6 Weeks of Prayer - Easter Outreach - Remember to Pray

Art Lucero 

“We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven.”  Colossians 1:11

Easter Week is the biggest outreach event of the year for Sunrise Church. A great amount of effort is placed into the preparation of the various outreach tools made available to us and the various services and support activities conducted by our volunteers.

The success of an event is often measured by the number of people that attend. But the real measurement should be on the spiritual impact on the lives of people. That impact is not dependent on precise planning and flawless execution, it all hinges on prayer. That is why we pray individually and corporately for the list of names on your Pray for 10 Card.

But there is one more vital necessity for prayer in our commitment to reach others with the gospel. We must not forget to pray for ourselves.

Pray for strength, “that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,”  Ephesians 3:16

Pray for effectiveness, "To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power,” 2 Thessalonians 1:11

Pray for boldness, "...and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel” Ephesians 6:19

If we are to have a spiritual impact in our community, it’s just as important that we pray for those who carry the gospel as for those who will hear it.


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