2024 Prayer Walks

This year our monthly focus is prayer for the Ekklesia, defined as God’s “called out ones”.  We ask God to remember His promises to the Ekklesia for His names’ sake. Knowing that people are called to live here that they might seek God and find Him (Acts 17:26-28). We corporately ask for forgiveness of sin and extend forgiveness to those who have sinned against us, believing our prayers will dismiss and displace the enemy of the Ekklesia. We release angelic assignments with the word of the Lord and our faith.

Our decree: “Grace & peace from He who is, and was, and is to come; who has gathered us into His Kingdom and made us the Ekklesia, His called-out ones” (Revelation 1:4,6).

 

More on Ekklesia from scripture

EKKLESIA – Excerpts taken from Dr. Patti Amsden’s book, Ekklesia, Kingdom Government In Operation, Camden House Books.
The English word church is translated from the Greek word Ekklesia. Ekklesia is a compound word from ek, meaning “out,” and kaleo, meaning “to call.” Simply defined, Ekklesia means “those who are called out.”
Ekklesia is commonly translated as “church” in the New Testament:
 Acts 11:26 says that “Barnabas and Saul met with the church [ekklesia]” in Antioch.
1 Corinthians 15:9 Paul says that he had persecuted the church [ekklesia] of God.”
(1 Peter 2:9). The Greek ekklesia is the basis for our English words ecclesiastical (“pertaining to the church”) and ecclesiology (“the study of doctrine concerning the church”).
The “called-out ones,” are believers whom God has called out of the world and into His wonderful light.
It is important that the church today understand the definition of ekklesia. The church needs to see itself as being “called out” by God. If the church wants to make a difference in the world, it must be different from the world. Salt is different from the food it flavors. God has called the church to be separate from sin (1 Peter 1:16), to embrace fellowship with other believers (Acts 2:42), and to be a light to the world (Matthew 5:14). God has graciously called us unto Himself: “‘Come out from them and be separate,’ says the Lord. ‘Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you’” (2 Corinthians 6:17).

July Prayer Assignments:

Bryan & Stacy Kelley will be leading the prayer time. Click here for words from Stacy & the prayer focus:

Bryan and I have the privilege and honor to lead the July 6 Prayerie Prayer Walk. As we celebrate our nation’s birthday, I feel the urgency in my spirit to agree with Jesus’ prayer in John 17. The Awakening has begun, but the Body of Christ must stand together, unified in heart and purpose. She must be ready for the influx of people God is bringing to us in and out of the four walls of the Church. Here’s a small part of Jesus’ incredible prayer.

““And I ask not only for these disciples, but also for all those who will one day believe in me through their message. I pray for them all to be joined together as one even as you and I, Father, are joined together as one. I pray for them to become one with us so that the world will recognize that you sent me. For the very glory you have given to me I have given them so that they will be joined together as one and experience the same unity that we enjoy. You live fully in me and now I live fully in them so that they will experience perfect unity, and the world will be convinced that you have sent me, for they will see that you love each one of them with the same passionate love that you have for me.”

John 17:20-23 TPT
This unity is the evidence of Jesus’ reality and love!

Sadly, right now we are more focused on attacking each other than attacking our true enemy. The Lord reminded me of George Whitefield’ “Father Abraham Sermon.” Here’s an excerpt from it.

Whitefield was pretending to be at the gates of Heaven talking with Abraham:

He [Whitefield] began: “Father Abraham,” with his hands and eyes gracefully directed to the heavens. “Father Abraham, whom have you there with you? Have you Catholics?” “No” “Have you Protestants?” “No” “Have you Churchmen?” [Anglicans] “No” “Have you Dissenters?” [Congregationalists] “No” Have you Presbyterians?” “No” “Quakers?” “No” “Anabaptists?” [Amish and Mennonites] “No” “Whom have you there? Are you alone?” “No” “My brethren, you have the answer to all these questions in the words of my next text: ‘He who feareth God and worketh righteousness, shall be accepted of Him.’ [Acts 10:35].”

This sermon and others like it helped the Church to set aside secondary doctrinal differences in order to prepare the country to fight tyranny and injustice.

