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Last Sunday evening, our Riverview family gathered for a Night of Prayer. If you were there, then you know the power of praying in community.

I was blessed to go through the prayer stations with my husband and 15-year-old son. What an encouragement to hear my son praying for others to know Jesus, to see him glad to pray over friends, to hear him thanking God for blessings, to see him leaving a confession at the cross. How I loved for him to hear his dad praying and to see his dad on his knees.

And then, what a blessing to look around and see members of my church family also going to God, many also with their families, some with tears, some with a Christian brother or sister sitting next to them, with an arm around them.

For most, I think the 30 or 40 minutes it took to go through the stations passed quickly. I heard one father talk about how his tween daughter was amazed that a half hour of prayer didn’t have to be boring.

I know prayer won’t always feel exciting, but the best part of the night wasn’t just being together. It was being together in God’s presence. Prayer is an amazing privilege. I’m thankful our church is growing in prayer together.

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


Ready to learn more about prayer? Please join us for “Growing in Prayer,” a women’s ministry mini-conference from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Sign up HERE.

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