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Two Prayers I Ask You To Join Me In | An Invitation from Pastor Eric

02.06.18 | by Eric Wakeling

Dear Calvary Family,

Last Sunday was a huge moment for our church. I am honored and grateful personally for all of the prayers and encouragement. But as I said on Sunday, the time for pomp and circumstance are over. It's time to get to work. I loved sharing the beginning of my heart and vision with you and I hope you are excited to join me in seeing many come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

My passion is for Calvary to become more and more of a church that is laser-focused on reaching the people we love with the good news of Jesus Christ. We talked about "each one of us reaching one with the good news of Jesus. Then each one will reach another and another and another until every man, woman and child in Orange County has been engaged with the gospel of Jesus and experiences the hope, joy and love that only comes from God who makes all things new." If you weren't there on Sunday you can see a short clip of my message at the end of the service watch it here

Some of us will need help and steps along the way and others are just ready to take the steps towards sharing the gospel with the people we know and care about, but we all need to pray. That is our foundation because it's through the power of the Holy Spirit that we will see people's lives transformed for Christ and become part of our family.

Here are two prayers I ask you to commit to:

1. 10:02 Prayer - Get your phone out RIGHT NOW and set an alarm for 10:02am. Or pm if you are a night owl. Then pray Luke 10:2 where Jesus said, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." Let's all ask God to send workers from Calvary to share the gospel and reap the harvest that He has prepared. We can also pray for our global missionaries and even for the organization Greater Europe Mission (since this is where I got the idea).

2. CHOW Prayer. Courage, Heart, Opportunities, Words to Say. Ask the Spirit of God to give you these things. We need boldness, love, chances to share and then the right words to say.

Please commit to pray these prayers EVERY DAY with me at 10:02am. Our staff and elders are already doing this. I would love to hear a host of alarms going off all around our community every day because we are all committed to this. God hears our prayers and will answer them as we cry out to Him with all our hearts.

Another way you can start now is by inviting someone to the Alpha Course this Wednesday night at 7:00 pm for a great time of dessert and discussion in the Worship Center Lobby. The Alpha Course is a safe place to openly and honestly process doubts, thoughts and questions about the meaning of life, God and Jesus. Consider who you can invite this week! And they can still come next week even if they miss the first one.

You will hear more about all of this in the weeks and months to come. We start now!

May the Lord bless you and keep you,

Eric Wakeling
Senior Pastor

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