24/7 Warriors

Kimberly Wagner

Kimberly Wagner | 02.20.10
Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7

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We urge you, brethren . . . pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:12, 17).


women prayingThere is a group of women in the Chattanooga area, Covenant Keypers, who have taken this admonition to heart. They've been praying round the clock (24 hours per day, seven days per week) since November for the True Woman Conference. I've had the privilege this week to pray with Rosalyn Hickman, who has led this prayer initiative. Her heart is greatly burdened for the women in her area who need to be exposed to this message of truth. Her prayers reflect a deep faith in God as she cries out to Him to demonstrate His power for the sake of this next generation of women and for the sake of His own glory.   

We are only five weeks away from the True Woman ‘10 Conference in Chattanooga!!

We are issuing to you an invitation to get in on this same prayer initiative. Join us in spiritual battle!

Every Saturday I am posting a prayer guide (the same one Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Mary Kassian, and the entire Revive Our Hearts team is praying through) and you can join us in battle by praying with us. Each day will include specific requests pertaining to the conference. Even if you are unable to join us for a True Woman ‘10 conference this year, you can be a part of the work God is doing in these conferences by joining us in the spiritual battle in the heavenlies!

I was so encouraged by those of you who responded last week to let me know that you are joining with us in prayer. Your persistent, faith-filled, prayers are effective (James 5:16) and because this is a spiritual endeavor, our weapons are of a spiritual nature (2 Corinthians 10:3–4).

How about it? Ready to go shoulder-to-shoulder in prayer-battle with us? How about organizing a prayer vigil with some friends?

Saturday, February 20
As the speakers are preparing their messages for the conference, pray that God will unit their hearts with His. Ask for Him to burn His message within each speaker, that it will be a holy uniting of passion and purpose for this conference, and that the messages will harmonize into a unified Word from Him (John 17:23; Psalm 50:1–3).

Sunday, February 21
Monica Vaught is the True Woman Conference Manager and coordinates many of the details and responsibilities under the direction of Mike Neises, ROH's Director of Events and Publications. Mike and Monica labor from a heart of love for the Lord combined with a burden for women (2 Corinthians 9:8–15). Pray for them to receive encouragement from Christ, endurance for the long haul, physical health and stamina, and sensitivity to the Spirit in the final days of preparation.

Monday, February 22
Laura Shaffer is one of ROH's graphic designers and is working on the True Woman program booklet that will be printed for all attendees. The 64-page booklet is a massive project containing ads, program and speaker information, maps, event details, and more! May the Lord give her creativity, ample time for preparation, grace, and joy in this endeavor (1 Corinthians 15:58).

Tuesday, February 23
Jim and Linda Bever and Stacey Battenburg are preparing for the massive distribution of conference resources. Pray for them as they work on the necessary details for shipping, setting up, and manning the ROH resource tables. Pray for women to leave the conference armed with tools that will further their spiritual maturity. May this conference be a conduit for women to distribute truth to friends and family members through these resources (Hebrews 10:24).

Wednesday, February 24

The early registration fee has been extended. Pray that this news will spread and reach the ears of those who've hesitated making a commitment for financial concerns. Ask God to provide financially and bring confirmation to women who He is calling to this conference (Proverbs 3:5–6).

Thursday, February 25

The Covenant Keypers is a group of women in Chattanooga who have been praying for Nancy to come to their city for years. Since November they've held a 24-hour prayer vigil, seven days a week, for the True Woman Conference. Today they are holding a fast and this evening will gather for prayer at the Convention Center. Ask God to respond to their tears by displaying His power at the Chattanooga Conference (Psalm 126:5–6).

Friday, February 26
Nancy DeMoss is meeting and praying individually with the various conference speakers. Pray for a sense of the Lord's presence even in these conversations. May they be anointed with the power of God for the task before them (2 Chronicles 32:7–8; Zechariah 4:6).

Topics: Relationship with God

Comments

  1. I joined ya'll in prayer last week, and will continue to pray this week, and the next...all through the conference!
    posted by Stephanie
    on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 6:43 am
  2. Yes, blessed again to pray with you. I love it that you rely on prayer and prove our mighty God faithful!
    Love in Christ,
    posted by Leslie S.
    on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 9:33 am
  3. This is so refreshing! Thank you for sharing how GOD moved in response to persistent praying women. How marvelous! He does hear and answer. May a group of women respond the same for the Indianapolis Conference. I will meet you at the Throne of Grace in agreement with your prayers and expect mighty things from our Father concerning His daughters.
    posted by Rose
    on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 1:14 pm
  4. I will pray for the conference as well. I am attending the Chattanooga Conference. I can't wait. I felt alittle discouraged because I invited serveral ladies and all couldn't make it. I guess I feel alone at times.
    posted by Andrea
    on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 2:19 pm
  5. May your conference time be blessed and bless all those who attend. I will pray.
    posted by Kim
    on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm
  6. Dear Andrea, I am praying that one of the ladies you invited decides to go. Or you think of someone else to ask. Perhaps you will sit beside another that feels alone also and you will connect. It will be an adventure. And you know you are not alone. Jesus is your best Friend!
    Here is a hug~~
    posted by Rose
    on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 9:08 pm
  7. My memory isn't the best (sometimes, even for things that mean a lot to me) but I will continue to pray (each and every time I remember) for the upcoming conference, with much love! I will pray that God will unite all involved, with His holy purpose in this event, as you mentioned Kim. I'll pray any and all hindrances, discouragements or distractions (in planning or executing the details of the conference) will be removed to make way for God's purpose in each and every soul involved in this endeavor for Him. I pray it will edify each woman there and ignite in them an unquenchable fire to serve Christs causes from that point onward... that it won't just be a 'high moment' for these women but a monumental, life changing event.


