Prayer 31 2023

Join us as we pray throughout the month of October for our Nation, our Church, our Ministries, and our Leaders while we focus on Worshiping God as our Refuge!  God continues to Bless! He is Faithful! Jehovah God is still a miracle working God! He has not changed! WE will exercise our FAITH and Believe!  

Day 31: Prayer 31

King Eternal (1 Timothy 1:17), King of Glory (Psalm 24:10), King of kings (1 Timothy 6:15). We worship You as our Ruler, Leader, Lord, and God! You sit on the throne of our lives, and we bow down and confess You as Lord of all! We praise You who reign over heaven and earth. Glory be to Your majestic name!

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

We pray for a spiritual awakening across the nation, and for a great outpouring of Your Spirit on America. We pray that the Gospel would be communicated across the full spectrum of American society and that people of all ages, races and backgrounds would be drawn to You Christ, and receive Your life and salvation! May revival sweep over our land as people are saved and Christians are filled with zeal for You Lord! 

We pray for the backsliders or those on the edge of backsliding. Draw them to Yourself and may their eyes be open to Your drawing Grace. May every prodigal come running back to You Father!

We pray for all those who serve in a ministry of Grace Family Fellowship. Especially behind the scenes ministries that are effect and done for You! For those who render service to our campus and grounds in upkeep, cleaning and maintenance. Thank You Lord for their faithfulness and bless them for all their labors!

Lord, bless our Church. Bless our church membership. Bless our communities. Bless our Nation. Bless Missionaries all over the world who bring Your message to the nations. And Bless Israel.

We praise You as our Refuge and ask that 2 Chronicles 7:14 become a reality in our nation: “if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” This is our prayer and admonition! So be it! And we pray all these things in the mighty name of Jesus! Amen!

Day 30: Prayer 31

Emmanuel, You are God with us! We worship You as our ever present, always with us, omnipresent God! You named Your Son Immanuel first, letting us know that You were coming to be with us. You anointed Him as the Christ Messiah! You brought Him down to our level so that You could be one of us and empathize with Your creation, especially us. We can’t praise You enough, our High Priest, for not only interceding for us but also understanding our needs! Praise be to Your blessed Name!

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Guam and the Midway Islands.

We pray again for the soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen/women and guardsmen/women of our Armed Forces. We thank You Lord for their service and ask You to bless them and their families with strength and protection. We pray for the armed forces of Israel and we pray for the peace of Jerusalem. We know these are uncertain times, but we know that You are in control and can help bring peace in Your time. 

We pray for the sign ministry of Grace Family Fellowship. Thank You Lord for bro. Jeff Barber and his prayerful choices about what the sign should say. He does such a great job at picking messages that will minister the truth of Your word and reach people with powerful words.  Bless bro. Jeff with health as he continues making a difference in our community through this ministry and all the ministries he is apart of. Let those who pass by our campus heed the words and may they make an impact as You speak to people Lord we pray.

We Praise You as our Refuge! You send forth Your Holy Spirit to convict the world of sin and challenge people to come to You or return back to You. You are literally working by Your Holy Spirit and through Your people, the church, to gather people to enter the narrow gate and the straight path. We who are believers are so thankful we are within the Refuge of Your Son Jesus! May many come to know You before it is too late we pray!  Amen! 

Day 29: Prayer 31

Dear Lord, SPIRIT OF ADOPTION (Romans 8:15). We praise You as the One who adopted us into Your Family and promises us the same inheritance of Christ Your Son, as a joint heir! We are taken back in awe at Your generosity and blessing! We worship You because of who You are! You alone are worthy of glory, honor and praise! I’m so thankful I’m a kings kid…along with other sons and daughters of God, adopted into Your family! Praise Your name our Father!

We pray for the leaders, churches, and Christians of other territories in the U.S. like the American Samoa.

We pray for new American citizens, that they will have the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and place their faith in You Lord.  We pray that there will be a change in our nation so that foreigners will come to our nation legally, so that disease, terrorists and the unsustainable expense on our systems will not lead to collapse as a nation. Let our borders be secure Lord we pray.

We pray for the Sound and media ministry of Grace Family Fellowship. Thank You Lord for all those who are and have helped with sound and media; Ricky Nicholson, Bob Grimes Jr., Pastor David, & Randy Rantz in sound and Mark Jenkins, Tink Jenkins, Bubba Smith, Gary Edmondson, Elaine Stalls, and Pastor David in Media. Lord send us others who are talented in these ministries so they can continue to expand even further to meet the needs of today and reach more and more people with Your message Lord. Bless our equipment to work and protect it from harm we pray.

We celebrate You as our Refuge! Blessed to know that whatever we bring from our past is forgiven and that You turn our ashes into Diadem in You!  Glory to Your majestic, beautiful name!  Amen.

Day 28: Prayer 31

Dear Lord, our Refiner’s Fire (Malachi 3:2). You are the only One who can bring the Holy Fire of God to our lives and burn away the dross and impurities so that we be made righteous in You Christ.  We worship You for being our righteousness today! We praise You for being our only hope, despite our failures and flaws; You make us right! Glory to Your Holy Name! 

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Wyoming and Washington, DC.

We pray for those who are in bondage to drugs, opioids, or alcohol. We pray for all the families whose lives are tormented by loved ones and family who are in bondage to these chemical dependencies. We rebuke the enemy, satan, who holds minds and lives hostage to the drugs and alcohol that change who these people are. Jesus, we know You can bring deliverance to these lives! Break the strongholds and set them free in Jesus name! 

We pray for the Greeters and Ushers ministry of Grace Family Fellowship. We pray for each person who serves in these very important ministries because they are the first impression that attenders and visitors see every service. May an anointed smile, handshake or hug be purposeful as people feel the love of God through our kindness and touch. May everyone be greeted with an open door so that eventually, the presence of the Lord can be opened to them. May every usher be prepared to serve the needs of the sanctuary as we remove obstacles for people to freely enter Your presence! We prayer that every soul that enters our door and arrives on our campus will experience soul care and the attention they need to experience You Lord.

We celebrate You as our Refuge! Excited that You have transformed lives by Your power and anointed found therein. You open eyes, direct hearts, guide lives, and bring new perspective to all who are born again within You. We can’t praise You enough for Your infinite mercy You show us everyday! Praise to Your mighty name. Amen.

Day 27: Prayer 31

Dear Lord, Shiloh, (Genesis 49:10) our Messiah, the One worthy of sitting on the throne and holding the scepter. You are the gift of peace to the world and the only One worthy of glory, honor and praise!  Blessed be to Your Holy name! 

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of West Virginia and Wisconsin.

We pray for those who serve as police officers protect them and their families. We pray for prosecutors, defenders, judges and Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, that they would be vigilant in service and wise in judgment.

We pray for those who battle with chronic pain. Those who suffer from arthritis; Neck, shoulder, back, knees, feet or legs; those who deal with Migraines and any chronic pain in their body! Father, bring complete healing and deliverance we pray in Jesus name! 

Lord, as we pray as a church and a people of promise, may we see miracles take place for Your glory and may Your name be praised! 

We celebrate You as our Refuge! You forgive our past! You loved us despite our baggage. You promise no condemnation in Christ and provide unconditional love! Thank You Lord for covering us from every direction, even from our own destructive paths! Blessed be the Redeemer of our soul! Amen!

Day 26: Prayer 31

God our Savior, Wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:24). We worship You as the well of wisdom that we can come to at anytime and ask of You Father, and You give generously when we come with faith alone in You. (James 1:5-6) We praise You today for Your guidance and leading in our lives. We desire to yield to Your perfect will and way always. May Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven!

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Virginia and Washington.

We pray that there will be a growing number of people in each of our towns and communities that will place their trust in Christ as Savior and Lord. (Acts 2:41; 2:47b) Open eyes and hearts to You Father. May the Holy Spirit draw our lost loved ones to Your loving and forgiving arms! Bring conviction of sin to our world today and may revival sweep through our land we pray!

Today we pray for the benevolence ministries of Grace Family Fellowship. Jesus You said in Your word in Matthew 25:40 “when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!” We desire to serve You by serving others or in need. We can all do a better job of ministering to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. We are so blessed, help us to prioritize the needs of others as though we are doing it for You Lord. Help our church in both effective and creative ways to reach out to those in our community; meeting even the physical needs so that we can earn the right to touch their spiritual needs, introducing them to You Lord! Let Your love shine through every attempt we make to touch lives Father.

We celebrate You as our Refuge. We rejoice that we have the privilege of knowing You and that we can depend upon Your provision and promises! We often wonder what would we do without You Lord! And we couldn’t! Thank You Father for being with us! Amen!

