Seeds of A Prayer Movement

- It is my privilege today to welcome my wife Erin to share her heart. I'll tell you personally, it has been transformative in our home to see the power of prayer at work. Let God encourage you through Erin today! - Pastor Milo

"God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other."  -CS Lewis
I'm [Erin] currently reading through the book of Acts.  Every time I read this book I am amazed at the extraordinary things very ordinary people did through the power of the Holy Spirit.  I am amazed at the way the Gospel spread like wildfire and that the mechanism God used to do this was his Church.  I often daydream of what it would have been like to be a part of that movement of God.  The excitement, the miracles, the danger and the great reward.  

I love Acts 2.  It begins with Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit.  Then moves into Peter's powerful Holy Spirit inspired sermon, the same Peter who had denied Christ now gives one of the most powerful presentations of the Gospel and thousands were saved.  Then in verse 42 we catch our first glimpse of what the early church looked like.  

"And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship. to the breaking of bread and the prayers.  And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles… And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved." Acts 2:42-43, 47

I desire to see Randall church grow, not so that we can see numbers added to our membership rolls but because those who were once far from God have been brought near to Him.   The first church was devoted to three things, teaching, fellowship and prayer.  Throughout the book of Acts you see the church gather together to pray often.  It is a vital part of their mission and should be no different at Randall.  Prayer resulted in the Holy Spirit moving ordinary people to spread the Gospel and lives were changed.  

As many of you have seen, we have been putting together a prayer room at Randall.  A specific location within our church to gather to pray.  I recognize that prayer can happen anywhere and should, but I also see the need for our congregation to gather together to pray specifically for our church, our congregation, our community and our world.  Praying for the church is praying for the lost because a strong, vibrant church in our city will lead to the conversion of the lost and will answer the others issues of darkness in the city. 

While the scheduled times are 9am Sundays, or 7am Tuesdays, you can participate by engaging different stations with prompts in the prayer room at any time. Join us as we seek to build a prayer movement that will be the backbone of a strong, vibrant church.   
Praying for you! - Erin Wilson


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