November is Missions Conference Month at Laurel Baptist Church, and I am excited to have visiting with us missionaries whom our church supports on a monthly basis. Check out the schedule:
- Sunday, November 1st – Ken Baker (New York City)
- Sunday, November 8th – Robbie Ellis (Medical Missions)
- Sunday, November 15th – Matt Goins (Honduras)
- Sunday, November 22nd – Edgar Feghaly (Middle East)
Why set aside an entire month to promote world-wide missions through this missions conference?
I’ll be the first to admit it, Wednesdays are the longest day of the week for me. It’s a full day of study, meetings, and counseling with the added service at night. Due to the schedule I don’t even come home on Wednesdays. It’s often best for me to just stay in the office until our Prayer Service at 7:00pm. I can’t really explain it. I feel more tired on Wednesdays, and that “two o’clock” feeling hits me harder than other days. I can’t speak for you, but It’s just a long, tiring day for me personally.
It may be for that very reason (the exhaustion of the day) that I need the mid-week Prayer Service all the more. As tired as I may be coming into the Prayer Service every Wednesday, when I leave I am always refreshed, restored, and ready to face the rest of the week.
Here’s why I need the weekly Prayer Service, even though Wednesday is my longest and most tiring day of the week:
This past Friday night we hosted an all night men’s prayer meeting. I wish I could adequately express what the Lord did through the night; however, I can’t seem to find the words to fully describe how the presence of God met with us. Over 40 of our men came together in the spirit of Lamentations 2:19 – “Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the night watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him.”
I recently wrote a post answering the question, “Why an all night prayer meeting?” You can read it here. Today’s post is more along the lines of the process we had in conducting the all night prayer meeting. So, here are a few thoughts and things we learned: