A Prayer For America


A Prayer For America

 Almighty God, 
In all history, there has been only one nation like America - founded by pilgrims seeking freedom to worship, established on a vast continent between two oceans, dedicated to the proposition that we are created equal and endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights:  One nation under God.  You have delivered us in war, prospered us in peace, and raised up generations willing to offer the last full measure of their devotion for the preservation of liberty at home and abroad.  We have been a light for the world.  From our shores has gone the greatest missionary force in history.  But now, Lord, America has fallen into darkness, disobedience, and indifference.  We have sinned; and we, Your people, Lord, humble ourselves, and pray and seek Your face, and turn from our wicked ways.  Please forgive our sin and heal our land.  Give us leaders who understand the times and know what we should do.  May the torch of liberty burn brightly, inflamed by the goodness of Your people. 

God, bless America.
 In Jesus’ Name, 

2 Chronicles 7:14
14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.


Pray For Our Church Leadership


Pray For Our Church Leadership

Our Staff 

  • Dennis Diaz - Senior Pastor
  • William Dossett - Executive Pastor
  • Derek Mitchell - Community Groups Pastor/R2R Campus Pastor
  • Cindy Van Pelt - Children’s Minister
  • Denise Kimbrough - Children’s Minister
  • Audra Yerxa - Children’s Ministry Assistant
  • Andrew Cuellar - Mid-High Student Minister
  • Randy Ramos - High School Student Minister
  • Terrie Williams - Student Ministry Assistant
  • Lynn Cuellar - Family & Marriage Minister
  • Jessica Dixon - Creative Director
  • Ryan Diaz - Creative Ministry Assistant
  • Larry Castaneda - Worship Minister
  • Uriel & Ellie Oretega - Worship Leaders 
  • Josiah Jaquess - Worship Leader
  • Natalie McMillan - Worship Leader
  • Lynette Muncrieff - Administrative Assistant
  • Windy Tankserly - Receptionist 

Our Elders

  • Dennis Diaz
  • William Dossett
  • Derek Mitchell
  • Paul Bridgers
  • Tim Watkins
  • Ellis Easterly
  • Mark Benson
  • Gus Cuellar

Our Titus Women

  • Dawn Marketto
  • Debby Hill
  • Lynn Cuellar
  • Deb Cuellar
  • Lynette Muncrieff


Pray for the Churches of Las Cruces


Pray for the Churches of Las Cruces

PRAY FOR . . . 

For god to change a city, revival must ignite, empower and change the local churches in that community.

Please pray for a spiritual awakening in our city by praying for revival in our local churches and pastors.  Please pray through the entire list at least once during these 21 Days – which is only 3 per day.  (Of course the more often, the better!).

