Prayer is a big part of our monthly deacons’ meeting at FBC. We pray for each other, the needs in our church family, the needs of people in our community, and our ministries. It’s not unusual for 30 minutes to be given to our prayer time.
I was blessed in last night’s deacons’ meeting when one of the men shared how God had answered one of his prayers. The previous month he had shared about a work situation involving a coworker that was creating problems for him. We prayed for him and the others involved, encouraging him to pray every day for the man instead of complaining.
Last night he shared he taken the advice and changed his approach. He had been praying daily for the man and not complaining. He was amazed at how much the situation had improved. The coworker’s demeanor toward him had gotten much better and things were looking up. He smiled as he shared what God had done.
I’m not saying there is never a time to complain – there are times when it is necessary. But I am saying that most of us should pray more and complain less. It will do wonders in our relationships. Prayer really does work.
Pastor Steve Hogg