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Lunch Break Prayer & Fasting

July 3, 2008

Sometimes working in ministry can start to feel more like work and less like ministry. Prayer seems to solve that.

At our Nashville ministry office, some of us are starting to fast and pray together every Thurs during the lunch hour.

Last Thurs I prayed in the Every Nation boardroom with 14 men and women who skipped lunch – pastors, IT gurus, data processors, campus missionaries, accountants, consultants…

We divided our lunch hour into five 10-minute blocks. I know 5 x 10 is only 50 minutes, not 60, but I figured someone would get long-winded and we would fill the hour anyway.

Here’s how we passed the time:

10 min – word
John 6:29 The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.
Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
We usually focus on WHAT we believe, but I think WHO we believe is more important. We need to put our faith in God, and the more we know Him, the easier it is to believe Him and His word.

10 min – Nashville – our Jerusalem
We prayed for our city government, the music industry, the poor, our high schools, universities, Nash churches, Pastor Rice, Bethel and Steven Curtis Chapman’s family.

10 min – USA – our Judea
We prayed for our government, for revival, for Amr churches, our new EN church plants and the economy.

10 min – the nations – the ends of the earth

We prayed for Iran and our Iranian friend who is still jail.

10 min – our personal prayer needs
We prayed Acts 16:31 for all unsaved Dads and Moms.

Not sure what we’ll pray about in a few hours, but I can’t wait to pray with the people I work with.

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