An Hour of Impacting Prayer and Worship
During this one-hour online prayer time, various brothers and sisters, pastors and ministry leaders, as well as special musicians join together in a unifying moment of corporate prayer and worship.
The schedule for this one-hour livestream prayer event is as follows:
- Song: “In Christ Alone,” led by Austin Stone Worship
- Welcome and introduction (Julius Kim)
- Prayers for the sick and suffering (Ligon Duncan, Jen Wilkin)
- Prayers for medical workers (Joni Eareckson Tada, Stephen Um)
- Prayers for provision/economy (Nancy Guthrie, John Onwuchekwa)
- Song: “He Will Hold Me Fast,” led by Shane and Shane
- Prayers for local, national, and global government officials (Kevin DeYoung, Jeany Jun)
- Prayers for church leaders and missionaries (Darryl Williamson, Quina Aragon)
- Prayers for families (John Piper, Melissa Kruger)
- Prayers for the lost (David Platt, Jeremy Treat)
- Next steps: #JesusChangedMyLife (Jeremy Treat)
- Closing thoughts (Julius Kim)
- Song: “Christ Our Hope in Life and Death,” led by Keith and Kristyn Getty
My soul feels humbled, my heart strengthened, my mind sharper, my faith deepened, my longings focused, my perspective clearer. I just spent an hour in prayer to God with Joni Eareckson Tada, John Piper, David Platt, Ligon Duncan, and many others. I sang with Keith and Kristyn Getty and Shane and Shane.
Via the video of a livestream gathering today hosted by The Gospel Coalition, I came away humbled and sharper, as I now better understand how to specifically think of and pray for others during this coronavirus pandemic. By the end, I found a greater energy and a softer heart than when the hour began. I felt more connected with God’s Church universal and nearer in my soul to God.
I must say that in the 528 hours (and counting) since we’ve gone to strict social distancing, though I’ve spent many hours video conferencing, reading, memorizing, learning, studying, posting, playing Nerts and Rummikub, walking Joy, watching videos, singing, etc., this is the longest and most focused I’ve gone just praying in one sitting.
During these weeks, my prayer time has drifted to praying before meals, before sleeping, after Bible study, with short intermittent prayers throughout the day, but it hasn’t yet been protracted and concerted in this way. It was enriching to do so. My soul is in a better place.
So, TD, I wanted to share the opportunity with you as well in hopes that you will join me in trying to do whatever it takes to draw nearer to God, to His Church, and to love our world better during these times.
I hope you’ll invest an hour of your time. I’m pretty sure you’ll be glad you did.