It’s finally here! Happy 1st Birthday to Prayer in Every City. It is hard to believe that it has been one year since my first post. In the beginning I used to get excited if 2 people visited my page. Those first few visitors were my friends and family so thank you for your support. If you were not with me one year ago, then take a look at my first post: “A New Thing“. We have grown from a few visitors to over 800 per month. Many bloggers would not think this was a good number, but considering the unpopularity of prayer in this day and age, I believe it is an excellent number. If you are new to Prayer in Every City, you might wonder what this ministry is all about. My purpose in forming this ministry is to teach people how to pray and encourage people to pray united prayer. I want people in every city in America to pray for Revival and Spiritual Awakening. I would love to see 1,200 Prayer in Every City prayer groups praying all over America. If we desire to have a Spiritual Awakening in America, it will take the prayers of many people uniting together.
I told you the other day, that I would tell you the rest of the story of how this ministry began. If you missed this post click here: Birthday Countdown for Prayer in Every City. As I was cooking breakfast one morning in March, I had a thought in my head, “A New Thing, a new thing, a new thing”. I finally asked the Lord, “Are you trying to tell me something?” He clearly spoke in my mind and said, “Yes, look this verse up”. This phrase just happened to be one of the titles in my favorite book, Go Home and Tell, by Bertha Smith. I have read the book so many times that I could see the title on the page as the Lord spoke to me. I knew this was a verse from Isaiah so I went to my laptop to find the verse. It is Isaiah 43:19
“Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert” Isaiah 43:19 (NKJV).
I became very excited and asked the Lord what the new thing was going to be. There was silence. Why would He give me such an exciting verse, but not tell me what it means. I guess I would have to wait for more details. I believer the Lord does this to me to teach me patience. I get so excited when the Lord speaks to me, that I want to charge immediately and do whatever He asks me to do. The Lord’s timing is always much slower than I would like for it to be.
Two weeks after the Lord gave me this verse, he told me to start the blog. You can read this story in the post above. The “new thing” was this blog and my ministry. The Lord has made roads in the wilderness and rivers in the desert as I have visited churches to invite the to pray with Prayer in Every City. We have along way to go in gathering people to pray, but I know the Lord will continue to make new roads and rivers for me. Many people are too scared to step out in faith when the Lord asks them to do something. It is a shame, because they don’t know the joy and thrills they miss in their disobedience. There is no greater joy in life than to know you are totally in the center of God’s will. We can only know the center of God’s will through the study of God’s word and prayer.
Thank you for all your support over the past year. If it were not for the Lord and my followers, there would be no Prayer in Every City. Please unite with me in prayer for our nation. I have an even better plan; form a prayer group to pray for America.