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A Message From Pat
Winter 2012
Greetings to all in Jesus' name!
 

Thirteen years ago following the observance of National Day of Prayer, Vickie Bishop, a task force member, prompted the prayerful consideration of a continuing prayer ministry in our community.  The small group that prayed together the summer of 1999 persevered in persistent, passionate prayer for God’s plan and guidance.

The original purpose statement remains the same except for the name of the ministry.  Since 2004, we are the Central Texas Prayer Network, as the borders of the ministry extended beyond Bell County. 

The Central Texas Prayer Network is a servant ministry

encouraging, connecting, equipping, leaders to

mobilize, cooperative, strategic prayer initiatives

to reach Central Texas for Christ.

Since that summer a new original design logo by Eva Hardeman has been used that more accurately depicts the ministry with the communication tower in Central Texas sending up prayers to God and out into the world.  The heart is a symbol of God’s love and ours to communicate His love to the world from deep in the heart of Texas.

Remembering God’s faithfulness as the ministry approaches 13 years, the expansion and increase has been phenomenal!  The ministry is more diverse as it has connected with more churches and ministries in the area that are reaching Central Texas for Christ.

The 11th Annual Mayor’s New Year Community Prayer Service January 8, 2012, sponsored by C. A. R. E. Network and hosted by St. James Methodist Church/Temple, launched the New Year with the theme: “The Best is Yet to Be” with scripture text: Deuteronomy: 1-2.  Good News Clubs in the area that are sponsored by many churches received the $364 offering.  The purpose of Good News Club is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and establish; disciple them into the Word of God and prepare them for Christian living.

In observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25, the 12th Annual Christian Unity Prayer Service was hosted by Covenant Lutheran Church/Temple on January 19 with more than ten churches attending and participating as worship leaders.  Family Promise, supported by several Temple churches and ministers to Homeless Families, received the $400. offering.

The Spiritual Fitness Center at Ft. Hood sponsored a Greater Fort Hood Day of Prayer on January 21 that included: Seeking God for Repentance; Seeking God for Reconciliation; Seeking God for Revival; Reaching the Lost and Reproduction; Discipleship through Prayer Walking, Personal and Group time.  The presence of the LORD through the scriptures, testimonies, music and worship resulted in healing,  renewal, unity in the Body of Christ and recommitment as disciples in the kingdom wherever we are sent.

The Stirring” at THE POINT Church January 27, was a gathering of prophetic worship and prayer for the body of Christ and the city of Temple.  A diverse group of churches and generations came together in unity to fulfill the scripture of Isaiah 56:7 “…for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

Living the Committed Life” Conference, February 24-25 at the Temple College Pavilion hosted by Women of Prayer Ministries is sponsored by 14 churches this year.  Four churches sponsored the first conference.  It has become more diverse and builds unity as it expands.  Chaplain Lydia Santibanez’s vision is for the conference to be without boundaries.

Seek God for the City,” 40 Days of Prayer begins February 22-April 1, Ash Wed. to Palm Sunday.  This prayer guide provides Prayers of Biblical Hope that is published by Waymakers.  The CTPN ordered 500 copies that have been distributed.  With increased distribution we anticipate a mighty movement of the Holy Spirit as all will be praying together and agreeing in prayer with each days concerns.  


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A Message From Pat
Summer 2011
Greetings to all in Jesus' name!
 

Central Texans observed the 60th annual National Day of Prayer on May 5, 2011 in more than 30 different locations to unite in prayer agreeing with Psalm 91:2, “I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress, my GOD, in whom I trust.”  “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” rang out across America.  Civic observances were held in several communities, churches hosted vigils, breakfasts, lunches and prayer gatherings.  There was unity in the diversity of participation in leadership and those who attended.  The power of the Holy Spirit was evident through the unceasing prayer of the body of Christ in unison.  See the photos of the “Concert of Prayer” at the Expo Center on this web site. www.centexprayer.org

            Pastor David W. Archer, a Killeen Pastor, was inspired to write this prayer on May 5 as he went to several prayer locations throughout the day:

God is far too great and powerful, loving and kind to fit into one denomination and True Faith in Christ Jesus is expressed through our obedience to God’s Holy Spirit in the Life that we lead more than in the creed that we profess….And we therefore pray for unity and boldness in our proclamation of God’s Word, for our churches and our leaders, clergy and laity, People of Faith exercised in service to their own communities…God grant us wisdom and vision to serve your will courageously in Jesus Christ’s name.  AMEN

