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Prayer focus for MICHOP is set each week.  Prayer points come through the leading of the Spirit, as He indicates what to pray for our city, region, state and nation. You can be included in these weekly email prayers by contacting us and asking to be included in them. 

 

5 STEPS TO HEAL AMERICA


  1. Pray for change, in our own lives as well as in America.
  2. Repent and receive God’s viewpoint in all matters.
  3. Read Bible and understand how God intended us to live and to treat each other, to govern and to preserve freedoms.
  4. Turn from wickedness of all kinds. Turn from compromise, rationalization, and bad habits that keep us from thriving.
  5. Sacrifice time, energy and money to assist in making godly, righteous, compassionate changes in our communities together.


We receive suggested prayer points from  MICHOP Day Captains and other prayer team members who are praying in scheduled time periods, and we are also willing to consider prayer points submitted via email.  We welcome submissions from each of the 7 arenas of society:  our legislators and government workers and officials, educators, marketplace and business people, those in or connected to the military, those active in arts and media, requests concerning the Church, and concerns for our precious families


Check prayer focus below, or sign up on the contact page to receive a weekly email which contains this prayer focus! 


If you visit MICHOP, there are materials available to assist your prayers for the 7 "mountains," the nation of Israel, and our state elected officials.








WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS


I Tim 2:1-2 – Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.

Ezekiel 37:1-14 - The hand of the Lord was on me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” 
Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’” So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army. Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.’”

Matthew 28:6 - He is not here! For He has been resurrected, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay.


MICHOP HOURS OF POWER (OPEN TO ALL)
:
Mondays5:30-8:00pm - drop-in prayer hours (Thomas Sims)
Wednesdays 7-9am - Prayer before work (Gina Johnsen)
Wednesdays: Legislative Luncheons - now prescheduled to bring to each legislator as it fits into their schedules. LEGISLATIVE RECESS this week.
Wednesdays5:30-8pm - drop in prayer hours (Thomas Sims)

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Dear Friends:

WELCOME to this issue of Michigan Mondays, your MI prayer guide for this week. We encourage you to fast with us each Monday for the State of Michigan and pray all week through these kinds of concerns and issues. Please feel free to email us and give additional input for future prayers and to inform us of issues around the state.

Thank you for your generous contributions to keep MICHOP open. www.michop.org. Please donate on line or send a check to 322 W. Ottawa, Lansing, MI 48933. THANKS! 

NEW MICHOP SERVICE: 
MICHOP GOVERNMENT UPDATES - contact us to have a representative come to your location to share with your Bible Study, Church or Prayer group. Stay informed so you can pray and act effectively for a righteous, God-fearing Michigan. Contact: MICHOPupdates@gmail.com.

RESOURCES: 
http://house.michigan.gov/MHRPublic/frmFindaRep.aspx - to find your state representative

SALT AND LIGHT GLOBAL: Stay informed on Michigan's pertinent legal and educational issues that affect Christianswww.slgwitness.com (www.saltlightglobal.com).  This is the parent organization for Great Lakes Justice Center.

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WE PRAY -

1. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

- Pres Trump and his family - safety, protection from fear and all evil spirits that would plague them with doubt and confusion. Blessing on all his children and their marriages. Healing for all emotional wounds they have suffered since their father has become President. We declare LIFE to them in every way. We ask for God's presence to manifest itself to them, and that they would experience signs and wonders to draw them closer to God. They would be refreshed by God's power and love.

- Right to practice religion, to assemble and to free speech - continue these freedoms. Church would not take these for granted but would rise up in more power, love and sound mind. The Church in America would become bolder and not quieter, to teach and to instruct and to offer life and truth to all who are thirsty for it.

- CA - Purity and Righteousness by God's standards. God's standard would be manifest in His Church in CA and in His people. They would start to lead where they have backed away - Government, Family, Entertainment.... Signs and wonders to manifest to show how great the Living God really is - Jesus Christ is His name! There is no other name.

2. STATE OF MICHIGAN - all 83 counties, all cities and townships

- Church - We speak Ezekiel 37 to the Church in Michigan - LIFE and not death. Strengthen our pastors and spiritual leaders. Help them in every way! We say to all Christians in Michigan - "Hear the Word of the Lord". Read the Word, the whole Word again. Obey the Word, live the Word, study the Word. We prophesy to the dry bones to become living again and breathe - to become active and come together as a unified body to walk and talk and love like God. We declare this/pray this by faith and by obedience, just like Ezekiel did. We take God's Word seriously and stand in the gap for those who can't ask for themselves, and we do this by praying and exercising our faith. We pray on behalf of those who have become dry and lifeless as they have succumbed to fear, apathy and hopelessness.We speak God's restorative hope and vigor to the Church in Michigan. We speak God's power and willingness to SPEAK again and not be silent. Let's speak while we can. Let's teach while we can - the truth from the Bible. Let's love openly and with boldness while we can. Let's repent from being cowardly and quiet and "not getting involved" in the governmental/cultural (political) realm. We take back all land together, or we will have to answer for how the culture has fallen away from God. We are responsible for Michigan, especially the institutions God has designed: the Church, the Family and the Government. God have mercy on us and help us become leaders again for Him.

- Families - marriages restored, wise parenting ignited. We take back the families for God. We speak a holy blessing of God's power and presence to every family in Michigan. LIFE LIFE LIFE to every family in Michigan. All parents wiser and more capable than they were before...  We ask for a mighty protection on our children all over the state. Every school shielded from evil, every home protected from violence, every courtroom reflecting the sovereignty and grace of God as decisions are made for foster children, for children of divorced parents, and for all other matters concerning the family. The shalom of God (nothing broken or lacking) to our families, marriages and children/parents.

