Just sending out this note to remind everyone that tonight, being the first Wednesday, is Family Prayer.
I have had some of the new folks asking about prayer meeting and what it is, so I thought I’d send out this note to share our vision for prayer meeting. We are hoping for a great time together, and in order to avoid anyone being surprised when they arrive tonight, we will start at 7 PM with a song to help gather our thoughts and clear our minds from the day. We will have prayer meeting as usual, and will conclude (between 7:45 and 8 PM, always making room for the spirit to move) by all of us praying with, and for, one another.
I know that we have MANY children and I would encourage you to have them pray with you, and if necessary, feel free to bring them a book or a quiet toy with which to amuse themselves. It is great exposure for them to be at prayer meeting. I remember many times as a child being on my knees beside my dad, listening to the many voices being lifted around the sanctuary. Making these memories for our children is a worthy endeavour.
Special prayer request cards will be available in the entrance of the church as you arrive tonight. If you wish for the church to pray specifically for these needs at the end of the service, please fill it out and we will bring it before the church prior to dismissal.
It seems, sometimes, as if we subconsciously consider prayer meeting to be a “less important” service than all the others, but we do not want that to be the case at CPC. Let this be a visit that nets you great spiritual strength! May God richly bless you in the remainder of your day. Hope to see you tonight.
“Bring your needs to Jesus. He’s got this!”