Corporate Prayer Please Come!


Corporate Seeking please return to Church,

The art of praying through we must re-learn.

For our risen Hero died so we would pray.

This is what His heart doeth for yearn.


Though written Word be source for sound doctrine,

In matters of discernment, structure and voice;

Prayer is the only place for wisdom's demonstration,

The only line for Leadership's revealed choice.


It's where persistence waits together for the real,

Not what religious men have factory-made,

With results only attributable to the King,

Where yielded souls have patiently stayed.


With no pretense in His manifest presence,

Where fellowship trumps socializing's fair facade,

Tames the power of popular personality,

And bows hearts before the living God.


Gives genuine passion and real power,

To the proclaiming and teaching of the Word.

Opens hearts and minds of distrusting unbelievers,

Where the Truth Himself is truly heard.


Seeking Prayer produces anointed preaching,

With eternal effects impossible to be undone,

And does more than merely touch a life,

And unfeignedly brings glory to the Son.


The Corporate crashes the Culture of Celebrity,

Extinguishes individualism gone insane,

Dethrones the ministry of Hollywood,

In homes bound by ball and chain.


People of prayer produce people of prayer

For we're prayer leaders, not preachers first.

And of the heart this abundance is contagious,

To haunt while inspiring a life-saving thirst.


Steals away the pride of comparison,

And gives life to our Christian worldview,

Keeps us from worshipping self in Jesus' Name,

And causes hearts to patiently pray through.


More real than rampant religious activism,

A true indication of a congregation's growth,

Where saints gather around the Throneroom,

To honor Him in their Sacred Oath.


For corporate prayer is all about One,

This Hero Who died so we would pray.

Let us not put Him off any further.

The time has come for us to obey.

...know them that labour among you... 1 Thessalonians 5:12 * ...pray for one another... James 5:6 * ...the eye cannot say to the hand I have no need of thee... 1 Corinthians 12:21 * ...there is one Body and one Spirit... Ephesians 4:4 * ...the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth... Ephesians 4:16 * ...I pray that they may be one with us so that the world will believe...John 17:21 * pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity...Psalm 133:1 "The purpose of life is companionship." *** "Worship is that form of companionship where we love on Him in response to His great love for us." *** "The most powerful drive in the human heart is the desire for companionship." *** "We inherited this drive from the One we were patterned after." *** "The difference between manipulation and leadership is motive." *** "Motive is purified and guided in the presence of God: Prayer." *** "Pride is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency, an attitude of self-entitlement and a motive for self-glorification." *** "Pride starts subtly and then turns into the aggressive enemy of real companionship" *** "The Cross and the presence of God brings fellowship (heart to heart), but the world offers only socializing (facade to facade)." *** "Every relationship has a foundation. The pride of public ministry has been a foundation for too many. At some point it consumes" *** "There is a difference between worshipping the idea that we worship God and actually worshipping God." *** "Why do we want to see prayer back in the schools, when it is no longer in our homes or churches?" *** "Corporate prayer around the Throne must return the center of church life if there is to be any hope for the masses." *** "Corporate prayer produces effective preaching, not preaching produces corporate prayer." *** "If we are so in the know, why do we no longer gather together to seek God, navigate through our haughty hearts to get a glimpse of God's heart and then pray in the lost?" *** "Christianity is not an enterprise, venture for self-discovery or political or civic organization. It is a Blood-bought fellowship of prayer focused on One." *** "Prayer-based friendships are the only ones that last." *** "Prayer-bathed friendships are not incidental to ministry, they are foundational." *** "Prayer is not a ministry of the Holy Spirit. It is the ministry" *** "It's one thing to tell somebody what we believe about Jesus, it's quite another to be able to introduce someone to our Best Friend." *** "We are more like Martha than Mary; More like Christian activists, than people of prayer." *** "We need unity in humility found at the foot of the Cross, not prideful uniformity that says: 'Look at us doing God's work'" "There has got to be a practical, excecutable strategy in place for us to dethrone the ministry of Hollywood in our homes and bring families and communities together via corporate prayer inspired by the Spirit. Technology is not the enemy; Our disobedient laziness is the enemy." ***