Day 25: Prayer 31

Dear Lord, our Spirit of Truth (John 14:17,15:26,16:13). We worship You as the Antient of Day! As truth is under attack in our world, we stand with Your truth that has stood the test of time and never fails! You are so strong and sure! Knowing You brings us confidence and peace! We are thrilled to stand with You, knowing that Your truth and Your word will outlast time itself! (Matthew 24:35) We Praise You Lord! You are Truth!

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Utah and Vermont.

We pray for all of our Representatives and Senators who serve in the U.S. Congress, that they will govern with God-honoring discernment and preserve the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. 

We pray for our Discipleship Ministries at Grace Family Fellowship. We pray for Patty Smith and all those who are on the Discipleship ministries team who help her. May God bless these with health, wisdom, anointing and creativity as we strive to present opportunities for all ages to grow in their knowledge of You and Your word! Bless all our teachers, children’s workers, youth workers, leaders and their families! We thank You for the opportunity to serve Your kingdom and may all we do please and honor You Lord we Pray! 

We celebrate You as our Refuge! As we come into Your house tonight, bless our time together as we worship, pray, hear Your word and intercede together. We believe that corporate worship and prayer make a difference in our lives and in our world. Bless Israel and the Middle east Father. Bless those who are recovering from surgery or sickness! Do miracles for individuals and families that are in need. We ask all these things in the powerful name of Jesus. Amen!

Day 24: Prayer 31

Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25) We worship You who sent Your Son Jesus to be the first fruits of the resurrection, giving us hope for eternity. We look forward to the day when all the saints of God will be resurrected to life to celebrate You who is Life! Thank You Lord, for the privilege of living this life now in Your Grace and Mercy. We praise You that Your mercies are new every morning for us! Glory be to Your name!

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Tennessee and Texas.

We pray for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, that their hearts would be guided by You God, that the vital decisions they are making will be wise and that their leadership would be principled. Intervein Father during these troubled times! We know prayer makes a difference! 

We pray for the Stitching Sisters Ministry of Grace Family Fellowship. Bless these ladies who create these beautiful prayer shawls that go out all over and reach many with their prayers and encouragement! We believe Your healing power can flow through these points of contact made through faith in You! Anoint these ladies hands and talent as they give of their time to create the shawls and pray over them to go out and be a blessing to all who receive! We Praise You Lord for the testimonies of those who received them and they made a difference! To God be the Glory!

We celebrate You today Lord, our Refuge!  You hide us in the cleft of the rock and cover us there with Your hand! You protect us from the cultural rot that is tainting the atmosphere in the spiritual realm. We call on You, that Your Holy Spirit will drive back the evil and demonic spirits that thrive on hate, evil and deceptive lies that are spreading all over the world. We call on You Lord to open eyes and hearts to Your truth and Your reality! Bring people of all races and cultures to You Father we Pray! In Jesus strong and mighty name! Amen!

Day 23: Prayer 31

Our God, our Comforter. (John 14:26) We worship You today Father because You are there with us in the most difficult times. You soothe our innermost being with Your presence and peace. You speak to us words of strength and courage. You steady our stand and still our troubled waters. We can look to You in Praise and instantly things look better from a perspective of praise! You lift us up as we lift You up. We can’t praise You enough for the comfort You and only You can bring. Glory be to Your Holy Name!

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of South Carolina and South Dakota.

We continue to pray for Israel and the middle east. Show Yourself Lord, in such mighty ways that it is evidence to all that You are the defender of Jerusalem!  As Your word says in Isaiah 40:5 “…the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

We pray for an increasing spirit of unity in the Body of Christ across America. (John 17:20-23). We pray for Unity at Grace Family Fellowship. May our minds and hearts be in one accord as we focus on Your will for our church. We desire Grace to be heralded by Your name to the whole family within our Fellowship. We want to show Your love and character to all people in our community. We want to reach the children, the youth, the adults and the seniors in our region.  We want to see men and women, boys and girls come to Christ Jesus and live with zeal and purpose for You! Lord, today we unite our prayers and our hearts to pray that Grace Family Fellowship, united in Your will, shall fulfill even greater purposes for Your Kingdom! May revival and growth come to our campus as we seek Your face together!  In Jesus name Amen! 

Day 22: Prayer 31

Dear Lord, Bread of Life! (John 6:33-35) We worship You as our nourishment! You provide our motivation, energy and anointing to accomplish Your purposes! We praise You Father, our sustainer and provider! You are so good and deserve all the praises You will receive all over this land on this, the Lord’s Day! Glory to Your name! 

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. 

We pray for the teachers and administers of our educational systems that they would be positive, God-honoring influences in students’ lives. Open the eyes of educators Lord, also in our colleges and universities. Raise up more teachers and professors that fear You Lord. 

Today we pray for the Hispanic Grace Family Ministry at our church. Bless the Hispanic communities in our region that many will find Christ! We pray that there will be discipleship and spiritual growth. May all that come through our campus of all cultures feel the presence of the Lord and feel welcomed and free to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth!  Bless and anoint their leaders and worship team! We pray for Eddie and Nettie Aponte and their family. Anoint them, provide for them and grow them in leadership we pray. 

Today we celebrate You as our Refuge! We know that the safest place to be is close and connected to You Father! We look to You as our protection and help! You make us whole and fill us with godly joy and contentment! Thank You for being our covering and offering Your forgiveness! We humbly and patiently await our rescue as we trust in You to come for Your church and Bride. We love You Lord! Amen! 

Day 21: Prayer 31

Abba Father, our All in All in Christ! We worship You as the One who set us free and has made everything available for life and Godliness in Christ! (2 Peter 1:3) We can’t begin to praise You enough for all the Goodness Your character puts on display everyday of our lives! To God be the Glory! 

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Oklahoma and Oregon.

We pray for the soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen/women and guardsmen/women of our Armed Forces. Thank You Lord for their service and we ask that You bless them and their families with strength and protection…especially with all the wars and rumors of wars that are going on in our world today. We continue to lift up Israel and their military forces as well! Father, show Your might and protect Your people we pray.

We pray for Pastor Manuel Madina and his wife Ruth today. Bless our Hispanic Grace Family ministry and all their leaders! Continue to favor them with spiritual and numerical growth as lives are saved and changed by the power of the Holy Spirit! Bless & anoint Pastor Manuel with strength and health as he leads in our conference and denomination within the Hispanic ministries of the IPHC. Continue to open doors for church plants as plans are active within ARISE 2033.  To God be the Glory! 

We worship You Abba as our Refuge! Knowing that You help us stand, and when we have done all we can do to stand, we stand therefore with Your armor as You help us fight! Within You, our Refuge, we Win! We know that we are more than conquerors in You! Thank You for giving us victory in Jesus name!  Amen!

Day 20: Prayer 31

El-Roi, the strong One who sees. You are worthy of all worship. We know that even when we feel lonely and abandoned by others, You are with us. You see us and You know us. You hear the cries of our heart and we feel Your unconditional Love that is greater than we can imagine! We praise You, knowing that You will lead us through while our hearts are filled with Your praise!  (Genesis 16:13)

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of North Dakota and Ohio.

We pray for the candidates for public office, that they would be moved by You Father, to seek what honors You, is just and moral. 

We pray for the Praise Team at Grace Family Fellowship. Bless and anoint bro. Bob Grimes Jr. with courage and leadership; may he flow easy in Your Spirit. May this team be anointed and focused on You daily Lord! May they worship You continually so that they can be so charged with Your presence that they can easily focus on leading others into Your presence during worship services. May our focus not be on ourselves, but on You Father! Fill our services with Your power and move among Your people so that miracles and spiritual gifts manifest!

We celebrate You as our Refuge! Your word says in Matthew 6:33-34 “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and God will give you everything you need.34 So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Thank You for Your daily provisions and helping us focus one day at a time in what You desire to accomplish in Your name!  You are the God who sees.  Amen!

Day 19: Prayer 31

El-Shaddai-Rohi, God Almighty, the mighty One of Jacob. You are not just another god, we worship You as the Only true God. Unlike false gods and idols, You see all, hear all, know all, are present with all, and indeed created all the heavens and the earth. All things that are, You created; in You we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28) We Praise You and are in awe of You each and every day!

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of our state North Carolina. We pray for the schools, colleges and universities; not only do we ask that You protect these campuses, but that You would raise up godly and God fearing teachers, professors, and students that will make a difference in our schools. Open their eyes to the truth of Your word and may the education systems in America acknowledge You again Lord!  We pray for the local and state government that there be men and women who know You, pray and make wise and God honoring decisions. Bless this state Lord and let revival fall in North Carolina we pray!

We continue to pray for Israel and the middle east. May Your strong arm show with out any doubt, even in supernatural ways, that Your hand is upon Your people. We pray for the Peace of Jerusalem!

