A Call to Prayer
Our purpose: to obey God’s call in Isaiah 62:6-7:
“You who remind the Lord, take no rest, and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it renowned throughout the earth.”
To pray night and day the prayer of Psalm 67:1-3,
“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.”
We seek through extraordinary, persevering prayer a mighty spiritual awakening throughout the Church of Jesus Christ, the sending out of many laborers into God’s harvest and the greatest ingathering of new believers the world has yet witnessed.
A suggested pattern for our chosen daily hours of prayer. We begin by appealing to God for his help and by praying with our whole hearts the world-changing petitions of the Lord’s Prayer. We listen to the prayers and promises of God’s word bearing on our purpose:
Psalm 80:3, “Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.
Psalm 85:6, “Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?”
Joel 2:28, “Then afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female slaves, in those days, I will pour out my Spirit.”
Habbakkuk 2:14, “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.”
Psalm 22:27, “All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord; and all the families of the nations will worship before him.”
Psalm 86:9, “All the nations you have made shall come and bow down before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name.”
Matthew 24:14, “this good news of the Kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world, as a testimony to all the nations.”
Matthew 9:37-38, “Then Jesus said to the disciples: ‘The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’”
Luke 11:13, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”
We will give thanks and praise to God for these gracious words, even as we pray them. We will confess our sins and turn afresh to the Lord in repentance. We will commit our bodies afresh to the Lord in the light of his marvelous love, and will pray for the filling and empowering of the Holy Spirit, as we give ourselves to prayer.
We will do all we can to encourage others to share in this vital and promising ministry of prayer and will seek to pray for all our brothers and sisters who join us in it. We believe that through these prayers, God’s name will be honored, His Kingdom will come and his will shall be done. We believe that, if the Lord should tarry, the world may yet see another “hundred years of prayer” and another world-changing missionary movement. May it be so! Soli Deo Gloria! Alleluia! Amen