Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Ten Days of Prayer


Today is the first day of the 10 Days of Prayer, an initiative of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is such a blessing to start the year with these 10 days of prayer and to know that people all over the world are praying for the very same things. In the past Roman and I did not have a church to do the 10 days of prayer with, so we praise God that this year the Sendling Church from M√ľnchen is excited about praying together for these 10 days.

For Roman and I, these ten days of prayer are even more special. Why? Because we are the authors of the material for these 10 days of prayer.

It was last year around this time that we started praying that God will use us more than He had done until then. We had in mind certain things that we could do, certain places where we could talk about prayer. But God's plans were MUCH BIGGER than ours. We were pretty shocked when we received an email from the Ministerial Association of the General Conference asking if we were willing to write the material. It seemed such a big task for two people whose first language is not English. And simply to think that this will influence millions of lives all over the world made the task seem very daunting. But we were also excited, nevertheless. You know those mixed feelings: feeling joy that God wants to use you and answered your prayer and being overwhelmed of the enormity and importance of the task! That is exactly how we felt. But we decided to take on the task and trust in His power to accomplish this sacred job because we knew that His strength can be made perfect in our weakness. 

If you have not heard about the 10 Days of Prayer and are interested in the material and in doing it with a group of people, the material can be found here: http://www.tendaysofprayer.org/. The material has been translated into several languages that can be found on the same webpage.

Here is also an article that the Adventist Review wrote about the 10 Days of Prayer: Adventist Church to Begin 10 Days of Prayer.

We pray that God will use the material for His glory and that many lives will be touched and changed in these 10 days of prayer. Looking forward to eternity when we will be able to fully see how God used our weakness to impress precious truths upon hearts and change many lives.
  

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