Among the ungodly heart and mind conditions Hosea condemned in Israel was this one: Israel failed to include God in their decisions (Hosea 8:4). Brad, Ted, and I asked the elders to designate 24 hours as a time of special prayer for the congregation. God must be the foundation and the heart of our decision as we select additional elders. We request that members be at the building for a continuous 24 hours of prayer from 6 a.m. Friday, July 7, to 6 a.m. Saturday, July 8.

Room 100 (off the foyer) is designated for mixed groups (men and women) with men as audible prayer leaders. Room 106 (off the foyer) is designated for groups of women who wish to pray together. A sign-up sheet will break this 24-hour period into 30 minute segments. We ask for people to sign the sheet for specific 30 minute segments. This only means that you agree to be at the building at that time and will be in one of the rooms as coordinator. Anyone may come at any time and stay as long as they wish. You do NOT have to sign this list to attend. It is a "come and go" situation.

The prayer time may be used as those present wish: silent prayer, one group leader, multiple group leaders, chain prayers, or a mix of approaches to God in prayer.

Focus this prayer period on the congregation, its spiritual needs, and its spiritual growth and development. Some focus thoughts:

Ask God to:

David Chadwell

West-Ark Church of Christ, Fort Smith, AR
Bulletin Article, 2 July 2000

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