Do you have a passion for the presence of God?
There is a time of growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ before we are equipped to take on more responsibility in the church or in a leadership role. Not all people can be the head, but it is important for us all to find that place where the Lord can use us in his service. For some it may be teaching a Sunday school class, for others it could be joining the ushering team, or playing an instrument, or being a lay minister, or cleaning the church. What ever God has called you to do is between you and God, but if you want be effective and fruitful, begin your journey with prayer.
There is something that every saint, both those young in the Lord, and the ones who are well -seasoned can do: worship and pray.
Why is it that people often downplay the importance of praying? Both public and private prayer should be our daily bread, because it is the most useful and needed ministry in the church. Everything that we expect to accomplish for the kingdom of God is saturated with prayer, from the pulpit to the back door.
If we desire to see the Lord draw souls into his presence, it will start with our desires to pray for it to happen. It would be wise to come into the sanctuary with a praise on our lips for what the Lord has already done, and for those things that he is going to do.
If you want to see people healed, it will happen as we pray and believe.
If you want to be blessed financially, give.
If you want to reach your full potential in Christ, and you are not quite sure how to do it; start with prayer and read the Word for his response. As you pray, he will reveal what you ought to do.
If you want to have true joy, receive God’s peace that passes all understanding. You can have that peace through prayer.