A Call to Battle, a Call to Prayer

by Ken Ham

The excitement is building as Ark Encounter opens in less than four weeks! As we get closer to the opening date of the life-size Noah’s Ark attraction, AiG staff member Cecil Eggert asks that you join us in praying daily for the project.

Noah’s Ark

Cecil serves as advancement officer here at Answers in Genesis, after serving as a pastor for almost 30 years. He asked me to share this call to prayer and some specific prayer requests with our supporters:

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all saints—and for me (Ephesians 6:18–19).

Most of us can name the pieces of armor that God has provided for our success in the battle of spiritual warfare (Ephesians 6:10–20). For all the times I’ve heard someone list each piece of armor, I am surprised how often the prayer element is neglected. The Apostle Paul uses this Scripture on spiritual warfare with a call to use prayer as an offensive weapon by praying for one another. So when Paul listed our defenses against Satan, praying diligently for one another was just as important as the other pieces of armor. Just imagine the protective power of God and its eternal impact due to the combined prayers of God’s people for one another’s integrity, purity, safety, and work.

As the evangelistic Ark Encounter enters the last weeks of preparation to open its doors to the world on July 7, we are encouraging all our ministry friends to join us in this “call to prayer” for one another and the project. We ask that you commit daily to pray for the following list and to share it with other prayer warriors to do the same. Ultimately this is a battle for the souls of millions of people who need the gospel. There is an enemy, and we’re in a battle; as the attacks intensify, so must our prayers.

  • Answers in Genesis and Ark Encounter Leadership Team
  • Completion of all construction projects
  • All essential work to be completed to ensure timely inspections
  • No major construction issues
  • Good weather
  • Installation and detailing of exhibits
  • Safety and endurance for all the workers at the site
  • Final planning, preparation, and personnel training
  • Remaining funds to be raised
  • Media interviews with Ken and others before, during, and after the opening
  • Non-Christians that visit the Ark to be receptive to the gospel

Stay tuned for updates on the progress and praises as we pray together!

Thank you for joining us in praying for the Ark Encounter project. We are excited that this outreach to a lost world will soon be open to the public, but there’s still a lot to do before July 7! You can stay updated on construction by following us on Facebook at Facebook.com/ArkEncounter, and you can get your tickets to be among the first to board the full-size Noah’s Ark at ArkEncounter.com.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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