Point - Prayer Guide 2017


"The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." - James 5:16b

Over the past weeks God allowed me to see two pictures of the power of prayer. The first came during a visit to one of our Converge churches in the Midwest. Since August 2014, they have preceded their fall ministry launch with 21 days of prayer. People are invited to come to the church at 6 a.m. to pray for the new season of ministry and for their community, friends, neighbors, classmates, coworkers and relatives to come to Jesus. To my great surprise, more than 500 people attended this year’s launch gathering. An even greater joy was to hear their stories of answered prayer. This church has created a culture of prayerfulness in their congregation, and the result is great fruitfulness.

Last week I talked with a pastor on the West Coast who had decided recently that prayer needed to have a much greater presence in his church’s worship service. His solution was to add a moment at the end of each service to invite attendees to approach the platform so that he could pray over them. (Yes, he went “old school,” even though he has a modern service). The pastor effused joy as he talked about prayer after prayer answered by God.

God answers prayer. Thank you for praying with us. We look forward to God’s answers for us in this next season as we start and strengthen churches together worldwide.

Better Together,
Scott Ridout

    Point - September 2018

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