The third annual Global Day of Prayer in Central Texas was held at Harvest Church in Temple on Pentecost Sunday, June 12, at 3 pm.  The body of Christ united in prayer and called out to God in repentance and intercession, for healing and blessing on the nations of the world.  At least 15 different churches were represented with 145 in attendance, an increase from last year.  Five different languages were spoken.  Three different churches provided music, one sang in Spanish and one had dancers before the Lord that brought the presence of the Holy Spirit into the gathering.  It was glorious!  May the fire of the Holy Spirit continue to burn in our hearts!  Ten Days of Global Prayer guides were distributed in the area to prepare for the Global Day of Prayer that was observed in over 200 nations.  The Ft. Hood Spiritual Fitness Center also celebrated Global Day of Prayer at 3 pm.

Governor Perry has issued a Call to a National Solemn Assembly of Prayer The Response in Houston at Reliant Stadium on Saturday, August 6.  Some from our area are registered and we are praying that an area event could be held simultaneously as the Lord leads.  For more info: http://www.theresponseusa.com

The Central Texas Prayer network web site has six prayer links that connect to prayer initiatives and resources that are extremely helpful in connecting intercessors to other prayer ministries: PrayerCentral (military), Presidential Prayer Team (government), MasterMedia International (media), Congressional Prayer Caucus (lawmakers pray for a spiritual prayer wall in room 219), Waymaker’s Preparing God’s Way (Initiatives for continued prayer movement), and National Day of Prayer. 

CTPN undergirds the expansion of Good News Clubs in area schools.  Training for team members for existing GNC’s and new clubs will be held August 20. Local churches provide the volunteer teams to operate the Good News Club on each elementary campus.  Contact Wayne Elkins welkins@hot.rr.com.  To be an intercessor for this ministry for elementary children, contact me, Pat Dalrymple, psalm146two@att.net.  The school prayer initiative in the TISD schools, that began 6 years ago in February, laid the foundation for this ministry that has touched over 300 children!

For 11 years Monday night prayer meetings continue in different locations for a month at a time.  The web site has the current locations listed.  June location: Cornerstone Christian Fellowship; July location: Seaton Brethren; August location: J. A. I. L.; September: Harvest Church.

The Lord is stirring his people and uniting us denominationally, geographically, racially, clergy/lay, men/women…we are indeed THE BODY OF CHRIST. 

Prayerfully,

Pat Dalrymple

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A Message From Pat
Winter 2010
Greetings to all in Jesus' name!

In November 2010, the Belton Ministerial Alliance sponsored a community thanksgiving service at Belton Church of Christ.  Two Prayer events in this New Year, 2011, in Temple have revealed the unity of the body of Christ.  The theme of the 11th annual Christian Unity Service at Christ Episcopal Church in Temple on January 20 was “One in the Apostles’ Teaching, Fellowship, Breaking of Bread and Prayer.”  Acts 2:42.

The 10th Annual Mayor’s New Year Community Prayer Service at 8th St. Baptist Church was planned by the C. A. R. E. Leadership network.  The Belton and Temple Mayors issued a joint proclamation for January 23 to be a “Day of Prayer” in the two cities.

A diverse gathering of the people of God experienced “Abundant Spirit” the theme of the service from John 10:10.  “The thief cometh not, but for to steal and to kill and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

Since the Central Texas Prayer Network was founded in 1999, a constant petition has been for unity in the body of Christ.  The 2011 Prayer for Christian Unity claims the answer to Jesus prayer that “they may be one” (John 17).  Remembering that He sits at the right hand of the Father interceding for us, we can pray this prayer in agreement with Jesus and one another.

Lord Jesus, you continue to pray that your disciples may be one in a unity graced by the unity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We your people long to be one in you.  May your prayer for unity open the hearts and minds of all Christians.  Guide us, Lord, in your way, that we may be one in the apostles’ teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayer, to the glory of your name, one Lord for ever and ever.  Amen

One of the leaders at the Mayor’s New Year prayer service expressed the need to pray for the church to be the power through prayer that will unite the body of Christ and change the course of our nation.  May we grasp the reality that we have been, we are and we will be connected with the Christians in every age and every nation through our Lord Jesus Christ. Lord, fill us with love for one another and may our unity serve the reconciliation that your desire for all creation.  We pray in the power of the spirit.  Amen

Prayerfully,

Pat Dalrymple, CTPN Coordinator

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A Message From Pat
Fall 2010
Greetings to all in Jesus' name!

