Praying Across Montana for Montana

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

When it comes prayer, we often seek the gift. Seldom do we seek the Giver. What if prayer is more about us being summoned into God’s presence so that we can hear what’s on the Father’s heart for our lives, as opposed to us quickly going over a list of needs and desires that have little to do with His purpose and plan for our lives? Dallas Willard wrote, “I encourage you to seek the Lord constantly and the experiences will come along.”

Many Christians spend a majority of their lives seeking various kinds of experiences from God instead of being satisfied with God Himself. The reality is that seeing the hand of God move in our lives is much more likely, and much more observable, after we’ve sought the face of God. “Face” in Hebrew refers to the “presence” of a person. To seek God’s face is to seek God’s presence. I want to invite you to seek the face of God with me and with others across Montana on THURSDAY, APRIL 6, as we observe a DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING FOR MONTANA. The day will culminate with an online state-wide gathering on ZOOM at 7:00 pm. The link will be emailed on Wednesday, April 5th. You are encouraged to share the link, along with an invitation with family, friends, church members, and other gospel partners who might want to join us in praying across Montana for Montana.

Oswald Chambers wrote, “Prayer doesn’t equip us for greater works – prayer is the greater work.” For us to experience all God has for Montana, we must pray. And we must pray together! The Bible speaks to us of the effectiveness of praying together. “Again, I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.” Matthew 18:19 – This is not to say that we don’t pray individually, or “in our prayer closet.” But it is to say that God’s word teaches that united, concentrated prayer is pleasing to Him, and that this kind of praying accomplishes things that might not be done when simply praying alone. After all, praying together is the manifestation of Jesus’ prayer in John 17, where He prays for us to be united.

Someone once said, “One day when we are all in glory, we will see how the Lord used the church’s prayers to accomplish His will on the earth.” What if we commit to pray together and to pray often for God to move mightily in Montana? How might God use our praying across Montana for Montana to accomplish His will in our great state? Wouldn’t you like to find out? It’s within our grasp. Let’s do this together!

Daily Prayer Times for Montana
Morning – 10:02 am (Luke 10:2)
Afternoon – 4:06 pm (Area Code)

Annual Days of Prayer & Fasting
Spring – April 6, 2023
Fall – August 31, 2023

About the Author

Lee Merck

Lee Merck is the Church Planting Team Leader for Montana, Pastor of The Church at Four Corners in Bozeman, and the Director of Send Network Montana.