South Dakota Apostolic Prayer Network

SD State Coordinator Betsy Moeller

Monday, July 15, 2013


66 Books of the Bible Release to 66 Counties of South Dakota

Our 42nd county to pray for in South Dakota is Lyman County, with the city of Kennebec being the county seat.  We release the book of Luke to Lyman County. Matthew presented Jesus as King, Mark revealed Him as a servant, and Luke presented Him as the perfect man . . . the noble teacher, friend, and helper of mankind.  The Greeks put a great deal of emphasis on "man," so Luke emphasized Jesus' perfect manhood in documenting His earthly ministry.  Luke means "light-giving."  Luke was a gentile Christian, probably one of Paul's converts.  It is believed that Luke is the only gentile writer of any books in the Bible.  Luke was a physician and in this book, shows a professional interest in medical matters in Jesus' healing mission.  A number of Jesus' miracles are recorded only in the gospel of Luke. 

At least 10 parables are recorded only in this gospel, 2 of which are the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan. Two parables are found here on persevering in prayer (Luke 11
:5-13, 18:1-14).  This gospel of Luke also shows more of the prayer life of Jesus than any other gospel. 

Luke is the gospel of praise - it begins and ends with joy.  The words rejoice and joy occur 19 times in this book.  The first hymns of the Church are found in Mary's Magnificat (1
:46-55), Zechariah's prayer (1:68-79), Simeon's song (2:32),and the angel's Gloria in Excelsis Deo (2:14).  Also the word angel is used 23 times in this book and there are more glimpses of the unseen world in this gospel than in any other gospel. 

Throughout the book, Luke presents Jesus as the Savior of the whole world.  No one who reads this book should feel that he is beyond the reach of Jesus' saving power.  In the final instructions of the risen Lord to His disciples He told them, "Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations" (24

Most of the Lower Brule Indian Reservation is located inside of Lyman County, adjacent to the Crow Creek Reservation. The Lower Brule Sioux are members of the Siscangu (Burnt Thigh), one of the bands of the Lakota Tribe.  Father in the name of Jesus, we lift up the people and land of Lymnan County.  We specifically pray for the First Nation Lakota people of Lower Brule. We release the "light-giving" revelation of the gospel of Luke to this area, and that the true repentance and remission of sins in Jesus for all nations would be known in Lyman County.  We release the spirit of prayer and intercession across this county as Jesus modeled for us.  We release the angelic host to come to our aid accompanied with praise releasing a fresh joy of the Lord across this land. Let the true worshipers Arise!  Let the Joy of the Lord be heard in Lyman County!

SD Apostolic Prayer Network
Betsy Moeller

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