Day of Prayer 2017
A Word from the President:
Historically, every spiritual awakening, every great Christian movement in history, began as a movement of intercessory prayer. The prayers of God’s people opened the doors for multitudes to come to faith in Christ.
“Every step in the progress of missions is directly traceable to prayer. It has been the preparation for every new triumph and the secret of all success.”
—A. T. Pierson
Intercession is made up of two Latin words. The word “Inter”, meaning “between”; and “cedere”, meaning “to go”. An intercessory is a “go between”. A mediator acting as a “go between” for someone else. To stand between a lost soul and a just God. To stand between a sick person and their health. To engage in intercessory prayer is to do spiritual battle. It is a critically important ministry for all followers of Christ. To surrender ourselves to the Lord and plead with God on behalf of others.
Fellowship Day of Prayer, November 19, 2017
On Sunday, November 19th, I am asking our entire Fellowship family to spend time in intercessory prayer for our Fellowship. This is a Sunday set aside for all who are part of our church movement to:
- Pray for our churches, leaders, pastors, people, missionaries, national and Regional staff.
- Pray for specific needs or projects or ministry initiatives.
- Pray for God-honoring preaching in our churches.
- Ask God for advancement in our nation and beyond in the name of Christ.
- Seek Holy Spirit-empowered revival moving all of us in our walk with Him.
Plan on featuring our Fellowship in your worship service on Sunday, November 19. Maybe its several minutes in the worship service, or an extended time of prayer on that weekend. You could show the Fellowship’s identity video, “We are the Fellowship” (Click HERE to view; four minutes in length), as a means to educate your congregation about the family of which they are a part.
Plan to pray. Download prayer resources from this site that will help to make this a meaningful time in prayer for your church and our entire Fellowship of churches. Our leaders need your prayer. Our teens need your prayer. Our missionaries need your prayer. Our chaplains need your prayer. Our churches need your prayer.
Let’s get on our knees together on November 19th and pray for, “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done.” (Matthew 6:10). Surrender ourselves afresh to the Lord and declare that we want His Will to be done.
On Fifth Avenue in New York City in the GE Building (formerly known as the RCA building), you’ll see a huge statue of Atlas. A massive muscular man straining under the weight of holding up the whole world. However, across the street is St. Patrick’s Cathedral. If you go behind the altar you’ll find a life sized statue of Jesus as a child. He is holding the earth easily in His one hand with no strain.
The choice is ours: surrender and we will know the power, or control and we will know stress.
On November 19th, let’s pray together: “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done.” God’s Kingdom is wherever Jesus is allowed to be King. God’s Kingdom is wherever God’s Will is being done.
President, Fellowship National