As you walk through the Capitol Building, consider making it a prayer-walk.
*Prayer-walking is a method of intercessory prayer that involves walking while praying at the location of the prayer focus.
Prayers of intercession are offered...
...to the Father. Prayer-walking is primarily talking to God about the people rather than talking to the people about God. God said to Jeremiah, “Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3). Note the instructions in Matthew 6:6; Matthew 18:19-20; John 16:23.
...to and in the Name of the Son. Prayer-walking is done in the authority of Jesus Christ rather than in your own authority. Note the experience of the disciples in Luke 10:1-20. See also John 14:13- 14; John 15:16; Romans 10:12; Romans 8:34; II Corinthians 12:8.
...in and with the Holy Spirit. Prayer-walking is done in harmony with God’s agenda, rather than your own agenda. Note Paul’s experience in Acts. 16:6-10. See also Romans 8:26; Ephesians 6:18; Jude 20.
As you walk and pray you will be a person of secret influence, interceding to the Father, in the Name of the Son, with the Holy Spirit to the One who works where no man can work, who accomplishes tasks beyond man’s ability to accomplish, and who gains glory where man sees no glory. God will respond to your intercessions, not because He has too, but because He has chosen to do so.*
There are those in this building that stand in opposition to your beliefs, not just in home education but in other areas, including family and religion. We need to pray for each individual that is involved in every branch of our state government from the mail-room to the Governor’s office.
Pray that those who do not have a personal relationship with Him will come to know Him in a real and personal way in 2013.
Pray that God will grant wisdom and discernment to those who make, enforce, and interpret our laws.
Pray for protection and peace for those leaders who already have a relationship with Christ.
Pray that God will be glorified in this state.
Pray that God will help us communicate with our legislators the value and importance of home education in a loving, yet firm way.
*Excerpts fromInternational Board, Ltd., China OfficeCopyright pending, 1998