2020 Prayer Walks

MONTHLY PRAYER WALKS

2020 Prayer Walking Erie Ports of Entry:

Reconnecting heaven and earth

HEADWATERS PARK – November 2, 2019

Prayer Walk GroupWe kicked off our 2020 (Hebraic year 5780) prayers for Erie ports of entry with a time of prayer at Headwaters Park. The park was built around the spring that feeds Mill Creek and Four Mile Creek. It is located at 1927 Wager Road Erie, just off I-90 and was established by the Erie County Conservation District (ECCD) in 2002. Praise God for this answer to God’s dominion mandate (Genesis 1:28).

The beginning of a thing is important, especially the beginning of main streams that feed a large body of water. As the headwaters of two major streams running into Lake Erie, from an International Divide, it is a significant location. One of the ECCD employees, a faithful Christian man named Leroy Gross, tended the park from its dedication until his retirement in 2006. Leroy and his wife Luetta weren’t able to walk the trail with us but prayed along with us from their home. The site was used for Erie’s Lighted Pumpkin Walk from 2012 to 2017, and was tagged by the Erie Times News as Erie’s Halloween Home.

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Genesis 28:10-17 Jacob recognized the holy ground he was on when he saw angels ascending and descending a ladder and the Lord stood at the top of it. He received the Word of the Lord and set up an altar naming the place Beth-El or House of God. His descendants returned many times to tend this place of revelation; reestablishing and reconnecting themselves and their families with the presence of God. However, left untended for hundreds of years, this place was later known as Beth-Aven or House of Vanity/Idolatry. It was spoken of in mockery by Hosea as the place where glory has departed (Hosea 10:5,8).

2 Kings 2:19-22 NIV – The people of the city said to Elisha, “Look. Our lord, this town is well situated, as you can see, but the water is bad and the land is unproductive.” “Bring me a new bowl,” he said, “and put salt in it.” So, they brought it to him. Then he went out to the spring and threw the salt into it, saying, “This is what the lord says: I have healed this water, never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.” And the water has remained pure to this day, according to the word Elisha had spoken.

  • We are here as new bowls, as born-again believers with the salt of the spoken Word of God that changes things.
  • We pray at this spring of water and repent for our own sins and the sins of the city, releasing forgiveness and blessing over the land.
  • We pray in the spirit and declare words of kindness over the spring and sprinkle salt into it.
  • We declare that Millcreek spring is pure and clean and there will no longer be sickness, disease in Erie and Erie County. Prosperity will arise and homes and families will be restored. We declare unity among the body of Christ and a move of God will break out.

Numbers 21:16-17 AMP – “The well of which the Lord had said to Moses, Assemble the people together and I will give them water. Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well! Let all sing to it.” John 7:38-39 AMP – “He who believes in Me as the Scripture has said, from his innermost being shall flow springs and rivers of living water. He was speaking here of the Spirit.”

  • Let the sounds of praise flow free over the waters! We sang “There’s a River of Life flowing out of me.”
  • May words of kindness which are meant to lead people to repentance (Romans 2:4) flow abundantly over the waters! “Thy Loving-kindness is better than life.”
  • Father we re-dedicate this headwater to You and ask that You remember Erie with Your kindness (Nehemiah 13:31).

On earth as it is in Heaven!
Prayer walk team

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OVER LAND TRANSPORTATION / HIGHWAYS – January 11, 2020

Highways Monthly Prayer Walk ImageSince the State police are tasked with patrolling our major highways and safeguarding the people, we prayed at the State Police Barracks in Lawrence Park. We also prayed for PennDOT who is tasked with maintaining the physical structures necessary for that safety. We pray protection over the police, their families, the innocent victims and the unlawful. The reason we include the unlawful is to provide a covering that keeps them from harming others and themselves. It is a spiritual battle we are fighting and not people who are the enemy.

