Want to add power to your shower? We did something at Edgewood about 5 or 6 years ago that we’re going to reprise this coming weekend: we’ll be passing out (laminated) Shower Power prayer cards. It’s all in conjunction with our Year of Prayer emphasis in 2012.
The idea is simple. Most of us shower once a day or so…What if we all devoted just one or two minutes to prayer in the shower?
God loves to answer the petitions of His children, and I don’t think He minds if we are on our knees next to our beds, or in the car, or, of course, getting clean in the shower. The prayer that we have written out is a paraphrase of a passage that we have been studying (1 Peter 1 & 2), therefore, we are basically praying back His Word. And if we all band together, what great things could happen! Remember Jesus’ words in Matthew 18:19…
Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. (ESV)
There’s power in agreement, and we’ll all be agreeing together. By the way, if you’re from Saudi Arabia or the U.K. or Spain or any of the other cool places I’ve seen have clicked on this blog, then maybe you’ll want to make your own card, or send me a note and we’ll send you one of ours.
Here’s what the cards we’re handing out this weekend will say…
A daily prayer to be thoughtfully lifted up by those who are temporary residents of this world:
Father, thank you for the precious blood of Christ, who died for my sins and saved me from living in worthless ways. I praise you that because of Him, I have an inheritance in heaven that will never go away! In light of this, help me to be godly and holy in all I do today. Enable me to love my brothers and sisters deeply from a pure heart. Give me a longing for the pure milk of the word so that I might grow to be more and more like Jesus. And use me and our church to proclaim the message of salvation to a lost world. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
2012: The Year of Prayer
So, how about it? Will you join us? We’ll redeem those few minutes getting cleaned up in the morning (or evening) and bring power to the shower.