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DAY 1

Get ready everyone. Be expectant. When we pray regularly — irregular, amazing God-things happen.


Daniel prayed regularly. Three times a day. And the mighty, hungry, and vicious lions left him alone. Very irregular.


Cornelius prayed regularly. Acts 10:1-2 says, “There was a man in Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment. He was a devout man and feared God along with his whole household. He did many charitable deeds for the Jewish people and always prayed to God.”


One day, while he was praying he saw a vision (irregular) where an angel told him to send someone to get Simon Peter. The next day God gives Peter a vision which leads to him doing the unthinkable — visiting a gentile’s home. That visit led to God flinging wide the door of salvation to gentiles from then on.


Get ready everyone. Be expectant. When we pray regularly — irregular, amazing God-things happen.


Regular praying has long been the habit of my life and when I look back I see a massive trail of irregular God things happening to shape my life and Re:Hope Church.


I/we were praying regularly for years for a church building. And on a snowy day in December God led me to Partick Congregational Church, a place I had never thought about. He moved in their leadership, leading them to sell us their building vastly under value so that we could be debt free as a church. Irregular! Amazing!


Then we were praying for more space and God led us to a church building on the southside of Glasgow which we couldn’t afford. I remember looking at the elders and church leaders at the time saying we are £100,000 short. The next day God lowered the price by £150,000 so that we could buy what has now become Re:Hope Church Southside. Irregular! Amazing!


I remember as Royston was coming together we were about to start in a church building in the area. But at the last moment, just before launching the church, a wonderful thing happened. They changed their minds and said we couldn’t meet there anymore. That was a gift we never knew we needed which led us to renting the shop space which has been essential to our ministry there from the beginning. Irregular! Amazing!


What do I even say about our Paisley location? I wasn’t praying for Paisley, but I was regularly praying. When out of the blue I received a call about the Paisley building, which became two calls, which became meetings, which became Re:Hope Church Paisley. I didn’t see that coming! Irregular! Amazing!


In the name of Jesus, I bless your season of regular praying! Go for it. Lean in. I don’t know what you are praying for, but I do know who you are praying to. You are praying, in Jesus’ name, to the God who hears your prayers and loves to answer them. May He surprise you in these days with his wonderful, amazing, irregular answers.

 

Brian Ingraham

Re:Hope Church

 

Write down your one main prayer on your 40 days card. Decide and commit when and how you will regularly bring this prayer to God during these 40 days — and start as you mean to go on today!




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Amen! Thank you Pastor

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