The Evangelical Free Church of Marshalltown has recently seen God raising people up to pray in an unprecedented way. So many in our community are in such great need, many are discovering that prayer is where we must turn.
Upwards of 40 people have volunteered to pray during our morning service. These are on a rotation that pairs them for one half hour segments of prayer in our prayer room. A prayer manual including needs for each pastor and each ministry as well as needs in the community is found in the prayer room. We are seeking more people to be willing to pray during Sunday schools, youth events, ect.!
God has also been stiring people to gather corporately to pray. Several recent evening prayer events have seen as many as 80 people from our church as well as other churches gather to pray for revival in central Iowa.
In the future, we are asking God to raise up huge gatherings of people to seek God’s face and cry out for revival. We believe that everything that happens at the Evangelical Free Church of Marshalltown, and in our surrounding community is totally dependent upon prayer.
All of this emphasis on prayer is simply because: Prayer is not just a mystical exercise that mysteriously has some effects that we cannot see. Prayer is conversation with and hearing from our LIVING GOD who has, as E.M. Bounds put it “limited himself to the law of prayer.” What is this “Law?” It is that in all of His majesty and sovereignty, He has bound Himself to act in the world in answer to His people’s prayer. (“you do not have because you do not ask” James 4:2) (Ask, seek, knock…” Matthew 7:7-9) (“… and when they had prayed, they place where they had assembled together was shaken. Acts 4:31)
We believe we have only begun to see what God will do in our own lives, in His church (much bigger than the Evangelical Free Church) and in this world if people will pray with great determination!
Recently, after much intentional prayer, Marshalltown saw 7000+ people attend an evangelistic event, and 1100+ commit to Christ!
This is why we believe “Greater things are yet to come, greater things are still to be done in this city!”
Join us every Wednesday night at 6:30 for a time of prayer!
And on Friday mornings the men meet at 6:00 a.m. for a time of prayer.