2021 Prayer Walks

MONTHLY PRAYER WALKS

2021 Erie City/County Prayer Walks

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

The Summit at 8160 Oliver Rd., Erie

Carried into 2022:

Union City area – 1/8/2021

Waterford area – 2/5/2022

Wattsburg area – 3/5/2022

 

For the write up on the last three municipalities go to: https://prayerie.org/monthly-prayer-walks/2022-prayer-walks/

PRAYER FOR ERIE CITY – February 6, 2021

 

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Faithful by Michael W. Smith

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PRAYER FOR ALBION AREA – March 6, 2021

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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!

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.’”

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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.”

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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

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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

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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).

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STRIKE THE GROUND (2 Kings 13:18)

June 23, 2021, 5:30-6:30 PM

Fort Presque Isle Memorial at the foot of Parade Street, Erie, PA.

Purpose for gathering –  to address the trauma in the land and bring healing.  By “striking the ground” (II Kings 13), we declare it as being created by God (Elohim), protected by God (El Shaddai), for the purpose of worshiping God (Adonai). Erie will be participating and “Burying the Hatchet” in the fall. Tonight’s gathering is in preparation.

We came together in unity, took communion and joined in the call/response Victory Chant led by Apostle Anita McCoy. After a brief history of events here, we went to prayer. Focusing on repentance and declarations from the Word of God.

We honored the Word of God with a prophetic act of burying two sticks which were secured together representing unity (Ezekiel 37:16-22).

PRAYER FOR GIRARD AREA – July 10, 2021

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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.

PRAYER FOR HARBORCREEK AREA – August 7, 2021

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PRAYER WALK: We met in the lovely park setting in front of the municipal building in Harborcreek. Many prayers were offered with some of the key word being – place of anchor, no strife here, strong identity and sense of place for men and women, fertile seeds sown into teacher appreciation, respect for authority, repentance for rebellion, prosperity of soul & family, God’s law removing trauma, health & immune systems of five year old, no “woke” community.

BURY THE HATCHET – September 11, 2021

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A group of prayer warriors from Erie, Pennsylvania heard God’s call to participate in the national call to “Bury the Hatchet” and are excited to see what God will accomplish here in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

We buried the hatchets on September 11, 2021, at 4:00 pm (EST) with a wide variety of people empowered by Holy Spirit because of Jesus and his blood, shed for us.

Ruth Steel, received the call-to-action and organized the event with Cindy Matta and Apostle Kevin and Denise Nelson. We have pressed in and feel we have the proper apostolic alignment, prophetic insight and power of agreement for this important prophetic act.

Cindy administrates PRAYERIE, a prayer movement of intercessors, prophets and apostles who have a monthly prayer walk in Erie City & County. She has also done spiritual mapping of the area. Apostle Kevin Nelson of Abundant Life Church of Erie was the host apostle. Pastor Nichole Schreiber of Erie First Assembly graciously allowed us to “Bury the Hatchet” on their church grounds. I, Ruth Steel, have a website called Cultural Architects or Outhouse Ministries in which I train people to change their culture in all circles of society.

Apostle Kevin Nelson opened by praying 2 Corinthians 10:4, 10 & 23 NIV and led in taking communion. He says, “This act will be pivotal to destroying the spirit of division in the territory and it will open new routes for the unity of the church, the restoration of wealth, and open gates for industry. Another portal will open from heaven as we strike the ground.”

Cindy explained the history of Burying the Hatchet. She also shared that the church property is a high point in Erie County, situated on the ridge just south of Lake Erie, known locally as the I-90 corridor. The ridge forms an International Water Shed from which we will declare, “Jesus Christ, Son of God, is Lord!” There is defilement of our land because of violent bloodshed and broken covenant. We learn from the Old Testament prophet Hosea; bloodshed begets bloodshed (Hosea 4:2-3). The Erie Nation (Erielhonan) was destroyed here by the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois/Five Nations) in the 1650’s. The battle for empire between the British and French was set in motion here at Fort LeBoeuf with George Washington’s eviction notice to the French in 1753. Pontiac’s War in 1760’s culminated with broken promises and violent bloodshed at Fort Presque Isle which was situated on the bay (Lake Erie) at the foot of present-day Parade Street. Numerous prayers and walks have been offered on this ground. As we repent and commit this prophetic act of Burying the Hatchet, we will be “striking the ground” yet again to destroy division, malice, and greed (II Kings 13:18).

