South Dakota Apostolic Prayer Network

SD State Coordinator Betsy Moeller

Friday, July 26, 2013


66 Books of the Bible Release to 66 Counties of South Dakota
 Our 56th county to pray for in South Dakota is Shannon County.  The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is a Oglala Lakota Native American reservation and encompasses the entirety of Shannon County. We release the book of Titus to Shannon County.  Titus means "nurse, one who rears.  In this book Paul gives his spiritual son Titus instructions for pastoring the church at Crete.  Jews from Crete were present on the day of Pentecost and they had carried the gospel back to their native land.   This book is basically a condensed version of Paul's first letter to Timothy.  Both epistles are addressed to young men who had been assigned positions of responsible leadership in churches. Titus has three great themes - church organization, sound doctrine, and holy living.  The phrase that is used again and again in Titus is "good works" and refers to "God our Saviour" more than any book in the New Testament. 

Underlying the instructions of Paul is the theme that Christ is building His Church, carefully choosing the stones that make up the habitation for God.  Paul also emphasizes Christ as our Redeemer (2:14, 3:4-7), and presents His Second Coming as an incentive to holy living (2:12-13).
Beholding Jesus in Titus:
"For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world, looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works" (Titus 2:11-14).

Father we thank you in the mighty name of Jesus, that a fresh revelation of Your grace and salvation is being poured out over Shannon County.  And even as You called young Titus and Timothy, You are also calling young men and women in Shannon County into leadership in Your Kingdom.  Thank you Father, that even as the believers in the book of Titus brought back the gospel to their native land after the day of Pentecost, that the Oglala Lakota of Shannon County will also experience a transformation of Your grace and mercy in their native land.  Thank you Father, for your redemptive power that is purifying and setting free Your people, causing them to good works in Your Power.  We release the knowledge of Your Blessed Hope in Christ Jesus over Shannon County! 

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