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Reaching Friends: Strategy #1 is to P.R.A.Y.

In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. – EPHESIANS 6:16-20

In Prism’s “Mission Experiment” series, we developed a 4-step strategy to begin being used by God in His plan for us to REACH FRIENDS. The acronym intends to reinforce the Biblical truth that we need first to pray.

P     Position Ourselves – Pray for God to put us in positions of with those who don’t know Jesus, or show us where we are already positioned to reach out with the good news

R     Request Power – Pray for the strength that comes from the Holy Spirit’s presence in your life. We need both power to be bold and the right words and wisdom to reach others with the Gospel.

A     Avail Ourselves – Pray that we’d daily be sensitive to the needs of others and the opportunities to speak into the lives of friends.

Y     Yield to God – The results are not our concern; we are to share Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and leave the results to God. This freedom to trust God is what will enable us to remain withdraw from the conversation if people are unwilling to talk.

We set aside four weekends each year to pray for the mission of our church. We do this because we know that the mission we participate in is truly God’s mission that requires His Spirit to work to bring about fruit.  Human beings cannot be argued, bullied, strategically reached out to with the Gospel; they must be loved by us and awakened by God power.

The mission of Prism Church (and any true Christ Follower) is wholly dependent on the movement of God. For this we pray to the Lord. Amen.

Prism Church exists to Revive Believers, Reach Friends and Renew Culture for the glory of Jesus Christ.

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