Apostle Kevin Nelson released Dutch Sheet’s Prayer and Commissioning along with spiritual insights of Erie being a lynchpin to the nation.

Bob Werder led in song with “Way Maker Miracle Worker” by Michael W. Smith.

Declarations over the Territory of Erie, Pennsylvania were read by Ruth Steel:

“God Almighty, this white heart is a symbol of Your pure Father’s heart toward us and our land. The pinecone represents the evergreen tree and a seed for the future generations being brought into your covenant. These hatchets represent different groups of people who come from different backgrounds but who have a common love for You and Your Kingdom. We stand in unity to break the curses spoken over the people, the land, and the removal of a spirit of division. There has been much bloodshed on this land involving British, French, and Native Americans. The massacres of the Erie Native Americans, including people they have slain. The bloodshed in the French and Indian war. The bloodshed and deception that occurred at Fort Presque Isle during the Indian military campaign against the British known as Pontiac’s War. These bloodsheds have created an atmosphere of anger, vengeance, injustices, jealous, division, death, hopelessness, and destruction.

We stand-in-the-gap to make a hedge of protection on this land for all this bloodshed. God has given us this land. We repent, let go of all offenses, and ask for forgiveness for greed, injustices, hate, deception, anger, jealousy, and for depending on our own strength to bring about fleshly desires instead of your kingdom. These doorways of hell will no longer rule in our territory. Jesus died for all mankind’s sins and was raised up in the power of Holy Spirit, taking all the authority back for God’s kingdom. We are God’s children, heirs, and rulers over this territory and have the legal right to remove the defilement of the land.

We do this act of burying the hatchets as a prophetic act to redeem our land. We do this in remembrance of the Native Americans, the French, the British and others, who have lost their lives in this territory. We honor and redeem the sacrifices for this land. Burying these hatchets together means the past and all the bloodshed, broken vows, lies, deception, and injustices are now cover by the cleansing Blood of Jesus. The bloodshed that cries out for the injustices is now covered by the Blood of Jesus. We now have a fresh start to brings God’s kingdom in our land. Spirit of division, you no longer have access to our territory!

Our weapons are now the Word of God, to bring a “cease and desist” order in this territory. Zechariah 4:6b-7 NIV says, “‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty. What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!’” We declare that this is a time of harvest and double portion. We invite the Holy Spirit to invade our land.

We dedicate this land for God’s kingdom to be on earth as it is in heaven. Our land is redeemed and a reversal of all curses in the land and our bloodlines is now removed. We call forth the original intent for this territory. We ask for your redeeming power to multiply your kingdom, to bring unity as we declare, “God’s Kingdom Rules!” over this land.”

Apostle Denise Nelson Declared Ephesians 1:19-23 – from The Passion Translation.

We had one person with French blood place one hatchet and another person with Native American blood placed the second hatchet. Ruth Steel, having British blood, placed a pure white heart that represented “God’s Father’s heart” to replace the fatherlessness in our land. Then each of the 20+ people came and put a shovel of dirt to bury the hatchets. When the hatchets were buried, we placed an uncut stone with a plaque that says, “Buried the Hatchet” Cleansing the land of Bloodshed – Isaiah 58:12 – September 11, 2011.

We had two Shofars release the sound of heaven and closed with shouting “Jesus is Lord!”

For more info. and testimonies go to https://www.claynash.org/heal-our-land.html)

PRAYER FOR MILLCREEK AREA – October 2, 2021

Township Supervisors – John Morgan, Chairman Dan Oeulett, James Bock (Second Class Township)

School District – 6565 students enrolled, Population – 53,515, Households – 24, 271

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Early Township: One of the earliest townships in the Erie Triangle to be settled, Millcreek was one of the original 16 townships of Erie County. As families came, they moved from the bayfront settlement of Erie and began to form small hamlets such as Federal Hill, Kearsarge, Marvintown, Wesleyville, etc. all to become part of Mill Creek Township. As the Erie settlement grew, first into a borough, then a city, it annexed more and more sections of the township.

