Douglas Civic Prayer Team
Overview. Thank you for participating in a County Prayer Watch with Douglas County Prays! The vision for Douglas County Prays is to shift the spiritual climate across Douglas County to see the godly, sustained transformation of every sphere of society. We do this by calling churches and believers to a wall of day and night prayer where our God will fight for us (Neh 4:20). When the Church Prayer Watch and County Prayer Watches are fully subscribed, Douglas County will be covered in non-stop, day and night prayer 3 times!
Feel free to forward each Monthly Prayer Digest to believers across Douglas County as you are led.
Source & Tone. Please note that the prayer points for each sphere of society are drafted by different Prayer Trusts (prayer groups with spiritual authority regarding the prayer topic). As a result, the tone and style of prayer may vary from section to section in the Digest.
What to Pray
Regardless of the style differences, the prayer points are what the Lord revealed to each Prayer Trust team during their monthly prayer time focused on their topic. Please pray in agreement as the Lord leads you. Do NOT feel obligated to cover every prayer point in this Digest. Don’t address items with which you don’t agree. Ask God what is on His heart for your prayer time and focus on the topics He highlights for you.
Get your bible and a notebook/pen. Set yourself apart from distractions. Play soaking music if that helps you focus on the Lord.
ALIGN YOUR MIND WITH GOD’S WORD (Rom 12:2)
Tell God what He means to you and how much you love Him. You may want to sing a worship song or declare the attributes of God. He is Jehovah. He is infinite. He is omnipotent. He is good. He is love. He provides. He is peace. He is immutable. He is transcendent. He is just. He is holy. He is our healer. He is omnipresent. He is merciful. He is sovereign. He is our banner. He is wise. He is faithful. He is wrathful. He is full of grace. He is our comforter. He is the Almighty. He is Father. He is the head of the Church. He is our intercessor. He is Master/Lord. He is our strength.
Personalize Psalm 100 as you pray it out loud. Thank Him for how He has operated in your life and answered your prayers. Read Psalm 145 out loud.
3. PURIFY YOURSELF / Repent and Reconcile as Needed Unconfessed sin creates a barrier between you and God hindering the effectiveness of your prayers. (1Pet 3:12). Ask the Lord to show you anything you need to address in yourself that blocks your relationship with Him in any way. Read Psalm 139 out loud. Focus on the final two verses, 23- 24: “Search me, God, and know my heart. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Pray these verses several times then sit quietly waiting for God to reveal anything you may need to work on, resolve, or seek forgiveness for. Reconcile with everyone as needed. Repent for anything the Lord shows you. Forgive anyone and anything that has hurt you in any way – give up being the judge over them (Luke 6:37), give them to Jesus for Him to be their judge and jury.
4. INTERCEDE FOR YOUR FAMILY
Pray for yourself and each family member. Pray Psalm 119 out loud on behalf of you and your family. Whether true today or not, pray the following—believing in faith for your children and family members. Thank you Lord that my child/family member:
· loves God with all his/her heart, mind and soul. – Matt. 22:37
· knows how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ for him/ her. – Eph. 3:17-19
· now comes to a saving faith in Christ. – II Tim. 3:14-15
· allows God to work in his/her life to accomplish His purpose through him/ her. - Phil. 2:13
· earnestly seeks God. – Ps. 63:1
· loves to go to church as an act of love, gratitude and worship to God.–Ps.122:1
· deeply repents as his/her sins are revealed and corrected. – Ps. 51:1-4
· submits to God and resists the devil in all circumstances. – Jas. 4:7-10
· knows and loves God’s Word. – Ps. 119:9-11, 35
· conducts him/her self in the world, and especially in his/her relations with others, with integrity with holiness and sincerity – 2Cor 1:12
· is fully protected and guarded in all his/her ways – Ps 91:11.
5. INTERCEDE FOR YOUR CHURCH
Pray for your church family and leaders: · Deeper love for one another (2 Cor 14:1a, Phil 1:9). · Establish a culture of discipleship, equipping people into their gifts and calling. · Deeper hunger for the Word of God. · Protect leaders from temptation and complacency. · Encourage a spirit of worship, confession and lament. · Grow a culture of equipped gospel witnesses. · Every church is now a house of prayer. (Col; 4:2) · God builds the House and has His way there. · Church members keep, guard and protect God’s work. · Leaders are refreshed, renewed and restored. · The Word of God anchors every sermon and bible study. · Church members and leaders are protected from evil (Ps 91:11). · Leaders put God’s desires before their own.
Use the Prayer Points in the remainder of this Digest to guide your prayers for the eight topics for Douglas County. Pray in whatever way works for you. Consider your authority as an obedient son/daughter of God taking your position in Christ to declare God’s will according to Job 22:28: “You will also declare a thing and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways.” (NKJ)
Foundational Prayer Points:
Please address the following over-arching statewide issues in prayer as the Lord leads you.
We declare that every person in Douglas County now comes to the saving knowledge of Jesus the Christ.
