We have a present-day revival going on that started with the arrival of Covid. Many people began to feel their helplessness, and as a result of this, they turned to Jesus Christ as their Savior. In the book of Colossians, the apostle Paul expressed his joy and thanked God continuously for the conversions of the Colossians in his prayers. When we pray, we should add to our usual prayer requests thankfulness and appreciation to God for what He is accomplishing by saving many people. 3:30 Prayer Challenge - We encourage you to keep praying with a prayer partner, God is always working! "Here is the most significant indication we may be on the verge of a spiritual awakening: in those past four weeks, [during Covid] we have seen over 21,000 people indicate their desire to put their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation. This is unprecedented. We've only seen that kind of response through our crusades, which take months of planning and considerable expense." - Greg Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest churches Prayer Tip #18 - Thank God for people who are converting to Christianity How does expressing thankfulness for people being saved help our prayer life? God gives us many examples in His Word on how to pray effectively. Paul is showing us in his prayers that thanking God for people who have come to know and accept the truth of the gospel is pleasing to Him. They are no longer bound for the horrors of hell, but have a home in heaven, because they have responded to the gospel message. "Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." Luke 15:10
"We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints; because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel." Colossians 1:3-5 Prayer Points - (Pray over these requests)
Please continue to send Your mighty power of conviction and enlightenment to multitudes of people that they might be saved.
May the seed of the gospel that is sown take root and grow deeply into their hearts and spirits that they may develop into Christ likeness.
We ask that we would be constantly mindful to thank You for the salvation of many throughout the world.
Freshly anoint Pastor Grant and all believers at Mid-Way to give the gospel and disciple those who accept Christ. May we have revival in our midst.
SUGGESTED PRAYER - Oh Lord, Your mercy never ends and You have blessed the world again with a fresh spiritual awakening! We ask that the gospel would advance, be irrepressible and overwhelmingly convicting. Hold back the evil forces that would thwart Your purposes. We thank You that vast numbers of people are being enlightened by Your truth and are becoming Your children. May all Christians walk in the truth of Your Word to accomplish Your purposes throughout the earth. We ask for a fresh anointing on Mid-Way and that we would have Your power and wisdom to do our part in Your kingdom. In Jesus' Name, Amen