- Violence - no matter the type of violence, we crush it in the spirit realm as we say "Our state will be a state of love and peace, not of violence." We repent of our violent and angry expressions of pain and sorrow. We humble ourselves and ask for grace to be whole, healthy and loving to one another. We say "Michigan is a safe state (not a sanctuary state), and all violent offenders who will not act in love will have to leave." We stand for God's ways only in our state, with specific blessing on Detroit, Pontiac, Flint, Benton Harbor and all other pockets that have had extreme devastation from violent acts. We bless our police with protection, pure motives and divine wisdom in all matters. We ask for God to grace them with His holy presence that gives mercy when appropriate and discipline when appropriate. We ask God to have his way with every law enforcement official including our judges, and that they would hear from heaven as they do their challenging jobs.
 
- 5 State Representatives to pray for this week - We bless these, our State Representatives. We speak LIFE and not death to them. We cancel the plans of the enemy against them, so that they could be free to become all God has created them to be. We say "SHALOM" to them - that nothing in their lives and service to MI would be broken or lacking. We speak the holiness and loving presence of God to them. We ask for salvation to be known to them - salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ. Grace them, God, with your wisdom, conviction, and the people/partners that would assist them in getting the job done like you have told them to do. Give them ears to hear what You are saying and hearts to obey You and only You. Love on them, Lord, and change them from the inside.

Stephanie Chang - stephaniechang@house.mi.gov
LaTanya Garrett - latanyagarrett@house.mi.gov
Sherry Gay-Dagnogo - sherrygay-dagnogo@house.mi.gov
Sylvia Santana - Sylviasantan@house.mi.gov

Feel free to email them and thank them for their service to Michigan. Let them know we are praying for them and that we appreciate them for taking on these challenging leadership roles in our state.
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- We thank God for strengthening them, for healing them, for supplying them with all that they need, and for making His mighty presence known to them: Mark Laforet, Myra Noble, Wendy Jackson, Patty Rhines, Millie Kallman, Leslie Jakeway, Linda Jakeway, Helen Boettcher, Sam Collier, Nicole, Pastor Steve and Carla Hawkins, Patty Morris, Tammy Jones. 

God's blessing on you, the faithful intercessors of Michigan. You are changing our state, together through prayer and action. Thank you for your commitment and example.
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News Staff (Feb 6, 2018)

Josh McDowell describes how churches are being caught completely unaware.

[Conquer Series/KingdomWorks] A reporter invited to experience virtual reality pornography with a Samsung Gear VR headset chronicled the lifelike details of the sexual encounter. He noted "after trying out VR porn, I don't think anyone who experiences it will be able to go back to 2D porn. It's that realistic." (Photo: Using VR/Creative Commons/via Pixabay)

The New York Times reports, "While virtual-reality pornography may feel like something out of a science fiction movie, it already has a formidable, if underground, presence. According to one porn site, views of VR porn are up 275 percent since it debuted in the summer of 2016. Now the site is averaging about 500,000 views."

Ready or not, the new frontier of pornography is here.

However, as Josh McDowell asks (and answers) in the all new Conquer Series:

"Is the Church ready for this? No, because they are not aware of it."

Many pastors are unfamiliar with virtual reality in general, unaware of Samsung Gear VR or Oculus Rift and the multi-billion-dollar industry around it (such as Oculus Rift being bought and developed by Facebook).

In 2016, the Barna Group, in partnership with Josh McDowell Ministry, launched a landmark study on the pervasive nature of Internet pornography and its impact on the Churchentitled The Porn Phenomenon: The Explosive Growth of Pornography and How It's Impacting Your Church, Life, and Ministry. This 800+ page study investigates the pervasiveness of pornography, particularly among American Christians.

A few of its finding include:

• Nearly half of young people are actively seeking pornography weekly or more frequently.

• More than one-in-four individuals between the ages of 25 and 30 first viewed porn before hitting puberty.

• The survey also found that 21 percent of youth pastors and 14 percent of pastors involved in the study are currently struggling with porn use.

However, the unique area of virtual reality has only begun to impact culture. Market Watch writer Jennifer Booton writes these interactive experiences are:

"...designed to be so powerful and immersive it tricks people into believing they are fully present in a simulated world."

The President of one VR porn company has said in an interview with Japan Times,

"If people harbor a desire for abnormal or illicit sex, fulfilling that desire may be difficult or risky in real life, to say the least. But VR can make it all possible."

The problem for consumers is that they are handing over uncontrolled access to their brains to pornographers.

We have mirror neurons in our brain that help us to learn-when we learn to tie our shoelaces by watching someone else, that is those mirror neurons at work. (Photo: Using VR/Creative Commons/via Pixabay)

Neuroscientist, Dr William Struthers, who wrote Wired For Intimacy; How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain, says,

"These mirror neurons are involved when someone views pornography because what they view, they vicariously experience and learn from."

Mix that with the illicit sex acts that pornographers are showing in these high definition, virtual reality films and you have a deadly recipe that is going to have devastating impacts on the viewers and in turn on the broader community. What these viewers see in virtual reality, they will act out to some degree in reality.

If this is something you are struggling with, the Conquer Series website provides a free online Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST) to help determine if sex addiction is a problem.