Part 1: Introduction To the Power of the Prayers of the Body of Christ the Church
What Does Your “Belief and Baptism” (Mark 16:16) Give YOU the Power to DO?
A Suggestion of How to “Do Something Beautiful for God”: Supporting this Ministry and Institute Through Prayer
A main purpose of this Ministry and Institute listed in the Mission Statement is to educate Christians about their supreme dignity as God’s adopted children and as part of the Body of Christ Himself, which gives their prayers real power to affect the world (James 5:16 “the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” [KJV], “the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective” [NIV]). This Ministry provides not only education about this great power which Christians have through their “belief and baptism” (Mark 16:16) but also opportunity to practice their use of this power of prayer.
This Ministry more than anything else needs the prayers of members of the Body of Christ, since God has chosen to operate through the prayers of His People, the Body of His Son. I hope readers will consider committing to regularly pray for the success and growth of this ministry of Christian education, spiritual growth in love for the Holy Trinity of Love, and unity of the Body in Christ our Head “so that the world may believe.”
I believe what has been presented in this Christian education ministry concerning “the Gift of Truth” is very exciting and will bring about many exciting opportunities for Christians to get a lot more out ofreading their Bibles; for Christians to better know and fall deeper in love with God the Holy Trinity of Love; for currently divided Christians to act more lovingly towards each other as one Body of Christ “so that the world may believe” as Jesus prayed; and for Christians to more effectively engage the secularized culture (especially concerning science and faith) and transform it with the Love and Truth of Jesus Christ our Lord and God. If you are inclined to agree, please put the power God has given you as a member of the Body of Christ the Church to work with your active prayer support of this Ministry and educational Institute. This Ministry and Institute are meant to function not independently of the Body but as functions of the Body of Christ which works and prays together, many members of Jesus’ Body like YOU, towards the building up of Jesus’ Kingdom.
Part 2: Formally Becoming a “Partner” in Building God’s Family and Kingdom with “The Gift of Truth”
Of course, any contribution to the success of this Christian education and unity ministry in occasional prayers or in one-time donations are gratefully received as God’s provision for this ministry through fellow members of the Body of Christ the Church. Any such support is a “taking part” in this ministry as a member of the Body of Christ, for which I am certain God will bless you.
However, what is most helpful to the continuation and success and growth of this “Gift of Truth” ministry and Institute is regular support, especially in prayer and also in donations. If you believe the goals of this ministry are important enough (or if God otherwise so leads you), for you to become an “official” Partner in Building God’s Family and Kingdom with The Institute for Promoting the Gift of Truth, through your regular prayer support or your regular donation support (or both), please “cut and paste” the following form into an e-mail message, fill out the options you would like to commit to, and e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please understand that by doing so you truly become a PART of this ministry. God the Holy Trinity of Love definitely wants His Holy Church to lead the whole world of human beings He created in Love to embrace Him in Love as their Father God, their Brother Jesus (God the Son Incarnate), and their Empowering Holy Spirit that enables them to love as God loves through His Grace, that is, through His Divine Life of Love shared with us through His indwelling Holy Spirit. This ministry exists for no other purpose than to faciliate this. God has given YOU dignity and power, through your baptism in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, to effectively work towards this goal simply by your prayers, and by whatever other contributions (of material finances or particular work or effort, according to His particular gifts to you) He so leads you.
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To line: [cut and paste] email@example.com
Subject line: [cut and paste] Becoming a Partner in Building God’s Family and Kingdom with “The Gift of Truth”
Body of E-Mail: [cut and paste and fill out to the end of form below]
Commitment to Become a Partner in Building God’s Family and Kingdom with “The Gift of Truth” Ministries and The Institute for Promoting the Gift of Truth
Yes, I (or we) would like to become a Partner in Building God’s Family and Kingdom with Donum Veritatis – The Gift of Truth Ministries and The Institute for Promoting the Gift of Truth.
[put an “X” in the categories you would like to commit to:]
[ ] I commit to regularly pray for the success of this Ministry and Institute.
[ ] I commit to support the continuation of this Ministry and Institute through regular donations.
[ ] I commit to both praying regularly for and donating regularly to this Ministry and Institute.
[ ] I would like to contribute to this ministry by actively promoting it with the time and energy God has given me, and/or by sharing the particular gifts and abilities God has given me to contribute to other functions and needs of this ministry, as follows: ________________________________________________.
[ ] 1 time per day
[ ] more than 1 time per day
[ ] 1 time per week (for example, Sunday)
[ ] Other: _________________________
[ ] I would like to receive occasional e-mail updates detailing specific prayer requests for the ministry sent to the e-mail address this Commitment was sent from or [ ] sent to the following e-mail address: _______________________
[ ] monthly
[ ] quarterly
[ ] Other: ____________
[ ] $30 per month
[ ] $50 per month
[ ] $100 per month
[ ] Other: $________ per_________
[ ] I would like to receive notification of the occasional ‘extra’ need the Ministry or the Institute has.
I intend to begin sending my monthly (or other frequency) donations on this date:_____________
Note: Donations can be sent by cash (or more securely by check or money order), payable to:
Peter William John Baptiste, SFO
c/o The Institute for Promoting the Gift of Truth
44 Meadowlands Drive West
Or, other means of sending donations (for example: Preauthorized Payment, Wire Transfer, Interac E-Transfer between Canadian Banks) can be arranged by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember that you can hasten the free Internet publication of any of the as-yet-unavailable resources listed in the Catalogthrough your ongoing prayer support for The Institute for Promoting the Gift of Truth and/or through your prayerful donation support. Those who wish to donate, or who wish to exercise their power of prayer as members of Christ’s Body on behalf of this ministry as Prayer Partners, can let us know here if there are any particular of the currently-unavailable works in the Catalog which they would most like to see finished and published to this website (or in print). The Institute may alter its planned sequence of which works to finish first if there are sufficient requests for certain resources to be made available sooner.
I would like it if the following resource, ____________________________________, listed in the Catalog, were published sooner rather than later.
Your Name: ____________________________
Affiliated with (as this is an ecumenical ministry encouraging all Christians to pray and work together as one loving Family in Christ Jesus, please let us know which denomination or other Christian group or association(s) you are involved with, or, if you prefer, simply write “Christian” or “lover of Jesus Christ”): ____________________________
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