I have been sensing God leading me to pray more. The kind of prayer you pray for others. In the last couple of weeks, Nestor, a teenager who has been coming to church for the past year, has been bringing his cousins to church and bible studies. I am amazed at how young people convince the cousins or friends to come to church. So the past two Sundays, he has brought 3 different cousins to church. They don't say much about what they think of church but they have come back two weeks in a row. This is not common. On the contrary it takes a long time for family members to come to church. Some people of the church will invite the family members to church for years with no results. Not that church is the answer but it is a start. The fact that we actually talk about the bible during our services and we spend time praying for one another is so influential to people because they have never heard prayer outside the context of repeated or recited prayer. I myself have felt the need to pray for the spiritual life of the church and for individual believers. I need to grow in my prayer life as I am sure many of us all feel the same way. Who doesn't want a greater prayer life?
One of the books I read while on sabbatical was the autobiography of George Mueller. It was clear to me, he was a man of prayer. So much of the book revolves around him spending time in prayer for the needs of the ministry of orphans and how he said if it is the Lord's work HE will provide. This is what I want to be, a man of prayer. A man who is dependent on Jesus for everything.