Family Mountain Prayer Points
Joy Chickonoski and Laurie Bertelsen, HAPN Family Mountain Co-Leaders
The Family Mountain – Insights, Prayer Focus and Strategy
Insights: The Father’s Heart for the Family Mountain
1. The family was designed by God to be an oasis:
Psalm 133:1 “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”
Psalm 68:6 “God sets the lonely in families, He leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.”
2. The enemy wants the family to be a war zone:
Deut. 28:7 “The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.”
John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Exodus 14:14 “The Lord will fight for you, you need only to stand still.”
3. The family unit and the family of God are called to be a place to:
Renew – a storehouse of emotional wholeness vs. a storehouse of abuse (scattered hearts).
Refresh – a storehouse of empowerment vs. a storehouse for the poverty spirit (lack.)
Relax – a storehouse of safety and belonging vs. a storehouse for the orphan spirit (not enough).
Prayer Focus: Identifying the Roots of the War
1. We are praying for emotional intelligence to use today’s language. Our families are often conceived in brokenness and grow in brokenness without relief. Convinced that separation is what they need to heal; divorce just fractures the heart of our families again and again.
2. Emotional brokenness leads to illness, infertility, stress and instability. This affects our ability to properly educate the next generation; they do not have the emotional stability for reading and writing.
3. This deepens our financial burdens for the generations to come and the cycle of stress and lack of coping skills continues.
4. The brokenness of the home has created a culture of orphans. The more we plead for belonging, with sanctions that control how people need to speak and act, the deeper into emotional isolation we find ourselves.
5. The way out is to teach people that love comes from God and is felt first on the inside through repentance.
6. Repentance and forgiveness heal the wounds but that is a tough sell in our orphan culture.
7. It will take prayer to break through for orphans reject accountability. They must be able to receive accountability as protection, rather than control and hatred.
8. Two factors are at the core of the orphan spirit in this nation:
a. Lack of fathers in the home. The father is responsible to establish identity and security through meeting the physical needs of the child.
b. Lack of the mother’s heart of God in the culture. The mother establishes maturity and coping skills through coaching and mentoring.
9. The gospel message, the father heart of God establishing our identity in Christ, has been converted into motivational messages. The individual is “inspired” by the speaker, not God, to establish his or her own identity based on personal perspective or “the spectrum”.
10. Life coaching has become a spiritual guidance without accountability to the one true God. The focus is “inner light”, making the individual God of his destiny, humanism at its core.
11. In the global view, Father has established America to release the father heart of God in the earth and He has established China to release the mother heart of God in the earth. Instead, the war has turned them into sibling rivals. This continues the breakdown of the family unit on the micro and macro levels, affecting every mountain of influence.
12. Misogyny and Misandry control and corrupt all attempts to reestablish unity on all levels political, spiritual, relational, etc.
Prayer Strategy: Becoming the Oasis and Occupying the Land
1. The family of God has lost identity through the religious spirit. Our focus is the task given “go into all the world”. We have lost sight of the “lo, I am with you always”.
2. The family of God must come out of hiding and risk the vulnerability of deep and intimate relationship with God and each other.
3. The church needs to embrace the mother heart of God, which is welcoming the Holy Spirit without fear or control.
4. If the church is still corrupt in our concepts of the father heart and mother heart of God how can we gain authority to see it transformed in the earth?
5. It is not enough to identify the roots of abuse, the orphan spirit and poverty in the world. We must acknowledge and repent for how they exist and continue in the church and our own lives as intercessors.
6. Our times together need to include praying for each other and allowing Holy Spirit to minister in more intimate ways. A priority on fellowship and relationship building needs to increase for the days ahead.