One could easily conclude that the mid-week church prayer meeting has gone the way of the dodo bird. Many times I have listened to old Leonard Ravenhill sermons where he mentions powerful prayer meetings. Every time, my heart remembers back to years ago when such a meeting was commonplace. I almost believed that the church prayer meeting was out of date. They may not be common, but they are not extinct. I just came back from one. It was so refreshing. Hope Church in Brunswick, OH is a model of a church built on prayer.
There were about 50 people from senior saints (I made sure to grab a seat next to one of these men of God!), church elders and former pastors to brand new believers (I'm talking like a couple weeks old in the Lord). It was simple, beautiful, and refreshing. I left there about an hour ago and my heart is still soaring. It has birthed a vision in me for what can be true in the church where I worship, and any church.
Thank You, Lord.