With each new year comes a new need for our annual Week of Prayer at CPCC. Our Prayer Week begins with a fresh sermon on prayer from God’s Word, usually from a guest preacher. This year in lieu of a special guest preacher, I was pleased to speak from LUKE 10:2 (which will soon be online)—
“…pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest…”
In addition, I also taught a special session of the Adult Sunday School Class on “Seven Practical Helps for Prayer” with time for questions and answers. I hope to post on these points, but here is the list…
HELP #1. PLAN TO PRAY
HELP #2. PREPARE NOT TO DRIFT
HELP #3. PICK PRAYER PARTNER(S)
HELP #4. CHOOSE MODELS
HELP #5. LIMIT & ORGANIZE YOUR LISTS
HELP #6. BALANCE THE CONTENT OF YOUR PRAYERS
HELP #7. PRAY UNTIL YOUR PRAY
Then Sunday night, we had our annual “CONCERT OF PRAYER.” This hour uses several 6-8 minute segments of praying, each “orchestrated” around a set theme. It is always a powerful way to begin our week of praying together.
Monday through Friday, from 7-8:15 PM, we have a nightly prayer meeting is led by an Elder in someone’s home. These begin with a brief devotional thought then requests are shared and conversational praying begins. (Note: praying aloud is never forced upon anyone, at any meeting). Many folks attempt to attend all five weeknight meetings to watch how the Holy Spirit is working among us during the week.
On Saturday, at 9:00 AM, we gather in the Fireside Room for our annual Prayer & Praise Breakfast, where answers to prayer & testimonies are shared, and one final round of prayer takes place after we share a hot breakfast together.
May the Lord again open our eyes to the power, privilege and potential of prayer among us during “Prayer Week 2010.”
Yours by divine mercy,