Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Jesus said that if two people agree in prayer, then it will be done for them by our Heavenly Father. I wonder what would happen if two thousand people agree in prayer together? Seriously, what would happen if the entire Graystone Family sought out the will of God for our church and lives and prayed accordingly? If the prayer of one righteous person is powerful and effective (James 5:16), I wonder how powerful and effective the prayers of thousands of people (who are righteous in Christ) would be?
Jesus wants His church to a house of prayer (Matthew 21:13). This Sunday we are launching a new series on prayer called Draw the Circle. I’m going to challenge EVERYONE at Graystone Church to commit to praying daily for 40 days. We will humble ourselves before God and place our dependence and faith in Him. We will surrender our will to His (Matthew 6:10). Through prayer we will align ourselves with God’s purpose and plan. And we will draw prayer circles around our greatest fears and biggest dreams.
I don’t know if you can tell, but I’m pretty pumped about leading our church to a higher commitment to pray. Can you imagine what God will do through an entire church family who is getting on our knees in prayer EVERY DAY for 40 days?
- Relationships reconciled
- Marriages and families restored
- Prodigals coming home
- Orphans adopted
- Physical and spiritual healing
- Addictions broken
- God provision
- Lives changed for all eternity
- A community DOMINATED by the love of Jesus Christ
- The good news spread to the ends of the earth
I can’t wait to find out what God does as we pray together. I hope to see you Sunday. Come expectant!