How this began......
Let us introduce you to Jesus - the One who loves you so!
You're not here by accident. God loves you. He wants you to have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus, His Son. There is just one thing that separates you from God. That one thing is sin and God made a way to overcome that! When you call on His name to be saved... He will save you!
ROMANS 10:13 ...for "WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.
ACTS 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
JOEL 2:22 And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the survivors whom the LORD calls.
Many people are confused about the way to God. Some think they will be punished or rewarded according to how good they are. Some think they should make things right in their lives before they try to come to God. Others find it hard to understand how Jesus could love them when other people don't seem to. But I have great news for you! God DOES love you! More than you can ever imagine! And there's nothing you can do to make Him stop! Yes, our sins demand punishment - the punishment of death and separation from God. But, because of His great love, God sent His only Son Jesus to die for our sins.
"God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
You can't make yourself right with God by being a better person. Only God can rescue us from our sins. He is willing to do this not because of anything you can offer Him, but JUST BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU!
The Bible describes sin in many ways. We sin by things we do, choices we make, attitudes we show, and thoughts we entertain. We also sin when we fail to do right things. The Bible says – “there is none righteous, not even one.” No matter how good we try to be, none of us does right things all the time. People tend to divide themselves into groups - good people and bad people. But God says that every person who has ever lived is a sinner. "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
"He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy." Titus 3:5
It's God's grace. You can't earn it. It's a free gift.
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9 God's gift to you is His son, Jesus, who paid the debt for you when He died on the Cross.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23
Jesus paid the price for your sin and mine by giving His life on a cross at a place called Calvary. All that's left for you to do is to accept the FREE gift that Jesus is holding out for you right now.
"If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." Romans 10:9-10
If it is your sincere desire to receive Jesus into your heart as your personal Lord and Savior, then just talk to God from your heart:
An example to pray,
"Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I do not deserve eternal life. But, I believe You died and rose from the grave to save me for all eternity. Jesus, come into my heart, take control of my life, forgive my sins and save me. I am now placing my trust in You alone for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life. Thank you Lord for saving me. Amen"
This all started when God began stirring a desire in me ... a desire to reach out to those in need of prayer, because He, our walk with Him, LIFE in Christ is all about prayer.
An old phrase kept coming to mind.... "a wing and a prayer". I looked up the phrase in a search. Here is what I found:
I quote, " …it means that whatever situation you are in, you’re relying on hope (God) to see you through." Believe me, there’s nothing capricious about it. It comes from a famous American World War Two patriotic song, with words by Harold Adamson and music by Jimmy McHugh. It tells the tale of a plane struggling home after a bombing raid:
Comin’ in on a wing and a prayer
What a show, what a fight
Boys, we really hit our target for tonight
How we sing as we limp through the air
Look below, there’s our field over there
Though there’s one motor gone
We can still carry on
Comin’ in on a wing and a prayer."
This is how I see prayer anf the Prayer Team.
The Prayer Team ~ Soldiers heading into battle ... on that wing and a prayer faith, determined to accomplish the mission…how we can, when we can, where we can!
With the internet and our rocket science world AND having had 1 Samuel 12:23 imprinted on my heart by the Lord, this 24/7 "pray as you go" prayer ministry developed.
Although not a lengthy time commitment, serious, ernest prayer is going on for each request. Pray-ers read an email…pray… and we continue on with life... our intercessor and constant companion, the Holy Spirit stirring us to prayer.
Perhaps He will prompt you to become part of the Team, united in prayer for the Saints and the Sinners. Send me an email if youare interested: firstname.lastname@example.org