One Prayer

Posted on April 14, 2008

Over the past several days, we’ve all been dealt a serious dose of reality. And one thing that has helped me stay tethered to hope is prayer.

But not only is prayer something that has helped us through the last week, it’s also the topic of a revolutionary movement our church and many other churches will experience this summer through One Prayer.

Everyone is talking these days about video venues. That’s the buzz around the nation and the world. In reality, though, this “new school” of thought is really old school; as old as the early church.

As you read about the emerging church in the New Testament, so often one of the speakers, for example Simon Peter or the Apostle Paul, would speak and various other people would record what they were saying; they would “download” their messages. Then, they would circulate these sermons throughout the area and the world.

This summer, we’re taking a page from the New Testament and bringing it to 2008. Our churches have an opportunity to go back several thousand years and experience the teaching of some phenomenal leaders, including Craig Groeschel, Jentzen Franklin and Perry Noble. And I’m thrilled just to be a part of this unity in diversity.

This really will be a picture of the body of Christ coming together and learning from a kaleidoscopic range of speakers. And as we download the timeless truths found in these messages, I’m confident that so many people will discover another level of living!

5 Replies to "One Prayer"

  • Craig Groeschel
    April 14, 2008 (9:45 am)

    Ed, We have been praying for you, Lisa, Andy and the whole Fellowship family.
    We are very excited to partner with you and others during One Prayer. It is awesome to see the Church come together.
    Looking forward to the Creative Marriage Retreat!

  • Greg - The Bow-fisherman
    April 14, 2008 (12:27 pm)

    I’m really digging the One Prayer idea, going to be GREAT and exciting for our church. Ed – glad you got the “make us creative” because that’s exactly what our church is…but kind of wishing you had the “make us dangerous” part. With the “creative” staff in our church, the “dangerous” part would have been FUN to watch!!

  • Buddy Cremeans
    April 14, 2008 (5:02 pm)

    Can’t imagine or process what you guys have been thru. I think tragedies like this push us closer to being One. Debbie and I have been praying for you, Lisa, Andy and FC. Our staff and church have as well.
    Looking forward to having you and others as our guest on the BIG SCREEN. Huge props to ALL of you…leading the way in cooperation thru the church

  • Tim Chambers
    April 14, 2008 (11:26 pm)

    Ed, not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts and prayers. I really look forward to “ONE PRAYER”.

  • Carissa
    April 15, 2008 (9:06 pm)

    I am so excited about One Prayer! What an awesome way to kick off the summer… when other areas of life are slowing down, heading into a resting mode… I’m thrilled that our church is shifting to high gear and turning up the spiritual heat! Bring it on!

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