Glory Canopy Prayer + Scriptures – Isaiah 4

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Anointed > “The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to the prisoners.” (Isaiah 61:1 HCSB)

Calling > I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8 NKJV)

Clarity > “And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.” (Isaiah 30:21 ESV)

Clay > “Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the Potter; we are all the work of your hands.” (Isaiah 64:8 NIV)

Clear Path > “People of Jerusalem, go out of the city And build a road for your returning people! Prepare a highway; clear it of stones! Put up a signal so that the nations can know that the LORD is announcing to all the earth: “Tell the people of Jerusalem that the LORD is coming to save you, bringing with him the people he has rescued.”” (Isaiah 62:10-11 GNB)

David’s Key > “I will give him the key to the house of David—the highest position in the royal court. When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them. He will bring honor to his family name, for I will drive him firmly in place like a nail in the wall.” (Isaiah 22:22-23 NLT)

Dawn > “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” (Isaiah 9:2 NIV)

Desert Streams > “See, a king will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule with justice. Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.” (Isaiah 32:1-2 NIV)

Glory Canopy > Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy. It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the  day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain. (Isaiah 4:5-6 NIV)

Greater Wisdom > “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT)

Guide > “I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.” (Isaiah 42:16 NIV)

Hope > He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:29-31 NIV)

Righteous Hand > I brought you from the ends of the earth and called you from its farthest corners. I said: You are My servant; I have chosen you and not rejected you. Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:9-10 HCSB)

Rushing Stream > “So they shall fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun; for he will come like a rushing stream, which the wind of the Lord drives. “And a Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who turn from transgression,” declares the Lord.” (Isaiah 59:19-20 ESV)

Salvation Fountain > With joy you will drink deeply from the Fountain of Salvation! In that wonderful day you will sing: “Thank the LORD! Praise his name! Tell the nations what he has done. Let them know how mighty he is!” (Isaiah 12:3-4 NLT)

Springs > The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the LORD will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs. (Isaiah 41:17-18 NIV)

Streams > “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:19 NIV)

Sure Foundation > “Therefore the Lord God said: “Look, I have laid a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; the one who believes will be unshakable.” (Isaiah 28:16 HCSB) 

Wonderful Counselor > For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called, “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. (Isaiah 9:6-7 TPT)

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Burial Anointing Story – Matthew 26

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Storyteller Drawings

Beautiful Blessing – woman, Jesus, chair, perfume – Let me tell you a story about the famous woman who anointed Jesus with expensive perfume, a beautiful blessing of faith.

Angry Disciples – money bag, bread, two men – Jesus’ disciples thought the woman’s gift was wasteful. They said she should sell the perfume and give to the poor instead.

Honorable Motives – tomb, tombstone, corpse, fragrance – Jesus opened his disciples eyes to see she was expressing her faith in him as Messiah, belief in his prophesied death.

Breaking Point – serpent, Judas, money bag, priest – Jesus’ explanation was the breaking point for Judas. He left Jesus to meet with a chief priest for money to betray his Master.

Storyteller Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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Suffering Supper Story – Mark 14

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Storyteller Notes

New Passover – Jesus, table, bread, cup – Let me tell you a story about the night Jesus created communion. The Lord’s Supper gives new meaning to the ancient Passover meal.

Broken Body – Jesus, broken bread, cross – Jesus’ disciples prepared a Passover meal. While they were eating, Jesus blessed and broke bread: a sign of his death on the cross.

Blood Sacrifice – grapevine, nail, hammer – Jesus gave thanks and they all drank wine from a cup: a sign of his blood shed for the sins of mankind when he was crucified.

Future Feast – mountain, disciple, flag – Jesus said he would not drink wine again until a future feast in heaven. They sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.

Storyteller Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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Jesus Ascension Story

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Passion Stories

Jesus’ Ascension Story 

Acts 1:1-11

Risen King – Jesus on cross, crown, risen Jesus – Let me tell you a story about how Jesus returned to heaven. After he rose from the dead, he appeared to many for forty days.

Fire Baptism – disciples, flames, cloud – Jesus instructed his disciples to remain in Jerusalem after he went home until they were baptized with the Holy Spirit’s presence and fire.

World Mission – earth, stars, evangelist, flame – Jesus told the disciples not to worry about when he would return. He said they would be his witnesses worldwide.

Return Home – angel, cloud, risen Jesus – Jesus went home to heaven, disappearing in a cloud. Two angels appeared and prophesied about Jesus’ Second Coming in the future.

Storyteller Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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Risen Messiah Story

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Passion Stories

Risen Messiah Story 

John 20:1-18

Empty Tomb – tomb, stone – Let me tell you a story about the day Jesus rose from the dead. 

Running Disciples – running man – Mary visited Jesus’ tomb one morning to grieve, and the tomb was open. She told Peter and John, and they ran to the grave to examine the evidence. They went into the tomb and found it empty.

First Witness – Mary crying, tears – The disciples left perplexed. Mary stayed, confused and crying. She looked in the tomb, saw two angels, and spoke to them.

Risen Rabbi – Jesus shining – Behind Mary was Jesus. She thought he was a gardener, but then he revealed himself to her. She hugged him, and he told her to go tell his disciples.

Storyteller Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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Want to learn more stories? Please visit our Storytellers page > blazingtrees.org/storytellers

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Guarded Tomb Story

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Passion Stories

Guarded Tomb Story 

Matthew 27:57-66

Jesus’ Burial – Pilate, money, Joseph – Let me tell you a story about what happened to Jesus’ body after he died.

