As we prepare for our D51 Prayer Summit on Sunday following our second service, I thought offering up some scriptures, as well as some statements, about corporate prayer would serve as a great call to prayer.
And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. (Acts 2:42)
Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. (Matthew 18:19-20)
“A church is never more like the New Testament church than when it is praying.”
“Prayer meetings were the arteries of the early church. Through them, life-sustaining power was derived.”
“The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So the prayer meeting is a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people”. (Charles Haddon Spurgeon)
“The power of the Church truly to bless rests on intercession-asking and receiving heavenly gifts to carry to men.” (E. M. Bounds)
“If weak in prayer we are weak everywhere.” (Leonard Ravenhill)
I realize that the concept of public prayer makes some nervous in that they find it intimidating to pray out loud and aren’t sure exactly what to pray about. Let me assure you that you will guided in what to pray about. Also, as I remind you that prayer is simply talking to God, please be assured you will not be forced to pray publicly.
See you Sunday.