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 remedial. Meaning: 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.”
“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.