We pray for the choir ministry of Grace Family Fellowship. We pray for sis. Becky Lane, as she leads the choir and helps us as we prepare for the Christmas cantata. Anoint everyone in this ministry with health and give us strong voices to sing for Your glory Father.

We celebrate You today, our Refuge. May we glean from the wisdom within the Library of Your word and from the great cloud of witnesses that have gone before us. We ask for Your wisdom and know that You give generously to those who ask and seek it from You (James 1:5). Praise be to Your mighty Name! Amen.

Day 18: Prayer 31
Jehovah El-Olam, You are our everlasting God. You are eternal, while our problems are temporary Your love will never change. Your promises are true. We worship You and look to You who is eternal instead of focusing on our temporary situations. You will outlive and overcome any bad or discouraging problem! May we look beyond and believe that all things will work for our good and Your glory Lord! (Romans 8:28) We praise You our everlasting Father!

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of New Mexico and New York.

We pray for those who battle addictions. Bring deliverance to those who are paralyzed by addictive drugs, alcohol, opioids, fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and any destructive addiction. May all who battle with these turn to You for help and may Your Holy Spirit bring the breakthrough. There are families that are in turmoil over these strongholds that destroy and we pray for deliverance in Jesus’ name!

We pray for the Hope Ministry and prayer teams of Grace Family Fellowship. May our prayers be heard and effective Father. We stand on the promise of Your word, that “…If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.” (Matthew 18:19) and James 5:14 “Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord.” We believe that Your anointing makes all the difference. Anoint our prayer teams and prayer chain as they pray Lord! May the effective fervent prayers of righteous men and women be powerful and effective! (James 5:16) We believe for miraculous healings, encouragements, and lives transformed by Your power Lord!

We celebrate You as our Refuge, knowing that what we hear echoed within the Halls of Faith is sure! You are eternal and You are the same yesterday, today and forever! You change not! You will never change Your mind! We can depend upon You always! We Praise You our glorious God! Amen!

Day 17: Prayer 31

Jehovah El-Elyon. You are the most high God. You are so much more powerful than our enemy, who tries to intimidate us. You call us in Isaiah 41:10 to “Fear not”, You said, “for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  We know that You are the Most High God. There is none above You. Your Son Jesus Christ is exalted high above every name. We bow low before You Father, hallowed be Your name! We enlarge You today in our thoughts, hearts, and faith! There is no God like Jehovah!

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of New Hampshire and New Jersey.

We pray for the genuine conversion and successful rehabilitation of those who have committed crimes. Break the bondage and strongholds that hold people captive Lord, and bring deliverance by Your mighty Name!

Nehemiah 1:10-11a “The people you rescued by your great power and strong hand are your servants. O Lord, please hear my prayer! Listen to the prayers of those of us who delight in honoring you.”

We pray for our Great Commission Ministry of Grace Family Fellowship, which includes Missions and Evangelism both at home and to the uttermost parts of the earth. We pray for sis. Kathy Stalls and those who are helping her keep missions at the forefront of our minds; to pray for our missionaries and raise support for those on the field who are taking Your gospel to the nations! Anoint them, encourage them, protect them and their families; give them favor with people, communities and governments as they do Your work Lord! May people all over the world, even here in our region, come to You Lord and may lives be transformed!

We celebrate You as our Dangerous Refuge! We acknowledge that You are dangerous to sin, dangerous to any other master, dangerous to sickness, to lukewarmness, and to the demonic spirit of anti-christ that floods the streets! You are more dangerous and we take refuge in Your strong almighty arms! Praise be to Your Name Most High! Amen.

Day 16: Prayer 31

Jehovah Shammah – You are always present! You never leave us or forsake us! (Deuteronomy 31:6; Hebrews 13:5)  You are that best friend that never betrays us. Thank You Lord, for always being there for us! As the Psalmist said: There is nowhere we can escape Your essential presence (Psalm 139:7-10). But why would we want to? We are in love with You Lord, and desire to be with You always! We worship You Lord and delight in please You and obeying You. How can anyone live this life and find fulfillment without You Father? Your name is to be praised! You are the ever present God!

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Nebraska and Nevada.

We pray for those who serve as police officers, prosecutors, defenders, judges and Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, that they would be vigilant in service and wise in judgment.

We pray for the Women of Grace Family Fellowship and our Ladies of Grace Ministry. We ask that You bless them and anoint them as they live to honor Your name! Protect them, encourage them, provide for them, and give them wisdom as they nurture their homes, children, and grand children as daughters, wives, moms, and women of faith! Fill them with Your Spirit and may they see Your hand very real in their daily walk with You Father!  Bless sis. Cathy Smith as our Ladies of Grace leader and those who help her. Also Lord, we do ask that you would be with her and bro. Bubba especially in the next several days as bro. Bubba faces health challenges. We know Your hand with be upon him and that You will walk with both of them during this difficult time.

We celebrate You as our Refuge…knowing that in Christ, we can enjoy much more than just Your essential presence, but we can also flourish in Your intimate presence! Draw close to us as we draw close to You and You promise and may we long to be near You more and more! In the mighty name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

Day 15: Prayer 31

Jehovah Tsidkenu, You are our Righteousness! We worship You today, the One who forgave us of our sins, who washed away unrighteousness with Your precious Blood and became our righteousness! We praise You on this Lord’s day and celebrate You our Savior, our Lord, our King, and our God! As Your word says in Psalms 130:3-4 “If you Lord, kept record of our sins, who could stand? But with You there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve You.” Oh Lord we love You today! Thank You for covering our sins! Thank You for rescuing us from ourselves! Thank You for being our Righteousness! 

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Missouri and Montana.

We pray for the safety of those who live in our communities—specifically safety from conflict and crimes (Psalm 122:7).

We pray for the Men of our church and our Men’s ministry at Grace Family Fellowship! May we be men of integrity and live lives to honor and serve You Father. May we come together to make a difference in our community & world! Help us serve in ways that please You. Anoint us as sons, husbands, dads, granddads, and men of faith! Guide our steps and give us wisdom to lead others to You.

Today is the day the Lord has made! We rejoice and are glad in it! We praise You as our Refuge and Strength! We serve a Risen Lord! Praise be to Your glorious Name! Hallelujah! Bless us today as we come together to worship! Bless people near and far as they gather to glorify and honor You! Amen!

Day 14: Prayer 31

Jehovah Rohi, our Shepherd. Just as a shepherd cared for his flock, to lead them away from danger to green pastures to graze and to still waters to drink, You Father care for and protect us! (Psalm 23, 80:1, 95:7, Isaiah 40:11, Jeremiah 31:10, Ezekiel 34:12, 23) We worship You today as our Good Shepherd and are so thankful for Your oversight of our lives. We praise You and trust You as You guide our lives towards paths of righteousness and even uphold us through shadows of death. We honor You and glorify Your precious Name.

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Minnesota and Mississippi.

We pray for all our Representatives and Senators who serve in the U.S. Congress, that they will govern with God-honoring discernment and preserve the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Give them wisdom during these difficult times.

We pray for our Girls Ministry of Grace Family Fellowship. Send us young girls Lord, so they can be taught, led, and guided toward Your truth as young ladies. Anoint sis. Dinky Bullock and those who help her as they reach young girls in our church and community in creative ways. Use this ministry and their leaders in mighty ways for Your glory Lord we pray. 

We pray again today for peace in Israel… Lord, help America and our leaders to be resolute in their support for Israel. We believe prayer makes a difference, so we pray for Your sovereign hand to reach down and bring an end to the evil that is raging in the land, both near and far.

We celebrate You Lord, as our Refuge. You contain an eternal library of wisdom within the halls of this mighty fortress that is You Lord. Shepherd us through this dark time Father we Pray. Amen!

Day 13: Prayer 31

Jehovah Mekoddishkem, You are our Sanctifier!  You have lovingly taken each of us who are in Christ, and set us apart from all others to call us blessed and to call us Yours.  As the world focuses on bad luck today, we worship You as our blessing! You set us up for blessings! You bestow the greatest blessing upon us as Redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb! Thank You Father for making us Holy in You. For setting us apart! Help us to live lives honoring the work You have done to sanctify us.

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Massachusetts and Michigan.

Father, we pray for Your kingdom to come and Your will to be done in our lives and our families. (Matthew 6:10)  We are encouraged by Your word in 1 John 5:14-15 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him.” We praise You Lord! 

We pray for the Boy’s ministry, Royal Rangers of Grace Family Fellowship. Lord, give us young boys that we can teach, train and shepherd in Your way. Anoint our leaders, Randy and Samuel to remain encouraged as You use them in creative ways to minister to boys in our church and community. May their lives be an example of integrity as we pray for all the men of our church.

