Saturday, March 28, 2009

My House shall be called a House of Prayer

We began the evening praying for the individual prayer cards that we get each week in the services.

We showed a video of Jim Cymbala speaking on prayer tonight. It is a powerful video. Some statements he made were:
  • The church was born while people prayed.
  • The earmark of a true believer as seen in the Bible when Annanias was being convinced that Paul had become a believer. It was said that "he prays"

  • Paul told Timothy first of all prayers and supplications should be lifted up for all men.

  • How you do Gods work (through the power of the Spirit from prayer) is as important as doing Gods work.

  • The minute prayer ends in a church, the Spirit lifts.

  • Gods house should have the aroma of prayer about it.
The final portion of our time was spent as people called out to God to let Experience Life be a house of prayer. There was a real sense of Gods presence as we prayed.

Answers to Prayer
One testimony tonight came from a lady within our body who had been walking with a walker for the past three years who God touched and she is walking without her walker now. We had seven first time commitments to Christ this past week and 8 recommitments.

Monday, March 16, 2009

How Great is our God

We had probably one of the biggest prayer gatherings we have had tonight. We added the mission trip group from Berg Community church who is in Lubbock this week on a service trip. We began prayer for our Easter outreaches and prayed for Easter services for churches all over the city of Lubbock.

I shared about five various forms of prayer which we include in our prayer service:
1. Worship
2. Thanksgiving
3. Intercession
4. Petition
5. Confession

A theme that set the tone for the evening was "How Great is our God". No matter what the situation we can pray and believe because our God is Great.

Answers to Prayer
We celebrated that a couple of hundred were saved this past week at the "Get Motivated" seminar at the United Spirit Arena. There was an intercessory prayer team from the city that prayed all day at the United Spirit Arena as the seminar was going on. We had five first time commitments to Christ this week and five recommitments.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday Night

Monday night we prayed through Jeremiah 9:23,24

23 This is what the Lord says:
“Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom,
or the powerful boast in their power,
or the rich boast in their riches.
24 But those who wish to boast
should boast in this alone:
that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord
who demonstrates unfailing love
and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth,
and that I delight in these things.
I, the Lord, have spoken!
It is easy for us to cry out for help in the areas we are weak in, but at times we can forget to ask God for help in those areas that are going well or that we are more efficient in doing. As a church that is having some success we don't want to begin to subtly think we are doing anything on our own merit or by our technique. We understand it is God who works all in all. So we asked for help in some of the parts of our church that we are doing okay in.

Prayer Blog

The objective of this blog is to chronicle our journey in prayer at Experience Life. This would include topics God has led us to pray, answered prayers and memorable moments.