Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Power In Prayer
Every Monday evening, our church has prayer from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Last week, my brother-in-law, Mike, was praying in the seat next to me and I heard him ask the Lord, "Help us, God, to leave our petty things outside." Just a few moments later, Pastor addressed those in attendance and said, "The church doors are open for those who need salvation and we need to leave our petty things outside." (I may not have their comments verbatim, but this is my close interpretation.) It struck me at how God speaks to us in matters great and small. During this same prayer meeting, Mike felt God told him something great was going to happen at the next prayer meeting. During praise and worship in the following Wednesday night service, Mike shared this with the congregation. Last night, when everyone arrived at prayer meeting, there was a feeling of expectancy in the air and anticipation for what God was going to do. As most of you know, prayer meeting is the least attended "service." Last night there was about 100 people there and the power of prayer was strongly in the house. (I feel sorry for the ones who have not learned the value of attending prayer meeting and they are short-changing themselves.) Well, back to the story. There were four men, a young boy, and a young girl who experienced the power of the Holy Spirit as spoke of in Acts chapter two. Something great did happen. Thank you, Jesus.