We had a fabulous time of worship-based prayer today with about 175 men who gave up sleeping in for seeking the face of God. Our theme was built around the subject of newness in the Old and New Testament.
We prayed into the following passages:
- Psalm 96:1-11
- Psalm 40:1-4
- Ezekiel 36:23-27
- 2 Corinthians 5:17
- Ephesians 2:13-16
- John 13:34
- Lamentations 3:19-27
- Revelation 2:5-7
The highlight for me was the final prayer time around Hebrews 10:19-24 which identified that Jesus has made a "new and living way," and therefore calls us to "hold fast our confession of faith." We gathered in groups of 4-5, got on our knees, joined hands or arms, and prayed that God would help us, as men, hold fast. It was a sweet time of heart-felt, desperate seeking of empowerment from the Lord.
It never ceases to amaze me how God shows up in varied and powerful ways, especially when we seek him in costly ways!