  1. Agape Christian Church – Herb Pinney
  2. Apostolic Church of God in Christ – Pastor Tony Moralez
  3. Bethel Bible Church - Elders
  4. Bethel Second Baptist Church – Pastor Brian Harvey
  5. Calvary Baptist Church – Pastor Kevin Glenn
  6. Calvary Chapel – Pastor Bob Ortega 
  7. Calvary Chapel Three Crosses Church
  8. Casa de Alabanza – Pastor Jorge Leyton
  9. Central Assembly of God
  10. Cornerstone Baptist Church
  11. Desert Rivers Community Church – Pastor Chris Watkins
  12. East Mesa Baptist Church – Pastor James Pratt
  13. El Buen Pastor Church - Pastor Rony Hernandez 
  14. El Calvario Methodist Church – Pastor Nema LeCuyer
  15. Fairacres Baptist Church – Pastor Chipper Moore
  16. Faith Community Church – Jeremy Sullivan 
  17. Faith Lutheran Church
  18. First Baptist Church – Pastor David Burrows
  19. First Christian Church – Pastor Linda Mervine
  20. First Church of the Nazarene - Pastor Wade Elftman 
  21. First Evangelical Free Church – Pastor Brian Hammond(Pastor David Reyes - bi-lingual Congregation)
  22. First Presbyterian Church – Pastor Norm Story
  23. Fountain of Life Church – Pastor Louie Rey
  24. Grace Bible Church – Ethan Hester
  25. Grace Covenant Church – Pastor Doug Coyle
  26. Healing Word Sanctuary - Pastor Morris and Pam Wolfe 
  27. Heart for the World Church - Pastor Dale Walker 
  28. Hill Baptist Church – Pastor Bill Johnson
  29. Iglesia Bautista El Buen Pastor – Pastor Adam Valles
  30. Iglesia del Nazareno – Pastor Ben Lopez
  31. La Paz de Cristo - Pastor Adam Cantu 
  32. Landmark Church - Pastor Ruben Rodriguez
  33. Las Cruces First Assembly of God -  Pastor David Vistine 
  34. Latter Rain Harvest Fellowship – Pastor Mary Sellers
  35. Life Community Church – Pastor James Pinkard
  36. Living Hope Church - Pastor Lance Renfro
  37. Living Waters Assembly of God – Pastor Conrad Valdez
  38. Living Word Family Church – Pastor Jeff and Maria Sutton
  39. Mesilla Park Community Church – Pastor Dennis Diaz
  40. Mission Lutheran Church – Pastor Robert Carbotta
  41. Morning Star United Methodist Church – Pastor Travis Bennett
  42. Mountain View Baptist Church - Pastor Robb Redlin 
  43. New Covenant Church - Elders
  44. New Life Church – Pastor Chris Foster 
  45. Potter’s House Church
  46. Salvation Army - Pastor Michael Evans 
  47. Scripture Baptist Church – Pastor Richard Johnson
  48. Sierra Vista Church -  Pastor Ruben Ortega 
  49. Sonoma Springs Presbyterian Church - Pastor Robert Reed 
  50. St. Andrews Episcopal Church - Pastor Scott Ruthven 
  51. St. James Episcopal Church -  Pastor Nick Funk
  52. St. Patrick’s Anglican Church – Pastor Marc Wilson
  53. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church – Pastor Darren Skinner
  54. Temple Baptist Church – Pastor Max Perkins
  55. Trinity Lutheran Church – Pastor Jerry Reynolds
  56. Triumphant Life Church - Pastor Marcus McKay 
  57. University Church of Christ – Pastor Charlton Taylor
  58. University Presbyterian - Pastor Patrick Tebbano
  59. University United Methodist Church – Pastor Pamela Rowley
  60. Valley View Baptist Church – Pastor Hank Willemsma
  61. Victory Outreach Church – Pastor Gary DePuy
  62. Wellspring Church – Pastor Sam Ritchey


Pray For Those In Authority


Pray For Those In Authority

Pray for those in authority as Scripture commands us.  

1 Timothy 2:1-4 ESV
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Pray for . . .

  • Salvation in Christ.
  • Growth in Christ.
  • That they would grow more and more to have a biblical worldview.
  • Divine wisdom.
  • The courage to stand on truth, even if it is unpopular.
  • For the protection of them and their families.

Local Government

  • Mayor:  Ken Miyagishima
  • City Council: Kassandra Gandara, Greg Smith, Olga Pedroza, Jack Eakman, Gill Sorg, Ceil Levatino
  • City Manager: Stuart C Ed
  • Assistant City Manager/Chief Administration Officer: David Dollahon
  • Assistant City Manager/Chief Operating Officer: Daniel Avila
  • City Clerk: Linda Lewis
  • County Commissioners: Billy Garret, Ramon Gonzalez, Benjamin Rawson, Isabella Solis, John Vasquez
  • County Clerk: Scott Krahling
  • District Attorney: Mark D'Antonio
  • Sheriff: Enrique Vigil
  • Treasurer: Eric Rodriguez
  • Chief of Police: Jamie Montoya
  • Chief of Fire Department: Eric Enriquez
  • Probate Judge: Diana Bustamante
  • Municipal Judge: Kieran Ryan