We celebrate You, our Refuge, because in Christ, we are blessed beyond measure! We are always being renewed day by day by new mercies. We are new creations in Christ and becoming more like You Father. Thank You for setting such a pattern and example for us. We love You Lord.  Amen

Day 12: Prayer 31

Jehovah Sabaoth, our Lord of Hosts! WE worship You Father as the Maker and supreme Leader of the Armies of Heaven! There is no force that can defeat You! We worship Your Son Jesus, the General of the Armies of Heaven, who has assured us that You fight for us! We praise You for being fully equipped to fight and win and that You allow us to partner with You in prayer as You equip us to for victory! We walk in victory today because of You Lord!  Glory be to Your powerful Name!  Jehovah Sabaoth!

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Maine and Maryland.

We pray for this nation.  We need You in America Again! We grieve as we hear leaders unaware of the seriousness of standing with Israel! Father we call on Your heavenly hosts to fight in even the spiritual realm today as we see the Anti-Christ thinking of our age soar higher than ever before! May we as Your children Father, allow Your Holy Spirit soar higher in our lives, our homes, and our church more than ever before! We Celebrate You as our Refuge, that You protect us from the depraved thinking and spiritual Rot that is spreading! Be with Israel today and may a majority of leaders in America rise up and stand strong in our Belief in Your word! We need it for Such a time as this!  We pray for our President that You Lord will intervene and guide him with wisdom beyond man! We cry out in need of You! 

Today we pray for the Teenagers and S.W.A.G. Youth Ministry at Grace Family Fellowship! May our youth have a heart for You Lord!  Protect their thinking and put Godly influencers in their path and lives! Keep them safe from recklessness and wild oats that easily become temptations. Bless our youth leaders! Anoint them and use them to help shape our teens and teach them Your word! Bring even more teenagers to our church who can truly be Saved With Amazing Grace! 

We ask all these things in the mighty name of Jesus! Amen! 

Day 11: Prayer 31

Jehovah Shalom, Lord, You are our Peace. We worship You for giving us the promise of peace, even a peace during chaos. As we see so many awful things happening in our world, I’m thankful that we can look around within You, our Refuge, and know peace. We are not unaware or denying that times are difficult, but we choose to look to You and believe that Your peace is afforded to us generously! We praise You today for making peace available, even peace that passes our understanding.

And again, we also pray for peace in Israel. Drive out the evil enemies and war mongrels Lord! Comfort those who have been devastated by loss and destruction & bring Shalom to these regions again! As we pray, we are also keenly aware of Your soon return. 

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Kentucky and Louisiana.

We pray for the children of America, a generation in great danger and moral vulnerability, largely no fault of their own. We pray that You Father will grant them protection of body, soul, mind and spirit and fill them with godly desires and true hope. Turn families to Yourself Lord, and teachers and influencers. Open avenues for children to hear Your truth and know You!

We pray for our Next Gen Children’s ministry and Kids church on Sunday morning. Bless our children’s church leaders and teachers. Thank You for their faithfulness to bring forth Your word in a relevant and impactful way to the children. Anoint them and continue to use them. Bless them with endurance and patience. Bless the parents during these difficult times too. Help them be the moms and dads and guardians that they need to be, following Your word. Give them wisdom and direct their steps. We pray that You add more children to our church Lord.

We Praise You as our Refuge Lord. When things look hopeless in our world, we look up, with our minds fixed upon You and are encouraged today, that within You, our Refuge, there is always hope!  In Jesus mighty name, our peace, Amen!

Day 10: Prayer 31

Jehovah Nissi, You are The LORD our Banner! Under Your Rule and Regin in our lives we move from victory to victory. To Your name be the Glory! You wave triumph over our lives as You envelope us with love. We cannot Praise You enough for Your excellent mercy and grace that You hold up and sustain over our lives! Without You we would crumble into dust but You sustain and keep us; holding us together in Christ, whose name is above every name!  To Your name be the Glory!

Today we pray for the leaders, Churches and Christians of Iowa and Kansas.

We pray for a spiritual awakening across the nation, that the Gospel would be communicated across the full spectrum of American society and that people of all ages, races and backgrounds would be drawn to Christ and receive His life and salvation! May people in our region surrender their lives to You and may we see people come to You from the North the South, the East and the West!  Draw people to Your house Lord in worship and for discipleship!

Prepare our Church Lord to receive those who will come. May we be entrusted to welcome souls unconditionally, while preparing to pour into them and teach them Your word. May our church be a training ground for people of all ages. Equipping them to serve You and grow deeper within You Lord. Raise up teachers, preachers, missionaries, pastors, and evangelists in Your church Father. We desire our church and campus to be a place that serves Your purposes! 

We celebrate You as our Refuge. We acknowledge that we are always safer within Your arms, Your will, and Your purpose, even when it does not make since to our senses. We will climb out of the boat to be with You. We will go against the cultural winds to align ourselves with You. We will listen to Your still small voice instead of the loud noises all around us! We will draw neigh to You and willingly walk under Your banner Lord. Amen! (James 4:8)



Day 9: Prayer 31

Jehovah Rapha, The Lord who heals us! We worship You Father, pondering on the truth that You sent Your Son Jesus to heal our greatest brokenness – the devastating effects of sin. You restored our relationship with You allowing Your Son to pay the price for our sins! By the Redemptive power You put on display, You have also made provision for our physical healing. Thank You Lord, that we can walk in health today because of Your favor! And Thank You Lord, that we can walk in peace with You, even when we do not have full health! We praise You because You are worthy, with no other agenda!

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Illinois and Indiana.

We pray for candidates of public office, that they would be moved by You Lord to seek what is honorable, just and moral in You. Humble them and may they acknowledge You Father!

Today, we lift up our senior & golden saints at Grace Family Fellowship. You know the challenges that they endure each day. Touch them in their bodies with healing virtue! Minister to them even in the night hours with rest. Bless their families! Children and Grandchildren! Continue to use them in mighty and anointed ways for Your purposes Lord! Bless them with health and vitality as You protect them everywhere they go.

We celebrate You Lord, as our Refuge! Within You, we can have a strong assurance that no matter what we may face in our bodies, You can heal us, see us through it, or bring us home to fullness of healing! We are not scared of death. “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:55)  We Rejoice that we can find fulfillment in this life as we pursue Your purpose for living! We praise You for blessing us with abundance of life! In Jesus name. Amen!



Day 8: Prayer 31

El Shaddai, Our all sufficient God…there is nothing that You can’t do! There is no desire, need, or weakness that cannot be fulfilled by You! We worship You today as the One we depend upon fully. Your power is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). Our hearts are filled with the wonder of Your perfect Will. We invite Your Kingdom to come into our reality! May it be done Lord.

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Hawaii and Idaho.

We pray for soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen/women and guardsmen/women of our Armed Forces. Thank you God for their service and we ask You to bless them with strength and protection.

Father, may we see Revival sweep over our nation! May every church that calls on Your name earnestly today be filled with Your presence and let a Holy Fire fall fresh upon Your Church! May lives be changed and may those that need healing receive their miracle. We ask for Unity in our Church, that hearts and minds will be focused on Your will and purpose as we Celebrate our Refuge in You!

Lord Jesus, forgive us of our sins and stir us to do Your Kingdom work. Our confidence is not in our own abilities but in Your ability to use us despite our limitations. We believe that the Gospel is the power unto salvation. Open eyes and hearts to turn their lives over to You Father. May every family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor or stranger we encounter see Your light shine through us and bring many to Christ!

It is in Jesus mighty name we pray these things. Amen!



Day 7: Prayer 31

Adonai, You are indeed Lord! We worship You and honor Your name today, knowing that everyone must bow and every tongue confess that You are LORD! You are the only One who has the supreme right to tell us how to live and the ultimate authority to fully direct our lives. We worship You by submitting our lives to Your Lordship and do so with joy, delighting ourselves in You. (Psalm 37:4)

Today, we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Florida and Georgia.

We pray that Your Church will deepen its commitment to prayer and never cease to call upon You God.

And Father, today our hearts are alert and heavy over the attack on Israel. Your word instructs in Psalm 122:6 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May those who love You be secure.’” We are reminded, as we should always be, to watch for Your return, be ready and today, pray for the peace of Jerusalem! We are keenly aware of the significance of Israel in Bible prophecy and are sobered to this reality today. Protect Your people Father and may those who have acted against them meet justice!

We also pray for Gace Family Fellowship facilities & campus. Protect it from crime, natural disasters, and from sicknesses that spread. We pray for provision and praise You for always haven provided for it! We declare that it all belongs to You and not to us, so may everything function properly and honor You. Thank You for giving us favor Lord.

We worship You LORD as our Refuge, You never fail and You will not fail today to hear and answer our prayers! We pray all these things in the Strong Name of our LORD, Jesus Christ! Amen


Day 6: Prayer 31

Jehovah-Jirah, the God who provides! We worship You today as the One who provides all our needs!  You pave the way for provisions in our lives! You are faithful to provide for Your children and Your name is above every name! We honor You and Praise You that You Hear and answer our cry for help.

