Friday, August 12, 2016

A Call to Corporate Prayer

We made it to lovely Lowell, Vermont Thursday afternoon and we are now parked next to the tent. 

Pastor David DiZazzo, his family and some of the church folks were here working when we arrived. It was so good to see them again and to be blessed to visit with them.

We do have a little phone service here this year and a little internet service too. That is a great improvement over our first visit two years ago in 2014. It is amazing how the little things in life can make us happy.

We are looking forward to three great nights of tent revival this weekend. We begin tonight and the last service will be Sunday morning. I know that many of you are a "little" out of the area but we would love to have you join us for revival.

A friend forwarded a letter to me yesterday from Pastor Ryan Ralston and I think it merits passing on to you. We are in perilous times and only God can grant us great victories in the midst of all this. God is our help and prayer is our way to God.

I asked Pastor Ralston's permission to share his letter with our millions of readers and he graciously granted it. Please take seriously his admonition to prayer. Pray for our nation. Pray for our leaders. Pray for our churches. Pray for our outreaches. Pray for the ministry.

God bless you and thanks for reading.


From Pastor Ryan Ralston:

Dear Preachers,

I have never written a letter with more urgency or a greater compelling of the Spirit of the Lord.  I know you are busy in the work of the Lord and I appreciate your family, calling, ministry, and anointing.  Last week, I was scheduled to preach the morning services at a camp meeting with Bro. Shad Mcdonald slated as the evening preacher.  I had planned to preach the first morning on prayer from the passage in James 5:16-18 on the thought, “Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers?”  Yet, while I was preaching at Broxton camp meeting the week before God dramatically changed my direction.  Ironically, Bro Shad preached from James 5:16-18 on Monday night of the meeting with a message “A Miracle in the Meantime.”  While he was preaching I realized it was God that was speaking to me through the message and not that I needed to be speaking to someone else about the text. 

During the message, God put a strong burden on my heart for the ministry.  If somehow possible, it is in my heart to call us together for a national prayer meeting somewhere to spend time together and pray one for another, to hear from God, and strengthen the ministry.  Thank God for our preacher’s conferences but I feel we need a move of God right now to unify our brethren.  Can you imagine a couple hundred preachers together in unity of voice and purpose? 

Here is my heart…based on James 5:16-18, I will be calling my church to prayer on August 16-18 from 7:00 pm to Midnight for our preachers, churches, nation, and so much more.  I am believing relationships can be restored, divisions can be healed, ministries can receive greater anointing, churches will see a harvest of souls, and our nation will seek after God’s approval again.  I feel intimidated to even send this letter but we need God to help us now! 

Until He Comes,

Bro. Ryan

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