Life has been pretty hectic lately (evidenced by havig to bail on this blog the past few months), but it is a good intro to this post. I’m calling anybody who is moved to do so, to joing me, and some of the students at UC Davis, to join us in praying and fasting for the next 3 days. Most of my readers have read a few books on prayer and fasting, so I’m not going to give an apologetic for it here. I’ll leave it to say that we are so easily consumed with the “Urgent/Important” tasks of each day, that we can slip into a place of thinking we have to muster up the work that will get things done…like reaching campuses, cities, work places, etc. with the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have been reminded that I don’t have the stuff on my own to muster up anything of real, eternal worth. With that, We come before God to pray; so our perspective will be rightly placed on Him and His Soverignty, and we will call upon the promised power of God working through us, rather than living out the dilusion that we need to (or even can) do it by our own strength. Let’s go before the God who created everything and ask Him to move in these 2 areas:
1.) The Church (the whole thing…The Holy Catholic <Universal> Church): Over the past few months many people I know personally have been disabled by deep, deep anxiety/fear, while others have been side-lined by terrible sins that seemed to come on like a tidal wave. We need Your Strength, Lord, and pray for you to protect and empower us, your bride.
2.) The World (wherver you are in ministry- Home, region, workplace, neighborhood, Campus(es), etc.). While we don’t know what kind of fruit God will bring about, we know that His will involves us calling out to Him to work through us. At UC Davis, we are praying for God the Holy Spirit to draw people to trust in Jesus (in ways we’ve never seen before). Our prayer is that something would take place that cannot be explained away, so that our faith increases and Jesus’ glory is realized throughout the World.
We are going to be fasting and praying for the next 3 days (breaking fast together on Wednesday night). Please pray for the type of fast you are called to do. Some will only drink/eat water, while some will drink fruit juices, and others will fast from t.v./video games. I sincerly hope we join together in this, before our Mighty and loving Father in Heaven. Please type any thoughts/prayers that come to mind.