How to Eat an Elephant
As the old African proverb says “how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”
And so it is that a prayer canopy is stretched over a region. A seemingly insurmountable task. One that requires people of great diversity to come together, and work together for a common purpose. But it can be done with the right plan, and diligent adherence to that plan. It takes place one piece at a time; one prayer team at a time; and one hour at a time.
The elephant (A four-week span of time) consists of 672 bites (hours).
Are you a Believer residing in the state of Maine? And do you have a friend, spouse or family that would commit with you to One Hour of Prayer per week? Consistently? Then you could be part of the prayer Shield that is forming over the state of Maine.
Or are you a leader of a small group of people? Maybe a church, a business, a campus group or a political campaign? Could the 6 or 8 of you form up into teams of two or three, each taking responsibility for an hour of standing guard on the wall? By doing so your small group could very easily take responsibility for a three-hour block of time.
Or perhaps you're at a church of 40-60 adults. You could easily take responsibility for perhaps a 12-hour block of time... Or even more!
By simply breaking the weekly or monthly calendar into one-hour bite-size pieces, and encouraging small but committed teams of intercessors and worshippers to take responsibility together for one of those small blocks of time, an insurmountable task can be efficiently and successfully completed, to the glory of God and for the advancement of His kingdom.
Blessings to you as you set your hand to this good work. (Nehemiah 2:18)