I have been a part of my church’s formal prayer ministry since the beginning. Where God was leading me with the prayer ministry was to gather sometime on Sunday morning for a time where we could pray for the church or meet with those in need of prayer while at church. There are times when a message just smacks you in the head and you need someone to pray for you right then.
Why is it that when people turn in prayer requests, the only thing they think of is to turn in ones about health? Most of the requests I see are health related. Don’t get me wrong – they are important. But the ones about ‘I’m losing my job’ or ‘pray for my marriage’ are few and far between. Or how about something where we can rejoice with you – are you pregnant? Did God open up an unexpected door for your business? Or the ones about ‘my mom’s nephew’s cousin’s neighbor’s former roommate.’
Get personal. What is happening with YOU. We can bring ALL things to Him. EVERYTHING. Nothing is too small. Pray with authority. Don’t be wishy washy. If life stinks, be honest and pray for joy to come and start thinking that way. I know that sounds like Tony Robbins, but spiritual truths work no matter who is using them. They have more power if they are connected to the Word of God as opposed to the ‘power of positive thinking.’ If it is good, give thanks. If you are feeling that you are under attack from all sides, pray for defense. He is our defense, you know.
I know over the course of this blog, I will talk alot about prayer. It is something I am absolutely passionate about. Something I am still learning alot about as well. Whatever is said for you is also for me. All believers need to know that they have tremendous power when they pray. It is our connection to God… our way to talk to Him. We can’t know Him unless we talk to Him.