This is it.
Are you ready for your #escapeandpray adventure?
Packing list written? Had some great team time? And...prepared to pray well?
On such a brief and unusual mission it could be easy to forget to pray, but it is the core reason you are going. Let’s look to the best example of how to pray, Jesus.
The most obvious place to start is the Lord’s Prayer.
It is how Jesus teaches us to pray, and it will never stop being relevant.
As you pray “Your Kingdom come,” think about what this means for your #escapeandpray destination.
What would it look like for the city you’re in and the people you’re meeting?
Healing, divine connections, hearts awakened to the Holy Spirit?
As you pray “Give us today our daily bread,” remember that God is your provider. Jesus prayed with expectation, and He did not waste words.
He knew what God could do.
Pray with expectation and confidence that He will provide for you too, regardless of what form that provision takes.
As you pray “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,” recognise what the stumbling blocks for your team could be.
Do you need to be praying against distraction?
Maybe seeing a nearby tourist attraction becomes a temptation, personal needs become a priority, or a disagreement arises in the group.
But God is with you on this journey, and He can protect you.
Praying well doesn’t mean using the most wordy phrases, or being the most charismatic pray-er of your group. Praying well means staying focused, keeping it simple, and being expectant, just as Jesus taught us.