CALL TO PRAYER (3rd-10th June)
As we read the gospel accounts of the life of the Lord Jesus we cannot help but observe our Lord’s commitment to prayer. In this, Jesus modeled for us that prayer is not an optional aspect of a relationship with God; it is a fundamental necessity! Prayer is a tangible expression of our absolute dependence on Father God.
In 2018 Queensland Baptists will be seeking to intentionally follow in the steps of Jesus in a number of ways. One of these is in the area of prayer. While it is good and right to cultivate our own individual prayer life, we also need to be deliberate in deepening our expression of corporate prayer. The QB prayer week provides a perfect opportunity for us to intentionally join with others in the body of Christ to seek God in unity.
Last year 73 churches registered their involvement in the QB prayer focus. What was notable about the prayer focus last year was the increased number of cooperative combined prayer events organised between churches, as well as the number of churches involved in combined area events.
Acts 4:31 describes what is possible when we intentionally take time out to pray together as a united body,
“After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.”
May the power of God be released through the people of God as we prayerfully follow in the steps of Jesus in 2018!