We call in those who have lost their way from God. We are declaring and preparing a highway for them to enter on. Those who have been trapped by drugs, sex, hopelessness, despair, delusion or any other trap the enemy has set. We use the divine power and authority; God has granted us in Jesus. “We do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 We declare and are in agreement that the mountains of greed, love of money, self-interest, the inability to empathizes or relate to people, lust and spiritual blindness is now bound. These mountains are now to become level ground for the highway of God and His Kingdom. We call in God’s people to take their place on the highways and byways. Open our eyes to see our place and view our God given gifts with faith to walk out our destinies.

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Luke 14:23 came to mind immediately… So, the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full…”

Isaiah 40:3-5 “A voice of one calling: ‘In the desert prepare the way for the Lord, make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God.’ Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Strong’s Definition:

Rough ground or the uneven ground: deceitful, sly, insidious, steep, hilly

Rugged land:  impeded, the impassable or mountain chain.

Jeremiah 31:33 “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God and they will be my people.”

PennDOT: Protection, right equipment, diligence, servant attitude with recognition. They are used to bulldoze mountains into passable roads.

Isaiah 16: “There will be a highway for the remnant of his people that is left from Assyria …” Call in the remnant to take their places.

 

Jeremiah 31:16-17, 21: “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded, declares the Lord. They will return from the land of the enemy. So, there is a hope for your future, declares the Lord. Your children will return to their own land … Set up road signs: put up guideposts. Take note of the highway the road that you take. Return … to your towns. How long will you wander, O unfaithful daughter? The Lord will create a new thing on earth …”

Zechariah 4:6-7 “… Not by might (wealth or resources), nor by power (ability, strength) but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty. What are you, O mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone (Jesus) to shouts of God bless it! God bless it!”

We closed with the Way Maker song.

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Steph: Luke 14:23 came to mind immediately… So, the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full…”

Isaiah 40:3-5 “A voice of one calling: ‘In the desert prepare the way for the Lord, make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God.’ Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Strong’s Definition:

Rough ground or the uneven ground: deceitful, sly, insidious, steep, hilly

Rugged land:  impeded, the impassable or mountain chain.

Jeremiah 31:33 “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God and they will be my people.”

PennDOT: Protection, right equipment, diligence, servant attitude with recognition. They are used to bulldoze mountains into passable roads.

Isaiah 16: “There will be a highway for the remnant of his people that is left from Assyria …” Call in the remnant to take their places.

Jeremiah 31:16-17, 21: “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded, declares the Lord. They will return from the land of the enemy. So, there is a hope for your future, declares the Lord. Your children will return to their own land … Set up road signs: put up guideposts. Take note of the highway the road that you take. Return … to your towns. How long will you wander, O unfaithful daughter? The Lord will create a new thing on earth …”

Zechariah 4:6-7 “… Not by might (wealth or resources), nor by power (ability, strength) but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty. What are you, O mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone (Jesus) to shouts of God bless it! God bless it!”

We closed with the Way Maker song.

ERIE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – February 1, 2020

Erie International Airport SignThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission is to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.

The Erie Regional Airport Authority (EAA) is responsible for all things related to the airport facilities needed for safe air travel; buildings, runways, leasing’s, and financing, etc.

One is tasked with safeguarding the people and the other with maintaining the physical structures necessary for that safety.

Prayer for Department of Homeland Security:

Protection over DHS workers, their families, the innocent victims and the unlawful. The reason we include the unlawful is to provide a covering that keeps them from harming others and themselves. It is a spiritual battle we are fighting and not people who are the enemy.

 Proverbs 28:2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.

The airport and homeland security needs discernment to know what is a real threat and not follow the voice of distraction.

Prayer for Erie Airport Authority:

It is no coincidence that we are scheduled to pray at the airport today. The EAA came under fire this week for removing the Erie Aviators Memorial Wall of Fame.  ETN article 1/26/20, “Protest – a measure of moral compass.” Update – The memorial mural has been reinstated.

Proverbs 4:23 “Keep and guard your hearts with all vigilance and, above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.”

Jeremiah 31:33 “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God and they will be my people.”

Father, we pray for the DHS and the EAA’s moral compass be set on You and Your ways. That Erie values what You value. We ask that Your character be our culture.

Matthew 12:33-34 “Either make the tree sound and its fruit sound, or make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten; for the tree is known and recognized and judged by its fruit…. for out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.”

