Report on the February GOGCC Worship and Prayer Gathering at New Life Christian Ministries Internationalby The GOGCC team on February 17, 2023
Last Wednesday people from different churches, denominations, generations, and ethnic backgrounds gathered together for worship and prayer at New Life Christian Minstries International.
It was a wonderful time when the Lord graced us with His presence and all who were there can testify that we encountered Him throught the entire time! The Lord signaled His pleasure over our gathering by showing up with His tangible presence!
The gathering started by welcoming remarks from Minister Gregory Chilsom of New Life , followed by a brief reminder of the purpose of our monthly gatherings by Pastor Mike Pratt of Redemption Rock Church in Chatham, who then led us to read outloud together our GOGCC statement about our unity in Christ.
This was followed by Evangelist Donna Hall of New Life opening up the gathering in a powerful prayer, followed by an extended time of annointed worship in song led by one of New Life Christian Minitries worship teams.
Bishop Donover Kerr of New Life then shared an exhortation about Posturing for Revival from 2 Chron 7:12-22
He reminded us that we need a revival, and the world needs a revival, and that revival demands 4 things:
1.Preparing ourselves by walking in humilty (Matthew 23:12, James 4:6-10, 1 Peter 5:5,6)
2. Persistant fervent prayer (James 4:2, John 14:13-14,
Phil. 4:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
3. Passion: 2 Chron 7:14: "Seeking His face". This word means to "Desire something". The idea conveyed here is that we come to the place where God is our number one priority and desire of our heart! That is, nothing in life is more important, more precious or more needful to us than having God and all He has to offer.
4. Purity: The phrase "Turn from their wicked ways" is self-explanatory! God wants His people to stop their sinning! We are to examine our lives, identify anything that does not please the Lord or line up with His Word, and we are to eliminate that from our lives!
Isa. 55:7: “Let theâ€¯wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous manâ€¯his thoughts; let him return to theâ€¯Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”
Acts 17:30: “Truly,â€¯these times of ignorance God overlooked, butâ€¯now commands all men everywhere to repent.”
Pastor Mike Allen of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship then invited the pastors present to come lead in prayer in response to Bishop Donovan's exhortation. Different pastors led in passionate heart felt prayers for Cape Cod. This was mingled with worship in songs as the Holy Spirt led.
Pastor Mike Pratt announced next month's gathering which he his hosting and then we closed in a powerful worship song: No Foreign God :
We give you glory oh Lord
No foreign god can take your place
It's YOU that I love
I am surrounded by your grace and mercy
We will gather again next month:
GOGCC Worship and Prayer Gathering
Wedesday March 22,2023
Redemption Rock Church
195 Meeting House Road
South Chatham, MA 02659
Here is the Facebook event page. Join us and invite your friends.
We look forward to seeing you next month.
The Glory of God on Cape Cod team