16th annual Prayer Peaks Day – Saturday, June 29, 2013
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 “highpoint” in your home state or country.
(Scroll down for a Prayer Peaks Day 2013 brochure.)
– Derek Fullerton, Climbing For Christ board member and founder of Prayer Peaks Day
Prayer Peaks Day is happening again! Climbing For Christ Canada is meeting at Beaver Mines Lake trail head to climb Table Mountain at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 29. We will hike to the top of the Table and pray there (at 7,050 feet). For those who are interested, we will continue to the true summit of Table Mountain (8,000 feet).
"Shall a land be born in one day? Shall a nation be brought forth in one moment?" (Isaiah 66:8)
Yes – through prayer and Jesus! Let’s come together in unity and hike, pray for C4C, and speak blessings over Canada. I was recently reminded of a word that was spoken over the Crowsnest Pass and area, and it said – what God is doing here, will be released across Canada! Let’s see what God wants to do!
Email email@example.com and tell me how many are coming. See you at Beaver Mines Lake at 8 a.m. June 29h.
– Brandy Everts, C4C Canada coordinator
We are all looking forward to Prayer Peaks Day on Saturday, June 29, where we will have the opportunity to climb Hogsback Mountain in Durango and worship together as well as pray for the city. We are meeting at the Fairgrounds parking lot in Durango at 10 a.m.
On Saturday, June 22, CO Western Slopes Chapter coordinator Michael Wall, his wife Rachel and I met up and headed toward Silverton, CO. We picked up another college student, Mary, along the way and traveled for about an hour before reaching the trailhead for Ice Lakes. Before starting up the mountain, Michael offered up a prayer for all glory to be given to God as well as for our safety and fellowship.
Crossing a river, which flowed over into a waterfall, we encountered the first obstacle of the day. A few splashes later and we were on our way up the gradual traverses. After about two hours of walking through forests, across rocks and into a meadow, we stopped for a quick snack. Having refueled and re-energized, we began our final ascent. An exhausting 30 minutes later, we approached the crystal blue lake. We explored the area and smaller surrounding lakes before taking a seat by the main lake, where we ate lunch and enjoyed a bit of conversation.
We each had the opportunity to share what God has been teaching us in our lives. As I sat on a mountain top, pondering the fact that I was by the most beautiful lake in the world because of a college internship, I was overwhelmed by all the different ways that the Lord is at work in this world and the opportunities that He has provided me with.
The descent to the car flew by and we were on our way back to Durango after just an hour and half. We stopped by Cascade, a place on the river where locals jump off of a series of rocks, but because of the high-water level at this time of the season we were unable to jump. A group of college-age students had gotten themselves stuck at a point in the river that they could not climb out of and Michael had to give them a hand to wade back up river to a place where they could get out safely. After our little rescue mission, we continued on to Durango where we said our goodbyes and parted ways – until Prayer Peaks Day.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about Prayer Peaks Day.
– Kala Matzdorf, Western Slopes Chapter intern
Anyone else doing a Prayer Peaks Day event? Email info@ClimbingForChrist.org to post details here.