Report on the April GOGCC Prayer Meeting at Marstons Mills Community Church

by Earl Roberts on April 26, 2018
Dear Cape Cod saints,

Thank you for your fervent desire for a visitation from God for our beloved Cape. It was on full display last evening as you put everything aside and congregated at our Church to seek His face together.

Our meeting began with heartfelt worship in song and praise, setting the spiritual tone for the meeting.

Pastor Ed De La Cour then succintly outlined the GOGCC vision using Isaiah 64 as his text: "Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down...who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him."

In his turn, Pastor Earl Roberts gave an exhortation from 1 Peter 2:12 with the theme "A Day Of Visitation for Cape Cod". The word "visitation" in the Greek is from the same root as the word "bishop" or "overseer". It would indicate to us that from time to time the Lord schedules periods of intensified interaction with the regional Church - inspection visits. He believes that the mission of GOGCC is to prepare the regional Church for such a visitation. And that day will find the church refined, and our Lord glorified by the outside world.

Dr. Mamdouh Riad then led the saints to pray along three themes arising from the message, using three variegated formats for prayer.

First, he encouraged us to silently examine ourselves and engage in private confession and repentance. He reminded us that like the prodigal son, repentance is returning to our Father's house, forsaking something which does not belong in our hearts, and meeting a welcoming and forgiving heavenly Father.

Then, he invited the pastors to lead prayers of repentance as led by the Holy Spirit, they identified ways in which the Church on Cape Cod has not been a "peculiar" people, praying for the grace and strength to rise to the challenge in our daily lives. 

After another worship song, Dr. Riad opened the floor for prayers of repentance and revival for the Church and for salvation for the lost on Cape Cod. Many saints responded with heartfelt prayer and supplication.

Pastor Myron Heckman closed the meeting with a rather unusual prayer, having the congregation pray Isaiah's response to God's call in Isaiah 6:8: "Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"

May the Lord bless His people and visit us in His time.

Pastor Earl Roberts,
Marstons Mills Community Church