In our congregations throughout the world we have a practice on the first Sunday of each month to fast and share our testimonies during our worship service. Our fasting consists of abstaining from food or drink for a period of two meals. This is done with a purpose. We start and end with a prayer. It could be a prayer for someone in our family or a friend who is sick or is going through a hard time; it could even be for ourselves because we all go through hard times or need extra help making an important decision; it could also be a prayer of gratitude.
The subject I would like to discuss in this post is the sharing of testimonies during our worship service. Although I enjoy sharing my testimony in Sunday services regularly, it’s when I hear others talk about what they believe that makes me want to be a better person and do better in order to live up to what I believe.
This past Sunday, in particular, I was touched when a few members stood up and spoke briefly about the importance of prayer in their lives. I do believe strongly that God hears our prayer, no matter how simple and insignificant they might seem for us. There were instances in my life where I prayed for God to help me find my keys or my driver’s license and He did answer my prayers. It is hard to imagine how many prayers God answers each day. Yet being so busy, He stops all He is doing to listen to our prayers and take some time from His busy schedule to care about our mortal worries.