Raise your hand if you believe the moon landing in 1969 was faked. Yeah, I knew at least one of you were out there.
Psychologists tell us that some things are too big for our comprehension, so we look for alternative explanations.
But a friend of mine was a NASA propulsion engineer, who spent years doing very sophisticated math calculating how much thrust was necessary to send a payload to the moon, Mars, and beyond. For him, no alternative explanation is needed. Sending humans into space is just like going to work every day. (And as he often tired of hearing me say, “It’s not rocket science, ya’ know! Oh, wait…”)
Prayer is one of these things–so hard to understand that it becomes difficult to believe. I am fascinated by it, and believe in it, but am so far from understanding it. Can my prayers really move the heart of God?
Jesus tells us that:
- Prayer is an intimate conversation between you and the Creator of the World! Wow! Best done in a quiet, undisturbed setting. (Matthew 6:6)
- Prayer isn’t about the words we use, but about the condition of our hearts. It’s relational. (Matthew 6:7-8)
- Prayer reminds us of God’s greatness. (Matthew 6:9)
- Prayer is about submitting our will to God’s will. (Matthew 6:10)
- Prayer is about declaring our dependance on God. He provides, he protects, he pardons. (Matthew 6:11-13)
- God values persistence in prayer. It moves his heart. It’s okay to ask again and again! (Luke 11:1-10)
Knowing all this, will you commit to pray for Access Church on a consistent basis?
- We will never sway from our mission
- God will give us the resources we need to be effective in our city
- Our staff and leadership continue to live and lead with integrity
- God grants our leadership wisdom as we chart the future of Access Church
- Our entire church would be bold and gentle in fulfilling our purpose as salt & light
- God will move the hearts of men, women, and children to understand his love & grace in a new way
We’d love to have you praying with us! Access began as a group of people doing just that–praying that God would use them to change this city. It’s the first sign of health in our church.
Pray together with us, and when you see God doing amazing things in our midst, you won’t have to look for an explanation, you’ll know: God’s people prayed, and God responded.
It’s not rocket science..