The Work of God Is Done on Our Knees
By now, if you read my blog very often, you know I believe in prayer. I still don’t “get it,” but I believe. And you may have even seen my oft-repeated phrase: “The work of God is done on our knees. Then we go see what happened.”
This is just to let you know about two amazing opportunities to fall to your knees and do that God work:
The Global Day of Prayer: May 19 Pentecost Sunday
It began with a single gathering in South Africa in the year 2000. Each year since it has grown dramatically as God has poured out His Spirit. Now millions gather to pray—in stadiums and arenas, in churches and home, in small groups and large.
Here is the call/invitation for 2013:
A Day of Repentance and United Prayer
God is calling the Nations from the North, South, East and West to embark on this Prayer Journey with Him. He is moving in His awesome power, and He is challenging us to be part of this journey. It is a journey that is not about us, but about a world in desperate need for His glory and compassionate love. It is a call to respond to His invitation in 2 Chronicles 7:14 to humble ourselves, pray, seek His face and turn from our wicked ways. May He hear our prayers, forgive our sin and heal our land.
Believers in many countries of the world will lift expectant praise and desperate prayer with one voice in stadiums, open fields, community centers, private homes and even secret places.
These prayers have the power to transform our world and to fill the nations with the glory of God.
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea” – Habakkuk 2:14
The Global Day of Prayer is divided in three parts: 10 Days of Prayer, beginning Thursday, May 9; the Global Day of Prayer on Pentecost, May 19, when the millions gather; to be followed by 90 Days of Blessings, as God’s people put loving hands and feet to their prayers.
You can get more information and prayer guides at Global Day of Prayer.
Worldwide Day of Prayer for Prodigals—June 2
On June 2, 1997, our son made a commitment to Christ and was baptized. That was 16 years ago. Though he started off strong in his walk with God, he has taken many detours since then. What a journey we have been on over those years!
Thirteen years ago, in the depths of our struggle and recognizing we needed lots of help, we called for a June 2 Worldwide Day of Prayer for our son. We invited friends we knew around the world who were prayer warriors or experienced in this kind of journey to join us in focused prayer for our son. God did some good, specific things in response to those prayers.
I would like to say we saw immediate true and total turn around, but we didn't. We did see evidence of God's hand in his life and so did he. So the Worldwide Day of Prayer became an annual event on June 2, and each year more joined with us. And each year we saw new steps in a better direction for our son.
Seven years ago we began to feel pretty selfish keeping all this prayer for our son. So we began to broaden it, and now it is a Worldwide Day of Prayer for Prodigals (and others who need a touch from God). Previously it involved many specific requests for our son and lots of ideas on praying for a prodigal. Now it also includes many resources and encouragements we can share with each other on this challenging journey as well opportunity to pray specifically for many and more generally for hundreds.
We would love to pray for your prodigal—a child, a spouse, a parent, a friend. All we need is a first name and he/she will be prayed for by hundreds, even thousands. If you would like to participate in this amazing prayer day and ongoing online community, we would be glad for you to join us. Just send names to pray for, and/or a request to join us to PrayerforProdigalsatgmaildotcom.
God has called us to great work for His Kingdom. And, gratefully, He provides the power for it all as we come to Him in prayer.
What about you? Is there some Kingdom work on your knees God is calling you to?
C2013 Judy Douglass