What Does Undergirded by Prayer Mean?
by Janis Cox
Last week I attended a Christian Writers Conference, held in Guelph, Ontario. The conference is called Write! Canada and sponsored by The Word Guild. For the past nine years I have faithfully attended this conference. It is really the highlight of my year.
Where can I find faithful Christians in one place for 3 days,
who also write?
Write! Canada is a place where we can all set aside agendas, we can encourage one another, we can be filled with worship, we can pray together, and we can learn more about the craft of writing.
My heart is full but my head is also full. For the next few weeks I will be in prayer asking God what did I hear and what does He want me to do with that learning.
The most powerful part of our conference is the undergirding of the Prayer Team. We knew that those who stayed at home were in prayer for us every day. Thank you to those who held us up to the Lord.
I heard a paraphrase of Nehemiah 4:16 that said:
“Those protecting the workers are as important
as the workers themselves”.
Thank you Prayer Team for protecting us during the conference.
We also held early morning prayer times (and two afternoon prayer times, too), where we lifted up concerns of attendees. They were able to put their concerns on paper and place in a prayer bag. We also prayed for what we were hearing from God too. It was a powerful start to the day!
Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. She is also a contributor to a group blog called Family and Faith Matters. Janis is the author/illustrator of the Award Winning book, Tadeo Turtle. Word Alive has published Tadeo Turtle. See more information at Janis’s Website.
- Do You Suffer From Nighttime Awakeness? (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)
- How to Use Hymns to Pray (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)
- How Can I K.i.s.s. to Pray? (underthecoverofprayer.wordpress.com)
So right Jan, I agree with Laurie.
God bless you
So often we underestimate the value of prayer, but it truly does change things, as well as changing us. Thanks for the beautiful post & God bless!
You are awesome Jan. Keep doing what you do so well.