Women’s Prayer and Men’s Study

Hey everyone! It’s been awhile so I thought I would update you a little bit. A few weeks ago the men of our church started meeting weekly for lunch and the women started meeting weekly for prayer. (Who’s the more spiritual of the two?!)

So, since I’m not allowed at the Men’s lunch group I will let Jason share about that I will share about the Women’s prayer group. We had already been meeting on Thursday evenings for craft night and since that time worked well for everyone we decided just to start earlier and have an hour of prayer together as ladies. I can’t even begin to tell you what a sweet time it’s been!

I have been praying since November about doing something together as ladies such as a Bible study or prayer group and I felt the Lord leading us to start with prayer, such a foundational building block! I was really kind of unsure about it before we started mostly because I was wondering if it was enough. We would just be praying, not addressing any issues of things that are going on in our lives. Would it be better to do something else so we can discuss these things? Boy was I wrong! God had this planned and He has us right where he wants us!

We just had our fifth weekly meeting last night, once again I’m blown away by the sweetness of it. I can’t put it into words but I wish all women could experience what our small group has been experiencing. It is a time of refreshing and crying out to God and repenting for all of us. Sometimes we are quiet, sometimes we are crying, and sometimes we are non-stop praying out loud. I feel like I have gained a closeness with these women much more than if we had a Bible Study together, not that we won’t do that in the future, but it’s good to be where God has us now.

Last night after we finished praying we were reflecting on the fact that we come to the prayer meeting with a list of things and people we want to pray for and instead God directs us to confess and be humble before Him. We feel like God is refining each of us right now so that we can be more effective for Him. Talk about humbling!

He is doing a work in our small little group and I’m so excited to see what God would do with 5 women who desperately want to seek Him! So stay tuned, and I will let you know!