LAC Blessings #2: Innsbruck


Powerlessness is a brutally effective weapon against joy.  Most people have prayed and experienced a rather substantial lack of answers to prayer, and it significantly robs people of motivation to go back and pray again.

I plan on sharing a lot of answers to prayer, but more specifically, I want to differentiate between prayer and intercession.  Prayer is sharing our wishes with God.  Intercession is praying His will back to Him.  We have a much higher return on investment when we do intercession.

As we craft strategy, we will have a blend of both.

Bless them with “hope rising” as they see the power of intercession and begin to see all the different facets of God’s will that are known in various situations, even though there are always some situations where we don’t know where He is going.

I plan to incrementally move them away from the fix-the-pain prayers and get them to focus on God’s Kingdom agenda in each situation.

Bless them with huge joy over the extraordinary privilege of partnering with God in prayer, rather than begging God to partner with us.  lac-noble-subject-blog

Copyright September 2016 by Arthur Burk

Airborne somewhere between California and Texas

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4 Responses to LAC Blessings #2: Innsbruck

  1. katshea says:

    From Sapphire Strategy 2014: (there was a link at the top for this)
    “. . . I am well aware that there are some sturdy intercessors out there. But on a weekly basis, if you read the prayer strategy and it resonates with your spirit, and you can commit to pray for one week, please click the yellow stars under the title to register your one week commitment. . . .I wonder what Sapphire as a culture worldwide would look like if a lot of you leaned into these same prayers for your own journey.”

    I never understood the yellow stars, so I never clicked on them, but now I get it!

    Praying these intercessory prayers together magnifies the “huge joy over the extraordinary privilege of partnering with God in prayer, rather than begging God to partner with us”. That one-liner just opened up a deeper motive for truly confident intercession. Innsbruck can be the center of a ripple effect around the world!

    Certain verses are flooding back to me. . . we know not what to pray for as we aught. . . Jesus continued all night in prayer. . .pray without ceasing. . .for this cause we pray. . .

    Thank you for inviting us to pray for Innsbruck’s prayer warriors to have so much joy they won’t know what hit them! This should be a FUN prayer to pray on my trampoline!

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  2. Maggie says:

    Knowing how God feels, thinks and plans , wow what a great move !

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  3. Janis Leal says:

    Amen. “Partnering with God in prayer” is a truly a lifetime privilege and joy, with huge returns in multi-faceted ways. And having God’s eyes to see, His perspective, His “kingdom agenda,” is such a path of peace, wisdom, and joy. Blessing them in overflowing abundance in these things.

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  4. Patty Ajuria says:

    “Bless them with huge joy over the extraordinary privilege of partnering with God in prayer, rather than begging God to partner with us.” I recently experienced this while given the immense opportunity of partnering with God to clean up my son’s foreclosed home & land for perspective buyers! A first for me. Was overwhelmed with joy that He would allow me to partake in such a blessing. And largely due to your teachings, Arthur!! TY…

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