Weekly Prayer Meetings
By Joe Keim
September 1, 2007
In 2 Chronicles 7:14, God spoke to Solomon and said, If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Six years ago, God burdened my heart to start a weekly prayer meeting with some of my closest friends. It was not my desire to pray out of a prayer book, I just wanted to get real before Almighty God, humble myself and ask for forgiveness where I had failed to give Him all the honor and glory that He deserves. Secondly, I was deeply burdened to cry out to Him to have mercy upon family members and people who were not yet born again.
Today, I am overjoyed to tell you that we are still meeting every Tuesday night from 7:30 to 9:00. Our times with God as a group continue to be very special and often powerful. There have been many times when the tears have flowed from the eyes of our prayer warriors as they drew close to God and shared deep struggles and heavy burdens.
I am also pleased to tell you that two more groups have followed our pattern and are meeting in their homes for prayer meetings. Our group meets in Ashland OH, a second group meets in Sullivan OH and the third group meets in Lancaster PA.
Maybe this sounds far fetched but could you imagine the impact it would have on the Amish communities (young and old) and even the utter most parts of the world, if more prayer groups started springing up, all across the Amish communities. God could once again, send revival and heal our land! Ah, to let go of human control and let God take over.
Would you consider taking the lead in your area by starting a prayer meeting with your friends too? If so, you might let us know so that we can be encouraged as well as pray for you.
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