Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless God guards the city the watchman stays awake in vain. (Psalm 127:1)
We are now in the homestretch of a long season of preparation as we approach Skull Church Majestic and Fresh Life Easter; events that are now just over a week away. We have never undertaken anything larger and to that end we are ‘saddling up our swiftest steeds.’ By that I mean we are seeking to utilize every resource God has put at our disposal to reach as many people as possible with the news of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
However, in all our hard work and planning, we know that the only way these events will have real and eternal impact is through the hand of God. So we are not only doing everything that we can do but we are praying for Him to do what only He can do.
One of the ways we are keeping this at the forefront is through taking Palm Sunday weekend and making it a time of prayer and fasting as a church. We will gather at each worship experience, in all of our campuses, to unite in adoration of our great King Jesus Christ and to ask Him to move in power, for His glory, next weekend.
We have a monthly service completely given over to this (we call it Bow Before the Battle) we see a great turnout and it is always amazing. In this season though, I specifically sensed God calling me to gather the whole church to pray in this way. Pastors all across the world know that it is nearly impossible to get the whole church to come out to the prayer gathering…so I decided to make it easy on everyone by bringing the prayer meeting to them.