Greetings in the name of the Lord! Today we will be praying for Argo. It was difficult to find information on this town. I would really like to know where the name came from. If anyone out there knows, please share it with us.
Here is what I did find out:
. Straddles 2 counties – St. Clair and Jefferson
. Neighbor is the city of Trussville
. Population is made up of mostly married couples
. Low poverty rate
. Tornado and earthquake activity is above state average.
(Hasn’t that been said of nearly every city we’ve prayed for so far??)
. Land area is 12.2 sq. miles
Eph. 6:10 – (Amplified) “In conclusion, be strong in the Lord and be empowered through your union with Him. Draw your strength from Him, that strength which His boundless might provides.”
Lord God, You are our strength and shield; a very present help in times of trouble. You are our provider. You provide pardon for our sin; peace for our storms; and Your own presence to guide us and comfort us. May we continue to look to You in good times, bad times, and all the times in between, because You alone are strong and mighty. You alone have boundless might.
We thank You for how you have blessed the city of Argo. You have blessed them with peace and prosperity. Lord, we are like sheep, and we too easily forget that every good and perfect gift comes from Your hand. We pray that the city leaders and the people of Argo would recognize that Your hand has provided the good things they enjoy. Keep them from being deceived into thinking it was by their own hand that they have come to enjoy their prosperity, but instead cause it to draw the city of Argo closer to You. The blessing of prosperity can become a curse if it causes us to turn away from You or reject You.
May the people of Argo draw their strength from You. Unite their hearts to honor and revere Your name. Teach the leaders how to walk with You, so that they can experience Your strength and power in their lives. May the Church in Argo rise up in the power that is theirs because of their union with You. May they lift up the name of Jesus in their city, Who is their strong tower, so that the righteous may run to it and be safe.
We lift up the young families in Argo, and ask that You would protect them and uphold them with Your righteous right hand. It is so hard to raise a family and sustain a marriage in our culture today. They need the strength that comes from Your boundless might. Cause them to draw on that power that comes through a personal relationship with You. Teach husbands what it means to be strong in the Lord rather than their own strength. Teach wives how to draw from Your power as they seek to be in union with You and with their husbands.
Protect the people of Argo from the wiles of the devil, and teach them how to stand in the strength of the Lord. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
What does the Lord lay on your heart as you pray for Argo?