Jesus wants us to pray big. On more than one occasion He told His disciples that their prayers had the power to move mountains! Nothing too big for God!
And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” Matthew 21:21-22 (see also Matt. 17:20-21)
During my last days in Virginia, I took some extra time to fast and pray. I especially focused on listening to God. Over the period of ten days, through various sources, including the above mentioned words of Jesus I have been encouraged to pray bigger regarding our ministry in Las Vegas.
This week, our team of over twenty adults is launching into 40 Days of Prayer. As we do so, we are keenly aware that Jesus loves people and laid down His life for them. Las Vegas is full of hurting, helpless, hopeless people. We have laid down our lives to reach people in Las Vegas. Therefore, we are praying big–asking God to begin to send us strategic people.
In praying for people, we have six primary requests. Join us as we pray big!
P: Presence – God would gloriously manifest His presence to us and through us in an evident, powerful way; we ask that the presence of God would be our distinguishing feature (Exodus 33:15-16).
E: Effective Forty Days of Prayer – This historic sacrifice of praise would powerfully and positively shape the each of us, our church, and the city of Las Vegas.
O: Outreach – Starting the week of July 4, our series of community outreach efforts would be wisely guided by God, powerfully visited by God, and be wonderfully blessed by God. He would show us the right places, dates, times, and approaches. He would financially provide for each one.
P: Prelaunch – Starting July 22, our prelaunch worship gatherings would also be wisely guided by God, powerfully visited by God, and be wonderfully blessed by God. He would show us the right places, dates, times, and approaches. He would financially provide for each one.
L: Launch – God would show us the right place, and date. He would financially provide for a supernaturally effective marketing effort. Over 150 people would attend. More importantly, God would show up!
E: Evangelism and enduring, expanding impact – We believe that God sent us to Las Vegas to reap a huge spiritual harvest of people. We are Praying Big for hundreds of people to come into the kingdom of God though Grace City Church from June 2012 to June 2013!