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San Francisco Prayer Tour

September 30th, 2010

There is something powerful about physically going to a place and praying for it. Being there in person increases our focus and heightens our spiritual sensitivity for an area. Today, Nancy McDaniel and Jessica Wilson led us on a prayer tour of San Francisco. God said to Joshua, “I will give you everyplace where you set your foot…”  (Joshua 1:3). Today, we set foot on some strategic locations around the City by the Bay, and we trust that God’s purposes were accomplished as we proclaimed His Word.

City of Refuge
After piling onto two large buses, we left San Jose at 9:00 am and made our way North. During the trip we learned some important facts about San Francisco:

  • The city is known as a place of refuge and has a mercy gift. Over the years, outcast and marginalized groups have found San Francisco to be a safe haven.
  • Creativity and self expression are central to the culture.
  • Diversity and tolerance are highly valued.
  • San Francisco is a city of great wealth, arts and entertainment.

We were then given some key points for prayer as we moved into the city. Our first stop was the Prayer Book Cross located in Golden Gate Park.

Prayer Book Cross
The first stop on our tour was Prayer Book Cross. Erected on January 2, 1894, this 57 foot cross memorializes the first English language worship service on the Pacific coast. The verse that was read during this service over a hundred years ago was Isaiah 40:1-5, which we used as part of our proclaimation in this place: “Prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” It was a powerful time.

Palace of the Legion of Honor
We stopped at the Palace of the Legion of Honor to view the Holocaust Memorial, scuplted by George Segal. It was a somber time, and a vivid reminder how we need to continue to pray for Israel and the Jewish people.

The Golden Gate Bridge
Crossing over this major gateway of our land was a great opportunity to pray for not only San Francisco, but our nation as well. We also found out that it is the most commonly used bridge in the world for suicide attempts. We prayed John 10:10 — “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

9th Circuit Court of Appeals
This court is very influential in setting the political, governmental, economic and moral atmosphere of our nation. We prayed for alignment with the justice of God and with the judicial system of the nation.

Although known as a family and working class neighborhood in the 1960’s and 70’s, the Castro distric is now the largest and most widely known gay neighborhood in America. We prayed that their eyes would be opened to know the extravagent, unconditional love of the Father and the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

Twin Peaks
Our last stop of the Tour was Twin Peaks where we had an incredible view of the city. From this vantage point, we released “arrows” of God’s promises out over San Francisco: arrows of destiny, grace and triumph. We proclaimed that every crooked place is made straight pronounced defeat to everything that opposes the purposes of God.


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  1. September 30th, 2010 at 15:59 | #1

    Our Aglow reps are right now winging their way to San Jose! Those who are were not able to attend are praying along with those in San Francisco! Aglow is a mighty prayer army!!!

  2. Kay
    October 7th, 2010 at 03:07 | #2

    This is a great video describing what I heard was a great prayer tour (for two days) of San Francisco.

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