We urge you, brethren . . . pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:12, 17).
There is a group of women in the Chattanooga area, Covenant Keypers, who have taken this admonition to heart. They've been praying round the clock (24 hours per day, seven days per week) since November for the True Woman Conference. I've had the privilege this week to pray with Rosalyn Hickman, who has led this prayer initiative. Her heart is greatly burdened for the women in her area who need to be exposed to this message of truth. Her prayers reflect a deep faith in God as she cries out to Him to demonstrate His power for the sake of this next generation of women and for the sake of His own glory.
We are only five weeks away from the True Woman ‘10 Conference in Chattanooga!!
We are issuing to you an invitation to get in on this same prayer initiative. Join us in spiritual battle!
Every Saturday I am posting a prayer guide (the same one Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Mary Kassian, and the entire Revive Our Hearts team is praying through) and you can join us in battle by praying with us. Each day will include specific requests pertaining to the conference. Even if you are unable to join us for a True Woman ‘10 conference this year, you can be a part of the work God is doing in these conferences by joining us in the spiritual battle in the heavenlies!
I was so encouraged by those of you who responded last week to let me know that you are joining with us in prayer. Your persistent, faith-filled, prayers are effective (James 5:16) and because this is a spiritual endeavor, our weapons are of a spiritual nature (2 Corinthians 10:3–4).
How about it? Ready to go shoulder-to-shoulder in prayer-battle with us? How about organizing a prayer vigil with some friends?
Saturday, February 20
As the speakers are preparing their messages for the conference, pray that God will unit their hearts with His. Ask for Him to burn His message within each speaker, that it will be a holy uniting of passion and purpose for this conference, and that the messages will harmonize into a unified Word from Him (John 17:23; Psalm 50:1–3).
Sunday, February 21
Monica Vaught is the True Woman Conference Manager and coordinates many of the details and responsibilities under the direction of Mike Neises, ROH's Director of Events and Publications. Mike and Monica labor from a heart of love for the Lord combined with a burden for women (2 Corinthians 9:8–15). Pray for them to receive encouragement from Christ, endurance for the long haul, physical health and stamina, and sensitivity to the Spirit in the final days of preparation.
Monday, February 22
Laura Shaffer is one of ROH's graphic designers and is working on the True Woman program booklet that will be printed for all attendees. The 64-page booklet is a massive project containing ads, program and speaker information, maps, event details, and more! May the Lord give her creativity, ample time for preparation, grace, and joy in this endeavor (1 Corinthians 15:58).
Tuesday, February 23
Jim and Linda Bever and Stacey Battenburg are preparing for the massive distribution of conference resources. Pray for them as they work on the necessary details for shipping, setting up, and manning the ROH resource tables. Pray for women to leave the conference armed with tools that will further their spiritual maturity. May this conference be a conduit for women to distribute truth to friends and family members through these resources (Hebrews 10:24).
Wednesday, February 24
The early registration fee has been extended. Pray that this news will spread and reach the ears of those who've hesitated making a commitment for financial concerns. Ask God to provide financially and bring confirmation to women who He is calling to this conference (Proverbs 3:5–6).
Thursday, February 25
The Covenant Keypers is a group of women in Chattanooga who have been praying for Nancy to come to their city for years. Since November they've held a 24-hour prayer vigil, seven days a week, for the True Woman Conference. Today they are holding a fast and this evening will gather for prayer at the Convention Center. Ask God to respond to their tears by displaying His power at the Chattanooga Conference (Psalm 126:5–6).
Friday, February 26
Nancy DeMoss is meeting and praying individually with the various conference speakers. Pray for a sense of the Lord's presence even in these conversations. May they be anointed with the power of God for the task before them (2 Chronicles 32:7–8; Zechariah 4:6).