A few hours ago I was in the middle of a “24” (24 hour prayer session). We do them monthly at one of the churches I go to (there are… FOUR!… yeah seriously). I know there are rules in other HOPs forbidding the practice of prayer room blogging, but we are not anywhere close to legislating such laws around here! I achieved the task of upgrading the blog Banner that you have undoubtably noticed. The picture is of Philly as well!
Well it was way intense at times. At this point in time I am sort of a displaced prayer guy without a central base of operations. I must say that there is an awful lot I have fallen into prayer wise in the last 2 months. Now my Friday and Saturday looks like this (when there is a 24).
Friday 2-4 pm – Temple HOP session. Yesterday it took almost an hour to break through.
Friday 8-12 pm – “Watch of the Lord” at Jamie’s church. Didn’t do this last night, instead…
Saturday 4-6 am – Went to bed at 730 pm after fixin’ myself a pastrami with some horseradish. Sweet. Got up too late at 3am (HOP is 30 miles away) and almost was late. There was nothing to break through here because:
1. It is 4 am – prime prayer time
2. No unauthorized people in the room at 4 am. They are all ready to go.
3. Was fresh off of breaking through at Temple. It rocked.
I did Psalm 73, and had done Psalm 37 (it’s dyslexic twin Psalm) at Temple. I find a common thread in both of these regarding near burnout and dissillusionment, that I can really relate to. So we prayed for those struggling with maintaining a redemptive view of God. Powerful.
In case you’re wondering, all this driving does add up. I’m proud to say my ’90 Honda has passed the 290K mark!