Restoration Fellowship Church of Lakeland
A Prayer for Restoration Fellowship
Archived – November 8, 2020

A Prayer for Restoration Fellowship

November 8, 2020

A Prayer for Restoration Fellowship

I Chronicles 4:9-10

Pastor Terry Wilcox


 

We adapted this prayer for RFC and ask that we all pray it daily through 2020:

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ name, I ask you to bless Restoration Fellowship Church and to enlarge our ministry, that you would guide us and protect us from evil.

Those who overcome adverse circumstances are not significantly different than others with the exception that they  and  differently than those around them.


 

Four Parts To Our Prayer:

  1. God to bless us
    Biblically speaking “to bless” is to ask God to impart God’s supernatural favor.
  2. God to enlarge our ministry = our borders, frontiers, influence
    Zechariah 4:6
    Our willingness and weakness + God’s will and supernatural power = our expanding ministry.
  3. That He would guide us – His hand upon us
    “The hand of the Lord” is biblical terminology for God’s power and presence in the lives of His people. 
  4. That He would protect from evil
    This mirrors Jesus’ prayer taught to us in Matthew 6:13.

 

Closing Thoughts

The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has sworn this oath:

“It will all happen as I have planned.
It will be as I have decided.
I will break the Assyrians when they are in Israel;
I will trample them on my mountains.
My people will no longer be their slaves
nor bow down under their heavy loads.
I have a plan for the whole earth,
a hand of judgment upon all the nations.
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has spoken—
who can change his plans?
When his hand is raised,
who can stop him?”

This message came to me the year King Ahaz died:

Do not rejoice, you Philistines,
that the rod that struck you is broken—
that the king who attacked you is dead.
For from that snake a more poisonous snake will be born,
a fiery serpent to destroy you!
I will feed the poor in my pasture;
the needy will lie down in peace.
But as for you, I will wipe you out with famine
and destroy the few who remain.
Wail at the gates! Weep in the cities!
Melt with fear, you Philistines!
A powerful army comes like smoke from the north.
Each soldier rushes forward eager to fight.

What should we tell the Philistine messengers? Tell them,

“The Lord has built Jerusalem;
its walls will give refuge to his oppressed people.”

Isaiah 14:24-47 (NLT)


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