Let’s pray and agree with Jesus’ prayer for unity as our country is again facing evil and tyranny in the natural and spiritual realms.

June Prayer Assignments:

June’s Prayer Walk is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st. Join us at the south east corner of Perry Square across from the Federal Court House where we will pray for our government and then walk the square as we are able.

Prayer for the Government Mountain

Prayer for the Government Mountain as delivered by Apostle Kevin Nelson at the National Day of Prayer:
Father, today we give thanks for divine province and how
you have set divine order in the heavens.
 So that the earth would be upheld by the counsel of
your word and the establish created order you ordained
before the foundation of the world.
 Today, we petition the court of heaven to hear the cry
of the Ekklesia for the restoration of our governments,
federal, state, and civil.
 Your counsel declares that the government was to be
established on the Shoulders of the son of God.
 That our Values, Principles, and Public Policies would be
a revelation from the purposes expressed in the
Kingdom of God.
 Today, we declare that morality has always preceded
all forms of the legal system and we offer our
repentance for establishing guidelines and ordinances
that feed our personal agendas and not the good of all
humanity.
 We ask that you train all government officials how to
live in covenant with your principles for this republic.
 You were asked, what was the greatest law for us to
keep? You responded that we should love God with all
that was in us, and secondly, we should love our
neighbor as ourselves.
 Love and Grace is to be buried in all of the rulings of
the law; return us O God, to that place that we might
lead a quiet and peaceable life.
 You have given humanity the stewardship of the earth.
That being evident, you have called A nation to be a
people group who has borders that should be honored.
Without borders, we are no longer a nation.
o We pray for the immigration laws of our govt to
close the borders.
 We decree today, in agreement with your word, that
life does not begin in the womb, but it begins in your
heart. Like the prophet Jeremiah, you knew him before
he was in his mother’s womb, and you ordained him for
his day, as you have with all of us.
 We ask that the laws of this nation, reflect the created
order and intelligent design of a sovereign God, and
not the ignorance that define the limitations of our
understanding of life.
 May this nation, our governments, support life and life
more abundantly.
 Let pro-life be on the heart of every public policy; let
proper healthcare be the hallmark of every health
institution.
 As a Transcendent Authority, you decreed that,
 Ps 89:14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation
of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face.
 So today, we decree and declare, and we establish
through this sound that Justice and righteousness has
returned to our nation, from the ground up, and from
the inside out.
 Father, as a people, we embrace a biblical worldview
and we pray that your revelation would trump human
reasoning and there would be a cry in the heart of our
leaders for truth in our nation.
I close this petition with your sovereign promise:
Ps 2
Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers
take counsel together, Against the Lord and against His
Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their
cords from us.”
4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall
hold them in derision.
5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress
them in His deep displeasure:
6 “Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.”
7 “I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, ‘You
are My Son, Today I have begotten You.
8 Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your
inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash
them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’”
10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you
judges of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear, And rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the
way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all
those who put their trust in Him.

NKJV

May Prayer Assignments:

Click the link for the entire Facebook Live feed:

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Shofar, Welcome, Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance – Apostle Anita McCoy, Field of Dreams Harvest Ministry

Worship – Jamie & Jarid Tolson from Hope City, IHOP

Scripture Theme –II Samuel 22:29-31 – Stephanie Lindenberger

Prayer for 7 Cultural Mountains:

