Today is a day of Prayer and Fasting for members of the Charis Alliance throughout the world. The purpose is to prepare for the Charis International Leadership Encounter in Bangkok, Thailand, November 2-6.
At this historic meeting delegates from around the world will gather to unite their hearts in prayer and fellowship, and in discussion for the Identity Initiative document, prepared to define the underlying commitment of the Brethren to biblical truth, biblical relationships, and biblical mission.
Please pray for all those on the Charis Steering Committee, which has the responsibility of putting the finishing touches on this significant gathering. Work is still being done to assure that delegates will be able to have all their documents in order before the departure date.
Through prayer we have the incredible privilege of influencing history and impacting eternity. When we pray, things happen that would not happen otherwise. Through prayer we have the privilege of penetrating the veil that separates us from that mysterious, invisible world of darkness, where we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers.
When we pray, the Lord hears. He decrees answers. He sends angels as His ministering spirits. And when we pray, the Lord opens doors for ministry. Unless the Lord opens doors, our efforts are vain (Colossians 4:2-3). We encourage you to visit the Participants page at CharisAlliance.org, and pray for each delegate from around the world.
Along with your prayers we encourage you to fast, a spiritual practice used by God’s people throughout history. Denying oneself a meal or meals gives opportunities to practice self-discipline and concentrate on God and His purposes, experiencing His empowerment.