Prayer and Fasting

Prayer and Fasting

“Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth” Hosea 6v3. In November last year both Bengt Wedemalm and Pastor Terry Pearson spoke to the church on prayer and challenged us to do so. We felt that we should set aside a week in January to respond to the word of the Lord to take time to both pray and fast in order to see God’s purposes accelerate in this region. I want to encourage you to attend at least some of the meetings and to consider spending some of the week fasting.

It is over 20 years since the Church set aside a week to pray and as I remember the impact it had at that time I am greatly encouraged. The church doubled in size within a year and within two more we had relocated out of the Aberkenfig site to the present premises in Hayes Terrace. We saw the power of prayer work as a church and I want us to push into God as a church to see it again. Let us press into the Lord, knowing that he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rain that waters the earth. We have an amazing year ahead of us however we will only come into it’s fullness by pressing into the Lord.

There are some great quotes on prayer and I was drawn to the one below;

“The prayer power has never been tried to its full capacity. If we want to see mighty wonders of divine power and grace wrought in the place of weakness, failure and disappointment, let us answer God’s standing challenge, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not!’”
J. Hudson Taylor

We have an amazing year ahead of us however we will only come into it’s fullness by pressing into the Lord.

Let us tap into the full capacity of prayer power and believe together that we will see His Kingdom come and His will be done like never before in our communities.

Here is a list of the things we will be focusing our prayer upon;

* Church leaders
* Missions in 2014 and Evangelistic Opportunities
* People saved and added to the church
* Development of new leaders – House group, youth, children’s church, etc
* Marriages
* Absent partners
* The return of prodigals
* Integration of new people into the family
* Financial prosperity of the church
* Finances for repairs and renovation of our buildings and the purchase of new buildings
* New babies both natural and spiritual
* Breakthrough in Healing
* Jobs and better jobs

I wanted to share one prayer quote I read that made me smile – “If the church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has.” We appreciate all those who uphold us in prayer because it really does make a difference.

Looking forward to walking with you into 2014

Every Blessing

Alex

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