It has been said that “prayer is not the preparation for the work; prayer is the work”.
That statement is a far cry from the reality of most of our experiences. We pray before meals, tests and long car trips. With our event ALL TOGETHER NOW coming up, we've been thinking and studying a lot about prayer and what it can do. Something we want to challenge you to do today is to pray: talk to God as a way of serving others.
Begin to really ask God to meet the needs of others.
Try this: carry a small notebook or piece of paper in your pocket everywhere you go. Keep an eye and ear out for people to bring before God. Make a note of that classmate or that stressed out teacher. Place some thoughts about your town and the hurting in it.
What we're finding is that living this way allows you to see that there are plenty of people who could use the encouragement that prayer brings. There are so many who need God's love.
Here's an added challenge: pray for others before you pray for your own needs.
Hope this helps you. Continue to help us get the word out about ALL TOGETHER NOW happening online Tuesday March 1 at 7PM. It will be a special night focused on hope, patience and prayer. Can't wait to share it with you.