Tonight we launched our prayer meeting at McCrae Brook Wesleyan Church. I know that sounds old school, but I believe in the power of corporate prayer and I believe that the church needs to pray corporately and not just on Sunday morning during worship. I know that I am excited about this evening. We had a good turnout, but more importantly we prayed…no Bible study. Yes, we sang a few songs, and I read a few scriptures to focus our time, but then we prayed. What an amazing time as we prayed for our schools, prayed for our community and prayed for our church. And we prayed for renewal in our communities. We have two communities close by – the borough of Eldred, PA and the Village of Portville, NY. I like this quote that I found about prayer and it includes four types of prayer.
A dynamic praying church must be built from the inside out, employing all four levels of prayer: the secret closet, the family altar, small group praying and finally, the congregational setting.
Developing your Secret Closet of Prayer, Richard Burr, p 19.
If we are to be effective as believers, we need to be a people of prayer.