The landscape of our lives is changing by the hour. Yet we are amazed by the resilience, hope, and creativity of the people of God. The Church is finding creative ways to stay deeply connected and build meaningful relationships with one another and with God.
In Atlanta, Georgia, Trinity Anglican Church is creating a space for prayer ministry on Zoom. They have people join a Zoom “waiting room.” The pastors are in “prayer rooms,” and one by one, people come in to receive prayer ministry—God’s ministry. When they finish praying, the next person is let into the “prayer room” to receive their turn for prayer. What a fantastic way of giving the ministry of God at this time!
For more than 30 years, Holy Trinity Brompton in London, England, has hosted a 7 a.m. prayer meeting every Tuesday. This past Tuesday, they hosted their prayer gathering online. Unlike a typical prayer gathering where everyone is in the church sanctuary, this time, there was a release of prayer in people’s homes! Ordinary spaces were rendered extraordinary as each person lifted praises and prayers to God!
In Acts 12, Peter is in prison, the early church is afraid, and their first instinct is to gather together to pray. They earnestly pray, crying out to God, and their prayers make a difference! In Peter’s cell, the chains fall off, the doors of the prison fling open, and an angel leads him out to safety. When Peter arrives at the home of the gathering, he doesn’t find the church waiting—he finds the church praying! God responded to the cry of His people.
We are in a moment that is greater than the might of any man or woman on earth. We need the Lord right now to show up and to do what only He can do! All we need to do is ask Him.
How is the Lord inviting your church to pray? We want to encourage every church to ask God, “How do you want us to pray?” We don’t know what the world needs right now, but He does. Let’s not be a church that waits, let’s be a church that prays until we see the Kingdom of God here on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Kingdom Come Prayer Every Monday
Our staff is committing to fast and pray every Monday for the next month and we would love YOU to join us. Every Monday, from 2-2:30 p.m. CT, we will have a Zoom prayer meeting with churches all around the country. Let’s unite in prayer at this time.
Prayer Response Team
We have created a Prayer Response Team to cover our world and the Church in prayer at this critical time. If you would like to receive a daily prayer email over the next four weeks, you can sign up here to receive those here.