State Government

  • Governor: Susana Martinez
  • Lieutenant Governor: John Sanchez
  • Secretary of State: Maggie Toulouse Oliver
  • Attorney General of New Mexico: Hector Balderas
  • New Mexico State Treasurer: Tim Eichenberg
  • New Mexico State Auditor: Timothy Keller
  • Commissioner of Public Lands: Aubrey Dunn
  • New Mexico Supreme Court Justices: Chief Justice Charles Daniels, Michael Vigil, Petra Maes, Edward Chavez, Barbara Vigil
  • Court of Appeals: Julie Vargas
  • State House of Representatives: Ricky Little, Doreen Gallegos, Bill McCamley, Bill Gomez, Angelica Rubio, Nathan Small, Joanne Ferrary, John Zimmerman
  • State Senate: Joseph Cervantes, Ron Griggs, John Arthur Smith, Jeff Steinborn, William Soules, Mary Kay Papen

Federal Government

  • President: Donald Trump
  • Vice President: Mike Pence
  • Speaker of the House: Paul Ryan
  • House Majority Leader: Kevin McCarthy
  • House Minority Leader: Nancy Pelosi
  • Senate Majority Leader: Mitch McConnell
  • Senate Minority Leader: Church Schumer
  • House of Representatives (From NM): Michelle Lujan Grisham, Steve Pearce, Ben Lujan
  • Senate (From NM): Tom Udall, Martin Heinrich
  • Supreme Court Justices: Chief Justice John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito, Elena Kagen
  • US Secretary of Education: Betsy DeVos
  • US Attorney General: Jeff Sessions
  • Secretary of the Treasury: Steven Mnuchin
  • Secretary of Labor: Andrew Puzder
  • Secretary of Housing & Urban Development: Dr. Ben Carson
  • Secretary of Energy: Rick Perry
  • Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson
  • Secretary of Defense: James Mattis
  • Secretary of the Interior: Ryan Zinke
  • Secretary of Commerce: Wilbur Ross
  • Secretary of Health & Human Services: Tom Price
  • Secretary of Transportation: Elaine Chao
  • Secretary of Homeland Security: John Kelly
  • White House Chief of Staff: Reince Priebus
  • White House Chief Strategist: Steve Bannon
  • Admin of the Environmental Protection Agency: Scott Pruitt
  • Director of the Office Management and Budget: Mick Mulvaney
  • Administrator of the Small Business Administration: Linda Mahon
  • Ambassador the the United Nations: Nikki Haley
  • United States Trade Representative: Robert Lighthizer


Devotional Instructions


Devotional Instructions

Plan ahead and set aside a minimum of 10-15 minutes every day to spend time with and seek God through this devotional guide and journal.   Chances are if you don’t schedule it, it won’t happen.  If you happen to miss a day or two, don’t beat yourself up or give up.  Just go back and restart where you left off.  Realize, however, that it is easier to spend the 15 minutes every day than to miss a couple of days and spend 45 minutes catching up.     

Exodus 34:26  
"You must bring the first and best of the produce harvested from your soil to the house of the LORD your God. "Never cook a young goat in its mother's milk."
Proverbs 3:9  
Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first and best part of all your income.

As God deserves and expects the first and best part of our income, we should offer Him the first and best part of our day.  It is usually best to spend time with God in the morning to devote yourself and your day to Him.  If, however, you are fresher and more alert later in the day, give that time to Him.  The most important principle here is to give God your best!

Treat your devotional time as more than a routine or ritual.  See it as an opportunity to actually meet with God – at His invitation!  

Jeremiah 33:3
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
Matthew 11:28
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Begin your time with prayer.  Thank God for His desire to meet with you.   Ask Him, as David did, to make you aware of His presence and to speak to you:  Psalms 119:18 LBOpen my eyes to see wonderful things in Your Word.

After you read the Scripture under the “Read and Reflect” section, pause and listen.  Let the Holy Spirit speak to you and give you insights about the passage before proceeding and answering the questions that follow.   Try to imagine the heart, motives, and circumstances of the original writer.  Write down what you feel God is saying to you.  When you have completed this go on to the “Questions for Deeper Reflection” and record your answers in the space provided.  Be ready to share what you have learned, as well as bring up questions, with your Community Group.

