Join Our Struggle

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  • August 22, 2007

If you’ve stumbled onto this blog through one of our prayer letters (or however you got here)…welcome. We’re so glad you’ve found the site and are excited that you’re checking it out. At this point, we have a lot more questions to answer than answers to questions when it comes to church planting. But one thing we do know for sure is our desperate need for prayer. We need prayer to soak us and our efforts as we try and participate in the redemptive work that God is doing. So we’re pleading with you to partner with us in prayer.

We feel like Paul pleading to the believers in Rome:

“I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.”

We’re praying, hoping, and trusting that God would cause you to be prayerful for Philadelphia and the call that we’re trying to figure out and obey. We’ll have specific prayer updates posted soon, so check back often.


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About Ajay Thomas

Ajay lives in Philadelphia with his wife Shainu and their kids Hannah and Micah. He is responsible for preaching and vision as a pastor at Seven Mile Road.

One Comment

  • Ajay says:

    Matt Kruse (pastor at Seven Mile Road Boston) showed me this great verse when we met for prayer last night.

    2 Cor. 1:11
    “You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.”

    Paul told people they ‘must help us by prayer.’ That itself is so cool that this pastor told his people that they must pray. But why does he do that? So that ‘many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.’

    So many people praying = blessing = many people giving thanks.

    It’s as if Paul is inviting the Corinthians to pray so they can also be a part of those who get to thank God who has heard and answered their prayers. As we’re calling people to pray for us…we’re not asking for something that sounds religious but is without effect. We are calling them to be the means by which God blesses our work and then be a part of the celebration crew that gets to say – “We were a part of that. We prayed and God heard and now we and many others give thanks!”

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