Last Night's Prayer Meeting, February 24, 2011



I just wanted to encourage you in the work that you are
doing in preparing God's people for the work and harvest ahead of us.
Last night's meeting flew by much too quickly. God was speaking to me
and helping me prepare my heart to speak before open prayer ended but I
did not have a chance to get up in time.

This message is the very same one He has placed in my heart lately,
that is to prepare our hearts in full abandonment to His love, mercy and
Will. My prayer has been Jesus prayer of John 17 that ABBA would fill
our hearts with HIS love for Christ, that we would love Jesus with it.
By opening our hearts to his boundless love we open them to our brothers
and to the lost. We love Christ directly and personally, WHENEVER we
love anyone else. It is often by simple acts of meeting personal,
natural needs that we open the door for the Holy Spirit to work on the
hearts of the unsaved. It is not by power or might or knowledge or
clever words, tracts, chastisements nor any other work of the flesh, but
by His SPIRIT. We don't need some new method to reach the lost but
simply LOVE, being Jesus' hands and feet and meeting them right where
they are.

Let us pray that He first open our hearts to His love, help us to
take Him at His word as to who we are in Him then step up to the plate
and in humility bring His love and mercy to all we meet. Thanks again
for all you are doing!

Jeff Ricard