South Dakota Apostolic Prayer Network

SD State Coordinator Betsy Moeller

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


66 Books of the Bible Release to 66 Counties of South Dakota
  Our 65th county to pray for in South Dakota is Yankton County, with the city of Yankton being the county seat.  We release the book of Jude to Yankton County.  In this epistle Jude is writing a timely word of rebuke and warning.  First to condemn the apostate teachings and practices of the ungodly that had crept in  and second to counsel the readers to stand firm, growing in their faith and contend for the truth.   Jude's greatest desire was to keep people from falling spiritually; he was contending for the faith that was delivered to the saints (Jude 3).  Jude emphasizes mercy, peace, and love.  Mercy looks upward, peace looks inward, and love looks outward. 

Jude uses five word pictures for apostasy.  The wonderful contrasts are that instead of dangerous rocks, we can be living stones; instead of waterless clouds, we can be sources of living water; instead of dead trees, we can be trees of righteousness; instead of raging waves, we can be like peaceful rivers; and instead of wandering stars, we can shine as the stars forever and ever (Jude 1:12-13).

In Jude we see Jesus as our spiritual anchor.  We can keep ourselves in the love of God; we can build ourselves up on our most holy faith by praying in the Spirit; we can let the Word of grace build us up; and we can keep looking for Christ's return.  Jesus has given us the anchors that keep us anchored to Him.

We thank you Father, that Your people in Yankton County have been called, sanctified, and preserved in Jesus Christ and that Your mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to them (Jude verse 1-2).

We thank you Father, in the name of Jesus that Your people in Yankton County will earnestly continue to contend for their faith in Jesus Christ as Jude verse 3 exhorts.  We declare that Your people of Yankton County will be kept from stumbling and be found faultless in Your sight.  "Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To God our Saviour, who alone is wise . . .  (Jude verse 24).   We declare Your people are continually being built up by Your Word, praying in the Holy Spirit, and being anchored in Christ Jesus. 

We declare that Your people and land of Yankton County are lively stones, sources of living water, trees of righteousness, peaceful rivers, and stars that shine brightly in the Glory of the Lord!

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