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My thoughts (Stephanie Lindenberger): I was pondering the history and my feelings as an adult driving through the neighborhoods on very familiar roads. I grew up in Millcreek and then returned to live here as an adult with children, and now our grandchildren (3 of whom now live-in same house in which I grew up). Often, I have felt a spirit of depression and not the sunny happy memories of my youth, growing up in a safe and secure home in a middle-income neighborhood. The demographics and median income look healthy enough, but I sense a spirit of poverty. (God thought – Possibly the lack of church attendance as in the past and ignoring God’s principles of tithing and sowing and reaping.)

Prayer Points:

Father we are coming before You lifting up the people of Millcreek:

1) In the Homes – Father, we’re asking that You would begin rebuilding families in Millcreek. Call the men back to their wives and children, bring a revival and spirit of repentance on those who have called You Father in the past and have backslidden. Father, call the women to repentance of their superficial wonderings into the things of this world and pursuing vain imaginations and self-centered endeavors, before the needs of their children. Restore their love and submission to You first, so that all else will fall into place.

In Jesus Mighty Name!

2) In the Churches in this township – that uphold You as God the Father, Jesus the Son, and our Comforter and Wisdom Holy Spirit. May the leadership in Your churches pursue You as their first source of Wisdom, and that You would inspire them with Your purposes, Your plans for them and their flocks, and the people You have planted in this area. That You would baptize them in the Holy Spirit, regardless of denomination, so that Your Power will manifest in Erie and in the Earth. In Jesus Mighty Name!

3) In the Elected officials – that they would govern as Your representatives in Spirit and Truth, obeying and respecting Your Word and Your Will, acting as Your agent to govern and enforce laws that are for the good of the people and not to oppress by way of over taxing, or being wasteful or using their delegated power to enrich themselves. In Jesus Mighty Name!

4) In the Employers and those self-employed in Millcreek – in particular the entrepreneurs and small business owners who have Your gift of inventing and producing things and bringing them to market, especially the farmers. For those who know You, bless and prosper them in their fields of endeavor and help them to be obedient to the Tithe that ensures them Your protection over the devourer. Help both employers and employees to follow Your Word and honor You with their first fruits, and return to Your Word and Your concepts of sewing and reaping. (Malachi 3:10) In Jesus Mighty Name!

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My thoughts (Stephanie Lindenberger): I was pondering the history and my feelings as an adult driving through the neighborhoods on very familiar roads. I grew up in Millcreek and then returned to live here as an adult with children, and now our grandchildren (3 of whom now live-in same house in which I grew up). Often, I have felt a spirit of depression and not the sunny happy memories of my youth, growing up in a safe and secure home in a middle-income neighborhood. The demographics and median income look healthy enough, but I sense a spirit of poverty. (God thought – Possibly the lack of church attendance as in the past and ignoring God’s principles of tithing and sowing and reaping.)

Prayer Points:

Father we are coming before You lifting up the people of Millcreek:

1) In the Homes – Father, we’re asking that You would begin rebuilding families in Millcreek. Call the men back to their wives and children, bring a revival and spirit of repentance on those who have called You Father in the past and have backslidden. Father, call the women to repentance of their superficial wonderings into the things of this world and pursuing vain imaginations and self-centered endeavors, before the needs of their children. Restore their love and submission to You first, so that all else will fall into place.

In Jesus Mighty Name!

2) In the Churches in this township – that uphold You as God the Father, Jesus the Son, and our Comforter and Wisdom Holy Spirit. May the leadership in Your churches pursue You as their first source of Wisdom, and that You would inspire them with Your purposes, Your plans for them and their flocks, and the people You have planted in this area. That You would baptize them in the Holy Spirit, regardless of denomination, so that Your Power will manifest in Erie and in the Earth. In Jesus Mighty Name!

3) In the Elected officials – that they would govern as Your representatives in Spirit and Truth, obeying and respecting Your Word and Your Will, acting as Your agent to govern and enforce laws that are for the good of the people and not to oppress by way of over taxing, or being wasteful or using their delegated power to enrich themselves. In Jesus Mighty Name!