As the Central Texas Prayer Network observes 11 years in October 2010, the LORD is increasing the momentum as the Holy Spirit is stirring the church in Central Texas.  Look at what God has done!

 

Beginning in January with two events: the 10th annual Christian Unity Community Prayer Service with the scripture theme, “We are witnesses of these things,” (Luke 24:48) and the 9th annual Mayor’s New Year Prayer Service theme “Turn to God” sponsored by C. A. R. E. Network, the events and initiatives have been many.  As 2009 was a year of ‘greater things’ in Central Texas, 2010 is surpassing all we could think or imagine.

 

In February a Women’s Prayer Conference, “The Power of Prayer,” was attended by over 200 women at the Temple College Pavilion, who were motivated to be a prayer force in their homes, workplace and community.  The response was magnificent, so the planning team has a second event set for September 17 and 18, “Harvest Time Prayer Conference.”   The Women of Prayer Ministries is added to the ‘greater things’ God is doing!

 

Child Evangelism Fellowship of Central Texas, that launched Good News Clubs in two Temple elementary schools in 2009, is expanding from Temple to Belton, Holland, Little River, Academy, Salado, Rogers, and Killeen/Fort Hood.  CEF After School Good News Clubs will meet in as many as 12 area elementary schools this fall.  Each club is operated by CEF trained volunteers from local churches.  Local churches provide the volunteer teams to operate the Good News Club on each elementary campus.  Volunteer training is ongoing as needed.  If you or your church are interested in knowing more about this exciting children's ministry contact me and I will get you in touch with the CEF of Central Texas folks.  The School Prayer initiative in the TISD schools, that began 5 years ago in February, laid the foundation for this ministry.  WOW! Look what power there is in prayer!

 

The CTPN Monday night intercessors have participated in prayer initiatives for five years using Seek God for the City to give extensive prayer coverage for our Central Texas communities from Lent to Palm Sunday.  Using the Ten Days of Global Prayer from Ascension to Pentecost a community service at Bethel Assembly of God brought God’s people together with millions around the world.  Ninety Days of Blessing prayers have brought us to Nationwide Pre-Election Prayer and Fasting.  The evidence of praying for revival and unity in the body of Christ is evident!

 

There are multiple efforts to organize nationwide prayer between now and the critical U. S. elections.  The National Prayer Committee will gather thousands of believers in Kansas City, MO, August 26-30, for an historic 66-hour prayer vigil, Prayer Watch 2010.  Dozens of respected prayer leaders will unite in one place to teach on aspects of prayer and Solemn Assembly, and lead the group in extraordinary, focused prayer.  The International House of Prayer and God TV will webcast the vigil to potentially millions more, world wide.  Other efforts include: Cry Out America, Dr. Charles Stanley’s 140 days of prayer, the National Religious Broadcasters 40 days of prayer starting September 1, and TheCallSacramento, September 3-5, probably the largest on-site prayer meeting that will cover the national elections.  A National Pray and Act Service will be webcast across America from Washington, DC on Sunday evening, September 19 at 8 pm EDT, 7 pm CDT, 6 pm MDT, 5 pm PDT.

 

2 Chronicles 7:14 is our Call to Pray daily, not just at events.  It must be a discipline.  The 2010 National Day of Prayer theme, Prayer, For Such a Time as This, is so relevant at this time in our history.  Let us claim the promise as we humble ourselves and pray that our land will be healed.  Get involved in one of the many prayer initiatives this fall!

 

"The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble.  He cares for those who trust in Him.”  Nahum 1:17.  "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

Prayerfully,

Pat Dalrymple, CTPN Coordinator


A Message From Pat
May 2010
Greetings to all in Jesus Name!

 

The momentum from the 2009 “Just Give Me Jesus” September Revival for Women with Anne Graham Lotz continues.  The prayer preparation for that event made “greater things” possible with GOD!

The 9th annual Mayor’s New Year Prayer Service on January 10 at First Baptist Church in Belton;   the 10th annual Christian Unity Community Prayer Service, January 21 at  First Christian Church in Temple; “The Power of Prayer” Conference for Women, Friday-Saturday, February 26- 27 at the Temple College Pavilion all established a strong foundation for continued unity as the Body of Christ in Central Texas gathered in many locations for the  59th Annual National Day of Prayer is May 6, 2010.  Go to the National Day of Prayer link on the web site for the report on the 7th annual regional event at the Bell County Expo Center in the assembly hall.

