Communicate with God daily
not just when you are in trouble. Would you be happy to only hear from your own children when they are in trouble? Probably not. Neither does your Heavenly Father. Remember, God is our Forever Friend! 1 Thess 5:16-18 "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." NIV
Story: On a Wednesday morning, on August 13, 1727, a special Communion service happened in Herrnhut, Germany. The small Moravian congregation of twenty-four men and twenty-four women gathered. Their young leader was Count Ludvig Nicklaus von Zinzendorf.
As they confessed their sins to one another, the Spirit of God fell with incredible power upon them. Count Zinzendorf gave this account later on: "We needed to come to the Communion with a sense of the loving nearness of the Savior."
The men and women were determined that the flame of intercession should burn at the heart of their community continually, and so they divided themselves to pray in succession around the clock. This nonstop "Hourly Intercession" lasted day and night for more than 100 years.
And what were the results of their prayers? Within the
first two years, the first missionaries, two young men,
declared their willingness to become slaves if necessary to
reach the slaves in the West Indies with the Gospel. By
1742, the Moravians at Herrnhut had established missions in
the Virgin Islands, Greenland, Turkey, the Gold Coast of
Africa, South Africa, and North America. During those 100
years, more than 100 missionaries were sent out from that
small village to take the Gospel to the world.
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