A Call to Prayer

Typically, a call to prayer is centered on tragedy or potential tragedy. I guess what I am calling for is a preemptive prayer. I am calling us to pray. Not because of something bad, or potentially bad, but because we should be praying all the time. Please know that I am not calling anyone out on this. Over the last few weeks I have been asking people how often they pray. Most people will say every meal, a few less will say every morning or night. We are told in scripture that we are to pray without ceasing. I’m not sure how many Christians are doing this.

I don’t think we are doing justice by praying only when tragedy strikes or when we are blessed with something great. Lately, I have found myself constantly praying for the most random things. This afternoon I was at a stoplight and I looked over at the person at the car next to me. She was yelling at whoever she was on the phone with. I felt compelled to pray for her. Yesterday, I prayed for a young man leaving to the marine Corp. I also prayed for a family struggling, a girl who is depressed, and another girl who was praying for her grades to keep up. When that was done, I prayed for God to move in our community. In the last two weeks, I prayed for multiple people I saw going about their day, just praying that God would meet them where they are. The best part is that through all this prayer, I have felt God speaking to me again, something I don’t notice as often as I should.

Today, I ask that you join me in praying. Pray for people you see, for friends, family, even for those you don’t know. I don’t believe you can over-pray, so I feel this is a win, win situation. Feel free to let me know what you are praying about. I would love to join you in these prayers.

 

Pastor Derrick