My House Shall Be Called A House Of Prayer
The signs all around us tell the bride, that the Bridegroom (Jesus) is soon to come. The church is well in need of revival. "When the character of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim His own." COL pp.69. It is not only spreading the gospel to every kindred, tongue, and people, but we are also to have Christ's character in us before Jesus can come.
With this in mind, the Brooklawn Church embarked on a 30 Days of Prayer service. Following Jesus' example, we met in the sanctuary before the sun arose at 5:30 am each day, from February 21 to March 21st in the earlier part of this year. I thought we may have 10 people attend the prayer meeting, after--all it was 5:30 in the morning, but I was wrong. God was and is planting a need for revival in our hearts. On average, we would have twenty-five attend at the church. In addition, we had a phone conference line set up. With the phone participants, we had close to forty people meeting each morning to approach the throne of grace.
Interestingly, we started seeing some non-Adventists joining in the meetings each morning. They had burdens to share and we prayed together with them. Whether or not these new friends will one day become members of our church, I do not know. What I do know is that in our desire to have a deeper relationship with our Heavenly Father, God saw fit to send "other sheep" to join with us to seek His face.