Why Prayer Mission?
Prayer Current Connects with Seekers through PRAYER MISSION
Today there is an undercurrent of thirst for spiritual experience, most instinctively expressed in prayer. Two-thirds of adults (64%) think of themselves as “deeply spiritual” in a study conducted by the Barna Group. By far the most common spiritual practice among adults is prayer. More than 4 out of 5 adults (84%) say they have prayed in the past week. People who have no type of personal relationship with Jesus Christ or those who possess an unorthodox view of God nevertheless pray to God. Even 39% of those who call themselves agnostic or atheist indicated prayer activity. Prayer is a common current of all faiths and is a bridge to the seeker.
Prayer Current moves to meet seekers in this stream of nearly universal openness to prayer. Immersed in the prayer of Jesus, Prayer Current invites people into a personal experience of God, leading them to the joyous response of calling God, “Father.” Prayer Current trains people how to navigate life through prayer by praying for them, praying with them, and teaching them how to pray.
What is Prayer Mission? Prayer Mission is simply connecting seekers and engaging them directly with God through prayer. It involves prayingfor seekers, teaching seekers how to pray, and praying directly withseekers to introduce them to Jesus.
Prayer Mission Resources
- Journey in Prayer: Seven Days of Prayer with Jesus (book)
- Journey in Prayer (website - coming soon)
What Difference is Prayer Current Prayer Mission Making?
“Seven Days of Prayer with Jesus is a wonderful and transformative book, both scholarly and practical. John Smed is a very effective communicator. My own prayer practice has become more directed affording me greater mental and emotional clarity and stability. I feel more resilient with a greater sense of spiritual resources and relationship to God, whom I now address as “Father.” Thank you for creating this book which will help many who pray and many for whom we pray.”
Elizabeth, Homeopathic Doctor (seeker)
“Seven Days of Prayer with Jesus introduced me to praying. It is a very profound look at finding a connection with our heavenly Father through prayer in Jesus’ name. It took me a long time to learn to pray to God from my heart. When I first learned to pray it was somewhat mechanical, following procedures, but not truly opening my heart to Jesus. I would pray about my own needs. In this book I learned to pray for other’s needs as well as my own.
One of the most influential parts of the book is the section on forgiveness. My mother kicked me out of the house when I was 15 for talking back to her and I had to fend for myself for a few years living in 'hippie flop houses.' I suffered multiple abuses.
How could I ever forgive my mother for being so horrid to me? With the help of Pastor John’s book and a prayer session with a Christian friend I was able to have a good cry and forgive my mom. That lifted a great, great burden of bitterness from my soul.
Now I take all my cares and worries to Jesus in prayer and He comforts me. I am still learning the lesson of forgiveness on a day by day basis. Since I forgave my mom and became closer to God through prayer and Bible study, all of my relationships have been so much richer and more rewarding. I have finally found peace. Thank you Pastor John for your wonderful book on prayer.”
Bonnie, (new believer)
“As a relatively new Christian, I’ve found that prayer helps to ground me. Although anytime is a good time for prayer, I prefer to ‘journey in prayer’ at the end of the day when things are quiet and I can focus on what is important – connecting with God through prayer. I find prayer to be hopeful and comforting as it helps to put some things in our hectic city life in balance. It takes some of the focus off of our ‘selfish self’ and helps to project positive and hopeful energy towards those that truly need the support.”