Family – Director of Youth for Christ Alina Zarova

Church – Pastor Christopher Martin

Government – Apostle Kevin Nelson

Education – Dr. Parris Baker

Business – Entrepreneur Victor Whitelock

Arts & Entertainment – Minister Tonya Husband

Media – WCTL GM Adam Q Frase

The Lord’s Prayer – Cindy Matta

Closing Song – God Bless America – Erie Impact Singers

7:00PM Benediction – Pastors Micah & Holly Bowers

Prayer for the Government Mountain

Prayer for the Government Mountain
Father, today we give thanks for divine province and how
you have set divine order in the heavens.
 So that the earth would be upheld by the counsel of
your word and the establish created order you ordained
before the foundation of the world.
 Today, we petition the court of heaven to hear the cry
of the Ekklesia for the restoration of our governments,
federal, state, and civil.
 Your counsel declares that the government was to be
established on the Shoulders of the son of God.
 That our Values, Principles, and Public Policies would be
a revelation from the purposes expressed in the
Kingdom of God.
 Today, we declare that morality has always preceded
all forms of the legal system and we offer our
repentance for establishing guidelines and ordinances
that feed our personal agendas and not the good of all
humanity.
 We ask that you train all government officials how to
live in covenant with your principles for this republic.
 You were asked, what was the greatest law for us to
keep? You responded that we should love God with all
that was in us, and secondly, we should love our
neighbor as ourselves.
 Love and Grace is to be buried in all of the rulings of
the law; return us O God, to that place that we might
lead a quiet and peaceable life.
 You have given humanity the stewardship of the earth.
That being evident, you have called A nation to be a
people group who has borders that should be honored.
Without borders, we are no longer a nation.
o We pray for the immigration laws of our govt to
close the borders.
 We decree today, in agreement with your word, that
life does not begin in the womb, but it begins in your
heart. Like the prophet Jeremiah, you knew him before
he was in his mother’s womb, and you ordained him for
his day, as you have with all of us.
 We ask that the laws of this nation, reflect the created
order and intelligent design of a sovereign God, and
not the ignorance that define the limitations of our
understanding of life.
 May this nation, our governments, support life and life
more abundantly.
 Let pro-life be on the heart of every public policy; let
proper healthcare be the hallmark of every health
institution.
 As a Transcendent Authority, you decreed that,
 Ps 89:14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation
of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face.
 So today, we decree and declare, and we establish
through this sound that Justice and righteousness has
returned to our nation, from the ground up, and from
the inside out.
 Father, as a people, we embrace a biblical worldview
and we pray that your revelation would trump human
reasoning and there would be a cry in the heart of our
leaders for truth in our nation.
I close this petition with your sovereign promise:
Ps 2
Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers
take counsel together, Against the Lord and against His
Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their
cords from us.”
4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall
hold them in derision.
5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress
them in His deep displeasure:
6 “Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.”
7 “I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, ‘You
are My Son, Today I have begotten You.
8 Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your
inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash
them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’”
10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you
judges of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear, And rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the
way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all
those who put their trust in Him.

NKJV

April Prayer Assignments:

 

Let all Erie proclaim together; “THE HEAVENS DECLARE THE GLORY OF GOD, THE FIRMAMENT SHOWS AND PROCLAIMS HIS HANDIWORK” (Psalm 91:1).

 

God is moving and the Ekklesia in Erie is in alignment with his timing. Two weeks ago, we celebrated Jesus’ resurrection. Last week we saw God’s sign in the firmament and Erie declared together, “The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (Psalm 91:1). Erie, PA was in the path of eclipse totality, and is in the path of God’s glory!

Today we repent of turning away from theLight of his Son. We ask forgiveness and seek to establish God’s glory as Erie’s rear guard!
Isaiah 58:8 “Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you. The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.”

What is a rear-guard?

