Susie Mc

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Verse and Message (Week of August 9-15, 2009) August 14, 2009

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2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
James 5:16
The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
Intercessory prayer is prayer for others. An intercessor is one who takes the place of another or pleads another’s case. One study Bible defines intercession as “holy, believing, persevering prayer whereby someone pleads with God on behalf of another or others who desperately need God’s intervention.”
Church of the Highlands is in the midst of its bi-annual 21 days of prayer. Our church was built on the foundation of prayer. I cannot begin to express how profound the presence of God has been each morning when we have been meeting corporately to focus 100% on prayer. 
The practice of 21 days of prayer began before Church of the Highlands existed. Since that time, our worship home has observed a “21 Days of Prayer” at the beginning of January and the beginning of August each year.
Prayer didn’t seem that exciting to me when I first visited Highlands at the end of 2003, but when I got a taste of my first experience of 21 Days of Prayer in January 2004, I recognized the exponential power that prayer creates. Prayer moves mountains. Prayer opens doors. Prayer changes things.
I learned in Prayer Force that when we intercede, we are the go-between. In other words, we are standing in the gap when we intercede for others in prayer. The Ultimate Go-Between is Jesus Christ. “His intercession was an act of mediation that purchased our right and qualified us to intercede for others.”
(Prayer Force Training Guide)
Today, I would like for you to take a look at the following news clip that aired earlier this week on CBS 42. This will give you an idea of how the POWER of PRAYER has changed the atmosphere in Birmingham, Alabama.
Mark Hand leads our prayer force team at Highlands, and we are delighted for the support of Police Chief A. C. Roper and all those who play a part in Prayer Force United. Prayer gets God’s attention. Simply put, PRAYER WORKS!
“Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons; but they are helpless against our prayers.”
J. Sidlow Baxter from discipleship Journal
Friends, I could write for days on the subject of prayer, but rather than write about it, I think I will just pray!
–Photos obtained from Google Images–
**Please join us Monday-Friday 6 am – 7 am and Saturdays 9 am to 10 am through August 22. We would love to have your contribution to the privelege we have in prayer.**

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