 

CTPN Monday night  intercessors used Seek God for the City 2010; Prayers of Biblical Hope, 40 days of Prayer from Ash Wednesday through Palm Sunday, to give extensive prayer coverage for our Central Texas communities.  The CTPN Monday night intercessors have used this resource for 5 years.  Check it out on the web site: www.waymakers.org.  We believe our prayers in agreement with hundreds of others are making a difference.

 

Global Day of Prayer on Pentecost May 23, 2010 will be observed in Central Texas at Bethel Assembly of God in Temple at 3 pm.  Note the link that provides info and the Ten Days of Prayer guides that are available.   Observe it in your church!

Prayer Warriors needed for Military

PrayFAST (Pray for a Soldier Team) is a focused initiative of Pray Hood to give every deploying soldier an opportunity to sign up for a Personal Prayer Warrior who has committed to pray daily for their Soldier and his/her family.  Contact Cecil Wolfe: wolfe@prayfast.org to adopt a soldier or shellnut@prayfast.org.

Prayer Warriors needed for Schools

School Prayer Initiative in the Temple ISD observed 5 years in February.  Good News Clubs have expanded from Ft. Hood and Killeen schools to Temple and Belton  Two elementary schools in Temple had Good News Clubs in the first semester.  More schools have requested GNC’s in Temple and Belton.  Holland, Troy and Rogers schools are also interested. Churches are needed to sponsor the clubs and volunteers to be recruited and trained to start in the fall.  Urgent prayer is needed.

 

Killeen Citywide Prayer for the Unborn is monthly on the first Monday at Hope Pregnancy Center located in the Southpointe Center directly south of the Copper Mountain post office on WS Young Drive in suite 301-C.   Contact Pat Galanffy at 254-681-5823 for information.

 

Central Texas Prayer Network weekly prayer group meets on Mondays at 7 pm at the same location one month at a time.  We pray for the church or ministry location where we meet and for other concerns in our Central Texas area.

Meeting locations:

May, First Christian Church, 300 N. 5th, Temple

June, Belton Nazarene Church, 1701 Sparta Rd., Belton

July, Heights Baptist Church 1220 S. 49th, Temple

August, Seaton Brethren Church, 7 miles east of Temple on Hwy. 53

For future locations contact Pat Dalrymple:

Email: psalm146two@att.net; phone: 254-742-1029

 

After ten years, the Central Texas Prayer Network continues to operate with the original mission statement:  The Central Texas Prayer Network is a servant ministry encouraging, connecting, equipping, leaders to mobilize, cooperative, strategic prayer initiatives to reach Central Texas for Christ.

The first prayer event was Call to Prayer for Repentance in October 1999 at UMHB.  The Lord has sustained what He ordained when a small group prayed and responded in obedience to establish an ongoing prayer ministry. May the LORD continue to find us faithful in persistent, persevering prayer that will reach Central Texas for Christ. Praise God for all He has done, is doing and will do in 2010.

Prayerfully in Jesus’ name,

Pat Dalrymple

 

2010 National Day or Prayer theme: “PRAYER  for Such a Time as This”

“The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble.

He cares for those who trust in Him. “

Nahum 1:17

 

MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 AS WE HUMBLE OURSELVES & PRAY.  2 Chronicles 7:14


A Message from Pat

January 2010 

Greetings to all in Jesus Name!  2009 was a year of ‘greater things’ in the Central Texas Prayer Network.  As 2010 begins, the momentum that started with the “Just Give Me Jesus” September Revival for Women with Anne Graham Lotz in September continues to increase.  The prayer preparation for that event made “greater things” possible with GOD!

“Turn to God” was the theme of the 9th annual Mayor’s New Year Prayer Service on January 10 at First Baptist Church in Belton.  “Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.”  This annual service is initiated by the Temple and Belton mayors: Bill Jones and Jim Covington and hosted by the C. A. R. E. Leadership Network of Bell County.  C. A. R. E. Leadership Network of Bell County was organized in 1999 and has a great record of fulfilling it’s mission statement: Working together to identify community concerns and needs: to Pray and to Connect resources that will give Hope to Hurting People.

On January 21, 2010 at 7 pm, the 10th annual Christian Unity Community Prayer Service will be observed at First Christian Church in Temple, located at 300 N. 5th Street.  Eleven clergy and chaplains will lead that event with the theme: We are “Witnesses of These Things.” Luke 24:48

“Harmonies for Life: A Night of Hope,” second annual Benefit Concert for Hope Pregnancy Centers, Inc. Temple – Killeen – Copperas Cove is Saturday, January 23, 6:30 pm at Memorial Baptist Church, 4001 Trimmier Rd., Killeen.  Several inspirational groups and individuals will provide an evening of worship through music. Check web site for details: www.friendsofhopepc.com.

