Invitation to the August GOGCC Prayer Meeting at Outer Cape Christian Church in Truroby Sheldon Clarkson on August 5, 2013
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As pastor of Outer Cape Christian Church it is my sincere pleasure and honor to invite all you to the next Glory of God on Cape Cod corporate prayer meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening August 28th at the Chapel on the Pond in North Truro. Worship and prayer formally begins at 6:30 p.m. and will run until 8 or slightly thereafter. We do encourage everyone to begin arrive early to give yourselves an opportunity to unwind from the long ride and prepare your hearts for an encounter with God! For directions please visit our website at outercapechristianchurch.com
God is hearing our prayers for revival and is doing something new and fresh in our midst in response to them. Recent evidence of this is the leading of God to have a cape-wide day of worship of GOGCC churches in downtown Hyannis on Sunday September 29. This much anticipated event is an historic outworking of the Holy Spirit in our area and, I believe, is a harbinger to greater unity among the churches as a run-up to widespread revival on this peninusla.
Many in our church are being challenged in their thinking about prayer and its possibilities by reading E. M. Bounds on Prayer. May I leave you all with this observation from Mr. Bounds on the possibilities of prayer with regards to the following declarations of Jesus.
You are my friends if you do whatsoever I command you. You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatsoever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
Verily, verily I say unto you, whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name; ask and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
"Here is a very definite exhortation from our Lord to largeness in praying. Here we are definitely urged by him to ask for large things, and announce the dignity and solemnity indicated by the double amen, 'Verily, Verily.' Why these marvelous urgencies in this last recorded and vital conversation of our Lord with his disciples? The answer is that our Lord might prepare them for the new dispensation, in which prayer was to have such marvelous results, and in which prayer was to be the chief agency to conserve and make aggressive his gospel. In our Lord's language to the disciples about choosing them that should bear fruit, he clearly teaches us that this matter of praying and fruit-bearing is not a petty business of our choice, or a secondary matter in relation to other matters, but that he has chosen us for this very business of praying. He had specifically in mind our praying, and he has chosen us of his own divine selection, and he expects us to do this one thing of praying and to do it intelligently and well. For he before says that he had made us his friends, and had brought us into bosom confidence with him, and also into free and full conference with him. The main object of choosing us as his disciples and of friendship for him was that we might be the better fitted to bear the fruit of prayer."
Brothers and sisters, I look forward to sharing with you in this high calling of bearing the fruit of prayer.
Outer Cape Christian Church