We declare that depression, hopelessness, self-harm and suicides among kids, teens and adults ends now in Douglas County; and that God’s love and peace now reign in our state.
We declare that domestic violence now ends in Douglas County as God’s love conquers all.
We declare that drug abuse and addictions in Douglas County are now overcome by the blood of the Lamb.
We declare that drug cartels and demonic cults in Douglas County are now uncovered and brought to justice.
We declare that abortion now ends in Douglas County as women and men now choose life for their unborn babies.
We declare that sex trafficking is now uncovered in Douglas County, dismantled and every perpetrator brought to justice.
We declare that violence and crime now cease in every Douglas County community.
We declare that anarchy and deep division among Douglas County citizens is now overwhelmed by the love of Jesus.
We declare that homelessness Is now resolved by a legacy of generosity in every Douglas County city.
We declare that God’s love now overshadows and overwhelms racial upheaval in every Douglas County community.
We declare that the pattern of “taking offense” is now overruled by a wave of mercy and grace across Douglas County.
Douglas County Prays Ministry Prayer Points:
We praise you Lord and thank You for mobilizing 55+ Church Prayer Watches across Colorado, which includes Douglas County, which covers 365 days of the year in non-stop, day and night prayer!
Thank You, Lord, for new partnerships, strategies and resources to spread the word to pastors about the Church Prayer Watch Initiative, the County Prayer Watch Initiative and the County Prayer Teams.
We pray that each participating church faithfully fulfills their monthly Prayer Watch and is blessed by their participation in Douglas County Prays.
We pray for wisdom and revelation for the Prayer Trust leaders who are laser-focused on each of the spheres covered in this Prayer Digest and for their physical and spiritual protection. We pray blessing on our Prayer Trust Leaders: John T, Marcia A., Brad T., Angela Y., MaryAnn R., Cassia H., Joe D., and Toni D.
We thank you Lord for bringing us Simple Biz, a WIX development company, to redesign and manage our website!! Bless our project team with wisdom and creativity as they re-design our website.
We pray for continuing expansion of the Douglas County Prays leadership team – that God brings leaders with a passion for the transformational power of prayer. We especially need a pastor to engage other pastors, a social media marketer, and an intercessor/writer who will compile this Prayer Digest each month.
We pray for protection, wisdom and discernment for every intercessor on the Douglas County Prays-Prayer Wall (including myself).
We pray that more leaders come forth in each of the 64 counties statewide to lead a Cover The County Prayer Team.
We pray for favor in getting the word out about the County Prayer Watch that is available in each Colorado county.
Societal Prayer Points
The following Prayer Points address key topics with biblically sound prayers. Feel free to use some, or all, of the Prayer Points or simply pray as Holy Spirit leads you.
“Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your faithfulness to Your Word, that it will not return to You void but will accomplish what You please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which You sent it. And according to 1 John 5:14-15, this is our confidence: that if we ask anything according to Your Will, You hear us. So Father, we submit our petitions in faith believing we receive. (Isa 55:11, 1John 5:14-15, Mark 11:24.)”
GOVERNMENT PRAYER POINTS:
Lord, we repent for the deception and the apathy of Your people across Douglas County. We ask that You awaken us to be aware and alert about all things so that we can declare Your Word and see Your Will come to pass for Douglas County.
We declare your awakened Ekklesia now rules with Your righteousness.
We declare that Douglas County will have righteous rulers in every place of government with no more deception, no more corruption and no more lawlessness.
We declare Psalm 58 (TPT) which says you are the Judge of judges. We ask, Lord, that You bring forth righteous judges in our state to determine right from wrong, and truth from fiction.
We declare that Douglas County is now turning to righteousness and that all corruption in government leaders is now exposed and brought to immediate justice.
We bless all candidates with a saving knowledge and close relationship with You, Lord; Let them seek You in every decision and follow Your direction as they govern.
EDUCATION PRAYER POINTS:
We thank God for another school year and all the ways He has been working to help families, students, teachers and administrators prepare.
We thank God that He hears our prayers about our schools and we stand in faith believing for answers to those prayers this school year.
We thank God that He is moving and working in the Douglas County education system and that His Will is now being done.
We thank our Lord, Jesus, that He welcomes the little children into His presence according to Matthew 19:14.
We pray that God’s people would put off all slanderous talk and unforgiveness when it comes to teachers, staff and administrators of schools; that we would be known by our love.
We pray God would protect our schools from the schemes of the enemy.
MEDIA PRAYER POINTS:
Father, raise up teenagers and young adults who are believers and know their creative craft. Give them vision for the future of multimedia so they can occupy influential media jobs and positions throughout Douglas County.
Father, draw the hearts of Your believers in Douglas County who are in multimedia to fall deeply in love with You. Purify their hearts – let them be impartial, unfeigned, not hypocritical, full of the wisdom, oil and fire of the Holy Spirit and soaked in the peace, grace and love of Jesus. (Revelations 2:1-5)
Father, we declare that in the airwaves of Douglas County, You are now preeminent, occupying the chief place (Colossians 1:15-20). Let Your Light now overcome the darkness (John 1:4-5) and good overcome evil (Romans 12:21) in multimedia across all of Douglas County.
