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If you're just starting to use the Prayer Guide techniques from the book, there's an audio download on the left side of the prayer conference page of the web site that I believe will be very helpful. It's a recording of me leading a prayer time during a worship service in which I use Scriptural meditation, Biblical visualization, and prayer by suggestion.
Thank you so much for your wonderful response to the May newsletter. Your communications and book orders were a tremendous encouragement. We filled orders to New York, California, Canada, Brazil, and many places in-between.
Here’s a quote from one reader who used the order form in the back of the book to order more books for his friends, “This is a wonderful book—to be enjoyed forever. It makes me feel at ease about praying and makes my prayers more meaningful.”
The book will be advertised on Google soon. Hopefully that will direct more folks to the web site. We'll see. Eventually, it will also be available from Google in a new e-book section that they're developing.
For now, I'm also keeping the book listed at ebay. This provides a fairly economical way to sell the book to folks who want to use a credit card and get the book as quick as possible.
In June I built and launched a new web site at www.lowellsnow.com. It’s proved very helpful to those planning a prayer conference or considering the book. Several chapters of the book can be downloaded and there's some audio.
We've had several 'firsts' in the last few weeks,
- first book sold from a mailout of the book brochure
- first book sold to someone who found it on the internet.
- first book sold on ebay and purchased with a credit card
- first book signing in a church
- first sales of the unbound version of the book
- first two day prayer conferences
- and this first e-mail newsletter
In July, with the book out and the web site up, I was anxious to carry the Prayer Guide message to churches and began developing a Sunday through Monday prayer conference format.
I led two of these in August and both pastors were very pleased at how many folks came back to the sessions. I believe the folks come back because they experience a genuine encounter with the Lord during the Sunday morning service.
The second of these was the church where my brother Ruffin, whom many of you know, is pastor. The man that does their web site came up with the title, Journey into the Presence of God. I came up with a bulletin cover that looks pretty good so for now I'm using that as the name for the prayer conferences.
This church also made video of the services and sessions which I plan to use on the web site and later as a video prayer conference.
Please encourage your pastor to look at the prayer conference page on my web site and if possible, order a book for him.
God bless you all,
Two-day Prayer Conference format works very well in two churches
These churches hosted the Sun/Mon conferences:
First Baptist of Farmington, AR—pastor Barry Smith
Tri-City Baptist in Conover, NC.—pastor Ruffin Snow
The benefit of starting the conference on Sunday is to introduce the Prayer Guide techniques to the heart of worship during the Sunday morning service so folks realize this really is something new that brings them closer to God.
The schedule was a little different at each church, but basically it went like this:
- a.m. service: led prayer time and preached “Talking with God”.
- 5:00 p.m. taught “Basics of Leading Prayer”
p.m. service led prayer time and preached “The Forgotten Altar”
- 6:00 a.m. taught “Great Commission of Prayer”
- Noon: repeat of the 6:00 a.m. session
- 2:00 p.m. talked to staff about “Building the House of Prayer”
- 6:30 p.m. taught “The Prayer Guide Techniques”
- 7:30 p.m. taught “Small group prayer”.
The enthusiastic response of everyone who's attended one of these conferences has verified for me that the Lord wants us in as many churches as possible over the next several months. If your church is serious about being a House of Prayer, please give prayerful consideration to allowing me the privilege of leading a prayer conference for your congregation. Here's a testimonial from a Worship Leader after a conference.
I must say that I was extremely surprised at the extent to which we have lost sight of prayer in worship. We know that prayer is a vital part of worship, but somehow in the business of "church" it has become secondary to most of our Sunday activities. Our services had become about worship with music and the Word. That is not at all wrong, but it is missing that conversation with the One whom we are here to spend time with and hear from. We have spent much time together singing and preaching and tagging on a prayer time. Wrong! Being silent to hear from God is of vital importance to true worship. We know that, but needed a reminder.
Thank you for letting God use you,
Tri-City Baptist Church
Here's a testimonial from a pastor where I had preached 'The Forgotten Altar'.
About five years ago I was in a meeting where John Franklin of the Southern Baptist Convention commented on his world travels, observing where revivals and spiritual awakenings were happening. He observed many variables in the places where God was moving but one thing was common to all: " Corporate Prayer." He inquired about our hunger for a revival and spiritual awakening and then asked this question, "Is your church a model of corporate prayer?"
God touched my heart that day to intentionally lead whatever church I pastor to conduct corporate prayer meetings. The sermon you preached, "The Forgotten Altar", confirmed to me the need for the church to intentionally have corporate prayer. The message was informative, inspiring, and involved the congregation in prayer that day.
I would recommend that anyone who's serious about corporate prayer have you speak on "The Forgotten Altar".
Bob Inmon, Pastor, Three Creeks Baptist Church