, that you hold us up with your right hand. Thank you for what you are doing right now for the regional in Boston. Lord please protect Louie, Chris and Charlie. A wall of fire around them Lord. Let all the Passion staff sense your covering and protection, send warring angels to war on their behalf! We love you Jesus! Amen.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/03/2007 10:44 AM  

  • praying from across the globe....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/03/2007 12:46 PM  

  • Hi brothers and sisters in Christ, just want to let you know I somehow got into the Podcast and got the prayer for Boston area.
    I don't really live in Boston, not even in America but from Hong Kong throughout my life.
    Just want to pop in and write down that I do pray together with you all in the Podcast this morning and my heart for the College students are with you guys. See, Lord loves you guys very much and even touched upon a servant, who speaks a complete different language, all the way from Hong Kong !
    Thank you Lord, thank you Jesus... he is the almighty and the most important one in our life.

    Blessings all the way from Asia, Jennifer @ Lingnan University, Hong Kong

    By Anonymous Jennifer Lee, at 10/03/2007 11:54 PM  

  • ALright!!! You guys are coming to Kiev! Sweeeeet=)

    I am actualy from Toronto, Canada (which I hope will be a city where you guys will come also), but I am from Eastern Europe (Belarus), and I here some amazing things are happening in Ukraine now. The church is being build up and young people are on board. Hope you enjoy the beauty of the capital of Ukraine and inspire the Slavic people to live it up for Jesus.

    Wish you all the best the Passion Team!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/04/2007 11:08 PM  

  • Heavenly Father, I join my brothers and sister in Your throne room to intercede for those preparing for and ministering at Boston. Bring Your people to stir up the gift of the Holy Spirit in them and stoke the holy fire so that their spirits are "super nova hot" and operating in one accord. Prepare the hearts of those attending so that the seeds may be planted in good soil and immediate take root. Let them be changed forever. In Jesus' mighty name. Amen.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/05/2007 10:56 PM  

  • I will be lifting each and every one of you up in prayer. May Jesus' name be lifted high in all of these cities, and may He receive all of the glory, honor and praise.

    By Blogger Donna, at 10/08/2007 8:40 AM  

  • I'm from Sao Paulo, and I'm already praying!
    God has awesome plans for us here, trough Jesus and Passion!
    lets do this :)
    God Bless!

    By Blogger deh, at 10/10/2007 9:29 AM  

  • when will be in kiev passion?(exactly date) if someone know:D
    GOD bless u all

    By Anonymous Filip, at 1/30/2008 4:52 PM  

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