There's nothing like the power of prayer. First Baptist Church Rochelle held our first Prayer Empowerment Weekend recently. Beginning on a Friday night with supper and large and small group time, we spent the entire weekend learning more about how to have an effective prayer life.
Bob and Phyllis Foy spear-headed the event. They brought in a team of individuals to teach us and lead us throughout the weekend. Mr. Lowell Snow was the featured speaker and he did an outstanding job!
We were led in traditional hymns to open up each session.
|church pianist: Norma Jean Wilkerson|
|Pastor: Jim Wiley|
Scott and Argent always do a great job with video/audio.
On Saturday morning, we held prayer meetings in the homes of different church members. Scott and I were honored to host one of these at our home.
After the prayer meeting, our group headed back to town to "Prayer Walk" one of the neighborhoods.
Here we are organizing ourselves
Even the children participated with their parents
I love this view we had when we first started down the street! How encouraging!
We prayed for the school bus drivers in our county...
...and the students in our schools...
...for those living in the neighborhood where we walked...
and were thankful for the reminders to pray for our country.
We even walked by my childhood home. Here I stopped and prayed specifically for my sweet mama.
We prayed for the college students at this technical school as well.
After the walk, we headed back to the church for lunch.
You know us Baptists love to eat!
Then the women and men split up and had our own group time.
|our pastor's wife: Sandra Wiley|
Our speaker for the ladies group did a great job as well!
(a view from the balcony of one of the sessions)
This young lady shared her powerful testimony Saturday night.
She was also one of the leaders for our home prayer meting.
It was a very special weekend....one I will not soon forget. I'm very thankful that we took this opportunity to focus on the importance of prayer. Our churches need to be in constant prayer for our families, our communities, and for our country. With the upcoming elections, the timing could not have been more appropriate. I'm so thankful that we, as Christians, can go to our Heavenly Father at any moment and speak directly to Him. Jesus is there at His side, constantly interceding for us.
There is Power in PRAYER!