“God works when His people pray,” said Timothy “TK” Kurtaneck, director of church relations and youth leadership training at CE National in Winona Lake, Ind. “You have not because you ask not.”
At CE, a Wednesday morning prayer meeting has become a time to pray for revival in the community, a time to pray for outreach programs, a time to pray for those who do not know Christ to come to faith in Him, and to pray for those who have backslidden in faith to return back to Him.
TK notes that it is not just a time for people to drink coffee, submit prayer requests, and then chat before attending to that day’s agenda.
The Wednesday morning prayer meetings began approximately one year ago as a group of retired individuals would meet and pray for an hour. Now, six to 10 people attend each week. Of these, one of the most faithful is Bobbette Ridenour.
“It is a wonderful time of prayer and to stop and think about world issues,” said Ridenour, a regular Wednesday morning prayer meeting attendee. “It is a good time to share and get to know people and their needs.”
Ridenour worked at CE for 20 years as the organization’s first full time secretary beginning in 1956. While it has been nearly 40 years since she was an employee, she was eager to participate. “My heart has always been with CE National,” she said. “I look forward to it weekly.”
The Wednesday morning prayer meetings are held on CE Winona Lake, Ind., campus in the Russell Center, beginning at 8 a.m. All are welcome to attend. – by Grace Beight
Grace Beight is an intern serving as the editorial assistant for GraceConnect. A native of Amherst, Ohio, she is a senior at Grace College, where she is majoring in journalism and minoring in political science.
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