As I step back and look at my life as well as the lives of others, I can write a list from here to the moon of things we need from God. There is so much that happens in life that falls beyond our control.
So as saved people of God, we pray.
We pray and ask God for all the things we need and desire. Over the years I have sometimes found myself on my knees giving God a laundry list of emergency requests… healing… finance… ministry… restored relationships… and so on.
But what if we expanded prayer time beyond 911 emergencies and meal time prayers of thanksgiving?
I was introduced to this video by a coworker, and the first time I watched my eyes filled with tears. My tears were bitter-sweet. I was excited about the changes this world could see because of a praying church. Then I was saddened because so many are far away from prayer like this.
What would happen if we not only prayed as individuals but formed a praying church in the earth? Not prayer out of urgency or obligation, but praying to touch and be touched by God.
What changes would we see in our churches, families and communities? How much more could we overcome temptations and minister to the spiritual needs of others?
I encourage you to watch this video from SECCNextGen all the way through to the end. I pray that the message speaks to you at it has spoken to me.
We wonder why God’s children are depressed, perplexed, slow-moving in spiritual things. The question to ask is, “Are you part of a praying church?” Is prayer an intricate part of who you are? Do you schedule prayer around life’s events or pray without ceasing?
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33 KJV)
“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul.” Mahatma Gandhi
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