“Lord, teach us to pray,” requested one of Jesus’ disciples. The disciple thought he knew how to pray, for he had grown up reciting the Shema three times a day. However, as he privately watched Jesus pray, he saw something he had never known personally during prayer. Jesus spoke his words as if his prayer was personal, vibrant, and alive, not the rote recitations he had practiced all his life. And he wanted some of that. So Jesus gathered his disciples and taught them to pray.
Is this the cry of your heart, as well? Do you long to experience revival, a deeper presence of God, in prayer, in life, and in ministry to reach a lost world? It is my cry as well.
I echo Paul’s words to the church at Rome that we … I … don’t know how to pray and are utterly dependent on the Holy Spirit in this. Just as Jesus taught his disciples to pray when he walked the earth, he taught them again in the Upper Room after his resurrection. Thankfully, Jesus still teaches his followers.
You will not want to miss this opportunity to come together for an OMS Prayer Summit facilitated by Jon Mitchell and Don Young from the Leadership Team of the College of Prayer International . The College of Prayer International mentors, trains, and equips Christian pastors and leaders who will reach a lost world through a revived church. OMS’ own Dr. Wesley Duewel has taught at several College of Prayer events.
Our sessions will include:
- The Flame -The Manifest Presence of God
- Flameholders - Carrying the Manifest Presence
- Ministering to the Lord - Our Highest Calling
- Putting on the Armor - Getting Dressed for War
- Convergence of Calling - Marriages that Advance Together
- The Lord’s Prayer Pattern: Relationship - Forgiven Forgivers
Over three days, we will be sharing worship, teaching, and prayer as we seek to exalt Jesus Christ, hear from him, and respond to him. Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. on September 29 with dinner at 5:30. Our evening session will last from 6:30 to 9:00. Tuesday, we will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. with meals and breaks. Our time together will conclude with our OMS Prayer Rally on October 1 with lunch to follow. The $39 registration (plus processing fee) covers materials and meals.
By David Runge, Director of World Intercessors