We are just less than a week past the conclusion of PAC’s 24/7 prayer week. It wrapped up with our best attended Sunday night worship event ever. What a great feeling to have to keep adding rows of chairs.
PAC is hungry for more of God.
Here are a few of my personal highlights:
- opening the envelope with the note left from the person who prayed before me; in most of my sessions these ended up shaping a good chunk of my prayer time.
- two pictures left in the prayer rooms by a couple PAC kids now hanging in my office.
- being encouraged by seeing so many new people signing up. Encouraged because we like to see our brothers and sisters move together with us in unity, but also because I knew what was waiting for them in that hour.
- the nervous feeling in my gut when the prophetic team at the worship night was asking specific people to stand and gave them encouraging words. I’m learning to embrace that feeling because it is in those moments God is growing me. And true enough, the words given fell in a powerful and graceful way.
- the testimonies of healing which continue to come in this week for people who were prayed for.
- thirty people from PAC Neepawa making the journey to come be at the worship night – felt good to have us all together.
- a late night slot where I walked the halls of Westpark praying and felt in a beautifully crushing way how much God cares about children.
- continuously blessed by those who have managed to shift from “seeker sensitive” thinking to a more “experiential / supernatural” approach. Only those who have been at PAC for a couple decades would know what I am talking about. It’s a massive shift and I as one of those who has had to make that shift, I am glad to have walked on that journey with you.
I also heard a few conversations where people were saying how intimidating the 24/7 idea is personally. Those of us who have been at this for awhile can forget that. I’d encourage those of you who have prayed during the week, especially those who signed up for the first time, to tell your stories and help dial down the fear factor for people to scared to sign up. Also, we will be changing things up just slightly to make the learning curve less steep for those who are new to prayer or PAC.
Thankfully, we don’t have to wait long. The next 24/7 is coming up in March!
See you on the weekend at Compassion Sunday.