Praying alone & together

Most of the time I pray alone.  In solitude. I’m most comfortable with that. They are sometimes formal prayers, and just as often, spontaneous ones. Sometimes my prayer is simply “Jesus!,” a calling out to the One who can save me from all my distress.

Sometimes I pray with my husband. That can be awkward because frequently he’s the one I’m praying about!  Matthew 10:36 says ‘Your enemies will be right in your own household.” Who requires my forgiveness, or needs to forgive me more, than the ones closest to me. But then, the act of praying together brings about reconciliation, a refocus on the world’s, and our family’s, needs, rather than on our own hurts and resentments. We become united, or more united, more inspired, more empowered, on the right path, heading in the same direction.

As Christians of different traditions we are members of the same household. We may have been enemies in the past, but then we began praying for each other. “Lord, open their eyes” as we ignored our own blindness. Now we are praying with each other. What does that look like to the rest of humanity? What does that look like to our Father in heaven? What wonders does that work in a fallen world?

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Thanks be to God for the opportunity to pray together.

(Cathy LaFleche, Executive Director — Saskatoon Pregnancy Option Centre)
I know that we would all affirm the importance of prayer.  Praying together is also a part of God’s call on our lives.  Would you consider investing the time, spiritual energy and ministry finances to join others for the Prayer Summit January 29 – February 1, 2018.  I believe that the benefits will impact us beyond what we can ask or imagine!  This will be a powerful time with the Lord and one another!  Prayerfully consider registering now!

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Looking forward to the Prayer Summit with great anticipation,

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