Gagetown prayer/study group

Today’s message in the letter from God we read: “Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. (Matthew 10:29-31).  Does that not show God in His mighty, intimate knowledge of us? He loves you so much that He would have taken the time to number the very hairs on your head. When we speak about God and Christ, nothing can happen to us without God knowing.  He loves you and cares for you!  Let’s go a bit further and read from Matthew 10:27-33 and again, I urge you to read all of chapter 10.

In Matthew 10:32-33 I think this is very important for us, as His children, to do. As you have read in the letter, God loves us so much He sent his only Son to die for us. So as His children, we must speak to others about Jesus the Son of God and what He has done for us.

NOTE regarding Matthew 10:29 – Sparrows were customarily thought of as the smallest of creatures and the penny (copper coin) was one of the least valuable Roman coins. But not our Father. God rules over even the most insignificant events and creatures.

What did Jesus say regarding whom to fear?
Here’s a little interesting fact from Malachi to Matthew. Malachi, the last book of the OT, was a message of encouragement for the Jews who had returned from exile in Babylon. Matthew wrote his Gospel more than 400 years later. The Jews still lived in their homeland, but under the oppressive rule of Rome. Matthew tells the good news about how Jesus, the Messiah, fulfills the promises of God in the OT.

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessing All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!

Jimmy ;o)

Gagetown prayer/study group

I hope you all had time to read the letter from God sent last week. Is it not wonderful how much God loves us? He knows everything that happens in our life and in our heart. That means He sees our pain and our joy and He cares. He notices details about our life we miss. We might think He is too big to pay attention but what more mundane than: “sit down and rise up?” Yet God wants us to know He is familiar with our intimate personality. Sometimes in this world of so many distractions, we tend to forget His love.

So let’s look at the first part of this letter. Seeing that the first 3 passages of the letter come from Psalm 139: 1-3 we will look at the whole Psalm. This is one of the most notable of the sacred hymns. It sings the omniscience and omnipresence of God. One of the greatest truths in life which we might know, but which we all must come to learn, is that there is no escape from God. We may run, but we cannot hide from the God who penetrates even the darkness with the gaze of His light. If we manage to dodge Him in this life, we must still stand exposed before Him on that fearful Day of Judgment. There is no place to hide from God.

After you finish reading Psalm 139 think of these few questions…
1. What does the Lord know?
2. For what should we praise the Lord?
3. What is the great prayer at the end of the Psalm?

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!
Blessing All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!

Jimmy ;o)

A letter from your Father

My Child,

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. (Psalm 139:1) I know when you sit down and when you rise up. (Psalm 139:2) I am familiar with all your ways. (Psalm 139:3) Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. (Matthew 10:29-31) For you were made in my image. (Genesis 1:27) In me you live and move and have your being. (Acts 17:28) For you are my offspring. (Acts 17:28) I knew you even before you were conceived. (Jeremiah 1:4-5) I chose you when I planned creation. (Ephesians 1:11-12) You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. (Psalm 139:15-16) I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. (Acts 17:26) You are fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14) I knit you together in your mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13) And brought you forth on the day you were born. (Psalm 71:6) I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me. (John 8:41-44) I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. (1 John 4:16) And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. (1 John 3:1) Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. (1 John 3:1) I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. (Matthew 7:11) For I am the perfect father. (Matthew 5:48) Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. (James 1:17) For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. (Matthew 6:31-33) My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. (Jeremiah 29:11) Because I love you with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3) My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. (Psalm 139:17-18) And I rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17) I will never stop doing good to you. (Jeremiah 32:40) For you are my treasured possession. (Exodus 19:5) I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. (Jeremiah 32:41) And I want to show you great and marvelous things. (Jeremiah 33:3) If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. (Deuteronomy 4:29) Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4) For it is I who gave you those desires. (Philippians 2:13) I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. (Ephesians 3:20) For I am your greatest encourager. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17) I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) When you are broken-hearted, I am close to you. (Psalm 34:18) As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. (Isaiah 40:11) One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. (Revelation 21:3-4) And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. (Revelation 21:3-4) I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. (John 17:23) For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. (John 17:26) He is the exact representation of my being. (Hebrews 1:3) He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. (Romans 8:31) And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. (1 John 4:10) I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. (Romans 8:31-32) If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. (1 John 2:23) And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. (Romans 8:38-39) Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. (Luke 15:7)
I have always been Father, and will always be Father. (Ephesians 3:14-15)
My question is…Will you be my child? (John 1:12-13)

I am waiting for you. (Luke 15:11-32)

Love, Your Dad.
Almighty God

The Shield – 2018 download PDF

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We want to provide you with a list of prayer issues associated with our military called: “the Shield”.  In addition to the human enemy that our military typically face, we also must remember they have an unseen enemy.  (Ephesians 6:12). Paul identifies the type of protective equipment we require to do battle against this foe, including a shield. The shield in this case is faith; a trust in the promises of God, a trust in the truth shared by Jesus, a trust in power of the Word to protect, and a trust in prayer to affect circumstances.

Introducing “The Shield”. It is a list of prayer issues associated with our military. We want as many people bringing these requests before God knowing He cares. We want to put up a prayer shield to protect our military and their families from the harm of the evil one and of the world. Each month, we identify specific individuals and issues for our prayer partners to bring before God. We invite you to pray with us. Download and print the Shield.

Gagetown prayer & study group

Having God in our life every day is Great!

So let’s get started. I have a letter from our God, our Father. This letter is comprised of all the words that God has said to us throughout the whole Bible. This letter is what we will be looking at and I will be breaking it down verse by verse for study. I think sometimes we tend to forget how important we are as children to our Father, and how much He loves us. All the verses in the letter are to help us in our studies. I urge you to please read it closely and often as we look at each verse, and hopefully try to understand the power of the love that God has for us and what it means for us today. I hope you are encouraged by this and enjoy it as well!


