This past weekend I had the opportunity to travel with my three sons and attend the Global Day of Prayer in San Antonio. The BridgeBuilder’s San Antonio branch served by helping bring together over 20 churches in corporate prayer this past Pentecost Sunday. It was an amazing blessing to see the body of Christ from all different walks of life come together to lift their city up in prayer. Our ministry believes that a prayerless ministry is a powerless ministry and we have sought to bring about city-wide prayer movements in each of the cities where we are called.
The previous 5 years, H.I.S. BridgeBuilders has partnered with Dr. Bob Bakke and Prestonwood Church in uniting the churches of Dallas together to lift the city up in prayer. The result of these five years has been amazing. We are seeing God move in ways that we could never have imagined. The lives of believers are being ignited which is leading to the salvation and transformation of the lost all around the city. Churches, businesses, and government officials in Dallas are working together more collaboratively now than ever before to renew hope to the hopeless of our cities.
In Acts, we see the early church gathered in united prayer and the Spirit of God was freed to move in miraculous ways. The salvation of over three thousand people in one day seems impossible in our current society. However, maybe if we spent more time praying together and less time seeking our own way we would see the miraculous movement of God in our cities and communities, because “our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever”.
In prayer we get God, we experience His love and fellowship, His resources and power, yet many times we look to our own strength and knowledge for the answer. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If My people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land”. We must humble ourselves and pray together for His glory as He works through us to do what we cannot in our own strength.
H.I.S. BridgeBuilder’s newest branch, in Romania, has begun serving pastors and urban communities in the city of Galati. I am humbled by the privilege of co-leading a concert of prayer in Bucharest this July. Please join me in praying that this movement will bring about renewal and revival to the nation of Romania. We are humbled to serve in this continual role as a catalyst of corporate, united, believing prayer. For our God is able to transform urban centers and cities across the world for His glory.