03 September 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Will You Pray For Us?

I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the
Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.

Romans 15:30

For several months now, God has been laying on my heart the importance of prayer for me and my family.  I truly believe that God wants to use us in big ways.  As I think about someday planting a church, I believe God will use us far beyond our abilities.  As I look at where we are right now, I believe God wants to use us to create and transform culture right here in Santa Cruz.  And I am recognizing how much prayer is needed to do the things we’re called to do.

So I’ve had it on my heart to gather a team of people to partner in ministry with us by praying for us.  It’s something I originally remember Eric sharing with me that he did as he was helping plant at Life Church.  I want to find people who pray.  People who could really be intercessors on our behalf.
At first I felt a bit prideful in a way in asking this, but a friend pointed out that even Paul requested prayer from his partners in ministry, as shown in the verse above.

So this post is an unashamed request for those of you who would be willing to, to commit to praying for us and our ministry.  Ideally I’d like to gather at least 31 people to commit to pray for us.  Why 31?  I’d like to ask each of those people to commit to one day a month to pray over and with us.
That’s the plan.  It would be amazing to know that literally everyday there is someone praying for the work we are doing.  I have the first of each month covered already…only 30 more to go!

Then, each month I will send out an email to all of those people with specific prayer requests that we have for our lives and ministry.  And I’d also love to hear from those people as God reveals things to them as they work alongside us in that way.

So there you have it.  If you are a person who would be willing to pray with us and partner with us, I would be honored.  Please feel free to email me or to leave a comment, and then I will be sure to get back to you.
I believe God could use this in huge ways for us.  Thank you all so much for being a part of our lives.  I really believe God has great things in store for all of us.  You guys rock!

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