PASTORAL GATHERING ON-SITE . . .
On August 17, the Garden hosted on-site approximately 20 pastors and wives who had come to pray for God’s purposes to be fulfilled in the Pikes Peak region. That visit included participants burying the Word of God, pounding a stake in the ground, and commemorating the event with an engraved stone (shown below).
The words read “Kingdom of God Revolution, August 17, 2020”. These were pastors and spiritual leaders not cowed by the extreme (and inconsistent) Covid-19 restrictions being placed on church gatherings in Colorado and were among the first to re-open their doors for ministry.
CRITICAL ISSUE ON THE BALLOT NOVEMBER 3 . . .
As the nation continues to struggle in the midst of so much misinformation and dis-information regarding the Covid-19 virus, we encourage you to pray and act in obedience to our heavenly Father. Sickness and diseases stem from our spiritual enemy and the Prayer Garden and Trails is place of healing and restoration. It is also a place where we intercede for the civil affairs and leadership in our nation, both locally and nationally.
One of the issues affecting Colorado that is HIGH on God’s agenda is abortion. For the first time in 53 years, Coloradans will have the opportunity to begin to turn the tide on what has been unrestricted abortion by removing the practice of late-term abortion. We know ALL abortion not only grieves the heart of God but also brings devastation to the soul and spirit of those experiencing it. Our state has even been given the moniker of providing “tourism abortion” because of its readiness to allow abortions at any stage of pre-born child development.
The issue to decide whether late-term abortions will continue to be allowed in Colorado is called Proposition 115 and will be on the ballot this fall. We encourage you to pray for its passage and to volunteer in any one of multiple efforts in the Pikes Peak region to promote understanding of this matter. Link: Resource Material for Prop 115
The shedding of innocent blood is of highest importance to God and creates a foundation in our society and culture for all other forms of violence to occur including child abuse, domestic violence, and murder as well as polluting the land. (Numbers 35:33, Ps. 106:38)
Of course, voting is in obedience to God’s Word where Jesus says in three Gospels “render unto Caesar those things that are Caesar’s and unto God those things that are God’s.” Practically this includes voting and even if you don’t want to choose a candidate to support, you can at least pray and vote God’s will regarding LIFE.
ELECTION INTEGRITY IS A BIG DEAL THIS YEAR . . .
Wherever you are you should recognize the importance of the election in November. We have never seen the kind of issues facing voters in an election year with Covid-19, violence in the streets, and such political polarization. If you’d like to ensure the voting process is kept on a level playing field in your city, consider volunteering. Link: Volunteer Here..
We are praying for the greatest outcome from the election for God’s Kingdom purposes in America and trust you are too. “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” We believe this promise as we continue to pursue the vision of the Gateway Prayer Garden.
Pray with us for the Kingdom to come!
PS. We hope to have some encouraging news in our next newsletter regarding progress at the Garden and Prayer Trails!