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Is it worth praying in prayer meetings?

Is it worth praying in prayer meetings?
Jeremy Walker
Jeremy Walker Jeremy is the pastor of Maidenbower Baptist Church in Crawley.
06 October, 2022 3 min read

QUESTION Is it worth praying in prayer meetings? Most people that pray go on for so long and use words that I never could.

ANSWER: I hope that everyone who prays publicly, who ‘leads in prayer’ in the public gatherings of God’s people, or among friends or in family worship, feels some holy pressure. We must begin with a sense of what we are trying to do.

When we pray in public, we speak to God and for men. We approach the God of heaven and earth, relying on the name and resting in the merits of his beloved Son and our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Then, in public prayer, we are typically speaking in the second person, using ‘we’ and ‘us’ language, bringing praises, confessions, thanksgivings, and requests on behalf of those for whom we are speaking.

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