Praying friends are invited to join the PRAYERIE prayer walks, from 9:20-10:30 AM the first Saturday of each month (except July & January) at these local municipalities:
Erie City – 2/6/2021
626 State St. Erie
Albion area – 3/6/2021
26 Smock Ave., Albion
Corry area – 4/3/2021
park at Smith/Center St, Corry
Edinboro area – 5/1/2021
EUP Clock tower at corner of Meadville/Normal St.
Fairview area – 6/5/2021
Historical Society building 4302 Avonia Rd., Fairview
Girard area – 7/10/2021
34 Main St. West., Girard
Harborcreek area – 8/7/2021
5601 Buffalo Rd., Harborcreek
BURY THE HATCHET – 9/11/2021, 4:00PM at The Summit 8160 Oliver Rd, Erie
Millcreek east & west – 10/2/2021
3608 W. 26th St., Erie
North East area – 11/6/2021
31 W. Main St., North East
Summit area – 12/4/2021
1230 Townhall Rd., Erie
Union City area – 1/8/2021
16300 Rte. 8 Union City
Waterford area – 2/5/2022
224 East 3rd St., Waterford
Wattsburg area – 3/5/2022
14431 Main St., Wattsburg
PRAYER FOR ALBION AREA – March 6, 2021
Albion has a prayer team who have been praying, walking/protecting their boundaries and blowing the shofar over their territory for years. Coming alongside these dedicated watchmen was an encouragement to us all (Acts 20:1)! The PRAYERIE team had also been invited to pray for the Youth Center and its workers, and we did. What a precious time of prayer we had with these who love Jesus and are devoted to God’s harvest!
ALBION, PA – Prisons, tornados, fishing:
Albion was hit by an F4tornado that was part of the United States-Canadian tornado outbreak on May 31, 1985. This tornado cluster is the most damaging to hit the USA to date. Both in lives lost (89) and property damage. A state women’s correctional facility was built on part of the ravaged property.
Job 28:28 TAB “But to man He said, “Behold the reverential and worshipful fear of the Lord—that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.’”
Prayer – Father we know that tornadoes and prisons can be scary things and we reject any fear and confusion that may have found a toe hold here. We plead the blood of Jesus over all those gripped by fear. The people of Albion have shown great courage in rebuilding their community. We ask that all souls, those incarcerated and those working at the prison facility, be born again in spirit and truly set free. Hover over this area and blow Your winds of revival, over Your Church, Your families, schools and business. May Albion bloom with renewed vitality and industry. Come against drug & alcohol addiction, broken families, and every evil scheme of the enemy to destroy families, in the Name above all others, Jesus our Savior & Redeemer!
Prayer for Pastors & their families: Isaiah 53:5 He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement to obtain peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes that wounded Him we are healed and made whole.
Song: “Turn your eyes upon Jesus.” Acts 26:18 To open our eyes that we may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that we may thus receive forgiveness and release from our sins and a place and portion among those who are consecrated and purified by faith in Christ.
Read scriptures releasing the reverential and worshipful fear of the Lord!
Prayer with Youth Center workers:
- Albion contains Conneaut Creek and two of its tributaries. Anglers sometimes refer to Albion as “The country’s best trout fishery”, due to Conneaut Creek being called the best trout fishery in the country.
Matthew 4:19 And He said to them, come after Me [as disciples—letting Me be your Guide], follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men!
Prayer – Father, you sent Jesus to make fishers of men. The watchmen of Albion hear your voice and are obedient to your call. Use this town and specifically the Youth Center Lord, and the programing started with the school district here to raise up your disciples. The photo on Wikipedia about Albion is of the Youth Center… not the prison. We call in a great catch of men & women, a great harvest of souls walking in the fear of the Lord. May Albion be known for its work with youth! “Grace, Grace, Grace.” The only “community spread” will be Holy Ghost revival rolling down the street!
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Prayer for Corry Area – April 3, 2021
“Built where railroads intersect, the city hitches on to new ideas.” This is the banner in a 2007 ETN article featuring Erie County towns. It goes on to read, “Nothing about Corry’s site – a wintry summit bordered by a bear infested swamp – boded well for human habitation, let alone fortune. What the site did have was a proper grade for the rail lines boring through the wild Alleghenies to ferry out coal, timber and oil.”
The RR’s needed a spot for a ticket office and such a junction occurred at present day Corry. In 1861, Hiram Cory sold 50 acres of land around the ticket office where the world’s first commercial oil refinery was built. It was the perfect spot to connect the RRs with Titusville oil fields and the community boomed! Corry was built on Tamarack Marsh, by using old box cars as fill to create a foundation. Over the years, entrepreneurs have developed a broad range of diverse industry carrying Corry through difficult times.
