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Info Prayer Current - Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
James 5:16-18

I have been adjusting my focus lately.  I used to get so fixated on the end result of something I wanted to achieve that I couldn’t figure out how to get there.  But a friend pointed out that the way to create any big change is to start with one person.  So when I think about how to create a culture of prayer at my church, my first step is to find that one person.  And I can pray, so it has to start with me: “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.  Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.  Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops” (James 5:16b-18).  God moved in response to the prayers of one man, and he still can today, even as we seek others to join in prayer.

 

Kevin OCoin is the Pastor of Community Life at The Meeting Place in Winnipeg.  He is thinking and dreaming about how to develop a culture of prayer at his church, even as he prays.

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