A call to prayer is a declaration of dependence. A call to prayer is an invitation to intimacy. A call to prayer is a corporate response to grace.
The Lord has proven Himself faithful to His people, both biblically and historically, when they have humbled themselves before Him in prayer. This has been our testimony at The Village.
God, in His grace, has responded faithfully to us. He has kept us near to Him in dependence. We have grown in intimacy and love for Him, and we have felt overwhelmed by His grace.
As a church, prayer has marked our milestones and deepened our resolve in the gospel call.
We have sensed the Lord asking us to set aside the month of January to focus on and engage in prayer corporately as a body and in the secret places of our heart. The Lord has pressed on our hearts to once again humble ourselves together and pester Him with our petitions.
We are begging for strongholds to be broken. We are pleading for the name of the Lord Jesus to cover the nations in power and love. We are interceding on behalf of the oppressed, underprivileged and those who stand without advocacy or a voice.
We want to ask God to do what only God can do.
In the end, a call to prayer is a confession of a need and desire for greater affections for Jesus. We need Him to do what we cannot, and we desperately desire to grow in our affections for Him. To that end, we will labor in prayer as watchmen on the walls.