Prayer is so much more than just a way to provide God with our list of wants. Prayer is our way of participating in the spiritual battle that is being waged against this world. God wants to hear our needs as we surrender them to him, however, if your prayer life only consists of praying for the sick and needy you are missing a powerful element of prayer. We need to be praying for the spiritual condition of our city and world. We need to be praying for opportunities to share the gospel and lives to be changed. The early church found this kind of power in their prayer and we can to.
Paul called on the church at Colossae to “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison- that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.” Paul knew that their prayer would help him find an open door to share the Gospel and help him to be clear with his ability to communicate the Gospel.
Summer is quickly approaching and some of our most evangelistic events will soon be in session. We need to be in prayer for God to open doors for the word and for those teaching to be clear in communicating the Gospel. Pray for VBS, Falls Creek, Super Summer, Malawi, Bounce and Children’s Camp. We will also have a special prayer service for us as we kick off our summer. Wednesday night, May 30, we will have a prayer walk in the Worship Center where we will be praying for these events as well as having the Lord’s Supper. Put it on your calendar. Those living in darkness are worth it.