God loves it when we talk to Him. When we pray, He delights to listen and answer (and He always answers).
Beginning on Sunday, July 21, we will have a new opportunity to do this during worship on Communion Sundays.
At the back of the sanctuary (beyond where we circle for Communion), we will have a couple of “pray-ers” available to listen and pray with anyone who desires.
What we are envisioning is that people will be able to approach these pray-ers before, during, or immediately following Communion. We are looking to have a male and female available to ensure variety should someone be more comfortable with a specific gender. This will be a time to not only request prayer, but to have someone pray with you.
Oh, and we are looking for folks who would like to be the “pray-ers” in worship. The qualifications:
Be comfortable listening to and praying with/for others and their needs.
Understand and respect the utmost level of confidentiality for all people and prayers. What is said and prayed for during these times stays there, unless specifically requested to be shared by those requesting prayers.
Be faithful to cover the worship days you are scheduled for.
For the remainder of this year, we will be taking 15 minutes before worship to sit, pray, and seek the Lord’s Will in regard to LifeBridge: why He has us here; how He wants us to fulfill our mission (“Reaching the Lost; Discipling the Saved; and Sharing the Love of Jesus with Everyone”) and serve in our community in their needs and beyond; what area(s) is He calling us to serve and support? For some good passages to meditate/pray upon, try starting with the passages below.
1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. 2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. 3 Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
In early January, we will have a day of sharing what the Lord has been saying to all of us and lay down His plans for LB’s future. In the meantime, share what the Lord has been sharing in the form below.