Let’s Pray Together
[Guest Author(s): This article was written by Jessica Roldan & Kinuko Fukami who are Prayer Coordinators for the Head Covering Movement.]
Prayer matters. It’s not the length of the prayer, the eloquence of the wording, or the feelings invoked by the experience that really matter. It’s God’s power. Prayer unleashes God’s might and invites miracles to happen. Jesus said it clearly:
“Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” –Matthew 18:19-20
We are on the cusp of a great transformation. God is at work, renewing our minds, and bringing our thoughts in alignment with His Word (Rom. 12:2). As we search out the truth of the headcovering ordinance with open minds and soft hearts, God reveals His wisdom to us, and empowers us to obey Him. But this process is not without resistance. There is much at stake in this spiritual battle:
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” –Ephesians 6:12
We will experience push-back against our desire to obey God, in the form of various trials. They may be inner struggles, as we seek to understand the full meaning of the 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 text (the passage that talks about headcovering). Even after coming to a decision to headcover (or to suggest that your wife cover, if you’re a man), we’ve only accomplished about half the work; the other half is in actually establishing the habit of living out that obedience in our every day lives—no easy task, for some of us! Sometimes, the push-back comes in the form of outer conflicts, as we encounter opposition to our decision from well-meaning (and sometimes not so well-meaning) folks: friends; fellow church members; or hardest of all, family. Therefore, the need for prayer.
Whatever we may be going through, we have the awesome opportunity to support each other through our prayers! Though sometimes far apart geographically, we can experience spiritual unity through Christ, as we pray together in His name. Would you like to join us in praying for needs specific to the headcovering issue? You can do so by entering your e-mail in the form below and then clicking “subscribe”.
[UPDATE: AS OF SEPT 2018 WE HAVE ENDED THE PRAYER LIST. IT RAN WEEKLY FOR MANY YEARS.]
We will be sending out a prayer list every Sunday night, so that we can pray together in unison on MONDAY.
We are so excited to be able to join hands (spiritually) with other Christians, as we pray for each other while seriously seeking God’s will regarding the headcovering doctrine! We can’t wait to see the hand of God move as we intercede for each other in Jesus’ name!