Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
I wish I had some words of wisdom... but alas, I see our own church struggle with this issue. We used to have a prayer group that met once a week, and we would pray for specific issues, either our own, or the requests of others, we would pray for the ministries of our church, for our pastors, for our local and national government, etc. We would pray scripture, pray the names of God. There was rarely a night when we walked out of prayer group, NOT feeling overwhelmed by the presence of the Holy Spirit. The incredibly sad part of all of this, is that at no time were there ever more than 7 or 8 of us in that group. In a church that had a congregation of about 350-400 active members at that time, 7 or 8 was a dismal turn-out. I am really praying someone out there has some great ideas to help all of us!
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Jesus taught the disciples to pray. Shouldn’t we do the same?
I’ve been in ministry for 36 years now. An unforgettable ministry conversation took place one afternoon after our Sunday gathering of Christ-followers. One of the small group leaders at our church was speaking with me about the growth he was seeing in his small group members. I was already on the edge of my seat, but when he told me about one of the members who had prayed aloud for the very first time the week prior, I was trounced on by a dancing heart. And >>>
First Christian Church in Weeping Water, Nebraska prayed for 100 days for 100 minutes each session in groups of three persons. The church had been declining for many years.
God's message to the people was to merge with another congregation and use the resources for greater ministry.
The spirit is alive and growing. Dr. James E. McReynolds, minister, First Christian Church, Weeping Water, NE