You are invited to Prayer Summit 2018 West Michigan! Please join us!
The church of Christ experiences amazing kingdom building efforts in West Michigan during 2018. We invite you to a West Michigan Prayer Summit following the pattern of the four previous Prayer Summits held in California and other regions.
It is written, "Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
We invite you to join us in corporate prayer to ask the Lord to bless our churches with spiritual revival and our neighborhoods with the knowledge of the Lord.
As the Holy Spirit prepares the churches in West Michigan for City Fest in the fall we call you for this prayer renewal summit in the spring. May the Lord bless all of us with his power, with his peace and mercy as we together seek his face and pray for the coming of the kingdom.
West Michigan Prayer Summit Team
A BRIEF HISTORY
Prayer Summit 2012 was initiated by Korean Christian Reformed Church leaders, inviting our denominational leaders for the purpose of learning about prayer and praying together. Prayer is one of the most important practices of Korean churches in their short Christian history. During the most difficult times, Korean believers knelt down before the Sovereign God and many life-altering revivals broke out resulting in massive evangelization and social change. Korean CRC churches, remembering the value of prayer, initiated this conference with the desire to serve the CRC denomination. Many of our agency leaders, pastors and members have participated. With a successful beginning, another Prayer Summit was organized in 2013 with the same purpose of praying together. As a result, 12 regional prayer summits were held and 3 additional regional summits being planned for this Fall, igniting prayer movement across CRC churches seeking God’s face.
Speakers from the previous Prayer Summit
Dr. Richard Mouw (Fuller), Dr. Mary Vanden Berg (Calvin Theological Seminary), Dr. David Crump (Calvin College), Dr. William Dyrness (Fuller), Michelle Lee-Barnwall (Biola University), Rev. Pildo Chung (Soo Yoong Ro Presbyterian Church, Korea), Dr. John Goldingay (Fuller), Amos Yong (Fuller), Bill Hwang (Archegos Capital), Rev. Jin Soy Yoo (All Nations Church), Rev. Alvin Vandergriend plus many others.
To REDISCOVER a heartfelt sense of reverence of God’s majesty as we pray TOGETHER
To UNITE as people of God from diverse backgrounds to pray TOGETHER
To SHARE the experience of humility and trust in God as people pray TOGETHER
To INTERCEDE for the needs of our lives, local churches, our community, nation and the world—firmly standing on confident hope TOGETHER
From Heidelberg Catechism
Q. Why do Christians need to pray?
A. Because prayer is the most important part
of the thankfulness God requires of us.
And also because God gives his grace and Holy Spirit
only to those who pray continually and groan inwardly,
asking God for these gifts
and thanking God for them.
- Lord’s Day 45 (Q & A 116)
Q. What is the kind of prayer
that pleases God and that he listens to?
A. First, we must pray from the heart
to no other than the one true God,
revealed to us in his Word,
asking for everything God has commanded us to ask for.
Second, we must fully recognize our need and misery,
so that we humble ourselves in God’s majestic presence.
Third, we must rest on this unshakable foundation:
even though we do not deserve it,
God will surely listen to our prayer
because of Christ our Lord.
That is what God promised us in his Word.
- Lord’s Day 45 (Q & A 116)