You have got to love the way GodBlogCon
, and its related activities are evolving. We started this "Prayer Blog" with the intention of using it as a means to disseminate information to all interested parties about who and what to pray for concerning GodBlogCon. In its day-long existence, we seem to be achieving that goal. As the conference comes together, we envisioned that it could serve as a tool to organize prayer vigils at the conference.
Yesterday, readers provided us with new and exciting ways we can use it. Ink Slinger
, proprietor of several blogs, used the comments section of yesterday's post to write and publish a prayer! What a splendid idea. Please join in if you are so inclined. Perhaps you want to list your prayers and prayer concerns on your own blog, as Off the Top
did yesterday. Please do so, and send us your links -- there is an email link at the left.
Or use the email link or the comments section to let us know what your prayer efforts on the home front are, like cehwiedel
did in yesterday's comments. Have you activated your church's prayer chain on this matter? Let us know! When you were in prayer yourself did God raise a special concern? Let us know.
Prayer makes things happen. Prayer makes things happen right. We want as many people praying about as much and in as many ways as possible. Please join us.
HERE'S WHAT WE'RE PRAYING ABOUT RIGHT NOW:
Praise God for the enthusiasm and energy that has met this conference.
Thank God for the facilities He has made available to us.
Pray that God will use this conference for His will and the furtherance of His kingdom.
Pray for the developing leadership team. Ask God to continue to raise up the right leaders. Ask God to create the necessary time in their already busy, busy schedules. Ask the Lord to grant them the wisdom they need. Here is a list of the steering committee -- pray for them by name:
Facilitators: Andrew & Barbara Jackson
Darrell Vaughn-Anselm/Hill Country Views
Pray that God will bring the right people to this conference as participants. Pray especially for some non-GodBlogger participants. This conference started out of the fact that GodBloggers were excluded from the big Harvard shindig. We do not want to be as exclusive. If we only talk to ourselves, we will increase the "ghettoization" everybody keeps writing about.
Pray for unity. Pray that everyone realizes that faith in Jesus transcends theological, denominational, and doctrinal differences. Pray that we find the community of Christ, joined in His Spirit, more committed to the mission than to our petty squabbles.
Pray for the speakers and presenters. God grant them wisdom and courage. Here is a list of the keynoters -- pray for them by name:
Hugh Hewitt (he's in)
Kevin McCullough/Crosswalk/Radio (he's in)
Glen Reynolds (maybe???)
Marvin Olasky (suggested)
George Grant (suggested)
Pray for the finances. Ask God to make them abundant, but not wasteful. Ask God to make sure money is not an issue for anyone He wants to participate.
Praise God! -- Because HE IS WORTHY!