Day 4 Evening

"Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.  I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing ." - John 15:4-5

This evening we prayed for families; parents, infants, children, families with foster children, single parents - we were reminded of the verse in John 15 that apart from the Lord, we can do nothing. We prayed for families that are feeling discouraged, burned out, weary, and that they would find the hope of Jesus tonight and rest in His abundant strength. What a sweet comfort and reminder that we were not created to do things in our own strength, but that we can lean on our Creator to be our strength. There was a vision given of a broken leg, and how when one part of the body is hurting, the rest of the body rallies to help. Lord, we pray that You would open doors this week for those who are hurting and broken to come here and receive healing. Thank You for this "hospital" where You bind up the wounds of those who are hurting, and that we can come as we are and receive Your comfort and  Your healing touch.

We prayed that we would be refreshed by the Lord's spirit, and rejoiced at what the Lord is doing this week. One student was saved last night at LaSells Stewart Center on campus - thank you Lord! What we have here is so special, unique, and from the Lord - each prayer session has been so different, yet extraordinary in its own way. Thank you Lord for how you are moving in these prayer sessions! A consistent theme that has been repeated this week as we pray is that we want the Lord to do MORE than we could ever think or imagine - that He would show up in ways that would surprise us. Lord, we never want to be satisfied - we pray for an outpouring of your Spirit to blow us away and let us continually be in awe of how great You are.

Pastor Rob shared about an article he read on Lake Mead, and how a day's worth of rain in a gigantic downpour only raised the water level one inch - and was stirred by the Lord that a continual, consistent rain is what is effective in order to see results and "raise" the water level. Daily prayer meetings are the heartbeat of Calvary, and we were reminded of the importance of continuing and pressing on in prayer even after this week is over.

Lord, we pray that we would not take You for granted and that You would get all the glory this week - the evidence of Your grace is upon this church. Thank  You for the OCEAN of grace that is freely available to us!

See you tomorrow morning as we gather in the prayer chapel at 6am!