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Delightful Consequence Of New Prayer Team

As a lot of you know, we’ve started a new “up front” prayer team for the conclusion of our Sunday worship gatherings at Good Shepherd.

 

We want to normalize what was previously remedialMeaning: we want our altar area to be a center of prayerful conversation each week, not just when people need to get saved, confess a sin, or receive healing.

So we have a low-key time after the benediction when people can come forward to talk and pray with a trained, Spirit-filled member of our team.

I tell you all that because this past Sunday one of my friends from my Young Adult Life Group hung around for prayer.  He was waiting to pray with me (something I usually try to avoid as I long to empower other pray-ers on the team).

Anyway, when I was available, he said, “I just want to pray for you.”

Whoa.

“Yeah,” he went on. “I want to pray I Thessalonians 5:12-13 over your life.”  Here are those words:

12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.

That’s the definition of a blessing boomerang.

Comments ( 2 )

  • Juanita Manahan says:

    So wonderful to hear of the good you are doing in the Lord. We were just challenged in Bible Study this morning about how Paul continues to pray for churches that he has known. We love Good Shepherd and want to ask ‘God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father.’

  • Juanita Manahan says:

    So wonderful to hear of the good you are doing in the Lord. We were just challenged in Bible Study this morning about how Paul continues to pray for churches that he has known. We love Good Shepherd and want to ask ‘God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father.’ With love, from Bundanoon, Australia.

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