Praying for Your Service
“Our gospel came not unto you in word only but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 1:5
“The Lord is near to all who call upon him sincerely and in truth.” Psalm 145:18
We believe that God is calling some of us to pray with others before each of our services. The focus is to pray for every aspect of the service — those conducting it, our volunteers, those coming to it — and the neighborhood surrounding it. We pray “conversationally” — short prayers that build on one another — starting with praise to our God from a psalm. Your commitment can range from participating when possible (e.g., once a month) or more regularly. It could even be a Community Group form of service for a season as well!
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When I started coming to pray with others before my service, I found my own heart was calmed and prepared for worship. But I also soon realized that it gave me a great sense of accomplishment that we were a vital part of the Sunday Services ministry. I got a mental picture of us all in the circle actually lifting up all those involved in the day's services. It was similar to a blanket catching someone jumping from a burning building — it takes the whole circle of people to support the blanket.