Christmas prayer challenge
Many of our prayers are for safety. But I’d like to challenge you to pray a dangerous prayer this December.
Last Sunday I mentioned a prayer strategy developed by Frank Laubach, called the “Can I Help You” prayer, or the CIHU prayer. The idea is that we pray to God to help connect him to the people in our lives, especially those who are “missing” from God’s family. It’s a dangerous prayer because it will very likely cause some conversations that we’ll need God’s help for. It will cause our lives to careen out of the comfort zone and into the unknown zone, where we’ll have to rely on God.
So as we head into the Christmas season, I’d like to challenge you to join me in making the CIHU prayer part of every day. At least once a day, when we’re around others who are far from God, we will pray that we could help connect that person with God, and vice versa. Then we’ll see how God answers that prayer.
Are you up to the challenge? Are you willing to pray a dangerous prayer?
P.S. I invite you to join me for an all church prayer gathering this Sunday evening at 6 pm. We’ll provide some pizza, then we’ll pray for all those people God wants to reach through Seneca Creek this Christmas season. And if you need prayer, we’ll have teams on hand to pray with you individually as well. See you then!