The Power of Prayer
This past Sunday, our church began "100 days of prayer". We have pledged to pray 10 minutes a day everyday. For our church, our country, each other. In addition our Pastor, Pastor Joseph (what a great guy, by the way) had us start "Prayer Triplets". That is, three members of the congregation, preferably those who don't know each other very well, getting together once a week for 30 minutes to pray and share and dig deeper into each other lives. I, as an Elder, am leading one of these starting tonight. I covet your prayers for this, so I can be an example to my prayer partners.
Most of us have this "filter" where we selectively lets bits and pieces out for others to see. But some things, for whatever reason, we can't or won't share and are kept on the other side. You hear the term "transparent" kicked around alot in the church. "Oh, he/she is so transparent!" But what does that really mean? I think true transparency is letting everything show. The good, the bad, the ugly... That is rare in everyday life. It might be a stretch to think we can be like that to everybody. But for God? Yes. In your prayers to the Holy One? Yes.
How is your prayer life? Are you being "transparent" to the One who matters?