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Praying for the People of Edgewood Church

20 Feb

Can the staff of a church do anything more productive than pray together? I can’t think of what that would be, and so most every Monday, Edgewood’s staff spends 30 – 45 minutes in prayer over our Friendship Register prayer requests. A long time ago (10 years maybe?), someone complained that our administrative assistants were being paid to pray at our staff meetings.  We kept praying; the dissatisfied person left. Can’t please everybody, I guess.

Today was probably something of a record – we had 141 prayer requests from Waupun and Fond du Lac (about 10 more were marked confidential, and the full staff doesn’t see all these).  We usually receive around 100 – 110 non-confidential requests. (If you’re interested in personally praying through these requests each week, send an email to Pam Hron (phron@edgewoodcommunity.org), and she will put you on the list to receive these weekly requests.)

From the beginning, prayer has been important to our staff.  When I started back in ’99, Mike Giebink and I agreed to pray together every day.  I guess things have changed a bit over 13 years – nowadays, he and I meet once a week and pray together during this time.  I meet the other guys one-on-one once a week as well (most always – everyone on Monday), and prayer is almost always a part of these regular times.  I once served in a ministry where I met my boss each week, but we rarely prayed together.  He loved God and such, but took a more “corporate” view of things.  Well, to each his own.

I’ll close with the words of the prophet Samuel…

Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and the right way.

1 Samuel 12:23 (ESV)

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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

3 responses to “Praying for the People of Edgewood Church

  1. JoAnn Karls

    February 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you for making prayer an important part of your week and for the prayers said for the members of Edgewood. We are blest.

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  2. Jesse

    February 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Pastor Roger this is a HUGE blessing and example for all of us as we continue to Pastor/Shepherd the flock God has called us to. Thank you Pastor Roger!

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