We've started into our "Pray First" series. We'll be taking time to look at prayer: what it is, how we can pray, why we find it challenging to pray etc.
The big vision is that Zion would become a church where God does amazing things as He responds to the prayers of His people... or, to personalize it a bit more, that Zion would be a church where God does amazing things in response to our prayers.
But... if we're going to see God do amazing things in response to our prayers then I think we have to do a few things.
First, we've got to be praying. That seems pretty straightforward, right? The need to be praying is why we're looking at "Pray First" together. I want prayer to become our "default setting" (based, in many ways, on 1 Thessalonians 5:17 which says "Never stop praying").
We also have to be praying for one another - which means we have to be sharing our prayer requests with one another.
Finally, we need to share about how God has answered our prayers - we need to tell each other when God does something amazing in response to our prayer.
That's where this blog comes in... I want to encourage you to share your prayer requests and the ways God answers your prayers. Include them in the comments section. Share about how we can pray for each other... keep us updated when God answers your prayers.
I want us to be a church that prays first... and I want us to share our prayer stories!