Jeff Jacob
Sr. Pastor, Word of Life International Church, Ashburn, VA

Unity is one of the most powerful forces in the world.  In the book of Acts, God’s people were together in unity when the Holy Spirit was poured out on them and the church was launched with powerful and impactful results!  When unity comes to a group of people, nothing is impossible. Listen to the words God spoke in Genesis 11:6 concerning unity and its potential.  As the people were building the Tower of Babel, God said, “The people are united, and they all speak the same language.  After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!” (NLT)

Jesus prayed for us in John 17:20-21 when He said these words, “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.  I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one – as you are in me, Father, and I am in you.  And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me”.  (NLT)  We are part of that prayer!  Jesus prayed that we would be one… so that the world will believe that God sent him.

The Washington Prayer Gathering is an answer to the above prayer of Jesus.  At the Washington Prayer Gathering, we saw people from many diverse cultures, backgrounds, denominations, languages, and socio-economic levels, coming together to humble ourselves and call on the name of the Lord.  One of the goals at this gathering was to fulfill Paul’s desire when he said, “make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose”. (Philippians 2:2 NLT)

We are told in Psalm 133 that when brothers dwell together in unity, God commands his blessing – Life everlasting.  We want to see everlasting life come to the entire Washington DC area.  We eagerly anticipate seeing the blessing of God come stronger and stronger in our region.  Praying together in unity will bring it to pass.

Let’s answer the prayer of Jesus together by being part of what God is bringing together on October 13 through the Washington Prayer Gathering.  Let’s determine that what we share in common as believers is much more important than what has separated us.  Let’s intercede for the DMV area together!