Greetings!

Thank-you for joining the CityFest Grand Rapids Prayer Team! We are a growing body of prayer warriors now numbe ring 1466. E ncourage others you know to sign up also at www.cityfestwestmichigan.org . Not just so we can have more numbers, but so we can send even more prayers to our Heavenly Father who listens to our cries for our region. 

We are grateful for your partnership in praying for all things CityFest, and for joining in prayer for revival and spiritual awaking in the West MI region. We believe God’s transforming power is coming to awaken His Church and the souls of those who do not yet know Him. In fact, we already see it starting. 

Let’s increase and heat up the prayer furnace in our
private and corporate prayers!

This Pentecost as we remember the tongues of fire of the Holy Spirit that came upon the church. Hear the words of Wesley L. Duewel, “We need a new touch of fire! The early church was sealed by the fire of the Holy Spirit. It was revival flame that swept across the city of Jerusalem. It was a revival flame that leaped across to Samaria. It was revival flame that like a prairie fire began to leap from country to country and place to place. Brothers and sisters, the church of Jesus Christ moves too slowly unless it is living in the environment of a continuing revival flame.”

Revival flames are burning in West Michigan, the faithful prayers of God’s people are stoking the fires, and God’s Holy Spirit is blowing on those hot coals and small fires igniting them to an inferno that will spread from West Michigan across all of Michigan, our Nation, and to the ends of the earth.

Acts 1:8, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and
Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Following is a specific prayer guide that may be helpful as we pray in agreement for Revival and Spiritual Awaking in West Michigan.

Mary Sterenberg and Randy Hekman
Co-Chairs of the Prayer Team
A Covenant of Prayer for Revival and Spiritual Awakening
Taken from “How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life”© by Dr. Gregory Frizzell

  1. Pray for Fervent Prayer to Sweep Our Land – Righteous God, grant to us a burning hunger for Yourself and a passion for fervent prayer. Help us draw near to You and seek You with all our hearts. Lord, cause us to hunger and thirst for You above all else. Help us lead our churches to become houses of prayer for all nations. (Jeremiah 29:13; Matthew 5:6, 21:13; Acts 2:1; Philippians 2:13; James 4:8)
  2. Pray for Unity in Churches and Families – Holy Father, please bring us to loving unity in our churches and a deep harmony between our churches. Help us tear down the strongholds of bickering and disunity that so ravage Your Church. (John 13:34-35, 15:12, 17:20-22)
  3. Pray for an Explosion of Evangelism – Gracious Lord, please fill us with a burning passion to pray for and witness to the lost. Cause our eyes to weep for souls that we may reap in joy. (Luke 19:10; Acts 1:8; Romans 5:5, 9:1-3)

Click HERE for the entire document.
Prayer Opportunities
  1. Latino Prayer Gatherings -- All are welcome to join in prayer with and for our Latino community every Friday at Lee Street CRC, from 8 pm – 12 am. Contact Pastor Raul Fermin for more information. EMAIL
  2. Prayer Walking -- To learn more about our Prayer Walking initiative, contact Tom Howard EMAIL
  3. Prayer Cards -- People all over West Michigan are praying for their friends and family. To join them in praying for the 5 names they wrote down, contact Cindy Jacobson EMAIL
  4. If you are interested in having your church participate in a 24/7 CityFest Prayer Initiative, contact Pastor Marcus Little at marcus@bereangr.org or (616) 307-1233. 
  5. Explore Alpha Opportunities: Alpha works to create a space in or outside of your church where anyone can explore the meaning of life and their biggest faith and life questions in a fun, relaxed, non-confrontational environment. All of Alpha’s resources are FREE and have been meticulously updated to provide you with a turn key evangelization tool that will free your team up to cultivate a culture of amazing hospitality, invitation, prayer, and empowerment where everyone involved can participate in the work of evangelism. Information at www.alphausa.org
Prayer Requests:

  1. Pray for all of the youth that came forward to make a commitment or a recommitment for Christ at the Movement Youth Gathering on Thursday. Pray for protection over them in the powerful name of Jesus to keep the birds of the air from snatching the good seed planted. Rather, may the seed be planted firmly in their hearts, be watered, and grow to produce much good fruit in their lives.
  2. Praise God for the thousands of people in West Mi who have been trained in Evangelism through the Friendship Evangelism with Mark Mittelberg, the Organic Outreach evangelism training, and the Go and Tell Evangelism Training. Pray now for opportunities and for obedience to practice what we have learned, that thousands more will come to salvation in Jesus Christ.
  3. Praise God for the unity and Presence of God experienced at the National Day of Prayer Service on May 3. Continue to pray for good fruit to come from that time together, for ongoing relationships, for blessings and favor over the areas of influence in our society: (Arts/Media/Entertainment; Government/Political/Law and Order; Business/Industry/Medical; Family/Education; The Church).
  4. Pray for churches to be preparing now for Discipleship opportunities for Fall 2018. Pray for many new Alpha (alphusa.org) and Immerse Bible Reading Experience (ImmerseBible.com) opportunities across our region.
  5. Pray thousands will come to know Jesus though City Fest and that thousands more will experience Jesus through Alpha as an ongoing unifying follow up tool in Western Michigan.
  6. Pray for all of the CityFest chair persons and committees. Click HERE for a list of the committees.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

  • June 7 -- CityFest West Michigan Prayer Gathering at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. DIRECTIONS
  • June 7 -- Explore Alpha Event | The Point at 11:00 AM INFO AND REGISTER
  • June 19 -- CityFest Prayer Equipping Evening at Gold Avenue Church. DIRECTIONS
  • July 5 -- CityFest West Michigan Prayer Gathering at Mission De Fe Church. DIRECTIONS
  • July 17 -- CityFest Prayer Equipping Evening at Gold Avenue Church. DIRECTIONS
  • August 2 -- CityFest West Michigan Prayer Gathering at From The Heart Church. DIRECTIONS
  • August 4 -- Alpha Run Training
  • August 21 -- CityFest Prayer Equipping Evening at Gold Avenue Church. DIRECTIONS