While we were in BC, we had the privilege of visiting with a group of people who have been gathering for prayer for 25 years. This is the second longest prayer group I’ve had the joy of joining in prayer before the Throne of Jesus. The longest was the prayer group in Manhattan, Kansas. Two men started that prayer meeting back in 1957 to pray for missions at their church. They have been meeting every Tuesday morning for fifty two years when I prayed with them in 2009. These two men sat at one end of the table together – they have sat there ever since they started, come rain or shine.
The group in BC was started by a couple who served as missionaries in Africa when they returned back to Canada. Throughout the years men and women have come and gone, but this couple have been faithful to gather those who are interested in missions at their home. The gathering that night was made up of a couple who are in their mid-nineties (at least two of their children serve as a missionaries), a recently widowed man in his eighties (served as a missionary for decades in two countries), a couple in their late fifties (their children all serve in Christian ministries of some sort), a single woman in her early fifties (about to begin her ministry), a woman who came out to support the single woman, and our family. As the evening was winding down, I asked how long they have been meeting. This began a flood gate of stories of how prayers lifted on peoples behalf was answered by God. They were incredible stories!
We’ve met many incredible people and had many good meetings in BC, but I would have to say that this was the most important and heart warming meeting. May we always remember that the most important work in Christianity is to pray.
And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” – Matthew 9:35-38
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Wow. That’s inspiring faith.