4) In the Employers and those self-employed in Millcreek – in particular the entrepreneurs and small business owners who have Your gift of inventing and producing things and bringing them to market, especially the farmers. For those who know You, bless and prosper them in their fields of endeavor and help them to be obedient to the Tithe that ensures them Your protection over the devourer. Help both employers and employees to follow Your Word and honor You with their first fruits, and return to Your Word and Your concepts of sewing and reaping. (Malachi 3:10) In Jesus Mighty Name!

PRAYER FOR NORTH EAST AREA – November 6, 2021

When looking at the land and spiritual mapping, one always sees that God was here first! He created this beautiful lake front. He called families to live and move and have their being here. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us (Acts 17:26-27 NIV).  The Lord pointed out three things to pray into; Family, Fruit & Standards, Crime.

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Family: Shore land was purchased by settlers from the State of Pennsylvania in 1794, making this the first of the PA lakeshore townships to be developed. Borough land was purchased 14 years later. A speculator named Gibson built a tavern on the site of what is today, Haynes House. Taverns then were focused on gathering family and community and a village formed around this tavern called Burgettstown, then Gibsonville. See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that 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 total destruction (Malachi 4:6 NIV). When the borough was incorporated in 1834, the name North East was chosen because it is the most north eastern part of Erie County.

We prayed for families, children, and the educational system here. Declaring, mercy triumphs over judgement (James 3) and kindness is meant to lead men to repentance (Romans 4). We asked the Lord to hear our prayers today, not only for North East but for all of Pennsylvania as North East is the northern most point of PA.

Agriculture & high business standards: Fruit growing was the early economic endeavor and still is. Local Fire Departments hold yearly festivals celebrating the harvest of cherries, grapes and wine. There is also a strong manufacturing base and food service industry providing jobs and revenue. Their web-site business page states, “Standards of operation exceed both state and federal.” So [as the result of the Messiah’s intervention] they shall [reverently] fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in / like a flood the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives] (Isaiah 59:19 AMPC). North East has good schools, world class fishing, its own guarded beach, and, according to the web-site, is still focused on the well-being of its residents.  My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting-places” (Isaiah 32:18 AMPC).

We prayed for even more integrity in business, for the whole county as led by North East. Taste and see that the Lord is Good as abundance of produce is brought to the table. We pray there would be enough workers in the fields; both physical fields and spiritual fields. In these last days the Bible says men will call good evil and evil good. And as in the days of the Judges, each one will do what seems right in his own eyes. But God! Raise up a standard against the enemy of this land and flood it with Your glory!

Property crime: As well as agreeing in prayer for the goodness of God evidenced in this community, something we can cover in prayer for North East is the high rate of property crime. The Neighborhood Scout report gathered by the FBI, shows North East as having a property crime rate (not violent) higher than 83% of PA cities and towns of all sizes. Property crimes are identified as motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary.

We declared that the door to this property crime be closed in Jesus’ name! Pled the blood of Jesus over the people here and all possessions. Jehovah Jireh, the Lord our provider will keep all the belongs to the people here under His watchful care.

The Hebrew month of Kislev begins November 5, 2021. Kislev is the 9th month of the Hebrew calendar. It is a picture of completing a full circle. It is the month to enter into a new level of trust and rest. We choose to break up and out of old patterns of mistrust that hinder our walk with the Lord and others in our circle of influence. A time to dream and have night visions. Associated with the tribe of Benjamin (Genesis 35:16-18). Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, in the evening he divides the plunder (Genesis 49:27).

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Prayer from Summit Township – December 4, 2021

Summit Township is so named because of the land’s situation on the high ridge defining Lake Erie. From this high ground, we call people to turn to Christ, and release the glory of God. We speak blessings to the north over the Lake Erie Watershed and blessings to the south over the French Creek Watershed. We add our prayers to others who have prayed before us and renew the claim of occupation of this land for Jesus Christ.

“Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain. Turn and keep on coming to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning until every hindrance is removed and the broken fellowship is restored” (Joel 2 TAB).

