Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Prayer


In this brief post, I am simply asking each of you to take a moment to pray for the following:
  • Plans for our trip to Sierra Leone in December are coming together nicely. Praise Jeezus!
  • Pray for our friend Fodie Konneh who will host us during our trip. Health is a big issue in Sierra Leone and he has been struggling lately with his health.
  • Ask the Lord to provide Lisa and I with the right house soon in a good location (Phoenix is just massive).
  • I have been praying regularly that God would raise up for Leaders 4 Life a fantastic board of directors. Will you join me?

(Sierra Leonean children praise God at the opening of their school built by Bethel World Outreach and S.A.V.E.)

I am utterly convinced that God responds in powerful ways to our prayers. Jesus says, "I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him" (Mark 11:23). While I don't fully understand what Jesus means by this, I do know that prayer was central to Jesus' life and ministry. E. M. Bounds once wrote this: "What the church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use—men of prayer, men mighty in prayer."

Let's pray together and see how God responds!