We pray for protection, right equipment, finances, diligence, that DHS and EAA actions would always be a reflection of Your character in our culture.

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Erie Airport Authority ImageMatthew 22:39 You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

It’s OK to love Erie.

If we don’t love our self as Jesus loves us, how can we love our neighbor? If we don’t love our city, as Jesus loves us, how can we love our country?

We call in those who have lost their way from God. We are declaring and preparing a secure way for them to enter. Those who have been trapped by drugs, sex, hopelessness, despair, delusion to terrorism or any other trap the enemy has set. We use the divine power and authority; God has granted us in Jesus We declare and are in agreement that the mountains of greed, love of money, self-interest, the inability to empathizes or relate to people, lust and spiritual blindness is now bound. These mountains are now to become level ground for the character and values of God and His Kingdom. We call in God’s people to take their place on the highways and airways.

Zechariah 4:6-7 “… Not by might (wealth or resources), nor by power (ability, strength) but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty. What are you, O mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone (Jesus) to shouts of God bless it! God bless it!”

 

Thank You Lord for this encouraging banner hanging next to the airport.

And thank You Lord for direct flights from Erie to Dulles Airport in D.C.!

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Steph: Luke 14:23 came to mind immediately… So, the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full…”

Isaiah 40:3-5 “A voice of one calling: ‘In the desert prepare the way for the Lord, make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God.’ Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Strong’s Definition:

Rough ground or the uneven ground: deceitful, sly, insidious, steep, hilly

Rugged land:  impeded, the impassable or mountain chain.

Jeremiah 31:33 “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God and they will be my people.”

PennDOT: Protection, right equipment, diligence, servant attitude with recognition. They are used to bulldoze mountains into passable roads.

Isaiah 16: “There will be a highway for the remnant of his people that is left from Assyria …” Call in the remnant to take their places.

Jeremiah 31:16-17, 21: “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded, declares the Lord. They will return from the land of the enemy. So, there is a hope for your future, declares the Lord. Your children will return to their own land … Set up road signs: put up guideposts. Take note of the highway the road that you take. Return … to your towns. How long will you wander, O unfaithful daughter? The Lord will create a new thing on earth …”

Zechariah 4:6-7 “… Not by might (wealth or resources), nor by power (ability, strength) but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty. What are you, O mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone (Jesus) to shouts of God bless it! God bless it!”

We closed with the Way Maker song.

Erie Stone / Fort Presque Isle site – March 7, 2020

Historical documents tell of the British Fort here at Presque Isle and the surrounding land known as the lower east side, as the site of brutal blood-shed during Pontiac’s War of 1763. A war that was fueled by a cunning political and false religious spirit. It is also a site of even greater bloodshed when the Seneca wiped out the Erie Indian Nation during their war sparked by vengeance 100 years earlier. Scripture tells us that bloodshed defiles land (Habakkuk 2:8). It is no coincidence that generational poverty, sustained by a false religious and political spirit has made its way into the area. At the beginning of this new decade, it’s time to push back another layer of darkness, and claim, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth (in the East Bayfront area) as it is in heaven”!

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REPENTANCE:

Acts 4:24-28 “O Sovereign Lord, it is You who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything that is in them25 who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David, Your servant, said, ‘Why did the nations become arrogant and rage, And the peoples devise futile things? ‘The kings of the earth took their stand [to attack], And the rulers were assembled TOGETHER AGAINST the Lord and against His Anointed.’

Father, we repent on behalf of the people who shed their brother’s blood on this land.  Native American’s against each other and British and Native American against each other.  Forgive us Lord for devising futile plans against You and Your purposes. Today we fill this heavenly portal with praise to Jehovah and pray for release of the full redemption of Your purpose here.

RESTORATION:

Acts 4:29-30 29  And now, Lord, observe their threats [take them into account] and grant that Your bond-servants may declare Your message [of salvation] with great confidence, 30 while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders (attesting miracles) take place through the name [and the authority and power] of Your holy Servant and Son Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were meeting together was shaken [a sign of God’s presence]; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness and courage.”

