In the month of May I’m always reminded of the Miracles of Father God. It was 9 years ago Oceans Ministries was launched by the Spirit as a faith journey to Make the Love of the Father Known. Having no idea where He would take it and how He would provide, but through desperate prayers we have witnessed His supernatural hand do more than we could ever hope or imagine (Eph. 3:20).
We praise the LORD for His faithful love shown through the prayers and the support of so many who have joined Oceans on this calling. Continuing to seek to follow in Jesus’ steps we stand on the bedrock of prayer. Desiring to be faithful to the calling for another year we ask that you would join us in prayer before the Father…..
For comfort – Last week Maribeth Stech was taken home to Jesus. Maribeth and Jim, her husband, have blessed Oceans in so many ways from helping with mission teams to Africa, building projects at Beautiful Gate and Oceans Retreat Center, and an incredible support team for Mike and Dawn Verkaik. Please pray for Jim and the Verkaik’s as they have lost a sister and a wonderful friend.
For breakthroughs – Every week Mike, Dawn, and a faithful team of volunteers serve food, lead children ministries, Bible studies, prayer groups, give counsel, and much more at the Wooden Shoe motel in Holland, Michigan. Please pray for spiritual break through for those served. Specifically that addictions, generational sins, and demonic strong holds would be broken and the light of Christ would bring lasting transformation.
For Inner Healing Conference – On May 13,14 Oceans Ministries and Overflow Church are hosting an inner healing conference in South Africa. So many in our area carry deep wounds and brokenness from rape, fatherlessness, years of injustice, and demonic influences. Please pray for God to move in a mighty way to bring freedom and healing to those who attend. Also, pray for Danell Czarnecki, Oceans Ministries Board Member, who will be leading the conference.
For Kingdom Encounters – As we lead and host mission teams from all over the world at Oceans Retreat Center, pray that each person would encounter the Father’s heart of love and not only bring His Kingdom here in Africa, but also back to the places where they live. We also ask for God’s wisdom and direction as we seek the right person to help run the day-to-day happenings at ORC.
For Israel and Trip – For 21 days, starting on May 7th until Pentecost Sunday, millions around the world have committed to pray and fast for Israel asking for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit to open spiritual eyes to Christ as the true Messiah. It is providential that Oceans will be leading a team from May 20- 31. We too pray for an awakening to the Father’s glory in the land of promise for those joining us on this trip to the Holy land.
For Formed After the Father’s Own Heart Men’s Retreat – Pray for Abba Father to lead those He wants to be apart of this gathering July 28-31. Click here to learn more about the retreat.
Thank you so much for your prayers as we know the miraculous power they have to move heaven and earth for the Father’s glory!