Dear Follower of Jesus,
John Wesley wrote: “God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it.”
On June 27 we will start a week known as “THE GREAT GATHERING.”
This week is intentionally about
Ministry Recognition and Credentialing
Spirit Filled Worship
We could schedule this meeting. We could hold this meeting. We can invite people to the meeting.
We can advertise the meeting. We can promote the meeting. We can plan thousands of details.
What we cannot do is manufacture the spirit of worship, of humility, of passion to hear from God.
Will you join other Virginia Nazarenes in 21 days of prayer?
To assist in this prayer we have prepared a 21 day prayer guide, complete with a devotional written by a Virginia Nazarene, giving directions for our prayer focus.
In addition to specific daily requests we ask you to join in praying every day for:
God’s Presence: Pray for the outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit on our Gathering – We need HIS Presence (Exodus 33:1-16, esp. v 16)
Godly Humility: Pray that God’s conviction will be in our gathering and in our hearts – Pray that as God’s people we will humble themselves (2 Chronicles 7:14)
God’s Presence: Pray that the Freedom of God to lead our Gathering – The Spirit has permission to abandon any “script” or plan we have created in favor of the Spirit’s Agenda. (2 Corinthians 3:17)
Enlarged Vision: Pray that everyone who attends the Great Gathering will leave with an enlarged vision of what God’s mission is to our world, and specifically in our communities, and our churches. (Isaiah 54:2)
---------- Phil Fuller, D. Min., Superintendent Virginia District Church of the Nazarene