Note that there are also supplemental exercises interspersed throughout the journal.  While these don’t have to be done on the day they appear, please take time to do each of them during the week they appear so that you might be ready to discuss them with your Community Group.  Each exercise will help you to grow in faith and intimacy with God during this time that we have determined to seek His will together.



An Introduction To Fasting


An Introduction To Fasting

What Is Fasting?

Fasting is a discipline that God’s people have practiced in both the Old and New Testaments and throughout church history.  Mentioned in the Bible more than 70 times, the first example of fasting in Scripture is in Exodus 34 – “Moses was on Mount Sinai with the Lord for 40 days and 40 nights. He didn't eat any food or drink any water. The Lord wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant.  Those words are the Ten Commandments.”  Why did Moses go without food and water?  Was it to humble himself before God?  Was it to prepare his heart to hear from God?  Was it that He was so caught up in God’s presence that he forgot to eat?  Probably all of the above.  Although we are not specifically told why he went without food and water, it is significant that during this time God revealed Himself and His will to Moses for His people. 

In the original languages the word fasting simply means to shut, refrain and/or abstain.  Although the majority of references to and examples of fasting have to do with abstaining from food, liquids, or both, abstaining from any type of creature comforts can constitute a legitimate fast.  Some good definitions of fasting are as follows:

  • Fasting is turning my attention from the pleasures of this world so that I might more fully focus my attention on Christ and find my greatest pleasure in Him.
  • Fasting is sacrificing something I value to pursue something God values for and/or through me.
  • Fasting is denying myself what I desire as a way of putting my desire for God first. 
  • Fasting is setting aside less important things to seek the most important. 
  • Fasting is the discipline of putting God’s eternal purposes before my temporal desires.
  • Fasting is reserving the time, energy, and resources normally given to an activity to pursue God and His will.
  • Fasting is disconnecting with the world so I can make a deeper connection with God.  

(Before you go on, take a minute and ask yourself:  Which of the above definitions is the most meaningful and motivating to you?).

 Why Fast?

There are many reasons to fast; but the motive in a fast cannot be that God will find favor with you because you gave up your favorite candy bar. The motive must be the realization that the world has crowded in around you and you need to withdraw yourself from some of these things to focus more of your time, attention, and desire towards seeking a deeper relationship with God and commitment to His will. It all comes down to the intent of your heart.

Fasting has the potential for significant impact in our lives. Through fasting and prayer, the Holy Spirit can transform your life personally and God can speak to you in new and dynamic ways.

Fasting and prayer can also work on a much grander scale. According to Scripture, when God’s people fast with a proper Biblical motive—with a broken, repentant, and contrite spirit—God will hear from heaven and heal our lives, our churches, our communities, our nation, and our world. Fasting and prayer can bring about revival – a change in the direction of our nation, the nations of earth and the fulfillment of the Great Commission.  This will be an emphasis in this particular 21 Day Fast.

The Bible gives examples of God's people combining fasting with prayers so as to stir up their zeal and renew their dedication and commitment to Him, which is called personal revival. King David wrote that he "humbled [him]self with fasting" (Psalm 35:13). Fasting is a means of getting our minds back on the reality that we are not self-sufficient. Fasting helps us realize just how fragile we are and how much we depend on things beyond ourselves.

The Bible records that great men of faith such as Moses, Elijah, Daniel, Paul, and Jesus, Himself, fasted so that they might draw closer to God (Exodus 34:28; 1 Kings 19:8; Daniel 9:3; Daniel 10:2-3; 2 Corinthians 11:27; Matthew 4:2). Jesus knew that once He was no longer with them in the flesh, His disciples would need to fast at times to regain and renew their zeal to serve Him (Mark 2:18-20).

James tells us, "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8). Constant prayer and occasional fasting helps us to experience this.