We come today in the authority and power of the name of Jesus, and declare boldly that the good news of the gospel of Christ usurp and unseat any anti-Christ spirit. Extend Your hand to heal, with signs and wonders. We want to be a part of this move of Holy Spirit!

Habakkuk 2:2,8 Then the Lord answered me and said, “Write the vision and engrave it plainly on so that the one who reads it will run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time. It hurries toward the goal; it will not fail. Even though it delays, wait for it, because it will certainly come; it will not delay… “Because you [king of Babylon] have looted many nations, all peoples who are left will loot you— Because of human bloodshed and for the violence done to the land, To the city and all its inhabitants.”

Father, we come to plunder the plunderer because of violence done to the earth, to this city and all the people who live here. There is unity in this city among business men, families, educators, government officials, clergy, media, and others to inquire of the Lord for healing and restored wholeness.

II Chronicles 7:14 “If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land (the word land here is translated dirt).”

 

Isaiah 58:12 “Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of streets to dwell in.”

 Your people are praying, hear our cry to You Lord. We are called to pray for this land and trust in the authority of Your Name to gain keys for its release. Make us a people who will build up the wall and stand in the gap before You on behalf of the land. We pray for the agencies, non-profits, churches, others, and volunteers who are committed to helping restore this area.

RECONCILIATION:

I Corinthians 2:9-10 “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”—the things God has prepared for those who love him- these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.”

Colossians 1:27 “To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ within and among you, the Hope of glory.” 

ServErie’s stated vision is to restore this community by connecting people to needed resources.  As they do the work, we pray Heavenly Father would connect these “helpers”, both personally and corporately with all the resources they need physically and spiritually. Give Your servants the insight to seal the door to wickedness and release God’s redemptive blessing over the land.

John 14:18 I will not leave you as orphans.

Psalm 68:5 A father of the fatherless & protector of widows is God almighty.

Declared “There’s No God like JEHOVAH over Erie!

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Prayer Call – April 4, 2020

Because of the Covid-19 social distancing, this month’s prayer walk, and Passover prayer turned into a prayer call. We are thankful and blessed to be one of many prayer groups who have found creative ways to continue to lift up the name of Jesus and bring concerns of people during this divine pause. Judges 20:16 “Among all these were 700 chosen left-handed men; every one could sling stones at a hair and not miss.” We are leveraging this season and calling out to the Father as God’s left-handed spiritual warfare attack team (S.W.A.T.)!

We invite you to read through the prayer points and declarations, and join us in bending to the heart of God for our community.

 

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We pray for divine visitation for families at home. God said, “He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents” (Malachi 4:6). Hedge of protection around those children in dysfunctional situations at home. May they hear the gospel and call to God. May Mom/Dad/Grandparents turn to God and find healing. We speak PEACE to homes, that this time would be used for good. May children not fall behind in their learning but advance. We ask for a renewed appreciation for teachers and day care workers.

We pray all student (Seniors and athletes in particular), would know God hasn’t forgotten them. They would see opportunity and reject self-pity or anger. Bless them with community vision, make them world thinkers with the anointing, because of the change this spring, to find the path to Kingdom thinking. “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5). Holy Spirit rain on them and reign in them with new insights.

We repent and ask for redemption for bloodshed and lives damaged by the taking of innocent life. May the news of death tolls from Covid-19, have an impact. No more abortion; multiply the Abby Johnson stories. We bind the love of money behind the industry and ask for generosity and no hardening of hearts. We redeem every life that was taken and every life that was affected by the abortions in our land. We claim souls for every life and release God’s redeeming love to restore all that was stolen.

 “In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains;
it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it” (Isaiah 2:2).

We declare “silence” to the voices of descent against our government, and ask protection on governmental officials. We pray witty inventions and good words will reach nations. “As for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring about that many people should be kept alive, as they are this day” (Genesis 50:20). Oh Lord, do what You love to do and change evil to good; no more wedges that divide.

You surround our country with Mercy and Comfort. Ships on east and west coasts.

