Officially our 21 Days of Prayer series is over. This past Sunday we wrapped up this teaching series that had included sermons, devotionals, a cool app and some wonderful videos from leaders in our District. I hope you took advantage of this special focus on prayer and were challenged to spend additional time with God.
But, I hope that just because the series is over, the focus on prayer won't end. I hope that we have been challenged to become a person of prayer every day, not just during a certain series. I also hope that we wouldn't stop focusing on prayer as a church, but become a praying church. Of course a praying church is really just a church full of people who pray. We pray together, we pray alone. We pray in the good times and in the bad. We pray when we are in need and when we are in plenty. We pray at all times. That's who we are and that's what we do.
Jesus modeled this. He spent much time in prayer with His Father. He often went off to pray alone. It is good for you to take time to pray. That might be the most important thing you EVER do! We can work and work and work...but without prayer our work will never achieve what we might have with God's help. Prayer is to be the lifeblood of the people of God.
So, on day 22 or 23 or 87 or 5,687...we should still pray and not give up. We should seek to grow in our prayer life. We should pray in new ways. We should seek intimacy with God through communication with our Heavenly Father.
May we become people of prayer, now and always.