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Prayer Party

We had what we’re now calling a “Prayer Party” last night for Jennie with our youth group at church.  Here’s how the name came about:

On the way to the Lake yesterday, Kelsey was telling me about her experience at camp this year. She told me that she had mentioned some other counselors that she had been at a prayer party just before leaving for camp. The prayer party was a special gathering we had to pray for Annie as she was getting ready for her 2nd surgery.

After a little bit of ribbing and laughing, one of the other counselors asked what that meant. Kelsey told them how we get together and pray for youth who are having surgery. It usually involves goodies of some sort, gifting a blanket to the youth who is having surgery, then laying hands on and praying for them and their family.

After hearing the description, the other counselors expressed how they wished their youth group did the same thing.

It’s funny how “traditions” get started, but the Prayer Party is a fun one for us now. It’s great to see God working through them. And I imagine He might even feel like it’s a party when His kids come together to lift one another up in prayer.


3 responses

  1. Tim

    Prayer Party. I love it. A great idea and way to get folks involved and participating. Another memory to pack away. Pass it along with gusto.

    August 17, 2009 at 8:37 am

  2. Debbie

    The parents were saying too bad we have to do this just when someone is sick or in need of surgery. So… wouldn’t it be cool to have a Praise Prayer Party sometime too.

    August 17, 2009 at 10:17 am

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