Are we willing to pray BOLD PRAYERS?
Here is one example of bold prayers shown Scripture. . . Praying BOLD Prayers, comes from the reality of having been with Jesus. . . look with us at this one that begins in Acts 4:23.
23 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them.24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. 25 You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David:
“‘Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
26 The kings of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against the Lord
and against his anointed one.’
27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the Word of God boldly.
This month let us unite together for GOD’S TIMING in the Collaboration Together for Prayer and Missions, that the places where we meet might be shaken and we might be filled with the Holy Spirit, to speak the Word of God boldly.
Many are saying there is an acceleration of God’s timing right now in the area of collaboration of prayer and missions.
This is not new.
We believe the early church began in a prayer meeting and grew because of their culture of prayer (click to read about this). You can see this so clearly in Acts 1. Let’s pray for that same culture of prayer and missions to be apparent in the Church today.
We stand at a critical place in history. Do you believe we might be standing at the beginning of a season of another “Great Awakening” that is sweeping across Nations to bring the Gospel? We see the Spirit of God visiting His people with power. At the same time, the powers of darkness are raging. As the light of Christ grows brighter, the darkness becomes darker. But we know the end of the story, Revelation 22:16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you and to give you assurance of these things for the churches. I am the Root (the Source, the Life) and the Offspring of David, the radiant and bright Morning Star.” The Root and True Light is coming!
As we move into this accelerated season, the lines are beginning to blur from where we have been to where God wants to take us. Might there be a freedom to hear from Him as to how things need to be done. Even in prayer. We see there is no set way to do things as we have had in the past few years for most of the world. That is not a bad thing, but it is a time to really be sure you are seeking God’s guidance through the Holy Spirit.
As we seek Him in prayer, there is so much that we need to unite in prayer for in regard to God’s Word come to the EVERY AND ALL across the face of the globe.
What might it look like to unite in prayer & missions?
We, those who pray and we, who are in missions, must unite and walk together. To collaborate together prayer & missions!
How can we understand how to pray? How do we move from where we are to where we need to go -in praying for the Gospel, God’s Story, His great gift, JESUS to go the EVERY AND ALL. . .
Let’s begin to unite and pray in celebration for what HE IS DOING. One of those things that He is doing right now is uniting those who are working to bring Scripture to every person on the earth!
As those that gathered from the two events watched, up onto the stage came the Table 71 group for God wanted to set in place something historic.
REPORT ON A HISTORIC GATHERING IN ORLANDO – JANUARY 2008 “A historic meeting of international missions leaders, prayer leaders and church planters was held from Jan. 29- Feb. 1, 2008 called the Call2All-Orlando. Mark Anderson gave leadership to this gathering which was attended by 600 leaders including the CEOs of 170 of the primary mission organizations in the world with the leaders of prayer ministries and church planting moments. Call2All are called to reach “all”: the least, the last and the lost.” – Mike Bickle
As Lou Engle and Mike Bickle walked the young and old who were gathered through the need to understand the convergence of prayer and missions which really is the model of the first century church: To serve one another and promote each other for the sake of the Gospel.
For the most part, to date only the young people and prayer movements have been actively modeling and intentionally carry forth this message. This must be seen in a greater measure, even among the mainstream groups involved with Missions and Prayer to intentionally collaborate and work together
All across the world we see the Spirit raising up prayer and missions movements for such a time as this. This is His pattern, see the parable in Luke 18:1-8 which Jesus shared to demonstrate the need for praying persistently. The parable in Matthew 25:1-13 shows the need to not only have your lamps ready, but we have to keep them lit. The fire on the altar must never be allowed to go out, as is written in Leviticus 6:12.
We ask you to believe and join to pray for a collaboration of prayer and missions that will cause an unprecedented amount of movement in bringing the Gospel to the Lost so that all might hear, believe and receive salvation through Christ Jesus.
To take a look back at the timeline of prayer & missions over the ages, asking for a true understanding of the “Historical Timeline for Prayer thru the Ages” that will help us to see this is not new:
Partnering in Prayer and Missions:
30 Days of Prayer Int’l
ION Prayer invites you to partner – 30 Days of Prayer invites you to set aside a few weeks to pray with love and respect for Muslims.
Learn about Muslim families, pray for them, and be challenged to love them more! Join us May 27th-June 25th. Get your prayer guide at pray30days.org
PRAY for this upcoming gathering:
Linking Movements of Prayer and Mission
May 8-12, 2017
Join in prayer for the 120 global prayer and mission leaders as they meet up to pray, connect and honor the Moravian legacy! May the slain lamb receive the due reward of his sufferings. (The event registration is closed, as the consultation is FULL, PTL.)
Pray thru the Schedule:
Believe for the spirit of revival and spiritual awakening as you read about the History of Moravians:
Father we thank you and ask for a pouring out of Your Holy Spirit upon the Body of Christ in this season. We believe the Holy Spirit still waits to fill believers with power from on high. Without that power, we can do nothing. Praying Ephesians 3:14-21 for those who will gather there with John D Robb & the IPC leadership and distinguished guests.