Thursday is the national day of prayer in our beloved country.
In years past we have hosted a prayer time on the first Thursday of May during the lunch hour at the church office.
This year we decided to try a different tack. Each of our growth groups agreed to suspend their regular studies in favor of intercessory prayer.
Two options remain this week. Tonight you can attend the Mitchell growth group and pray. Thursday you can attend the Herrbach growth group (meeting at the Heffelfinger’s that night only) and pray.
If you do not normally attend either of those growths, no matter, you are still welcome. We encourage you to come out and pray for our nation and our church, especially during this capital campaign season in which we are engaged.
Someone sent me a link to Justin Taylor’s blog suggesting what it might look like to pray for awakening in one’s church.
We might pray in such a way that these kinds of things would result:
- hundreds of people coming to Christ,
- old animosities being removed,
- marriages being reconciled and renewed,
- wayward children coming home,
- long-standing slavery to sin being conquered,
- spiritual dullness being replaced by vibrant joy,
- weak faith being replaced by bold witness,
- disinterest in prayer being replaced by fervent intercession,
- boring Bible reading being replaced by passion for the Word,
- disinterest in global missions being replaced by energy for Christ’s name among the nations, and
- lukewarm worship being replaced by zeal for the greatness of God’s glory.
Oh that God would give us an army of intercessors at OGC that would pray for awakening in the church and revival in our land!