South Dakota Apostolic Prayer Network

SD State Coordinator Betsy Moeller

Friday, August 2, 2013


66 Books of the Bible Release to 66 Counties of South Dakota
  Our 60th county to pray for in South Dakota is Todd County, with the county lying entirely within the Rosebud Indian Reservation.  A branch of the Lakota people named Sicangu Oyate, meaning "Burnt Thigh Nation," reside here.  We release the book of I Peter to Todd County.  Todd County is one of two counties in SD that does not have its own county seat (Shannon County is the other).  The town of Winner in neighboring Tripp County serves as its administrative center.  This book written by Peter the apostle, offers genuine hope in a dark hour of suffering and persecution.  I Peter is a letter of encouragement of presenting Christ as the believer's example and hope during difficult times and thus leading them to glory.  Peter gives a marvelous equation:  Christian suffering + God's grace = glory.  Thus Peter is known as the apostle of hope. 

In I Peter we behold Jesus as the "chief corner stone", ". . . I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious, and he that believes in him will by no means be put to shame" (2:6).  Jesus is seen in this book as our example:  ". . . Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps" (2:21).  Jesus is our Shepherd:  "For you were as sheep going astray, but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls" (2:25). 

Thank you Father that Your people of the Lakota nation on the Rosebud Reservation have found a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ in their lives (I Peter 1:3).   That they will not be put to shame as they cast all their cares upon You (5:7), and that their hope and true identity is found in the resurrected life of Jesus Christ. 

We call forth in the name of Jesus, the Lakota people’s true identity to be known, which is one of hope in a sure foundation of their Chief Cornerstone, Jesus Christ. And that the Shepherd and Bishop of their very souls be known to them in their Lord Christ Jesus, where they will find comfort, healing, and complete restoration and wholeness.  And that the trials the Lakota nation has faced in the past will not be compared to the Glory You will now reveal to them.  We pray that the trials and sufferings of the Lakota people have perfected, established, strengthened, and settled them in Your great Grace into Your Glory (5:10).

We declare that the Lakota people on the Rosebud Reservation in Todd County know that they are a chosen, precious, holy nation in Christ Jesus, and they are His spiritual house shining His Light into their land and people. "Coming to Him as to living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ" (I Peter 2:4-5).
"But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praise of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light" (I Peter 2:9).

Let your identity and destiny in Christ Jesus come into the fullness of the riches of His Glory!

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