Why would a small church spend over a quarter-century emphasizing prayer? Why so much time, energy and money expended trying to convince other believers that a conversation with God can change everything?
Our prayer emphasis began with a simple idea; The Lord’s church struggles because prayer isn’t at the forefront of everything we do. If the Lord isn’t first place in our work, then it isn’t his work but ours.
So, our prayerlessness results in a pervasive un-spirituality. The more unspiritual we are, the more strife we have. And, our fulfillment of Christ’s mission on earth remains unattained.
As the Holy Spirit said, “But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ… For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?” (1 Cor. 3:1-3 ESV – emphasis mine)
The strife, confusion and worldliness of the modern church all stem from our unspiritual ways. The fastest way to drive out the unspiritual is to emphasize the spiritual, to emphasize prayer and immersion in the word of God.
So, for 26 years our church has worked to motivate and teach the Lord’s disciples to take a fresh look at the importance of prayer. This prayer emphasis has changed our church, and we pray the same will happen to congregations all over this world.
Thanks to all who came to our recent September Prayer Workshop! See you next time!