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
7471 McCray Road, Fairview
Girard area – 7/10/2021
10140 Ridge Rd., Girard
Harborcreek area – 8/7/2021
5601 Buffalo Rd., Harborcreek
Millcreek east & west – 9/4/2021
3608 W. 26th St., Erie
North East area – 10/2/2021
31 W. Main St., North East
Summit area – 11/6/2021
1230 Townhall Rd., Erie
Union City area – 12/4/2021
16300 Rte. 8 Union City
Waterford area – 1/8/2022
224 East 3rd St., Waterford
Wattsburg area – 2/5/2022
14431 Main St., Wattsburg
PRAYER FOR ERIE CITY – February 6, 2021
PRAYER FOR ALBION, CONNEAUT, ELK CREEK, CRANESVILLE – 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:
- One of the main industries is the Albion State Correctional Institute. Albion is also known for being ravaged by an F4tornado that was part of the United States-Canadian tornado outbreak on May 31, 1985.
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!
Prayer for Corry, Concord & Wayne – 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 Corry 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).
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Prayer for Edinboro & McKean – May 1, 2021