Get Ready For Impact!

Yesterday on Facebook I jumped into a conversation that a couple of guys from our Impact! youth group were having. I loved it—they were trying to organize a 24-hour gathering to pray and fast.

When spiritually hungry people make this sort of commitment, I just know God is going to show up in a powerful way. King David said, “Blessed are they who keep His statutes and seek Him with all their heart” (Psalm 119:2).

There’s no greater way to seek God with all your heart than to deny yourselves and focus on His provision.

So beginning at noon today, nearly 20 of our Impact! youth group will be camping out on the church property. They’ll be praying, fasting, worshiping, and intently seeking God’s favor for the needs which are confronting us. The fast will continue until noon Friday. If you can, join them on-site. Otherwise, fast with them wherever you are.

You can post a prayer request in the comment section below, and you can also check back here to see prayer requests and thoughts that the group will be sharing during their 24-hour season of prayer. We’ve also setup a Twitter account to follow real-time updates from the group.

I’m so proud of these students for taking the initiative to seek God with all their heart!

UPDATE… pictures are being added here.

6 Responses to “Get Ready For Impact!”

  1. CS_Impact Says:

    Our prayer needs (so far)…

    JOSH – needs a job and needs to move in with friends soon. We pray these things are being prepared as we speak life into these situations.

    MIKE – job, finances, smooth transition for moving out. He wants an open path for life. He wants God to use him!!!

    TONY – job; healing in body, spirit, and mind.

    CODY – needs better relationships!! Friendships!! And more focus on God and school.

    DUSTIN – needs his Dad to stay clean and away from alcohol, and for his family to live a full life. His grandmother has cancer and Jesus can heal any wound: external, internal or even emotional. We command healing!

    JEFF – is in need of a job and we pray he gets out of debt.

    MARK – needs a job. Healing for his nephew who has a tumor in his brain that God can wash away!

    JUDY and RICH – have special unspoken prayers for their families and themselves.

    CHRIS – wants his life to be full of the Spirit and to have a permanent future in ministry life and love.

    CRAIG – needs his house to sell and a teaching job for Betsy for this fall.

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  2. Craig T. Owens Says:

    An open note to our Impact! youth fasting and praying right now…

    I was just reading in Ezra and Nehemiah about their fasts. There are several things they have in common, but what I loved the best was the way they prayed. The third-person plural pronouns are so prevalent. These guys don’t pray “I/my” prayers, but “we/us/our” prayers.

    When we come together to fast and pray, we all enter into the needs of each other. Your prayer need is my prayer need, your burden is my burden, your hunger is my hunger.

    I pray you guys are making the transition from I/my to we/us. And I pray that God shows up in a powerful way!

    I’m very proud of your initiative to seek God’s face! Way to go!!

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  3. Mary Van Beek Says:

    WOW THAT IS ALL I CAN SAY ! PRAY FOR MY SON’S FAMILY THAT THEY DRAW CLOSER TO CHRIST AS WE JOIN YOU IN PRAYING THAT YOUR NEEDS ARE MET. WHAT A MIGHT GOD WE SERVE.

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  4. Jennifer Schumacher Says:

    Great jobs guys! I have a prayer request too. My van broke down tonight, please pray that I come up with enough money to get it fixed. Also that my Avon business continues to grow. Thanks!!!!

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