What is a rear guard?
The word for rearguard comes from the Hebrew word “aw-saf”. It means to gather into the company of
others or simply “to bring up the rear”. It is a covering or detachment that is charged with executing
defensive or retrograde movements between the main body and the enemy to prevent the latter from
attacking or interfering with the movement of the main body. As the Israelites advanced toward the
promised land, the tribes were set in order. Judah, Issachar, and Zebulan went first. Six more tribes came
next. The last three tribes were given responsibility for the rear guard. Dan, Asher and Naphtali set out
last and set the rear guard. These rear-guard tribes were not known for offensive military might but
rather were the most creative. They were skilled craftsmen who expressed and amplified God’s glory
through sound, color, movement, and architecture. His Glory is seen the beauty of the creation. His glory
is our defense, our rear guard. The enemy hates the glory of God and will flee his presence!
Setting God’s glory as rear guard; prayers & declarations over Erie –
Dan – means judge and is linked with the serpent (Genesis 49:16-17). We will need to watch, and keep
our heal on the serpent’s head, or we will be deceived. We pray for the Ekklesia in Erie to have excellent
discernment and make righteous judgements.
We determine to only participate in righteous communication as we move into the new place God has
for his body in days ahead. The accuser would try to use the words of God’s own people against his
Ekklesia, so we guard our mouths and our hearts.
Naphtali –Moses final blessing on Israel in Deuteronomy 33:23, was, “O Naphtali, satisfied with favor,
and full of the blessing of the Lord, Possess the land and be blessed.
We declare Erie will be like a deer let loose (Genesis 49:21) with beautiful, shining words. Habakkuk
3:19 links back to the tribe of Naphtali saying, The Lord is my strength; he will make my feet like deer’s
feet. And he will make me walk on my high hills.”
Asher – Anna was from the tribe of Asher and devoted herself to watching for the Lord (Luke 2:36). As
Anna, we devote ourselves to watching for the Lord to show himself. We open our heart and mind to
recognize him and tell of him to others.
We declare we are joyful in the watch; and in high spirits!
Glory to His Name!

March Prayer Assignments:

 

Prayer Points for Erie City/County

1. We enter into His gates with Thanksgiving and the courts of the Lord with Praise.
2. We offer corporate repentance on behalf of ourselves and our city/county for turning from God’s holy word and his righteous ways. Praying from Daniel 9
“O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, listen to us and act! Don’t delay—for your own sake.” And God replied to Daniel, “Your words were heard and I am here for your words.”
3. We invite you Holy Spirit into every area of our city and county. You hovered over the dark places when the world began and we invite you into Erie city,
and Erie County to take up residence in all areas. We invite the Holy Spirit into all of the Seven Mountains: Family, Business, Religion, Media, Education, Arts & Entertainment, and Government. Release the light of Christ on each mountain, and seat of authority. Declaring -Psalm 89.

INTRODUCING:

A gathering of church leaders primarily for the purpose of prayer and unity, creating a single heart for the city/county.

MISSION STATEMENT

MISSION STATEMENT: “Christian Advocacy Resource of Erie (CARE) will provide one resounding voice for the Erie community based on God’s Word and divine guidance. To provide representation of Christians in Erie regarding social, political, economic, and community matters. To be expressed with the loving compassion that is compatible with gospel teaching; powerful in both scope and magnitude as ordained by our Creator.”

February Prayer Assignments:

We are asking God to remember His promises to the Ekklesia for His names’ sake, as we open our hearts and listen carefully to what the Spirit is saying to all the churches; circling our territory with songs and shouts of deliverance (Revelation 3, Psalm 32:7 TPT).

Wake up, you living gateways, and rejoice! Fling wide, you eternal  doors! Here he comes; the King of Glory is ready to come in. You ask, “Who is this King of   Glory.” He is Yahweh, armed and ready for battle! The Holy One, the true one, who has David’s key. Who opens doors that none can shut and who closes doors that none can open (Psalm 24 TPT).

National Prayer Assignment for Waterways:

January 6, 2024 at Grace Fellowship Church 123 W. 10th St. Erie

PrayErie will continue to prayer walk the land, following Jesus’ example recorded in Luke 8:1; “They began to tour the cities and villages of Galilee.” After a time of prayer, we will walk the neighborhood, leaving “Rock Solid” blessings behind! You are invited and welcome to continue touring the cities and villages of Erie with us as we circle the county (counter-clockwise) the first Saturday of each month. May I encourage us to keep prayers up for our territory, where ever we are, whenever we can!

Over the past eight years we’ve walked the city square praying for the 7 Mountains of cultural influence. We’ve been around the county praying for education and municipalities; for people to have, “safe dwellings, quiet habitations and peaceful resting places” (Isaiah 32:18). We’ve prayed at Erie ports of entry and at county, state and international borders. As we’ve gathered at different locations, God’s prayer warriors have been faithful to come out and pray. For me, one of the best parts of these city/county tours has been meeting the prayer warriors who have been praying for their communities for years!

Prayers Up!