Your word says in Psalm 4:1 “Answer me when I call to You, oh Lord.
O God who declares me innocent.
Free me from my troubles.
Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.”

We rejoice that You provide peace and rest even in the evening, like tonight, before we go to sleep. You give us peace of mind as we enter into our rest knowing that You free us from our troubles and meet our every need. Calm our minds and give us restful sleep in the night we pray.

Today, we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Connecticut and Delaware.

We pray for those who serve as police officers, prosecutors, defenders, judges and Justices of the U. S. Supreme Court, that they would be vigilant in service and wise in judgment.

We pray that You will bless our shut-ins of Grace Family Fellowship. Lord give them strength, touch their bodies from the top of their heads to the soles of their feet. Bless them and provide for their every need Lord we pray.

We celebrate You as our Refuge knowing that you help us enter our rest and give our minds peace! We glorify You in the name of Jesus we pray. Amen!

Day 5: Prayer 31

Jehovah Elohim, God our Creator! You are so powerful that You created earth and all its goodness in 6 days with just the power of Your words! And I worship You with the thought that You are still working to create in each of us still today. How precious and complex You have made Your people and we praise You and thank You for Your attention to detail in us. As Your word declares “we are fearfully and wonderfully made”. (Psalm 139:14)

We pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of California and Colorado. Lord, may Your Holy Spirit bring conviction of sin and draw people to faith in Christ.

We pray for our Office Administrator of Grace Family Fellowship, sis. Elaine Stalls! We pray blessings over her and her family! Bless her with health and provide for her household! Thank You Lord for anointing sis. Elaine as she ministers to people daily through the phone, teaches the word of God as a teacher, and sets an example of a godly attitude and spirit as she serves!

Father, may Your fire fall upon Grace Family Fellowship, as we felt Sunday and last night! Continue to let Your Holy Spirit bring exactly what we need for our church and Your people! In Jesus Name!

We celebrate You Father as our Refuge, knowing that you drive out our enemy so that we may freely pursue You (Deuteronomy 33:27).  We celebrate that You position Your strong arms under us, upholding us so that we may live in confidence and complete trust in You. Continue to teach us Father and remind us to always place our trust in You and You alone!  Amen!

Day 4: Prayer 31

Lord, we come to You today acknowledging that You are worthy of every praise, glory and honor you receive! We cannot praise You enough! You are so magnificent. You are beyond words to describe! There is no one who compares to You! All Praise and honor to Your name! 

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Arizona and Arkansas.

We pray for all our Representatives and Senators who serve in the U.S. Congress, that they will govern with God-honoring discernment and preserve the freedoms we enjoy as Americans! Raise up godly men and women who will stand up for truth and justice! May a healthy fear of You Lord sweep over our government and our land! 

Your word says in Romans 8:26  that “the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.”

Give us authority and confidence when we pray that we believe and will receive that which we have asked. 

Today, we pray for our Church Administrative Council. Danny Stall, Bubba Smith, Jeff Barber, Danny Smith and Bethany Bullock. Bless each of them with wisdom, anointing them for the work of the Lord in our church. May we make godly decisions as we are led by You Lord!  Bless their families with health and provision!  Father work through Your people and grow Your church with souls coming to You!

We celebrate You Lord as our Refuge and strength! Call us, equip us, and fill us with Your Spirit! We pray all these things in Jesus name, Amen!    


Day 2 & 3: Prayer 31

Heavenly Father, we approach You today hollowing Your name! We celebrate You as our Refuge and the One who issues our life purpose! You are indeed our everything!  Thank You Father for hearing and answering our prayers.

Today we pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Alabama and Alaska. We Pray that Christian leaders across America would seek Your heart for vision, wisdom and direction. (Jeremiah 33:3)

We pray for a great Outpowering of Your Holy Spirit upon America (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17)

We Pray for President Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris, that their hearts would be turned to You and guided by You, and that their decisions would be wise and their leadership would be principled. Our nation needs You Father. 

As a church, I ask that you pray for me, your pastor, David Bryan and my wife, first Lady Christy Bryan.  May God allow us to grow ever deeper in love with Him and keep His hand upon us and our children and family. Father, I pray for Your hand of anointing to be upon me and that You will give me Vision and leadership for Grace Family Fellowship! I pray that You will bring miraculous healing to Christy’s body and use her in even greater ways for Your Kingdom! We need You Lord to protect us, guide us, and provide for us and our family. In Jesus name we will walk in Your health, favor, and blessings!

Isaiah 30:18

So the Lord must wait for you to come to Him

    so He can show you His love and compassion.

For the Lord is a faithful God.

    Blessed are those who wait for His help. 

Father, we pray that You will be there for all our church family as we call on Your name for help and strength.  In Jesus mighty name we pray.  Amen!

Prayer 31: Day 1 Almighty God, we come to You today, on this the Lord’s day, to worship You in Spirit and in Truth! We come into Your presence with singing! We come into Your gates with Thanksgiving and into Your Courts with Praise! We celebrate You as our Refuge and reverence You as a Terrifying and even Dangerous God! The devil is powerless compared to You! And we accept that if we have a healthy fear of You, we need not fear ANYTHING else! No matter what the world or the enemy throw at us, we acknowledge that IN YOU, we rise above it all! Even if we are knocked down, You will lift us up!

Today, we pray for A mighty outpowering of Your Holy Spirit upon this Nation! Drive back every satanic force or anti-Christ spirit that would try and hinder Your move!

2 Corinthians 10:5 “We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture any rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.”

Today we pray for Grace Family Fellowship’s Worship services! May they be charged with Your power oh Lord! May the word go forth with Power and authority followed by signs and wonders! We look to You Lord to do mighty miracles! In Jesus mighty name we pray, Amen!


Grandparents Sunday 2023

Our kids church will be ministering and we will have a special service honoring our Grandparents! 
There will be a free picture booth too!  


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Announcement August 2023

Join us for Prayer tomorrow for our Students during BACK TO SCHOOL Sunday!
We will be praying for the 2023-2024 School year, for the students, faculty, and staff/Administration and for safety on the campuses!  
– Sunday Night, August 27th, 2023 The JAY STONE SINGERS will be with us!  6:00PM
Join us for this Night of Worship and Beautiful Music!  Invite Friends! 


Celebrating Our Refuge & Purpose

2023-2024 Theme Revealed!  
It is June again! Which means it is time to reveal what God is desiring to speak into our church as a Theme for our Calendar Year. For the Remainder of this year and into 2024, we will begin seeking God for Revival as we Celebrate Him as our Refuge!  But we will also hear the Call of God by His Holy Spirit to fulfill His Purpose! We are to seek and to save the lost!  This has always been a purpose of the church and a burden for God’s people…but I feel that it is vital we focus on this more than ever before! 
A generation of souls is being lied too!  They are dying and going to an eternal Hell!  Our purpose is clearly commissioned by God:  “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to everyone!”  Mark 16:15  
We have a distinct responsibility to do this!  Why?  
#1. Because we have surrendered our lives to the Lord and are born again!  
#2. Because we are Ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20)
#3. Because we Love God and People! (Matthew 22:37-39)
#4. Because WE HAVE A REFUGE!  
This is what we will be emphasizing this year and Celebrating! 
Psalms 18:30“God’s way is perfect. The word of the Lord proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him.”  
Knowing that God is our Refuge, and that we are always within the borders of this divine shielding; Distinctly positions us for Victory in Christ and to take this LOVE to a dying world!  There are several ways: 
#1. Those in Christ, who live a Biblical World view (the Whole council of God’s word is observed as truth), are protected from dominate Human influence and cultural rot!
#2. We have ONE who strengthens us despite our troubles and daily challenges.  (Psalms 59:16)  Everyone has problems and struggles. But ours do not have to stop us from living FREE, living with JOY and living VICTORIOUS!  Our problems also do not have to halt our ability to fulfill God’s purpose for us.  Sure, others may be paralyzed when trouble hits…But we have a God bigger than our troubles that can strengthen us through our struggles and still help us get the Job done!  
#3. We have a well of wisdom and a library of instruction within the walls of our REFUGE! We don’t base our lives on our opinion, cultural changes, politics, or people’s whims. We allow our lives to be governed by the ABSOLUTE authority of God’s word. The B.I.B.L.E. “Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth”. The Bible says we are without excuse (Romans 1:20). 
#4. We have a Divine Anointing from God Himself. The Holy Spirit empowers those who are available and obedient.  I mean, if we are inside our REFUGE, everything we need is right there! (Psalm 23)! Acts 10:38God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.” 
Of course God is with us! We are inside our REFUGE!  It is not about what I can do or who I am, It is about what HE can do and Who HE is! It is His message and Gospel! And that Gospel message is “the power of God unto salvation”!  (Romans 1:16)


88 Times in the Bible, God talks about being our Refuge. Even when cities of refuge are mentioned, these foreshadow God’s Plan of Salvation for us in Christ. In our Refuge, we are sheltered from eternal death, separation from God, and from Satan placing his grip on us! Satan can’t cross the bloodline and he surely can’t penetrate the walls of our REFUGE! In our Refuge, we are protected from the dominance of human influence and fear (Psalm 118:8). We are blessed to be able to taste and see God’s goodness and Power (Psalm 34:8). We are shielded from condemnation and rescued when in trouble! And He is close to us when we are broken or grieving (Psalm 34:17-22)! In our Refuge, we’re given a song to sing even when were troubled (Psalm 59:16)! And so many more we will explore together!
We are Celebrating our Refuge and Purpose! Praise His Name!  


