I have always wondered if students and more importantly I believe in the power of prayer. It is a tough question to ask yourself as someone who thinks it is important to share faith with the students God has put in my life.
I don’t know if I have the answers yet but I decided this year as part of our youth ministry we are going to focus on prayer. Not, we are going to pray at events and times together for a few minutes. We are going to spend time, 2 times a month and take 25 minuates to pray as a group and see how God answers.
To help us do this we decided it would be good to have a wall of prayer. We as a group of students, parent helpers, adults and myself take time to be in prayer every other week to write down and take prayers off the wall and pray for them. On the other side of the wall we have added a sign for answered prayer. This will be the hard part. Students have been asked to move their card as God seems to answer their prayer.
Maybe God will say yes, maybe he will say no, maybe he will say not yet, maybe he will say it is time for your loved one to come home, and maybe he will just say rest in me. I don’t really know how this will turn out. I don’t know if this will work out, or how it will work out, but I know it is important to see this not as just a wall but a wall of Christ’s answered prayers for us.