“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed: ‘Everyone is looking for you!’ Jesus replied, ‘Let us go somewhere else —…Read more »
“At once they left their nets and followed him” (Mark 1:18). On Sunday I asked if 7 of the men of our congregation would offer to “sleep for Jesus” in our church building during the 24/45 prayer event, each man taking one night a week for the 6 1/2 weeks. Since Sunday, 10 of you…Read more »
“Be careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15,16). “Make the most of every opportunity.” To do what? I think the primary answer lies at the the beginning the chapter. In his letters, Paul often raises a topic and…Read more »
Rob tells me that yesterday, the first day it was possible to sign up for the 24/45 prayer event, 172 hours of the 45 days got covered. That’s a little over a week of the 6 1/2 weeks. That’s awesome. Several men also told me they were willing to cover the night sleeping shifts, possibly enough to cover…Read more »
Some of you blog-readers may have noticed that an “open letter” post appeared once before and then suddenly disappeared. That’s because I had my facts wrong. Rob (to whom the first ‘open letter’ had been addressed) emailed me in great dismay because I’d written that the 24/45 idea was his and it wasn’t.
Why 45 days of 24/7? An easy and obvious answer is that Lent is 45 days. Actually, Lent technically lasts 40 days, without the 5 Sundays before Palm Sunday. (Sundays are considered mini-resurrection days, since Jesus rose on the first day of the week.) While the number 40 has several significant associations in the Bible, the most…Read more »
Okay, here’s the deal. It’s over, but it’s not. When the members of the 24/7 prayer planning team came together on Sunday, most of us had a strong sense that the 24/7 prayer week needed to end when the week was over, and that we were to take the tent down IMMEDIATELY. The Israelites of old…Read more »