In his book A Praying Life, Paul Miller writes:
“If you are not praying, then you are quietly confident that time, money, and talent are all you need in life.”
Now, as church leaders, we would never say that with our mouths, but we can often say that with our lives. We get busy. We get about our plans. We begin to trust our resources rather than beg God for his. God’s Word calls us to something more.
In Colossians 4:2, Paul writes:
“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.”
In this verse, there is a sense that prayer is happening as Paul says “continue”. There is a sense that prayer is necessary and that they are to continue “steadfastly”, not letting anything stop them. There is a sense that prayers are being answered as they are to be “watchful in it with thanksgiving”. This is the type of prayer culture we want to create in our little corner of Acts 29. We want to see prayer as an ongoing, necessary, hope-filled practice for the family of God on the mission of God.
We want to see prayer as an ongoing, necessary, hope filled practice for the family of God on the mission of God.
So, to that end, we will be sending out monthly reminders about how to pray for the work of God through Acts 29. There will be regular prayer items around our core values and upcoming events. Additionally, if you have things going on in your life or the life of your church and you want others to pray, let us know and we will send those out as well. We want to be watchful together.
Finally, we know that God is at work in our churches. So, there will be ways we need to pray with thanksgiving. Send those stories to us as well as that we can rejoice together. God has called us to a mission that is bigger than our time, money, and talent. Let us be a people who continue steadfastly in prayer together.
Below you will find links to submit prayer needs and/or points of celebration in your church.