This past Sunday (Pentecost Sunday), Quest devoted the entire gathering to Prayer & Worship. While I certainly enjoy teaching the Scriptures, it was very refreshing. For the first time, the staff chose to implement the idea of asking folks to share ‘anonymous’ prayer requests on Post-It notes and to stick them on the sanctuary walls.
I can’t speak for the other pastors or staff but I was blown away at the number of post-its on our walls. And the stuff that folks shared.
I was again convicted of what I shared couple weeks ago that in the midst of “my stuff,” I’ve fallen short in praying for our church community. This past Tuesday, our staff gathered (for our Tuesday prayer/devotional meeting) in our sanctuary to read and pray through the post-its and it was pretty overwhelming.
I was personally moved by a post-it (that led to a conversation) written by Quest woman who was born blind with glaucoma. Over her life, she’s had numerous surgeries that have allowed her to see. She has a very young daughter who she dearly loves. She asked for prayer after being notified by her doctors that she may lose her vision…any day. What do you say to someone who is unsure if she’ll wake up one morning to realize she no longer can see?
I’m just praying and trying to care for people.
- What are your prayer requests?
- Who are you praying for?
We also showed this video (again) this Sunday as a reminder to all of us that Jesus is our Everything. I chose to show it to our church again because I needed to be reminded again.