24 Hours of Prayer

The modern world has many advantages. However, one of the drawbacks seems to be a decline in activities such as prayer. It used to be the case that typically in church and Christian life prayer meetings were one of the highlights. Today, sadly, this seems to have changed.

It is worth pondering what a lack of prayer highlights. First, it highlights a lack of dependence on God. Just imagine – we have access to the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. We would not be born without him. And we would not continue to breathe without him. 

And even more so, he is in control of all things. Nothing is possible without God. So often we can feel so helpless, and part of the beauty of the Gospel is that we can have direct access to the God and Father of the universe. 

Second, though, a lack of prayer highlights a dependence on ourselves. It is reminiscent of the Tower of Babel, where humanity combined in its self-dependence to usurp God. It is quite serious.

We want to encourage all who love and serve Jesus to pray. There are a variety of resources around that can help. Different personalities can find different tools very useful.

Corporate prayer is also a great thing. Hence, as a church, on March 7, we are having “24 hours of prayer.”  The idea is that there are some people at TAC who are praying each hour, every hour, for 24 hours. Stations will be set up to help you pray. What a powerful thing this can be! So, please, sign up for an hour – or even two – as we pray to the God who is in control of all things.

Raj Gupta