The fact is, the pastors and leaders prayer gatherings are the core and heart of HarvestNet Ministries. The very foundational spiritual DNA of HarvestNet is the 10 years of leaders praying together in the Christian Leadership Alliance. The mandate from the Lord in 1988 was to call for the elders in the gates to band together and pray for spiritual awakening, a boat-swamping harvest of humanity, and city-wide revival and transformation. The pastors prayer gatherings are an embracing of the apostolic leadership imperative of Acts 6:4 that God’s leaders should “give themselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.” By the law of first mention, prayer is a greater leadership priority than preaching.
This is also the means by which leadership relationships are forged, mutual honor is cultivated, trust grows, and Kingdom partnerships are formed.
NEO Prayer Shield
Along with other regional pastors and ministries in NE Ohio, HarvestNet Ministries is committed to participating in an effort to encourage growth of a 24/7 intercessory "Prayer Shield" across the counties of NE Ohio in order to cover our region with continual prayer. Click to connect to the NEO Prayer Shield website
We believe there are several good reason why a 24/7 city-wide "Prayer Shield" would bless North East Ohio
So to see a "Prayer Shield" actualized in the city we need to do three things:
- The Scriptures and Church history both testify repeatedly to the value of continual prayer.
- Also, the Bible specifically designates the city to be a primary focus of continual prayer.
- Lastly, we have personally experienced the value of continual prayer for NEO in the God Likes You response to the Gay Olympics in 2014 and the Hope Is Here response to the RNC in 2016.
- Celebrate the serious prayer efforts that already exist and make them more widely known.
- Connect all current prayer efforts through a common website.
- Cover with praying people any of the 168 hours in the week that are not currently filled.
Annual Solumn Assembly - A Call to Worship, Pray & Fast as "Elders of the Land
A number of NE Ohio leaders have been feeling a growing sense of urgency to pull together to seek the Lord together @ the beginning of the New Year. Dates and times to be announced.
The agenda is simple: To come before the Lord through worship, prayer, listening and processing in God's Presence ... as we humble ourselves under the mighty Hand of God through fasting over this 3 day period. Our desire is to discern together what the Holy Spirit is saying to the citywide Church in Northeast Ohio for 2020 and beyond.
Our hope is that this will be a season of corporate engagement with the Presence of the Lord, as well as a time that each of us individually can be renewed and refreshed in Him ... spirit, soul and body.
To that end, if you resonate with this shofar-like call, as men & women of God who recognize that II Chronicles 7:14 represents God's plan for engaging His favor, national healing and blessing, then you are encouraged to engage the Lord together us in this gathering of prayerful purpose.