Fight For Your Family

21 Days of Prayer 

For Encounter Launch at Church of the Savior Day 6 

Fight For Your Family  

Prayer is not preparation for work, it is work. Prayer is not preparation for the battle, it is the battle.  Oswald Chambers 

After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”

When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to our own work.

From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were equipped with spears, shields, bows and armor. The officers posted themselves behind all the people of Judah who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other, and each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked. But the man who sounded the trumpet stayed with me.

Then I said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall. Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!”

Nehemiah 4:14-20

Prayer Focus: Pray for every family, every man, and every home by sounding the trumpet so our God will fight for us. Pray against a passive and complacent spirit in men. Pray that we all would accept the challenge of God’s Word that we are to fight for our families by leading them to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Pray for the extensive work that needs to be done so Encounter will have a successful launch. 

Be Blessed and Encouraged  

Bill Rieser 

Encounter Pastor