Prayer for 7 Mountains of Influence
This past June at Family First we went through what we called a Prayer Siege, where everyday we prayed over different areas in our culture and in our community. Everyday for one week we prayed for a different Mountain of Influence. These 7 Mountains of Influence are areas in our world where God can transform an entire community through Kingdom leaders, organizations, businesses, and more!
The focus for these prayer times was establishing the Kingdom of God here in Hernando County to be at the center in each of these areas and for it to expand! We want the Kingdom to be exalted in our churches, but also far beyond that, so that people can see Christians actually making an impact on their community.
Matthew 14:14-16, "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."
Our desire is that the church would realize that we are not just called to be the light of the church, but we are the light of the world! That means we must pray for Kingdom minded people to rise up in each of these areas in our culture, so we can transform the culture for the Kingdom of God!
Over the next few days, take some time to pray with us through these 7 Mountains of Influence:
Pray for your church and churches in your community. Pray for a spirit of unity to break out among the churches in your community. Pray that churches would band together as a unified army so as to effectively win the lost in their towns together. Pray that the Church would see the enemy as out THERE, and not each other. Pray that the Church will allow the Holy Spirit to move freely.
Matthew 16:18, John 4:23-24, Acts 2:41-47, 1 King’s 18:21-39, Hebrews 10:23-25
Bring healing and restoration to families. Break the back of the spirit of rebellion. Restore Family Altars in homes. Bring revival into families and into private homes.
Psalm 68:5-6, Genesis 1:26-28, Ephesians 3:15, Acts 16:31-32, Psalm 107:41, Genesis 12:3, Genesis 2:21-24, Jeremiah 31:1, Luke 15:11-32
Pray for teachers who are lovers of Jesus. Pray that they would bring in a righteous revolution for the sake of our children. Pray for safety on our school campuses; no violence, bullying, or any other works of darkness will not be permitted!
Deuteronomy 6:5-9, Psalm 25:4-5, Psalm 27:11, Psalm 34:11, Psalm 90:12, Isaiah 2:3, John 14:26, I Corinthians 2:12-16
Pray that the Lord will raise up godly leaders in our government. Bless those who are in authority over us. Pray for their protection. Pray for a spirit of wisdom on their behalf. Pray that the Lord would bring to them His “Daniels” to give them godly counsel. Pray for our President and all those in authority, that God would give them encouragement and boldness.
Isaiah 9:6, I Peter 2:13-17, 2 Chronicles 1:10, Proverbs 8:15-16, I Timothy 2:1-2, Proverbs 29:4, Isaiah 22:22, Daniel 2:20-23, Matthew 28:18
Pray for a desire for purity and righteousness to infiltrate our media. Ask the Lord to bring a spirit of integrity into those who work in the media. Pray against the spirit of manipulation. Pray for protection for them personally and for their families.
James 3:4-6, Philippians 4:8, Psalm 1, Psalm 19:14, Matthew 28:19-20, Psalm 101:3, Psalm 49:3, Mark 16:15
6. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Today is Day 6 of our Prayer Siege and we are praying for Arts and Entertainment. This is something dear to our hearts as we have many people in our community and in our church family who are gifted artists, creatives, and musicians. Pray with us for the Holy Spirit to ignite new and fresh ideas within them to bring glory to God through these Arts!
Pray the Lord would raise up gifted artisans as worshippers in the Arts, that He would be glorified through paintings, sculptures, songs, writings, photography, videography, and more!
Genesis 1:1, Psalm 101:3, Isaiah 65:17, Revelation 14:7, Psalm 96:1-3, Psalm 19:1
Last but certainly not least, today is Day 7 of our Prayer Siege. We are praying for the mountain of influence, Business. We have several business owners in our community and church family who we can lift up in prayer today!
Pray that daily Bible studies and prayer meetings – even churches will be ignited in revival on the workplace. Pray for the strengthening of Christian business owners, CEO’s, managers and workers – that they would be ministers of the Gospel on their jobs. Building God’s kingdom with His resources and excellence.
Isaiah 60:11, Exodus 35:2, Acts 16:14-15, Psalm 112, Psalm 62:12, Acts 18:2-3, Proverbs 13:22, Proverbs 13:11