Monday, August 6, 2012

Prayer Meeting

We have a midweek prayer service, which we call "Family Prayer", on Thursday night.  Instead of meeting in the church, we usually meet in a church members' home.
Most of our families live in one or two rooms.  The bed is the main piece of furniture and takes up most of the floor space, so the children and young people are sitting there.  This particular family of 5  has 2 rooms; this main living area, plus a kitchen out the back door (not attached).
The men were sitting on the floor, and I was sitting on a small bench with 2 other ladies, and Kara.

 Many times people will request a meeting in their home if they have a special need, or have had a recent blessing in their family (i.e.  a birthday, new baby, new job,  recent travels, etc).

During the meeting we sing, take prayer requests, have prayer (3 or 4 people will pray), and we have a message from the Word of God.  We pray for God's special blessing for the family hosting the meeting, during this time also.  After the meeting is over, we have a time of fellowship, tea and snacks.

This past Thursday, we left home with 8 people in the vehicle (10 passenger, I think).  We pulled up in front of the church and a torrential downpour started, so naturally everyone wanted a ride to the house where the meeting was being held.  We packed 9 more into the vehicle, 17 total.  Too bad I didn't get a picture of that!

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