The Tongues of Fire Challenge – Thursday, March 26th
The following is an update from Pastor Jake:
During this unprecedented and challenging time, many in our church family are doing the Fourteen-day Secret Place Challenge as a way to draw near to God and stay in unity as a church. As many in the nation are gripped with uncertainty and fear related to the coronavirus, now is a great time to dwell in the secret place of the Most High and go deeper with the Lord.
We also want to find ways to proactively pray and intercede during this season. I have sensed a personal call to pray in tongues more, and want to encourage our church family to do the same. When we don’t know what to pray or how to pray, we can yield to the Holy Spirit, as He intercedes through us.
We believe in the power of praying in tongues! This is a great way to be interceding during this complex situation, and I felt led to issue a “Tongues of Fire” challenge to our church family for this Thursday, March 26th. I will outline more details below, but the idea is to have a continuous chain of someone praying in tongues for a twelve-hour period.
For those of you who have never prayed in tongues, I want to be clear that we do not see you as any less of a Christian. We’re not trying to make you feel excluded by doing this challenge, we’re simply rallying those who pray in tongues to employ this powerful weapon. If you are interested in learning more about the gift of tongues, and how you can receive it, see the resources at the end of this post.
Tongues of Fire Challenge
The Tongues of Fire Challenge is simple. The goal is to have a continuous chain of someone praying in tongues for a twelve-hour period, this Thursday, March 26th. We will go from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, in a continual flow of individuals praying in the Spirit.
People can sign up to pray in tongues for 30-minute time slots using the link below. You can sign-up for as many time slots as you want. During the time you sign up for, simply spend that time praying in tongues. (And we also hope that this will activate you to pray in tongues more in general, not just for this specific day.)
Click to sign up for one or more available time slots (up to two people can sign up per time slot): Tongues of Fire Challenge
Let’s join together to intercede in the Spirit, as we seek for God’s intervention during this time!
Resources about Speaking in Tongues
If you want to know more about the gift of tongues, and how it is a powerful weapon of intercession, please listen to this sermon that I preached last year: The Power of Praying in Tongues
Here are some articles on speaking in tongues that you might find helpful: