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Sunday, May 04, 2008

It's Time - First Monday Prayer/May





Finally, this dream we've been carrying called "The Passion World Tour" is here! So much vision, so much energy, so much effort, so much prayer...and now it's time to hit the road, serve the nations and see what our great God has in store. Most of you are not new to FIRST MONDAY, so we will jump right in with a few specific updates and requests for the next few weeks. Also, don't forget that starting May 15, you can follow the World Tour journey right here at 268Blog.com. Every day there will be a snapshot of what's going on so you can follow your prayers around the globe. It would be cool to see all of you using the Facebook icons to show your support when we are in various cities. All the dates are on the World Tour website, and the Facebook icons are at here.

As we pray, let's remember WHO it is we are connected to, for our God is mighty to save.

Have you ever come on anything quite like this
extravagant generosity of God, this deep, deep wisdom?
It’s way over our heads. We’ll never figure it out.

Is there anyone around who can explain God?
Anyone smart enough to tell him what to do?
Anyone who has done him such a huge favor
that God has to ask his advice?

Everything comes from him;
Everything happens through him;
Everything ends up in him.
Always glory! Always praise!
Yes. Yes. Yes.

Romans 11:33-36, The Message

16 (2+6+8) Prayer Points For May

1. Looking back, we want to thank God for Passion Atlanta and for everything He poured into our lives during those days. Let's stop and say "thank you," and ask Him to deepen the work in the lives of the 9500 people who were there.

2. On May 12, our teams are rolling toward Kyiv, Ukraine, and the World Tour is on! Pray for our Passion events team working daily in (and outside) the Passion House. They are Cheryl, Daniele, Amy, Christina, Michele and Brad. Not only are they carrying the entire tour, Amy and Daniele are leading the Kyiv and Sao Paulo teams, respectively.

3. Speaking of Kyiv, please continue to pray for favor with government/agencies/authorities. We have no idea how to gauge how many people are coming to this event on May 16, so pray we will be ready for whatever happens.

4. In past updates we asked you to pray for the Mexico City venue. Our team has just returned and we should have a contract soon! Yeah! Keep praying for His will to be done.

5. On May 9 our Hong Kong team will be heading to China for meetings/planning. We need wisdom, favor and, as always, a venue!

6. We asked you to pray for Stockholm and had a great meeting with leaders there. The vision is set and everyone is on board, but time is short. Pray the word will spread far, wide and fast!

7. Over 1300 Brazilians have registered for Passion Sao Paulo, but we have no visas to be able to enter the country. PLEASE PRAY now as the decision will come soon from the Brazilian authorities.

8. As we left Passion Atlanta we needed just under $4 million to fund this journey. Students there gave $118,000. Amazing! With other gifts since, we are down to just below $3.5. God is good! Praying for His abundance.

9. Jonathan will travel to every city heading our Resource Team, making Passion messages and music available at each stop. As you can imagine, his task is complex and adventurous! Pray for details and ask God to export the message of His fame through these resources.

10. We are asking God to begin a chain-reaction for His glory in each city, like dominoes that will never stop and meet us in eternity.

11. Kampala is going to be massive and create many logistical challenges. Pray for unity, security, cohesion, organization and clarity of the message of what it means to live for what matters most.

12. Paris is still an unknown. Not much traction on ticket sales. Asking God to spread the word as students return from a school break. That the pockets of Jesus followers will catch the vision and that it will supernaturally spread!

13. Over 1000 students are already coming to London! We are praying for a great spirit of unity and asking that these 1000 multiply quickly.

14. Pray the message of Jesus - full of grace and truth - will be clear and compelling in every city.

15. Our Passion, Core and sixsteps teams will be divided as we travel for a month and are separated by distance. Pray for a spirit of oneness and unity.

16. Pray for Matt Redman, Charlie Hall, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder and Francis, for their bands and families, as they travel with us to various cities on leg one. You can see who is leading in each night at 268generation.com/worldtour.

