Mt Elbert/highest point/ Intercessory Prayer with Prayer Peaks Day (see below)

Origination: While attending Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon, I was reading through the book of Nehemiah. When I came across Nehemiah's words, "I had not told anyone what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem..." (2:12), a "heart's desire" was instantaneously birthed in my mind.

Before I left Fort Collins, Colorado, where I previously resided before going to seminary in Portland, I had a driving passion for climbing Colorado's "Fourteeners".

When I read this verse in Nehemiah, God gave me a vision of masses of Christians praying for the Church of Jesus Christ in each of the 50 states from high atop the 54 Fourteeners of the Colorado Rockies. Perfect! A vision I had been praying for! Something I decided to pursue wholeheartedly following my seminary graduation.

July 4, 1998 was the inaugural year for Prayer Peaks. Subsequently, each Saturday before the 4th of July, Christians have participated in Prayer Peaks.  Many of Colorado's Fourteeners have been climbed/prayed from as well as other peaks throughout the United States and peaks in other countries.

The goal is to see all of the 54 Fourteeners of Colorado (and various peaks throughout the U.S.) climbed on June 29, 2013 - the Saturday before our nation's birthday.

Biblical Support for Prayer Peaks:

The Bible records many events that take place in mountainous / hilltop and wilderness areas. A few of these events deal specifically with the withdrawal of a chosen leader to seek God's face and intercede on people's behalf. For example, Moses met with the LORD on Mount Sinai and interceded for mercy for the Israelites.

Jesus began His ministry by spending the night in prayer on a mountainside before choosing the 12 disciples who were to follow Him for the next three plus years. Also Jesus brought Peter, James and John to a mountain top where He was transfigured before them and met with His Father in heaven.

Concerning the many sins of Israel, the LORD said to King Solomon:

"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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land" -- II Chronicles 7:14.

The Fourteeners of Colorado provide a spectacular environment that instantaneously "humble[s]" those who have the Spirit of God within them when they summit these peaks. Looking out over creation and seeing the apparent insignificance of oneself over this vast land provides a lesson in humility. This environment also ushers believers into an intimacy with God - a tremendous place to "seek [God's] face" for our crumbling nation.

Our Mission:

Prayer Peaks is a Christ-centered ministry dedicated to intercessory prayer for the Church of Jesus Christ from high elevations.

Our Goal:

The goal of Prayer Peaks is to dispatch Christian climbers up the 54 fourteeners of the Colorado Rockies on a common day and to intercede in prayer for the Christian Church in every state of the United States of America. If you can't make it to Colorado, climb a "high-point" in your home state.


Our Statement of Faith: Our God:
We believe that there is One God eternally existing in three, co-equal persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14). Our Scriptures:
We believe that the Bible is God's written revelation to man and that it is verbally inspired, authoritative, and without error in the original documents (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21). Man's Creation & Fall:
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God but through Adam's sin became alienated from God, acquired a sin nature, and came under the judicial sentence of death (Genesis 1:25-27; Romans 3:22-23; Ephesians 2:1-13). Salvation:
We believe that salvation from sin and death is the gift of God offered to man only by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that this faith is manifested in works pleasing to God (Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 2:11-14). The Person & Work of Jesus Christ:
We believe that Jesus Christ was completely man and completely God, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, willingly died on a cross to provide for our redemption, bodily resurrected and ascended into heaven, is currently seated at the right hand of the Father and is interceding for us, and He will return to reign on earth in power and glory (Philippians 2:5-11). The Holy Spirit:
We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, that He performs the miracle of new life in an unbeliever and indwells believers, enabling them to live a Godly life until the day of redemption (John 3:5-8; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14). The Church:
We believe that the Church is a spiritual organism made up of all born again persons in this age, irrespective of their affiliation with Christian organizations (Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25-27; I Corinthians 12:12-26). BIBLICAL PRINCIPLE: SCRIPTURE: Passion for God Himself (i.e. the GREAT COMMANDMENT) Mark 12:29-30 Reconciliation via repentance John 17:20-23 Adherence to God's Word Psalm 119 Youth - Growing up in a wicked culture I Timothy 4:12 Evangelism (i.e. the GREAT COMMISSION) Matthew 28:18-20 Revival in the church Psalm 85:6 Standing firm in the faith in troublesome times I Peter 5:8-11

 

 

Mountaineering in Colorado can be very dangerous and many people have died on the 14ers. Weather, terrain and other people can put you in a situation where your knowledge and experience will be vital. If you are new to these peaks, I urge you to pick up a book on mountaineering safety and make sure your basic navigation skills (map+compass, not only GPS) are up-to-par and you can rely on them in a tough situation.

Just because a crowd of people can march to the summit of Sherman Peak on a summer Saturday, it doesn’t mean that they are all safe. Altitude sickness, dehydration, and fast-building storms are the most common problems. Please be in shape and self sufficient.

Although this is a group activity you are responsible for yourself.

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  • Patricia W.

    Good to see you

    June 30, 2013

  • Mark

    I will not be able join you tomorrow. Have a great climb, and I will look forward to another opportunity to hike with you. Mark

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will meet you all at the p-n-r in Golden. I will be driving up to upper 4x4 parking area at Mtn. I will have room for a few to ride up.

    June 28, 2013

    • Mollybeth L.

      Thx ..I will need a ride, ..my MINI just won't clear the rocks ;)

      1 · June 28, 2013

    • Mollybeth L.

      Sad to say, I'm going to have to cancel. Have a safe & awesome hike ;)

      June 28, 2013

  • Isaiah H.

    I will be attending with my mother stella juarez

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am coming with a +1. Coming from CO Springs.

    June 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Also, I see that they need to join the group and site so I'll have them do that by tonight.

      June 28, 2013

  • Dave H.