2023 HomeComing

Join us for this Special Day as we Celebrate 72 Years of Ministry! 
We are thrilled to have Rev. Chap Chappell and his wife Kristy Chappell joining us this year! They were so instrumental in helping this church grow in the 90s; working as both Youth Ministers and Worship leaders! It is going to be such a blessing to have them come back to Grace Family and worship with us and celebrate with us this year! 
The Oak Grove Boys and Tammy will also be with us for a special time of Southern Gospel Music and worship at 10Am
Then Rev. Chap will bring the Message and sing at 11AM
Don’t forget that there will be a covered dish meal to follow after the service. 
Families are ask to bring a covered dish meal enough to feed their family. 
Thank you in advance for being apart!  


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Happy New Year 2023

N ext.
E xperience.
W ork.
What is Next? Is it time for New Beginnings in your life?
What will you experience next? Will it be a season of Blessings? Healing? Spiritual Gifts? Deeper dedication?
Whatever is next and whatever you will experience…it will take WORK! We must trust God to give us the Power, by His Spirit, to accomplish whatever this next season has in store!  
Just because we live in dark days and ever increasing spiritual decay, does NOT mean that we do not need to renew our walk, set New goals, seek new revelations, and even experience new beginnings with God.  Let’s expect some N.E.W.  in our Next Season! 


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A Sovereign Christmas:

We serve an all knowing, all present, all powerful Sovereign God! He is infinite in unlimited wisdom while we are finite in our knowledge. We do not even know what the next minute holds, but God knows what eternity future holds as well as every detail about eternity past.  Micah 5:2 prophesied about the Messiah being born in Bethlehem, but also about Him coming “from of old, from ancient days”. Now when you and I are born, that is our beginning. But Jesus birth was not His beginning…it was just a new manifestation appearance in a new role. Ultimately the role of our Redeemer! 7 centuries latter Jesus was born. John 1:1 says it like this “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  The Lord is not a distant uncaring God. He is Emmanuel. He is right in the thick of everything that happens around us. This does not mean that God causes everything to happen. We have free will and we live in a sin cursed fallen world where accidents happen, people start wars, mankind murders babies in the womb and all kinds of evil choices are made. But what we can be confident about is that God is in control of the long-term over-all course of time. In other words, His purposes will be ultimately achieved in the end. Nothing will throw off His sovereign plan. When the enemy or even our choices threaten His laid-out purpose, He will navigate and turn things in whatever way necessary to bring about His will! The Bible is full of examples where God spoke to His prophets to foretell important events that would change the course of History! And that is exactly what it is HIS – STORY. God will work all things for the good to those who love Him and are called according to His purposes (Romans 8:28) God’s fingerprint, His Hand is touching every facet of our lives. His hand in upon you. Speak Jesus over your family and believe He is working! From Genesis 3:15 till John 3:16 till now…God is actively and sovereignly involved in our lives and still speaks today.  Bottom line: you and I can Trust God! This Christmas, remember that no matter what you are going through, God knows and will be right there to help you if you call on Him. He is Emmanuel! He is with you! And He knows exactly what you need! Amen!

B eautiful Lord – He creates all things good & is preparing a beautiful place for us now.
E ternal God – He is self-sustaining and has the right to give us everlasting life.
A lmighty Father – He is Power. He is Strength. He is Wisdom.
U nlimited Master – His Resources and Power are endless.
T riune Father, Son & Holy Spirit – He has identified Himself for our every need!
Y ahweh God – The only name God ever gave Himself.  “I AM”.

Jesus quoted Isaiah 61:1-2a in Luke 4:18. He did this to proclaim Himself as the promised Messiah. He then told the amazed people in the synagogue that day: “The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!” Jesus came to do the beautiful work of a beautiful God and has called His beautiful people to His beautiful purposes! Jesus stopped just short of quoting the whole passage. He declares that He has come to declare the year of the Lord’s Favor. This is a reference to the age of Grace which began when Jesus was Baptized in the River Jordan by John the Baptist and the Father spoke, “this is My Beloved Son in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17).  Then the Holy Spirit descended upon Him like a Dove. Jesus ultimately died for our sins then resurrected from the dead conquering death, hell and the grave for mankind. It was the most beautiful act ever accomplished in human history and it ushered in the age of God’s Grace on the earth. No longer were we to be judged by the keeping of the Law of God, but instead, whether we accept God’s Sacrifice of His own Son for our law breaking (Galatians 2:16). We the Church are purposed to take this beautiful Gospel to the World as the only Hope of mankind. The Age of Grace will end when Jesus return to catch His bride away (1 Thessalonians 4:17). This will usher in the next part mentioned in Isaiah 61:2b to proclaim “the day of vengeance of our God”. Those not found in Christ will see and feel His wrath pour out upon the earth and mankind. But that time has not come yet. We are still living in the beautiful Church age with a beautiful purpose and calling. This Thanksgiving Season, be thankful that we are called to be apart of something and Someone so Beautiful! Isaiah 61:1-2  The most important and most beautiful reason we live as the Redeemed:
1. Let the Spirit of the Lord be upon you (and in you John 14:17).
2. Be anointed as you bring the Good News of Jesus to the world.
3. Comfort and heal the brokenhearted with Christ’s compassion.
4. Tell people they can be released from their captivity to sin.
5. Help people find Freedom in Christ, for He can break any stronghold! 

Terrifying Jehovah! 

October is a month of Harvest festivals, fairs, and scary things…traditionally. However, as believers in Christ, we see this month as a month of God’s blessings! To celebrate His provisions. And use what the world takes as a holiday to celebrate evil and celebrate Jesus by providing an outreach to the community on Oct. 31st. But as I have been sharing on Sunday Mornings… There is One who is more dangerous than any witch, monster, demon or devil! Jehovah God is a Terrifying God!  Zephaniah 2:11 says: “The LORD will terrify them as He destroys all the gods in the land. Then nations around the world will worship the LORD, each in their own land.”  We know that a lot of things in this world are prioritized over God. But every god in the hearts of mankind will be destroyed one day and everything will be left bare to stand before our Great and Mighty God! You and I know that He is a loving God! A Merciful God! A God of forgiveness, joy and peace! But He is also a Just God! There is going to be a Judgment Day and those who have not surrendered to Jesus will be Judged to hell! As we sing in the song “Come, now is the time to Worship”, the lyrics say “…still the greatest treasure remains for those who gladly choose You now”. One Day every knee will bow and every tongue will be forced to confess that Jesus is LORD (Philippians 2:10-11). This will be terrifying for those who have worshipped everything EXCEPT the ONE who could have SAVED them! The enemy has deceived and fooled many souls into ignoring God and him (satan). But we must be alert, sober minded, and aware that the enemy is real. The enemy is also strong, but compared to our God, satan is puny, weak and small. There is NO comparison! One of the ways we can more adequately worship the Lord is to make ourselves smaller and God larger in our thinking; Let what you are facing be seen as smaller and God bigger! And whatever may frighten you…God can frighten it! So if you have the LORD and fear Him, you need not fear anything else. If what you are having to lift feels heavy in your life right now, trust me, God can lift it! Cast your cares on Him (1 Peter 5:7) God cares for you and can help you overcome anything!

I’m thankful that I can celebrate my Refuge today. Before entering this Strong and Precious Refuge, one must bow down and worship God and confess that He is Lord. You wouldn’t be in Christ if you had not done so. Now my purpose is for others to see the blessing and benefit of being in Christ. No matter how scary a circumstance may be that the world poses, God is BIGGER, SCARIER, AND MORE POWERFUL! This month, let’s worship our beautiful and TERRIFYING God! 

Excuse me. NO! 

