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Welcome to the Freedom Challenge—Prayer Challenge
In order for the Freedom Challenge to succeed in its efforts to combat the exploitation of innocent people around the world, we will need armies of prayer warriors. Our vision is to have Freedom Challenge Prayer Teams in all of the churches connected to the Freedom Challenge. Their prayers will change their hearts, open the eyes of their congregation members, empower those fighting on the front lines, and bless those who need to know that our God wants to set them free!
Accept the Prayer Challenge:
- Start a Freedom Challenge Prayer group to meet regularly (suggesting Monthly) at your church or in your home. Register your prayer group with the Freedom Challenge Prayer Challenge.
- Use the resources provided on this Prayer Challenge Page—Monthly prayer updates, 12 Resource Prayer Pages, suggested websites that offer prayer support.
- Leaders are invited to join our bi-monthly prayer leader conference call for encouragement, support, feedback and leader prayer time.
As an example; Advent Lutheran Church in Boca Raton, Florida has participated in the Freedom Challenge since the first climb of Kilimanjaro 2011. At that time a prayer group was established by to support the Freedom Challenge climbers and to pray for the Freedom Challenge Projects. Members of the congregation with a heart for prayer and a heart for the oppressed joined the prayer team. To this day, the prayer team meets on the first Sunday of the month at church following worship. They pray together using the Freedom Climb Monthly Calendar and other prayer resources. Reminders of the meeting are sent out by the team leaders. This group also responds to prayer requests delivered by email to group members when special requests arise.
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***More free FC prayer resources below!***
Why should we pray?
We pray to demonstrate our faith in God, that He will do as He has promised in His Word and bless our lives abundantly more than we could ask or hope for (Ephesians 3:20). Prayer is our primary means of seeing God work in others' lives. Because it is our means of “plugging into” God's power, it is our means of defeating Satan and his army that we are powerless to overcome by ourselves. Therefore, may God find us often before His throne, for we have a high priest in heaven who can identify with all that we go through (Hebrews 4:15-16). We have His promise that the fervent prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much (James 5:16-18). May God glorify His name in our lives as we believe in Him enough to come to Him often in prayer.
Why develop a network of prayer teams?
The most visible part of the Freedom Challenge has been teams of faithful, dedicated women climbing mountains around the world to proclaim that our God wants freedom for all of his people, especially those trapped in human trafficking. Yet every one of those women will share that they did not make it up those mountains by their own might or strength. Every step of their journey was blessed by an equally faithful, dedicated team of women praying for them at the bottom of the mountain. This is a powerful demonstration of our core belief that we will not be able to end the evil of human trafficking by any climb we make or challenge we overcome. It is only when we turn to God in prayer, inviting him to set the captives free, that this nightmare will come to an end.
We want the Freedom Challenge to be routed in God’s will. For the Christian—praying is like breathing—a connection to our heavenly Father. Prayer keeps us in a blessed love relationship with Him. In the Freedom Challenge we stand against strong forces—therefore, we need God’s power and protection. We pray:
· Because prayer is a form of serving God (Luke 2:36-38) and obeying Him.
· God commands us to pray (Philippians 4:6-7; 1 John 5:14-15).
· To seek God’s solutions (Luke 6:12-13; Romans 8:26-27). Prayer should not be seen as our means of getting God to do our will on earth, but rather as a means of getting God's will done on earth, knowing full well that God’s wisdom far exceeds our own.
· To overcome barriers (Matthew 17:14-21);
· To gather workers for the spiritual harvest (Luke 10:2);
· To gain strength (Matthew 26:41);
· To obtain the means of strengthening others spiritually (Ephesians 6:18-19).
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Meet Our Prayer Team
Sheila Slocum - Prayer Coordinator, FC USA
Susan Hagen - FC Leadership Team Member
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