Today we had 24 different individuals and couples pray for an hour. We started at midnight last night and will end at midnight tonight. It was truly humbling to know that when I woke up people had been praying for hours. It's again humbling to know that people are praying as I get ready to sleep. Why pray? Why go to such lengths to cover our church with this kind of intense prayer? We could say it's good, it's godly, we're commanded to, or that it creates solidarity. We could get theological and explain what prayer is. But the simple fact is that prayer works. It really works. James 5:16 says, "Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results."
Read the Bible in One Year Plan: Numbers 33-34