Wednesdays, 8-10 AM
House of Good Hope
107 Forster Street #2, Hartford
Last Saturday morning the Lord spoke to me while I was in Meriden, part of a powerful prayer monthly meeting with the Wailing Women led by Patricia Videlia. I suddenly had a flashback of the Saturday nights I spent on my face in my church over 20 years ago. In 1993, I consecrated my life to the Lord in a deeper way. At that time, I felt the question asked of me: “How much of God do you really want?” Of course, I wanted all the Lord has to give me, I want it all! I made a promise to the Lord I would spend my Saturday nights in prayer at the church. Those nights of my lying on the floor in my church sanctuary were life-changing for me! I was so desperate for change, I desperately wanted to see revival come. Our church needed revival, our town needed revival, our state needed revival, New England needed revival! Most of all, I needed revival! I desperately wanted more of the Lord’s Presence in my life and I knew the only way I was going to get it was through times of sacrificial prayer. This was where it all started for me. Those nights of worship, prayer and intercession were some of the sweetest hours in my life!
Would you like to have a deeper, more intimate relationship with Jesus? Do you want to see transformation in your family, on your street, in your town…..transformation in you? The only way to get that is to sacrifice a few hours a week in prayer. Go on this journey with me! Let’s discover together the heart of God, ask for His secrets. Let’s explore together the intimacy Jesus wants to share with us. It can be obtained only through sowing your time with the Lord in prayer.
There is a dynamic that can only happen in corporate prayer. Charles Spurgeon said this about corporate prayer meetings over 100 years ago:
“United prayer is useful inasmuch as God has promised extraordinary and special blessings in connection with it,: “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them” [Matthew 18:20]. “If two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven” [Matthew 18:19]. God asks for agreement, and, once the saints agree, he pledges himself that the prayer of his agreeing ones shall be answered. Why, see what accumulated force there is in prayer, when one after another pours out their passionate desires; when many seem to be tugging at the rope; when many seem to be knocking at mercy’s gate; when the mighty cries of many burning hearts come up to heaven. When, my beloved, you go and shake the very gates of heaven with the powerful battering-ram of holy passion, and sacred insistence, then will the kingdom of heaven forcefully advance. When first one, and then another, and yet another, throws their whole soul into the prayer, the kingdom of heaven is conquered and the victory is very great indeed.”
“As I was sitting for a little while and thinking over this text I thought of the accumulated love of God which there is in a prayer-meeting, because God loves every one of his children. There is so much love for one, and here is another, and there is so much love for him, and then, if God’s love to one of his people is a reason for answering his requests, if there are ten present, there is ten times the reason; and if there is a thousand present then surely there must be a thousand times the force of love to move our Heavenly Father to grant the accumulated desires of the assembly. The prayer-meeting is an institution which ought to be very precious to us, and to be cherished by us as a Church, for to it we owe everything”.
You are invited to join us in prayer from 8-10AM every Wednesday morning starting December 16. I can assure you, life will never be the same for you again!