Brothers and sisters, it is my joy to lead us in the most important part of this journey we are on. Honest and earnest prayer must come above and before everything we do.
Prayer isn’t an option. God has commanded us to pray. It is evident throughout scripture. We want to be obedient to that call. Not only as duty but as joy, worship, and praise to our Father
Prayer is communion with God. It allows us to play a part in what God wants to accomplish here on earth.
Through prayer we continue to ask that God will change people’s HEARTS and turn them back to a loving relationship with the Father. We pray that change in FAMILIES would be so powerful that generations would always have God at the center of them. We pray that our surrounding COMMUNITIES would be so impacted by this congregation that they would never be able to deny the oneness that we have, that it becomes so desirable to them that they would know there is a loving God at work here.
So, I ask that you continue to pray for the leadership—that God would continue to give clear vision and strength. Pray for those whom God is raising to be part of this campaign and that they answer the call. And pray for everyone that God is preparing to change through this process, because I have no doubt that He will change the heart of anyone who obediently says, “Yes, Lord.”
In the coming months, you will witness individual and corporate congregational prayer, prayer in men’s and women’s ministries, children’s and student ministries, and in community groups. All these groups will focus their prayer efforts on God’s will and the people He wants to bring to GREFC as we make space for change.
It is a very exciting time and we have several prayer events planned:
- weekly prayer meetings
- individual prayer times
- a prayer walk over the proposed site where we will pray over each area and those whom God will bring.
- A prayer event as we launch fall training for student and children’s ministries.
As we draw closer to the end we’ll finish with a 40-day prayer challenge, leading into a 24-hr prayer and worship vigil.
I am working on building the prayer team. If God has put it on your heart to be involved in it, please contact me. We would love to have you. I look forward to all of us partnering together to pray for changed Hearts, Families and Communities.
~Scott Bainville, Prayer Team Lead