Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pray for Anthem

Please pray for God to show up at Anthem tomorrow night. We're doing two services, 7 and 9. If you could pray one thing, I would suggest, "God, send your fire upon the next generation." That prayer is the simple version of William Booth's: 
"God of Elijah, hear our cry. 
Send the fire
to make us fit to live or die
send the fire today
To make our weak hearts strong and brave
Send the fire today...
Look down and see this waiting host
We need another Pentecost
The revolution now begin
Send the fire today

(props Warnock for the vine)

Here are some pics from practice tonight...

Below: You can see "selah" on the screen. Pray that God would meet people during these musical interludes- that the Holy Spirit would put it in people's hearts to seek God and behold his glory.


Below: There is a lot of technical stuff going on... Pray for the live recording to go well and for no surprises.


James and James on the keys... Their own band is taking off. They've got a hilarious show and good music to go with it.


Clint, our drummer, lays it all on the line. Two services may be the death of him. Pray for all the musicians and vocalists to be strengthened physically and to be fervent in worship.


Alex is the latest add to the Anthem team. He embodies what God is doing through Anthem- the next generation getting sold out for the things of God.

We'll also have 3 prayer rooms going from 6:30 until ??? (at least 10:30), where people will be praying. One room is for contemplative prayer, another prayer for the nations/intercession for schools, etc and the third room for healing.

Hear Oh Lord and answer us, for we are poor and needy. (Ps. 86)

4 comments:

Jed said...

Wow, sounds AWESOME! I wish I could be there. And is that a new sound board I see?

Anonymous said...

that sounds cool. ive heard the word contemplative prayer before, what is it?

Jase Rohde said...

1. I loved how God showed up all night long at anthem but decided to drown us with his Spirit after the planned part was over.
2. Epic body surf.
3. Your blog made it on Stuff Christians Like. Expect even more readers.

Metropuritan Mark said...

Jed-
Yep, it's the new board for the new auditorium.

Anonymous-
There's a lot floating out there about "contemplative" prayer. What we mean by it is a place to chill out in the presence of God and worship/pray with acoustic worship. There isn't really an agenda. There isn't pressure to pray out loud. It's just a place to meditate on God and create some space for Him to speak.

Jase-
I love your heart of worship and you and Isaac did a great job getting the crowd loosened up.
Also, I heard about the plug from stuff Christians like...

- Mark