Prayer: The Ultimate Linkup

boy carrying his sister

We’re praying to find a way to bring the truth to these children in Ghana.
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. John 8:32

 

There is a powerhouse passage on prayer.
You’ll find it tucked neatly in amongst a bunch of verses about church discipline and forgiving another christian.

Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.
Matthew 18:19-20

One definition of Critical Mass is the minimum size or amount of something required to start or maintain a venture.

Jesus defines it as two or three.
Prayer isn’t about prying open God’s hands and getting Him to release blessing, or provision, or even guidance.
No, prayer is opening our hearts to receive and embrace what’s on God’s heart.
To start caring about what He cares about.
Getting jazzed about what excites Him.
Prayer is the ultimate Link*Up

If you’ve read this blog much you know we minister in Ghana, West Africa.
On our last trip our hearts got filled up with kids.

A child’s life isn’t easy in Africa.
Our ministry was always to adults, but this time kids moved front and center in our vision.
And we just knew God was getting ready to introduce Himself.
We want to be part of that.
We can’t miss out on that!

There’s a stirring in our hearts for God to move. To work and to use us to help carry out His plans.

Tonight I saw the promise from Matthew in action.
There were seven of us and Jesus.
He was there among us just like He promised.

Faith billowed and certainty anointed every request.
We know we have what we asked of Him.
The others in the group may never go to Ghana with us, but they have a stake in this.
There are going to be kids in the kingdom who came through some of the prayers offered tonight.

Do you want more meaning in your Christian life? Enlarge your sphere of caring.
Even if you’re a mom at home with kids strewn all over the house, you can still pray for somebody!
You can always pray for the village children of Ghana.

Join us. We’re asking God for a teachable plan for evangelism and discipleship for kids.

I’d love to join with you and pray for your own request.
An unsaved spouse, a family problem, or one of your kids, just share it in the comments section.

6 Comments on “Prayer: The Ultimate Linkup

  1. Hay Kel:
    I don’t know if you ever knew it but my Mom, Maxine, made literally hundreds of
    clothes and sent them to the mission fields. Some people took pictures of the kids
    wearing them and sent them back to her. She was something wasn’t she? Love and
    I pray for your ministry and read your blogs every day. Keep up the good work. Carole.

    • How could I forget the work of her hands! Once when I was visiting I saw lots of bags full of clothes and she told me they were for children in the Philippines. She even lost a finger, didn’t she, after a ‘sewing accident’! She was the Proverbs 31 Woman.
      Do you know if she had any pictures of Grandma, Grandpa, and Dad? I have only 3 pictures of Grandma and 1 of Grandpa. I have been scanning old photos of my kids and I want to also make an album of their great grandparents if I could find some photos. Oh how I wish we had had digital cameras and cell phones with cameras back then!

  2. Kelly, I love you and your husband’s heart for service and being sensitive to minister to whom The Lord sends. I will also pray along with you in the needs you specified. Thank you!!

    • And ask anything else God might put on your heart! We have a direction and we’re moving in that direction, but we’re open to God’s plan upsetting our Apple Cart :D

  3. Prayer must be all of the following: Persistent, agreeable, faithful, done with proper motives, and in line with God’s will. If any of these are missing, the prayer will not be granted, at least not in the way we ask.

    I join in with the prayer to help these poor children, and all little ones like them around our nation and the world! May it be the will of God…

    Good post, Kelly!

    Steve Pejay

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