15 Days of Prayer
Over these 15 days, from October 21 through November 4, we invite you to join in worship, in Scripture reading, and in prayer as we seek the Lord together prior to the National Staff Gathering. We pray as one, across the many miles that separate us. That separation will disappear soon as we gather together in Orlando. For those of you who are not able to join us on location, we invite you to join us in these days of prayer as a united community of faith.
Each day we focus on a different piece of our National Strategy, beginning with the foundations of our Vision, Calling, and Values. We declare faith in our God for His multiplying power is we trust Him for our future. We reflect on what it looks like to abide deeply in Christ as we seek to ignite movements of disciplemakers and see multiplying generations of disciples advancing the Kingdom. We also look at the culture we deeply desire to have as an organization by reflecting on the characteristics we pray would define us.
Engage in these five elements each day:
- REHEARSE – A time of worship rehearsing the goodness and greatness of our God through songs we will sing together at the NSG.
- READ – A passage of Scripture to meditate on.
- REFLECT – A few thoughts to encourage and inspire you.
- RESPOND – A question or thought to consider.
- REQUEST – Petitions to bring before the Lord.
We also ask each of you to set aside a day of prayer and fasting before the National Staff Gathering begins. Download the Prayer and Fasting Guide (PDF). We encourage you to connect with your ministry team, a friend or spouse, a ministry or prayer partner, and participate together in community.
We pray that these 15 days are rich with His presence, covered in His grace, and full of His love as you go before Him in preparation and prayer.
—The National Staff Gathering Program Team
As Navigators we are committed to intentional Life-to-Life® disciplemaking with the Word of God as our foundation, trusting in His promises to accomplish what only He can do.
One million disciplemakers over the next 12 years is one step in the journey toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission and the realization of our vision.
Jesus modeled a life of prayerful dependence on the Father. He taught His disciples to pray and He invites us to pray with boldness before His throne.
The world is watching. Are the people of God different? Jesus prayed for unity and love so that the world might know that the Father sent the Son.
In a culture of self-sufficiency and abundant resources, our default is to rely on our own strength and abilities. But God is calling us to a life dependent on Him.
It is all too easy to study the Word of God, memorize Scripture, and even meditate on it daily without taking the more difficult step of obeying it.
Paul, Silas, and Timothy were a pioneering team as they entered Thessalonica to live and disciple among the lost. They ignited a disciplemaking movement.
Without maximizing the impact of every day disciplemakers we will never experience the kind of fruitfulness the Lord intends.
May the fuel of our disciplemaking be a passion for the glory of God to be revealed among people from every tongue, tribe and nation.
May we continue to be a people committed to knowing the Word of God, being led by the Holy Spirit, and centered on the person of Jesus Christ.
In Christ we are all children of God, baptized in Christ and clothed in Christ. No more labels, no divisions, no exclusions.
One of the primary contributing factors to disciplemaking movements emerging across the globe today is interdependence in the body of Christ.
As we live and disciple among the lost, we must be learners, creatively adapting to the changing times without compromising the purity of the gospel.
We all long to hear “well done, good and faithful servant.” Let’s embrace the responsibility that comes with being faithful stewards.
As we approach NSG 19, let’s pray the Lord would take great pleasure in His people gathering together in unity for the sake of His name and His glory.