“We can’t lead churches without hearing from God in the place of prayer.” (Jonathan Oloyede) There was much encouragement and food for thought at the March Fresh Streams’ Prayer and Fasting Days in York and Fleet. Jonathan Oloyede of the Global Day of Prayer was our special guest at Fleet, as we sought God together: he said it was the first prayer and fasting day for church leaders he had been invited to since returning to the UK!
He challenged church leaders to commit to:
- One hour a day of prayer in the ‘secret place’
- One day a week fasting
- Talking to people about Jesus on a regular individual basis
He gave a great description of intercessory prayer: standing in the gap so that heaven can kiss the earth.
Make sure you have future prayer and fasting days in your diary!