30 Field Focus - Leaning in on handlebars in Prayer

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Quote to Ponder: 

 “O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”  -    King David
 
 
 

Our Guest:

Brad Weaver, Youth Pastor
Freedom Baptist Church
Brewster, Ohio
 

Focus notes:

  • A heart broken for prayerlessness in the US
  • 40 day prayer ride – biking across America
  • May 23rd – Departure: Nags Head Outerbanks, North Carolina
  • July 21st – Arrival: Huntington Beach, California
  • Leaving 5,000 prayer cards and meeting many more in between
  • Learning to pray specifically – James 4:2a  “ye have not, because ye ask not”
  • Boss and business owner Bob Shears extends support,  time off with pay
  • Donated bike by Raber's bike shop
  • Photographer as a part way traveling companion
  • 40 daily prayer partners
  • Chiropractor prepares Brad's body at no cost
  • Invitation to train with bike club, priceless!
  • Appearing on the Easter Sunday cover story in local paper
  • National exposure on Glenn Beck's, The Blaze show
  • Circle 7-14 national prayer project support out of Oklahoma City

3-fold Purpose:

1. Further the cause of Christ
2. Reach 100 Christians to commit to more fervent prayer
3. Personal refinement for future service to our Lord
 
 

Summary:

30 days ago Brad left the Atlantic shore to bike 40 days across America to bring awareness to our nation's need for prayer.  Inspired by R.A. Tory's book “The Power of Prayer”, he is blazing a trail from shore to shore for the Lord.  Immersed in prayer and training himself, Brad knows that “All to God's glory if I make it across country”.  Every step of the way in preparing God has gone before Brad.  Brad like many Christians is disheartened  when he sees only the negative news of Christianity getting media coverage and also by how many Christians have relinquished prayer out of our own Churches.  What is called a prayer meeting has evolved into a Bible Study at best with a few prayers added in.  It's easy to point out the problems.  Brad is acting on his burden by taking the message of prayer to the nation one mile at a time, challenging his own endurance and God's faithfulness.  A friend of Brad's who almost died while in a coma shared with Brad that he never understood prayer until it was the only thing he had to hold on to.  Brad will be holding on to handles bars and prayer .  Brad has dared to try God and found that He is good (Psalms 34:8), that He is exceedingly and abundantly able (Ephesians 3:20), and if we have not, maybe it's because we asked not (James 4:2).
 

Contact:

Follow the 2nd half of Brad's journey with daily updates by going to www.prayingacrossamerica.org or twitter: @prayingacross