Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.
~ Psalm 147:5
Confession: I’m sterotypical guy when it comes to asking for help. If my wife and I were lost and wandering for three straight days in a foreign city, I would have trouble asking for directions.
I’m THAT guy.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
~ Galatians 6:2
The God I serve instructs me to not only seek help from Him (Isa. 30:19-19) and also to help others, but I am to seek help from others. We are called to “bear one another’s burdens”. I will gladly help carry your load when it’s too heavy, but I also need to ask for your help shouldering the load I have. It’s truly humbling for me to be on the receiving end of a favor.
Many of you have told me that you pray for the GSAE regularly, yet I hesitate to ask. I was challenged by a friend yesterday: Does GSAE have an intercessory prayer team? If not, why not? The truth is:
1) I don’t like asking, and
2) I would then need to be more thoughtful about what to ask for.
So now I’m asking you:
Would you be willing to be on a GSAE prayer team? We have many needs that we need to lift before the Lord. I would love to be able to email a list of weekly prayer requests to a specific group of willing folks who have committed to praying. These requests will be not only for GSAE, but also for needs in our cities and our community.
“I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray”
~ Psalm 17:6
To offer an example, I give you this week’s list:
– We’re looking for wisdom from the Holy Spirit on the direction we should be taking on the issues of fatherlessness and fatherhood. The group felt discipleship is critivcal to this effort. But Lord, how would you have this accomplished?
– Our Biblical Leadership Development Initiative is at a critical stage. Please ask the Lord to pour out his favor and guidance on the team that is called to move us to the next phase.
– Please seek God’s blessing on the city-wide prayer movement that He has birthed out of the hearts of some MBI students, and please lift up the UniteSpokane team as we begin planning for National Day of Prayer on May 5, 2016.
– We long for unity in the Body! Lord, pour out your Spirit on the Spokane church to build bridges and relationships across denominations and cultures, and please heal the wounded.
– The harvest is ripe but the workers are few. Will you beseech God to send out mentors to our area schools? And that He would also call many men and women in our community to disciple others.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you’re on the GSAE Team!
~ Area pastors and leaders prayer ~
Joining us on February 26th from the Light of the World Prayer Center in Bellingham, WA will be Executive Director/Pastor Jason Hubbard (www.lowpc.org). This promises to be a beautiful time of prayer and worship.
Location: Fourth Memorial Church, 2000 N. Standard
Facilitator: Pastor Jason Hubbard
Date/Time: February 26, 2016, 8 – 10am
Many thanks to Fourth Memorial Church for their hospitality!
Collegiate National Day of Prayer
On February 25th local pastor Kaleb Fischer of City Church will be leading any/all area high school and college students in prayer for our students and campuses.
Worship will be led by The Well.
Location: Healing Rooms, 112 E. 1st Ave., Spokane
Facilitator: Pastor Kaleb Fischer
Date/Time: February 25, 2016, 7 – 8:30pm
For Spokane area pastors and leaders
GSAE is partnering with Moody Bible Institute and Moody Radio to bring Kevin Palau, president of the Luis Palau Association in Portland, OR.
In 2008, Kevin pioneered the Season of Service, which is a massive, area-wide outreach showing the love of Christ through community service projects. These projects meet the city’s greatest needs, which are determined by local city officials.
Date: March 10, 2016
Time: Details to come
Location: Moody Bible Institute, 2000 N. Standard, Spokane
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