JKBcircleWe are in a unique moment in Austin,Texas. I don’t want to miss out on what God is doing and what He wants to keep doing. Some of my brothers in the ministry have been laboring for years to see the Austin prayer movement gain spiritual momentum and I believe we are seeing the fruits of their labor.

Something unprecedented occurs when prayer warriors who are accustomed to powerful, private prayer join together and cry out to God. Scripture (and well documented Christian history), reveals what God does when the people of God pray together. It can be a game changer for everyone involved!

That’s why I’m asking you to join with me as Austin pastors and leaders gather for passionate prayer on Wednesday, April 29 at Hyde Park Baptist Church. Please lift that event to God in prayer as you are with other Christian leaders in the next week or so. Please use your social media to let other pastors know that we will be praying together. Please join us from 10am – noon. Come when you can- leave when you must, but please come. 10478208_10206717179155106_3760880474126452763_n

Fortunately, what God is doing in Austin is part of a larger movement across the country. Last month, for instance, I was privileged to serve on a panel discussion in Albuquerque, New Mexico with six or seven other ministry leaders. Our topic was evangelism. One of the other panelists was from San Antonio where God is using his church as a House of Prayer. The testimonies he shared about what God is doing through prayer excited my spirit. Another pastor, who served on the panel, leads a day and night prayer ministry in Las Vegas where he is seeing a genuine move of God. When I spoke, I shared with the 200-250 pastors who attended the panel discussion about the prayer movement in Austin. I sensed a hunger across the room as I challenged those pastors to go back to their cities and join with a few other pastors in persistent, passionate prayer. 20131104-084359.jpg

I believe it is possible God is raising up some key cities across the country where revival is most improbable in the flesh, and most likely in the Spirit! In those cities pastors are already gathering in large, unprecedented numbers to pray. Obviously, we believe Austin is an epicenter for the prayer movement and revival. I want to do everything I can to encourage prayer in my church and across our city. Will you join me? The time is now. 

“And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.”
(Acts 4:31)