Becoming a House of Prayer
An Interview with Three Pastors Whose Churches Are Being Transformed
- Published in the May | June 2005 issue
Pray! : It’s been said that the prayer level in a church will not rise above the leadership’s example. Can you relate some specific stories about how leaders’ examples bring change to how others pray? Fred : For many years, although I prayed every day, I was not what I would consider a man of prayer. Then, seven or eight years ago, I began to sense a need for knowing God in a new way. So I talked to a few men about it—not “Hey, let’s develop a program” or “I have something to teach you,” but just “We’re learning, we’re on a journey. Let’s get together and pray.” I discovered that I didn’t need to scold or encourage. Many people wanted to learn to pray. Doug : Right now, we have about six lay people
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