Safe Place – tomb, stone, wrapped corpse – Joseph, a wealthy disciple of Jesus, went to Pilate to ask for the body. He took Jesus’ body, wrapped it up, and put it in his tomb.

Grieving Friends – tomb, stone, two women – Joseph covered the tomb with a great stone. Two of Jesus’ friends, both named “Mary,” were grieving outside his grave.

Deception Protection – tomb, stone, guards – The religious leaders feared Jesus’ disciples would steal the body and spread lies about his promised resurrection. Pilate allowed them to seal the tomb and set guards to keep watch.

Storyteller Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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Want to learn more stories? Please visit our Storytellers page > blazingtrees.org/storytellers

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Jesus Dies Bible Story

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Jesus Dies Story 

Matthew 27:45-56

Final Hour – cross, Jesus shouting – Let me tell you a story about what happened when Jesus died on the cross.

Perfect Sacrifice – cross – Jesus paid it all for us. His body was beaten and nailed to a wicked instrument of torture and death. Our Savior cried out in agonizing pain and took upon himself the sins of all mankind. Jesus saved the world!

Temple Curtain – torn veil – The curtain in Jerusalem’s holy temple had separated God from people for thousands of years. When Jesus died, God tore the veil apart forever.

Faith Response – soldier, faith – Witnesses saw many wonders after Jesus died: an earthquake and resurrections. A soldier guarding Jesus believed that he was God’s Son.

Storyteller Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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Want to learn more stories? Please visit our Storytellers page > blazingtrees.org/storytellers

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Sight Unseen – Galatians 2

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We heard our Father say, “Do you remember my servant Job and his frustration with suffering? After I revealed myself to him in a storm, he repented and began to trust in my sovereign, loving care over him again. When you entered into my kingdom, what did you bring with you? Nothing but a surrendered heart captured by my amazing grace. Now that you are my child, what have you to offer me? You do not live your life for yourself anymore; instead, you are filled with Jesus Christ’s resurrection life. I sent him to rescue you; to redeem you out of the darkness into light.”

“I invite you and your family to live a Sight Unseen life. After Thomas touched the nail scars in Jesus’ resurrected body, he declared his faith in and covenant with my Son. Then Jesus revealed the greater blessing of life here on earth: to believe without seeing. You do not require signs or wonders to follow me, because I am above and beyond all you will ever need.”

“Trust me, for I am your Faithful Guide. Walk with me, for I am your Wonderful Counselor. Seek me every day and night, for I am your Destiny Architect. Share with others about me, for I am the All Nations Messiah. I have sealed you with my Holy Spirit; he lives in you. Quiet your hearts and listen for my voice, for I will unveil my wisdom and release to you sight of what will soon be.”

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Faith: My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20 NLT)

Guide: “I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.” (Isaiah 42:16 NIV)

Trust: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the LORD in everything you do, and he will show you the right way.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 GNB)

Freedom: And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him. (2 Corinthians 3:17-18 MSG) 

Heavenly Father, we believe. We receive your revelation, celebrate your truth, and rest in your presence. Thank you for teaching us to live by faith and lay down at your feet our desire for signs. You are the only sign we will ever need, for you are our Perfect Wonder! We worship you in the Holy Spirit, in Truth and Freedom, and we ask you to guide our generation into the lives of every tribe, language, people, and nation until they taste your glory and cry out in their native tongues, “Maranatha!”

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One Year Closer – Isaiah 62

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Let us reflect on these prophetic revelations and encouraging Scriptures from last year as we celebrate what God has done, dream of things to come, and await our Lord’s promised return.

My Paths Are Rivers > I bring the rain and the waters from heaven fall to the earth as single drops. Then, they gather together and begin to flow through the land as streams to rivers to waterfalls to seas and oceans and back into the atmosphere as vapor. Flow with me, and journey in me. Don’t strive to make me happy and don’t be anxious or afraid. I am with you.

Go through, go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; build up, build up the highway! Take out the stones, lift up a banner for the peoples! (Isaiah 62:10 NKJV)

Messiah King Of Glory > Every day dawns with fresh mercies and gifts of grace. As the planet spins along her path around the sun, so I am constant as you move through life. You will taste and see the truth. And when you clearly hear my voice, humbly surrender to my call.

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of his nature, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. (Hebrews 1:3 HCSB)

Battles Belong To Me > I am your Fortified Rampart and Indestructible Fortress. I am the Almighty King of the Galaxies. I rest my feet upon the earth. I fight your battles. I raise up a pillar of swirling cloud around you by day and a pillar of blazing fire through the night watches.

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. (Isaiah 54:10 NIV)

Master Of Sorrows > I know pain; rejection and condemnation are my companions. When you are overwhelmed with despair, and suffering washes over you like a wave of death, remember that I am with you. I will shelter your anguished soul under my wings of refuge.

After a life of suffering, he will again have joy; he will know that he did not suffer in vain. My devoted servant, with whom I am pleased, will bear the punishment of many and for his sake I will forgive them. (Isaiah 53:11 GNB)

Every Soul Matters > I love every person, and the diversity of this planet’s nations and cultures is a beautiful symphony, singing streams of melodies that reflect my character, plans,  and all my promises. I restore the purpose and beauty of every tribe back to my sovereign plans and destiny designs so they will experience the joy of my heavenly kingdom.

But when Jesus heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Matthew 9:12-13 ESV)

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