About 12 people from around the U.S. who are committed to praying for the fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC) meet monthly via conference call.
“The prayer is sweet and the answers have been encouraging,” says Sharon MacMillan, who leads the sessions from her home in California. Others participate from Indiana, Ohio, and other states.
“We are looking for ways to multiply this effort so that more people can form groups to pray for our fellowship and our national organizations,” she adds.
She suggests gathering several people together to pray through the FGBC Handbook for the people, churches, and organizations of the fellowship. If not able to meet personally, she recommends using a conference calls service such as Go-To-Meeting or a video chat platform such as Skype or Google Hangouts, which allow for multiple users.
“I have taken the Handbook to our conference calls and have had interceders pray for the Fellowship Council, their vision, and the initiatives they want to present,” she recalls. “Now I am praying through the districts for the staff members of each local church that makes up our fellowship. I find this invigorating and draws me closer to my brothers and sisters.”
(An online version of the printed Handbook is available at fgbc.org.)
She envisions a global prayer network and invites people to be a part. “That is the dream,” she says, “to make prayer the first thing we do before we plan and act.”
If you are interested in leading a group that prays regularly for the global ministries of the fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, or would like to participate in one, go to fgbc.org/page/prayer for more information.
Women who would like to participate in the Women of Grace USA Prayer force should contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sally miller at email@example.com.