A House of Prayer

It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer.” – Matthew 21:13

I am so grateful to work at a ministry where prayer is integrated into our everyday work lives. Who would imagine allowing their employees to pray during work hours? Yet hasn’t it been said that prayer is the greater work?

"Thy face, O Lord, I shall seek."

Last Thursday we gathered together to lift up not just the situations and opportunities facing the ministry here, but also our nation and the body of Christ as a whole. Whether it is joining others across the country in a National Day of Prayer, gathering as a staff to share praises and prayer requests every day at noon, joining impromptu late-night prayer meetings called together for an urgent need, or a solitary walk to watch an early sunrise and pause to thank the One who sent it, it is such a joy to see God’s hand at work in every area of life.

And he walks with me and he talks with me,
And he tells me I am his own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

“Prayer does not fit us for the greater works; prayer is the greater work.” – Oswald Chambers

Praying for the Lord to hold off the rain for the big move

Praying before the meal at a staff farewell gathering

Praying before snack time in the church nursery


We pray to a risen Savior!


  1. Donald S. May 11, 2015 at 12:05 pm #

    That’s right Daniel. Communication with the Lord naturally grows to become more than an hour in a schedule or a meeting at church: it becomes a part of every hour or meeting! Scheduling a day or time to pray is a way to get off on the right foot “praying without ceasing” and taking a new approach to life. Like taking time to meditate on Scripture, it gives creativity in work and other relationships. God bless us with His perspective!

  2. Sarah May 22, 2015 at 9:18 pm #

    Amen! I too am so grateful to be serving my family here at our farm where prayer is a major part of our lives. Realzing that we can’t keep animals alive or make plants grow, we find that prayer is a great assest in learning to trust our Creator. The Lord is the one who makes the rain fall and the sun shine, all we need to do is rest in His perfect Soveriegn plan. Thank you Daniel for the great reminder!

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