Why 10 Days: There were 10 days from the time of Jesus’ ascension to the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. During those 10 days, the disciples gathered together to worship and pray.
(Luke 24:52-53) And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple blessing God.
(Acts 1:14a) All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer…
Action: Would you join us for the next 10 days in worship and prayer?
Worship (What is worship): Let’s praise God for saving us and loving us and thank Him for the work that He is doing in our life.
Prayer: Like the disciples praying in one accord, let’s pray together for the following specific topics…
Specific Prayer Requests:
- We want to see walls and strongholds that are keeping people/churches from investing in Kingdom work crumble. For example: income, budgets, church policies, etc…
- We want to see God increase our support level by 10% by the end of these 10 days of prayer.
- We would love to see 3 additional churches become significant financial partners by the end of January.
- We would love to see people/churches give so generously that we have to ask people to stop and give elsewhere.
- Genesis 36:2-7 And Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in whose mind the Lord had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to do the work. And they received from Moses all the contribution that the people of Israel had brought for doing the work on the sanctuary. They still kept bringing him freewill offerings every morning, so that all the craftsmen who were doing every sort of task on the sanctuary came, each from the task that he was doing, and said to Moses, “The people bring much more than enough for doing the work that the Lord has commanded us to do.” So Moses gave command, and word was proclaimed throughout the camp, “Let no man or woman do anything more for the contribution for the sanctuary.” So the people were restrained from bringing, for the material they had was sufficient to do all the work, and more.
Here are two quotes from The Circle Maker (by Mark Batterson) that I hope you find encouraging:
“God isn’t offended by your biggest dreams or boldest prayers. He is offended by anything less. If your prayers aren’t impossible to you, they are insulting to God. Why? Because they don’t require divine intervention. But ask God to part the Red Sea or to make the sun stand still or float an iron axe head, and God is moved to omnipotent action.”
“If our prayers aren’t specific, however, God gets robbed of the glory that He deserves because we second-guess whether or not He actually answered them. We never know if the answers were the result of specific prayer or general coincidences that would have happened anyway.”