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Transformation Prayer Gathering

Oakland Transformation Prayer

Join us Monday October 5th from 7-9 PM

Sponsored by Transform Our World & the Bay Area Transformation Alliance

With Special Guests:

  • Lisa Gauthier, Mayor of East Palo Alto
  • Michael Brown, President and Founder of Michael’s Transportation service
  • Elmer Rodriguez, Senior Pastor, Ministerio International Maranatha
  • Worship led by Alfreda Lyons-Campbell
Now is God’s time for the Bay Area and our nation! Come be part of the launch of Transformation Oakland and help change the spiritual climate and adopting each of 1921 streets in Oakland in daily prayer!  This movement in Oakland is being modeled after the Transformation Vallejo model of which ALWC is a partner.
Hope to see you there.

Location:

  • East Oakland Faith Deliverance Center
  • 7425 International Blvd. Oakland, CA 94621
  • Bishop Raymond E. Mack – Pastor


Prayer Declarations and Resources

PRAY FIRST

ALWC Guiding Principle #4, “Prayer is the highest privilege and the greatest weapon in the life of the believer”.  Becaus3e of the truth of this principle, we want to dedicate ourselves to understanding and growing in the power of prayer.  We define prayer as: talking to God, listening to God, and moving with God.  Prayer is a dialogue and graceful interaction between the believer and God, and as such there is a unique and specific language that fuels this conversation.

It is the language of Faith.
In Hebrews 11:6, we are told that without faith, it is impossible to please God.  When the disciples were fearful for their lives in the storm, Jesus asked them “where is your faith”.   Faith is essential to our conversation with God. Romans 10:17, tells us that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Hearing the Word increases our faith, which is powerful because Romans 12:3 tells us that each person has been given a measure of faith, and no matter what measure of faith you begin with, you can increase by giving heed to the Word.
Praying the Word not only increases our faith, but it brings to pass the will of God.  As we pray “thy Kingdom come”  from the Lord’s Prayer, we can use our authority in prayer to bring to pass the will of God by declaring the Word of God. When we pray the Word, all heaven gets behind our prayers.  Psalm 103:20 tells us that even the angles harken to the voice of the Word.
Keeping the Word as the focus point of our prayers increases our faith, brings to pass the will God, and gets heaven involved in bringing forth answers on our behalf of our words.

14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.  1 John 5:14-15  NKJV

We invite you to visit the ALWC Prayer Network page.  The prayer declarations and resources on that page are to help you enhance your prayer life and to be on one accord with the ALWC Prayer Network as we pray the Will of God.


Becoming a House of Prayer

ALWC Guiding Principle #4, Prayer is the highest privilege / weapon in the life of the believer. In our new series, Becoming a House of Prayer, we have been exploring the Word of God to receive His revelation of the role of prayer in our lives. Most people will agree that prayer is a critical ingredient to every person’s spiritual life, but rarely do we encounter people that feel that they really have a strong grasp of what it really means to pray.

Throughout the Bible, prayer is revealed as the key to God’s intervention into the lives of people, and the gateway to supernatural change.

Prayer is not…..

Prayer is not getting God’s attention or trying to get God to do something. Why would we need to get the attention of a God who reveals Himself to us as Jehovah Shamma (the Lord who is there: Ezekiel 48:35)? In Hebrews 4:12-16, we are told that the Word of God (Jesus), is alive and active and that all things are visible to Him. It tells us that He is a high priest to us that can sympathize with our weakness and that we can come boldly before the throne of grace to find help in our time of need. This passage expresses God’s availability to us and willingness to meet our needs as we remain in conversation with Him (prayer).

Prayer is…..

We define prayer as: “talking to, listening to, and moving with God”. Prayer is an ongoing conversation with God as modeled by Jesus. When asked about some of His parables and sayings, Jesus would respond with, “I only speak that which I hear the Father say“. In this Jesus was giving us a glimpse of the invisible conversation between He and the Father as way of living/praying.

We invite you to join us in this teaching on prayer and invite you to post your comments and revelations that God is giving you part of this teaching series on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/abundantlifeworship.net or share your testimony on our website.

To listen to the messages on this series check out our media center http://abundantlifeworship.net/media/sermons/

God Bless You.

Pastor Derry