We are making progress on the Prayer Deck and Porch – At the Community of the Cross
The prayer deck is 12X12 ft., giving plenty of room for groups or individuals to gather and pray.
We are really excited about this new prayer place going in.
The prayer deck and porch are handicapped accessible – you can see the ramp being built below. People will come right off the main trail to this place of prayer.
It is our first step in our pattern of prayer at the Community of the Cross that, while being given a “geographic expression” at this particular place, can be prayed anywhere. Remember what Jesus told the woman at Jacobs’ well?
Jesus declared, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. … Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:21-24 NIV)
When you are born again , you do not need a particular place for the work of prayer!
All you need is a heart on fire with Jesus and the leading of the Holy Spirit.
These places at the Community of the Cross are intended just as an encouragement to see the Holy Spirit lead you in prayer, in your own places.
The prayer guide may be used anywhere – because the Word of God is for anywhere.
Download the Prayer Pattern Brochure.
Please continue to pray for the provision for this project. We need about 15,000 more dollars. Some good news!!!
We have a donor who has offered a matching gift of up to 5000 US$ to encourage us in completing this very important project.
If the Lord is talking to any of you about helping out either through gifts or with hands please let us know right away!!!
Any money received over this amount will first go toward completing the Prayer Porch (things always seem to cost more than we expect – after that we will add them to the general expenses needed for the development of the Community if the Cross).
We especially have an urgent need for skilled volunteers to come and help build. If you would like to help please call the office and talk to our office staff.
Plan showing the planned screen porch in relation to the prayer deck. This will be located to the right of the prayer deck.
The prayer porch and Mary Ellen looks wonderful! It will be a very special place to be with our Lord. As I was reading this article, I am feeling called to particularly pray for Frank Drake and team going to Indonesia. Would you pass on my email to him and let him know this. If they have internet capability in Indonesia, I would love to be able to pray as Frank and the team feel directed and for their constant protection and safe travels.