Dear Friends of Gateway Prayer Garden,
EXEMPTIONS TO “SAFER-AT-HOME” ORDERS –
There is always a silver lining to those things that the enemy throws at God’s creation. For followers of Jesus, Covid19 has prompted prayer for thousands, some of them family members, co-workers, and even those unknown to us personally.
Many state Governors have adopted “stay-at-home” executive orders and in Colorado there are fortunately many exemptions to those working in critical infrastructure and healthcare operations, manufacturing, financial institutions, and yes, even houses of worship provided “social distancing” is employed.
But there is one thing that no exemption is needed for: PRAYER WALKING AND PRAYING.
Whether in your back yard, neighborhood, school grounds, athletic field, downtown, or the Prayer Trail at Gateway Prayer Garden, there are no restrictions on this activity! If you haven’t read the story of why we intentionally began with reclaiming the land along Fountain Creek for this purpose, I’d encourage you to follow this link: Walk and Pray
We believe that every believer should have a place where they regularly walk and pray. Most churches have spare land area, even if it’s a parking lot, where parishioners can walk and pray whether individually or in groups (practicing “social distancing” if needed).
“I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” 2 Corinthians 6:16
KEYS FOR PRAYER WALKING –
Here is even more helpful content from the “Bible Resource Study Center” we recommend for walking and praying: Bible Resource Center
“Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as He was walking in the garden in the cool of the day.” Genesis 3:8
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT GPG –
If you’ve been down to the Prayer Garden recently, you may have noticed a large number of blocks on the ground near the Cross. These will be set in place to begin forming the perimeter of the walkway where Scripture tiles will be placed. When we obtain the go ahead from the city of Fountain that FEMA approvals have finalized, we can move forward with these blocks.
MAJOR PRAYER ANSWERED AND ONE MORE REQUESTED –
You may remember in our last communication we were asking the Lord to bring forth our “Bezalel” to help design and visualize the structures that will be in the Garden based on God’s instructions. Bezalel was the person in Exodus 31 God chose to design and build the Tabernacle. This is critical for two reasons: 1) Once approved, we can hook up our utilities to the Security/Construction building that has remained vacant for over a year. 2) We wanted someone who was dependent on the Holy Spirit to accomplish this ministry.
One of our readers saw this request and gave us the name of an architectural/engineering firm that understands its calling as ministry and we are engaging with them!
NOW our next major prayer request is locating a road grader for a day for leveling our ground so we can place our stone blocks. Prayer with us for this and any suggestions would be appreciated.
DON’T FORGET TO CIRCLE YOUR CALENDAR Sunday, May 31st is a day for us to gather once again on the land and celebrate the continuous leading and unfolding progress by the Holy Spirit of GPG.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS –
We are planning another Fountain Creek cleanup time in the near future that will allow us to extend our Prayer Trails further south along Fountain Creek. Details to follow soon!
With much appreciation,
Mark R. Spengler, Director