“whoa-oh! we’re living on a prayer!”
as i’ve posted, tweeted and “statused,” i started a wednesday night prayer time at our church. it sprang up from a personal conviction that i needed to pray more as an individual and realizing God has called us to pray corporately, too. i just couldn’t ignore any longer the presence and power of prayer throughout Scripture.
a quote from jim cymbala also resonated with me. i don’t have it in front of me so i’ll paraphrase. he said something like, “if you don’t enjoy prayer, how do you think you’ll enjoy heaven?” or something along those lines. the point being, prayer is communing and communicated with God. basically what believers are set to do for eternity!
anyway, i originally planned on this prayer time being for college and young singles (CYS), the ministry i oversee. but i quickly realized that there was no reason to not offer it to anyone in our church.
the first night we met, we had three people. the second week, two of those people were out but two new people showed up, last week we had four and tonight we had six!
i don’t know how well attended prayer meetings/gatherings are in your churches, but i’m encouraged by the six we had tonight! granted, there are lots of other activities on wednesday nights going on, so we’re not the only group meeting, but there is still plenty of room for growth!
what do your churches do by way of corporate prayer time?
oh, and if you think about it, please pray for our prayer ministry: