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Effectively praying for fathers has been a part of my life for 20 years. This prayer birthed from the letter to the Ephesians will stir and change. There is prayer and then there is effective …

Effectively praying for fathers has been a part of my life for 20 years. This prayer birthed from the letter to the Ephesians will stir and change. There is prayer and then there is effective prayer. There are four items every father/leader must have. Faith. Love. Energy. Strength.

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  • The Community Transformation Initiative is about empowered leadership.Empowered with a sense of moral justice and righteousness.Empowered with a confidence of grace and peace.Empowered with supportive relationships.
  • This is a dream.Having people who live and love in grace and peace.Secure in themselves and in their future and in their community.
  • Core areas to touch, educate, encourage, and empower include:Fathers and Parents in the Home. Every social strength begins in the home.Legislators in our States. These men and women interpret federal mandates and create state mandates. Men and Women in our Neighborhoods. Leadership selection begins with heart belief and value. People empowered with a sense of and commitment to moral justice and moral righteousness make right decisions.Ministers in congregations. These influence many. They are highly at risk and under enormous pressure. We support them.
  • This is a dream.Having people who live and love in grace and peace.Secure in themselves and in their future and in their community.
  • Our commitment is strong.This is not about a mission statement for a wall plaque.This is about commitment to a cause.This is about decisive and deliberate action.
  • Our tactical plan is ready and has been in motion for some years.We are ready to engage at more intensive and involved levels.

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  • 1. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace
  • 2. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace Paul was a praying man. In many of his letters, he would shift into prayer from teaching. "Pray without ceasing," he wrote. Here is insight into prayer for fathers and leaders and what they father out of the heart of The Father. Skip to slide 31 to just pray the prayer ………. This lesson will take you through an organized prayer for fathers/leaders while helping you visualize the vision of the Center 4 Father/Leader. After going through the first time you can come back and just skip to the slides for prayer.
  • 3. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace Fathers / Leaders Educate – Event- Engage All Stages – All Ages
  • 4. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace The Heart of The Father Fathering is at the deepest heart of God. Jesus taught us to pray, "Our Father." Jesus said, "..., if you have seen Me, you have seen the Father." John the Baptist was to be one in the Spirit of Elijah to turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers. This was the opening of the new covenant. 400 years earlier, Malachi closed the old covenant. His last words told us the spirit of Elijah must come to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers for cursing to leave the land.
  • 5. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace The Community Transformation Initiative Engage – Encourage - Empower Fathers in the Home - Dads Fathers in our Community – Pastors and Leaders Fathers in Our State House - Legislators Skip to slide 31 to just pray the prayer ……….
  • 6. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace This word, translated fathers or families in the letter to the Ephesians, literally means "fathered groups." Our prayer and activity is for the fathers and leaders, the ones who bring life to and protect over and build. This word, translated fathers or families in the letter to the Ephesians, literally means "fathered groups." Our prayer and activ
  • 7. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace Joyful Generations
  • 8. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace Pray For Fathers Pray For Leaders
  • 9. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace We Commit A better life for our community. A life full of grace and peace. Development of fathers, parents, and community leaders full of grace and peace. Offering grace and peace in education, events, and encouragement. Skip to slide 31 to just pray the prayer ……….
  • 10. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace The Commission Father, it impresses me that you are the Father from which all families get their name and call to greatness.
  • 11. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace The Reason Ephesians 3:14-21 According to this very reason and cause for our calling, I submit my entire self by bowing at the knee to the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Creator and Sustainer of the spiritual and physical universe of whom all fatherhood expressed in groups and families and cultures in the heavens and on earth is named and identified,
  • 12. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace FatherFullNess Dad Better Education Performance Calm Less Aggression Higher Achievers Secure Sexual Identity
  • 13. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace STRENGTH TO ENDURE that He would grant all of our men, families, cultures, and like-hearted groups that expose the variety of His nature divinely in a normal world • Every father/leader reaches points of weakness and loss of strength to go forward. At these moments they need boost and endurance to stay faithful to the task ahead and the responsibilities entrusted.
  • 14. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace STRENGTH TO ENDURE according to the riches of His glory, that treasure-house of inheritance of which is His and Christ's at once, • to be infused with strength, exuberant and life-filling with nothing holding back, • to be infused with strength that fortifies, invigorates, and braces with dynamic power, • to be infused with strength mightily by His Spirit in the most inward parts,
  • 15. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace FatherLessNess 2x jail 63% suicides 85% Behavior disorders 71% dropouts 70% Juvenile detention Skip to slide 31 to just pray the prayer ……….
  • 16. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace FAITH TO GAIN that the Anointed One may take up permanent residence and continually dwell in our hearts by faith; Each family or group or business or community needs resources that have to be brought into existence. A father/leader must see into the vastness of need and obtain by faith those resources. He/she must see ahead of the need and believe and lead.
  • 17. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace Out of the Abundance…. Proverbial Wisdoms From Solomon • A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. • The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge • Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, But a man of understanding will draw it out. • Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts. • Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life. Skip to slide 31 to just pray the prayer ……….
  • 18. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace LOVE TO MOTIVATE • that all of us being rooted deeply and broadly and set on an extensively firm foundation for our temples in love, • may be capable of fully attaining and grasping mentally with all the saints, all expressions of His body, His love Love must be the prime motivator. Anything else will lead in the wrong direction. Love is huge. Love will keep us moving when all other motivations are gone. Love will endure, bear up, hope, believe and sustain the right direction.
  • 19. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace LOVE TO MOTIVATE • may be capable of fully attaining and grasping mentally what is the breadth, and length and depth and height and every possible dimension of His love • and to know in experience and real living knowledge useful for daily situations, the love of the Anointed One, which takes excelling knowledge beyond the norm
  • 20. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace Why Do We Do This? •The United States leads the world in fatherlessness with over 40% of our children going to bed without a father present. •Fatherlessness is not just physical. It is emotional, social, relational, and spiritual. •The active presence of a supportive father brings home and community health. Studies prove that children with this advantage perform better in education, become more caring people, and avoid destructive behaviors.
  • 21. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace Why Do We Do This? •Our fatherlessness is not just fathers. This situation is reflective of the health of our leadership in community, congregation, and home. •Good leaders and good fathers are nurturing, committed, caring, alert, aware, involved, protective providers. •Good leaders and good fathers are supported and covered in caring community.
  • 22. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace PRESENCE TO ENERGIZE that we might be filled to overflowing with all the fullness of God. Enthusiasm is a Greek compound word. En mean inside. Theos means God. God Inside Us. Energy that comes from God inside us bubbles up under all need. When a father/leader is tired he/she makes mistakes that can destroy futures. Energy keeps action on behalf of those being led.
  • 23. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace How will we do this? Family and Fathering Weekends Focused Events for Leaders, Family and Fathers Encouraging Words and A Listening Heart to 30,000 community leaders including 7,000 legislators. Fathering, Men, and Leaders’ Interact Center
  • 24. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace PRESENCE TO ENERGIZE Now, unto Him that is able and positioned to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to that self-same power that works in us and charges us up with energy from His involvement even like the energy that raised the Anointed One from the dead, this power that is both actively and effectively working in us, unto Him be glory in the called out saints of every fatherhood, family, group, and culture throughout all ages and generations now and continuing. AMEN
  • 25. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace We Believe By reaching the hearts of leaders through effective scriptural based wisdoms and genuine care and concern in Christ, the decisions they make move closer and closer to God’s ultimate heart.
  • 26. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace Your List • Now, think of the fathers and leaders for whom you need to pray. Those that watch over and have created paths for your life. Go back through the prayer with them in mind specifically. Make sure you add Phil, the director of the Center 4 Father/Leader as he and others move forward.
  • 27. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace If not you and us, who? If not now, when? We commit to make a difference in the home, the neighborhood, the community, the states, and our nation.
