Is it about more than prayer?

First, we need to understand that more prayer or even better prayer is not the primary goal.  It is instead, the vehicle toward the goal of greater relationship with Jesus and His Body.  If we seek to motivate and facilitate prayer from the perspective that more or better prayer, in Read more…

Prayer during the service

It is a fairly well known story that Charles Spurgeon had many people praying for him each time he preached.  He referred to this as his “furnace room.”  He attributed the success of his preaching to these pray-ers.  One way to communicate the value of prayer in a congregation is Read more…

Equal participation in prayer?

How can we encourage equal participation in prayer?  That is, how can we encourage those who normally do not pray out loud to do so and how can we encourage those who normally do pray out loud to do so less? Equal participation in prayer is a very worthy goal.  Read more…

What is the role of the Holy Spirit?

At that first Prayer Summit I referenced earlier, I remember hearing Dr. Joe say something like, “We are not sure what we are doing here.  We have done this a few times now, but that doesn’t make us experts.  We are trusting the Holy Spirit to guide us as we Read more…

Can We Worship Without Songs?

Singing is a wonderful way to express corporate or individual worship, but it is not the only way.  Since the essence of worship is recognizing and expressing God’s worth, there are many different expressions of worship that can make our times of prayer more dynamic. I was asked to facilitate Read more…

Preparing my heart?

How can I prepare my heart before I facilitate a time of dynamic corporate prayer? As I have opportunity to facilitate a time of corporate prayer, I am never very far from thinking about that time of prayer and what the Lord might want to do during it.  If, in Read more…