For almost 2 years now, a group of us at Christ Life Fellowship have been coming together once a month for a corporate prayer meeting. Usually, we meet on the 3rd Friday of the month but this month we are meeting tomorrow, the 2nd Friday of the month. Next month, we will go back to the 3rd Friday.
For those of you who are hearing about Pioneer Valley House of Prayer for the first time, here is a little background:
Pioneer Valley House of Prayer began back in February, 2008. God really stirred our hearts to begin to pray earnestly for the region and to cry out for a deep sense of urgency to be released in the hearts of His children. The Holy Spirit prodded our hearts about the complacency that the Body of Christ currently lives in. We made the decision that we didn’t want to be “lukewarm” (Rev. 3:16) any longer. We asked the Lord to instill a deeper longing and passion than ever before for his purpose to be fulfilled in this region. God faithfully met that request and birthed a desire within us to press forward in a new direction.
God has only given us a portion of the vision for this House of Prayer, but that was just enough to ignite His Holy Fire within us. God is raising up an army of people in this hour that are willing to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17) all over this nation and this world. He has put it in the hearts of His children that there is nothing more important that we could possibly be doing with our time than worshiping Jesus, praying continually and carrying out His will so that His Kingdom might be manifested.
We want to join alongside the Corporate Body of Christ who have labored for years in prayer and continue to build upon that intercession. We gather to “life Him up, that He might draw all men to Himself” (John 12:32) and that we might hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church in this hour.
For those of us who are part of the core group who gather monthly, this isn’t just another meeting but it is part of our lifestyle. This is part of our day to day.
Sometimes I don’t like writing posts like these because I feel like I’m writing an advertisement. That’s not what I want it to come across as. I want to get the word out so that more people can come out at pray along with us if they feel called. If you can’t come and be a part, maybe you can pray from where you are while we are praying in South Hadley, MA. We usually meet from 7-10 pm EST. This is about moving the heavenlies with our petitions of prayer to God. Not that He’ll come and rule and reign, although I know He is coming again, but that the Church will come to the revelation that God lives in us through the Holy Spirit. It is about listening to the Voice of God for our individual lives, but also for the Body of Christ as a whole.
I pray you will join us. We will be praying for a move of the Spirit in our cities and towns, in the counties, in the Pioneer Valley, in the state of Massachusetts and in the New England region.