This coming Monday, Carol and I will be flying to the other side of the world to serve the King where His light is dim to many. I will not share the location in order to protect the work at hand. Carol will be there for two weeks teaching two women's conferences. And I will be there for five weeks, beginning a new adventure. 

Two years ago, as I left the same location, I was so on fire with fresh vision that I wrote a declaration of my inspiration. 

I was so motivated that I produced a brochure about it and made it the official church brochure. The only problem was that it wasn’t about one local church. It was a bigger vision than that. And now, two years later, I’ve realized the inspiration was a call to me personally to take a bold leap of faith and begin taking this message to the whole world. 

Most of you are aware that I have taken that step. Peter Jankowski is here at Life Church Buffalo as co-pastor, with the call to become lead pastor by next Spring. I have already begun working part time with a global team that is out to change the world. My trip over the next month will give me a deeper education on the task at hand. 

This Sunday, I will be sharing my "declaration" and challenging believers to step up their game. My message will be the most important message I have given in 39 years of ministry. That's a big statement, but I believe it is true. 

How will we change the world? Is it "revival?" Or is it something bigger than that? 

Below is my declaration. Following that, you will see a strategy for prayer via the scripture that will help us get on page with the heart of God in His desire to ignite us back to the fervor of His mission. 

The prayer strategy is a forty-day challenge. Join me in praying those scriptures for 40 days together beginning this coming Monday.  Then watch Facebook once a week for my updates. 

Remember...  when you pray, draw a circle around yourself and pray that God answers your prayer inside the circle first. If what you pray does not happen inside you first, it’s wishful thinking at best. Besides, you don't want to miss out. Who wants to sit in the stands when you have been equipped to get into the game and make a difference?

Here you will find the declaration, and the prayer strategy. Pray daily for 40 days. Then, schedule Sunday, August, 28th to be at Life Church Buffalo and hear some of the answers to your prayers as I will have returned from my excursion.  

And be careful - God answers persistent prayer!

Let's change the world together!

40 DAYS TO PRAY...

"THE MOVEMENT"

1000 Year Prayer Before the Movement
"God be merciful to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us, Selah! That Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations. Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You shall judge the people righteously, And govern the nations on earth. Selah!  Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us, And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him." - From Psalms 67:1-7

Our Prayer Response Today 
Lord, You have been merciful to us, and have caused the face of Your Son to shine upon us, that Your kingdom may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.  Let all peoples discover your praise through the witness of your people, including me.  Reveal Yourself through me today.  By faith, I look for the earth to yield her increase.  The Lord will bless His people.  And all the ends of the earth will revere Him.

Jesus Declares Prayer for The Movement
"The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.  Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."  Matthew 9:37-38

Our Prayer Response Today
Lord, people are ready and waiting for the truth of Your love and salvation.  But there are so few of us actually helping them to discover that truth.  Lord, I pray, send Your people into the lives of those who need to hear.  And let it begin with me.  Show me today where I might have an impact on people in my personal world, in my regional world, and in the whole world.  Help us do what you have called us to do!

Jesus Commences The Movement 2000 Years Ago
"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."  Acts 1:8

Our Prayer Response Today
Lord, You have begun a movement.  You have given us power.  Your Holy Spirit has come upon us.  Therefore I am a witness to You in my sphere of influence, in my home location and region, and to the ends of the earth.  I am a partner with that movement.  Connect me to the body of believers across the globe.  We have been sent to finish what You have started.  Show me today how I might participate at home and abroad.                              

Jesus Challenges The Movement Today
"Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent."  Rev. 2:4-5

Our Prayer Response Today
Lord, I bow my face, draw a circle around myself and pray that You would revive the movement inside that circle.  I am a walking demonstration of the original revival of the book Acts.  I remember the heights of your love for me.  I will never leave my first and primary love.  I walk in the repentance of a renewed mind to do the first and most important works so that the lamp stand under my leadership will flourish and multiply.  I will not allow the enemy to steal the joy of my purpose and mission.  I completely and wholly give my life to You afresh today. Have your way with me oh God!

Reminders:

-       Pray for 40 days with others who are joining us and don't be surprised if God, in time, answers your prayer!
-       Schedule Sunday, August, 28th to be at Life Church Buffalo and hear some of the answers to your prayers!

Let's change the world together!

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