Join Us In Prayer October 2020

October 2020

I have heard all about you,   Lord . I am filled with awe by your amazing works.
In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by.
And in your anger, remember your mercy.
Habakkuk 3:2

As we head into the eighth month of global pandemic, social distancing, virtual learning, public unrest, forced telecommuting, limited travel, and record-breaking wildfires, we stand with Habakkuk, who nearly 2,700 years ago made his plea to God Almighty as he carried the burden of Jerusalem falling to the Babylonians and witnessed the destruction of the Temple. Then, after God answered not once, but twice, Habakkuk concluded with the following…

Even though the fig trees have no blossoms,  and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren;
even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty,
 yet I will rejoice in the Lord!
     I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!
The Sovereign Lord is my strength!
Habakkuk 3:17-19a

May the Sovereign Lord be your strength during the final months of 2020,
may you find peace and joy in Him alone!


What Happened in September

Look around at the nations; look and be amazed! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it.
Habakkuk 1:5

What's Next

But the righteous shall live by faith.
Habakkuk 2:4b
  • • October 2020 – The launch of Psalms for Shepherds audio content as App only content on the free Presence Point App ; workshop for  Calvary Bible Church in Grass Valley, California, to support parents in their efforts to shepherd their children well and lead their families in the midst of a pandemic, social distancing and virtual learning; continued recording of the Shepherds in Action interview series ; prepare for and travel to Tennessee to produce an online, on-demand “Leadership from the Shepherd’s Perspective” workshop for teens, as well as videos for the AHG patch program and The Leader’s Shield Presence Point shepherding leadership model; travel to Washington, D.C., and Cairo, Egypt

  • • November 2020 – Partner with 4G3 to facilitate a workshop in the Arabic language for a Shepherd Leadership Conference with Christian Sudanese refugees in Alexandria, Egypt, and facilitate their multiplication of the shepherding message among displaced believers; and speak at a women’s event at Crossroads Church in southern California
  • • January 2021 – Launch of the Shepherd Leadership Patch during American Heritage Girls' Girl Leadership Week.
  • • February 2021 – Workshop for business leaders in Spokane, Washington.
  • April 2021 – Workshop in Florida for the Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) 2021 Outcome Conference.
  • Spring 2021 – Tentative community ministry workshops in Casper, WY
  • July 2021 – Workshop facilitation and promotion of the shepherding leadership curriculum at the American Heritage Girls 25th anniversary convention at Cedarville University in Ohio, including a keynote presentation
  • September 2021 – Workshop for worldwide YFCI staff in The Netherland
  • October 2021 –  Tentative workshops in India  and the start of a partnership with a ministry to deliver the shepherding message in that country
  • January-December 2020 –  The continued importance of living into our calling as shepherds in the lives of those we lead.

Join Us In Prayer

I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guardpost. There I will wait to see what the  Lord   says...
Habakkuk 2:1a
  • • Pray for a successful launch of the Psalms for Shepherds series on October 3 and the continued recording of this content that will be available only on the free Presence Point App (available on the Apple store or Google Play).
  • Praise for the outcome of the Denver Area YFC staff workshop and the attendee’s commitment to shepherding well.
  • Praise for the outcome of the Legacy Classical Academy workshop for parents, volunteers, teachers and the introduction of the shepherding message to high school students!  It was such an answer to prayer!
  • Praise for the invitation to partner with CLA with the online, on-demand workshop for their month-long Global Digital Experience during September.
  • Pray for powerful wording to be chosen for the website during the current redesign.
  • Pray for those designing the web pages and fine-tuning materials that will engage girls with the AHG Patch.
  • Pray for the ability to wisely choose those individuals we interview for the Shepherds in Action interview series.
  • Pray for continued connection with shepherds around the world on social media.
  • Pray for wisdom and spiritual insight as we develop content to develop and support shepherd leaders through video and written blogs.
  • Pray for continued interest in the Presence Point content on RightNow Media (RNM) and RightNow Media @ Work.
  • Praise for continued interest in the Presence Point content with YFC Canada and their interest in updating their online content.
  • Pray that the shepherding message would resonate with those who download the content on RNM and YFC Canada and for the desire to immediately apply the shepherding message to lead more effectively at home, at work, in government, in ministry, and in our communities.
  • Praise for the progress in the website migration and re-design.
  • Pray for the continued work translating the workshop materials into Arabic for the workshop with the Sudanese refugees.
  • Praise that God is still moving in a miraculous way related to the shepherding message.
  • Pray for our partners at 4G3 who will work to choose the leaders invited to attend the conference in Egypt and for their preparation.
  • Pray for wisdom as we seek to better tell the shepherding story.
  • Pray for those shepherding in governments all over the world.
  • Pray on an ongoing basis for our shepherding partners in Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, and throughout the United States, as they seek to multiply the shepherding message throughout their countries.
  • Pray continually and specifically for those ministering to the persecuted church and the financial need in many of those situations.
  • Pray on an ongoing basis for clear direction regarding Presence Point’s focus in 2021 and beyond.
  • Pray for constant wisdom for the Board members that lead Presence Point and for open hearts and willing spirits as we do the same on a day-to-day basis.

How Can We Pray For You?

Please allow us to partner with you for your prayer needs.  You can confidentially contact us by email at or or by texting or calling Holly at +1-661-301-3316 or Doug at +1-661-332-2622.

Doug and Holly Culhane

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