Member Mission Dimension for Intercessions, A

(postcard, circa 1915–1924)

(postcard, circa 1915–1924)

Put a member mission dimension into your intercessory prayers. When you pray, include a prayer that you may find a way to be part of God’s answer to your prayer. If a way to act comes to mind as you pray, make the power and will to take that action part of your prayer. For example: “Lord, I ask your healing for Bob. Grant, too, that my visits with him may strengthen his trust that your healing hand is on him.” Or “Lord, protect those who lack enough money to heat their homes the rest of this winter. Grant, too, that each of us may look for ways to see that they have the money they need.”

– from Mark Stamm, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University