We had a great time of prayer at our church-wide prayer gathering yesterday. It was the first time we implemented the corporate prayer cards that many of our members have filled out in their small groups. At first, it was exciting to see all the prayer cards with various prayer requests. It was also encouraging to see so many of you lifting up prayers for your fellow members.
Today, during our staff meeting, we spent some time praying for the cards as well. But, for some reason as I was looking over the prayer cards, I felt overwhelmed. It was a bit humbling to realize that there are so many needs in our church.
The needs that were shared reminded me of the fact that we have people from all walks of life and things affect them in different ways. This puts a greater burden in my heart for prayer – only God’s power can touch them and transformed them. I have been praying for greater faith.
For the next six days we are going to blanket the retreat in prayers. I can’t wait to see all the ways in which God is going to work and answer the prayer request.
I am hoping that this process is going to not only prepare us for the winter retreat but increase our level of faith. As we pray for people and as we receive prayer, there will be an increase of expectation.