A few Sundays ago, one of the pastors at our church took me aside after morning worship services and said he wanted to ask me a favor. Upon seeing my immediate reluctance, he quickly shook his head and said, “You don’t have to go to any meetings!” We both laughed, and then he asked if I would be part of the church’s prayer team.
I’ve gotta say, I’ve never considered myself prayer team material. I’ve always thought of those folks as spiritual giants, people who spent hours on their knees in prayer every day. The prayer team members at previous churches were always meek, gentle people. I never even considered joining their ranks, and obviously they never considered me, either.
But here was Pastor Bob, asking me to be on the prayer team at our new church and explaining the job requirements: “I will add you to the prayer team email list and forward prayer needs that people have submitted through the church. When you receive an email, all you have to do is read it and then just say a quick prayer for the person.”
That’s what I already do — simple conversation with God, throughout the day, whenever thoughts and people come to mind. Bob said I didn’t need to be a spiritual giant, didn’t need to pray at a set time each day, didn’t have to change my personality. I just need to…pray.
I can do that!