Just before the end of the year, I met with a few of our guys to pray and plan for life at Seven Mile Road in 2011. We got out the whiteboard and some markers and made two columns. Places where we were killin’ it, and places that were killin’ us (Doug Logan had just preached the week prior and his phrases were stuck in my head). The Holy Spirit corporately laid on our hearts the need for Seven Mile Road to mature in terms of prayer. This is a place where we are weak, and if we do not grow, it will kill us. So over this coming year, by God’s help and leading, we’ll be learning about prayer and trying some different things to grow as a praying community.
It’s a joy to point to a first attempt and baby-step in that direction.
SMR Boston’s Roof Wreckers has been a good model for us and beginning next week, Seven Mile Road women are invited to gather for prayer. Lisa Thottukadavil has volunteered to host the night and here are some details.
Who: Women who are able to attend. There is no pressure. Come if and when you are able. Even if it’s just two of us, we’ll pray.
What: The focus of our time will be prayer. Simple. We don’t want to spend our time talking about praying, but praying. We’ll pray for Seven Mile Road and the work of the gospel, for our city, our pastor, our marriages, our children, our men, our singles, and other requests as they arise.
When: Every other Monday from 7-8pm, beginning on January 10.
Where: Lisa Thottukadavil’s place (email her for directions)
Why: “…praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints” Eph. 6:18
“…do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Phil. 4:6
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 1 Tim. 2:1-4
Women, for more information, contact Lisa.