Dear Brothers & Sisters,
“More of you; less of me.”
This is the heart-felt prayer of every authentic believer. John the Baptist echoed the same sentiment when clarifying his role before Jesus: “He must increase, but I must decrease.” This is the description of the heart that recognizes that no relief, forgiveness, or fulfillment can be found merely in the self or in this world. We need more… We need the Savior. This is the heart-cry of what could be termed “hungry-prayer.”
It is when you’re hungry that food tastes best. It is when you’re thirsty that cool water brings the sweetest refreshment. It is when you are exhausted that a soft bed feels the most luxurious. For believers who have tasted the sweetness of God’s grace and forgiveness, we know there is nothing the world can offer that can compare. Once you’ve experienced God’s mercy, you become forever ruined on the world’s offerings and counterfeits. Yes, we can all slip into temptations, but God reminds us of his supreme worth and wonder and restoring grace.
He brings us back with His invitation to enjoy… to FEAST on his goodness. The Psalms unashamedly exhort us with the words, “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!” (Ps 34:8). The more we enjoy God’s presence, the hungrier we become. “Hungry-prayer” is this kind of petition that recognizes we ache, we yearn, and we desperately long to be in the presence of our Lord, and to see His glory manifest. We want to see loved ones saved. We want to see believers empowered. We want to see God glorified throughout the world. Our Savior made an astounding proclamation with a promise:
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” (Matt 5:6).
I invite you to join us for an evening of “hungry-prayer” with dozens of churches across the Cape for the monthly Glory of God on Cape Cod prayer event Wednesday, September 28th from 6:30-8:00pm at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship in Sandwich, MA. We are located at 6 Merchant Rd, in Sandwich. Believers from many different churches will gather with this shared hunger for God’s glory in our land. Won’t you join us for this event to worship, fellowship, and mostly to PRAY for more of Him in our lives, in our families, and in our region?
Date: Wed. Sept 28th
Location: Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 6 Merchant Rd, Sandwich, MA
"For Facebook invites go to: https://www.facebook.com/ events/286527161720169/"
P.S. Come Early. – for any questions, you can also give me a call: Pastor Mike Allen – cell: 508-221-1074.
Thank you, and see you then,
Pastor, Lighthouse Christian Fellowship
(We are located in Sandwich, MA at 6 Merchant Rd, in the Merchant Square Shopping center across from the Stop & Shop on Rte. 6A. Look for the signs with balloons.)