    Kendall as I told you, I unfortunately bought lousy hiking shoes to replace my excellent merrels which finally died and now have 2 gigantic blisters on top of each other right on the heal, so I will back out and try to get this healed for next weeks backpack trip. See you them and sorry!

    June 28, 2013

  • nolana l.

    My plans have unfortunately changed so I won't be able to join you. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

    June 28, 2013

  • Amber

    I will not be able to attend :(

    June 28, 2013

  • Rob J.

    Sorry I unfortunately will not be able to make it.

    June 26, 2013

  • Gabrielle D.

    Sorry all but I have a client that I have to show properties to on Saturday! Have fun!!

    June 26, 2013

  • Ken O.

    Can't make it unfortunately, developed a blister on my heal last week and its way to sore yet. Hopefully more 14ers in the future!

    June 26, 2013

  • Cyndi M.

    Have a wonderful time unfortunately something has come up and we will not be able to attend.

    June 26, 2013

  • David M.

    Son has to move this weekend and was unplanned. Catch up on a future hike.

    June 26, 2013

  • Amy

    Hi everyone! Have a blessed hike! I won't be attending b/c of knee surgery complications. Pray for a speedy recovery!

    June 26, 2013

  • nolana l.

    Also I'm not seeing where to add it but my husband may be coming too.

    June 23, 2013

    • Kendal U.

      Hi Nolana. He will need to sign up through being a member. also. Thanks! And you have until the day before to let me know if you're making it or not, as long as we're not waiting at the parking lot.

      June 24, 2013

  • nolana l.

    Are we meeting at the wooly mammoth lot or in Castle Rock?

    June 23, 2013

    • Kendal U.

      The updated page is listed above: wooly mammoth.

      June 23, 2013

  • nolana l.

    It's my birthday & I can't think of any better gift than to climb & pray.

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • nolana l.

    If I say yes to this and am not able to go for whatever reason, when is the last day you need to know by?

    June 23, 2013

  • Joanne

    Sounds fun - How many hours long will the hike take?

    June 23, 2013

    • Kendal U.

      At least six hours if all goes well.

      June 23, 2013

  • Mark

    Will we be traveling the Northeast Ridge route, 9 mi., 4700 elev. gain, or another? Thx., Mark

    June 1, 2013

    • Kendal U.

      Mark, I will be doing the classic roach route of the east ridge. Longer, but more appropriate for a group.

      June 23, 2013

  • Joshua S.

    I have a friend I wanted to invite. Is there any slots available so she can come?

    June 21, 2013

    • Kendal U.

      She is certainly welcome to come, but the new policy is in order to attend a hike, they must sign up as a member first, in order to be accepting the liability waiver. She certainly can cancel after the hike. Thanks for asking. But this is a rare opportunity for people of faith, so by all means please encourage her to do so.

      June 23, 2013

  • Johnny

    I’d love to join you guys but I will be out camping next weekend.

    June 23, 2013

  • Miki J.

    I no longer can attend:( I was super excited about this amazing experience! Have a great hike!

    June 18, 2013

  • Kendal U.

    But, I don't know how much of a "beginner" you are? There are a lot of people that will make this their first 14er. It's long, but not difficult. It's on trail all the way to the top. I guess the question is not about your beginner status as a hiker, but how good of shape you're in to take a very long hike. That would have to be up to your judgement, but I still am going to post an easier summit.

    March 5, 2013

    • Kendal U.

      Hi Adeline. I was not successful to find someone to lead a plan b. So if you're still not comfortable with the elevation gain, please go with your instincts.

      June 14, 2013

    • Adeline

      Thanks for letting me know Ken. I actually withdrew from the event so other more experienced hiker can take my spot. I hope to be able to come along on an easier hike. Thanks!

      June 14, 2013

  • Dave H.

    Hey is anyone driving up on Friday and camping and then driving back to Denver Saturday night? If so I would love to ride up with you and help pay for gas! Let me know? [masked]

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we ready to go yet?

    June 14, 2013

  • Adeline

    I cannot make it, so there is one open spot now :)

    May 29, 2013

  • Sandy B.

    found out I'm moving to FL in a couple weeks

    May 23, 2013

  • Mollybeth L.

    I'd love to do this hike, I'll watch to see if a spot open's up ;)

    May 13, 2013

  • Christy

    I love the vision for the 14er! Very early for me but I am in!!

    April 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yep. Up at 0230am on the road by 0300 to meet everyone by 0400. Lol. Bring it on.

      April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Open open open

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Miki J.

    Hi Kendal, my husband has also signed up and I believe he is on the wait list, so I no longer have a guest but I do not know how to change it on my RSVP.

    April 20, 2013

  • Lucie

    I have looked up information on MT Elbert, I am going start training. I do hike regularly, but gets winded on higher elevation, so I will do my best to train and if I think I am not ready, will bow out early so others can have my spot, thanks

    April 10, 2013

  • Amy

    Can two come?

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is awesome. I thank the Lord.

    March 28, 2013

  • Kendal U.

    Adeline, it's not a beginner hike. But, let me come up with a plan "b" for beginners to take, to still be a part of the prayer day. I will look into that, and post it.

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • Adeline

    I would love to part take in intercessory prayer at the peaks, but not sure if this hike is recommended for beginners like me. Any thoughts?

    March 5, 2013

  • Lauralee B.

    Wow Not sure about the 4am but the hike sounds amazing!

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Dave H.

    I am signing up tentatively although I wonder how much snow will still be up there. I would probably go up early and camp to acclimate a little bit.

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I might do this hike. Also I hope it's to ask if any male member wants to consider a apartment share I have one. Write me or call if interested. It's a great deal in a great area.

    February 25, 2013

  • phillip k.

    I'd like to do this hike!

    February 20, 2013

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