The Apostle Paul instructs Timothy in 1 Timothy 2:1a by writing, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people.” (NIV – Italics mine). Notice Paul’s choice of words as he begins, “urge” and “first of all.”
Webster defines the word urge this way: “To try to persuade in a serious way to do something.” Paul is not simply, passively suggesting, but rather persuading Timothy in a serious way to make prayer a “first of all” priority in the church.
That is the call of Converge MidAmerica’s Prayer First ministry. It is our goal to urge our churches, first of all, to pray. We pray that God would increase a movement of prayer in our churches that would usher in an unprecedented work of spiritual renewal and revival.
There are three ways specifically that you can take advantage of the ministry of Prayer First:
In Encounter: A 21- Day Fresh Encounter with the Holy Spirit, Gary Rohrmayer desires to help us work out in our minds and hearts what it means to have “fellowship with the Holy Spirit.”