Congregational Development publishes 40-day devotional

2/20/2017

South Georgia’s Office of Congregational Development has published a new devotional focused on prayer and evangelism called, “Praying for Five: Forging Eternal Friendships Through Daily Prayer.”

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Perfect for use as a Lent devotion, “Praying for 5” is a 40-day daily devotional book written by South Georgia clergy and lay persons designed to inspire and equip 20,000 people to pray for 100,000 people in South Georgia.

“Prayer changes lives,” said Rev. Jay Hanson, Director of South Georgia’s Office of Congregational Development. “It is the behavior we want to foster. So let’s get people praying. Nothing will impact your life, your ministry, your congregation, or your district more significantly than people praying.”

Forty lay leaders and clergy from around the Conference shared their wisdom and insights in the booklet, which is a practical tool that provides a pathway to enable readers to pray for friends to come to know and follow Jesus.

The booklet is comprised of two sections. The first is a brief “how-to” section that provides practical advice: Find Five Friends, Pray for Your Friends, Have Meaningful Conversations with Your Friends, Tell Your Story to Your Friends, and Invite Your Friends to Come Hear the Story. The main section of the book contains 40 one-page daily devotions divided into eight subsections that focuses readers’ daily prayer times and helps them be intentional in praying for their five friends.

“Imagine the power of God that would be released across our conference if every one of our churches and church attenders were actively praying for five of their friends to come to know Christ this Lent!” said Rev. Hanson. “This is an awesome time for our connectional churches to walk in a spirit of unity as we flood Heaven with prayers for our friends who don’t yet know Christ as their personal Savior.”

The cost of each booklet is $1 and may be purchased from District Superintendents either individually or in bulk.