KPLE TV Banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Killeen Civic Center.  The theme is: “The Saints Go.”  Music by the Central Texas Master Singers and others will make the evening a joyful experience in response to God’s blessings.  For tickets and more information, contact KPLE at (254) 553-3683.

Prayer Conference for WomenFriday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27 will inspire Christian women with the theme: “The Power of Prayer.”  There will be speakers, workshops and PRAYER.  This unique opportunity at no charge will be held at the Temple College Pavilion.  For more Info and RSPV call 254-913-5947 or 760-9763 or Email rlh0812@yahoo.com

Hope Pregnancy Centers, Inc Fundraiser Banquet is Monday, March 29 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton.  Pam Tebow, Mother of Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Tebow, will be guest speaker.  Her message, “Run with Endurance.”  For information: 254-501-4181 or kathy@hopepc.com.

Seek God for the City 2010; Prayers of Biblical Hope40 days of Prayer from Ash Wednesday, February 17 through Palm Sunday, March 28 is a great way to give extensive prayer coverage for our Central Texas communities and is available from Waymakers.  Central Texas Prayer Network Monday night intercessors have used this resource for 5 years.  Check it out on the web site: www.waymakers.org.  We believe our prayers in agreement with hundreds of others are making a difference.

Global Day of Prayer on Pentecost May 23, 2010 will be observed in Central Texas again.  Location to be announced.  Note the link that provides info and the Ten Days of Prayer guides that are available.  Observe it in your church!

The 59th Annual National Day of Prayer is May 6, 2010.  The NDP Expo Event Task Force is praying and planning for the 7th annual event.  Killeen-Ft. Hood spiritual leaders are beginning to seek God’s plan for observing that day in several locations.  Temple and other communities will gather at City Halls and other civic locations.  The theme is “For Such a Time as This.”   Scripture theme verse: “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble, He cares for those who trust in Him.”  Nahum 1:7


Prayer Warriors needed for Military

PrayFAST (Pray for a Soldier Team) is a focused initiative of Pray Hood to give every deploying soldier an opportunity to sign up for a Personal Prayer Warrior who has committed to pray daily for their Soldier and his/her family.  Contact Cecil Wolfe Cecil.Wolfe@otc.army.mil to adopt a soldier.

Prayer Warriors needed for Schools

School Prayer Initiative in the Temple ISD will observe 5 years in February.  Good News Clubs have expanded from Ft. Hood and Killeen schools to Temple.  Two elementary schools in Temple had Good News Clubs in the fall.  More schools have requested GNC’s in Temple and Belton will be recruiting volunteers and churches to sponsor them.  Urgent prayer is needed.


Killeen Citywide Prayer for the Unborn is monthly on the first Monday at Hope Pregnancy Center located in the Southpointe Center directly south of the Copper Mountain post office on WS Young Drive in suite 301-C.   Contact Pat Galanffy at 254-681-5823 for information.


 Central Texas Prayer Network weekly prayer group meets on Mondays at 7 pm at the same location one month at a time.  We pray for the church or ministry location where we meet and for other concerns in our Central Texas area.

Meeting locations:

January, Canyon Creek Baptist @ 4306 S. 31st St., Temple

February, Temple Brethren @ 2202 Bird Creek Drive, Temple

March, New Hope Community Church @ 2 Apache Drive, Temple

April, Canyon Creek Church of Christ @4902 S. 31st. St., Temple.

 For future locations contact Pat Dalrymple:

Email: psalm146two@att.com; phone: 254-742-1029


After ten years, the Central Texas Prayer Network continues to operate with the original mission statement:  The Central Texas Prayer Network is a servant ministry encouraging, connecting, equipping, leaders to mobilize, cooperative, strategic prayer initiatives to reach Central Texas for Christ.

The first prayer event was Call to Prayer for Repentance in October 1999 at UMHB.  The Lord has sustained what He ordained when a small group prayed and responded in obedience to establish an ongoing prayer ministry.  May 2010 continue to find us faithful in persistent, preserving prayer that will reach Central Texas for Christ.  Praise God for all He has done, is doing and will do this New Year.

Prayerfully in Jesus’ name,

Pat Dalrymple

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MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA