Greetings PRAYER changes things..check out TimeSquare church on Tues 7-830 EST www.prayits awesome time of prayer..Prayer changes things.In ChristFrannieDavid Wilkerson TodayA Ministry of World ChallengeMONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014SMALL BEGINNINGSby Gary WilkersonSmall beginnings eventually affect entire communities. When my father, DavidWilkerson, started a church in Times Square, the main area on 42nd Street was adarkened mess. Every few feet one could see a drug dealer or a prostitute or aporn theater. My dad’s approach to any ministry was always to begin inprayer—and he asked me to lead a Friday night prayer meeting at the church.Those first meetings drew twenty to thirty people. We faithfully cried out forGod to bring change to the city. Over time, our meetings grew to almost eighthundred people. As we lifted our voices in travailing prayer, God placed aburden on our hearts for 42nd Street. So we took our praying efforts to thestreet, where we handed out tracts.Soon we noticed changes taking place. There were fewer drug addicts andprostitutes around. One by one the porn palaces closed. Finally, a developercame in and bought up property after property. Today, the principal businesspresence in Times Square is the Walt Disney Company, and 42nd Street may now bethe most wholesome block in New York City. I believe this is partly due to apraying people who believed God to do great things.The first effect of a godly testimony is the building up of our faith. Thesecond effect is the building up of others’ faith: “I may seem to beboasting too much about the authority given to us by the Lord. But ourauthority builds you up; it doesn’t tear you down” (2 Corinthians 10:8,NLT). Paul is saying, in essence, “Not only did God work mightily through mylife. His work in me and through me is meant to stir up your faith to greaterworks.” Our faith is contagious. It builds up the faith of others to engagein greater acts of boldness. Paul’s final boast is a curious one: “If I must boast, I would rather boastabout the things that show how weak I am” (11:30). His point is this: Our goodtestimony will never result from our own strength. Our boast will always be,“Without God, I am not a giant slayer—I am a shepherd. I am not a wallbuilder—I am a cup bearer. I am not a deliverer—I am a shepherd wanderingin the Egyptian desert.” Our testimony will never come from our own strength, zeal or effort. If we leanon any of these things, our testimony will lose its power. But the more weacknowledge our inability, the more God’s power will rest on us: “He saidto me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect inweakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, sothat the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9, ESV). The prayer and support of our partners has made it possible for us to reach the poor throughout the world for over forty years. https://www.worldchallenge.org/support?src=devo-emailRead this devotion online: http://sermons.worldchallenge.org/en/node/27405?src
"Our testimony will never come from our own strength, zeal or effort. If we leanon any of these things, our testimony will lose its power. But the more weacknowledge our inability, the more God’s power will rest on us:"good word
Amen, this is so encouraging! Did anyone get to join in with this prayer meeting? Dear sister Frannie, can you please rewrite or edit the website link because it doesn't seem complete? Thank you so much for sharing this, it is so powerful and so very encouraging! Especially in this day and age when prayer is hardly considered important in the work of the Lord anymore. And then when there are times of prayer, in so many cases it is insipid and weak, more like an order of service, impassionate routine...or flowery, long winded "sermon prayer". From the sounds of it those prayer meetings in those early days were by desperate believers who poured out their hearts and laid a hold of God!
Were they weeping and crying out? because wednesday morning I felt something. some blessing or increase or help from somewhereblessings