RAIN AND REIGN CALIFORNIA Coalition Purpose ~ To come into state-wide agreement seeking God’s mercy for

relief of the current drought, to see God send Rain, and to proclaim the Reign of Jesus Christ in our state. Introduction ~ The strength of this prayer initiative is in coming together in agreement on focused points of Confession and Petition (below). Each leader may implement prayer in the manner and method familiar to each ministry. All are free to establish additional venues such as conference calls, or citywide or county-wide services and gatherings. The Season of Prayer will begin on 2/7/14, in connection with the numerals of 2 Chronicles 7:14, and will conclude when state water officials declare the drought has ended . Joining the Coalition ~ Leaders of organizations, associations, or networks may join this coalition by sending name of leader, name of organization, and name of city to SierraMinistries@nccn.net. Resources ~ This page contains key components of Confession and Petition to be used by members of this coalition as we agree in this Season of Prayer. Leaders may think of these points like the bones of a skeleton, adding muscle, tissue, and sinew where each feels led, needful, or appropriate. (There are seven points of Confession and seven points of Petition so some may choose to use a pair for each day of the week.) Scriptures, prayers, and proclamations maybe posted at: www.facebook.com/groups/rainandreigncalifornia/ Key Scriptures ~ "You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?" declares the LORD Almighty. "Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with his own house. Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth its crops. I called for a drought on the fields and the mountains, on the grain, the new wine, the oil and whatever the ground produces, on men and cattle, and on the labor of your hands." Haggai 1:9-11 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. Second Peter 3:9 Confession Points ~ Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world — the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does — comes not from the Father but from the world. First John 2:15-17 God in Jesus Christ, we present ourselves before you as sinful people. W e who are called by your name confess our sins: ~ W e confess our love of the world over our love for you, our independent spirit, our arrogance, and our intentional abandonment of your reign in our lives.

~ W e admit our insatiable cravings of physical pleasures, our craving for and covetousness of everything we see, and our pride in our achievements, position, and possessions. ~ W e confess to allowing ourselves to be molded by the world, ignoring your will revealed in your W ord, disregarding your counsel and care. ~ W e admit before heaven and earth our moral corruption, our sexual behaviors which deviate from the standards of your W ord, and our disdain for holiness, personal and corporate. ~ W e confess our wrongful allegiance to other gods, our spiritual adultery, our breaking of sacred covenant with you, and willfully divorcing ourselves from our Creator and Savior. ~ W e acknowledge our judgmental pronouncements toward others ascribing to the banner of your Name and for being agents of disunity in your body by self-righteously promoting our own distinctive understandings, practices, and traditions familiar to us. ~ W e admit to our historic attitude of superiority toward others, our repeated treachery and betrayal in the breaking of covenants, our shedding of innocent blood, and our despicable treatment of those you command us to love. Petition Points ~ Call on me and I will answer. Jeremiah 33:3 ~ W e ask for your provision to sustain our lives and those of our neighbors. Send forth your storm clouds, heal our land, refresh us with rain. Give us our daily bread. ~ Forgive us, God of Salvation, for our wickedness. Each of us has turned to our own ways. Our sins are innumerable. They bring sickness to our souls and destruction to our bones. ~ Take our garments and wash them in your blood. Make us white as snow. W alk us into your paths of righteousness and peace, humility and holiness. Lord, you alone know these bones can live. ~ W e plead for a change of heart, O Lord. W e cannot live a life pleasing to you without a new heart. Replace our hearts of stone with hearts of flesh. Restore my soul, God of my salvation. ~ Call us back to you, back to your temple and your courts into renewed covenant with you. Satisfy us with the joy of your presence. Reveal yourself to us, we pray, and live among us. W e will be your people and you will be our God. ~ W e pray as Jesus prayed that we will be one. Mend us and heal us. Raise up your body to new life to fulfill Christ’s mission in this world, bringing help and healing, hope and wholeness. ~ Save us from the calamities of our forefathers. Hear our repentance and petition. Send rain to refresh and replenish the land you have given to us. Restore to us the opportunity to bless all people with the abundant produce of California. Let the fields flourish, the animals prosper in number, and the people rejoice in your goodness, mercy, and salvation. Amen. RAIN AND REIGN CALIFORNIA COALITION 2014 (North to South) Jim W ilson, Redding CA

Ron and Luan La Gatta, Oroville CA Michael Tomlinson, Oroville CA Dan Prout, Nevada City CA Cindy Johnson, Grass Valley CA Valerie Jackson, Grass Valley CA Jeff Daly, Middletown CA April James, Live Oak CA Tammy Upton, Sutter CA Maryal Boumann, Pollock Pines CA Lynette W orkman, Stockton CA Vera Speed, Oakland CA Susan Bagley, Modesto CA Jenni’fer Chapman, San Jose CA Vicki Nohrden, Monterey CA Henry and Grace Falany, Mariposa CA Candi MacAlpine, Oakhurst CA Susan and Fred Rowe, Bakersfield CA Jim Garlow, San Diego CA Darrell and Billie Alexander, San Diego CA Judy and Keat W ade, La Mesa CA ***************************************** If your name is not listed below it is because we have not heard definitively that you are prepared to engage with the Coalition and its purposes (or an error has been made). Please respond to this eddress to so indicate your participation, and your name and city will be added to the partnership.

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