“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord Almighty.
Prayer needs fasting for its full growth. Prayer is the one hand with which we grasp the invisible. Fasting is the other hand, the one with which we let go of the physical. –Andrew Murray
Thinking Biblically of the history of the church, God’s spirit has empowered His people when they placed themselves in a position of earnest prayer. All of us can pray, and I urge you to do so on a daily basis for the huge task before us in raising the funds needed to save our historic sanctuary.
If ever our church has had opportunity to come together in corporate prayer, it is now. Please consider attending the prayer vigil this Friday evening, August 24 at 7 through Saturday at 7 am, as we seek God’s face together, asking Him to do what we cannot do in our own power.
Each hour a Redeemer leader will lead in a specific path of prayer. Please come for whatever period of time you are able, but let me encourage you not to put parameters on how long you can endure–you may be surprised. (A power nap on the pew or a short walk, as needed, is completely acceptable.)
There will be snacks in the Education building throughout the evening, and breakfast will be served Saturday morning.
To prepare your heart and spirit further before Friday, check out the free download of John Piper’s book, A Hunger for God.
Visit our Facebook page or blog for more information. If your prayer life needs more information than you find there, please contact Lori Moore in the church office.