Grace for Christians to carry the light of Christ with mercy, forgiveness and humility to the front-line workers. To health care workers, first responders, delivery workers, truckers and all who are in harms way. “You Lord are a hiding place for me; preserve me from trouble, surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Shelah” (Psalm 32:7).

(Agreement with Glory of Zion prayer April 7) We decree the dark spirit of Covid-19 is letting go, withering and dying. We ask for new strength, a new spirit will rise up. We will stay the course. We release our voice and with our words, create an atmosphere to cause evil spirits to back away. We decree new boundaries this week, and new alignment with generations.

Prayer Parade – May 2, 2020

After taking communion together and praying we lined up our cars and set out to bless Erie hospitals. We bring the blessing of Psalm 91:1-7, from the Message.

You who sit down in the High God’s presence,
spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.
I trust in you and I’m safe!”
That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,
shields you from deadly hazards.
His huge outstretched arms protect you—
under them you’re perfectly safe;
his arms fend off all harm.
Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night,
not flying arrows in the day,
Not disease that prowls through the darkness,
not disaster that erupts at high noon.
Even though others succumb all around,
drop like flies right and left,
no harm will even graze you.

 

Isaiah 52:15 NIV He will sprinkle (His Blood) on many nations (rs – releasing repentance, purification and revival) and kings will shut their mouth because of him (rs – as they see Jesus this will release conviction and egos to fall to the ground in worship of the King of kings and Lord of lords). For what they were not told (rs – lack of understanding and wisdom) they will see (gaining understanding and wisdom) and what they have not heard (from the unhearing ears) they will understand (rs – God’s words will penetrate their hearts and minds).

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Our route took us past many other places whose mission is to help people. We drove by and blessed:

Hamot Hospital

Soldiers & Sailors Home

Beautiful homes and blighted homes

Erie City Mission

Erie Home for Adults and Children

Erie School District

Collegiate Academy en-route

Jefferson Society

WICU TV station

Veterans Hospital

Sarah Reed Home

Saint Vincent Hospital

EMTA bus depot

Women’s Care Center

Many Churches

Jesus, may Your truth be known and Your Kingdom come. We pray hidden things be revealed, that any web of lies over our city will be brought down. We prayed for God’s remnant to bring the voice of truth and rational thinking forward. We prayed for teachers (especially Christian teachers), pastors, helpers, families.

Prayer Walk across from Police Station – Perry Square – June 6, 2020

What a time we live in and gracious God we serve! It is by divine appointment we were called to prayer walk, Saturday, June 6, from 9-10 AM. We gathered at the west end of Perry Square, across from the Police Dept.

 

Malachi 4:5-6 holds a key to the portal we addressed. A spirit of anarchy was unleashed in our city last week at the riot downtown and has not gone unnoticed. The “tongues” of fire released at Pentecost taught us our words have power! Power to seed the atmosphere with the fruit of the spirit and power to push back the darkness.

Malachi 4:5-6 “See I will send you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.”

We pray for healing and restoration of relationships. That fathers/mothers/children, young and old, would turn their hearts to God and their fellow man. That God would remove the curse on the land. We pray to close the opening which allowed anarchy in our city. We repent and break any curses in our city. We pray fathers/mothers would not be influenced by the love of money, but would turn their hearts to God and build His Kingdom. We pray hearts be restored. We ask for the removal of trauma and injury of any past injustices committed, even back to the native nations and up through today.

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I had this dream about Erie two nights ago (before the riot) and felt like sharing with you. As you are on the ground, you can pray about it, if God leads you.

In my dream I saw riots and violence happening in Erie. There were dead bodies of cops lying on the streets. There was snow around everywhere but it was muddy. It wasn’t pure white.

God is saying about the increase in lawlessness in Erie. This behavior is according to flesh. As a result of this there is a lot of trauma on the land itself.

If God shows something else regarding this dream, I will let you know

prayer in parkIt has been my prayer that Holy spirit would convict the hearts of the people of City of Erie and people would turn to Jesus. We need Holy spirit to hover over the city.

