Spokane Central Seventh-day Adventist Church engaged in 24 hours of prayer & fasting on May 6 & 7. This was our part of Operation Rolling Thunder during the 39 days between the National Day of Prayer and the Global Day of Prayer. We began at 6 pm on Friday.
Enclosed are copies of the Prayer Points that we asked our prayer partners to pray each hour through the 24 hour period. The yellow copy is points of prayer for our church and the institutions for which we have denominational engagement. For example, I am on the board of He’s Alive Television UHF 39. Many in our congregation are directly involved in the other institutions and programs.
The blue sheets include Prayer Points provided by ORTINW regarding the institutions where we live, work and have our being. There are additional points for state, federal and global issues.
Take a look at the little booklet, “What is Prayer?” put together by our prayer coordinator, Priscilla Sumagpang. This booklet was distributed to each person who committed to pray for an hour with the Prayer Points.
Using this booklet, we engaged in prayer instructions, particularly Sabbath afternoon. This included, for example:
· Prayer through singing hymns and songs from Scripture ;
· Prayer in and through Scripture;
· Prayer walking throughout the neighborhood where our church is located. This included praying for a high school, an elementary school, a nursing care facility for seriously disabled patients, for key corners in the neighborhood, and for other churches within four blocks of our church;
· Fasting as we prayed; and plenty of
· Praise and testimonies during the Friday evening vespers and throughout the Sabbath day-light hours.
John Tusant, Executive Director of the Greater Spokane Association of Evangelicals, invited Cindy Deresch, the ORTINW coordinator, and me to serve on the NDOP Planning Committee to put together the Spokane program for May 5. In meeting in the City Hall Chambers we heard Mayor Mary Verner plead for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and more prayer in City Hall. Her plea was echoed by City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin for prayer each Monday evening during Council meetings, as well as for government officials.
Our prayer is that Operation Rolling Thunder fills the heavens with a constant flow of prayer in aggressive action against the Satan and forces of evil.
Peace is preferred to war. But we are in war with Satan.