You might be interested in seeing videos which we’ve posted on YouTube for you at www.youtube.com/user/prayworld. The videos include ones of Wayne’s military honor’s memorial service in Denver, Part 1 and Part 2, as well as a lovely tribute for Wayne created by a friend from Delhi, India – Rohan Philip.
Wayne Dillard’s Resurrection Prayer
I was thinking about Christ this morning, and His resurrection. How He ascended and is now seated at the right hand of the Father. And how He is now represented on earth through His Body, the collective believers He is gathering together from every tongue and tribe and nation. We are His voice, and hands and feet, and together, as we each move in obedience to the Holy Spirit we represent Him in this dark and fallen world.
What a privilege, what a blessing, to be in this world, but not of it. To be a reflection of hope to those in despair. To be the ones who call out into this cave of darkness, “over here, over here, we found the way out!” We have been rescued by the death and resurrection of Christ, and we now have the privilege of bring that ‘Good News’ to others.
I bless you in the name of Christ, whose blood covers the doorpost of your life, whose death set you free from darkness, and whose resurrection empowers you to glorify His name through bold acts of faith.
I bless you in the name of the One, who loves you with an everlasting love, who knows all your thoughts, catches ever tear, and hears every whisper. The One who makes a way when there is no way, and brings streams in the midst of your desert.
I bless you with the peace of Christ that passes understanding, and carries you up and over the obstacles of life. The knowing that there is more than you can see, and that in Christ you live and breathe and move and have your being.
I bless you with the resurrection power of Jesus, that calls you to your place, unites you with fellow believers, equips you for exploits and sends you forth with boldness and purpose.
May Jesus, the son God, the Christ, the Lamb that was slain for the sins of the world, the Prince of Peace, the King of Kings, the One true God, who reigns and rules forever be represented through your life, and glorified by your faith, love and obedience.
In the mighty and worth name of Jesus, Amen.
April 3rd, 2010
“It’s no coincidence that the war in Iraq began to turn around just about the time the Baghdad Prayer Patrol was formed. As I traveled the country, I began to hear about it from Christians that I met, and even to see posters people had made and put on the walls inside the CBN newsroom reminding people to pray.
Prayer isn’t the least we can do, it’s the most we can do. Wayne Dillard understood that. And by mobilizing hundreds of thousands of believers to petition God for change in the middle east, he helped change the course of history. I firmly believe that.
To honor Wayne’s legacy, let’s show the world the power of prayer once again as we pray for Afghanistan. In all my travels, I’ve rarely seen a place so spiritually desolate – most Afghans have never even met a Christian, and without meaningful political and social change, they never will. Pray for brave Christians to be called to go into that dark land. Pray for God to miraculously open doors for the gospel there, and pray that the presence of hundreds of thousands of western military and civilian contractors would have spiritual “side effects” that accomplish God’s purposes.
Thank you, Wayne Dillard, for showing us that even if we never get a chance to leave our homes, we can still impact people around the world.”
Memorial Service for Wayne Dillard
Cape Henry @ The Cross
Pastor Oscar Richardson lll
“As for many other people, Wayne’s life is a life we can commemorate as a life lived well. I shared with Wayne’s mom, what an honor and privilege it has been for me to know Wayne Dillard. I know that there are nations whose legacies will be altered in eternity because of the sacrifices and efforts that Wayne Dillard made.
This nation…this nation…has benefited from not only from his life and service in the air-force but has benefited from his life and the prayers laid down for the many years of his service in ministry in this nation. The nation of India…Oh… the harvest fields that are ripe, that are going be reaped because of the prayers that are laying in the soil of that nation!
The outcome of the war in Iraq! A whole nation transformed because of prayer… in Afghanistan a nation impacted because of the Afghan prayer patrol!!
Jesus said if any man wants to be my disciple there is a cost.
First he said, any one who wants to be my disciple, you have to love me more than you love anyone else: there was a RELATIONAL cost to being his disciple.
The second thing he said was if anyone loves me …let him pick up his cross and DAILY follow me: there was a PERSONAL cost to following Jesus.
The last thing he said the same way, if anyone does not give up everything, he cannot be my disciple: There is a LIFE cost.
I would imagine his mother, sisters – Barb, Sandy, brother Jimmy, can share with us some of the things Wayne as a child, said that he wanted to do/be when he grew up, what he wanted to be.
Then he met Jesus. Jesus said HEY Wayne, “Come and run with me, lay it all down Wayne, cos its worth it Wayne, if you ever catch the vision its worth it,!” Wayne laid his life down, he became a disciple of Jesus.
Dr. Umidi read the proclamation that Wayne wrote last Saturday before he passed. Wayne wrote that in faith. Because there is no guarantee that Jesus is standing on the other side…hello, people… there is no guarantee! But today Wayne has no more faith, because he SEES his faith fully realized in the face of Jesus!
Where does that leave us on the fields here, with the legacy of a life lived well? Wayne has joined that great cloud of witnesses, Paul talks about in Hebrews 12:1-2
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God”.
For you Wayne have come to Mt Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, to the city of the living God. Wayne, you have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn whose names are written in heaven, you have come to God, Wayne, the judge of all men, to the spirit of righteous men made perfect, and to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant.
Wayne we salute you for the sacrifices and efforts that were expended on behalf of Jesus and your family. We bless you Wayne, we were honored and privileged to have known you and walked with you in whatever capacity it was, and Jesus we thank you for sparing Wayne with your love and affection that we cannot even comprehend, for wrapping him up and taking him on this journey of his life. And now Jesus, you see your son face to face and you behold him in his glory, and the honor you bestow upon him; and Lord we are provoked, PROVOKED, TO CAST ASIDE everything that so easily entangles our feet, things that we don’t need Lord. To fix our eyes on you Jesus, and to run with all the effort and energy we have with whatever is left of our life Lord, so that one day when we stand in front of you Lord we will not be ashamed, at your appearing. We Love you Jesus, and we thank you that you took Wayne into your presence, and we long for the day we will be reunited with our brother and see him again in heaven. Thank you Jesus for the surety and confidence that where you are we will be also. Amen.
P.S.-Remember, if you would like to give a gift in Wayne’s honor, and haven’t had a chance to do that yet, you can do that by clicking on this link “Giving to Prayercentral” or at the following address:
PO Box 64323
Virginia Beach, VA 23467
Dear Prayer Partners,
This is Kathleen Dillard, Wayne’s wife writing to you today with some unexpected news. Last night, April 3rd at 7 PM Wayne had, what we believe to be, heart failure.
The day before Easter, he went into the arms of THE Resurrection Himself. It was a sunny day in Colorado and Wayne was busy and happy doing the things he loved.
As for myself and our two college age daughters, Julia and Jessica, we are in shock. Our hearts are both heavy and hopeful. Your prayers are a great help to us right now.
As for Prayercentral, we feel Wayne was ‘in the middle’ of so many God appointed projects, that I will take the baton forward where Wayne left off last night.
Which means, you will hear more from us at Prayercentral.
If you would like to give a gift in Wayne’s honor, you can do that through the “Giving to Prayercentral” link at the bottom of the page or at the following address:
PO Box 64323
Virginia Beach, VA 23467
Thank you so much for your partnership with us in His Kingdom!
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