In our Life After Church focus, we are seeking to develop clarity and to build strategic communities. One of the various tools we will use to build community is prayer.
There are many times when an individual has invested much in a Kingdom project, but they are short of the energy to birth it. A solid push from the tribe will shift the spiritual climate and propel them to victory.
Sometimes that would be simply through the volume of prayer. Imagine where you would be if 500 people focused on one narrow facet of your life for a week! In other cases, we will bring individuals who have high earned authority in strategic areas to focus tightly on one breakthrough point.
This week, we are running our first prayer project for LAC. I will post a new prayer focus ever day for the next six days. We invite you to bring the various flavors of your niche authority and your personalized relationship with God to the battle.
Our first target is Megan’s book. It is written, edited, re-edited, and all that stuff. Now she is moving into the production phase. With Hanna looking over her shoulder, offering exceptional expertise in how to design a book, Megan is going to lean into the biggest graphic project of her life to date.
She has front loaded the investment significantly. Writing is a lonely project and she has paid the price, cut lots of things out of her schedule, and spent the hours over the last couple of years. She has brought excellence to the table, surrounding herself with professionals who coached her through the process.
She COULD continue alone. There is no great crisis ahead of her. BUT, we as a tribe owe her a huge debt of gratitude for her for the technological treasures she brings to the table, AND we will benefit immensely from her book when it is out.
Therefore, we will, for seven days, as a tribe, pour spiritual support into her birthing process.
Her dream is to have the book ready for the printer by October 1st. She hopes to tour next year, teaching the methodology she has developed in a variety of different contexts of woundedness.
Our first prayer will be for the ALIGNMENT OF TIME.
This has endless applications. One of the most significant has to do with creativity. There are times when she has discretionary time to do creative work and the creativity has been driven completely into the ground due to the exigencies of the day. And there are days when her creativity is at high tide and so are the demands of unspectacular duties.
Let’s pray that available time and creativity will come into alignment repeatedly, so she can design the book from the high ground of flow and sparkle, instead of from the valley of character-driven diligence.
Second, there are pockets of time in her time line that are spiritually charged already. We have no idea what treasures God has deposited on her time line. But the devil sure does. And he will run interference to be sure she is not at her computer when the treasures of her time float by.
So once again, it is time for alignment prayers. God knew before time began that she would be designing the book during the next two months. He has loaded her time line with hugs and more. Let’s bring her daily schedule under the control of the Lord of Time, so that there is perfect alignment of her availability and God’s loving gifts to her.
Then there are the night watches. Sleep comes in a 100 different flavors. God does much of His finest work when our busy little souls are not chattering away. Pray that night time would be subject to the will of the Creator of Night and Day. We have no idea what the Holy Spirit might want to do during Megan’s sleep, but for those of you who are awake when she is asleep, this is your time to shine.
So three specific aspects of aligning time. We will focus on this all week (and as long as you want to after that) but on Monday, there will be a new focus to add to this one.
This is our first fruits project in LAC community building. Let’s make it memorable!
From the office — eagerly awaiting the evening engagement