Why would a church pray 12 hours a day?

Do you believe there’s a church that has taken on the challenge to pray for 12 hours each day, 7 days a week?

According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette newspaper (Sunday March 13th) the Bella Vista Baptist Church has a ministry called “The Lighthouse of Prayer” – a prayer room staffed 12 hours per day, 7 days a week (6:00 AM till 6:00 PM).

This means that coordinators Kara Gosnell and Barbara Erskine must fill 84 slots per week in the prayer room, as volunteers pray for the requests that pour in from emails and the church office itself.

Remarkably, this ministry has been going on for the past 21 years.

And the work doesn’t end when the prayers are over. “PrayerGrams” (encouraging cards with Scripture quotes) are sent to each one prayed for, when possible.

One young mom, whose infant son was prayed for while having his third heart surgery, commented about the prayer team, “It was very comforting to me… and God has answered many prayers for him.”

Wonder what would happen if most churches would do the same?

Do you know of any other remarkable prayer ministries? Give us their ideas in your comments…

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