Prayer is an important part of the ministry at Huffman Baptist Church. The first Sunday I preached as pastor we settled on the Old Testament passage of 2 Chronicles 20:12 where it is written, “We don’t know what to do… but our eyes are on You.” That is our theme… to pray, looking to God for guidance.
I have been greatly encouraged by the response God’s people have shown to participating in prayer for God’s glory and His Kingdom enterprises. Consider how pervasive prayer is at HBC…
Prayer Ministry. There are 40+ who volunteered to pray in the prayer room every time the church meets. That means that during Sunday School, Sunday Morning Worship, Discipleship Training, Sunday Evening Worship, Wednesday Supper, and Wednesday Prayer Meeting… a member of HBC is praying Kingdom Prayers in the prayer room… lifting up Kingdom Requests before God. (NOTE: Click here for the prayer guide they follow).
Prayer In Sunday School. Every Sunday School Department is praying either for one of HBC’s staff members or another Kingdom Request every time the department meets and each time the classes in that department end their class. That means 16 different departments (And multiple classes in those departments) are praying every Sunday.
The Deacons of Huffman Baptist Church are being asked to make it a matter of special prayer regarding the future of Huffman Baptist Church… asking God for Revival and Awakening to be sent if He so wills.
Each of the Ministerial Staff have a group of people they have enlisted to pray for them on a regular basis. That means Pat, Larry, Dennis, Pam, Jennifer, and myself all have people praying for us on a weekly basis for God to use us for His glory… to build up the Body of Christs called Huffman Baptist Church.
My prayer group is made up of retired ministers who attend HBC. Presently there are seven men who together have 359 years of ministerial experience! Three-Hundred-Fifty-Nine years! I have asked these men to pray for me each week. I’ve asked them to petition God to give me wisdom and discernment to lead God’s people. I’ve also asked them to pray for my family… Pam, Amy, Trey, and Britton.
I don’t know what God will do… but I know this, we will continue to seek Him in prayer and if He so wills, great things will happen for His glory.