Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Missio Lux Week of Prayer Dedication
Missio Lux has set this week apart for prayer. We are following Jesus' admonition in Acts 1 for the disciples to go and wait in the upper room for the promise of his Father.
They did just that. They were still looking up into the sky after Jesus ascended and an angel came and basically told them, "Stop looking up and go and pray. Prepare yourself for what is coming."
They didn't really know what to expect as they waited. However, after 10 days, they knew that something powerful had landed on them and as they went out into the Temple courtyard, they received the power of the Holy Spirit and saw thousands of people from all over the world step into a new place of life with Christ. They were reborn and baptized on that day, creating momentum for the New Testament Church to move forward.
We know that harvest is coming. The Lord has been telling us in a multitude of ways to get ready for the harvest! We are responding like the disciples by coming together to wait and to pray, as we prepare for what the Lord will bring us in 2011.
We are following the concentric circles in Acts 1:8 when Jesus said, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
Each day our circle gets wider. The first day, we prayed for ourselves. The next day we prayed for our sphere of influence: our family, friends, co workers, neighbors, and everyone who is important to us. It continues to move out from there; finally landing on asking God to bring the Kingdom of God to the world.
The fun part of this whole adventure is that our missio communities around the world are joining us in this prayer pursuit: Holland, South Korea, Denver, and Kenya and Sudan. Prayer is one of the major ways that the Lord is melding our hearts together!
We are gathering every morning this week from 6 to 8 a.m. Saturday we are all coming together to pray through the morning, ending with a lunch to break the fast.
Why don't you join us?