Way back in early 2020 we began a movement to institute a more routine opportunity for people to come forward at the end of the church services at ReCAST for prayer. It may be that there is a unique difficulty, a particular struggle, a poignant movement of conviction, or even a unique praise that needs to be offered in response to the hearing of God’s Word.
Just like so many things, covid-19 put the kabash on this plan to help us carry out the desire to lean more into prayer. It is my desire to renew that push out into providing the solace of prayer at the end of the service as an option for anyone who would like to come forward and share a request or a praise.
There is a comfort, a solace, that comes in having someone pray for us. We are made for relationship. I do not believe that there is any magic in bringing a prayer request to someone else and having them pray over you. But there is a unique solace that we forfeit when we keep our fears, struggles, and burdens to ourselves. My hope and prayer as we begin to offer this prayer time is that we begin to develop a culture of lifting one another up. I hope it becomes a time that is used to connect with God and each other.
There is indeed a unique solace available in lifting up burdens to the Father together with a brother or sister in Christ! It is my hope we will all take advantage of this opportunity sometime in the coming weeks or months to pray together with someone from our ReCAST family.
(We plan to start offering this on Sunday, September 25.)