Tuesday, January 26th - Morning Session

If ever there was a year to be calling on God, this is the year!  And we were reminded that the prophet Daniel, from the first day he set his heart to understand and pray, he was heard by God!  The prayers of the faithful are powerful!  So we prayed to our great and good Shepherd of His sheep to give us understanding, and for those who have been separated from the body.
We sang of giving our hearts, our dreams, and our pride to God, surrendering it all to Jesus our King! We exalted Him, our Lord, who is worthy! What could we say or do of worth to Him in our own flesh, but we offer our hearts completely to God in love, trusting Him.  All I am is Yours.
Gilbert Smith shared a prophesy of a strong and powerful beam, heavy with a crack in it, but not as strong as it looks, but it was actually hollow.  Our nation is rotting from the inside. Our comfortable church has been replaced with seeking You with whole hearts online, or together again despite the threat of illness.
America was great as she chose God’s ways; but in ceasing to walk in His way, the blessings have been, like the shattered mirror, broken!  Many in our country are not walking in fear of the Lord, and the Church has failed to be salt and light.  And God is purifying our nation.  We pray for God’s mercy and cleansing from all unrighteousness, for the church to glorify God’s name and proclaim Him to those who don’t know Him.  Our nation’s values are eroding.  If God doesn’t judge America, He is going to owe Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.
We were encouraged to see many familiar and new faces who have gathered on Zoom this week, and asked God to lead us in prayer for what is on His heart, our beautiful God!  It’s no small thing that He invites us into His presence in friendship, conversing with us!  The enemy wants to prevent that, and things have happened to threaten our time together seeking Him. Thank You for inviting us to be with You and for giving us like-minded brothers and sisters who also desire to be with You.
We trust in Your sovereignty and that You have complete authority over whatever happens.  You are bringing good out of it all. We desire to reflect Your character to the world.  We love and treasure You.  We are desperate for You!  As the deer is desperate for the water brooks, so our souls long for You.  Our eyes look to You that You would be gracious with us.  Isa 30:15 “…in returning and rest you shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be your strength, but you would not…18therefore the Lord will wait, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him.”  
We asked You to examine our hearts and show us how we convince ourselves we are ok where You want change, and to remove any blockages!  Thank You that You hear us!  You are the same and don’t change.  We prayed You will meet the needs of the desperate in our country, elderly, weak, and those without housing.  Show us how to reach needy ones, see and restore relationships needing reconciliation, and restore healthy walks with You.  Expose what needs to be repented of and renew our dedication to you and deepen our walks with You.  Our part is obedience; Your part is to move by Your Holy Spirit with us and our family members.