I hate to admit this, but I’ve been to my share of boring prayer meetings. That’s not at all to imply that God is boring—He absolutely, positively is not! But sometimes the way we talk to Him at our corporate prayer meetings suggests a different story.
Thankfully, I’ve also been to a good number of engaging prayer meetings. There are different ways to involve groups of people and help them make their conversations with God lively and relevant, but the one I want to mention here is the worship-based intercession format that some of my friends in the prayer movement teach at their semi-annual prayer summits.
It is not too late to register for Reaching the Summit, taking place next Tuesday through Thursday, August 4-6 on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Well, maybe for most of you it really is too late because you already have other commitments. I realize that’s not much notice for you. But if you’re in the Fort Worth or Dallas area, I really recommend you check it out. I’ll be there, and I’m excited.
The event, hosted by Pray! authors Daniel Henderson, Phil Miglioratti, and Dennis Fuqua, will feature “Spirit-led, worship-fed, corporate-bred” prayer. And here’s the cool part: the goal of the prayer summit is two fold. First, participants get to experience this meaningful prayer experience. Second, they are trained to go back to their churches and ministries and lead others in vital corporate prayer.
For more information on Reaching the Summit, visit www.reachingthesummit.net, or call Lori at 916-489-4774.
If you can’t make this prayer summit, there will be more in the future, so stay tuned. And in the meantime, check out these articles by Daniel, Phil, and Dennis for inspiration on how to make your corporate prayer times livelier:
Suprised by Shouting
Expanding Your Prayer Meeting
Prayer Summits Are for Everyone
Or if you already have tried-and-true ways of engaging folks in corporate prayer, by all means, please share them with the rest of us.