For His fame in all the earth, Louie

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30 Comments:

  • As always, praying for the amazing things God is going to do. I can't wait!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/04/2008 11:02 PM  

  • Praying for the Lord's presence to be made known during the World Tour.

    David

    one24worship.com

    By Blogger David Guion, at 5/05/2008 12:14 AM  

  • The link to the World Tour doesn't work. :-/

    By Blogger Susan, at 5/05/2008 1:05 AM  

  • I was wondering if there was any way of getting in touch with you Louie, I'm currently a student in college trying to tough out the road to full time ministry. Is it possible to be able to talk to you?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/05/2008 2:03 AM  

  • Praying God brings about everything that He wants to accomplish through all of you on this World Tour.

    May Jesus be lifted high and exalted all over the world.

    We're 100% behind you all.

    By Blogger gail, at 5/05/2008 5:29 AM  

  • Hey Louie!

    I'm a bit discouraged to see "not much traction on ticket sales for the Paris event"... but I'm still hoping!
    I've been in touch with Lauren from the Paris team, and she's got some posters headed my way.

    Know that I'm praying every day for that event. Can't wait to see you there!
    -Katie

    By Anonymous Katie Hines, at 5/05/2008 9:01 AM  

  • "If I be lifted up, I will draw all men to myself"- Jesus

    You are all constantly in my heart and prayers!

    By Blogger Aslan's Girl, at 5/05/2008 10:10 AM  

  • I cant wait to see what God will do around the world!
    Praying in Bham AL!

    By Blogger teagirl79, at 5/05/2008 10:47 AM  

  • Praying for you all. God Bless.

    Kathryn

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/05/2008 10:55 AM  

  • Hey Louie!!!

    I'm praying for you guys!!! I'm so excited to see what God is going to do in the coming weeks!!! God Bless!!!

    By OpenID itstimefortheticklemonster, at 5/05/2008 11:11 AM  

  • i was so blessed to be a part of the prayer team at passion atlanta! and i will be interceding as the world tour takes flight!!! praying JESUS will made known and celebrated!!!

    By Anonymous laura l, at 5/05/2008 2:52 PM  

  • i will be praying as passion goes around this planet!!!!! I am believing for GREAT things!!!!

    By Blogger Anna, at 5/05/2008 6:51 PM  

  • Hi Louie!!

    I am with all of you in Prayer and I will be in serving the Passion Sao Paulo.
    May continue to stir the hearts of His children and call the lost to Himself.

    Passion Team:
    May "the Lord bless you and keep you, The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you and give you peace." (Numbers 6:24-26)

    God bless you all. Keep pressing forward for God is with you and for you.

    By Blogger Sarah Castro, at 5/05/2008 8:27 PM  

  • Praying with great enthusiasum!!

    May Gods grace and power go before you and surround you as you go to the nations prevailing in His victory!!

    By Blogger Liz, at 5/05/2008 10:25 PM  

  • So i sent the link and a little note in french to over 60 random people via myspace & facebook (until facebook yelled at me for spamming) but whatever everyone should do it! You can add a little 'translator' on your google to help you invite people in their language!

    By Blogger Cristina, at 5/06/2008 4:44 PM  

  • The excitement is building! Can't wait for London- Thank you so much for coming!
    Looking forward to such a brilliant night in His presence joined with fellow students and the Passion Team.
    Praying for the other venues and that the team have travelling mercies- that God would just prepare hearts and that visas etc will all work out.
    Exams are just coming into full swing and most will be finished or finishing by the time Passion Hits London.
    In Him
    The 268Irish Squad!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/07/2008 8:49 AM  

  • Praying for you... and looking forward to your visit to Manila, Philippines (though we are from another part of the country, we are already starting to pray for that)!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/07/2008 10:33 AM  

  • I am praying everyday. Your faith is such an encouragement to me.
    It is so big that only God can make it all come together.
    That is a very sweet place to be.

    For the Nations!

