Interact With God... Today @ 4pm!
Metro's "Mosaic" team, under the umbrella of the JAC ministry (Justice, Advocacy & Compassion), is devoted to racial reconciliation. Mosaic’s first Interactive Prayer event was held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 as an open invitation to our congregation for an afternoon of activities centering on prayer. The Bible tells us in 2 Chronicles 7:14 that if we humble ourselves, pray, seek God’s face and repent, that God will heal our land. Prayer is God’s gift to us and a means to receive his supernatural help in achieving His plan for us in our world.
The next Interactive Prayer Service will take place TODAY, June 9 from 4-6pm at the Metro office!
Not sure what an Interactive Prayer Service is? Basically, we take over the Metro office and devote it to prayer. Last year, there were three rooms of presentations which were scheduled on a rotating basis.
The first was the Praise & Worship Room, which had a beautiful communal nature, where people were led in song by members of the worship team and also were taught dance interpretation and expression by members of the dance ministry. People could also listen to a diverse playlist, gaining an appreciation of various genres. The focus of song and dance was lament, and it is through this that God meets us, allowing us to grieve then helping us to deal with hurt, injustice, alienation, and suffering.
The second room was the Silence & Solitude Room, where people could sit quietly, contemplate, and lament the atrocities and injustices of the world. This room had quiet reflective music playing in the background, soft lighting, and several candles that permeated the atmosphere with peace and the spirit of God. There was no talking or engagement. The walls were filled with various pictures with quotes around the entire room, that help minds and hearts take stock of the devastation besieging the world, such as war, famine, brutality, murder, oppression. We want our hearts to break for the things that break God’s heart.
The third room was the Corporate Prayer Room where people could participate as a body in call and response prayers pulled together from resources by the team. This activity as well addressed the need we have to plead with God for deliverance of worldly injustice and asking God to come and bring relief, healing encouragement and comfort to his people. It was in this room that the many acts of suffering were put into words and people bonded together in crying out to God.
Our first Interactive Prayer event was so powerful that we had to do it again! In our western world, people don’t like to succumb to grieving and lamenting. Often Christians feel that if we trust in God that everything will be okay. But our Bible is filled with scriptures that have accounts of sadness and crying. Ecclesiastes sums it up well reminding us that there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven…a time to weep, and a time to mourn. But also a time to seek God and plead for change.
We hope to see you at 4pm today!
Submitted by Deborah Simmons