"Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper." - Jeremiah 29:7
Starting September 30th, believers all over the city of Portland have gotten together to fast and pray every evening for an entire week (Sept 30-Oct 6). We as believers know that there is power in prayer, that we are commanded to pray and that our city needs transformation...yet do we take it seriously?
Multnomah Student Says
Here at Multnomah, we want to take prayer more seriously. Flyers are up and people are talking around campus; encouraging classmates to come and participate in this powerful event. Head Commuter Assistant, Hannah Adams, says:
Fasting is one of the most rewarding spiritual disciplines available to the believer. I find it so rewarding to not only pray with my mind, soul and spirit, but also worship with my body. By giving up a meal, I die to self, and become more empowered to carry out the will of the Father. As Multnomah students, we are called to minister to the people who have never encountered Christ in our desperately broken city. We need to pray for a move of God in Portland and find ways to participate.
Vision of Seven
What if this city, instead of being known as a liberal, pluralistic society defined by apathy, entitlement, and brokenness, was transformed by the gospel of Jesus and became known among the nations as a place where God is alive and at work? God placed us in one of the least churched cities in America, and through us the God of the miraculous is on the move. Our prayers aren't as ordinary or unremarkable as we think. Prayer touches the heart of God. He desires to bless this city and see it prosper. He longs to move in miraculous ways and answer the prayers of his children. Prayer changes us, influences culture, shapes reality. Prayer can redeem this city. - Read more at the Seven website
Day 1: September 30 - Individual Churches (Times and locations vary)
Day 2: October 1 at 7 pm - First Baptist Church
Day 3: October 2 at 7 pm - New Hope
Day 4: October 3 at 7 pm - Imago Dei
Day 5: October 4 at 7 pm - Beaverton Foursquare
Day 6: October 5 at 7 pm - First Baptist Church
Day 7: October 6 at 10 am - The Bowl at Waterfront Park