Thanking God for intervening on behalf of our city and preventing loss of any lives during the riot. Declaring Erie belongs to Jesus and for God’s justice to be established based on finished work of the cross. Repenting for the times church has not given room for Holy spirit to move and do what only He can do. Father God, we need the outpouring of your spirit to transform our city. Your Kingdom come; your will be done in Erie as it is in Heaven.

Galatians 5: 14-26 “For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.  If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.  So, I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.  The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.  Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.”

 

Declaring Erie will walk by Holy spirit’s leading and experience the freedom for which Jesus has already paid the price. Father God, heal our land by bringing revival to hearts of the people who live in this City. Jesus, we plead your blood over Erie and welcome you to be the Lord of city of Erie. King of Glory come.

Kris Vallotton’s blog was about Malachi 4:5-6 “See I will send you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.” He was saying God is releasing a healing of family relationships. The words Land curse jumped out at me. I was thinking about is there a curse on my family land (territory) because we were not good fathers and mothers. I repented for fathers and mothers not taking the place and for the children’s reaction to their parents. I asked God to remove the cold stone hearts in my family line and touch us with God’s love. Then I heard that since it has now been broken in my family, I need to pray this for the world’s family relationships. I asked for the curse and plague of COVID-19 to be stopped.

We pray for Erie and the restoration of the economy. We appeal to heaven and ask Father God to do what only You can do. For new economic wells to be created and Kingdom portals opened.

Lord, we appeal to Heaven for:

  • Favor for our city with CEO’s, government leaders, and kings.
  • Firms that produce goods for the nations and provide new jobs for our people.
  • Technology to establish new markets, energy sources, and efficient solutions to grow as a population.
  • Laws and courts that measure with justice and the freedom of our land’s constitution.
  • Civil servants that encourage entrepreneurs and a media know for wisdom and truth.
  • Natural resources released, harvested, sold, and reproduced.
  • Education, books, and universities that develop mind molders who influence the influential.
  • Capital to build small businesses that provide services, arts and culture attracting both young and old.
  • Medical community known for integrity and excellence.
  • Repentance from poverty, small thinking, and envy.
  • Courage to recognize opportunities and make wealth. Abundance to bless the world and the prudence to save and invest.
  • Revelation to pass on wealth to our children’s children …
  • So, we declare, that when the righteous prosper, the city rejoices! Hallelujah!

[Adapted from Bethel Church – Leadership Conference March 7, 2020]

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Prayer Walk at Perry Square – July 4, 2020

Borrowing a phrase from retired NFL coach Tony Dungy who said, “I’ve got friends in prayer places,” we met up with praying friends and prayer walked our city square, Saturday, July 4th.

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Ruth S – From Bethel Church in Redding, California – Leadership Conference March 7, 2020 (Note: I got permission to use this from Bethel)

As we pray for new wells of Revival, we pray for new economic wells in Erie and Pennsylvania to be created.

So, Lord, we ask you for:

  • Favor for our city with CEO’s, government leaders, and kings.
  • Firms that produce goods for the nations and provide new jobs for our people.
  • Technology to establish new markets, energy sources, and efficient solutions to grow as a population.
  • Laws and courts that measure with justice and the freedom of our land’s constitution.
  • Civil servants that encourage entrepreneurs and a media known for wisdom and truth.
  • Natural resources released, harvested, sold, and reproduced.
  • Education, books, and universities that develop mind molders who influence the influential.
  • Capital to build small businesses that provide services, arts and culture attracting both young and old. Medical community known for integrity and excellence.
  • Repentance from poverty, small thinking, and envy.
  • Courage to recognize opportunities and make wealth.
  • Abundance to bless the world and the prudence to save and invest.
  • Revelation to pass on wealth to our children’s children …

So, we declare, that when the righteous prosper, the city rejoices! Hallelujah!

Prayer Walk – U.S. Coast Guard Station- August 1, 2020

The old photo is of the station as seen from the south pier of the channel.

Coast Guard station

It was a beautiful day on the water. We stood between the bay and the lake soaked in sunshine with high spirits and a reverent attitude (Psalm 2:11). Thanking God that He called us to live in such a beautiful place and time (Acts 17:26). Believing that God hears and answers our supplications for our community we prayed. The reader is invited to exercise their faith in Jesus Christ and pray along with these prayers and declarations. pier group 1

Our time began singing the song, This Is How We Fight Our Battles and taking communion.

