march prayer update
Recently I shared a spiritual conversation with a young woman at Oregon State. That encounter reminded me of how financial wellness parallels spiritual wellness. As a young man, I had almost no little interest in finances. I had very little awareness of basic financial principles and issues that could greatly improve the quality of my life, such as saving for retirement, were not on my radar. It wasn’t until years later that I was awakened to these things. During this conversation I was struck by how nonchalant this student was about spiritual things. She was raised Catholic but hasn’t given a second thought to what her spiritual beliefs are since she’s been in college. I pray for her and so many others like her that eternal realities and spiritual matters would get the attention they deserve.
Heart of Revival (STEP)
Proclaiming God’s Word,
Supporting Spiritual Leaders
Speaking: Having preached and taught hundreds of times, it is easy to rely on myself and forget the sacred responsibility entrusted to me to proclaim God’s Word. Please pray that I will approach my preparation and my preaching with proper awe of God and dependence upon him.
Teen Challenge/Mentoring: What an amazing opportunity it is to counsel students on a weekly basis and to teach them the Word most every Wednesday evening. Please join me in praising God for this ready-made opportunity for making disciples that he has given.
Evangelism: Please pray that Jesus would give me and those who join me the same attitude toward people that Jesus had with lost Jewish people: “he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd” (Matt. 9:36).
Pastors/Churches: Please pray as I lead a prayer summit for Oregon and Washington Evangelical pastors at Cannon Beach March 11-13. Pray that God would direct my leadership and meet with these men in a personal and transforming way.
March Speaking Schedule
March 3 New Hope, Lebanon - “Money Obligations” (1 Tim. 6:17-19) - 10:30 am
March 6 Teen Challenge, “Forgiving People” - 7:30 pm
March 17 Crossroads Christian Fellowship in Corvallis, “Hearing from God” - 10:30 am
March 20 Teen Challenge, “Christ Is Enough!” (Phil. 4:13) - 7:30 pm
March 24 Mennonite Village, “Tell the Truth!” 9:30 am and 2:30 pm
March 26 Eugene Mission, “What We Were, What We Are” (Titus 3:3-5) - 7 pm
March 27 Teen Challenge, “Money Basics, Part 1” - 7:30 pm
Check the speaking page for speaking schedule beyond this month.
general ways to pray
Pastor Ed covets your prayers. You can use the acronym OAR to pray for his speaking ministry.
O—Open doors of ministry
Pray also for wisdom as he counsels Adult and Teen Challenge students, open doors and open hearts for sharing the gospel on the street and fruitful ministry as he connects with pastors and ministry leaders and leads Transform Lebanon.