South Dakota Apostolic Prayer Network

SD State Coordinator Betsy Moeller

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


66 Books of the Bible Release to 66 Counties of South Dakota
Our 58th county to pray for in South Dakota is Stanley County, with the city of Ft. Pierre being the county seat.  We release the book of Hebrews to Stanley County.  It is not certain who wrote the book of Hebrews although many have suggested Paul being the author or one of his associates.  Hebrews includes more than 35 Old Testament quotations.  It was written to save people from apostasy.  Every teaching necessary to the Christian faith is implicit in Hebrews.

To speak of Christ in Hebrews is to describe the entire book.  Hebrews presents Christ as the divine-human Prophet, Priest, and King.  He is superior to all and offers the supreme sacrifice, priesthood, and covenant.  The picture of Jesus here is that He is "better" than everything of the Old Covenant - He is the best!  The superiority of Christ is shown in chapters 1-3, the superiority of the priesthood of Christ shown in 4-9, and an exhortation to faith, hope, and love in living the Christian life in chapters 10-13.  Chapter 11 of Hebrews defines faith and gives encouragement to all believers by detailing the faith of the saints gone before them in the Old Testament.  "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1).  

A portion of the Lower Brule Indian Reservation lies in Stanly County.  The Lower Brule Sioux, are members of the Sicangu (Burnt Thigh), one of the bands of the Lakota Tribe. We also pray for the 1st Nation People of the land in Stanley County in these following scriptures. 

Father we pray in Jesus name, that the people of Stanley County are a people of faith in Jesus Christ, and know that they can boldly come to Your throne to receive grace and mercy at all times.  We thank you that the testimony of faith is seen and heard in the people of Stanley County and demonstrated across the land.  "Seeing then that we have a great High Priest . . . Jesus the Son of God . . . Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:14-16).

Thank you Father, that the people in Stanley County know Your Word and allow Your living Word to mature them, instruct them, purify them.  "For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12).

We declare that the people of Stanley County will run the good race of faith, looking always on the author and finisher of their faith, Jesus Christ.   ". . . Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and the finisher of our faith . . . " (Hebrews 12:1-2).

We declare the Blessings of Hebrews 8:6, to Stanley County, as you choose the most excellent ministry, the mediator of the better covenant, established on better promises in Jesus Christ our Lord.

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