Dr. Mark Kreitzer is the Globe Missions professor for the College of Theology. More than the course of his expertise with Grand Canyon University, he and his wife have been potent pillars of prayer. They have begun prayer initiatives for the campus, led Initially Friday prayer sessions and maintained an active devotion to praying for the faculty members and students inside the College of Theology.
For this explanation, we reached out to them with the hope of establishing a constant prayer ministry for the instructors, students and administrative employees inside the College. We not too long ago had the chance to sit down with Dr. Kreitzer in order to collect their vision for the prayer ministry.
What is your vision for the prayer ministry?
God’s operate accomplished God’s way will under no circumstances lack God’s sources. Till we seriously understand how significantly we need to have the Lord, we do not pray. We would like to see us pray for the students, for every single other and for essential university demands. We would like to attempt to integrate some Scripture into it so that we can see some of the promises that we can stand upon as we pray. That is why we have been praying more than the Lord’s Prayer this summer time. So there are essential passages that we enter into as the foundation stones for the ministry.
In our newsletter this year, we are taking into consideration the subject of a daring devotion towards God. How do you uncover the idea of “A Daring Devotion” to assistance the vision/mission you have for the prayer ministry?
I really like the thought of “A Daring Devotion.” Most normally Christians have just a passing vision for God and prayer. On the other hand daring we are referred to as to do mighty items for God mainly because he has referred to as us. James four:two-three states that “You do not have mainly because you do not ask God.” Sometimes we are kept from praying mainly because we under no circumstances really feel as although we have a need to have. But God says, if we do not dare to step out and ask him for these fantastic items, then we will under no circumstances acquire these fantastic items.
What tips would you offer to students that could not see prayer as an essential aspect in life or inside their partnership with God?
It is totally crucial mainly because prayer flows out of our utter dependence upon the Lord’s grace and his strength. If we do not pray we are trusting in ourselves. As we come to the finish of our personal strength, Paul says that is when we come to trust in God (two Cor. 1:eight-11). So, God brings us into the utter sense of need to have so that we will cry out of need to have and get other people to pray for us.
As the College of Theology, it is our hope that students, instructors, administrative employees and neighborhood ministry partners will be blessed by way of this ministry. We are excited to see it develop and the vision expands as we dare to devote our hearts, minds, souls and strengths towards God by way of the ministry of prayer. Take a appear at our Prayer Schedule under and really feel cost-free to pray along with us!
– Friday, September 7 at 7-eight am
– Friday, October five at 7-eight am
– Friday, November two at 7-eight am
– Friday, December 7 at 7-eight am
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