An Invitation to Join our Prayer Meeting
This Wednesday, September 7, at 7:00 pm., we'll meet for our first weekly prayer meeting. I know that prayer meetings have gone out of fashion in recent years. We're tired, busy, distracted by many things and the thought of leaving home and sitting in room with a bunch of folks we may not know ... well, it's just not real appealing. I get it.
However, on the other hand, setting aside every reason not to be there, I'm still convinced we should meet weekly this fall to pray. I feel the need to seek God for his power, provision and direction. I'm excited about ministry opportunities and I want to ask the Lord to step in, to take charge, to make a way for the Cornerstone to move forward in Holy Spirit anointing. I am desperate to see the Lord at work in his power for his glory in the world.
Will you join me?
The nineteenth century preacher, Charles Spurgeon, wrote and preached on the necessity of prayer meetings. Here's a quote I found (sorry, I don't have a reference) that drives home my point:
"The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of die first tokens of His absence will be a slothfulness in prayer!" (See more at: http://prayer-coach.com/2010/10/04/prayer-quotes-charles-spurgeon/#sthash.uK4Ajd7B.dpuf"
Will you please prayerfully consider joining me for prayer on Wednesday at 7? I'll give a brief teaching on prayer from David Jeremiah's book Prayer: The Great Adventure. Then, we'll use a variety of dynamic formats to prayer for our neighborhoods, nation and the nations. We'll also pray for the Cornerstone and for each other. I'm excited about the possibilities.
I promise you will not be forced to pray out loud.
Just do it! And see what the Lord will do.