Pastor Kevin Airrington
January 23, 2016
Pastor C.H. Spurgeon regarded the prayer-meeting as the spiritual thermometer of a church.
I was saved in a small store front church in Medford, Oregon. Even as a young convert I was amazed at the physical real estate that the church devoted to a prayer room.
When we moved to a larger building…priority one was setting up the prayer room. Sometimes we would go to help other churches and they had no prayer room. We would say, “that’s okay we will just meet in their sanctuary”. In one building we used the men’s shower room for prayer!
Many times…we would have no preaching…no song service…no offing plate “Oh my goodness…no offering”…for 90 minutes we PRAYED!!! We had prayer meetings in people’s homes on a regular bases…and some small apartments…with 30…40…50 people praying. People pray in the kitchen…in the laundry room…all the way up the stairs…WE PRAYED!!!
Today, sadly, churches donate much real estate to Sunday school rooms, bathrooms and their Holy Book Stores. But zero space for a prayer room. What’s worse is they do not teach their people to pray.
We knew how to pray…why because the Pastor’s and the church leaders were in those prayer rooms praying with us…they quoted scripture…they lifted their families up…their church up…and we saw revival.
So Pastor…if you have been lacking in your teaching of prayer…if you have not dedicated a place for prayer then it’s ok…you can repent and start this Sunday!
Christian’s if your church does not have a prayer room…and your church does not teach prayer…then go to church this Sunday and encourage your Pastor and your leaders.
Come on Pastor…you know that I am right! Come on church…LET’S PRAY!!!
i agree with Charles Spurgeon regarded the prayer-meeting as the spiritual thermometer of a church. Is your church HOT or ice cold???
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
“Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.” Isaiah 56:7