September 16, 2020
7:00pm – 8:00pmCategory: Prayer Ministry
Join us for a special Prayer Gathering on Wednesday, September 16. at 7:00 pm. Since we are arranging the auditorium for social distancing, please use this link to reserve your seat:
Matthew 26:36-41 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” 37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” 39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” 40 And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Clearly, not every moment and event in our lives is the same. They don’t feel the same way nor are they to be engaged the same way. This moment in Gethsemane sits on the eve of the biggest event in human history—but it is also part of that event! I think it is accurate to say, that as much as Jesus face was set to go to Jerusalem and ultimately to the cross, He was set on praying in the garden in preparation for that great event!
We are certainly not at the eve of such a great event as that, but we are in our own moment of time that is unlike the everyday spaces of our lives. In our own way, the warfare against the unity of the church, the crisis in our country, and the pain/suffering of our day is making for a day of soulish sorrow. In that hour, should we not seek the Lord in prayer as our Savior did, and should we not take along with us others for this task? Do we not need to watch and pray for an hour, when our own spirit is willing, but our flesh is weak?
3 Special Corporate Prayer Gatherings to Come and Pray for One Hour:
- Sept 16 ... “Seeking the Power to Build up the Church” ...the power of gathering, the power of a prayer language, the power of prophetic gifts to build up the church
- Sept 30 ... “The Priesthood of the Believer and a Culture in Crisis” (Seeking the good of the land in categories of Injustice, Race, Civil Unrest, and Pandemic Suffering) Playing the role of Salt, Light, and a kingdom of priests
- Oct 14 ... “The Unity of the Church and the Politics of Our Day”