There is no question that 2009 will be remembered as a year of desperation. It’s still not clear if that desperation will turn God’s people to pray with persistence and hope. People need prayer in dark times with resolute hope for God to advance His purposes.
The Scripture says, "You have not because you ask not." Well then, let's ask...but not selfishly. Ask for God to send revival to our hearts and our church. Ask God to open our eyes to real ministry opportunities in our community. Ask God to help us to make changes in our lives that reflect a radical faith in a Jesus Who is real and present.
Just one more thing. I'd be remiss if I failed to mention the opportunity to fast. That's not something to parade and brag about. Remember Jesus' warning, "When you fast...don't make a show of it." But, He did say, "When you fast" implying that He expected us to include that in our life of devotion. You can fast for one meal a week, one day a week, one particular food that represents a sacrifice for you to go without. It's between you and God. Accept this challenge to do something you've never done.
Please join me in a 40 days of Prayer campaign. You do not need to do anything to apply to join me, Just Pray and do the fasting. I don't need to be the one who knows you are joining me, God will know.