Just 25 cents a day ($7.00 a month) makes a difference! We’re asking for thousands of young people to join us in this historic story of 24/7 unceasing prayer and worship by becoming a One Thing Partner, proclaiming, one thing is needed—to dwell in the house of the Lord forever (Lk. 10:42; Ps. 23:6).
Anna was one of the the first evangelists and intercessors in the New Testament, praying and fasting for over sixty years before Jesus’ first coming. She was a prophetess who “did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day” (Lk. 2:36–38). We use the term “Anna” to refer to those with the calling and grace to spend long hours in prayer with fasting and to sustain it for many years.
A friend and follower of Jesus Christ, Mary of Bethany is representative of one who is committed to following Jesus’ first and great commandment. She lived a fasted lifestyle of pure and simple devotion to Jesus, gave extravagantly of the little she had, and sat at the feet of Jesus (Lk. 10:38–42).
God placed Joseph in a strategic position of authority in Egypt and gave him much prophetic insight. Through his obedience to the Lord, Joseph saved a nation. We use the name “Joseph” to refer to those called to prosper in the workplace so that they may make provision for the people of God.
A teenager in the Jewish nobility, Daniel was captured by the Babylonians in 606 BC. Through God’s sovereign hand and his own faithful response, Daniel rose to the rank of governor of the province of Babylon. As “chief of the governors,” the second most powerful position in the nation that ruled the earth, Daniel was instrumental in controlling vast amounts of wealth and releasing the Jewish captives from exile in Babylon. Ezekiel, a contemporary prophet with Daniel, described him as one with righteousness and wisdom.
King Cyrus of Persia endowed the restoration of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem in 535 BC. Cyrus used both his wealth and his influence to restore Jerusalem. His influence extended far beyond his subjects; it affected his successors and blessed the Jewish people for centuries to come. Today, in the twenty-first century, there are men and women like Cyrus, who control vast amounts of wealth, and are sowing their money into the Lord’s kingdom purposes.