24 Jan 2021
Dear church family
Prayer is such an immense joy and privilege for God’s children in our walk and relationship with God. Every disciple of Jesus Christ should have a vibrant and healthy prayer life and intercession ministry. Whether praying alone in our “closet” or praying together at our cell groups or at corporate church prayer meetings, the people of God are called to “pray at all times in the Spirit” (Ephesians 6:18).
There is great potential when prayer and small groups are integrated. In his book “Praying together: Equipping small groups to grow their prayer potential” (pg. 16-18), Dr Alan Harkness shared on six things that will happen when small groups pray together.
- Expression of community between God and people, and between people themselves.
- Sense of belonging where Christians know that they are “at home”.
- Provision of a setting to allow God to work at transforming us.
- Process of growth in spiritual maturity and committed discipleship.
- Careful and sensitive listening to God and to one another.
- Mission focus to sense and respond to God’s heartbeat for his world.
Let us gather in prayer together as the community of God’s people in our small groups and at church prayer meeting.
“Too often we treat prayer as the preparation for the work of the church.
Do you not see? Prayer IS the work of the church.” – Oswald Chambers