Has Satan ever caused you to feel like you are unworthy to be a Christian? Or to serve the Lord? Or to pray in the Spirit?  Has he ever told you: “who are you to pray in the Holy Spirit, I know who you are, so that praying can’t be real because you are full of flaws.”  Well, do you remember the scripture where Jesus talks about the man who built his house on sand in Matthew 7:24-27 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”  Even though we are obedient children of the King, who are more than conquerors, joint heirs with Christ and can do anything with His strength; we are often fooled by the enemy. Although we are promised a Refuge from the storm in Christ, we sometimes think and live like we are built on a weak foundation. The devil wants you to feel this way and fall and be torn down; living as though you are built on sand, when we know we have been built on the Rock of our Salvation! Arise and rebuke Satan in Jesus name! You know who your foundation is! There is NONE better! He is the cornerstone Himself! The Messiah, the Savior, and the God of all creation! Look around at the strong footing God has provided and know you can pray in the Spirit with confidence, serve God with anointing, and are worthy of all the promises of God in Christ Jesus!  You are a blood bought child of the King! And because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross and His Resurrection, your foundation is unshakable! It was never about how good you are or how holy you are…it has always been how GOOD GOD IS and how HOLY HE IS!! So don’t be deceived! Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44) and he wants to stop you and cause you to feel like you are sinking so you will NOT serve the Lord, pray and use the authority that God has made available IN JESUS NAME! So next time the devil comes and says: “you are not worthy”, just rise up and say: “Excuse me, NO” I am not listening to you Satan!  “Excuse me, NO” I am not deceived by you!  “Excuse me, NO” I do not have a weak foundation! I have built my house on THE ROCK! And I’m standing strong on Jesus!  Amen!! Matthew 7:25 “the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.”


“At Any Cost”

Jesus said that He had come to seek and to save those who are lost (Luke 19:10); that He had come for those who are sick (with sin) and that He had not come to call those who think their righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” (Luke 5:31-32). Jesus indicated that we are to be so passionate about the gospel and its saving power that we are to help pull people out of the flames (Jude 1:23) and as Jesus said in Matthew 11:12 “the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force”. In Luke 5:18-19 men tore off a roof to get to Jesus!  When soberly considering the reality of Hell and eternal death for those who do have the ability to hear about the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!…It is clear why we should desire to overcome our fears and Reach the lost at any cost!  Read Luke 15:8-10; we are to be like the woman desperate to find the lost coin. The “cost” was to exhaust our resources and light the lamp. Then we have to do the work and sweep the floor!  All in all we know that Jesus gave His all to save us, we are to be His hands and feet! We are to be a light in the world and Christ’s ambassador!  All this says to us: reach the lost at any cost! And so often we do not.  If we think it is hot now, in August, imagine what hell will be like for those who do not come to Christ! Let’s do the work, light the lamp and win some souls for the Kingdom! 

P.S.: You are invited to the Wednesday Night evangelism training course with Pastor David at 7PM weekly. We will be taking what we learn to the street on some scheduled Sunday Nights. Some on out and let’s conquer our fears together!


Liberty Refuge

Psalm 91 is a powerful declaration of blessings that we find within our Refuge!  (If you can, read this Psalm). Notice verse 1, you will find rest as God provides shelter. Shelter from what? Stress, worry, anxiety, heavy burdens, fear, distress and anything that could beat you down or threaten you. Look at verse 2, God will rescue you from Satan’s traps and protect you from disease. Verse 5 informs us that with God as our Refuge, we do not have to fear the terrors that are happening at night or the dangerous things that could happen during the day!  Verse 8 challenges us to open our eyes and see what living outside the Refuge looks like (the wicked). Verse 11, God orders His Angles to protect us. Verse 13 indicates that everywhere we tread, we will be able to overcome and conquer seemingly impossible challenges! Are you seeing a pattern here? God not only provides Refuge, He is providing us a life of LIBERTY from any and all of life’s crushing stressors! Psalm 91 does instruct us on the conditions of these blessings.
#1 You must make God your Refuge. (We know this is by being in Christ).
#2 You must put your Trust in God! This is a daily discipline that is furthered by reading God’s word (God talking to you) and talking to God through Prayer.
#3 We must Love God and have confidence in His name!  (This also comes through strengthened relationship).
This time of year our minds are on Freedom as we celebrate Independence day. But as we celebrate our Refuge and Purpose, remember that our true freedom comes from living in Christ, our Refuge! Praise the Lord for the Liberty afforded to us under the Shadow of the Almighty: God’s presence! We know that this does not mean life here on earth is always going to be easy, pleasant, or even fair. But what Psalm 91 does show us is that we will be more FREE to live at peace in this life, even during troubles, knowing that God has offered us a “secret place in the MOST HIGH”! Wow, how awesome is that?

Celebrate our Refuge!

We live in a world of dangerous darkness AROUND us and brokenness WITHIN us. But the Bible talks about a very powerful benefit we as believers have. Simply put:  GOD IS OUR REFUGE!  For the rest of this year and into 2024, our new Calendar year Theme will be: “Celebrating our Refuge and Purpose!”
I have heard from the Lord and He has given me this vision for our Church: We have a Refuge within the LORD that is clearly mapped out. But we also have a Purpose in the Lord that is clearly commissioned!  No matter how bad things become in our world, we need never to be afraid! God is not just the place we run to when trouble comes; we need to be keenly aware that as Christians in Christ, we are always within the borders of our REFUGE! To celebrate this is to understand that God is: #1. Actively sheltering us from the bombardment of demonic messaging… and #2.  Keeping it from penetrating our faith and our mind, spirit and soul! Psalms 18:30 “God’s way is perfect. The word of the Lord proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him.”  This is beyond wonderful! But it is not a place for us to hunker down and hide. It is not a place for us to feel so safe that we just sit back and become lazy!  Instead, this celebration and appreciation for our DIVINE SHEILDING should act as a Launching pad! A motivation for us to combat the darkness and win souls for Christ!

88 Times in the Bible, God talks about being our Refuge. Even when cities of refuge are mentioned, these foreshadow God’s Plan of Salvation for us in Christ. In our Refuge, we are sheltered from eternal death, separation from God, and from Satan placing his grip on us! Satan can’t cross the bloodline and he surely can’t penetrate the walls of our REFUGE! Praise the LORD!! In our Refuge, we are protected from the dominance of human influence and fear (Psalm 118:8). We are blessed to be able to taste and see God’s goodness and Power (Psalm 34:8). We are shielded from condemnation and rescued when in trouble! And He is close to us when we are broken or grieving (Psalm 34:17-22)! In our Refuge, we’re given a song to sing even when were troubled (Psalm 59:16)! And so many more we will explore together!

But our Purpose is clearly commissioned as well! We are to seek and to save the lost by living like Jesus!  God help us to be moved by His Holy Spirit to let our lights shine bright and our mouths speak boldly the love of God!

In the authority of Jesus name! I call you to see your position in Christ! And let it Launch you into action! Push back against the deceptions, lies and demonic ideas! We have the TRUTH! And we have a REFUGE! And we have a PURPOSE! May we fulfill it for His GLORY! Amen!

Are You Fluid or Solid?

Recently there has been a lot of chatter about A.I. (Artificial Intelligence). Basically, computer programmers have made computers so smart and resourceful with their data banks and programmed experiences are making them almost self-aware! Sounds like a Syfy movie right?  Just think Alexa, Siri, and Google Assist on smart phones…they have their own voice and personality. Anyway. Ellon Musk stated that soon, these A.I. Computer programs would begin to control social media with their ability to use words and write their own articles; becoming a huge influence upon real people’s opinions. A.I. Computer programs are already creating art, driving cars, writing articles, and even simulating relationships through apps. The Point:

Today’s generation is not only being influenced by TV, fake news, and social media, but by A.I. programs that work 24/7 to influence their thinking with extreme liberal ideas and godless thoughts. I believe that this is a tool of the Anti-Christ spirit that is ever increasing in our society and world. The Bible is very clear about its influence. Daniel 11:36-39 prophesies that he will 1. exalt himself.  2. heed his inner voice above others. 3. be hostile toward the true God. 4. exalt human logic above faith. 5. prosper for a season and be loved. 6. not desire women.. 7. viciously persecute Jews and Christians. 8. think of himself as greater than God. 9. become increasingly lawless… and many other demonic traits.

There is only one way for us to avoid succumbing to this force… 1. Be Born again. 2. Be in Christ and remain in Him. 3. Stay grounded in God’s word. 4. And stay in tune with the Holy Spirit. Jesus said in John 14:26 “But when the Father sends the Helper (Advocate) as My representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—He will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.” The Holy Spirit, inside of us, will keep us stable and solid on the foundation of Jesus’ teachings. People without a relationship with God, do not have the Spirit of God and are like fluid. They will “run” (like water) in any direction that the world or this age may tilt! But the Believer in Christ will stay unmovable! Grounded! And Locked into God’s Way. That is an awesome Blessing to know we can be impervious to this affect! Praise the Lord! 

