The first time I prayed…
“Please, God, please!” I was 5 years old riding shot gun as my mom drove. Everything seemed fine until we started down a very steep hill. An intersection was at the bottom. Our light was red. As my mom applied the brakes, nothing happened. She pumped. Again. Screamed. Again. Then told me to jump into the back seat, get on the floor, and pray.
I heard my mom shouting, Oh God, please let the light turn green!” I joined in the frantic “Please, God, please” prayer. We were picking up speed as we approached red light at the bottom of the hill. We were on course to collide into stopped cars and/or oncoming traffic.
Since I was behind the seat, I didn’t see it. But I heard my mom squeal because just in the nick of time, the light turned green, the cars ahead of us began moving and we were able to travel through the intersection without incident. Up the next hill we went until our car slowly rolled into a gas station. Our car came to a peaceful stop as my mom applied the emergency brake. It was the first time I saw God answer prayer. And it hasn’t left my mind or heart.
Why pray? Because God listens. And our lives are changed.
Momentum is June 1-3. It is more than a gathering of our industry. It is an opportunity for God to encourage, challenge and equip us for the Kingdom work ahead. The ripple of effect from this one gathering (in our lives, ministries, and communities) is staggering to consider. And reason to pray.
So, whether you can attend or not, will you please pray for God to move in a mighty way during this time together at Momentum? We need Him and His power at work in our lives and ministries. “Speak to us. Change us. Use us. Please, God, please!”
President / Founder of JOY FM & BOOST RADIO