“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7(ESV)
The Challenge: At Edgewood Community Church, we’re challenging everyone to make 2012 a year of prayer. Whether you’re part of Edgewood or not, consider joining in the challenge! What if everyone reading this found 1 or 2 (or more) friends in the next couple of weeks and organized their own prayer meeting for the New Year? Consider what God would do!
What is the format? Answer – whatever you want it to be. Do you want to pray for your kids? Great! Do you want to pray for world missions? Super duper. Maybe you want to pray through the Psalms. Great idea – go for it. Prayer for our country? We need it! Suppose you just want to spend some time in praise? Find some friends who are fired up about that and get praising. Maybe you don’t want a “topic” at all. That’s fine – just get together and pray about anything. It’s up to you.
When, where, how long, and how often do we meet? You probably guessed this by now: it’s your choice. You may want to meet once a week at Tuesday noon for a half an hour at your neighbor’s house. Some may plan a once a month meeting. Or daily? Sounds radical…charge on! No need to say more, I’m sure.
Finally…Comment on the blog that you’re joining in with us. Then we can all rejoice that there’s a “whole lot of praying going on!”
January 12, 2012 at 11:54 am
Don’t know what message that might have been, but i am thankful for its impact. This sounds like a great plan. I hope not only people from your own church but many others will wander into your blog and be captured by the ideas you have shared here. Heaven will tell of the glory Christ received because of the people you motivated to pray.
Serving with you,
January 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm
Marty, I believe it was a message you preached at TEDS chapel and had to do with when you were first planting a church and things were going well. People kept asking you what you were doing, as in methods, and you kept saying, “Well, we’re praying.” The world looks for worldly answers, and yet the greatest answer is prayer. God bless, brother.