Just think about it. This is a demonic supernatural force that is dominating America, Europe, Canada, and many other corners of our world. These forces are making a difference in every aspect of human life. But because we are in Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to govern our lives, we are invulnerable to this attack. I feel this is worth celebrating! God is Good! And He has placed you and I upon His Solid Rock! Jesus!

We are about to celebrate the most important Christian event of the year:  Resurrection SUNDAY! Without the Resurrection of Jesus, Christianity is a null and void religion. With the Resurrection, Christianity is the PROOF that God masterfully created a way for His creation to be reconciled to Himself and that everything in Holy Scripture points to ONE beautiful and loving Redemptive plan for mankind!  Jesus Resurrection is the key! It is our proof of hope for an afterlife, but truly LIFE itself! The sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross to redeem us from the curse and break the hold of sin, death and hell on our lives is beyond our ability to appreciate in full! But we begin a lifetime of trying to show appreciation once our lives have been touched by His powerful blood and His Resurrection power inside of us! Jesus’ Cross at Calvary is the ONE universal symbol that reminds us of the GREAT LOVE God showed us by sending His only begotten Son and sacrificing Him, sinless, on a criminal’s cross because of OUR SINS!  Romans 5:8 “God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 

But the Bible records in Luke 23:39-43, that there were THREE crosses that day. Jesus’ Cross was among at least two other crosses nearby: Two thieves; guilty, and receiving their “just” punishment. One thief mocked and insulted Jesus, and only thought of himself, telling Jesus to rescue Himself and the criminals. The other thief confessed that he and the others were guilty and deserved their punishment, but stated that this Man had done nothing wrong! Then this criminal asked Jesus to remember him when Jesus arrives in His Kingdom. Jesus’ words were so sweet and powerful!
“I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”  Luke 23:43
We are all criminals, and these THREE Crosses show us the invitation that we all have been given. One is a Cross of perfection:  I couldn’t have died on that perfect cross for anyone; and neither could you. Even if I did, I couldn’t even save me, much less the world. And one is a cross of arrogance trying to do it for self, I certainly could not be saved without Jesus like the first thief suggested. So The choice is clear. The cross of humility and repentance. Trusting in Jesus perfect sacrifice, like the second thief. Jesus is the ONLY ONE who could hang on a Cross for the SALVATION OF THE WORLD – Sinless! But we can come to Him in humility and repentance! His PERFECT sinless blood, shed on the cross, still redeems the lost! Let us pray that people of all ages and all walks of life will make that choice this Easter, April 9th and beyond! Let’s pray that they encounter the Resurrected Savior!

I believe we all thoroughly enjoyed the revival! Now may the revival fire continue to burn. The Lord worked in hearts around the altar and I trust that those blessings will transcend the week of the meetings to the point that we are changed and more like Christ! And most importantly, closer to God! The Lord has delt with me on several points and I pray that God strengthens each of us to be committed to the renewal that the Lord has begun in us. Rev. Gary Bateman mentioned several points that I believe we should embrace. God desires a church that KNOWS who Jesus is! A church who knows who Jesus is will have righteousness as a core value. That church will also experience God’s power! Because there is Power in the Name of Jesus. The devil will fear that kind of church because it is a people marching on their knees in prayer and taking the Gospel outside the walls of the church building.
Also, we were challenged to hear God speak over the voices of the world today! Rev. Gary shared many examples of what “they say”…but we are to believe what God Says! And on the last night, Rev. Gary exclaimed that “This is the Day”, this is our day, and this is our time! God has called us as a church, “for such a time as this”, in our community, to make a difference! (Psalm 118:24; Psalm 39:4; Esther 4:14)
This has certainly been one of my burdens. I believe the Lord is telling us to 1. Take Jesus to families or households. Let’s make an appointment to meet with families that the Lord lays on our hearts, and present the Good News to them. 2. Take Jesus to the streets. Let’s do some prayer walks this spring. And while we are outside, we can stop and talk to people we run into about the Lord. 3. I would like to do another training on witnessing and soul winning, with the goal of going out at least monthly to witness in teams. Let’s determine that in these last days, God is going to use us to mess up the enemies’ plans! To make a difference in our community and be a church that Satan fears! In JESUS NAME!! As Rev. Gary Bateman said: it is not activities in church that threaten the gates of hell. It is a praying people that are experiencing a Move of God! And a people experiencing a move of God will be on the Move FOR God!
As the Apostle Paul said, when he was going outside to witness to people: “I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 2:4b We can depend upon the Holy Spirit to use the scriptures we know and the testimony in our heart to give us the words and the boldness to be Christ’s witness! Begin praying with me: “God, use us to be a soul winning church!”

Jesus is our Salvation. He is the most important relationship and priority in our lives! He saves us from Hell; but more importantly, He restores our relationship with Father God; Creator of all things! His love is so great and powerful toward us that He died for Mankind and covered our sins with His perfect sinless blood! God has called families to Himself! He has called men and women, husbands and wives, moms and dads, children and grandparents to Himself to serve Him. Satan has tried to destroy the family because he knows that God desires to work through the family unit to bring a foundation of Love. A healthy family can set a legacy of love that is planted by a mom and dad who love their God and each other and are willing to train their children to fear and love the Lord also. This Love Foundation is powerful, anointed, and God ordained!

There is a Greek word that is found over 100 times in the New Testament that brings our focus to a great need in 2023: “Oikos”. It means family or household. The family has always been positioned in Scripture to bare the message of God. From Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (family), to Noah and his sons and wives in the Ark (Family) to Joshua who said in Joshua 24:15 “…as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”  In Acts 16:31 Paul and Silas declared to a frightened Jailer: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Jesus said to Zacchaeus in Luke 19:9, after eating with him and after Zacchaeus confessed his sins: “Today salvation has come to this house…” There is an overflow of God’s love when the family is strong and most importantly, dedicated to God. When they seek God’s will. When they fear the Lord. When they worship together, pray together, and get involved in Kingdom ministry together! I believe that most people underestimate the powerful potential of what this looks like to the world and especially to God! This overflow of love starts with the husband and wife relationship or mom and dads faithful commitment to God and to each other. The Family, ordained by God, can be a Love Foundation that is indisputably effective in showing God’s Word at work. This in turn, bears the message of God from generation to generation. Deuteronomy chapter 6 verse 2 and 7 prove this. and you and your children and grandchildren must fear the Lord your God as long as you live. If you obey all his decrees and commands, you will enjoy a long life. 7 Repeat (God’s Word & His ways) again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.

This year, as we commit to Speak life + Live the Live for Jesus; let us take God’s message of SALVATION to households! With God’s message on our lips and in our heart; it is time for Grace FAMILY Fellowship to target the Family again with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!  This will be a year of Revival! Pray and Agree in this with me, in Jesus name!

Our Calendar year Theme at Grace Family Fellowship is: “Speak Life + Live the Life”. And there is one thing I can confidently say!  We need more individuals, more families, more leaders, more men, women, boys and girls in America, standing up for the LORD. There is an overall disdain for God in our American culture. It is on display in almost every television show or streaming service and in the news! Sadly, entertainment is not for entertainment anymore. It is for indoctrination. The Anti-Christ spirit is becoming more and more brave in America. This evil does not try to hide behind pretense or shy away from speaking up. Tragically, the exit polls or opinion polls now indicate that the masses are with this Anti-Christ spirit agenda. Its plan is to program people, who do not have a strong relationship with Jesus Christ, to be against everything that would please God. The most appalling part of this is how easily people are falling in line with such a demonic agenda, and they do not even realize its’ source! BUT HEAR OH PEOPLE OF FAITH! Please do not be deceived! This God hating culture has avalanched into every part of society. This did not happen overnight. From prayer and the Bible being removed from schools, including colleges and Universities; students of all ages are *“subtly” now the disciples of satan himself. God’s word warns us about all this in multiple location in scripture. One of those is in Second Timothy 3. All of this is good, but take a look at verses 1 & 2: “You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred.” It goes on to say that people will hate what is good. And that they will use clever ways to win people over to their side. It speaks of an inability to know the TRUTH and having depraved minds! (See Romans 1:30) Wow!  So, the question is, what does God teach us is the solution? Again. It is for the people of faith to speak up! Speak truth! Speak Life! But also be anointed of God to be salt and light! To be filled with the Holy Spirit and be His witness! In other words, LIVE the life! The plus indicates that we are not on our own! We have the Holy Spirit! And in the Pentecostal Holiness church and like-minded denominations that still value Holiness, we have each other! So, as you make your new years resolutions, ADD (+) an increased determination to Speak the things of God more often to those around you and to LIVE it!