  • 28. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace What Is Our Status? •Since 2002, numerous fathering and parenting citywide and focused events have been held in cooperation with the National Center for Fathering, The Oklahoma Family Policy Council, The Oklahoma Department of Human Services, CDC, CBMC, and hundreds of other community groups and congregations. •Since 2002, numerous cross denominational and cross cultural events have been held developing leadership community unity. •Since 2002, hundreds of thousands of encouraging messages and prayers have been delivered. •Today, we reach 3242 legislators in 26 states. •Today, we reach 4400+ community leaders
  • 29. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace How Can I Help? • Finances : The Community Transformation Initiative is an authorized extension of PrayerMetro, Inc., an authorized 501c3 for charitable tax deductible contribution. Mail to The Community Transformation Initiative c/o PrayerMetro, 508 Tumbleweed Dr., Yukon, Oklahoma 73099 or go online at prayermetro.wordpress.com and click the support link at the right. • Prayer: Commit to pray with every update, every gift you give, every hour you serve or every day if your heart is so moved. • Hands: This work takes many talents and hands. What can you give of yourself?
  • 30. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace Choose To Join
  • 31. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace The Commission Father, it impresses me that you are the Father from which all families get their name and call to greatness.
  • 32. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace The Reason Ephesians 3:14-21 According to this very reason and cause for our calling, I submit my entire self by bowing at the knee to the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Creator and Sustainer of the spiritual and physical universe of whom all fatherhood expressed in groups and families and cultures in the heavens and on earth is named and identified,
  • 33. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace STRENGTH TO ENDURE that He would grant all of our men, families, cultures, and like-hearted groups that expose the variety of His nature divinely in a normal world • Every father/leader reaches points of weakness and loss of strength to go forward. At these moments they need boost and endurance to stay faithful to the task ahead and the responsibilities entrusted.
  • 34. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace STRENGTH TO ENDURE according to the riches of His glory, that treasure-house of inheritance of which is His and Christ's at once, • to be infused with strength, exuberant and life-filling with nothing holding back, • to be infused with strength that fortifies, invigorates, and braces with dynamic power, • to be infused with strength mightily by His Spirit in the most inward parts,
  • 35. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace FAITH TO GAIN that the Anointed One may take up permanent residence and continually dwell in our hearts by faith; Each family or group or business or community needs resources that have to be brought into existence. A father/leader must see into the vastness of need and obtain by faith those resources. He/she must see ahead of the need and believe and lead.
  • 36. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace LOVE TO MOTIVATE • that all of us being rooted deeply and broadly and set on an extensively firm foundation for our temples in love, • may be capable of fully attaining and grasping mentally with all the saints, all expressions of His body, His love Love must be the prime motivator. Anything else will lead in the wrong direction. Love is huge. Love will keep us moving when all other motivations are gone. Love will endure, bear up, hope, believe and sustain the right direction.
  • 37. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace LOVE TO MOTIVATE • may be capable of fully attaining and grasping mentally what is the breadth, and length and depth and height and every possible dimension of His love • and to know in experience and real living knowledge useful for daily situations, the love of the Anointed One, which takes excelling knowledge beyond the norm
  • 38. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace PRESENCE TO ENERGIZE that we might be filled to overflowing with all the fullness of God. Enthusiasm is a Greek compound word. En mean inside. Theos means God. God Inside Us. Energy that comes from God inside us bubbles up under all need. When a father/leader is tired he/she makes mistakes that can destroy futures. Energy keeps action on behalf of those being led.
  • 39. The Community Transformation Initiative Empowered Living Just and Moral Living -Supportive Relationships -Grace and Peace PRESENCE TO ENERGIZE Now, unto Him that is able and positioned to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to that self-same power that works in us and charges us up with energy from His involvement even like the energy that raised the Anointed One from the dead, this power that is both actively and effectively working in us, unto Him be glory in the called out saints of every fatherhood, family, group, and culture throughout all ages and generations now and continuing. AMEN