October 4, 2013
Here are a few thoughts I gathered from a pastor friend of mine who teaches about and practices a life full of prayer. Let’s listen in.
Ever wonder, as I do, what might be accomplished throughout this broken world if only we could get even half of our “church members” excited about corporate prayer? If they would believe that prayer makes a difference, I believe they would be a part of God’s warring army of intercessors at all costs.
When I share with churches in one of my seminars on prayer, I jokingly say to the church members: “If you’re not praying for your pastor, you deserve what you get!” The joke is, I’m not joking! If you will spend time on your knees before Father, often with tears, for your pastor, you will never find real reason to complain about him, and he will be more affective for the Kingdom.
Oh Beloved believer, are you “pre-prayered” for worship? Will you pray before you leave your home? Will you pray as you travel toward your corporate meeting with Father? Will your heart be turned toward Abba for the souls of those who may meet with you? Will you anticipate an audience with your God before you even arrive. Are you praying with expectation of hearing a Word from God. Are your prayers concerned with the broken-hearted you may be forced to sit next to? Are you praying ahead of time for your pastor as he listens for God’s message for you? I guess what I am asking is: are you “pre-prayered for worship? If you are, you will never be disappointed! – Jerry McCullah
Get your prayer on. It will make this Lord’s Day much more meaningful.
See You SONday!
When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. (2 Chronicles 7:13-15 NKJV)
Jerry Mcullough is the Pastor at Green Valley Bible Chapel, CSBC Prayer Consultant at California Southern Baptist Convention and CEO & Founder at Founder and President of Impact Prayer International. Follow him on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/jerry.mccullah if you would like.
© SF Gallagher 2013