    By Blogger brenda Madsen, at 5/08/2008 3:57 AM  

  • I did leave a message about the PTW in Paris, but I don't see it, it was a bit long and took time to write...Did anyone forward it to a person in charge?
    I'm gonna wait for an answer in my mails...

    Keppe praying as weel!

    By Anonymous dOpdop, at 5/09/2008 8:05 AM  

  • i posted the new monday points in the kitchen next to the passion LA poster. that way i can pray for you guys each time i go to stuff my face with food.

    all joking aside though, i'm so blessed to watch God use the passion team to exalt His name. keep on pouring out your lives as a liquid offering to the Lord. may God continue to bless the team. trust trust trust. He is faithful and mighty to save. Hallelujah!

    By Blogger Jennifer, at 5/09/2008 11:19 PM  

  • Prayed 'em tonight...All for His Fame! paul

    By Blogger All For His Fame, at 5/10/2008 2:01 AM  

  • i can't believe the tour starts in six days....wow.

    as always, praying for this tour. God is going to do amazing things!

    By Blogger Brittany, at 5/10/2008 2:09 PM  

  • Thanks LG for sharing the current prayer points and posting that great passage from Romans in the Message~

    Praying for you all as you head out toward Kyiv tomorrow....

    For peace... wisdom... discernment... for God's favor to go before you... for loose ends to be tied up in ways that it is obvious it is by His hand- to bring Him glory in each one of these situations yet to be resolved including venues & visas-...for logistics to come together.. for His will do be done in each situation

    For each person God has aleady planned to attend each event...that they will be irresistibly drawn to it with open hearts focused on Him and clearly hear what He wants them to; That the impact He desires will be left in each destination...planting seeds and bearing fruit long after the gatherings are over...and as you said - that the message of Jesus will be clear and compelling in each city.

    For the passion team members we see out front and for those behind the scenes... those from the US and for those helping in areas abroad... that God will grant each person involved in each city clarity of focus on what He wants to accomplish through them, unity in working together, His hand of protection(over them and their families), wisdom, peace, discernment, strength, and endurance during this journey.

    I Thessalonians 1:2-3
    We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ

    blessings PWT team! :)

    By Blogger Kimmer, at 5/11/2008 9:46 PM  

  • Wow... this is it!
    The sounds & sights of planes flying in the air will trigger my prayers for you all as you travel the globe making His Name known to the ends of the earth...

    Philippians 2:9-11,
    "Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,
    that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
    and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father."

    By Blogger Sandra R., at 5/12/2008 12:49 PM  

  • Hey Louie,

    I'm praying for China as I know the Passion HK team is over there right now. Also, praying for God's favor and comfort for the people in China. I can't even imagine what people are feeling there. I heard many young people and students were affected by the quake.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/12/2008 8:34 PM  

  • Praying with you!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/14/2008 8:14 PM  

  • cant wait for Passion 08 Manila!

    By Blogger jonas, at 5/19/2008 5:07 AM  

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    By Blogger liritty, at 5/25/2008 6:22 PM  

  • Passion São Paulo was AMAZING!!
    It Changed my life forever!! And I want the world to know how great is my God!!!

    Passion, O Brasil ama vocês!!!
    (Passion, Brasil loves you!!!)

    God used you to bless us!
    And I'm so thankful for it...

    By Blogger liritty, at 5/25/2008 6:25 PM  

  • Ever masturbate with the thoughts of someone else besides Jesus in your head? That is why the goal of passion is to make Jesus the most famous name in your life. There isn’t a car ride or a conversation, a bite to eat or a sip to drink, or a single entertaining thing out there not waiting to give us the choice of whether or not we have Him in mind first and foremost. He created everything there is. Nothing exists that He didn’t make.-Homeless John 1:3. Every step we give. Every thought we take. Every second of the day is HIS. What are you going to do with Jesus next? “What do you mean, if I can’t?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”

    By Blogger bonomsa, at 6/30/2008 7:36 PM  

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