"Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses,
who trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the LORD!."
Isaiah 31:1 (ESV)
Hudson Taylor is credited with saying ""God's work done God's way will not lack God's supply."
So what is God's way? Certainly it has to be dependence... dependence on Him alone, doesn't it? On the work of the cross, help me make prayer the way of The Gospel Man Conference.
I am weak in my prayer motives and prayer ways.
"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts."
Zechariah 4:6 (ESV)
Feel free to email me additional prayer requests for public posting. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
So here is what we are praying about below...
1. Be honest about sin, not afraid, running to the Father.
a. Repent, confess, rejoice... repeat.
2. Thanking God for all He has done.
a. He has provided past speakers in Bryan Chapell, Joe Novenson, Dan Wilson, Gary Yagel, Ray Cortese, Pete Alwinson, Joe Bucha, Nate Larkin, Scotty Smith, Scott Roley, Charles Garland, Bob Flayhart, Dick Keyes, and Richard Pettit as participants.
He has provided very supportive partners in our denominations' (PCA) Christian Education and Publications Committee., Ivy Creek Church, PCA, Lawrenceville, GA; and Willow Creek Church, PCA, Winter Springs, FL; Faith Presbyterian Church, Watkinsville, GA; Christ Community Church, Gainesville, FL; Grace Community Church, Bridgewater, NJ; Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Annapolis, MD; Communidade Crista Presbyteriana, Newark, NJ.
3. Asking the Lord for and to:
a. Bring the men of His choice.
b. Bring a man from every PCA church and interested others.
c. A gospel witness where we have our events.
d. Preparations by the speakers and leaders.
e. Protection from Satan.
f. That we would understand the grace of God more thoroughly.
g. That our motivations as men would be changing.
h. That we would love Jesus more and hate sin more.
i. That our joy would increase.
j. Provide men in the PCA to participate financially with us so that we might have a financial backstop for these conferences and be able to bring a conference within reach of every PCA church.
k. That we would administrate the conference well.
l. That we would pray well... :->.