Morning Prayer 9.19.21
Sometimes we need to turn off our computers, tablets or smart phones in order for them to re-boot. Generally we find things will run faster and more efficiently if we allow our devices to re-set. For some reason, they pick up bits of data and cyber-trash that slow them down. In many ways, we as Christ followers can get a tad bit sluggish and experience a “drift” from our first-love of Jesus in much the same way. It’s not intentional, it just happens over time.
Earlier this summer, I felt the Lord prompting me to encourage us all to participate in a weekly morning prayer time. We used to have daily morning prayer times, pre-service prayer and a team of people praying during the service. Somehow we’ve let those things slip and the Lord is calling us to return to seeking God’s face and asking Him to revive us as individuals, families and as a church.
I’m not sure what the format of our time together will look like. I don’t want it programmed and I realize some need to be at work and will only be able to come for a portion of the hour. But, that’s okay. I just know it’s time for us to gather and voice our need of God. Pastor Jim Cymbal, of the Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York, once said: “God is attracted to weakness. He can’t resist those who humbly and honestly admit how desperately they need him.”
So, I’d like to invite you to join me on Tuesday mornings from 7am – 8am every week for this informal prayer gathering. Let’s seek His face with expectation. Psalm 5 declares: “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” (vs 3) I truly believe God will bless us as we take time to make prayer a priority and declare our need of Him.