Archive for September, 2013
Will You Pray Today and Tomorrow for Our Senior Pastors who are Gathering to Pray for Spiritual Revival and Awakening?
There is power in sharing your heart with one another. There are 178 Senior Pastors from 26 states who are gathering today and tomorrow because a few pastors shared their hearts with one another about the need for spiritual revival and awakening. We let time test what we felt God was putting in our hearts, He confirmed it clearly, and we began to extend to other Senior Pastors, A Call to Pray For Revival and Awakening.
Today is the Day
The day has finally arrived for us to gather from across the nation to pray for spiritual revival and awakening. After a challenging Sunday in all of our lives, we gather from across America with a spiritual resolve: We must have spiritual revival and awakening in the church and in America. While I am confident the enemy has tried his best to place excuses before many of these men, providing reasons they cannot come, they are gathering in spite of it with a holy anticipation that God is up to something great. We do not want to miss it.
Since today is the day, we need you to come alongside us in prayer and support. Our goal is to see God move among His church and in our nation. While crises are looming in the church and in our nation, we gather to pray with faith and confidence that God will hear our prayers.
The Big Question
The big question is, “Will you pray for us?” We must know in our hearts as we gather to pray, that Christ-followers and local churches are praying with us. We are not here with some kind of political or denominational agenda.
We are here, reporting for duty to our Lord, ready to follow His call to us to pray. He states in Jeremiah 33:3,
Call unto Me, and I will show you great and mighty things that you do not know.
Therefore, we gather to do just that. Our agenda is singular: to obey God’s Spirit as He moves among us.
What we do will be based upon the Word of God, but also empowered and led by the Holy Spirit of God. We gather believing with all of our hearts, that God has called us to be here at this certain time, in this period, for our generation.
Therefore, will you pray for us? Will you pray with us? Technology allows us to go global with what we are doing. That is right, global. Spread the word now with people all over the world, and let’s petition the God of Heaven to meet with us like we have never known before. How should you pray? A few days ago, I wrote about how you can pray for us and with us.
Standing in the Gap
We are here in Southlake, Texas, just minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. We are here to stand in the gap, praying and believing God together. What will we pray for?
- We will begin by preparing ourselves spiritually to pray and stand in the gap.
- We will pray for pastors across our nation.
- We will pray for our churches across the nation.
- We will pray for America.
Our single desire: We gather to pray for spiritual revival and awakening. Could this be the day that God answers the prayers of people who have been praying since the last great move of God in our nation? Could it be the day when God meets with us in ways like we have never known before? God is able. We are willing.
I close with this Scripture today that perhaps will stir you, but yet encourage you in your life. Ezekiel 22:30 says,
I searched for a man among them who would repair the wall and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land so that I might not destroy it, but I found no one.
The need is urgent. Will you stand in the gap today for us? Be encouraged that here in Southlake, Texas, God has called 178 Senior Pastors from 26 states across our nation, to be here, standing in the gap.
We are standing in the gap for pastors, churches, and our nation. When our prayer gathering was planned and this date was chosen, not one of us knew that on this very same day, a crisis would be looming in Washington D.C. over whether or not the government will be shut down. While our nation’s politicians and leaders are in this major conflict, we are praying.
Our Hope and Answer
Our hope and answer will not come from the White House nor from the People’s House; but our hope and answer will only come from the church house when God wakes us up like never before and pours out upon us a mighty, fresh outpouring of His Spirit that will become the catalyst for the next great move of God in our nation. Thanks for praying for us and praying with us. May God do all He wants to do when we gather on Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Yours for the Great Commission,
Ronnie W. Floyd
From September 30 at 6:30 p.m. through October 1 at 12:00 p.m., 178 Senior Pastors from 25 states across our country will be gathering for serious prayer and intercession relating to revival and awakening in the lives of pastors, churches, and our nation. We believe God is calling Pastors to stand in the gap for His people about revival and awakening. We are praying that if God so wills, this gathering could become the catalyst for the next great move of God in our land.
Interest continues to grow
The interest continues to grow for this prayer gathering. If airline costs were more reasonable, there is no telling how many people would be able to attend. Our rooms are sold out, but there is still space for a few more to participate in the prayer gathering, even though you may have to stay in another hotel. You can register to participate in this prayer gathering here.
How you can pray for this gathering
This is a gathering for Senior Pastors of Southern Baptist churches. By no means is exclusivity our goal, but we really felt we needed to begin with Senior Pastors of local churches with the commonality of pastoring Southern Baptist churches.
I have been asked how laypeople and other pastors can pray for us. Some churches are organizing to pray for our gathering. They realize the significance of pastors from across the nation coming together for the purpose of praying for revival and awakening. Therefore, let me offer a few suggestions:
- Pray for God to give us a vision for spiritual revival and awakening.
- Pray for God to give us a burden for spiritual revival and awakening.
- Pray for God to reveal sin and the need for personal repentance.
- Pray for God to lead us to the filling of His Spirit and all the fullness He brings.
- Pray for the Lord to revive His pastors, His church, and awaken America.
- Pray for God to use our prayer gathering to speak to us and use us in any capacity as a catalyst for national revival and awakening.
- Pray for God to empower our pastors to pray for and move towards the ultimate fulfillment of the Great Commission: presenting the gospel to the entire world and making disciples of all the nations.
Dear friends, use this as a few thoughts to pray, but overall, pray as God directs you. We mainly need you to pray, and pray more for this gathering. We want to see God do a great work among and through us.
Pray for me. I have a real blessing, but an enormous challenge before me in leading and facilitating this gathering. Will you pray for me? I must be able to listen to God and move our gathering to where He desires us to go. We will be Word-based and Christ-centered, but we also want to be Spirit-led. I want us to follow God. These 178 pastors from 25 states are not coming to Southlake, Texas (DFW Region) for a preaching conference, but for a real, live-action prayer gathering. We are gathering to pray. Therefore, I confess humbly: I really need you to pray for me. Thanks for joining us in this prayer journey.
Yours for the Great Commission,
Ronnie W. Floyd