Scott and I leave Sunday for Balan, Haiti.  Would you join us in praying for Balan, the people and for us as we seek to be in God’s Will and to be used by Him.

Dear Lord,

Your way, O God is holy.  There is no one like you.  You are a God who works wonders and you make your might known among the people.  We give thanks to you Lord and we sing praise to your name, O Most High.  We declare your steadfast love and your faithfulness.  We come into your presence with thanksgiving for you Lord are a great God, and a great King above all gods.  In your hand are the depths of the earth and the heights of the mountains.  Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.  Both riches and honor come from you , and you rule over all.  In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.  And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.

Lord prepare our hearts before you so that our prayers are not hindered by our sin and unforgiveness.  Examine our hearts to and reveal any unconfessed sin that stands as a barrier between us and you Lord and reveal our sin to us.

Lord we intercede on behalf of the people of Balan, Haiti and ask you Lord to forgive their sins including idol worship, witchcraft and voodoo and we pray that the people and the land would be reclaimed for you.  We pray that the people of Balan would repent, ask for forgiveness and turn their hearts to worship you as the only God.  We ask you Lord to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke.  We pray that the land of Balan would flourish with your blessings and that natural vegetation and greenery would flourish from the land and that natural springs would come from the ground providing fresh water throughout the village.  We ask you Lord that through repentance visible change would take place in the village of Balan so that You Lord would be glorified and praised.

Lord we pray for Scott that you would put your Word in his heart so that he can preach the good news to the people.  Lord begin right now to prepare their hearts for your word and the gospel.  Be attentive to our prayers and give success to Scott in preaching your truth to the people of Balan that they would turn from the ways of the world and that they would serve you.  Lord speak your will to Scott and Michelle during their time of prayer, meditation and worship.

We pray these things in the name of your Risen Son Jesus Christ.  Amen