Could we be That Kind of Church?
February 24, 2012
I seem driven these days by a seven-word phrase that describes the prayer meeting out of which the Lord launched His Church. Acts 1:14 says “they all joined together constantly in prayer.” Literally, they prayed with a unified passion and when they were done praying, they prayed again and again and again. Why? I believe it was because of the impossible mission of being Jesus’ witnesses to the ends of the earth (Acts1:8) and their total inadequacy to make that happen.
But what is keeping me up nights about this verse is wondering if my church – if any church – could pray constantly for world evangelism with that same unified passion? Honestly I don’t know, but we’re trying. Here’s how. Every Sunday we feature one country in a U4theU Prayer Time. I share information about the country, distribute Joshua Project Unreached People Group Cards from that country, ask people to take a knee and we pray. Is everyone praying with the same unified passion? I doubt it. But is God listening? I’m sure of it. What will be the result? Well perhaps God will soften our hearts to one Unreached People Group we must reach!