Partners in the Harvest:
Would you set aside time this week (Apr 4-7) to pray daily for Orlando 2011: A Leadership Consultation to Revitalize & Reshape Evangelism and Missions in the U.S.. As we see the condition of our culture and the shift of populations to cities, we know that we must cry out to God to build His church for this generation.
Orlando 2011 will take place April 4-7, 2011, in Orlando, FL. See more at http://www.missionamerica.org/Brix?pageID=23811. God has drawn an overflow of over 700 leaders to Orlando 2011 from around the nation to meet with Him and each other. (The attendance goal was 500)
Would you invite those you know to call out in prayer from Joel 2:16-18 - so that He would "spare His people", "redeem His name," and "guard and honor His land"? (See passage below)
Pray for each one of the 28 Leadership Consultation teams. Steve Hawthorne from Waymakers (http://waymakers.org/) and I would appreciate your prayers for the prayer "consultation" team on Tues and Wed afternoons as we review and identify strategies for mobilizing prayer that will influence prayer evangelism for the next decade.
Special Note: You can also connect with any of the affinity groups including the "Reaching/Transforming U.S. and Global Cities" affinity group with your own account at: www.servingbettertogether.com.
Thanks in advance for your prayers! Blessings, Thomas for Orlando 2011
"Gather all the people— the elders, the children, and even the babies. Call the bridegroom from his quarters and the bride from her private room. Let the priests, who minister in the Lord’s presence, stand and weep between the entry room to the Temple and the altar. Let them pray, “Spare your people, Lord! Don’t let your special possession become an object of mockery. Don’t let them become a joke for unbelieving foreigners who say, Has the God of Israel left them?’” Then the Lord will pity his people and jealously guard the honor of his land." Joel 2:16-18 The Message
Thomas Bush (and Steve Hawthorne) for the Orlando 2011 Prayer Affinity Consultation Team
"Prayer is responding to God's invitation to come into His presence."