Putting Prayer back into Prayer Meeting

Prayer Meeting has become many things in churches today. Until the most recent series, the Cadillac prayer meetings have been topical Bible studies or training such as the FAST program we just completed. In the past, we have even studied prayer as a subject. Rest assured, though, there has always been prayer in the meeting and usually a significant portion of it.

So, what is so different about the current prayer meeting series? The difference is active prayer covers most of each session!

Each prayer meeting session has a specific theme that we focus on. Other prayer requests are not excluded, but we strive to seek out needs pertaining to the chosen topic. Here is the current list of

these prayer themes: Spirituality, Family, Work, Health, Church, School, Evangelism.

It has been amazing how refreshing and beneficial the “fo- cused” prayer is in each prayer meeting.

Prayer Meeting in Church History

Prayer meetings date back to the early church. Think about this, Pentecost

happened during a prayer meeting. It is recorded in Acts 2. In Acts 12:5, when Peter was in prison, the church prayed.

In Acts 16, the apostles engaged in intentional prayer when they were persecuted. Paul’s prayer is an example of focused prayer:

“Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:5-7