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Corporate Prayer: A Key to Your Church's Health and Ministry

One of the most often neglected church activities is a weekly prayer meeting; This is a tragic omission, one which actually impedes the health and mission of the local church. In comparison to preaching services and Bible studies, a weekly prayer meeting's attendance is significantly less in many churches.

In truly Reformed churches, emphasis is placed upon the preaching and teaching of God's Word. While this is proper, corporate prayer meetings should likewise be given a place of prominence in the church's overall ministry. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. It is imperative, therefore, for church leadership to encourage its congregation to attend weekly prayer meetings. The congregation must be taught the vital importance that corporate prayer has in the life of the Christian.