In the two churches I serve as a part-time solo pastor, we have a moment in the worship service every Sunday, to share prayers of praise and concern. People will publicly ask for prayer or share about how God is working in their lives. Every week there is something different when it comes to this informal time of sharing. Some weeks it seems there’s a ton of stuff going on in the lives of people and other weeks, I find myself saying, “come on I know there’s got to be someone needing prayer this morning!”
I have to confess that there are some weeks I want to weep. Especially when on one side of the aisle of the sanctuary, a parent shares on behalf of his family that they’re needing to find a new home due to foreclosure, and on the other side of the aisle of the sanctuary, a young person asks for prayer for his mom.
Of course I officiated his mother’s memorial service almost six months ago.