There have been the large and small, common and uncommon industrial endeavors including the manufacturing of steel, plastics, foam rubber, gas, oil, fish, furniture, Brass beds, wooden pails, tanning hides, the first typewriter, the first baby jumper, steam engines, boilers, and candy. Churches of all denominations were formed as well as more secret societies than any other city of its size in the United States. Corry also has had its own hospital, newspapers, home for unwed mothers, and Educational Center. It is the first Blue Zone site in Erie County and claims the oldest continuous High School class reunion.
The Corry H.S. mascot was perfectly chosen, the beaver – an animal that uses local resources to build! Corry began by building connections with the RR’s & oil and has continued building connections between commodities & consumers. As well as connecting babies with adoptive families, High School graduates with classmates, and kids with Christ at Miracle Mountain Ranch.
Prayer: On this quiet Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday we ask for what is hidden, as Christ was in the tomb, to be revealed, resurrected and redeemed! You called us out of darkness into your glorious light (I Peter 2:9). You have used this land and people here as a gateway between oil fields and the outside world. We praise you Father for what you have done here and ask for continued strategy and holy alignments to advance your Kingdom.
However, where man has rejected God, we corporately ask forgiveness. We repent for making our own strong arm and ingenuity a god (Luke 19:27).
We declare faith in Jesus’ shed blood on the cross to awaken and arise!
Reference: New International Bible, Erie Times News, Reed-History of Erie County, History of Erie County by Warner, Beers & Co. (1884), Nelson’s Historical Reference Book of Erie County, PA (1896).
Prayer for Edinboro & McKean – May 1, 2021
Greetings Edinboro friends!
As a past Edinboro resident, I am writing to let you know about an upcoming prayer walk in town. You are invited join the PRAYERIE prayer team one week from this Saturday on May 1, from 9:20-10:30 AM. Edinboro holds fond memories for many of us and I have been looking forward to this prayer time!
Something we all agree on is that we need prayer. Our culture is bombarded by a spirit of division, seemingly in all sectors. But I am struck with how God has drawn such a diverse group of people to maintain community in Edinboro & McKean. Farmers, townies, University profs, students, and mup-heres all have different views of life yet have managed to keep this town going. Surly not without challenges but then unity without diversity is just conformity, and praise God, local folk are not into conformity! I know because my ancestors helped settle this area and that non-conforming DNA is in me. My pioneering, (3x) great-grandmother, Jane Campbell was an original settler here in 1797. A war widow, she was given land as a reward for her husband’s service in the Revolution.
In our prayer time, we will be asking God for discernment, wisdom and new revelation for the ecclesia here. Also declaring “Jehovah Jirah, the Lord who cares for me and provides.”
As His word says in Isaiah 60; “Arise and shine (Edinboro)! Be radiant with the glory of the Lord, for Jesus’ light has come and radiates off of us!”
I forward to praying with “seasoned” friends.
Prayer for Fairview Area – June 5, 2021
Greetings Fairview friends,
God not only loves the people of Erie; I think He likes us! The PrayErie prayer team has had the honor of praying with watchmen around the city and county. On June 5, we will be praying for the municipality of Fairview, gathering at the municipal building 7471 McCray Rd, across from the H.S. from 9:20-10:30 AM. Please join us and spread the word!
This is the month of Pentecost (Hebrew calendar), it is a time of increase and multiplied harvest. A time to enlarge your boundaries in all areas of life. Being faithful (Matthew 25) in a few things causes you to move to the new enlarged boundaries and new identities. This is a time to come to God in faith, expecting He will provide everything that you need as He did with Solomon (2 Chronicles 4) Amen!
We will be praying that Fairview grows in favor with God and man (Luke 2:52). Communities are favored in order to spread the good news of Christ! We will be praying this community does not make wrong agreements and alignments thereby falling into the trap that caught Solomon. Solomon was positioned with wealth and influence in order to spread the knowledge of Jehovah God. Instead, he used that prosperity to satisfy himself and found that works unto man profit nothing (Ecclesiastes 1:2).
Decrees to be spoken over Fairview: We decree that people of Fairview will have wisdom and discernment with all their personal and financial decisions, and that they will profit in soul and be delivered from every snare of the enemy. Fairview will be treated with honor as the community and businesses grow in favor with God and man (Deuteronomy 33:18-19). We decree that Fairview will be a community that advances God’s Kingdom rather than man’s ambitions. God looks with favor on people of moral power and excellence of soul (I Corinthians 4:20, 5:8). We declare Fairview to be a haven for people set apart for God Himself, called for a holy purpose (Exodus 19:5).
PRAYER FOR GIRARD AREA – July 10, 2021
Saturday, July 10 PRAYER WALK. We will meet in the gazebo in front of the Girard Borough Building 34 Main Street West, Girard, PA. 16415, 9:20 – 10:30 am.