During our 40 DAYS OF PRAYER we are joining together to actively seek God’s blessings on our five big events during these 40 days. The five big events being our 2020 Lads to Leaders ministry which had its kickoff on the first day of the 40 days, the impact of the first-ever nationwide door knocking campaign, our visiting missionaries (Chad Wagner will be with us October 20), annual BLAZE YOUTH RALLY and our first-ever SPARK. Let’s look at the prayer life of Jesus.
Near the start of his ministry, Jesus prayed. Mark 1:35 And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. Before raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus prayed. John 11:41-42 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.”
Before enduring the trial and crucifixion, Jesus prayed. Luke 22:44 And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. If Jesus himself felt the need to pray, how much more should we feel the need. What great things will our God do when his children really commit to prayer?
In my personal prayers, I’m praying for you. Each day I’m praying for 25 families that make up the 70 West family. I have prayed twice already for every family here from A to Z and now I’m halfway through the list for the third time. May our great God bless us all in this effort.