Praying PowerDecember 11, 2009
You’ve heard it before but I’ll say it again: people that PRAY together STAY together. When 2 or more people pray regularly together, a powerful sense of community happens. When my wife and I pray together, we are stronger. When my kids and I pray together, we are stronger. When I pray with my friends, we are stronger. I just got back from a trip to Haiti where we teamed up with a Haitian church to put on a weeklong series of evening services in the middle of a bean field. Yes, that’s what I said, a bean field. Amazingly, 2000+ people were attending by week’s end and 150+ people accepted Christ, but the most powerful element of the week for me was joining my Haitian brothers and sisters for 2 hours of prayer every morning. By week’s end, simply by praying together, our team was deeply connected to a group of people that we previously did not know and that didn’t even speak our language! The power of prayer cannot be put into words. Even my couple’s small group’s best experience this fall happened right before I left for Haiti and my group circled up and prayed over me. Does one ever feel more loved and cared for than when the people they love take the time to pray for them? I don’t think so. Are you remembering to pray with those you love? Is prayer central to your small group experience? Don’t forget where we started this post: people that PRAY together STAY together!