In the wilderness the people of Israel camped around one special central place, the tabernacle where the presence of God was, where God spoke to his people, where God dwelt on the mercy seat in between the cherubim in the Holy of Holies. All the tents of the various tribes were placed around this one central spot to the north, south, east and west. In other words, their centre and their focal point was the presence of God.
When we meet together, that is our focal point too. We carry the presence of God within us, our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, but when we meet together so often that presence is manifested, it is felt, it Is tangible. And it’s that presence of God that changes lives, brings people into the kingdom, sees salvation and healing and breakthrough take place. It’s in God’s presence that His word becomes alive and speaks to us personally and powerfully. Our greatest desire is that The Lighthouse will always be a place of His presence.
Let’s pray today for our services at 9am and 11am and the Refresh service at 6.30pm.
· Pray for the worship team that they will prepare themselves and lead us into the presence of God, that as they sing and play, and as we begin to give thanks and praise to God, His presence will be so strong and He will start to move in people’s lives, saving the lost, convicting, challenging and comforting the saved.
· Pray for Pastor Jesse as he speaks this morning and for all our preachers, that they will hear from God and bring a powerful word not from their own heart but from heaven. Pray for a powerful anointing on our preachers that will bring a conviction and a reality of God’s presence, the reality that convicts unbelievers of their need of God, the reality that speaks guidance and direction into people’s lives, the reality that pulls down strongholds and brings breakthrough. Pray that every word brought by every preacher will be full of Spirit and truth.
· Pray that people will be touched by God in today’s services and in all our services, pray that people who do not know the Lord will give their lives to him and experience salvation. Pray that people will be filled with the Holy Spirit.