Last week at Collision, we asked for everyone to write down what they were praying for and then to check off a box and let us know if we could use their anonymous prayer for a project the following week. Tons of people participated and allowed us the privileged of their prayers. As we sat in our leadership meeting Tuesday night we were all just taken back by the heaviness and depth of each prayer. We spent time praying over them and then the next day I began working on a video using the prayers. The video was simple in that it was just the text of the prayers scrolling up the screen, but the audio was not simple.
Gwyn went with me around town as I recorded sound bytes of people from the community reading the prayers of our community. I was blown away by what was shared and offered to me in doing this. I met people who were going through difficult times, experiencing loss, and finding themselves at the end of broken relationships. I had people read prayers and then thank me because they "needed to pray that." It was such a privilege to minister to our community- without even trying! I never thought that this would have the impact on each person that it did. More than anything, it made people stop and think about praying- no matter where in the journey they are or what sort of journey they are on.
I am praying for each person I had the privilege of connecting with today...
I am praying for Karen and remembering Amanda.
I am praying for the man waiting to be served divorce papers.
I am praying for the lady who has just come out of a bad relationship.
I am praying for the woman who just lost her dog.
I am praying for the 4 year old little boy who just lost his mom to cancer.
I am praying for the guy that has been so wounded by the church.
I am praying for the family that just left their church after 15 years.
I am praying for our community.