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Techie Prayer

In a post last month (24.01.2012), I asked the question as to whether you were “gathering for prayer.”  That post was meant to be an encouragement about trying creative or original approaches to “gather in prayer” for one another.

Well, yesterday I saw an example of such an innovative approach.  As the team here in France gathered for their annual retreat, they began their time in prayer and worship.  The facilitators of this part of the retreat said that we would be praying for each one of our ministries in Europe.  Using their computer screen and an external speaker, they ‘skype-ed’ in each one of the leaders of our European teams.  Each person was given a few minutes to share key prayer items.  One of the facilitators translated each request into French.  When each leader was finished sharing, we prayed together with that leader, and then moved to the next leader.

I don’t know how those other leaders felt, but I can tell you that the time spent together not only enlarged the vision of our Franceteam members, but also unified their hearts in ministry with colleagues in other places in Europe who are experiencing many of the same joys and frustrations.

Neither the distance nor the language posed a problem for the Franceteam.  All I can say is “bravo” to those facilitators for coming up with such an idea, and “thanks” to God for allowing us to share with one another in this important way!

 

 

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