Not wanting to disturb the fishermen who had set up near the lighthouse, we gathered farther down the pier.

 

lighthouseLighthouses: many are no longer needed or functional.  This represents two things, (1) some have let their flames go out and need reignited and (2) advanced technology has made some lighthouses obsolete.  In this new era, we see God moving in new ways and even through new vessels.  We press into that which is anointed for this season. We decree, we do arise and we shine, for Your light has come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon us (Isaiah 60:1) to do great exploits in Jesus’ name in the Erie area!

Business: We thank you God for the fresh water – a precious resource for our county and state. We are thankful for the cleansing of the land and waters along the bay and lake after years of pollution from industry. As a prophetic act we threw a branch into the water to symbolize the purity (Exodus 15:23-26).

branchAsking forgiveness for business leaders who have polluted the water and land and have mistreated employees as well as for disgruntled, complaining employees. We declare redemption for the polluting businesses and call for good business to be brought back to this area and new opportunities for people here. Joy for people’s work matching talents and abilities with workers.

Government: We speak protection, wisdom and courage for the Government of Erie as well as the President and federal representatives and staff. We ask for the deep state individuals who are in every agency like roots and tentacles, to be dried up and removed! For the President to remove evil and unwise counselors from his inner circle, for clarity for those advising him and the nation especially in the coronavirus situation. For protection against the enemy, and wisdom for the press team at the White House especially Kayleigh McEnany

 

Communications and media: We silence the voice of lies and ask that hidden agendas be revealed. That God would redeem those who could be redeemed and remove those who are using their watchman anointing to reproduce lies. We ask that God scatter His enemies as God’s people step up and take their place and speak God’s truth. As a prophetic act; We placed our phones down, in a circle and prayed for a fortification of Gods heavenly hosts over every cabinet member and department surrounding the president and his staff.pier group 2

Just as the rod of Moses became a snake and swallowed up the snakes of the Egyptians, so are those who walk in kingly authority to the dorks of darkness.  We are the head, not the tail.

 

Religion: Repented for biological fathers and mothers and city “fathers and mothers” who turned away from God and did not look after the welfare of the next generation. Repented for children not turning to God but to rebellion instead. As those with a father’s/mother’s heart for the region, we ask forgiveness for not turning to God as the Bible warns in Malachi 4:5-6. It is time, lift the curse on our land. We declare mature prophetic and apostolic voices here to build God’s house. Forgive us Lord for building our own “paneled houses” while neglecting your house (Haggai 1:4). We call fathers and mothers in the Kingdom to arise to speak Blessings over the next generation. To speak what Heaven has destined for them. God’s voice to be heard in the city through them. Prayed Holy spirit would touch every heart in the city of Erie. God’s kingdom come to City of Erie as it is in Heaven!

Next Generation: We call the old warriors to pick up the war mantel and come back to active duty. Like Caleb, who took the mountain in the promise land. It’s time to come out of retirement and release their voice of wisdom of God for future generations. We repent of those times we weren’t a witness to You because of fear of rejection. Lord, it’s good to be older because we don’t think about being cool! Father, we desire to be reignited and on fire for You! Psalm 71:18 – “Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.”

Family/Education: Broke any false words spoken over parents through-out their lives that did not line up with Kingdom of God. Removed the trauma and restored what was stolen so parents could be who God created them to be. Prayed for the children who are not being cared for at home during the shutdown, Lord turn the hearts of moms and dads to their children – to have the desire and stamina to love and protect the children. Prayed for social workers and teachers, for protection from sickness and violence. That there be no fear returning to school, but staff would be able to be effective in restoring normalcy and security for the children.  Praying for pure hearts, wisdom and courage for the staff.

 

Covid-19: Hear our cry, Oh Lord, hear our repentant hearts and lift the curse of this virus. For the neighborhoods in Erie where the virus is spiking; we ask for people and families to demonstrate wisdom.

We proclaim, “God is our Way Maker, Promise Keeper and Light in the darkness!”

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