Here are some other facts about fasting …

  • Fasting was an expected discipline in both the Old and New Testament eras.
  • Fasting and prayer can restore the loss of our “first love” for Christ and result in a more intimate relationship with Him.  (Revelation 2:4-5).
  • Fasting is a Biblical way to truly humble yourself in the sight of God (Psalm 35:13; Ezra 8:21). King David said, “I humble myself through fasting.”
  • Fasting enables the Holy Spirit to reveal your true spiritual condition, resulting in brokenness, repentance, and a transformed life.  (Psalm 51).
  • The Holy Spirit will quicken the Word of God in your heart and His truth will become more meaningful to you!  (Nehemiah 9:1-3).
  • Fasting and prayer opens our hearts and minds to receive wisdom and guidance from God.  (Ezra 8:21, 23).
  • Fasting and prayer is a way we minister to, honor, and worship God.  (Luke 2:37, Acts 13:2).
  • Fasting can transform your prayer life into a richer and more personal experience.  (1 Corinthians 7:5,  Acts 13:2).
  • Fasting can result in a dynamic personal revival in your own life – and make you a channel of revival to others.  (Isaiah 58:6-7).
  • When you fast, you will discover more time to pray and seek God’s face. And as He leads you to recognize and repent of unconfessed sin, you will experience special blessings from God. (Nehemiah 9:1-3).
  • Through fasting and prayer and seeking God’s mercy, He has promised to spare nations (our nation?) from His wrath and heal them of their wickedness.  (Jonah 3:5, Joel 2:12-13; 2 Chronicles 7:14).
  • God uses fasting and prayer to grant favor with those in authority (even unbelievers) so that His will can be accomplished through them.  (Esther 4:15-17).
  • God uses fasting and prayer to supernaturally protect His people.  (Ezra 8:21-23, Esther 4:16; 5:2).
  • God uses fasting and prayer to call out, commission and empower spiritual leaders in the church.  (Acts 13:1-3; 14:23).
  • There is a special power in fasting when combined with prayer and faith.  God chooses to do through fasting and prayer what prayer alone will not.  
Matthew 17:19-21 NKJV  
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast this demon out?"  20So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief;  for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.  21However, this kind does not go out except by prayer AND fasting."

(Although some translations omit “and fasting,” it is my belief - and that of many scholars - that this passage makes little sense without these words.  The disciples prayed when they attempted to cast the demon from this boy.  Prayer alone was not enough.  What was missing that had the God-appointed capacity to give a greater power to their prayers?  Fasting!).

Types of Fasts

Pray about and decide up front the type of fast God wants you to undertake and how much time each day you will devote to prayer and reading His Word. Making these commitments ahead of time will help sustain your fast when physical longings and life’s pressures tempt you to quit.

It is important to fast in a way that works for you. The goal is that you choose a fast that will be challenging for you but will work in your circumstances. You should choose a plan that will cause you to make a significant sacrifice so that you will have to rely on God to succeed.  Before starting any kind of food fast or adjustment to your diet, be sure you are healthy enough to do so.  Having certain conditions like diabetes, hypoglycemia, etc., mean these types of fasts are not for you!

Here are some ways you might consider fasting:

  • One meal each day.  The fast is not about only giving up food, but also includes using the time that is normally given to preparing and eating the meals, to instead praying and reading your Bible (about one hour?).   
  • From sunup to sundown.  This was actually the most common practice of the Jews when they fasted.  (For some reason, this type of fast is especially popular in the winter months—especially in Alaska). 
  • Sugar and sweets.  Put down the donut, drop the Butterfinger, walk away from the shake.  Let your cravings drive you to develop your hunger for Christ.
  • The Daniel Fast.  Based on Daniel chapter 1, this fast involves giving up meats, desserts, and snacks and eating only the food that Daniel most likely ate (Veggies and grains).
  • Liquids only.  Usually this involves water and juices only.  Puréed bacon double cheeseburgers is probably cheating!
  • Give up television. That’s right … for a time at least, nix Netflix, give up Supernatural to be supernatural, tell Dr. Oz to go back to Kansas, close up Bob’s Burgers, and bow no longer to American Idol.  Turn off the tube and pray, read the Word or a good Christian book, and if you still have time, spend it with your family—play a board game, go for a walk, shoot some hoops, help the kids with their homework, etc.
  • Give up certain recreational activities. Give up your bowling league, golfing, fishing, movies, etc. for a season and use the bulk of this time to deepen your relationship with God. 
  • Give up pleasure reading. Beyond what you must read for your work or preparing for teaching the Word of God, pleasure reading could be turned into a time to read and study the Word of God or a good Christian book and to pray.
  • Restrict listening to all but Christian worship music.  You will likely be surprised at how this practice will change your overall thought patterns and moods.  Try it!
  • Facebook and other social media. Spend less time updating your status and posting selfies and get on your face before God. 

