Prayer has been such an essential element to the success of everything we do. its not "a thing" but everything. There are many people I have to thank for this too. People I trust and believe in who laid a foundation of prayer in my own personal life. Have you ever thought about people who prayed before you who are now gone to heaven, but they interceded for you. From great grandparents, to even great great grandparents long before you were born, who believed in God's protection. The same power of prayer is being sent for you this very hour.
Today, I am praying for each of you, for your family and for your future. I am praying for my children, my children's children and their children's children. Why? its really simple because I believe in what prayer can do, the power of prayer and the ramifications of prayer when we don't pray. I often think one of the greatest sins of omission is not asking those who are closest to us, to really pray and bring things to the Lord which are important. When your direct report is Him, there is power and a peace in this. Jesus Christ is my one and only direct report.
Coming up this week are several major items in our lives I would like for you to pray about regarding our future and I wanted to take an entire blog to lay them out there and as you "think on the future" would you mind lifting up these requests to the Lord for us? Some prayer requests will take us through May.
RON DICIANNI - Ron, Grant and Warren have become dear friends of mine since last August when I had the chance to share with them THROUGH THE VALLEY. We are moving into a new strategic relationship where the future will be in the hands of VERITAS ARTS. We are asking for your monthly interceding for us in this new venture. This week is a turning point so thank you in advance for praying even now.
MICHAEL BECKMANN - Michael has become a dear friend through a major motion picture film fund where he serves on a board with "called" people. He invited me to attend a special 3 pm Thursday West Coast Meeting with filmmakers and financiers. Please pray for wisdom, for a special time together as we consider the future. We are inviting over two dozen influential people, some believers and some not to attend.
TIM MINER - Tim and Hope Miner have been like family to us and we have a strategic meeting to discuss Green Nation, HERO THE ROCK OPERA and a future in building and creating impact together for VERITAS. These precious friends are cornerstones to our future and when I was in need the most, they came running. Pray our time together is the best to give us the minds and hearts of Him.
LARRY JONES - He shared with us recently the dire need our world is in regarding feeding children and our heart is breaking for many reasons. Over 25,000 kids are starving to death every single day and nobody is doing anything about the food crisis. Please remember these precious children in your prayer and a future where they CAN be fed. I know him personally and vouch for his real testimony in caring for children. This is his life.
JORDAN BARNETT - Jordan Barnett came to our home last week to talk about putting together a short documentary called DEALING WITH GRIEF and producing a music video for TIME WAITS. This is an important assignment in class, but I believe an even more important part of life, dealing with the loss of loved ones and more. We need your prayers over this area because we see a huge future ahead filled with obedience in serving
MARSHALL TEAGUE - I have talked about this favorite actor thanks to Darrell Campbell for years and I believe Marshall is an incredible hero. He served our nation, has been involved in motion pictures and is speaking in May at a huge festival in Tennessee where they are showing LAST OUNCE OF COURAGE. Please ask the Lord to touch him in a special way on May 23 as he is in front of thousands along with Johnny Hodges.
MARK BURNETT & ROMA DOWNEY - Thank the Lord for these filmmakers who are making noise in the market for truth. I am so honored to be part of their promotions team in a tiny tiny way. Please pray a hedge of protection over them as we know what happened to Mel Gibson after his bravery in launching PASSION OF THE CHRIST. I believe in this family and their burden to reach the world. Thank you especially for staying TRUE to scripture.
ROCKHEAD JOHNSON - Brad Hirou introduced me to the ROCK in LA as one of the most violent and cruel leaders of the gang wars in Compton ever. He changed and transformed his life because of Jim Brown the famous NFL player who began to love the unlovable. I am going to be calling on him in LA to talk about the future. Ask the Lord to touch this important and strategic meeting on behalf of LONETREE ENTERTAINMENT.
FUTURE FILMS - Obviously the greatest request we have is for "strategic direction" on our next film, the slate of films and the screenplays. Both in the feature documentary to feature film genre, we want to be exactly where God is working most. Darrel and I are finishing TREASON for Don Brown and we need your prayers for this. We continue to believe in MY JOURNEY TO PARADISE for our mission trip to Cambodia. HERO THE ROCK OPERA is heavy on our hearts and believe is key to sharing hope with the world. JESUS THE LAST SUPPER is Jim Gromer's story I believe is going to be part of the future.
Thank you for praying. Thank you for believing in the power of an apostolic network of champions who gather to say a word of prayer over people who matter. Hopefully, as you have read this prayer overview you have in your spirit been praying. If not, try this....
LORD, WE ASK FOR YOU TO INTERCEDE IN ALL OF THESE PRAYER REQUESTS FOR VERITAS. LET EVERY MEETING BE LED BY YOU, THE WORDS SHARED, DREAMS DREAMED AND FUTURE BE ALL YOURS. THANK YOU FOR LOVING US AND ITS IN YOUR NAME WE PRAY OVER THIS LIST, AMEN.
I believe prayer changes everything.
I love you,