It’s Official, Prayer Works

 

By a Joint Resolution of the 100th Congress on January 25,1988, a NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER was declared to be the first Thursday of each May. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the joint resolution entitled Joint Resolution to provide for setting aside an appropriate day as a National Day of Prayer, approved April 17, 1952 (Public Law 82-324;66 Stat. 64), is amended by striking a suitable day each year, other than a Sunday and inserting in lieu there of the first Thursday in May in each year.

It’s Official…what can your city do?

Here’s an example, in Leoti, Kansas they start the day at 7 a.m. at the town flag pole.   At the public school the children pray over the police, the fire department, the Mayor, and city officials. At the public square  they read the Word of God andpray.   The night before there is a Youth Rally for Prayer.  A dinner, a speaker, and the youth pray.  One year they had the Rachels Dad from Columbine. 

How about you? 

Let’s begin to think about how you would like to impact the world around you.  What is the Lord calling you to do?

Forgiveness & Purpose

 

The majority of people at The Response in Louisiana were under 50 years of age. Reinhardt Bonke said …”There’s a new generation rising”. The over 60 pastors called forth the young people and asked their forgiveness. They asked forgiveness for trying to put them in a religious mold. Then, the younger generation turned to the older generation and said, we have watched many of you and learned from you. Forgive us for not following. We speak a blessing over the older generation. Forgive us for how we shut down, and closed that valve of our heart and stopped the flow of the anointing in our churches and in our nation. We are choosing today to open that valve and we want the full release of that anointing to flow into our culture. Thank you for calling us into our identity and our purpose. Thank you for praying for us. We thank you for your integrity and thank you for the love you have had for us. Thank you for not rejecting us.

Kansas…let’s call forth that next generation to go further into the Kingdom, that we have.

Tomorrow, Governor Bobby Jindal is calling the nation to prayer.  The Response is being held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.   Two of my best friends Barbara and Phillis, are there now and will bring back a report and an anointing to spread to Kansas. One of the organizers has a vision for 1,000 Pastors and Ministry Leaders to run for office in 2016. There will be a day long meeting to share the vision on Friday.

There will be many opportunities this year for prayer gatherings in Kansas.  We are just a little over 3 months away from the National Day of Prayer and at the end of that month a statewide Holy Convocation will be held in the center of our state. Don’t forget our weekly statewide prayer calls on Tuesday mornings at 6 a.m.  They only last 15 min, but they are power-packed.

Prayer is the first step to miracles.  The Lord says, that we will find Him when we seek Him with all our hearts. Kansas has a righteous leader who is calling for prayer and revival and I believe prayer will prepare us for the Harvest.

To join the Tuesday morning call,

Dial 559-726-1000

Code 205482#

To read more about Gov. Jindal prayer rally:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/bobby-jindal-invites-other-49-governors-to-attend-national-prayer-rally-we-need-an-appeal-to-heaven-for-heavens-intervention-132965/

Unity for All of God’s People

Recently, I did a study of five of the major prophets in the Old Testament. I was challenged to study their origins and I discovered they were people like you and me. Ordinary people with an extraordinary call on their lives. The Lord taught them and I pray that we might be one with one another. In order to be one we must honor each other, submit to one another, prefer one another. That is what it takes to make a family unified and we are all part of the family with Our Father leading.

Please pray for unity.

Pray that as Martin Luther King said, we can also say, “I have a Dream….” What a motivator he was. He stepped up to lead and motivate God’s people and he became a national hero and a solid Christian. The only race in God’s terms is the Human Race. The enemy has sown tares among the wheat to cause division and it’s up to us, His people to bring love and unity as the Lord prayed before He left earth.

Transcript from King’s speech:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/27/transcript-martin-luther-king-jr-have-dream-speech/

Prayer At The Kansas State Capitol

 

Prayer At The Kansas State Capitol

As the 2015 Kansas Legislative session begins Culture Shield would like to invite you to the State Capitol on a regular basis.  During the legislative session we will have continual prayer from 8am. – 5 pm. daily.  It’s a wonderful way to get acquainted with the process of making laws and pray for our leaders.  We want each decision being made to be covered with prayer.  Please go to the Capitol, Room 381 West and check in and you’ll find out who the leader is for the day.  Come for a morning or afternoon or even if you just have an hour.  You’ll be able to prayer in the Hearing Room, House and Senate Chambers rooms.  

All prayer is appreciated as we lift up our State, Nation and Israel to the King of Kings.  We pray for wisdom, unity ad integrity of purpose and against any schemes of the enemy.

Prayer On The Hill

 

Let’s begin 2015 with expectation and look forward to see the faithfulness of the Lord.

Psalm 5:3 says, “Morning, by morning, oh Lord you hear my voice. Morning by morning, I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

“What are you expecting this year?

God said, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added to you. Do not FEAR little flock for it is your Fathers good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.” Now, how to we apply that? He said, “Seek Him FIRST.” Culture Shields motto is Touch Heaven…Impact Earth. We believe it’s about prayer & action. How are you going to increase prayer? What action steps will you take to change the culture?

We invite you to come to Topeka on January 12th for Prayer on the Hill…a day of prayer to start the legislative session. Please join us as Governor Brownback will be sworn in at 10 a.m. and prayer walks will take place throughout the day.

Prayer on the Hill
Monday ~ January 12th ~ 8 a.m. ~ 5 p.m.
First Day of the Legislative Session
Worship & Prayer
Change of location – Meditation Room
2nd Floor – across from the Governors Office
Governor Sam Brownback’s Inauguration 10 a.m.
Throughout the day there will be
prayer walking throughout the Capitol

We will be praying for legislators and their families! 
You will be able to sign up to pray at the capitol during the legislative session.

