When Vice President Pence took the oath of office as our nation’s Vice President, he chose to do so with a Bible opened to 2 Chronicles 7:14. There we read, “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 I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” Prayer and seeking leading to forgiveness and healing (i.e. great blessing). Let’s do it!
During our current sermon series, “Bold Prayers,” we’ve invited God to Search our Hearts, Send Us and even Break Us when necessary. I hope these messages and prayers have been meaningful for you...and I want to invite you to join us in taking some “next steps” as a congregation.
We believe that big things happen when God’s people pray. We believe that God re- wards those to take big risks for God’s Kingdom purposes. We believe that no ask is too big for our God. We believe that when we’re ready to see big things happen, the first spark comes when we pray boldly, pray daringly, and pray with listening hearts.
While we want to continue the great ministries of Prospect as a people who pray diligently for one another as needs are made known, we want to see (at least) three things happen within Prospect’s Prayer Ministry in 2017.
1. We want to include more people...including members who are less able to be physically present at church activities or whom feel like they are “less able to serve the church.” We want to intentionally equip and utilize all of our “prayer warriors” in what may be the church’s most important ministry.
2. We want to form a mid-week prayer team that will gather weekly to pray for the needs of the world, the nation, our community, our church and the needs of our individual members. We believe that powerful things will happen if even 2-3 Prospect members commit to joining together to pray for the Church, its leaders and its vision and our community on a regular basis.
3. We want to see a group formed that would meet, perhaps taking turns like our ushers and greeters, before our Sunday morning service to pray for our church leaders, those whom will be coming to worship, and for God’s Spirit to be powerfully felt each week. (We want to see a group meeting for this purpose at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 5th.)
Please contact me if you would be interested in helping us get any of these three initiatives off the ground...and let’s buckle ourselves in for a powerful year of prayer!