Dear Praying Saints (that’s what they should be doing!)
Any input as to how the phone conference prayer times from those who participated would be great to hear. I’ll assume that someone is asking themselves what I am talking about. If you are that individual, Catherine or @Catherine, as she is known in Connect, has arranged for two different set hours where anyone in Connect can call in and pray together. She has the phone and access code listed above.
One of the prayer times is at 6 until 7 am CDT on Thursday mornings. If you live in a different time zone, you would calculate what time your zone coincides with CDT zone. You can come in late. It’s better to have you there for part of it rather than not at all. That includes if you have to leave early.
The same arrangements is offered on Saturday afternoons at 4 until 5 pm CDT. You can call and participate with either or both prayer groups.
One thing regarding it that I ran by Catherine and she said that I should bring it up to the group, if I felt so inclined, was the issue of recording the prayer times. As it is currently, Catherine is recording the prayer times. I’m not certain as to when it is used but her overall goal is to have it available so that ones who couldn’t participate could listen in. I suggested caution here. Let me explain.
Actually, I told her that I was not in favor of taping it. I thought that if someone wanted to participate, they should do so live. I also mentioned that some are not accustomed to praying out loud with a group and so if they thought it was being taped, they may back off. Some who are not self-conscious about praying out loud might not like having someone listening in on their prayer time. Also, Connect, I believe, no longer requires it members to be RZIM alumni, so others could come in and potentially use it for adverse reason or be offended hearing that they were mentioned as a prayer request. So I’m saying that there are security issues. I have other things about it that are more personal but I’m writing this to get feed back.
Catherine suggested that I bring it before the group but wanted it done so to the whole group and that is why it is to @Interested_in_Prayer so that it includes everyone. She only wants what everyone does.
Catherine loves this prayer group and so do I. @kelelek or Kelly and I have been clamoring for this for a few years. I hesitated writing to Catherine because I do not want to create any hiccup of any kind nor any sort of division. Catherine and I stand before Jesus with our arms wrapped around each other, just wanting what He does. We don’t know without hearing from His Body, so will you respond? Catherine & I love Jesus but I love it when there can be disagreement in His Body but it does not diminish our love for each other but the challenges only strengthen us. So I can safely say that neither of us will be hurt if you disagree with one of us! No matter what you say, if you love Jesus, you will still be in agreement in what really matters to Catherine and I.
So brothers and sisters, give us your thoughts on this idea of taping the prayer sessions OK? Thanks in advance.