"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NIV).
A couple of months ago, the Contact Church started to hold prayer meetings on Wednesday evenings. Although I have not been able to attend each evening, I have benefited every time I have been able to make it.
Sometimes I need a quiet time with others. I need to be reminded of the goodness of God. I need to hear the praise and concerns of others in the family of God. It is a refreshing time to gain some new insights, some encouragement, and some strength. It's a time to talk to God on behalf of others, even when my words are inaudible. I'm certainly thankful that God is willing to listen and answer when we speak to him.