 

The lights of this time of the year remind me that Jesus is the LIGHT of the WORLD.  In Him, there is no darkness at all. As we abide in Him, grow in intimacy with Him, we can’t let distractions diminish our time to sit at His feet.  He is available every day, every hour, every moment and Wise Men Still Seek Him….how wise are we American Christians?

Hebrews 11:6 says, . . .“He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

Learning to sit before the Lord diligently seeking Him reminds of Mary when God’s word says, “She pondered these things in her heart.” The shepherds had just confirmed what the angels said to her when she heard she would bear a child, and what the angel said to Joseph when he changed his mind about divorcing Mary.  They confirmed what Elizabeth had said to Mary when she went to her and Elizabeth’s baby jumped in her womb just by hugging Mary upon her arrival.

  During this week, take time to sit at His feet and just BE.

 

Culture Shield’s 2014 In Review

Donna is on Bott Radio everyday for a Kansas update. It runs twice a day, but always at 12:28 on Bott stations across Kansas. Dick and Rich Bott regularly interview Donna. Donna is also a regular contributor to the Pastors Radio Show each Sunday night “Answering the Call” with Terry Fox and Joe Wright. Culture Shield normally goes to the capitol at least once a week during the legislative session to communicate to believer’s prayer & action points. We organize prayer on the Hill where believers are in the capitol all day everyday praying over hearings, in the House and Senate.

January 14th – Day of Prayer at the Capitol – 8 hours of worship in the Old Supreme Court Room. We prayed over legislators and the Governor. We had a prayer walk and Donna did two workshops on launching prayer & fasting over Kansas.

February 3rd – Awakening Freedom Tour at Lenexa Baptist Church

  • Neil Mammen –Engineer, International Speaker, Apologist, and Author of 40 Days Toward a More Godly Nation.
  • Governor Sam Brownback – Governor Sam Brownback also traveled with us to encourage believers in the spiritual heritage of Kansas, and inspire us to leave a legacy for the next generation. Speaking on the Spiritual Heritage of Kansas and our destiny.
  • Donna Lippoldt- National Day of Prayer Coordinator for Kansas, National Governor Prayer Team Leader of Kansas and Founder of Culture Shield spoke on Family and our responsibility to disciple our children and teach them apologetics. It was a huge success as thousands across Kansas gathered.

March 24th – Awakening Freedom Tour in Jefferson City, Missouri-

March 25-26th – Donna was invited to attend the United in Purpose Conference in Dallas with Glenn Beck, George Barna and David Barton

March 29th – Awakening Freedom Tour in Wichita

May 3rd – Awakening Freedom Tour in Topeka

July 7 – 7/14/14 Day of Prayer after II Chronicles 7:14 – Gathered at the capitol for 7 hours of prayer for our nation-Children drew prayers, believes from all over the state came to cry out to the Lord.

July 19th – Awakening Freedom Tour in Garden City

July 31st- November 4-Culture Shield was contacted by David Barton’s group Black Robe Regiment about getting voters guides into churches across Kansas. We held regional meetings going to Kansas City twice, Garden City, Manhattan, Topeka & Wichita. We did research into the voting records and documented positions of the candidates. 300,000 Election Stewardship Guides were distributed through churches in every county in Kansas. 50,000 were distributed in Spanish.

August 3rd – Awakening Freedom Tour in Pittsburg

September 13th – Awakening Freedom Tour in Manhattan

October 1-5 – National Day of Prayer Conf. in Hollywood, California

October 7 & 8 – Donna invited to meet with Marketplace leaders in Wichita & Emporia

November 6-8 – National Governors Prayer Team Conference in Florida

Culture Shield sends out Constant Contact regularly to inform>connect>mobilize the Body of Christ to be the moral conscience of our culture.

December 13th – Carols at the Capitol – Topeka Over 80 believers attended a great time of prayer & worship!

A Season Of Miracles

John 8:12 (NIV)- When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life

Keeping Christ as the focal point during the Christmas Season and reminding myself that He is the light of the world the light reminds me of Hanukkah.  Hanukkah, which is celebrated this week is also called the Festival of Lights.  In between the time of the old testament and new testament the Temple was defiled and overtaken.  The Maccabees were strong people of God who refused to stop fighting for Israel. They reclaimed the temple and then it needed to be made ceremonially clean.  They needed to use consecrated oil however, there was only enough for 1 day…and yet it burned for eight days, which is the length of time needed to cleanse the temple.

During this season we are reminded to cleanse our life, to invite the Father of Lights Jesus into our lives.  God is the light of the world and in Him there is no darkness.  God did miracles then…He still can…and does.  Jesus can bring light and truth to anyone who will remember to trust Him.

For more info on Hanukkah

http://www.jewsforjesus.org/ 

http://www.jewsforjesus.org/for-congregations/programs/hanukkah

 

Carols At The Capitol

On Saturday Carols at the Capitol took place in many capitols across our nation.  As we entered the capitol here in Kansas on Saturday, we prayed that the Lord would be glorified in our praises.  The brass ensemble began as a call to worship. It rang throughout the beautiful Rotunda graced by a gorgeous Christmas Tree.  Slowly people began to gather, and other visitors looked on as our gathering began.  Children, wonderful beautiful children came with their parents, we prayed and we worshipped through the wonderful Christmas Carols. The one that stands out to me is,

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day.” As we sang the verse, “and in despair, I bowed my head: There is no peace on earth, I said, for hate is strong and mocks the song of peace on earth good will toward men.” But …”Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God is not dead, nor doth he sleep,the wrong shall fail, the right prevail, with peace on earth good will to men.  What a declaration!