My Child,

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. (Psalm 139:1) I know when you sit down and when you rise up. (Psalm 139:2) I am familiar with all your ways. (Psalm 139:3) Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. (Matthew 10:29-31) For you were made in my image. (Genesis 1:27) In me you live and move and have your being. (Acts 17:28) For you are my offspring. (Acts 17:28) I knew you even before you were conceived. (Jeremiah 1:4-5) I chose you when I planned creation. (Ephesians 1:11-12) You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. (Psalm 139:15-16) I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. (Acts 17:26) You are fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14) I knit you together in your mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13) And brought you forth on the day you were born. (Psalm 71:6) I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me. (John 8:41-44) I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. (1 John 4:16) And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. (1 John 3:1) Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. (1 John 3:1) I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. (Matthew 7:11) For I am the perfect father. (Matthew 5:48) Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. (James 1:17) For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. (Matthew 6:31-33) My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. (Jeremiah 29:11) Because I love you with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3) My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. (Psalm 139:17-18) And I rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17) I will never stop doing good to you. (Jeremiah 32:40) For you are my treasured possession. (Exodus 19:5) I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. (Jeremiah 32:41) And I want to show you great and marvelous things. (Jeremiah 33:3) If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. (Deuteronomy 4:29) Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4) For it is I who gave you those desires. (Philippians 2:13) I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. (Ephesians 3:20) For I am your greatest encourager. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17) I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) When you are broken-hearted, I am close to you. (Psalm 34:18) As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. (Isaiah 40:11) One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. (Revelation 21:3-4) And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. (Revelation 21:3-4) I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. (John 17:23) For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. (John 17:26) He is the exact representation of my being. (Hebrews 1:3) He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. (Romans 8:31) And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. (1 John 4:10) I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. (Romans 8:31-32) If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. (1 John 2:23) And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. (Romans 8:38-39) Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. (Luke 15:7)

I have always been Father, and will always be Father. (Ephesians 3:14-15)

My question is…Will you be my child? (John 1:12-13)

 

I am waiting for you. (Luke 15:11-32)

 

Love, Your Dad.

Almighty God

 

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessing All!

Have a Great Day!

Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS…

So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!

Jimmy ;o)

Gagetown prayer & study group

Welcome back everybody.

I hope you all had a great summer break and pray you are all well.

First, I would like to say thanks to our brother Jeff Page, for all his help here at camp Gagetown with our prayer group at St. Luke’s Chapel. He was our greatest prayer warrior and hardly never missed a prayer group meeting. His dedication to the prayer group and obedience to God will be missed at Gagetown. But now he has moved back to CFB Kingston to encourage those there and to see if he can start a prayer group at the base Trinity chapel. We wish you good luck Jeff and we will pray for you. May God’s face continue to shine upon you my friend, and may the Holy Spirit guide you in your mission.

Next Wednesday Sept 19 will be the restart of our prayer group meeting.

If you are in the area, don’t hesitate to join us.

 

Praying as you walk/run

Article by:  Jazmine Lawrence

Early in my military career, I sat beside an engaging chaplain at a mess dinner. He was incredibly enthusiastic about Jesus and told me about praying when he went running. I tried it, and it felt impossible. I was so distracted. But I wasn’t much good at focusing in prayer at all back then. I remembered the idea often, though.

There was a period of several years in which I couldn’t even walk much—let alone run—due to fibromyalgia and associated issues. I became very sick and left the military altogether. After experiencing miraculous physical and emotional healing, I discovered with joy that I could go out walking again! But God was reshaping the purpose of my physical activity.

God put it on my heart last year to participate in the Ottawa Army Run in September as a prayer walk for the military community. As I prepared in the preceding months, God led me to a passage of Scripture to pray over myself and the military community while walking. Every time I prayed it out loud, my pace quickened and muscle fatigue from the lingering fibromyalgia melted away. Every time. Without fail. I was praying through Psalm 91: “You will not fear…” God’s Word was having a physical effect on my body and mind. You can imagine how my desire to pray and meditate on God’s Word while walking dramatically increased! And suddenly, I was focused, not by my effort but by God’s work.

The military community needs Jesus, and needs the prayers of the saints that are “powerful and effective” (James 5:16, NIV). God did not call me to start praying for the military community when I best knew how to pray, but rather when I had no idea what and how to pray. He opened my eyes to see how desperately our community needs Jesus, and then he empowered the prayer.

There are many more of you whose eyes God has opened to this need and who He is empowering in prayer. Join us. Join us in Ottawa for the Army Run in September to do the 10km as a prayer walk for the military community (email the MCF office) for details. Join us in intercessory prayer with the Shield. And join us in Ottawa in November at our Remembrance Day retreat to train to pray for the military community (details forthcoming).

Join us.

Jazmine Lawrence
Captain (Retired)
War Room-Ottawa Coordinator

SAVE THE DATES

23 September 2018  –  Army Run // National Capital Prayer Walk

We are again joining the Army Run this year as a prayer walk to enjoy something far beyond the camaraderie: God’s presence with us wherever we go, so that he can lead us in how to pray to prepare the way for the good news of Jesus to be increasingly proclaimed in our military community.

Please join us in person on the team or in prayer to invest in what God is doing to bring the gospel to our military community.




Friday 9 November to Sunday 11 November 2018

All who have a heart to pray for our Canadian Forces and their families, are welcome to join us in praying together.  Groups will be meeting all across the country on this day and over the Remembrance Day weekend.

Special event in Ottawa will be held at the National House of Prayer.  Join us for a weekend of fellowship and prayer.

More information to follow.