Next year it is 150 years since a handful of Baptist Churches got together in NSW and made a decision to meet together on a monthly basis to pray. And that was the start of our Association which now has over 330 Churches – it all started with prayer! In the lead-up to celebrating these 150 years together we believe that God is calling all of us to pray and to have a renewed commitment to prayer both individually & corporately. Any time in the past that God has moved by His Spirit to draw people to Himself, when disciples have been made & lives have been changed, when Churches have been transformed and new Churches have been formed, it has been accompanied by prayer.
I know the power of prayer – when I was 34 I was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer that had already spread, and even with all the treatment the doctors couldn’t guarantee me any more than two years without it showing up in a major organ. So I called the elders of my family and my church to pray over me & lay hands on me – and I am still cancer-free 14 years later! I know prayer works & I believe in the power of people praying!
Jesus calls us to be persistently prayerful and to align ourselves with His Will and His purposes. My hearts’ desire is to help people in our Churches to deepen their experience of prayer, and to realise the power of prayer asking God to move in us and among us and to draw us closer to Him.
In Luke 11:2 Jesus teaches us to pray “Your Kingdom Come”, and we believe God is calling us to pray this together. Join with thousands of people that are already taking part in PRAY@1102, where at 11:02 (or another time that works for you) you stop and pray the prayer for that day.
There are many ways for you to be involved with PRAY@1102 & all the details on how to join (including ordering bookmarks for your church) can be found at www.nswactbaptists.org.au/prayat1102. Click here to download the flyer.