Addressing Global Needs
A wonderful practice—once prominent in traditional Christianity—is the observance of Lent. Lent commenced on February 26, 2020 and continues until April 9. Excluding Sundays, it represents the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness. For devout believers it can be a time of prayer, fasting and reflection upon the Word. What a tremendous opportunity to bring the needs of the church and society to the throne of God. Among those needs are our association with the GO 2020 initiative, a global vision to activate the entire body of believers to share the gospel with 1 billion people by May 2020! Click here to learn more. 4-14 is another need that has the amazing potential to literally transform the face of the church in future generations. Visit https://414movement.com and follow updates on our website and on social media throughout the month of April.
Let’s pray with confidence that God will prepare us for greater use in His great plans and purposes as we pursue Him more intentionally during the next few weeks. Let’s be especially attentive to include in our prayers a request for God’s intervention in the coronavirus global health emergency.
Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them...
My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message…
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
2 Thessalonians 1:11
With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith.
During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.
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