Posted on : Friday October 1, 2010
Dear Pastor and Concerned Christians,
Capitol Commission Maryland stands with you in your commitment to the local church and equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry. Believers throughout Maryland need a clear vision of their biblical mandate to impact their world now more than ever. While the upcoming November elections dominate the news and much of our conversations, I want to serve you and your church in fulfilling that mandate.
One practical way to do that is to meet with me in Annapolis on Monday, November 1 at 6:30 pm for an Election Eve Prayer Walk. What a powerful message it would send if we could have many pastors and church members from around the state join together, believing that prayer works and our sovereign God reigns while seeking Him publicly to heal our land and draw our leaders’ hearts to Him. Consider this encouragement from Tim Webster, pastor of Uniontown Bible Church in Union Bridge:
It’s impossible to be a Christian in America in 2010 and not be concerned over our nation and the increased lack of commitment to our God among our nation’s leaders. Unfortunately, many times all we do in response is to grumble to other Christians about the spiritual condition of our political leaders. There is a better solution – prayer. God calls us to pray for our leaders, “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority” (1 Tim. 2:2). I am a pastor at Uniontown Bible Church, and Brent is one of our missionaries. I was so excited when he shared with me the vision of praying in Annapolis on the eve of the election. In fact, I had a leadership meeting scheduled that week with my elders, pastors, and deacons and I rescheduled it to November 1, the night of prayer in Annapolis. What better way for us to spend a night as leaders! What better way for us to obey the Word! What better way for us to be used by God to influence the direction of our country and the spiritual condition of our leaders! My leaders and I will be with Brent in Annapolis that night for prayer. We will also invite our entire church to come out for prayer. Will you join us?
Today, I just wanted to let you know about the Prayer Walk and date. We will meet at 6:30 for a short challenge from the Word, then go outside in smaller groups to five prayer stations around the capitol complex for targeted prayer with specific requests. This will be an evening devoted to prayer, not a political rally. More details will be shared as we get closer.
Would you prayerfully consider attending and encouraging those in your church to come as well?
Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know your plans or if I can answer any questions for you. Let’s band together as the Church should, looking to our Lord for spiritual answers to our state’s and nation’s problems. There is no higher activity to which we can give ourselves on November 1.
Capitol Commission Maryland
PO Box 2060
Annapolis, Maryland 21404
(240) 818-3053; fax (304) 263-5245
“I will also speak of your testimonies before kings, and shall not be ashamed.” – Psalm 119:46