“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
We love Jesus. We love spending time with Him, and we are fully aware that we can’t do much without Him. However, even as Christians, we often find ourselves making plans, organizing, and working hard without stopping to ask the Lord what He thinks about all the “good” that we are doing. In World Horizons we want to encourage people to take the time to stop, sit at Jesus’ feet and truly listen (Luke 10:41-42). We consider it to be a great part of our work, which is why prayer is one of our core values.
John 15 is a chapter of Scripture that we keep coming back to in our leadership team, and so we have included the phrase “abide with God” in our mission statement. What is it to “abide” with Him? I think a big part of it is taking the time—enabling ourselves--to have the time to ask Him questions and wait on His response.
In World Horizons we encourage our members to ask questions like:
- What are you saying, Lord? How do you want me to pray?
- What would you like to see happening with my life, with those around me, in the nations?
- How would you like me to speak, work, disciple, lead?
- How can I be part of your plan to bring transformation to the nations?
- We want our members to be enabled to ask these questions and then respond in obedience.
Since prayer is such an important part of our work, we also encourage our members and welcome those outside of our movement to join in different prayer meetings across the globe, whether that’s with their local team or community, going on a prayer trip to a different country, or logging onto an online prayer meeting led by someone on the other side of the world. We believe that each person’s prayer is significant and has the power to bring transformation to the nations.
We’d love to invite you to pray these big prayers with us. Let’s see what amazing things He will do!
International Office Director, World Horizons