JERSEY CITY, NJ — Prayer. Fasting. Worship.
They’re talked about so much in Christian circles, they’re almost cliches. Not for James Aladiran. For him, they are weapons, and he wants to use them to raise an army.
Aladiran and his wife Rebecca are the founders of Prayer Storm, a movement of prayer, fasting, and worship that is sweeping across the United Kingdom.
The purpose of Prayer Storm is to gather peoople together around divine encounters and equip them to be more “fervent and strategic in prayer.”
A series of Prayer Storm meetings will be held at Hope Center Tabernacle in Jersey City.
The meetings are Palm Sunday, April 14 at 10 a.m. and noon and the following Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. (See related: National Day Of Prayer Is May 2)
“We believe these meetings will spark a movement in the hearts of everyone present,” said Rev. Mario Gonzalez, Hope Center’s senior pastor. “Come and discover with us what God has to say to us personally, as churches and as a nation.”
Prayer Storm was birthed out of a divine encounter Aladiran had in May 2009.
“I had a divine encounter which totally transformed my heart for prayer. Seeing other young people come alive to God through prayer woke me up in a radical way,” Aladiran says on the Prayer Storm website. “Now I’m convinced that not only is prayer caught more than taught but you only realize you are asleep when God uses someone to wake you up.”
Prayer Storm simply wants to get Christians praying.
“We believe that the local church is the greatest vehicle for achieving this and also that prayer is the life blood of a healthy church,” Aladiran said on the website. “We’re continually amazed at what God has done so far and hope you will join this growing army.”