PRAYING THROUGH EXODUS for our VOTE
As a church, we are in a constant state of journeying with God. Prayer unites us through our conviction that we need God to be in the thick of everything we say and do, both individually and as the body of Christ. Join us in prayer this week, leading up to the Advisory Vote coming up this Sunday. Enter into the story of the Israelites in the book of Exodus, and allow the Spirit to lead you to pray for the prayer focuses listed below.
Exodus 3:11-17 (NIV)
11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”
12 And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you[b] will worship God on this mountain.”
13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.[c] This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord,[d] the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’
“This is my name forever,
the name you shall call me
from generation to generation.
16 “Go, assemble the elders of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen what has been done to you in Egypt. 17 And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.’
PRAYER FOCUS: Our leaders – Pastor Rob, Elders, Deacons, Staff.
Exodus 14:26-31 (NIV)
26 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen.”27 Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing toward[c] it, and the Lord swept them into the sea. 28 The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived.
29 But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. 30 That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore. 31 And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.
PRAYER FOCUS: Thanksgiving for God’s providence and sovereignty.
Exodus 19: 5-6 (NIV)
5 Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, 6 you[a] will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”
PRAYER FOCUS: Our church family.
Exodus 25:8-9 (NLT)
8 “Have the people of Israel build me a holy sanctuary so I can live among them.9 You must build this Tabernacle and its furnishings exactly according to the pattern I will show you.
PRAYER FOCUS: Obedience and boldness to continue to follow God faithfully as a church.
Exodus 40:34-38 (ESV)
34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 35 And Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud settled on it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 36 Throughout all their journeys, whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the people of Israel would set out. 37 But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out till the day that it was taken up. 38 For the cloud of the Lord was on the tabernacle by day, and fire was in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel throughout all their journeys.
PRAYER FOCUS: Looking to the future, for our church to be a place where the presence of God dwells.
Please join us Sunday morning in the grass next to the front entrance of CPC.
We will begin praying for Worship and the VOTE at 9:30am.