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As we continue 50 Days of Standing in the Gap, we are praying for our nation, for its leaders, and for the upcoming presidential election. We are intentionally praying and fasting, knowing that God hears our prayers. We’re also internalizing each of the six Measures as we encourage one another and spur one another on towards Christ.

Our fifth measure is the question, "Am I close to someone far from God?"

In Steve's sermon, we discussed four points:

Luke 15:1-7
  • Live A Life That Draws Others -  v. 1
  • Make Space for People Far From God - v. 1
  • Share God’s Passion for the “Lost" - vv. 3-7
  • Are you the one? - v.7

As you reflect this week and internalize this measure consider the questions:

  • Do I care about people the way that Christ cares about people?
  • Do I build relationships with people who are not connected to God?
  • Am I ready to introduce people to Jesus at any time and any place?
Here are some other Scripture passages to aid you in your reflection: 1 Chronicles 16:23, Psalm 96:3, Matthew 5:16, Matthew 10:7, John 20:21, 2 Timothy 4:1-2

As you pray and fast this week, we encourage you to pray and intercede for the following;

Personal: Pray that God will give you a burden for the lost that moves you to pray regularly for a harvest of souls, more workers to help in spreading the gospel, and church members to disciple the saved (Matthew 9:37-38).

Nation: Pray for the promises of God to become true in people’s lives. For example, take out of their flesh the heart of stone and give them a new heart of flesh (Ezekiel 11:19). Circumcise their heart so that they love you (Deuteronomy 30:6). Father, put your Spirit within them and cause them to walk in your statutes (Ezekiel 36:27). Grant them repentance and a knowledge of the truth that they may escape from the snare of the devil (2 Timothy 2:25–26). Open their hearts so that they believe the gospel (Acts 16:14).

The Worship Center will be open for Community Prayer this Thursday, November 3 from 10am-3pm.  Make plans to be a part of this come-and-go time of directed prayer for our nation and for the Presidential Election.