Day of Prayer and Fasting May 4, 2015

The leaders of the International Churches of Christ and of HOPE worldwide are asking for anyone who can and is willing to pray and fast in solidarity on Monday, May 4, 2015 for these needs:

HOPE worldwide leadership selection:

The HOPEww Board will begin interviewing applicants for the key roles of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer who will lead our charity into the next era. With our mission to preach, teach and heal as Jesus did, these decisions are crucial to see that we do our best to help the oppressed, the hungry and the homeless.

Nepal Disaster Relief:

HOPEww was among the first responders to help the tragic earthquake victims in Nepal. The HOPE worldwide school remains a hopeful light in Kathmandu. Volunteers at the school have been providing meals and shelter for those who have been displaced. Watch DisciplesToday.org and hopeww.org for frequent updates.

Pray, fast and serve someone.

No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.

— Isaiah 58:6-7

Prayer Resources & Inspiration

The final Colossians class contained some discussion about resources that have helped us on the topic of prayer. Not all the books are specifically about prayer, but the people who recommended them said that they helped them in their prayer lives in one way or another. Here is the list compiled from what was shared:

1. Victory of Surrender – Gordon Ferguson
2. He still moves stones – Max Lucado
3. Some sat in darkness -Declan Joyce, Brenda Leatherwood, Mike Leatherwood (DPI)
4. The Prayer of the righteous – Mark Templer (DPI)
5. The power of a praying husband / wife – Stormie Omartian
6. Too busy not to pray – Bill Hybels
7. 30 days at the foot of the cross – Tom & Sheila Jones (DPI)
8. The Game of Life and How to Play It – Florence Scovel Shinn
9. App: “Daily Prayer”, Common Worship, Services and Prayers for the Church of England
10. “Don’t just stand there…..pray something!”, Ronald Dunn
11. The complete works of E.M Bounds on prayer
12. Experiencing the depths of Jesus Christ, Guyon
13. Prayer, Praise & Promises: A Daily Walk Through the Psalms, Weirsbe
14. Teach us to pray, Jones (ed), DPI

Do you have any more recommendations?