“Lord God, we thank You that You desire us to be Reproducing Prayer Igniters, and You love it when we dwell together in unity. Please, Lord, inspire me through reading this story to be intentional about building prayer filled, actively engaging partnerships with other ministries and GACX Members, in Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.”I have the privilege of serving as a Prayer Igniter with Global Media Outreach (GMO), which is also partnering with Every Home for Christ. Two ministry associates and I had been invited to attend EHC’s Africa Conference. Our purpose was to build friendships in prayer and strategically evaluate how we could begin constructing Kingdom-multiplying, life-engaging partnerships. After a friendship-building breakfast in our beachside hotel, 80 of us sped — but mainly bumped — in two buses across the city to join 100 other Ghanaian pastors and ministry leaders at one of the well-known “Change the World School of Prayer” events led by EHC’s President, Dick Eastman. It was on this ride that I first met and prayed with Pastor Harerimana Evariste, EHC National Director in Burundi. God started welding our hearts together with from our first prayer-time on the bus. Friendship with our EHC brothers and sisters grew in that week as we experienced three realities of fruitful partnership:
- Listen to God Together EHC does not just set time apart for prayer but makes prayer a part of who they are. They take time to ask God questions together, listen to what He says through His Word and Spirit, then share what He puts on their hearts.
- A Joyful, Jesus-filled Humility Every leader attending the conference modeled this principle, leading to a spirit of openness, repentance, and transformation.
- Intentionality of Purpose The vision of EHC in the context of fulfilling the Great Commission was always held central in every aspect of training, strategy implementation, reporting, and accountability.
“Father God, please reveal to us what other ministries and GACX members we could collaborate with in prayer?”I would encourage you to write down what you hear and initiate two new 15-minute weekly prayer partnerships with those ministries.