Breath of Heaven, Holy Spirit, breathe on Your creatives in Douglas County. Renew their strength, speak fresh revelation, open the eyes of their heart and their understanding to see and to know You more and more. (Isaiah 40:29-31)
Father, give every believer in multimedia across Douglas County extra boldness and grace to stand for righteousness, holiness and truth with the deep love and humility of Jesus. Let them walk just like Your Son Jesus did in the earth! (1 John 2:5-6)
ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT PRAYER POINTS:
We declare that the God of Righteousness forever rules over the air we breathe in Douglas County! Lord of the Heavens, fill this earth with your praise, your glory, your name. As we breathe You in, YHWH, and exhale You out in praise, You have become our song and our salvation! Psalm 118:14, Ps. 63:4
We proclaim salvation, honor, glory and power belong to our God! Here in Douglas County, we join with one voice to usher in the reign of Him Who is to Come. With the high praises of God in our mouths, we establish Zion as a praise in all the earth! Rev 4:11, Rev 7:10-11, Psalm 149:6, Isaiah 62:7
Lord God, may the altars we build to you in our Douglas County sanctuaries contain the sacred and holy offering You desire. May every house that is built in Your Name fully and unashamedly represent the One Who is Worthy. Romans 12:1, Ps.51
We declare that as Christ sits at center of our hearts, in Douglas County, artists, psalmists, poets, and priests alike are scripting and sculpting beautiful, meaningful, and impactful art that draws all men, women, and children to behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29, Matt.6:33, Ps. 28:7
We proclaim that the power of praise is now being unleashed in Douglas County hearts, homes, churches and communities in this month. We return to the Lord with grateful hearts, giving thanks for all He is, and has done, for us. As we exalt the Lord above all else, may it be a powerful weapon used to displace darkness and release His great Light which consumes Douglas County from border to border! Our God has gone up with a shout!! Psalm 47:5, Ps. 28:7, Psalm 63;3-4, Mal 3:7
CHURCH PRAYER POINTS:
We pray the Church of Douglas County fervently and passionately pursues the presence of God through prayer, worship and meditating on His Word.
We passionately seek You and find You as we search for You with all our heart. We stand on Your promise that You will be found by us. (Jer 29:13-14; II Chron 15:2,4,15; I Chron 28:9)
May we, the Church of Douglas County, remind ourselves daily that You, Jesus, are the one thing we fervidly seek, the one thing we intensely desire all the days of our lives. (Ps 27:4-8; 42:1)
We cry out, Jesus! We want to behold Your beauty, hear the sounds of heaven, and smell the fragrance of Your presence.
Oh Father, we ask you to pick us up and hold us close to your chest to feel your heart for us. To encounter the heart of the Father... to intimately know the Father heart of God... and we will never be the same.
FIRST RESPONDER POINTS:
Thank you Father for the gift that first Responders have become to every person in Douglas County.
Father, help Douglas County First Responders to have healthy, balanced lifestyles that begins with putting their relationship with You first.
Father, help them to keep their eyes on You for guidance in all areas of their lives.
Father, help them to remember that they are serving You when they serve their families, co-workers and those who need their assistance.
Father, protect them from all the subtle attacks of the enemy that could bring discord in their families through inappropriate relationships at work.
Father, continually enhance their desire to spend time with You, in Your Word and with other believers who can support them in their journey.
Father, continue to keep them safe from all harm as they serve others and live the life You have planned for them.
FAMILY PRAYER POINTS:
We ask, YeHoVaH, that married couples across Douglas County be intentional about building their home and family on Your foundation of the 10-Commandments.
We pray that Douglas County families stand on the truth that there is a 4th man in the Daniel 3:25 fire....who is Jesus! Let them turn to Jesus even as they go through the fire in their lives.
We ask, Lord, that You embolden Douglas County couples and families to stand and not bow down to the rulers of this world.
We ask, Lord, that families receive the Psalm 1:1-3 blessing of the “man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His instructions he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.
We declare that all things are possible in marriage relationships across Douglas County.
MARKETPLACE PRAYER POINTS:
We agree as The LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you [in the Douglas County Marketplace], and I will proclaim the name of The LORD before you. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” Exodus 33:19
We declare that yet The LORD longs to be gracious to you (in the Marketplace across Douglas County); therefore He will rise up to show you compassion. For The LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him! Isaiah 30:18
We declare that The LORD is good to all (in the Douglas County marketplace); He has compassion on all He has made. Psalm 145:9
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus the Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in the marketplace in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Cor 1:3-4
I will tell of the kindnesses of the LORD, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all The LORD has done for us— yes, the many good things he has done for Israel, according to his compassion and many kindnesses. Isaiah 63:7