I would like to welcome back Crystal Russell back as our guest blogger today.
On Sunday mornings we have a special time of prayer before everything gets started at church.
A group of women gather together to pray.
We pray over the Word that the pastors will bring, the Sunday school teachers, and everyone who will be attending that day.
“for where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them” – Matthew 18:20
Promise from Jesus
I often think of this verse when I think of our prayer time.
We can (and should) prayer on our own but I also think that is important to gather together for prayer as well.
We have this promise from Jesus.
Why would we not gather together. He tell us He will be with us in a special way when we do.
The prayers of the early church opened the doors of a prison for Peter (Acts 12:5-10).
It makes in difference in our lives today too.
One of the blessing of learning to pray with another is the rich friendships I have gained. My most trusted friendships are with friends that pray with me.
I challenge you to spend time in prayer
alone, with a friend, with a group.
Prayer is our most powerful weapon.
We need to use it.
Father, thank you for the privilege I have in prayer to come into Your Holy presence. I stand in awe of you as my God and Creator. If that weren’t enough, and it is, when I come before you I get to call you Father. You call me your beloved daughter. You hear every world I pray and when I have no words you know the cry of my heart. Thank you Jesus for your promise you gave us that where two or three are gathered you are with us. Prayer is powerful, may we (your church) be faithful to come before you and use it.