Keep in Mind:
- The 54 Fourteeners offer
a vast array of climbing difficulty (e.g. driving to the summit of Pikes Peak
and Mount Evans - to literally putting your life on the edge of Crestone Needle
and the Maroon Bells near Aspen).
- Several peaks require
backpacking to the base of the mountain (even taking the Durango / Silverton
railroad to the trailhead of Eolus, Windom and Sunlight peaks).
- There may be several "prayer-peaks prayer-warriors" on
a peak (or conceivably hundreds on Pikes Peak if the LORD so desires) or only one or two
on some of the more isolated and
difficult peaks - only the LORD knows!
- Inevitably there will be
many other climbers out recreating who we'll need to be mindful of and
hopefully have an opportunity to share the Gospel with (as climbing Colorado's
Fourteeners gets more popular and crowded every year).
- All participants will be
referred to the climb leader for logistics on their specific peak climb. Each
climb leader will network with his or her Christian brothers and sisters who
are climbing and praying together. Meeting together, car-pooling, lodging,
hiking / climbing gear, etc., (and the associated costs) will be worked out
amongst the individual climb groups with their climb leader.
- A printable
brochure is available
using Adobe's Acrobat Reader.
I need to identify 54 individuals who will lead the
prayer peaks climb for the peak corresponding to their state.
- Peaks / states will be assigned on a first come -
first served basis.
- Know that only the easiest route is to be taken to
- UNITY OF PRAYER is PRIMARY (summiting / recreating
takes the backseat - take advantage of staying longer in Colorado if you so
desire to see and do more).
- Sign up using this form.
Criteria for Leading:
- Must be a Christian who
has a heart for intercessory prayer for the Church to rise up in this sick
- Must have basic
mountaineering knowledge and experience (e.g. the leader needs a knowledge of
the almost daily, summer, noon-time lightning storms that brew up; also the
leader must know about high elevations and its effects on people).
- Must be a leader (i.e.
one who leads followers). Christian brothers' and sisters' lives could
literally be hanging on the leader's decisions or lack of. Also, get other
climbers involved (i.e. delegate the work of this ministry and have fun with
Participants - Not
Those "prayer warriors" who want to participate,
but do not want the responsibility of leading, will be referred to the leader of their corresponding
state. Pray for and with your
leader and pitch in with the work load (e.g. helping in travel arrangements).
Please PRAY for favor from God for this ministry as we
come together based on II Chronicles 7:14. Prayer Peaks is a drop
in the bucket compared to what God is doing in this hour in our awesome country
and throughout the world.
If the Spirit of God is moving you
towards this prayer ministry (as a leading or following "prayer warrior") I want
to hear from you. Also be getting in shape if you are not already - July 5, 2014 at 14,000
plus feet is
not too far away!!!
For a climbing guide
of Colorado's Fourteeners, I highly recommend my
Christian friend's (Lyn
Lampert) climbing guide:
Borneman, Walter R., & Lampert,
A Climbing Guide to
Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing Company,