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.
|Manchester United face Crystal Palace in the game, Shinji Kagawa is not even in the final 18 -man squad . Manchester United 's starting frontcourt of Valencia , Wayne Rooney, Ashley - Young and Robin van Persie . While sitting on the bench is Hernandez , Jah and Gunuzhayi et al . Shinji Kagawa 's name once again disappeared. Manchester United official explanation given is that Shinji Kagawa as the flu so I can not play.|
Japan is now in the United King had a bad day more and more , count the scene of the Crystal Palace game, Shinji Kagawa has two consecutive games did not enter the competition squad of Manchester United . So far , Manchester United have been carried out for a whole new season in five games , opponents are faced Wigan Community Shield Cup , League turn to face Swansea , Chelsea [ ??microblogging ] [ microblogging ] , Liverpool [ microblogging ] and Crystal Palace. And quite embarrassing, Shinji Kagawa just with Wigan game off the bench for a short 7 minutes , other times not on the bench in the big list is outside . Even if there is no flu, and the previous four games , Kagawa did not get any chance to prove himself , which undoubtedly deeply hurt Japan's King 's self-esteem.
Kagawa for his football dreams to pay too much. Culture Shinji Kagawa , Japan Miyagi Barcelona [ microblogging ] always regarded as the most successful Kagawa training young players to Kagawa proud . And then to be able to break their places in Miyagi Barcelona , Kagawa grandmother came specially from Kobe to take care of him. As schools , dormitories and training field between distant , Kagawa 35 kilometers every day to ride a bike to participate in the training . Arduous personal struggle plus the support of their loved ones had been before allowing Kagawa forward momentum . Cerezo Osaka to join in the year when , Kagawa said: "My goal is to become a member of the Japanese national team , and finally grow into a world class player and I want to thank my parents and grandmother care , I want to prove themselves in Miyagi those days will not struggle in vain . " Today , Kagawa at Manchester United faced the dilemma clearly not pay so much hard he wants results.
Prior to attending the Japanese national team Kirin Cup with Ghana after scoring a goal Shinji Kagawa in the club openly expressed dissatisfaction can not play in the match , he said: "Please go ask Moyes Why I can not appear in court . can not play football so I am very depressed , sometimes this frustration against more serious than others I hope to return to the club after things can be improved . " always restrained Kagawa publicly make such a statement , apparently on their own at Manchester United dissatisfaction with the performance of the situation .
Sent a message through the media and this way does not seem to bring positive effects Kagawa . Moyes told " Sky Sports " interview, made ??a brief response to this . He said: " There are a lot of players do not participate in the competition . Most of them have participated in the FIFA Confederations Cup , and later participated in many of the national team , rejoin later , if you ask me why they do not match, it is only because they do not meet the requirements of the game . "
However, Moyes 's argument is clearly untenable , Kagawa on behalf of the Japanese national team for their outstanding performance , but also scored a goal , showing a good competitive state . And also participated in the Confederations Cup Hernandez now also become regulars Moyes staff scheduling . In contrast, Shinji Kagawa was unable to enter the list of David Moyes some really justified.
Crystal Palace face competition , Manchester United on the strength of absolute dominance, is playing at home . In Kagawa clearly expressed wishes of the race after this one was King David Moyes to the Japanese best chance to prove himself . However, Moyes still no sign of him into the game list. It is worth mentioning that the Manchester United starting lineup is selected so often criticized " waste material " Anderson starting , during squad rotation , the 18 -year-old teenager Jianuzhayi also won playing opportunities , only Kagawa , see the figure. Even in this game he really cold , after four games played only seven minutes , but the field data than the nearly 30 -minute kick Jianuzhayi . Moyes would rather give 18 -year-old Manchester United Youth "semi" opportunities, but also do not want to enable Kagawa , Japan, which will undoubtedly make King feel scared .
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