We are Finally Launching!

Just Imagine . . .

Millions of Seventh-day Adventists
…around the world
…all praying
…together
…in one accord
…for the same thing

 

Praying until something happens, just like the disciples prayed in that upper room before Pentecost!

We are living in exciting times in Earth’s history! And God’s work is going forward in ways never before thought imaginable. Yet we face many challenges as a church. We also face many challenges personally. Many doors will never be opened to the gospel and many mountains will never be conquered in our own lives except through the power of the Holy Spirit in answer to prayer.

Have you ever wondered how the early believers in the book of Acts became united in one accord? Have you ever wondered what led to such miracles and amazing progress, allowing them to take the gospel to the whole world in such a short amount of time? As we read the stories again, it is clear that the answer is prayer … not just individual prayer, but united prayer!

Time after time we find that the early believers put away wrongs and differences between themselves and prayed and called on the Lord together! They were united in prayer from the upper room to times of persecution, to times of business, to times of disagreements or when facing impossible difficulties, to praying for the spread of the gospel. As a result, God worked marvelously. The Holy Spirit was continuously poured out, the Word of God was preached powerfully, the gospel of Jesus went forward effectively, and the church grew dramatically!

We need the same movement again in these last days before Jesus returns!

After much prayer and work behind the scenes, we want to officially introduce United in Prayer: a movement of intercession for God’s last day people. The goal of this movement is to pray for the mission of the church, for our leaders, for difficult needs around the world, and also for our personal needs. We’re going to pray together until something happens!

Many of you have already been receiving the Believe His Prophets daily Bible reading and weekly Spirit of Prophecy passages that are part of the Revival and Reformation initiatives. We’d like to officially invite you to also participate in United in Prayer, which will go hand in hand with your daily Bible readings.

What is this website, UNITED in PRAYER all about?

The goal is simple yet vitally important: to encourage members worldwide to be part of a community of prayer through your own personal time with God, personal prayer groups, and in a broader sense as a church via prayer partners, prayer chains, united prayer phone lines, 777 on the hour, texting groups, weekly prayer meetings, and any other way that God leads.

First the goal will be to pray for the advancement of the mission of the worldwide church and for our leaders. Specific church needs and prayer requests will be updated weekly on our website, along with helpful resources and inspiration for your prayer journey. Our church president, Elder Wilson, has even shared his own personal list of requests for our world church, which you can view by clicking here.

WEPRAY-Website-ADDWe also have a separate online prayer room called “We Pray ~ Together” where you can sign up to safely and securely share your personal prayer requests, praise reports, or pray with other church members from around the world.

Job 42:10 tells us, “And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends.”

As we learn to pray more for each other, as well as for the mission of our church, we can expect that God will work in ways we never imagined possible! Already we have testimonies from around the world on how God has restored marriages, brought lost children back to the church, given healing, and increased the effectiveness of evangelistic endeavors as people have committed to pray together for the church and for each other. It is clear, the more we pray together, the more God’s Spirit is poured out.

In the coming weeks we will be continuing to develop our website and to add new prayer resources and inspiration. If you have ideas of how our website could be improved or for features that you’d like to see, please feel free to let us know.

In the meantime, join us and encourage your friends and loved ones to join as well. Let’s all be part of a mighty global prayer movement of God, United in Prayer, as we prepare for the glorious return of Jesus.

Dear Heavenly Father, As we begin United in Prayer as a worldwide church, we ask for wisdom. Show us how to press together for each other. Show us how to pray more effectively for our church. We know You are coming soon, but there are still many trials ahead of us. We need You to strengthen us, and build us strong for Your service. More than anything we need that Pentecostal outpouring like occurred in the upper room. Please show us how to prepared to receive it! Thank you for hearing this prayer, and thank you for the hundreds of thousands around the world that are already praying for Your church! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Signed on behalf of the worldwide church and the Revival and Reformation Committee,

Your Prayer Partners in Christ,

Jerry Page, General Conference Revival and Reformation Coordinator
Janet Page, General Conference Prayer Ministries Coordinator
Derek Morris, General Conference Believe His Prophets Coordinator
Melody Mason, General Conference 100 Days of Prayer Coordinator

FirePractical Prayer Application: 

In this coming week, as we reflect on what it must have been like to be in that upper room at Pentecost, we want to encourage you to ask yourself what actually took place in the lives of the disciples for that latter rain outpouring to fall? What would be needed in our own lives for the same to occur in our day? With that in mind, what are some practical steps that we could take in our own homes, with our own families, and with fellow church members that would help us to be more receptive to the Holy Spirit?  

We encourage you to read and meditate upon: Acts of the Apostles, chapter 5 to help you answer these questions. Just imagine what God could do, and will do, if we are truly surrendered and seeking Him just as the disciples in that upper room! 

 

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