    Dear Andrea,

    I'll pray with Rose on that too. I do hope if you have to go it 'alone' that you will find this becomes an amazing blessing for you, instead of a set back/dissapointment! :c) Our Father may simply want some serious one on one time with you dear sister.

    Peace, love n' blessings all.
    posted by Jenny
    on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 1:23 am
  8. Dear Kimberley, I'm praying for you all!

    Judy
    posted by judy
    on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 11:29 am
  9. Dear Andrea, I will pray for you too - perhaps God has someone planned out there already for you and he wants you to be "free" to listen and share with that person ot those persons.

    Judy
    posted by judy
    on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 11:50 am
  10. I will be praying for these requests daily. I copied off the prayer guide so I can put it in with my notebook and prayer requests. This morning my pastor reminded us of the faithful warriors in His Kingdom. A fellow brother in Christ passed away this week. My pastor thanked those that helped with this member's memorial service. Many people were in attendance, but many were also praying during the service for the family to be comforted and for God's word to touch someone's heart in a new and fresh way. Others brought meals to serve after the funeral or to make family feel welcome. No names were mentioned, but we understood. The person that plowed the parking lot was important too.

    Andrea, I will pray for you too. Several years ago I attended a conference in another state. I almost stayed home, but I had been given time off from my job and I had purchased a plane ticket. God blessed me during that week with 'strangers' that met me at the airport, a Christian lady for a roommate and the blessings and challenges of God' Word during that time. May God bless you with a 'last-minute' friend or special people to sit near during the conference. I can't wait to hear of God's intervention in your life. He is faithful.
    posted by Kathryn
    on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 3:09 pm
  11. Hi Kim:

    Thank you for the prayer guide, Round 2!

    Andrea:

    How wonderful that you will have the joy of attending the Chattanooga conference! Even if you do wind up attending by yourself, you will be surrounded by many, many sisters who share the same heart and passion, to be True Women of God! You will not be alone!! I know your time will be so blessed!

    In Christ's love,
    posted by Arlene
    on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm
  12. I am so grateful to know that you have committed to be prayer warriors, 24/7 - thank you.

    I am requesting prayer to save my home in GA, I need a financial breakthrough. No matter what the devil has stolen from me, I am taking it back.

    I need God's Army on my side, I am sold out, my faith won't waver - I am sold out for the love of God.

    Please pray for me and help me salute our Lord and Savior in advance for working behind the scenes, He has my back, and I want to praise Him in advance.
    www.safepatientlifting.org
    posted by Vonda Thomas
    on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 8:21 pm
  13. Praying.
    posted by Leslie.n
    on Monday, February 22, 2010 at 1:52 am
  14. Dear Vonda:

    I will pray that God will help you during this time of financial crisis in your life, and that your home may be spared. My husband has been out of work for a year, and God has been VERY faithful to provide and care for us. Revive our Hearts is broadcasting a new series starting today, which you may find to be encouraging, as I did. The series is entitled, "Facing the Future With Joy" and the message for today is "Choosing Joy Over Fear." Nancy Leigh DeMoss shares scripture from Prov. 31, Ps. 112 , Is. 8 and Is. 30. I hope it will be a blessing to you.

    www.reviveourhearts.com

    In Christ's love,
    posted by Arlene
    on Monday, February 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm
  15. Vonda, I am praying for you too -- you have been on my heart.
    In His love,
    posted by Leslie S.
    on Monday, February 22, 2010 at 5:55 pm
  16. Dear Vonda,

    On the day you shared that I prayed for you, and today as I read again your plea my heart goes out to you where you are. I will echo your plea to our Father dear sister. Armor (sp?) yourself with the word and in prayer, surround yourself with your brethren as often as you can, your sisters here care, think of how MUCH more Jesus our Lord does! May you praise Him as you go through the fire no matter the heat. He will fortify you as you keep your eyes squarely on Him. I pray you'll have eyes to see Him through the worst of this, that you won't be blinded by any of the evil ones attacks. You've made the battle call don't forget all your other weapons dear sister. The scriptures that come to mind are: Psalm 119:71, Philippians 4:8-9 and Isaiah 40:31. Tried and true scriptures for such a season as this.

    Peace, love and blessings to you and your loved ones in this your hour of need.
    posted by Jenny
    on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 9:14 am
  17. Hi, My name is Belinda. I am a website designer. I am currently looking for "that perfect photo" for my church's website I really like the photo of the women praying together at the top of the page. May I have your permission to use that in my work?

    Thank You, Belinda
    posted by BELINDA
    on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 10:11 pm
  18. The perfect photo, huh? :)

    You can purchase it here: http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-5958828-prayer.php.

    Blessings, Belinda!
    posted by Paula Hendricks
    on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 4:14 pm

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