Monday, October 06, 2008

Prayer: The Power Behind What We Do

Volume 3, Issue 10
Prayer: the power behind what we do

In ministry, some might place great value on the physical acts of ministry while overlooking the one thing that is really the most important — prayer. We believe prayer is crucial to one’s personal walk with Jesus as well as our ministry.

Why Pray? because God commands us to (Col 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, 1 Thess. 5:17 Pray continually) Prayer is: part of having a relationship with Jesus, experiencing Him, to be refreshed by His presence.

Be encouraged prayer partners that God IS working through your prayers to touch lives of people you will probably never see. You are conducting God’s business. Standing in the Gap! “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land” Ezek. 22:30

Thank you for identifying with the desires of God and the need of the people (for those who are lost and need to personally come into a saving relationship with Him).

Let us intercede in establishing His kingdom on earth! Pray on, in the power of the Holy Spirit!

Let us intercede with Him in establishing His kingdom on earth! Pray on, in the power of the Holy Spirit!

Ministry prayer requests:
(in general):

We would as staff seek a life that Glorifies Christ. Using our talents, skills and abilities for His Glory, not man’s. We would serve as Jesus served (humbly). Phil. 2:5, 7, 9 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus, who…made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant…Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place…”

Shine Like The Day: (formerly Boyd Family Band)
Upcoming 2 major tours this fall (2 weeks in TX. & 2 weeks in CA) Pray the Lord would stretch the limited time to prepare as well they would rest in HIM, and trust Him for the results.

blue sky nine (band):
Pray for where God would have them play…that they’d be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading in where He’s opening doors and where He is not. Pray for continued unity…that their love for one another would grow deeper and be a great witness for those who observe their interactions.

Giants of Silence (band):
Pray that the housing for the tour to Virginia will get finalized soon! Pray for their concerts in Duluth – things are re-shuffling at a rapid pace – pray that they get into the right schools at the right time. Pray for them to finish this CD project and that it would be an effective tool for evangelism and also that it would be excellent.

Infinit Impact (African American band):
Pray their new song that is now online- would generate interest for Christmas conference (Dec 27-Jan. 1). Pray for the new interns to raise their support and get here by Jan. 2009

Jimmy FauntLeRoy (solo artist):
Pray that he would have strategic concert/speaking opportunities, creativity to both write and complete new songs and develop short challenge-talks.

“Prayer is a walkie-talkie for warfare, not a domestic intercom for increasing our conveniences”…God expects us to use the walkie-talkie of prayer for the spiritual warfare between His Kingdom and the kingdom of His enemy. To abandon prayer is to fight the battle with our own resources at best and to lose interest in the battle at worst.
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life p. 68-69

Mike led a devotional for a recent training. You can read this devotional in the article posted after this. You can also read a personal memo & prayer request from Mike.  It can be found here:

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