This week marks 30 weeks until the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Unleash the Power 2019! Plans are underway. Schedules are being drawn up. Flight plans are being made. Let us not forget the power and importance of of prayer as we move toward this exciting gathering.
Let's join together and ask the Holy Spirit to remain present before, during and after Unleash 2019.
In the next 30 weeks, we will provide a prayer emphasis for you to include in your daily prayers as we prepare for the conference. Below, is the first one.
“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.” ~Acts 4:31
Only rarely does God shake a location literally and physically as he did when the apostles prayed in Acts 4:31. Spiritually however, God has shaken places again and again in answer to fervent, persistent prayer. Most of us however, have never really given ourselves to God in fervent prayer that prevails before God and over all the resistance of Satan and hell. God forgive us for knowing so little of the empowering of the Spirit in our private prayer times and in our public and pulpit praying.
May God help us as Spirit-filled people to give ourselves to Spirit-anointed praying. Many things will continue to hinder God’s purposes until his church prevails. When we do put prayer first, however, God will be pleased and his holy will will be fulfilled. Lord teach us to humble ourselves before you in mighty Spirit-empowered prevailing intercession.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, humble us. Forgive us for our prayerlessness. Fill us with deeper hunger for Him and dependence on His Holy Spirit power.
--Wesley Duewel, paraphrased by Neville Bartle, New Zealand