Every day as a staff team, we gather and start our day with 15 minutes of prayer. We do this because we are a Christ Centered organization and we want to remind ourselves of this daily by spending time with our Father God. Prayer is the spiritual life blood of our ministry and every year we have a ‘week of prayer’ to focus and realign ourselves.
Today (Friday, April 12th) is the last day of our week of prayer. Every day this week, our team spent time in the prayer room to worship, cry out to God, hear from Him and ask God to move mountains in many situations. On Thursday we started 24 hours of prayer, praying from 9 in the morning all the way through to 9am the next day. Many of our staff stayed overnight in the office to serve in this way and spend time in community. This is more than a job, for us this is a calling, a calling that God has placed upon each one of us to meet the needs of the poor. I am honored to lead this team and humbled by their sacrifice.
We would love for you to join in with us, on our last day of this prayer week. Maybe you could take 30 minutes or an hour to pray about the work of CAP here in Canada. Pray for more churches to see and respond to the needs around them, pray for more people to sow financially into this work, pray for our clients who face many challenging and harrowing circumstances, pray for God to reveal how you can get involved.
Prayer is wonderful and powerful thing, it is a privilege that we can talk to our Father in heaven who knows us intimately, who hears us and responds. I was recently impacted by this quote by the late Billy Graham – “To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees.” Ultimately, we aim to see the poor lifted back on their feet across this nation and to experience the Hope that only Jesus can bring. Prayer is the birthplace of transformation.