 

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It has been said, the Kingdom of God is the Kingdom of right relationships. Lately we’ve all heard words and a tone of voice that causes division and broken fellowship; “mask/no mask”, “vax/no vax”, “stay open/shut down”. The enemy weaves a sticky web of disparaging words and has been doing so for a long time.  His tactics are not new. There have been disparaging words spoken about this land over the years and today we renew and release a new level of faith over Erie.

It is unfortunate but true that in the 1850’s, Erie was known for its War of the Gauges. At the time, railroads were connecting the country.  A problem arose because a different gauge of rail had been used in Pennsylvania than was used in New York State. Erie officials and teamsters refused to change Erie’s rail gauge to match New York’s causing travelers to off-load near the New York State line and on-load a local train, when it was available. This provided work for teamsters and people selling lunch. However, the travelers were terribly inconvenienced! One such traveler was Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune who is credited with the words, “Go West Young Man.” One cold December day, Greeley was forced to ride an open wagon through a cutting storm of wind, snow, and sleet to get to Erie. Afterward he wrote, “Let Erie be avoided by all travelers until grass shall grow in her streets, and till her pie-men in despair shall move away to some other city.” The railroad was eventually permitted to run a train straight to Erie. But civil disturbances continued and the matter caused such hard feelings that people avoided discussing it for years afterwards in order to avoid starting arguments.   

[http://twainsgeography.com/content/erie-gauge-war, James Ford Rhoades 1895, History of the U.S.A.] 

Joel 2 -`Spare your people, O LORD. Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, `Where is their God?’` Then the LORD will be jealous for his land and take pity on his people. The LORD will reply to them: `I am sending you grain, new wine and oil, enough to satisfy you fully; never again will I make you an object of scorn to the nations… 

The teamsters and local government officials in the 1850’s may or may not have recognized God’s purpose for this land as a connector. Regardless, they got tangled in a web of conflict and fear.  Now is the time we see God shaking and disturbing webs of deception. He is drawing spiders out of the shadows and laying an axe to the root of Satan’s lies!

“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways (Deuteronomy 28:7).

Praying from the high ground in Summit Township, we welcome our friends from New York and Joshua Revolution and say, “grass-roots movements are growing in Erie, come on through!”

The head of Joshua Revolution ’21 prayer team joined with us. She affirmed that, “Buffalo, New York and Erie, Pennsylvania are on the same rails.” Together we are lifting up Jesus Christ our Savior! May this conference be a watershed moment for the people of Erie. We speak faith over fear for the people of Erie!

Blow the Trumpet! 

Gaither Vocal Band, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound – Blow the Trumpet in Zion [Live] 

We decree and declare the truth of God’s purpose for the region:

Erie is the GEM CITY (Erie Herald 1888). “People of “Erie” will arise and shine and declare Your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen. For a thick fog will cover the earth, but the Lord will again arise upon Erie and her people and His glory will appear upon us and nations will come to the Light” (Isaiah 60:1-3).

Erie is a CITY OF REFUGE a place of healing & restoration to wholeness. “Oh, let not the downtrodden return in shame; let the oppressed and needy praise Your name” (Psalm 74:21).

Erie is a CONNECTOR of people, innovation, and goods. “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink! He who believes in Me as the Scripture has said, from his innermost being shall flow springs and rivers of living water” (John 7:37-38).

Erie FAMILIES will flourish with generational anointings.  “He shall turn and reconcile the hearts of the [estranged] fathers to the [ungodly] children, and the hearts of the [rebellious] children to [the piety of] their fathers, lest I come and smite the land with a curse” (Malachi 4:6 TAB).

Erie is a GATEWAY for intercession to redeem what is lost. “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves, pray and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land” (II Chronicles 7:14).

Erie will Worship openly with the creative arts. “God’s love is meteoric, His loyalty astronomic, His purpose titanic, His verdicts oceanic. Yet in His largeness nothing gets lost; not a man, not a mouse slips through the cracks (Psalm 36:5-6, MSG).

Erie has SOUND GOVERNMENTS with justice, Biblical truth & righteousness in proper alignment. “In reverent fear and worship of the Lord, there is counsel and sound knowledge, there is understanding, might and power. By this kings reign and rulers decree justice” (Proverbs 8:13-15).

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