“…There are two kinds of bees in the hive: workers and fanners. The fanner bees gather inside the hive, facing the center, and move their wings rapidly. Like a powerful fan, this draws the stale, impure, bad air out and pulls in fresh clean air. Without each one doing its job, the bee community could not survive. I liken the work of these fanner bees to those in the church who are called to a special ministry of prayer. These are the believers whose major work is to stay in touch with the clean, pure air of God’s Spirit. When Jesus said to pray and not lose heart, he was urging the disciples to raise prayer to a personal lifestyle. The community of faith is strengthened as we respond to this call from God.”
Submitted by James K. Wagner (Ohio) in the October/November 1997 issue
of The Upper Room Devotional Guide.
Fridays @ 9:00 a.m. | Sundays @ 5:00 p.m.
If you feel the call to a life of personal and intercessory prayer, we invite you to join our new Partners in Prayer beginning on February 20 and 23. We have two groups: one meeting on Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary and Sunday evenings at 5:00 p.m. in the Conference Room downstairs near the church office. Sue Haney leads the Sunday afternoon group and Ruby Rosbach leads the Friday morning group. For more information, email the church office or call at 919.847.1536. Not only will you be a blessing to those for whom you are praying, you will be blessed as you draw near to our living and loving God in prayer. For those who may not be able to attend either prayer group, but wish to pray at home, you may call or e-mail Lisa Mooneyham at the church office (919.847.1536) and request an e-mail of this week’s prayer list.
Ask yourself: Does prayer make a difference? Does God really hear my prayers? Is God calling me to pray? If you believe the answer to these questions is YES, then join us in this new prayer ministry endeavor.