If you haven’t been at Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting in a while, you might want to rethink your life. You’re missing something. What happens?
We meet in the fellowship hall. We pull tables together and sit in a big circle around the round table. Bibles sit beside coffee cups. Between sips we pick up the content of the past Sunday morning’s message and try to probe a little deeper into the truth of it. We try to apply it. We ask “what difference would it make if we believed this? If we did this?” The answer is it would make a lot of difference.
And we tell stories of how it has already made a difference. This past week for instance. Sunday morning had been about how, if the Lord is our shepherd, we have assurance our needs are met. Round the table people told stories of how God had met needs. How an eight inch long metal spiked soil probe needed in Peru made it through airport security twice, in Orlando and Panama, without raising an eyebrow. How, in New York City at 2 a.m. a cab driver with a southern accent, playing gospel music on the radio, found one of our women who had gotten lost in an alley, and rolled down his window and asked her if she needed help. She certainly did. She thinks he might have been an angel.
We tell the truth. Some freely talk about their struggles. Others listen and offer understanding, compassion, and their stories of having been there, done that.
We laugh. We tell the things we are grateful for. We thank God for being so good to us when we don’t deserve His goodness. We learn to look for the ways God is at work around us.
We pray, of course. Maybe not as much as we should, but we pray. We ask God to meet our needs, heal hurts, raise hopes, reach others with the Gospel (all of which relate to the purposes of the church). We need to pray more. We need to be better at simply being with God and loving on Him a fraction as much as He loves on us.
We need help with that. We need you to help us. If you haven’t been with us, you’re missing what to me is the best part of the week. Maybe you’ll find a way to rethink your life and be with us soon.