What can you do
We each have the opportunity to play a primary role in what will prove to be our most significant season of ministry.
Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to join others within our Alsbury family in fervent prayer, asking God to work in and through us in unprecedented fashion.
Would you pray for a mighty move of God, beginning in each of us and sweeping across our city, county, state, and nation? Would you ask God to heal the broken, release the captive, and draw the lost to himself?
A mighty movement of God is possible at this time and within this community, but not, I’m convinced, without a widespread commitment to prayer!
The challenge has been extended
Three months ago the Executive Director of our Association issues a clear challenge to pastors and leaders from churches in our county. He asked for two things:
- A commitment to fast and pray for spiritual awakening on the first Friday of each month
- A commitment to pray as a church for spiritual awakening on one day each month.
I accepted that challenge and we committed to pray for spiritual awakening on the 10th day of each month. We also committed to fast and pray on the first Friday of each month.
Every movement starts with prayer
Oswald Chambers, author of “My Utmost for His Highest,” wrote, “Prayer does not equip us for greater works; prayer is the greater work.” Would you join others from our Alsbury family in faithful engagement in the greater work of prayer?
Historically, every great movement of God was preceded by a great commitment to prayer. Please join others in our Alsbury family in faithful and fervent prayer for spiritual awakening in our own lives, our homes, our church, and our community.
We read in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 the encouragement (or directive) to “Pray continuously.” I am convinced that our failure to make prayer a priority is a primary reason why churches have so little impact upon on culture.
This Friday is January 10th. Take time to pray, asking God to bring spiritual awakening into your own life, your family, our church, and our community.
On Thursday evening, January 23, join others from our church family in a time of prayer. We will meet in our building for the single purpose of praying together.
I look forward to seeing the great things God brings about in response to our prayers. Scott Sharman