Praying Together

Why bring churches together in prayer?

We believe that there is “commanded blessing” (Ps. 133) that God releases upon His people when they choose to “dwell together in unity.” This blessing affects our agriculture, water, economy, schools, government, families, etc. The transformation of a region begins with God’s people being transformed in the secret place of prayer (2 Chron. 7:14).

We also desire to see Jesus’ prayer fulfilled in John 17:20-23: “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one — I in them and you in me — so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”

We believe that the Greater Kalamazoo Prayer Push is part of the “prayer furnace” that undergirds the awakening that God is bringing to our region. We desire to support evangelistic movements such as Jesus Loves Kalamazoo through our fasting and intercession. In His prayer, Jesus reveals that the world will know that Jesus was sent by God when the Body of Christ becomes “one” as Jesus is one with the Father. We believe that united prayer is a catalyst for this type of world-impacting unity.