South Dakota Apostolic Prayer Network

SD State Coordinator Betsy Moeller

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


66 Books of the Bible Release to 66 Counties of South Dakota
 Our 50th county to pray for in South Dakota is Moody County, with the city of Flandreau being the county seat.  We release the book of Philippians to Moody County.  Philippians is named the "epistle of joy" in which Paul mentions joy, rejoicing, or gladness 19 times in this letter to the church.  This letter reveals the timeless message that true joy is to be found only in a dynamic personal relationship with Jesus Christ and in the assurance that God is able to turn adverse circumstances to our good and His Glory.  The key to the joyous Christian life that Paul found was the renewing of his mind in God's Word and that we must surrender our minds to Christ daily.  A person's joy cannot be stolen if he has a single mind toward Christ. 

In Philippians 3:12-6 we have the essentials for winning the race in the 4 D's 1) Divine dissatisfaction (3: 12-13),   2) Devotion (3:13), 3) Determination (3:14), and 4) Discipline (3:15-16). Jesus Christ is portrayed in Philippians in chapter 1 as the Believer's Life, in chapter 2, as the Believer's Example, in chapter 3, as the Believer's Faith and Hope, and in chapter 4, as the Believer's Strength. 
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13).

The Flandreau Indian Reservation is located in Flandreau Township in central Moody County, near the city of Flandreau. The Santee Dakota people of the Sioux tribe live on this reservation.  Father we pray for the Dakota people of Moody County, that their source of life and strength is in Christ Jesus. We thank you that their source of faith and hope in You is being restored.  Let the Joy of the Lord be their strength as they press toward the high calling of God in their lives.
"I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 3:14).
" . . . I count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord . . . (Philippians 3:8).

We declare that the people of Moody County have the mind of Christ, moving in love and unity with one another.
"Fulfill my joy, that you be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind" (Philippians 2:2).
"Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus . . ." (Philippians 2:5).

We declare this verse over Moody County:

"That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth, and that every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God the Father" (Philippians 2:10-11).

Let the Glory of the Lord shine forth on the land and people of Moody County!

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