Every year a lot of people send prayer requests to many ministries with the hope and anticipation that these ministries will pray for them. Some are told to send cash etc. I think there are pros and cons to this.
Whilst there is nothing wrong with sending prayer requests to ministries and churches etc. Having said that its best if you are sending those prayer requests to a ministry that you know is a prayerful ministry and you have a good idea of their prayer life. By prayer life I mean, how committed are they to prayer and how often are the prayer meetings.
There is always controversy when money is asked to accompany those prayer requests. We know that many desperate people are willing to do anything to get a ‘breakthrough’. Unfortunately there are always some unruly elements within the community that are ready to’pounce’ and take advantage of innocent people.
I think it’s a good idea to find friends that you know and trust. Pray with and for those friends regularly, in all seasons. It means you don’t have to wait for a crisis to start praying for you and your friends and those who are dear to you. When they send in their prayer requests, its a good opportunity for you to stand in the gap and pray for them. By so doing, in the time of crisis you will reap a harvest by having others pray for you too.
Besides that prayers are important for our societies, communities and leaders. The place of prayer is a place of divine advantage. So by understanding prayer we can bring heavenly solutions to problems prevailing on the earth realm. So I recommend that its better to learn how to pray and learn to pray for others and be committed to a life of prayer than sending prayer requests to all sorts of place.
You need to take charge of your spiritual life and spiritual growth. Take your personal power back and become the best that God has called you to be by mastering this crucial aspect of spirituality of prayer. Be ready to pray for the needs of others too, when they send prayer requests. I say this after more than 4 years of experience as Head of Intercession at my local church in Melbourne Australia.
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