I know that it is good for me. It has proven fruitful and helpful in times past. There have even been occasions where I saw immediate results. And yet when it comes to prayer and being consistent in prayer, it’s difficult. I guess that is why they call it a discipline.
But what I have discovered over the past few years about prayer is interesting. What is difficult as a personal discipline is often difficult as a corporate discipline as well. In the multiple small groups I have led in the past few years, the prayer time can still be awkward, uncomfortable, and difficult to say the least. I have often wondered, is it worth it to keep forcing the issue.
The answer is a resounding YES! Keep praying as a group. Keep praying for one another and with one another. Ian Carmichael gives some great encouragement and ideas as to “How to Continue Steadfastly in Prayer at Group.” He provides needed optimism on praying together and helpful tips for the group.
So don’t give up, keep praying, read the article, and be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!