Adam Dorband, Student Pastor, shared a terrific devotion this morning. Join us in prayer for the following prayer points:
Amos 5:21-24- msg
21-24“I can’t stand your religious meetings.
I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions.
I want nothing to do with your religion projects,
your pretentious slogans and goals.
I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes,
your public relations and image making.
I’ve had all I can take of your noisy ego-music.
When was the last time you sang to me?
Do you know what I want?
I want justice—oceans of it.
I want fairness—rivers of it.
That’s what I want. That’s all I want.
God says, I want Justice, oceans of Justice- NOT church services, camps, small groups, prayers, not songs…. Justice!
Everybody say this: “Oceans of Justice”
OCEANS are HUGE!! Oceans means he wants lots of it!!! Not just for one day or one week! He wants our lives to live this!!
This tells me that God is more pleased with our acts of justice than almost anything!
Today as we continue to seek God in prayer, lets remember that God wants our prayer to compel us towards justice!
Luke 4:18-19 (NLT)
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free,
19 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”
We become like that which we behold! As we behold God in prayer we will become more and more like him. The things that he cares about will begin to become the things we care about. The things he hates will become the things we hate. The people he cares about will become the people we care about!
One of the reasons we spend time in prayer, with our heavenly father is so that we will become like him!
As we become like him we become people not just of prayer but also of action!
Spending time in prayer should change my life out there
Urban outreach– serves the homeless in Denver (story of our team who serves there each month)
Sox place – Serves the homeless teens & young adults in Denver through authentic relationships
(Story of taking zion there)
Shiloh House – Cares for kids in need, kids whose parents are struggling to the level that they cannot care for their kids. (story of house we worked on this summer)
Let your prayers today be more than just words. let them translate into action!
Spending time in prayer should change my life out there!
Lets pray for our local ministries that are doing something about the injustice in our world
Pray for the ministries who are caring for the poor
Pray for Sox Place
Pray for Urban Outreach
Pray for Shiloh House
Pray for anyone you know who is poor or in prison or in bondage…
Pray for your friends who are far from God
Pray for God to help you to put action to your prayers
Pray for your love for the unchurched to grow
Pray for opportunities to share Jesus with people this week
Groups of 3
Pray for Summit
Pray for Church today
Pray for a love for the lost to grow in our church
Pray for our church leaders
Pray for kids
pray for students
pray for small groups & authentic community
Pray for the poor
Pray for God use Summit church to be the answer to peoples prayers
Pray BIG prayers- prayers that you might think are impossible, but ones that would bring God tons of glory!
(Pray alone, pray together, pray in pairs)