At the conclusion of our Celebration this weekend a new believer came to talk with me. He wanted to share how he had listed out 3 specific prayers on paper the previous week and how God answered each one specifically within the following 24 hours! His delight was radiant and contagious, his thankfulness was overflowing to God. I asked if he was in one of our cells yet, as he has only been in our Celebrations for less than 2 months. He responded enthusiastically and affirmatively sharing that the exercise of writing down prayers had come during the cell meeting just last week.
Jesus is listening to the prayers offered in Cells! Praise His name! Of course we do not have to write out every prayer, but this new believer is being discipled in the cell and learning how to know for certain that God hears his requests by journaling.
Most of the answers to prayer that come to my attention are from within the cell groups. This indicates that a premium is being placed on time spent in prayer with one another. Our cell broke into 2s and 3s last week for prayer at the end of the cell meeting. I found two great benefits: the prayer of agreement was easily attained as it was so easy to communicate the need with just a couple of others and secondly, a phrase I have used many times, â€œprayer produces intimacyâ€. This means to me that close fellowship occurs among those praying together that likely would not be obtained in any other way. Friendship in Christ is formed when praying for one another. I like the results!