Or go a step further and …

  • Restrict smartphone and computer use. I double dog dare you to do this one -  disconnect from the Cloud!  While some of these communication devices are necessary for school and work, they are serious time robbers that could be set aside for spiritual purposes.   Nothing over the past several years has robbed us of intimacy with others and with God more than smartphones and tablets.  Do you have the guts to use them for 21 days only when absolutely necessary?  If you do, you are guaranteed to see how dependent you have become on these devices and how much of an idol they are!  Consider how much time you spend on these that could be used to deepen your relationship with others, with Christ, and in service to Him.
  • Other and any combo of the above. There may be something that the Holy Spirit brings to mind that you could set aside for a season while you focus on more prayer. 

Getting the Most Out of Your Fast

1. Set aside time every day to pray and journal using this booklet.  Read and meditate on the Scripture passage(s), answer the questions and complete the exercises.  Along with the daily readings there are some additional bonus activities to stimulate passion and growth in your walk with God.   

2. Attend all of the worship services. If you miss one, watch it online:  getrealchurch.org/media or on the MPCC App (download for free from any app store)

3. Get plugged into a Community Group to discuss what you and others are learning, get answers to questions, share struggles, and pray together.  If you are not currently involved in a group, call the church office for information on one that will best fit you and your schedule:  575-524-7658.

4. Join us for our Prayer Nights.  (Days and times - TBA).  

Check our Facebook page: facebook.com/mesillaparkcommunitychurch and/or our webpage getrealchurch.org/events for updates on these and other church ministries.  

Remember, God’s blessings and answers do not come from our private prayers alone, but also from our corporate prayers together.   

Matthew 18:19-20  
"Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.  20For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."  Study history and you will see that true revival never came solely from the pleadings of a single person in his prayer closet, but by the collective prayers of a few that grew into many. 



Welcome to the 21 Day Fast: In God We Trust


Welcome to the 21 Day Fast: In God We Trust

Welcome to the Beginning of a Deeper Trust in Jesus Christ

We are living in tumultuous times.  It seems our nation has never been more divided and unsure of what the future holds.  What an opportunity this is for us to be the church of Jesus Christ.  Although we do not know what the future holds, we do know WHO holds the future – our God and King, Jesus Christ – and therefore we have every reason to live with joy, peace, optimism and purpose.  Whoever is in office, whether they be Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, our hope is in the Lord, Our God. 

Psalms 20:7
Some trust in chariots and some in horses (i.e. in their own resources), but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

Among the ways we place our trust and hope in God are prayer, fasting, worship, studying and obeying his Word, as well as standing for and speaking the truth. 

If you are reading this, you have made the awesome choice to join us in renewing your trust in God and being a part of the solution to the challenges that face our lives, families, church, and nation.  Please know that all of heaven is applauding your decision and is cheering you on to the finish line.   

Hebrews 12:1-2 TLB
Since we have such a huge crowd of [witnesses] watching us from the grandstands, let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back, and especially those sins that wrap themselves so tightly around our feet and trip us up; and let us run with perseverance the particular race that  God has set before us. Keep your eyes on Jesus …  

Most of all, know that Christ Himself is pleased with your desire to deepen your trust in Him.

Because of God’s many promises to us, we expect that He will do great things for His glory in this focused time of prayer, fasting, and seeking His will.  Ask for and expect that He will do great things in and through your life, in and through our church, and for our community and nation. 

1 John 5:14-15
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.  15And if we know that He hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we  asked of Him.  

During these 21 days our great desire and intention is to entrust ourselves, as well as our families, church, community and nation more fully to God.