YPC is a month away from our first event of the year, School Prayer Walks. I believe this will be our fourth year promoting prayer walks. Each year I am reminded why this is so important and vital to our community.
Lately I have been diving into the books of Acts. What a better way to understand the growth and structure of The Church than by reading about the first church! Acts 4 takes us to a great moment of church growth: 24 And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, 25 who through the mouth of our father David, your servant, said by the Holy Spirit,
“‘Why did the Gentiles rage,
and the peoples plot in vain?
26 The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers were gathered together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed’—
27 for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, 28 to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place. 29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.
The place in which they were gathered together was shaken. Imagine being in a place of prayer with other believers and the physical building began to shake. It was similar to experiencing an earthquake. According to the amazing wikipedia, an earthquake is the shaking of the earth’s surface, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the earth’s lithosphere that creates seismic waves. Oh church! Does anyone see where I am going?
If only! IF ONLY we could come together in unity, in one accord and seek the presence of our Father. Together we pray against the darkness and the evil that tries to steal our young people. Together we pray for boldness to speak the truth. Together we pray for the hand of God to heal. Together we pray for God to perform signs and wonders. Together we pray. Just like the believers in Acts 4 we boldly come to the throne. In doing so, we create a release of energy that results in seismic waves. But I am not talking about a physical earthquake. I am talking about a spiritual awakening that shakes and disturbs the community we live in. A shaking that is so strong it ripples on and on and on. The size of the movement can’t be contained, for our God is bigger than we can imagine.
Yet, here we are. One month away from the start of another school year. And we simply need believers to come together in unity and in one accord to seek the face of our Father and ask Him to move in a mighty way in our local schools. Will you pray?
**School prayer walks are easy. Pick a school on the selected days. Show up, walk and pray, then go home. You can pray corporately with others or by yourself. We just need prayer warriors!**