Habakkuk 3:2 says, “Lord I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.”
Seeking God for our City
From the very beginning of this church planting journey it has been my heavy conviction that everything we do is going to have to be bathed in prayer and seasoned with fasting. I was privileged this past week to be a part of a prayer for our city on the steps of City Hall along with numerous other pastors. It truly truly a moving experience. What was more moving to me is that it was organized by police officer’s wives and a small group of believers representing different churches, COAH included, who have been meeting together for the past ten years. God’s people met together and called out for help and hope for our city and the lives of some very precious people.
Even before the prayer at city hall I was invited by this same amazing small group to partner with them and another church in the city to adopt every street in our city for focused prayer. We will begin inviting the folks who attend City on a Hill Church to join in our effort to be sure every street is covered by a prayer warrior. This excites me knowing that hundreds if not thousands of believers all throughout our city will be calling out to God for our city, for the lost, and for the wanderer.
There is one more leg on this journey of prayer we as a church are about to undertake. Beginning March 9, 2011 we will spend 40 days leading up to passion week and passion week itself bathing our city in prayer. I believe that we can and will see Habakkuk 3:2 happen right before our very eyes if we as a people gather together and lift up the name of Jesus. We are already seeing the first fruits of Hab. 3;2 in our church. Just last week we had a lady who had tremendous pain in her arm and neck that was unrelenting. During Communion she felt the power of God come upon her and her pain was totally relived in Jesus name. God is confirming His Word through miracles signs, and wonders! Glory to God!
We are seeing people set free from addictions, marriages healed and restored, salvations, the sanctification of the saints, and miraculous provision upon our church. City on a Hill Church was born out of a season of prayer and fasting. The Vision for our church came through an intense season of prayer and fasting. The life sustaining hand of God has rested heavy upon us as we have remained faithful to be a people of prayer. We have prayer every week as a part of our services every single week because we believe in the power of prayer. I have heard it said prayer changes things. I want to amend that a bit. I want to say prayer changes people and people change things by the grace of God to the glory of God.
We are committed to building becoming, and being a city within a city reaching our city with the life changing message of Jesus Christ one life at a time. The only way we can or ever will fulfill that mission is through prayer. We must constantly and relentlessly pursue God in prayer for our lives, our families, our church, and our city. I want to encourage you to join us in prayer. Adopt your street and begin praying for every one on it to come to know Jesus. Join us as we spend the 47 days leading up to Easter asking God to seek and save the lost, bring home the wanderer, and send every believer out as a missionary to the culture God has placed us in.
I believe Habakukk 3:2 can and will be fulfilled in our generation if we pray. Let’s seek God for our city.